TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE
panKAT OVERVIEW
What is the panKAT Pro?
MIDI Controller
panKAT pitch configurations
Controllers 1 and 2
Reassignments
Virtual Pitch Wheels
Latch
Foot Controllers
Factory, User, Chain Setups
Individual Pad Training
Dynamic Articulations
Acoustic Emulations
Special Mono Modes
Auto Gate
CHAPTER TWO
PLAY MODES SCREENS OVERVIEW
PLAY MODE SCREENS OVERVIEW
Condition of the panKAT
Rings on the panKAT
What is the Display Saying?
Kit Numbers
Changing Kit Banks
Layer Mode
Hang Mode
Double Mode
Melody Chord Mode
Alternate Mode
Velocity Switch Mode
Pressure Modes
Normal Mode
Dampen Mode
Dead Stroke
Controller One and Two Functions
Keyboard Modes
Poly Mode
Mono Mode
RTC and RTC+Velocity
Instrument Names
Kit Names
Bank Change
Program Change
Volume Change
CHAPTER THREE
EDITING THE PANKAT
How to Edit Function works
Examples of Editing
EDITING the PanKAT
Function Listing Types on Outer Ring
Function Listing Types on Middle Ring
Function Listing Types on Inner Ring
CHAPTER FOUR
FUNCTION DETAILS
OUTER RING PAD FUNCTIONS
PAD 1 KEYBOARD MODE
Polyphonic Mode
Monophonic Mode
Mono Note Overlap
Polyphony Count
Real Time Control Mode
RTC + Velocity
Slew Data Strip Rate
Pitch Wheel Mode
Virtual Control Wheel
PAD 2 PRESSURE MODE
Normal Pressure Mode
Dampen Stroke
Dead Stroke
Multiple Smoothing Dampen Mode
PAD 3 MIDI CHANNEL
PAD 4 NOTE ARRANGE
Pitch Configurations
Octaves
Transpose Mode
PAD 5 VELOCITY MODE
Minimum Velocity Setting
Maximum Velocity Setting
Velocity Curve
PAD 6 PROGRAM CONTROL
Program Change Setting
Bank MSB LSB
PAD 7 GATE CONTROL
Gate Time
Auto Velocity to Gate
Infinite Mode
Foot Control Gate
Roll Mode
Foot Controlled Gate
Auto Gate Mode
Latch Mode
Group Latch
PAD 8 VOLUME
Volume Settings
PAD 9 ALL NOTES OFF
All Notes Off
Individual Notes Off
PAD 10 KIT BANK
Factory Kits
User Kits
Chains
PAD 11 KIT NAME
Kit Names
Global Settings of Kit Names
PAD 12 LAYER MODE
Hang Mode
Double Mode
Melody Chord Mode
Alternate Mode
Velocity Shift Mode\
PAD FUNCTIONS LISTINGS MIDDLE RING
PAD 13 FOOT CONTROL
Foot Controller One Assignment
Foot Controller One Minimum Effect
Foot Controller One Channel
Foot Controller One Maximum Effect
Foot Controller One Curve
Foot Controller One Assignment
Foot Controller Two Minimum Effect
Foot Controller Two Channel
Foot Controller Two Maximum Effect
Foot Controller Two Curve
PAD 14 FOOT SUSTAIN
Sustain Functions
PAD 15 WARP MODE
Warp Mode
PAD 16 EFFECTS
PAD 17 REASSIGNMENT MODE
Reassignment Mode
Reassignment Polyphony Settings
Reassignment Number
Reassignment Octave Offset
Reassignment Forced Gate
Reassignment Transpose Amount
Reassignment Extra Program and Volume Sends
Reassignment Polyphony Interface
PAD 18 CONTROL PRESET
Kit Controller Preset CC#
Kit Controller Channel
Kit Controller Preset CC# Value
PAD 19 CONTROLLER INTERFACE
Edit Controller Interface Mode
PAD 20 GROOVE CONTROL
Groove with Tap Tempo Control
Groove Note Number and Channel
Groove Pattern
Groove Enable
Groove Routing
Groove Tempo
Groove Volume
PAD 21 CHAINS
Chain Selection
Chain Enable/ Disable
PAD 22 PAD TRAINING
Global Training
Group Training
Individual Pad Training
PAD 23 DATA DUMP
Select Data Dump Type
PAD 24 GLOBAL AUXILLARY (see Chapter 5 Global Aux Functions)
PAD 25 CANCEL
PAD 26 DEFAULT
PAD 27 & 28 INCREMENT/ DECREMENT
PAD 29 COPY
PAD 30 SETUP
FORWARD/ BACKWARD PADS
Forward Backward Functions
Tap Tempo
Groove Enabled
VIRTUAL PTICH WHEELS
Pressure Mode
Script Mode
Motion
Time
CHAPTER FIVE
GLOBAL AUXILLARY FUNCTIONS
PAD 24 Global Aux Functions
Listing of Global Functions
Adjust Thresholds Backwards Forwards
Bank Select
Beeper
Chain Mode
Chord Mode Window
Dampen Control Screens
Dampen Count
Dampen Mode Scan Count
Dampen Ratio
Dampen Threshold
Data Dump Receive
Debounce Count
Dead Stroke Count
Fine Tune Routing
Foot Control One Performs
FTC Choices
Group Sensor Pad Training
Individual Pad Training
Incoming Channel Route To
Incoming Program Change Receive
Incoming System Message Route To
Universal ID
MIDI IN Program Change Sound Map
MIDI IN to MIDI OUT Merge
Normal Mode Scan Count
Permanent Memory IS
Program String Names
Reassignment Mode
Reassignment Number
Reassignment Channel and Velocity
Reassignment Defaults
Reassignment Quick Copy
Real Time Controller Mode and RTC + Velocity Mode
Assigning Controller Numbers
RTC Key Numbers
RTC Channel
RTC Controller #
RTC Previous/ Next Control Value
RTC Reset Value
Screen Angle
Pad Thresholds and Pad Training
Pad Threshold Adjustment
Adjust Threshold Margin Backward Function Pad
Adjust Threshold Margin Forward Function Pad
Global Threshold Adjust
Automatic Pad Threshold
Reinitializing Your Pad Sensitivity Thresholds
To Train Foot Controllers
Tune Instrument
Virtual Control Wheel A< B< C Controller Number
Assigning the Virtual Control Wheel
Virtual Control Wheel A, B, C Controller Number
CHAPTER 7 GOOD THINGS TO KNOW
Reinitializing the panKAT
Chapter One
panKAT Pro Overview
The panKAT Pro is a powerful MIDI controller that is designed to capture your playing
gestures and performance in a footprint similar to a standard steel pan. It transforms
your performance into musical notes (MIDI data), capturing the details of dynamics,
pressure, speed, dampening, etc., creating an incredible musical representation of your
playing. It is this attention to nuance and detail that makes this instrument so enjoyable
to play on. It is by far the most powerful percussion controller ever created.
The panKAT has many tuning configurations. The C Pan in 5ths is the standard layout.
Of course the C Pan can start on any key or octave. It is now easy to play in any key
with a touch of a pad.
Besides the standard tuning in 5ths layout, the panKAT offers new configurations never
explored such as pan in 4ths, diminished scales, blues scales, pentatonic scales, minor,
chromatic and chord layouts. There are layouts for drums and percussion, and you can
even make your own pitch configurations!
The panKAT is really several instruments in one. It is broken down into two basic
keyboards, called Controller One and Controller Two. Each of these Controllers are
independent from each other. They can have their own sounds, dynamic response, gate
settings, octave range and more. These sounds can be activated by stepping on a
footswitch or they can be layered so that both play at the same time.
The panKAT also has a third layer called a Reassignment Layer. Every note on this
layer can be programmed by the User to play any note on any octave and on any of the
16 MIDI channels simultaneously. MIDI notes do not have to be contiguous. This means
that you can set up special arrangements of non pitched sounds on any pad, or you can
set up your own scales etc. This Reassignment Layer can be used in combination with
the other Controllers or it can replace them. There are 14 programmable
Reassignments stored in memory that can be assigned into any of the 128 User Kits.
The panKAT has a Virtual Pitch Wheel and Modulation Wheel. These are specially
programmed keys that perform a control task such as pitch bend over a specified time
and range. This makes it easy to continue playing while simply taping one pad.
There are special LATCH functions that can toggle notes on and off to loop at will. Pads
can be assigned to send out program changes instead of notes. Combining these
features in a User Setup is a powerful way to control things like MIDI Light Control or
Loop Sequencers such as Ableton’s LIVE or Spectrasonics STYLUS RMX.
The panKAT has 2 Foot Controller Inputs and three momentary inputs. All of these
inputs are user programmable, offering tremendous power to the performer. In any
particular performance, one can add subtle vibrato, pitch bend, sustain and gate time
variances, blending of sounds, filter control, etc. just by using these input controls while
playing on the pads. It is possible to suddenly shift octaves, change sounds, sustain
chords, etc. while the “main” sound is active on the keyboard.
The 2 Foot Controllers can also be programmed to act as a Bass Drum and Hi-Hat input
jack. Imagine playing the panKAT like a drum set!
You will notice that there are no buttons on the panKAT for editing. We have created an
interface that allows for total programming without having to put down your mallets.
Notice the words underneath the pads. When stepping on the edit footswitch, these
pads turn into editing functions. This allows for instantaneous adjustments in playing
such as octave range, gate time, velocity range, program change, volume change, etc.
This makes for an incredibly easy interface. Once you get the hang of this approach,
you will be able to quickly change parameters to your hearts content, even while you
are playing live.
The panKAT has 128 Factory Setups, 128 User Setups and 16 Chain Setups. Each
Setup is a complete assignment of the sounds and functions. You can name your own
User Kits, store bank and program change information, create your own MIDI mixer with
stored volume change commands. Every User Kit has its own velocity response
settings, gate time settings, octave range etc. Chains allow for non contiguous
arrangements of your Setups. This is an extremely useful feature for setting up quick
sound changes in a performance situation. These changes can be accessed by
stepping on a footswitch or by hitting the backward/forward function pads.
The Factory Setups are pre-programmed for General MIDI. That means that if you have
a sound source that responds to General MIDI (it should have a GM MIDI logo
displayed on it), the panKAT is ready to go without any programming involved. The
instrument name that you see on the display is the sound that you will hear on your
synthesizer . The Factory Setups are a great way to check out some of the cool features
built into the panKAT. We've included many of the new pitch configurations in the
Factory Kits. There is a listing in the back of this manual that lists the Factory Kit
Setups.
If you have the panKAT WS, then your panKAT is ready to go, right out of the box! The
sound set inside the panKAT is a General MIDI sound module. This also means that
you can use the MIDI IN and have the panKAT WS play standard MIDI music files.
There are currently two versions of software available regarding pre-programming of the
User Kits. One is for the Kurzweil Pc2R, and the other is for the Yamaha Motif ES.
When the panKAT is reinitialized with this software, 128 User Kits are installed for one
of these instruments. In other words, we pre-programmed the panKAT especially for
one of these sounds sources. You can alter any of these settings of course, but this is a
great way to get started when using these instruments. You may never have to do any
programming because we have done it for you. Please note that both the Yamaha and
Kurzweil Sound Modules are also tweaked at our factory before they leave. If you have
purchased one of these sound sources from somewhere else, you will have to go online
to our website and download the free SYSEX file for these instruments in order to get a
turn key environment on your panKAT
We are sure by now that as you read this introduction, you realize the incredible power
that lies within the panKAT. The real power however is not the bells and whistles that
are inside it, but the expressiveness and musicality that is capable with this instrument.
One needs a fluid vocabulary to help articulate ideas and emotion. It is our passion to
fill this instrument with a full set of features and functions to help the performer find the
right articulation for self expression.
Here are just a few of these powerful features.
Individual Pad Training
Everyone plays differently. To help the performer get the full dynamic range of their
playing, the panKAT learns the player’s style. It converts the users softest & hardest hits
into 128 discreet velocity dynamics tailored to the performers needs.
Dynamic Articulations
Every Kit stores a set of minimum and maximum velocity ranges along with velocity
curves to get the instrument dynamics tailored to personal taste. Dynamics can be
used to change a sound at a particular velocity point. Besides setting any “gate” length
of a sound, dynamics can also control how long a sound speaks. These “gate time
settings” can also be controlled by a foot or breath controller.
Acoustic Emulations
The panKAT can recognize “dampen” strokes, a common vibraphone technique and
“dead” strokes, a common marimba style of articulation. Like Individual Pad Training,
dampening and dead stroke articulations can be tailored to respond to your personal
style of playing.
Special Mono Modes
Special Mono Mode have been developed to allow the performer to play solo
instruments such as flutes or lead lines without the “bleeding” of sounds heard when
using a sustain pedal on a synthesizer. Instead the sustain pedal in this mode creates a
legato single line passage. It is now possible to create staccato / legato articulations
effortlessly.
Auto Gate
Auto Gate functions also help control the “bleeding” of sounds when playing fast
passages. The length of a sound can vary depending on how fast you are playing. This
can be extremely effective when playing an acoustic guitar sound for example.
Chapter Two
PLAY MODE SCREENS OVERVIEW
We know that many of you do not want to read the entire manual. That’s OK. If you
purchased a Kurzweil PC2R or a Yamaha Motif ES from us, or if you have the panKAT
With Sounds version, you probably won’t need to do much programming anyway
because we did that work for you. We hope that you already read the Start Up Guide
and are up and running on your panKAT.
It is important that you understand what ”condition” your panKAT is in at any particular
moment, so please take the time to read THIS chapter. It will save you grief down the
road!
If you want more detail on any of the topics that are being mentioned, refer to the
INDEX. It will list all of the pages that refer to topics outlined in this chapter.
We recommend that you use the pdf version of the manual instead of the hard copy.
Why, because built into the pdf is a search function. Just type in the word or phrase
that you are looking for, and all of the “finds” show up on a panel to the right. Also, by
downloading the manual online on our website, you can be sure that you are getting the
latest version of the manual.
In this manual, we will be referring to Pad numbers, Rings and Pitches. There are
Three Rings of pads on the panKAT. The Outer Ring is the largest. In this manual, we
are referring to a C PAN Tuning (even though the panKAT has MANY possible tunings)
The lowest note is C, pad number 1. This is at the 6 o'clock position. The numbers go
up clockwise. The Outer Ring goes from pad number 1 through 12. The Middle Ring
goes from pad numbers 13 through 24. The Inner Ring goes clockwise from pad
numbers 25 through 29. The pad in the dead center of the panKAT is pad number 30.
When you first turn on the panKAT, the display tells you on the second line what version
number of the software that’s inside your panKAT. Each new version of software adds
new features that might change the way the display looks. This manual is written for
version 1.x EXPECT UPDATES. It's a way of life at Alternate Mode. The malletKAT
for example, has had updates for 20 years! This adds tremendous value to your
investment. The panKAT matures with you.
There are four lines of text on the display. The display changes it’s look as different
features are called up. Let’s begin with the first Line.
WHAT is the DISPLAY SAYING?
KIT NUMBERS
The very first character on Line one will either be:
F followed by a number. Example F 01 meaning Factory Kit 1 or
U followed by a number. Example U 89 meaning User Kit 89 or
C followed by a group of numbers. Example C02-12 Meaning Chain Two, Setup 12.
The F stands for FACTORY KITS. There are 128 Factory Kits that are in the panKAT.
These KITs are stored in memory. This means that any changes that you make to the
FACTORY Kits are gone as soon as you leave the KIT going to another KIT number. If
you want to make permanent changes to a FACTORY Kit, then you will need to save
them in a USER KIT.
The name of the KIT displayed on line 3 is a GENERAL MIDI Name. These names will
only line up with the names that are on your sound source if your sound module or
keyboard has the GM logo on it. If you do not have a GM synthesizer, the panKAT has
no way of knowing what sound source it is connected to. You will need to go to the User
Kits to make your own KIT names. The panKAT WS is General MIDI, so the names you
see in the Factory Kits correspond to the sounds that you will hear.
If you see a U followed by a number on the first line, then you are in the USER KITS.
There are also 128 USER KITS in the panKAT. Here you can name your own kits,
change any parameter and have them stored into permanent memory. If you see a
number looking like C01-01, then you are in CHAIN MODE. CHAIN MODE allows you
to arrange your KITS in a non-contiguous fashion. You can store 16 Chains, each
having the ability to arrange 16 KITS in each Chain.
CHANGING KIT BANKS (FACTORY, USER and CHAIN)
You can jump between these three modes by holding down the EDIT FOOTSTWITCH
and hitting pad 10, (Eb on the Outer Ring). It says KIT BANK under the pad. Use the
DECrement, INCrement pads (pads 28 &27,Db-E on the Inner Ring) to change modes.
CHANGING KITS
You can change KITS at any time by using the Backward /Forward Pads. (The little
pads (outside the Rings) on the panKAT). Strike the pad twice to get your direction
going.
There are several other ways to change kits. For more information regarding KITs and
CHAINs, refer to the Index for specific pages on these subjects.
LAYER MODE
Immediately following the KIT NUMBER, you will see on the first line of the display one
of the following LAYER MODES on the screen.
Hang = Hang Mode
Doub = Double Mode
Mel1 = Melody Chord Mode 1
Mel2 = Melody Chord Mode 2
Mel3= Melody Chord Mode 3
VEL S = Velocity Shift Mode
Alt = Alternate Mode
Layer Modes tell the panKAT how to control its sound layers. These layers are called
CONTROLLER ONE AND CONTROLLER TWO. These Layers can be total
independent, layered, velocity shifted, alternated or controller functioned as described
below.
HANG
In this mode, when you are playing on the panKAT, you will hear the sounds being
controlled by CONTROLLER ONE. When you step on the SUSTAIN TWO Footswitch,
the panKAT switches to the sound being controlled by CONTROLLER TWO. In its
default setting, CONTROLLER TWO sound plays INDEFINITELY (it HANGS) until you
touch the SUSTAIN 2 Footswitch again. This allows you to play suspended sounds
underneath while you are playing on the sounds from CONTROLLER ONE.
HOW To Select HANG (LAYER MODE)
Step on the Edit Footswitch and hold it down. Tap on pad 12 (F on the Outer Ring).
The first LAYER MODE, HANG is displayed. If you hit pad 12 again and again, the
various Layer Modes are displayed. The Layer Modes are Hang, Double, Melody
Chord 1,2,3, Alternate and Velocity Shift. The display shows the Layer Modes in order
and moves in the same direction. It does not loop around but stops when the last
choice is displayed. Start from the beginning to see all of the possibilities.
When you find the Layer Mode that you want, just release the foot switch. Notice the
display now in Play Mode. Your Layer choice is now showing. When you re-enter Layer
Mode, the display will always begin with HANG. If you tap pad 12 again, the next
LAYER mode is displayed. When you release the footswitch, the selected Layer
becomes active.
DOUBLE
When you see DOUBLE on the first line on the display, it means that the panKAT is in
Double or Layer mode. That means that both CONTROLLER ONE AND TWO are
active across the entire panKAT. Both sounds are layered on the instrument. You can
program the Sustain One Footswitch to control the sustaining of both sounds at the
same time in the FOOT SUSTAIN Screens under PAD 14.
HOW To Select DOUBLE (LAYER MODE)
Step on the Edit Footswitch and hold it down. Tap on PAD 12, TWICE (F on the Outer
Ring). You will first see HANG Mode. If you hit pad 12 again and again, the various
Layer Modes are displayed. The Layer Modes are Hang, Double, Melody Chord 1,2,3,
Alternate and Velocity Shift. The display shows the Layer Modes in order and moves in
the same direction. It does not loop around but stops when the last choice is displayed.
Start from the beginning to see all of the possibilities.
When you find the Layer Mode that you want, just release the foot switch. Notice the
display now in Play Mode. Your Layer choice is now showing. When you re-enter Layer
Mode in Edit, the display will first show HANG. If you tap pad 12 again, you will then be
changing the Layer Mode's Selection.
MEL1, MEL2, MEL 3
When you see any of these on the first line, you are in Melody Chord Mode. These
modes tell the panKAT what sound to play (from Controller One or Controller Two)
depending on how many notes are being played simultaneously. It gives one the ability
to play one sound as a melody line and another as an accompaniment sound simply by
playing individual notes or chords.
There are three variations (described in the Editing Chapter 3) of the Melody Chord
Mode. Each Mode varies slightly on where to send the notes when it sees a chord. It is
always best to experiment and listen to the differences and see which Mode will work
best for you.
HOW To Select MELODY (LAYER MODE)
Step on the Edit Footswitch and hold it down. Tap on PAD 12, THREE, FOUR or FIVE
Times (F on the Outer Ring). You will first see the first Layer Mode option HANG. If you
hit pad 12 again and again, the various Layer Modes are displayed. The Layer Modes
are Hang, Double, Melody Chord 1,2,3, Alternate and Velocity Shift. The display shows
the Layer Modes in order and moves in the same direction. It does not loop around but
stops when the last choice is displayed. Start from the beginning to see all of the
possibilities.
When you find the Layer Mode that you want, just release the foot switch. Notice the
display now in Play Mode. Your Layer choice is now showing. When you re-enter Layer
Mode, the display will first show Hang as your selection. If you tap pad 12 again, you
will then changing the Layer Mode's Selection. .
ALTERNATE Mode (Alt)
The Alt stands for Alternate Mode. In this mode, every time you hit the keyboard, the
sound switches between CONTROLLER ONE and CONTROLLER TWO.
HOW To Select ALTERNATE Mode (LAYER MODE)
Step on the Edit Footswitch and hold it down. Tap on pad 12 SIX TIMES (F on the
Outer Ring). You will first see HANG Layer Mode. If you hit pad 12 again and again,
the various Layer Modes are displayed. The Layer Modes are Hang, Double, Melody
Chord 1,2,3, Alternate and Velocity Shift. The display shows the Layer Modes in order
and moves in the same direction. It does not loop around but stops when the last
choice is displayed. Start from the beginning to see all of the possibilities.
When you find the Layer Mode that you want, just release the foot switch. Notice the
display now in Play Mode. Your Layer choice is now showing.
VELOCITY SWITCH (VelS)
When you see this on the screen, you are in Velocity Switch Mode. In this mode, the
sound switches between CONTROLLER ONE and TWO by how hard you play. You can
set up the exact velocity point that the switch happens.
HOW To Select VELOCITY SHIFT (LAYER MODE)
Step on the Edit Footswitch and hold it down. Tap on PAD 12 SEVEN TIMES (F on the
Outer Ring). You will first see HANG Layer Mode If you hit pad 12 again and again,
the various Layer Modes are displayed. The Layer Modes are Hang, Double, Melody
Chord 1,2,3, Alternate and Velocity Shift. The display shows the Layer Modes in order
and moves in the same direction. It does not loop around but stops when the last
choice is displayed. Start from the beginning to see all of the possibilities.
When you see Velocity Shift Mode, just release the foot switch. Notice the display now
in Play Mode. Your Layer choice is now showing. When you re-enter Layer Mode, the
display will first show Hang. If you tap pad 12 again, you will then changing the Layer
Mode's Selection.
To change the Velocity Shift Point, while in Layer Mode, tap on the FORWARD Pad.
The shift point is now blinking. Use the INC, DEC pads to change the setting from 1127.
PRESSURE MODES
The panKAT can detect continuous pressure on a pad. This gesture of applying pad
pressure can be interpreted by the panKAT to perform specific functions such as mallet
dampening, dead stroking or pressure sustaining.
On the first line of the display on the far right of the screen, there are several choices of
Pressure Modes. They are:
Norml, Dampn, and DeadS
NORMAL Mode
This represents the NORMAL Pressure Mode, where applying continued pressure
causes notes to be sustained. (this is like pressing down on a keyboard). The note will
shut off after the pressure from the mallet is released (and the gate time lapses)
You can access the NORMAL mode by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch, and while
held down, tap PAD 2, (G on the Outer Ring). This pad is named PRESSURE. When
you tap on the pad with the Edit Footswitch down ,you will see the word NORMAL. If
you continue tapping the pad , the other PRESSURE modes are displayed. The
Pressure Mode pad advances through all of the pressure Mode possibilities on the
panKAT (Normal, Dampen, Dead Stroke)
If you let go of the footswitch and start the process again, hitting pad 2 will start the
Mode changes from the beginning showing you the Normal, Dampen and DeadStroke.
DAMPEN
This represents the Dampen Pressure Mode, where natural dampening techniques
cause individual notes to be quieted. This is like the dampen technique used on a
vibraphone/vibraharp.
There are settings in the GLOBAL AUX (PAD 24) Screens that change the sensitivity
and reactions to your dampening strokes.
You can access the DAMPEN mode by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch, and while
held down, tap PAD 2, TWICE, (G on the Outer Ring).
DEAD STROKE
This represents the DEAD STROKE Mode. This feature simulates the common dead
stoke technique that is used with marimba and vibraphone players.
When a dead stroke gesture is detected, these notes can be sent out on a different
MIDI channel so that dead stroke samples can be accessed.
If you have a SAMPLER that has samples of marimba dead strokes, this mode will
become a valued feature. The Dead Stroke gesture can also be creatively used to
access different sounds on multiple channels that are transposed. This means that you
can control different sounds simply by how you use your mallets on the panKAT.
You can access the DeadS mode by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch, and while held
down, tap PAD 2, THREE Times, G on the Outer Ring.
The Dead Stroke sends the note data to the actively kit assigned Reassignment
Number (a Reassignment is a special keyboard layout arrangement where each note
can be assigned to any note number along with it’s own MIDI channel.
You can control the delay time before the Dead Stroke sounds in the Global Screens
(Dead Stroke Count).
CONTROLLER ONE and TWO CONTROLLER FUNCTIONS
On the second line of the Display, you will see the word “Controller” followed by 1 or 2.
Whenever you edit the panKAT, you will need to know what layer you are working on.
You can change what Controller you are using by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch ,
and while held down, tap the INC or DEC pads (pads 28-27(Db-E) on inner ring). The
display will show the current Controller Number.
You will also notice that to the right of the word Controller is yet another group of
functions that tell the Controller how it is to play. These are the Keyboard Modes.
Every Setup has two Controller Layers, and each Layer can have its own assigned
Function. Remember also that they can be layered in DOUBLE Mode or accessed
independently in HANG Mode.
KEYBOARD MODES
On the second line of the display, after the Controller Number are the Keyboard Modes.
They are
POLY Mode
MONO Mode
RTC
RTC+ Velocity
POLY Mode
This is the “standard default” Controller Mode. This is for normal polyphonic playing. In
this mode, you can play chords, melody, etc.
You can access the Poly mode by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch and while held
down, tap the C pad. This is PAD number 1 on the Outer Ring.
MONO Mode
This setting is for Monophonic Playing. This mode is great for lead lines, or for
simulating solo line instruments like flute or trumpet. Only one note will sound at a time
in this mode.
There is also an Mono Overlap Setting for setting legato control (this overlaps notes
together, programmed in milliseconds).
You can access the Mono mode by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch and while held
down, tap the C pad, twice. This is pad number 1 on the Outer Ring.
Details on these mode are in the “Editing the Screens” section.
RTC and RTC +Velocity
These are special Modes that turns the panKAT into a CONTROLLER DEVICE. Rather
than sending out note data, it sends out controller data. This turns your panKAT into a
massive knob turning machine for your synthesizers. This is a special mode that is
discussed in detail in Chapter Three.
INSTRUMENT NAMES / KIT NAMES / NONE
On the third line of the display, you can choose one of three options for what will be
displayed on that line. This option is decided in the GLOBAL AUX Screens. Pad
number 24, E on the Middle Ring.
If you are using the panKAT WS, then you are using the General MIDI sounds. The
display is set for INSTRUMENT NAMES.
If you are in USER KIT MODE, and you want to name your own KITS, then the
DISPLAY will be set to KIT NAMES.
If you do not see any names on the display, but see info about both Controller 1 & 2,
then you are in NONE Mode.
INSTRUMENT NAMES
These are the General MIDI Program Names. In the Factory Kits, you cannot change
these names. The Instrument Names correspond to the Program Numbers that have
been assigned to them.
If you have a General MIDI sound module, the INSTRUMENT NAMES on the panKAT
display will automatically correspond to the screen names and sounds of your
synthesizer.
If you are using a non standard sound source, or a different sound bank on a GM
compatible synthesizer, the names will NOT correspond. You should then go to the
USER KITS and use the KIT NAME option, or just ignore the name of the KIT in the
FACTORY KIT setting.
KIT NAMES In the USER KITS on the panKAT, you can choose to name your own kits.
This is helpful when creating a KIT that has combinations of sounds in them. This mode
should be used if you are using a sound source that is not GM compatible.
This option is decided in the GLOBAL AUX Screens (Program String Names).
The KIT NAME is the same for BOTH CONTROLLERS. The length of the name can be
a total of 12 characters. It is programmed by pressing the Edit Footswitch and Pad
number 11 (Bb on the Outer Ring).
NONE It is also possible not to have any KIT name strings in a SETUP. This can be
useful because screen lines 3 and 4 then display channel, volume and program number
information for Both CONTROLLER ONE on line three and CONTROLLER TWO on line
four.
If KIT NAMES or INSTRUMENT NAMES are chosen, line four displays information only
for one CONTROLLER. You can decide which controller is being displayed by stepping
on the EDIT and while held down hit the Decrement (pad 28 Db inner ring) or the
Increment Pad (pad 27 E, inner ring). While in EDIT, you will see the words “Edit
Controller One” or “Edit Controller Two” on the display. When you release the
footswitch and are back in Play Mode, whatever CONTROLLER you chose will display
its number on the second line. The data on the fourth line (explained below) will be
information about that Controller.
THE FOURTH LINE BANK, PROGRAM and VOLUME INFO
There is much information packed on the fourth line of the display.
First, is the MSB, LSB Bank Change information. You will see a number like this: B 0102. The B stands for BANK, the first number 01 is the MSB number. The dash
separates the LSB number from the MSB.
You can change the Bank Number by hitting PAD 6 (B on the Outer Ring) while the Edit
Footswitch is held down.
Following the Bank Number Display is the letter P followed by a number. This is the
PROGRAM CHANGE number. There are 127 Program Change numbers available,
each number representing a sound on your synthesizer.
Finally there is the letter V. This represents the Volume Number.
As you can see, each KIT in the panKAT stores a Bank, Program and Volume Number.
It acts like a mixer, completely setting up your synthesizer with the right sound and the
right volume. You’ll almost never need to touch the sound module.
Chapter Three
EDITING THE PANKAT
The panKAT has no buttons or knobs for changing settings. All changes in the panKAT
settings are done with the Playing Pads. That is why the Pads have names like Setup,
Octave, and Channel, etc. below them. You can make all of your changes without
having to put your mallets down!
The panKAT PRO has two main operating modes: PLAY MODE and EDIT MODE.
You are in PLAY MODE when you are not depressing the EDIT Footswitch. In PLAY
MODE, your pads play sounds. The screen says Play Mode on the display along with
other important information.
You are in EDIT MODE whenever you are depressing the EDIT Footswitch. In EDIT
MODE, the Pads all perform the Editing functions that are written below the Pads.
Under every Pad is a function grouping. That means that all of the screens that refer to
the specified function are under this one pad. Multiple Hits on the same pad call up
different but related functions. Here are some Examples.
HOW TO EDIT:
The process of Editing goes like this:
• Depress the EDIT and keep it held down then...
• Select Controller 1 or 2 by hitting the INC/DEC Pads (pads 28-27, Db-E on the Inner
Ring). This sets up what Layer you are Editing.
• Select the Function Type you want to edit by hitting the appropriate pad. The name of
the Function Type is written next to the pad on the metal frame.
•
Hit the pad again to see if there are related Functions.
• Use the INC/DEC Pads to change the value for the displayed Function
• Release the EDIT Footswitch . That’s it!
Again, here is the procedure
Get into EDIT MODE with the EDIT Footswitch held down, select a Function Type that
you want to change by striking the appropriate pad, change the value by using the
INC/DEC pads, and release the EDIT Footswitch . Now, for some examples.
EXAMPLE 1: Change the “MIDI Channel” setting for Controller 1.
1. Depress the EDIT Footswitch. The Screen will look like:
Setup 01 (01-127) Edit Controller1 (or 2)
2. Use the INC/DEC pads (pads 28-27) on the Inner Ring to change Controller number
if it is not set to 1.
3. Tap on PAD 3 “CHANNEL” (the “D” on the Outer Ring). Screen looks like this:
Setup 01 Edit Controller 1 Channel XX. The Channel number is blinking.
4. Tap on the INC/DEC pads to change the MIDI CHANNEL for the Kit. MIDI Channels
can be a number from 1 to 16.
5. Release the EDIT Footswitch. The Screen will return to the PLAY MODE screen. The
KIT is now set to play on the MIDI channel that you have selected.
EXAMPLE 2: Changing the Keyboard from Polyponic to Monophonic
1. Depress the EDIT Footswitch. The Screen will look like:
Setup 01 (01-127) Edit Controller1 (or 2)
2. Use the INC/DEC pads (pads 28-27) on the Inner Ring to change Controller number
if it is not set to 1.
3. Tap on pad ONE, KEYBOARD MODE. It will say Polyphonic. Tap the pad again. It
will now say Monophonic. Release the Footswitch.
As you can see, sometimes you need to use the DEC, INC pads to change the blinking
value and other times you need to tap the pad repeatedly to find the function. On some
functions it will be necessary to use the FORWARD and BACKWARD pads to move the
cursor around on the screen. A complete listing of the pads functions and options are
listed below.
EDITING the panKAT
Underneath the keys of the panKAT are the listings of FUNCTION TYPES. When you
step on the Edit and hit one of these pads, the name of that FUNCTION appears. When
it does, you simply use the INC/DEC pads to change the values within the Function. If
there is more than one Function underneath a pad, it can be accessed by hitting that
same pad again. These other Functions are closely related to the FUNCTION TYPE
that you are Editing. If the cursor needs to be moved within the screen, use the
FORWARD and BACKWARD Keys. The blinking parameter is where the cursor is on.
The INC/DEC changes the value of the blinking parameter.
There are several locations where another Function also appears on the FORWARD
and BACKWARD pads within the FUNCTION TYPE that you are Editing. These are
present when a Function within the FUNCTION TYPE has a parameter that can also be
changed. These are listed below.
FUNCTION LISTING TYPES ON OUTER RING
PAD 1 KEYBOARD MODE
Functions
Polyphonic, Monophonic, RTC, RTC+Velocity
Forw/Back Transpose
PAD 2 PRESSURE MODE
Functions
Normal, Dampen, Deadstroke
PAD 3
CHANNEL
PAD 4 NOTE ARRANGE
Functions
Pitch Configuration, Octave, Transpose
PAD 5
VELOCITY
Functions
Minimum Velocity, Maximum Velocity,Velocity Curve
PAD 6 PROGRAM CONTROL
Functions
Bank MSB-LSB, Program Number
PAD 7 GATE CONTROL
Functions
Gate Time, Velocity Gate, Roll Mode, AutoGate
PAD 8
VOLUME
PAD 9 ALL NOTES OFF
Functions
All Notes Off, Individual All Notes Off
PAD 10 KIT BANK
Functions
Factory, User, Chains
PAD 11 KIT NAME
PAD 12 LAYER MODE
Functions
Hang,Double,Chord Mode 1-3, Alternate Mode, Velocity Shift
Forw/Back Velocity Shift Point
FUNCTION LISTINGS MIDDLE RING
PAD 13 FOOT CONTROL
Functions
Foot Controller 1 Assignment, Foot Controller Two Assignment,
FSW MIDI NOTE
Forw/Back Controller 1& 2 Min Effect, Max Effect, Curve, Channel
PAD 14
FOOT SUSTAIN
FTSW 1 Sustains, FTSW 2 Sustains
PAD 15 WARP MODE
Forw/Back moves cursor
PAD 16
EFFECTS
Pitch Bend Sensitivity
PAD 17 REASSIGN MODE
Functions
On/Off, Poly, Reass #, Reassign Program Sends, Interface Mode
Forw/Back moves cursor
PAD 18 CONTROL PRESET
Forw/Back moves cursor
PAD 19 CONTROLLER INTERFACE
Forw/Back Slew Data Strip Rate
PAD 20 GROOVE CONTROL
Forw/Back moves cursor, Groove Note, Groove Channel
PAD 22 PAD TRAINING
PAD 23 DATA DUMP
PAD 24 GLOBAL AUXILLARY
Function
Last Entry
Forw/Back Memory, Protect, Merge, DataDump Receive, Threshold Adj, Backwards
Thresholds, Forwards Thresholds, Incoming PC Receive, Train Pad,
Group Train, Individual Pad Train, Training Results, Foot Controller One
Train, Foot Controller Two Train, Beeper, Screen Angle, Instrument ID,
Debounce Count, Dampen Threshold, Dampen Count, Dead Stroke
Dampen Count, Foot Controller 1 Performs, Foot Controller 2 Performs
Incoming Channel Route, Incoming Sys Message, PC Sound Map,
Program String Names, Chord Mode Window, Aftertouch Mask Count,
Aftertouch Depth, Bank Select Enabled, Tune Instruments, Fine Tune
Routing, Dampen Mode Scan Count, Normal Scan Count, Dampen Ratio,
Virtual Control A, Virtual Control B, Virtual Control C, Reassign#, Key Pad
Controller Adjustments,
FUNCTION LISTINGS INNER RING
PAD 25
PAD 26
PAD 27
PAD 28
PAD 29
PAD 30
CANCEL
DEFAULT
INCREMENT
DECREMENT
COPY
SETUP
WHEEL FUNCTIONS
MOD WHEEL = Modulation Wheel Settings
PITCH WHEEL = Pitch Wheel Settings
FORWARD PAD GROOVE CONTROL ON/OFF
BACKWARD PAD TAP TEMPO ON/OFF
CHAPTER FOUR FUNCTION DETAILS
OUTER RING PAD FUNCTIONS
PAD 1
KEYBOARD MODE
POLYPHONIC MODE
This is the “standard default” Controller Function. This is for normal polyphonic playing.
In this mode, you can play chords, melody, etc.
You can access the Polyphonic Mode by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch, and while
held down, tap PAD ONE on the Outer Ring. When you release the footswitch, you will
see POLY on the screen display.
Please note that both Controller 1 and Controller 2 can have different Keyboard Mode
Settings.
MONOPHONIC MODE
This setting is for Monophonic Playing. This mode is great for lead lines, or for
simulating solo line instruments like flute or trumpet. Only one note will sound at a time
in this mode.
You can access the Monophonic Mode by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch, and while
held down, tap PAD ONE, TWICE on the Outer Ring. When you release the footswitch,
you will see Mono on the screen display.
Please note that both Controller 1 and Controller 2 can have different Keyboard Mode
Settings.
MONO NOTE OVERLAP
Parameters = Disabled, .010 - .310 second Mono Note
When using a monophonic sound, sometimes the monophonic effect doesn't sound as
smooth as you like. To get more of a legato effect, this setting allows the old note to
play for a short time after the new note has been struck. The old note will finally get
shut off after the NOTE OVERLAP times elapses. This enhances the authenticity of
playing single line instruments, such as the flute.
Some synthesizers do not respond well to this setting. If notes get stuck on, lower the
overlap time. If notes still get stuck on, you will need to disable this feature for your
particular sound module.
To Access Mono Note OverLap
Step on the Edit Footswitch and tap on PAD ONE, TWICE. You will see
MONOPHONIC on the display.
Now tap on the FORWARD PAD. Use the INC/DEC pads to change the values from
Disabled to .310 seconds.
POLYPHONY COUNT
Parameters = 1 Note, 2 Note
The panKAT Pro may be set to 1 note polyphony or 2 note polyphony. If one note
polyphony is selected, a note currently sounding will be turned off by the panKAT PRO
before the same note is played again. If two note polyphony is selected, two notes of
the same pitch will be allowed to sound at the same time before a third note of the same
pitch causes one of them to be turned off by the panKAT.
One note polyphony is different than monophonic in that only one sound of any pitch
plays at one time. If notes get stuck on in two note polyphony Mode, then your sound
module is not compatible with this feature. You will then need to set this parameter to
one note polyphony.
To Access Polyphonic Count
Step on the EDIT Footswitch, and while held down, tap PAD ONE on the Outer Ring.
TWICE. You will see MONOPHONIC on the display.
Tap on the FORWARD PAD, THREE TIMES. Use the INC/DEC pads to change the
parameter to 1 or 2 Note Polyphony.
RTC REAL TIME CONTROL MODE
RTC. This stands for "Real Time Controller”. This Mode turns the panKAT into a
massive knob turning machine. The OUTER RING PADS (1-12) are each assigned one
Continuous Controller Number in the GLOBAL SCREENS. The MIDDLE RING sends
out discreet values in Play Mode. These pads increment values going clockwise on the
pads starting from the 6 o'clock position (13, 24, 23, 22, 21,20,19,18,17,16, 15, 14).
The discreet values change on each pad based on the overall range on the Minimum
and Maximum Settings programmed in Global Screens. In other words, the overall
range is divided amongst the 12 pads.
Each of the OUTER RING pads are assigned in GLOBAL AUX
1 Controller Number from 1 -127
1 MIDI CHANNEL
Minimum Value 1-127 (this sets the lowest value sent on pad 13)
Maximum Value 1-127 (this sets the highest value sent on pad 14)
Reset Value 1-127
Previous Control Value 1-127
Next Control Value 1-127
Go To RTC in the GLOBAL AUXILLIARY SCREENS for more info on setting up these
parameters.
Whenever a KIT is programmed to RTC, this single set of 12 Continuous Controller
numbers are set on the OUTER pads.
Step on the EDIT Footswitch, and while held down, tap on PAD ONE on the Outer Ring.
THREE times. When you release the footswitch, you will see RTC on the screen
display. Notice the bottom line on the display. Whenever you strike on an OUTER
RING pad, its Controller Number is displayed. Whenever you strike on the MIDDLE
Ring, the pads value is displayed. The panKAT then sends out the appropriate CC#
and value.
Please note that both Controller 1 and Controller 2 can have different Keyboard Mode
Settings.
RTC + VELOCITY
RTC + Velocity This stands for ‘Real Time Controller plus Velocity. This is a special
mode that allows for two controller numbers to be manipulated simultaneously. RTC is a
horizontal control, meaning that values of a controller are affected by using the MIDDLE
RING pads, left to right. Adding Velocity to this mode means that your dynamics, or
vertical approach changes values to a controller. Playing soft or loud is interpreted as
small or large controller values.
You can access RTC + V by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch, and while held down, tap
PAD ONE, FOUR times..
Setting the RTC+ VELOCITY is done in the GLOBAL AUXILLIARY Screens. Here you
assign the MIDH Channel, Controller Number and Reset Value.
SLEW DATA STRIP RATE
Parameters = 00-127
When using the RTC Mode, there is lots of control data being sent to the sound module.
This screen allows the data to be stripped (thinned) out. Raising the value decreases
the amount of data being sent.
To set the Slew Date Strip Rate
Step on the Edit Footswitch and while held down, tap on PAD ONE, THREE times.
Now tap on the FORWARD PAD.
PITCH WHEEL MODE
PTW. This mode is the PITCH WHEEL MODE. This turns CONTROLLER 2 into a
massive pitch wheel. Unlike the RTC, the value of the MIDDLE RING pads returns to
zero when the note is released. This simulates using a pitch wheel on a synthesizer.
This mode is intended to be used in conjunction with CONTROLLER ONE, the actual
sound, while CONTROLLER TWO imposes the pitch wheel effect on CONTROLLER
ONE.
You can access PTW by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch.
While held down, tap on PAD ONE Five Times. Remember that this setting only works
on CONTROLLER TWO. PTW can not be accessed on Controller 1.
The PTW functionality is accessed by pressing FSW #2 (HANG pedal) and striking or
pressing the keys while you are also sustain a sound using FSW 1.
The INNER PADS are reserved for Special Functions Pad in PTW Mode.
PAD 28 DEC ( slew speed) actives the INC/DEC pads for value change.
PAD 29 COPY ( decrement key )
PAD 26 DEFAULT ( increment key )
PAD 27 INC ( portamento mode)
When PAD 28 (slew speed) pad is struck (with Hang Pedal Down), the slew value is
displayed, and remains there until PAD 28 is struck again. This acts like a toggle. The
idea here is that after you strike PAD 28, you will then use PADS 29 (lowers) + 26
(raises) to program your slew rate time.. Once you have finished, PAD 28 again to
begin playing.
The MIDDLE PADS are each assigned a Pitch Wheel controller value from 0-127 in the
following manner.
Pad 19 (12 o'clock) is the Neutral Pitch Position
Pads to the LEFTof Pad 19 (20, 21,22, 23,24,13) bring to pitch down.
Pads to the RIGHT of Pad 19 (18,17, 16, 15, 14) bring the pitch up.
If Portamento is OFF, striking a key will immediately send the controller value assigned
to that key. The neutral Pitch Wheel value is sent when both the pad and the HANG
pedal are released.
If Portamento mode is ON, striking or holding a key will slew up or down to the value
assigned to that key for as long as the key is pressed OR until the Gate Time Value has
expired. If the key pressure is released or when the gate time ends, the controller
values will slew back to the neutral value.
When an OUTER RING PAD is struck with the mallet, the panKAT holds that pad down
as determined by the GATE TIME. After the gate time has expired, the slew returns
back to "0" at the determined slew rate when the HANG pedal is released. If the HANG
pedal is still pressed when the max/min value is reached, the return slew sequence will
not occur until it is released. Whenever the HANG pedal is released, the slew
sequence returns to the neutral value (determined by gate time)
PTW TIPS
In order to hear the sustain sound, you must have sustain one pedal down. When you
release the Hang pedal, the slew sequence returns to the neutral value at a duration of
the programmed gate time of controller 2. Make the gate time settings small so that
when you release the Hang Pedal, you will have normal pitches being played on
controller one.
If you continue to press on an OUTER RING PAD after releasing the HANG PEDAL, the
pitch bend continues until that key is released.
Holding the pad down has the same effect as holding the HANG pedal down.
VIRTUAL CONTROL WHEEL
Control Wheel A / Control Wheel B / Control Wheel C
There are three VIRTUAL CONTROL WHEELS on the panKAT. They are Control
Wheels A, B and C. In the Global Screens, you assign what controller number (1-127)
you want to assign onto the Virtual Wheel. This function is available only on
CONTROLLER TWO.
The CTLA, CTLB and CTLB are the Virtual Control Wheels. This feature is also
identical to the PTW Mode (see above) except that instead of sending out pitch bend
data, you can assign any controller number and value by using the HANG footswitch
combined with a tap on a pad on the MIDDLE RING.
See VIRTUAL CONTROL WHEEL In The GLOBAL AUXILLIARY Section for more info
on setting up this Global Feature.
PAD 2
PRESSURE MODE
NORMAL PRESSURE MODE
This is the normal default setting in the panKAT. When you apply pressure to the pad, it
plays and sustains the sound normally until you release the pressure. The panKAT is
either in Normal or Dampen Pressure Mode.
DAMPEN STROKE, DEAD STROKE When you play a note, then apply pressure to
that pad in DAMPEN MODE, this will shut off the note. This mimics dampening on a
mallet instrument. There are settings in the GLOBAL screens that vary how quickly and
how sensitive the dampening occurs.
To Access Dampen
Press on the Edit Footswitch and tap on PAD 2 Twice. When you release the
footswitch, you will see Dampn on the top line of the display.
This mode effects both Controller One and Controller Two simultaneously.
If you press on the Edit Footswitch and tap on PAD TWO THREE TIMES, the Dampen
Mode switches to DEAD STROKE. DEAD STROKE is like Dampen, but instead of just
shutting off the note on, it also plays another note. This mimics a Dead Stroke in that
this motion initiates another sound.
When a Dead Stroke gesture is detected, these notes are sent out on a different MIDI
channel so that the dead stroke samples can be accessed. The Dead Stroke gesture
can also be creatively used to access different sounds on multiple channels that are
transposed. The Dead Stroke sends the note data to the actively kit assigned
Reassignment Number (a Reassignment is a special keyboard layout arrangement
where each note can be assigned to any note number along with its own MIDI channel.
You can also control the delay time before the Dead Stroke sounds in the Global
Screens ( Dead Stroke Count).
Check out these Global Functions in the Global Aux Chapter, DEAD STROKE.
MULTIPLE HIT SMOOTHING (DAMPEN MODE)
Parameters = Is Not Active, Mode 1 Active, Mode 11 Active
This parameter enhances the DAMPEN features of the panKAT. Manufacturers of
synthesizer modules handle MIDI Note Off Commands differently. Because of this,
some sound modules (i.e. from Korg Inc ) would get “stuck notes” if two notes were
struck at the same time with the sustain pedal down and the DAMPEN mode turned on.
The normal Dampen Mode is TYPE ONE. This will create the most natural dampening
effect. This is the same type that has been implemented on all previous versions of the
panKAT.
If notes intermittently get stuck, change the Dampen Mode to TYPE TWO. This should
solve the problem. Please note that the millisecond overlap screens do not have an
effect on TYPE TWO. This is because TYPE TWO prevents momentary polyphony on
the dampened note. This is the hidden feature in TYPE ONE that makes it sound so
natural
To Access MULTIPLE HIT SMOOTHING
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 2 Twice, then
tap on the FORWARD PAD. Use the INC/DEC to change variables.
PAD 3
CHANNEL
MIDI CHANNEL
Parameters = MIDI CHANNEL 1-16
Use PAD 3 to assign a MIDI CHANNEL for both Controllers 1 and 2.
To Access MIDI CHANNEL
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 3
Use the INC/DEC to change the MIDI Channel.
PAD 4
NOTE ARRANGE
PITCH CONFIGURATIONS
PITCH CONFIGURATIONS is the mechanism that “tunes” the panKAT's pads to
various pitches. Since the panKAT is a steel drum emulator, the default Pitch
Configuration is a panKAT tuned to 5ths. There are also special tunings for drums and
percussion as well as other melodic situations. When using the Reassignment Mode, it
is possible for you to create your own pitch configurations.
A complete list of the exact notes in each configuration is listed in the Appendix, but
below is a listing of the panKAT's basic tuning configurations.
C Pan in Fifths
D Pan in Fifths
Chromatic
C Minor
C7
C Diminshed
C Major
C in Fourths
C Pentatonic
C minor pentatonic
GM Drums
C Minor in Thirds
C7 in Thirds
C Dim in Thirds
C Maj in Thirds
C Whole Tone
C Major Pentatonic
Blues
Percussion
Each of these pan configurations can be transposed up or down to any octave.
To Access PITCH CONFIGURATIONS
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 1
Use the INC/DEC to change the PITCH CONFIGURATION.
OCTAVES
Range 00-14
This function sets the pitch range of the Controller. Each time you raise or lower the
number, the entire note range of the sound goes up or down one octave.
To Access OCTAVES
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 4 Twice, then
Use the INC/DEC to change the octave range.
Both Controller 1 and Controller 2 can have their own Octave Setting.
TRANSPOSE MODE
You can change the pitch range of either Controller -12 to +12 semitones. This changes
the pitch in half steps.
To Access TRANSPOSE MODE
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 4, THREE Times.
Use the INC/DEC to transpose the sound by ½ steps.
PAD 5
VELOCITY
MINIMUM VELOCITY SETTING
Range 00-127
This setting determines how loud your softest hits will sound. Lowering this number will
make your soft hits sound softer. Raising this number will turn even soft hits into loud
sounds (if the maximum velocity is set to max, 127)
To Access MINIMUM VELOCITY
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 5 , then
Use the INC/DEC to set the minimum from 0 -127
MAXIMUM VELOCITY SETTING
Range 00-127
This setting determines how loud your loudest hits will sound. Lowering this number will
make your loud hits sound softer.
To Access MAXIMUM VELOCITY
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 5 TWICE , then
Use the INC/DEC to set the minimum from 0 -127
Setting the MIN and MAX Settings determines the overall velocity range of the sound
that you are editing. To get the widest possible dynamic range, set the MINIMUM
Velocity to 0 and the MAXIMUM Velocity to 127.
VELOCITY CURVE
Range 01-11
This setting determines how the loudness of a sound varies as your hits go from soft to
hard. It determines how fast a sound goes from the minimum velocity setting to the
maximum velocity setting as you play from soft to hard.
Some curves work in reverse. The harder you play, the softer the sound gets.
Experiment with these curves to find the one that is right for you.
To Access VELOCITY CURVE
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 5 TWICE, then
Use the INC/DEC to set the maximum from 0 -127
PAD 6
PROGRAM CONTROL
PROGRAM CHANGE SETTING
Range 00-127
This setting selects a sound or set of sounds on your sound source in conjunction with
the BANK SELECT # command. There are usually 128 sounds in a BANK. This screen
sends a program change within the Bank selected.
To Access a Program Change
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 6 TWICE , then
Use the INC/DEC to set the minimum from 0 -127
You will notice on the last line of the display the value changing. P stands for Program
Change, and the value next to P is the actual program number being sent.
Notice that on the third line, there are names of instruments. These instrument names
are only relevant if you are using a GM sound source like the one in the panKAT. If you
are using a non GM sound source, you can disable the screen from displaying these
names. This is done in the GLOBAL AUXIALLARY screens. Set the Program String
Names to NONE.
BANK MSB BANK LSB
Parameters = MSB 00-127, LSB 00-127
The MSB, LSB settings tell the sound module what BANK of sounds to call up. Refer to
your sound module's instrument listings to find the right MSB, LSB number combination
for the Bank of sounds that you are looking for.
If only one bank number is needed, set the MSB to 00 then set the LSB to Bank number
listed. If your sound module does not respond correctly, you many need to set the MSB
to 01 instead.
Please note that the MIDI Spec calls for the Bank range from 1-128. Some
manufacturers prefer to use the numbers 0-127. For this reason, it might be necessary
to adjust your Bank (and Program Change) settings by one number.
To Access BANK CHANGE COMMANDS
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 6 , then
Use the INC/DEC to set the minimum from 0 -127.
Use the Forward/Backward keys to move the cursor between the LSB and MSB
parameters.
PAD 7
GATE CONTROL
GATE TIME
10mS – 6.100 seconds, Velocity,FC1 Gate,FC2 Gate, LATCH, INFINITE
Gate Time is the amount of time the panKAT holds down or sustain notes.
Generally, Gate Time is a measure of how long the sound should sustain. After the
panKAT Pro sends a “note on” command, the panKAT will wait this length of time before
sending a “note off” command. For synthesizers, tone generators and samplers, this is
an important setting. For many drum machines, this setting has no effect. When a Gate
Time has no effect, it should be set to a fast value (0.015 milliseconds).
The display shows different gate time choices depending on the different lengths of
time for the sustain of the notes. For very short Gates times, the value choices are in 5
mS increments. For medium times the resolution is 25 mS, while at long times
(>2seconds), the resolution is in 100 mS increments. The varying resolution allows you
to have accurate resolution where it counts most (short times) and also the ability to
select very long times.
You can manually control individual sound sustain by continuing to hold down on a pad
(except in Dampen/DeadStroke Mode). If you are going to do this, you should raise the
minimum velocity of the pads up because dynamics on the pads are measured in the
first 2 milliseconds of your contact with the pad. On a Staccto hit, this is fine. However,
if you are trying to press down on a pad in a “sustaining way”, your “push” has not
amounted to much in the first 2mS.
You also control varying the sustain of the notes you play by using the Sustain
footswitch. It is the most natural mechanism to use as it operates like a vibe pedal. The
Gate Time sets the minimum sustain which you can extend longer with the sustain
pedal or by manually holding individual notes down.
To Access the GATE TIME
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 7 , then
Use the INC/DEC to set GATE TIME in Milliseconds. After 6.100 seconds, additional
functions are Displayed. See Below
AUTO VELOCITY TO GATE VELOCITY
You can control the Gate Time of a sound by how hard you hit the pad.
Tap the Gate Pad (pad 7) and use the INC/DEC pads to find the VELOCITY Gate time
setting (past 6.100 seconds)
After setting the Gate Time to VELOCITY, tap PAD 7 again to find the Min/Max Velocity
Settings.
If the gate is set to VELOCITY, the length of each note is determined by the velocity of
each hit. In other words, playing soft and loud determines the sounds length. The range
of the gate is determined by the Minimum and Maximum Range of the Gate Times.
Reverse settings are legitimate (the harder the hit, the smaller the gate time). The
range of the Velocity Gate time is .10 to 6.100 seconds.
Use the Forward / Backward pads to move the Cursor between the Min and Max
settings. Use the INC/DEC pads to change the values of these settings.
INFINITE MODE
Tap the Gate Pad (pad 7) and use the INC/DEC pads to find the INFINITE Gate time
setting (past 6.100 seconds)
This setting is specifically for Controller 2 when using HANG mode. When the gate time
is set to INFINITE, the Sustain 2 acts like a GATE TOGGLE. When the Sustain 2 is held
down, the notes from CONTROLLER 2 are played. They will continue to play...to
HANG, until the footswitch is held down again.
See also HANG MODE (pad 12 LAYER) for more information on the use of INFINITE
Gate.
FOOT CONTROLLED GATE
Tap the Gate Pad (pad 7) and use the INC/DEC pads to find the FC1 Gate or FC2
Gate time setting (past 6.100 seconds)
After setting the Gate Time to FC1 or FC2, tap PAD 7 again to find the Min/Max Velocity
Settings.
The Gate Time of a sound can now be controlled by the position of the controller pedal.
When the Gate Time is set to GATE FC1 or GATE FC2, the position of the pedal
determines the length of the sound. The range of the gate time is set by the Min/Max
Velocity settings on the next screen.
ROLL MODE
When ROLL MODE is turned on, individual notes can be polyphonic if the same note is
played rapidly (thus eliminating the “machine gun effect” of certain sounds. Six Seconds
after the rapid playing stops, a note off message is sent and will shut off all of the
individual note “on”s. Please note that some sound sources will not “like” this function.
If notes get stuck on in this mode, you must keep the Toggle set to OFF.
To Access ROLL MODE
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 7 THREE times , then
Use the INC/DEC to Toggle the setting ON or OFF.
FOOT CONTROLLED GATE
The Gate Time of a sound can now be controlled by the position of the controller pedal.
When the Gate Time is set to GATE FC1 or GATE FC2, the position of the pedal
determines the length of the sound. The range of the gate time (minimum and
maximum) is set by first calling up the gate time screen in edit mode, setting the time
GATE FC, then while holding down the edit , tap the right function pad twice (past the
roll mode screen). It is here that the minimum and maximum ranges are set.
AUTO GATE MODE
When AUTOGATE is enabled, the gate time is affected by how fast you play by the
amount programmed on this screen. The Overlap setting on the display is the amount of
time the shortened note will play before being turned off, measured from when the last
note was hit.
To Access AUTO GATE MODE
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 7 FOUR Times , then
Use the INC/DEC to Toggle AutoGate ON/OFF.
Use the Forward/ Backward Pads to move the cursor to the Overlap setting.
Use the INC/DEC to adjust the time.
Loop Latch/ Group Performance Mode
LATCH MODE on the panKAT is a special mode designed to control loops. Whenever
you strike a pad on the OUTER or MIDDLE RING, the note sounds and continues to
sound until you hit that same pad again. Each pad individually toggles the sound on
and off.
The INNER RING of the panKAT performs special functions
The INC PAD 27 pad turns off all of the notes that are turned ON the OUTER RING. It
also remembers those notes and toggles them back On and Off with alternating hits on
pad 27.
A reset happens if an outer ring pad is struck after notes have been shut off. It begins
storing the note ons from that new pad strike.
The DEC PAD 28 pad turns off all of the notes that are turned ON the MIDDLE RING. It
also remembers those notes and toggles them back On and Off with alternating hits on
pad 28.
A reset happens if an middle ring pad is struck after notes have been shut off. It begins
storing the note ons from that new pad strike.
Pads 29,25 and 26 are Independent Toggles
Pad 30 is a Master Toggle on all pads.
Set the gate time to Latch. The pads of both the Outer and Middle Ring now toggle on
and off when struck. There are 24 pads that function this way. This means that the first
time you strike one of these pads, a MIDI note ON is sent, but the note OFF is not sent
out until the Pad is struck again.
GROUP LATCH
The Inner Ring performs special functions when the GATE is set to LATCH.
Pad 30 (Dead Center), shuts off ALL loops (note off) from the Outer and Middle Ring.
When pad 30 is struck again, the loops toggle back on. If another pad is struck, pad 30
resets and remembers only the pads struck after hitting pad 30.
Pad 28 (Db) is similar to pad 30 except that it toggles and remembers only the pads
struck on the Outer Ring.
Pad 27 (E) is similar to pad 30 except that it toggles and remembers only the pads
struck on the Inner Ring.
Pads 25, 26 and 29 are independent toggles that are NOT affected or remembered by
pads 28 or 27.
This is an incredible way to have a Controller on the panKAT become your “loop master
controller” toggling up to 27 loops with selected memory for group latches.
PAD 8
VOLUME
VOLUME SETTING
Range 00-127
This setting determines the overall volume of a patch on your sound source. When you
enter a KIT SETUP, the volume command is sent to your synthesizer. This acts like a
MIDI Mixer, so you can control the volume of sound from patch to patch.
The volume will be overridden by the Foot Controllers if you are using them to control
volume, but volume commands sent by the Foot Controllers are only temporary
changes. When you re enter the KIT, the programmed Volume is sent out.
To Access VOLUME
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 8 , then
Use the INC/DEC to change the Volume from 00 -127.
PAD 9
ALL NOTES OFF
If a note ever gets stuck on, the ALL NOTES OFF Command will shut off the note on.
It is a “panic button” pad.
There are two kinds of ALL Notes Off in the panKAT. The first is an abbreviated version
of ALL NOTES OFF. It usually works and is instantaneous. The second version sends
an individual “all notes off” command to every note and every channel. This takes
several seconds to complete.
To Access ALL NOTES OFF (Abbreviated)
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 9 ONCE.
If a note is still stuck on, Hit pad 9 TWICE. A complete ALL NOTE OFF is sent.
ALL NOTES OFF, INDIVIDUAL ALL NOTES OFF
There are two kinds of ALL NOTES OFF in the panKAT. The first is an abbreviated
version of all notes off. Press the Edit Footswitch and pad three ONCE, to initiate the all
NOTES off. Hit the pad twice for an Individual ALL NOTES OFF sequence. This will
take several seconds as every MIDI note on every MIDI channel is sent an ALL NOTES
OFF command,
PAD 10 KIT BANK
KIT BANK
The Bank Select Function allows you to alternate between the FACTORY KITS, the
USER KITS and the CHAIN FUNCTION. When you first tap on PAD 10 with the Edit
Footswitch held down, you will see the current KIT or Chain selection. To change the
KIT type or to go to CHAIN, use the INC/DEC keys. When you see the KIT type that
you want, release the footswitch.
On the Screen in Play Mode, you will see on the first line on the far left an ‘F’ followed
by a number. i.e. F01, a ‘U’ followed by a number. i.e. U21 or a 'C' followed by a
number. These letters represent that you are in F for Factory Kits, U for User Kits and
C for Chains.
FACTORY KITS
There are 128 FACTORY KITS in the panKAT. These are factory presets that can not
be permanently edited unless you copy them to a User KIT. These kits adhere to the
GENERAL MIDI PROGRAM Mapping. This means that if your sound module has a GM
LOGO on it, then the instrument names on the panKAT will match the names on your
synthesizer.
Use the FORWARDS / BACKWARDS pads to find the KIT you want, or input the Kit
Number you want by using the SETUP pad and number.
USER KITS
There are 128 USER KITS in the panKAT. You can name these kits to whatever
description you like. You can also change any parameter and save them as your own.
At Alternate Mode, these Kits have been preset to work either with the panKAT WS, the
Kurzweil PC2R or the Yamaha Motif ES. When you turn on the panKAT, look at the
version number. If you see a K in there, its for Kurzweil. If you see a Y, it’s been preset
for the Yamaha. You can count that more updates on preset User Kits will certainly
follow. Make sure that you register your panKAT with an email address so that you will
be on our Newsletter E-Mail List.
You can load in SYSEX presets into the USER KITS. We have them on our website in
the download section. You can also load in your own USER KITS.
Use the FORWARDs / BACKWARDS pads to find the KIT you want, or input the Kit
Number you want by using the SETUP pad and number.
CHAINS
There are 16 Chains in the panKAT. Each Chain is a collection of USER KIT Setups
that you can arrange in any order that you like. This is a great way to organize your
sounds in groups. There are 16 Setups per CHAIN. You can move from CHAIN to
CHAIN by Stepping on the Edit Footswitch, Press on the GLOBAL PAD 24, then use
the INC/DEC pad to find the chain that you want.
Use the FORWARDs / BACKWARDS pads to find the KIT you want within that CHAIN.
MAKING YOUR OWN CHAINS are done in the GLOBAL AUXILLARY Screens. You
access your CHAINS here, but the organization of the CHAINS themselves must be
preset. Read about CHAINS in the GLOBAL AUXILLARY CHAPTER under CHAINS.
If you input the Kit Number by using the SETUP pad and number pads, you can
temporarily play on a USER KIT OUTSIDE of the CHAIN. As soon as you use the
INC/DEC pads, the next USER KIT within the CHAIN will cue. Read more about
CHAINS in the GLOBAL AUX Chapter.
PAD 11 KIT NAME
KIT NAMES
Parameters = 12 characters A-Z, numbers and symbols
User defined KIT names can be assigned for the USER KITS (not Factory). There are a
total of 12 character slots available for each kit. The KIT NAME is the same for both
Controllers.
The characters that make up the KIT NAME string can be changed using the Increment
or Decrement pads with the Edit Footswitch held down. The Forward and Backward
pads select which character location to change.
There is a Global Setting that allows for three types of displays on the screen. Select
KIT NAMES to display the names you program for each kit. Select INSTRUMENT
NAMES if you want the General MIDI sound map. These are the names that are
displayed on the FACTORY Kits as well.
If you don’t have sounds in the panKAT, these names are still useful if you are using a
GENERAL MIDI Sound source because the program changes adhere to the GM spec.
Select NONE for No string naming on the display. Selecting NONE allows for more KIT
information to be displayed such as channel information, etc. If you are using an
external sound source, and look at the sound source's display for the instrument name,
selecting NONE allows information about both controllers to be displayed.
Selecting None has no effect on Factory Kits. These non Programmable factory kits
automatically display the General MIDI program names.
PAD 12 LAYER MODE
HANG MODE
Hang Mode is one of the LAYER MODES in the panKAT. Layer Modes tell the
panKAT how to control its sound layers. These sound layers are called CONTROLLER
ONE AND CONTROLLER TWO. Hang Mode is a default setting, because the main
sound is generated by CONTROLLER ONE.
In this mode, when you are normally playing on the panKAT, you will hear the sound
being controlled by CONTROLLER ONE. When you step on the SUSTAIN TWO
Footswitch, the panKAT switches to the sound being controlled by CONTROLLER
TWO. In its default setting, CONTROLLER TWO sound plays indefinitely, (it HANGS)
until you step on the SUSTAIN 2 again. This allows you to play suspended sounds
underneath while you are playing on the sounds from CONTROLLER TWO.
You can access the HANG mode by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch, and while held
down, tap on pad 24.
To Access HANG
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 12. Release, you are in Hang Mode. You will see HANG on the first line of
the display.
Another useful way to use Hang is to match all of the parameters between Controllers
One and Two with the exception of the OCTAVE. Lower the octave on Controller Two
by one number. Now, when you step on SUST 2, the instrument just drops down by
one octave.
DOUBLE MODE
Double is one of the LAYER MODES in the panKAT. Layer Modes tell the panKAT how
to control its sound layers. These sound layers are called CONTROLLER ONE AND
CONTROLLER TWO.
Double Mode means that both CONTROLLER ONE AND TWO are active across the
entire panKAT. Both sounds are layered on the instrument at the same time.
You can step on the Sustain One to control the sustaining of both sounds at the same
time. Setting up the Footswitch Functions are performed under PAD 14
You can access the DOUBLE MODE
Step on the EDIT Footswitch, and while held down, tap on pad 12, TWICE. When you
release the footswitch, you will see Doub on the first line of the display.
MELODY CHORD MODE
hit PAD 12, 3 Times while in Edit Mode.
Mode One, Mode Two, Mode Three. MELODY CHORD MODE is one of the LAYER
MODES in the panKAT. Layer Modes tell the panKAT how to control its sound layers.
These sound layers are called CONTROLLER ONE AND CONTROLLER TWO. There
are three MELODY CHORD MODE variations.
When you see any of these on the first line (Mel1, Mel2, Mel 3), you are in Melody
Chord Mode. These modes tell the panKAT what sound to play (from Controller One or
Controller Two) depending on how many notes are being played simultaneously. It
gives one the ability to play one sound as a melody line and another as an
accompaniment sound simply by playing individual notes or chords.
There are three variations of the Melody Chord Mode. Each Mode varies slightly on
where to send the notes when it sees a chord. It is always best to experiment and listen
to the differences and see which Mode will work best for you.
MODE ONE: MEL1
If a chord is detected (two notes played within the time set in Global Auxiliary (CHORD
MODE ), the first note of the chord is played on both layers
Example: You have a marimba on Layer one and a vibe sound on Layer Two. As you
start to play a single line, you will hear the marimba sound. When you play a C chord,
(the high C is the first note struck on the chord). The panKAT will play the High C on
both the vibes and marimba sound, and the rest of the chord is played on the marimba
sound only.
MODE TWO: MEL2
If a chord is detected, all notes are played on both layers. The panKAT temporarily
jumps to DOUBLE or LAYERED MODE. As soon as a single note is played, only the
first Layer will play. MODE THREE: MEL3 When a chord is detected, the first note of
the chord will be played on Layer One. All subsequent notes of the chord will play on
Layer Two.
You can access the Mel1, Mel2 or Mel3 Melody Chord Modes by stepping on the
EDIT Footswitch , and while held down, tap on PAD 12 (hang) 3X, Four X for Five times
respectively.
If you let go of the footswitch and start the process again, hitting pad 12 will start the
Mode changes from the beginning showing you the HANG, DOUBLE, then Mel1, then
Mel 2 etc. This Mode is turned off when Double, or RTC Modes are selected.
A Sensitivity Control is provided in the Global Aux Screens. This parameter determines
how close a pair of notes must be to be considered part of a chord. The lower the
number, the lower the latency. This is because the panKAT has to wait until the
programmed time has elapsed to determine if you are playing a single note or chord.
ALTERNATE MODE
The Alt stands for Alternate Mode. In this mode, every time you hit the keyboard, the
sound switches between CONTROLLER ONE and CONTROLLER TWO.
You can access the ALT mode by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch , and while held
down, tap on PAD 12, SIX TIMES.
VELOCITY SHIFT MODE
This screen informs you that you are in Velocity Switch Mode. In this mode, the sound
switches between CONTROLLER ONE and TWO by how hard you play. You can set up
the exact velocity point that the switch happens.
You can access the VEL S mode by stepping on the EDIT Footswitch, and while held
down, tap on pad 12, SEVEN times.
To set the Velocity Shift Point, tap on the FORWARD pad when VEL S MODE is
displayed on the screen.
PAD FUNCTION LISTINGS MIDDLE RING
PAD 13
FOOT CONTROL
FOOT CONTROLLER ONE ASSIGNMENT
Pad 13 with the Edit Footswitch held down
Parameters = CONTROL CHANGE CC# 00-128 (including some individual
Continuous Controller Names), MIDI NOTE MODE, or SETUP CHANGE
Foot Controller One may be assigned to any CC#. Some commonly used functions
have been named such as volume, modulation, pitch bend, chorus depth, pan, ion, etc.
for convenience. Special panKAT Foot Controller functions are also assigned here such
as Warp Volume, Blend, etc.
These functions are displayed if the “Foot Controller Performs” screen is set to
CONTROLLER in the GLOBAL AUXIALLARY Screen. Setting this function will affect
how the Foot Controller responds in ALL kits.
A Foot Controller can also be set to play notes when stepping on a footswitch plugged
into the Controller input jack. The “Foot Controller Performs” screen must be set to ONE
MIDI NOTE, TWO MIDI NOTES or THREE MIDI NOTES.
Setting this function will affect how the Foot Controller responds in ALL Kits.
The screen displays MIDI NOTE MODE. This means that the panKAT will play one or
more notes defined in the Global Screens when stepping on a footswitch that is plugged
in the Controller Input.
The actual pitches are assigned PER KIT by tapping on PAD 13, THREE Times. Here
four notes assignments are possible, including one MIDI channel and one Velocity
number.
The polyphony (1,2,3,or 4 notes) sounded with the pressing of the footswitch is
assigned in the Global Screen.
A Foot Controller can also be set to ADVANCE Forward or Backward KITS. The “Foot
Controller Performs” screen must be set to SETUP ADVANCE or SETUP
BACKWARDS. This means that the foot controller will change your kit setups on all
User Kits.
FOOT CONTROLLER ONE MINIMUM EFFECT
Parameters = 00-127
The Minimum MIDI value that will be sent for the effect selected (CC#) for the Foot
Controller. The value setting can be between 0 and 127. Adjust this so that the
backward release of the Foot Controller's pedal will be at the number set here.
To Access FOOT CONTROLLER MINIMUM EFFECT
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 13 , then
Tap the Forward/ Backward Once
Use the INC/DEC to set Min Effect.
FOOT CONTROLLER ONE CHANNEL
Parameters = Same as CNTRL1, Same as CNTRL2, Both Controllers, 01-16
The MIDI channel for the effect of Foot Controller 1 can be assigned to the same
channel as Controller one or two. It can also be assigned to the MIDI channels of Both
Controllers or it can be assigned to any individual MIDI channel.
To Access FOOT CONTROLLER CHANNEL
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 13 , then
Tap the Forward/ Backward Pads 4 Times
Use the INC/DEC to set Channel.
FOOT CONTROLLER ONE MAXIMUM EFFECT
Parameters = 00-127
The Maximum MIDI value that will be sent for the effect selected (CC#) for the Foot
Controller. The value setting can be between 0 and 127. Adjust this so that the full
depression of the Foot Controller's pedal will be at the number set here.
To Access FOOT CONTROLLER ONE MAXIMUIM EFFECT
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 13 , then
Tap the Forward/ Backward Pads 2 TIMES
Use the INC/DEC to set Maximum Effect.
FOOT CONTROLLER ONE CURVE
Parameters = 00-11
The response curve for Foot Controller One may be selected from any of the Curves
available in the panKAT Pro. Curve 8 was made specially to be used as the curve for
Foot Control.
To Access FOOT CONTROLLER ONE CURVE
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 13 , then
Tap the Forward/ Backward Pads 3 TIMES
Use the INC/DEC to set Curve
FOOT CONTROLLER TWO ASSIGNMENT
Parameters = CONTROL CHANGE CC# 00-128 (including some individual
Continuous Controller Names), MIDI NOTE MODE, or SETUP CHANGE
Foot Controller Two may be assigned to any CC#. Some commonly used functions
have been named such as volume, modulation, pitch bend, chorus depth, pan, ion, etc.
for convenience. Special panKAT Foot Controller functions are also assigned here such
as Warp Volume, Blend, etc.
Foot Controller Two may be assigned to any CC#. Some commonly used functions
have been named such as volume, modulation, pitch bend, chorus depth, pan, ion, etc.
for convenience. Special panKAT Foot Controller functions are also assigned here such
as Warp Volume, Blend, etc.
These functions are displayed if the “Foot Controller Performs” screen is set to
CONTROLLER in the GLOBAL AUXIALLARY Screen. Setting this function will affect
how the Foot Controller responds in ALL kits.
A Foot Controller can also be set to play notes when stepping on a footswitch plugged
into the Controller input jack. The “Foot Controller Performs” screen must be set to ONE
MIDI NOTE, TWO MIDI NOTES or THREE MIDI NOTES.
Setting this function will affect how the Foot Controller responds in ALL Kits.
The screen displays MIDI NOTE MODE. This means that the panKAT will play one or
more notes defined in the Global Screens when stepping on a footswitch that is plugged
in the Controller Input.
The actual pitches are assigned PER KIT by tapping on PAD 13, THREE Times. Here
four notes assignments are possible, including one MIDI channel and one Velocity
number.
The polyphony (1,2,3,or 4 notes) sounded with the pressing of the footswitch is
assigned in the Global Screen.
A Foot Controller can also be set to ADVANCE Forward or Backward KITS. The “Foot
Controller Performs” screen must be set to SETUP ADVANCE or SETUP
BACKWARDS. This means that the foot controller will change your kit setups on all
User Kits.
To Access FOOT CONTROLLER TWO ASSIGNMENT
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 13 Twice.
FOOT CONTROLLER TWO MINIMUM EFFECT
Parameters = 00-127
The Minimum MIDI value that will be sent for the effect selected (CC#) for the Foot
Controller. The value setting can be between 0 and 127. Adjust this so that the
backward release of the Foot Controller's pedal will be at the number set here.
To Access FOOT CONTROLLER MINIMUM EFFECT
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 13 TWICE, then
Tap the Forward/ Backward Once
Use the INC/DEC to set Min Effect.
FOOT CONTROLLER TWO CHANNEL
Parameters = Same as CNTRL1, Same as CNTRL2, Both Controllers, 01-16
The MIDI channel for the effect of Foot Controller 1 can be assigned to the same
channel as Controller one or two. It can also be assigned to Both the MIDI channels of
Both Controllers or it can be assigned to any individual MIDI channel.
To Access FOOT CONTROLLER CHANNEL
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 13 TWICE, then
Tap the Forward/ Backward Pads 4 Times
Use the INC/DEC to set Channel.
FOOT CONTROLLER TWO MAXIMUM EFFECT
Parameters = 00-127
The Maximum MIDI value that will be sent for the effect selected (CC#) for the Foot
Controller. The value setting can be between 0 and 127. Adjust this so that the full
depression of the Foot Controller's pedal will be at the number set here.
To Access FOOT CONTROLLER TWO MAXIMUM EFFECT
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 13 TWICE, then
Tap the Forward/ Backward Pads 2 TIMES
Use the INC/DEC to set Maximum Effect.
FOOT CONTROLLER TWO CURVE
Parameters = 00-11
The response curve for Foot Controller One may be selected from any of the Curves
available in the panKAT Pro. Curve 8 was made specially to be used as the curve for
Foot Control.
To Access FOOT CONTROLLER TWO CURVE
Step on the Edit Footswitch, and while held down,
tap on PAD 13 TWICE, then
Tap the Forward/ Backward Pads 3 TIMES
Use the INC/DEC to set Curve
PAD 14
FOOT SUSTAIN
Edit Footswitch, PAD 14 ONCE, Footswitch One
Edit Footswtich, PAD 14 TWICE, Footswitch Two.
These footswitches act as a sustain pedal for Controller One, Controller Two and the
Reassignment Layer.
Each of these pedals can be assigned to Sustain
the following.
1 = Controller 1
2= Controller 2
R= Reassignment Layer
Sustains 1
Sustains 2
Sustains 1 & 2
Sustains R
Sustains 1 and R
Sustains 2 and R
Sustains 1 and 2 and R
PAD 15
WARP MODE
WARP MODE
Parameters = P1 & P2 -12 to +12 semitones, Repetitions 1-3, Patterns 1-8, Volume 10100%
Warp Mode gives the panKAT the ability to repeat any pattern in real time. The amount
of repeats is controllable, along with the tempo. Besides the echo being repeated, it is
also possible to change the pitch of each of the echo's by plus or minus 12 semitones.
This means that each note struck can create a short musical sequence. To make this
even more interesting, instead of just playing back the notes evenly, we have added 8
rhythm patterns that superimpose themselves over the real notes played.
In the Warp Screen, you can turn ON and OFF the WARP function. On this line of the
display you also set the REPeats (1-3). On the second line, the P stands for the echo's
note pitch. A value of 0 plays the note without any pitch change. Inserting a value (-12
+12) changes the note played in semitones. P1,P2 and P3 allow for three programmed
pitch changes.
The fourth line is for applying a PATtern to the notes.
The pattern are as follows:
1: Straight eight notes in groupings of two
2: Quarter note followed by 2 eight notes.
3: Two eight notes followed by a quarter note.
4: Eight note, quarter note, eight note.
5: Eight note triplets
6-8: Various other patterns.
A repeat count of 1 plays two notes. A repeat count of 2 plays 4 notes, etc.
If in Double Mode, only Controller One Warp will operate. Reassignments also do not
respond to Warp Mode.
You can change the tempo of the Echo by
1. Stepping on the Edit Footswitch , (held down)
2. Tap the Backward Pad twice (for Tempo)
3. The GROOVE ENABLED must be turned on for this to function.
It is also possible to control the repeats of the echo with a Foot Controller. Assign Foot
Controller One) or Foot Controller Two to WARP VOLUME.
To Access the WARP Mode,
Tap on Pad 15
Use the Forward and Backward Keys to move the Cursor
Use the INC/DEC pads to change parameter settings.
PAD 16
EFFECTS
PAD 16 is designed to send out Reverb MIDI Effect Program commands to the external
MIDI OUT jacks. These call up presets, similar to program changes.
Please note that these commands may not have any effect on your sound module as
some manufacturers do not implement these specific commands.
PAD 17
REASSIGNMENT MODE
REASSIGNMENT MODE
Parameters = OFF, COMBINE, REPLACE
Actual Note Reassignments are programmed in the GLOBAL Screens. There are 14
Reassignment Groups available. Each Reassignment Group allows the panKAT to play
any MIDI note number on any MIDI channel. Each Group shares a minimum and
maximum velocity setting, a velocity curve setting, and a gate time. These 14 Group
Reassigments are stored in the Global Screens but are accessed in the Kit Auxiliary
Screens.
The Reassignment Mode can be turned OFF (panKAT plays the normal Controller One
and Controller Two data). It can be set to COMBINE, which then plays the notes
assigned to the Reassignment Group number along with the data from Controllers One
and Two.
When the Reassignment Mode is set to REPLACE, the KIT plays the Reassignment
Groups MIDI note numbers instead of Controller Two.
REASSIGNMENT POLYPHONY SETTING
Parameters = Monophonic, Polyphonic
This determines whether the Reassignment Group plays in Monophonic or Polyphonic
mode.
REASSIGNMENT NUMBER
Parameters = 01-14
Here is where you select one of the 14 Reassignment Groups stored in the Global
Settings to be Used in the current Kit number.
REASSIGNMENT OCTAVE OFFSET
Parameters = 00-14
You can transpose the octave of the entire Reassignment Group Number assigned to
this Kit. This Octave Offset applies only to this User Kit.
REASSIGNMENT FORCED GATE
Parameters = OFF, Latch, 0.10 – 6.000 sec.
You can override the gate settings of the Reassignment Group to the Parameter
Choices assigned to this User Kit.
REASSIGNMENT TRANSPOSE AMT
Parameters = -12 - +12
You can transpose the notes of the Reassignment Group up or down one octave in
semitones.
REASSIGNMENT EXTRA PROGRAM /VOLUME SENDS
Parameters = PC no, 00-127
Reassignment Channel 01-16 Bank MSB, LSB 00-127, 00-127 Vol no 00-127
On this screen you assign the Bank, Program Change, MIDI Channel and Volume
Settings.
REASSIGNMENT POLYPHONY and INTERFACE
Parameters = Polyphony 1,2
Interface INTernal, EXTernal, Neither, BOTH
This screen sets the polyphony of the reassignment and the routing. Internal
assignment is for panKAT's with sounds built in.
TO ACCESS REASSIGNMENT MODE
With the Edit Footswitch held down
Tap on PAD 17 (REASSIGNMENT MODE use INC/DEC to toggle ON/OFF
Use Forward Pad to move cursor to POLYPHONY Setting. Use INC/DEC to change
from Polyphonic to Monophonic.
Tap on PAD 17 TWICE to Access REASSIGNMENT NUMBER
Use Forward Pad to move cursor to OCTAVE OFFSET, TRANSPOSE AMOUNT and
FORCED GATE. Use the INC/DEC to change parameter settings.
PAD 18
CONTROL PRESET
On PAD 18, you can set up the panKAT to send a Controller Number and Value when
entering the kit. This is useful when you want to preset an effect or have some other
controller parameter preprogrammed when you first go to a User Setup.
All 128 Controller Numbers are accessible along with a MIDI Channel Assignment and a
Value assignment.
In EDIT, use the Forward Pad to move the cursor through these settings. Use the
INC/DEC pad to change the parameters.
KIT CONTROLLER PRESET CC#
Parameters = 00-127
Every User Kit on the panKAT Pro can send a preset value on any Controller Number.
This is useful when a desired effect needs to be present upon entering a kit such as a
specific reverb setting or a modulation value. This is where you set up the Controller
number.
KIT CONTROLLER CHANNEL
Parameters = 01-16
Every User Kit on the panKAT Pro can send a preset value on any Controller Number.
This is useful when a desired effect needs to be present upon entering a kit such as a
spefic reverb setting or a modulation value. This is where you set up the Controller
numbers MIDI channel.
KIT CONTROLLER PRESET CC# VALUE
Parameters = 00-127
Every User Kit on the panKAT Pro can send a preset value on any Controller Number.
This is useful when a desired effect needs to be present upon entering a kit such as a
specific reverb setting or a modulation value. This is where you set up the exact value
for the Controller number assigned.
PAD 19
CONTROLLER INTERFACE
EDIT CONTROLLER INTERFACE MODE
Parameters = Both, Internal and External, Neither, External MIDI only, Internal Only.
This function turns on and off Controller 1 or 2. For panKAT's with built in sounds, data
can be sent to the internal sound only or external device or be sent to both.
Step on the EDIT Footswitch and tap on PAD 9 to program the Interface Setting.
PAD 20
GROOVE CONTROL
GROOVE WITH TAP TEMPO CONTROL Several percussion patterns are available
when the metronome is activated. The FORWARD PAD acts as a Start/Stop for the
metronome and 2 hits on the BACKWARD PAD establishes the tempo. On the panKAT
Pro WS (with sounds) model, the sounds for the built in grooves can either come from
the internal or an external sound source.
If you tap on PAD 20 with the Edit Footswitch held down, you can select whether or not
you want the Grooves ENABLED or DISABLED.
You can select the GROOVE that you want to play by using the FORWARD PAD to
move the cursor to the second line on the display, then use the INC/DEC Pads to scroll
through the list of Rhythms.
Use the Forward Pad to move the cursor to the TEMPO and VOLUME settings of the
GROOVE. You can then route the GROOVE to the INTERNAL sound card or an
EXTERNAL synthesizer or routed to BOTH.
After you assigning the Rhythm that you want hear, you will then need to assign ONE
MIDI NOTE NUMBER and CHANNEL.
The GROOVES are really rhythmic patterns played on ONE MIDI Note number.
TO ACCESS the NOTE NUMBER AND CHANNEL
With the EDIT Footswitch held down, tap on PAD 20, then
tap on the FORWARD PAD, FIVE TIMES until you see the GROOVE MIDI NOTE
NUMBER AND GROOVE MIDI CHANNEL. Use the INC/DEC pads to change these
parameters.
GROOVE PATTERN
Parameters = Various Groove Patterns.
Use the Inc/Dec pads to scroll through the list of patterns available.
GROOVE ENABLE
Parameters = Disable / Enable
This screen determines whether the Groove Metronome is active or not.
GROOVE ROUTING
Parameters = Both Int & Ext, Neither, External MIDI only, Internal Only
GROOVE TEMPO
Parameters = 40-240
You can manually set the tempo of the Groove here or you can Use the Tap Tempo
Function by holding down the EDIT Footswitch and hitting the BACKWARDS PAD
TWICE at the TEMPO that you want the Groove to play. The Groove Enabled must be
active.
GROOVE VOLUME
Parameters = 00-10
You can set the volume of the GROOVE from softest 00 to loudest 10.
PAD 21 CHAINS
CHAIN MODE
Parameters = Chain Number 01-16, Chain Step 0-16, Chain Step, Chain Enable
Enable/Disable
A CHAIN allows you to arrange User Setups (Kits) in any order. You can either step
through the Chain's Steps by using a Footswitch, or you change it by hitting the Forward
or Backward function pads. This function is very useful in live situations because you
can organize in advance what sounds you might need in a song or performance.
There are 16 Chains in total. Each Chain can have up to 16 User Setups. You can also
link Chains together or set up a Chain as a Loop.
In Edit, you determine What Chain you are editing , which one of the 16 Steps you are
editing , and what User Kit you want in the slot. After you choose one of the 128 User
Kits, you can also tell the panKAT to advance to the NEXT CHAIN or to LOOP the
Chain that you are editing.
In Play Mode, if you have the CHAIN ENABLED in the Globals , striking the Backwards
or Forward pad will automatically take you to the next programmed User Kit assigned to
that Chain. You can also set one of the FOOT CONTROLLER inputs to Setup Advance
or Setup Backwards your Steps (User Kits) within that Chain.
When you Enable the Chain Mode, the first character on the display in Play Mode tells
you what Chain you are in and what Step you are in. For example, C02-03 means that
you are in Chain number 2, and that you are in the Third Step. If you want to know what
User Kit you are in, step on the Edit Footswitch and hit the Setup Pad (low C on the
highest octave). The screen will display the current Setup Number.
In Play Mode, if the Chain Mode is Enabled, it is possible to quickly change Chain
Numbers. If you want to go to a different Chain, hold down the Edit , hit the Global Pad
(PAD 24) then hit the INCREMENT (PAD 27) to advance through the Chains or hit the
DECREMENT pad to go back through the Chains. Release the Footswitch to play.
PAD 22 PAD TRAINING
One of the most important design features of the panKAT is its ability to have the pads
be trained by the user for personal dynamic response. Every player has their own idea
of what a soft hit is and how hard they ultimately want to play. By teaching the panKAT
your playing style, the instrument learns the way you play and provides the widest
dynamic response possible for you.
There are three ways that the panKAT can be trained.
GLOBAL TRAIN,
In this Mode, you simply hit one pad soft, then hard to give the overall dynamic
response for the entire instrument. This is the default way to train the panKAT.
GROUP TRAINING
The two sensors on the panKAT are trained separately.
INDIVIDUAL PAD TRAINING
Individual pads can be trained separately from the rest of instrument.
Sensors can vary slightly from each other. Also over time, the sensors response can
vary as well. The pad training provided on the panKAT eliminates the problem. The
reason for this is because the panKAT can “see” 255 levels of dynamics. MIDI only has
127 levels. When you hit the pad soft and hard in the training process, you set the
minimum and maximum levels. These values are then imposed over the MIDI dynamic
response curves. The slight variations possible from sensors are masked because the
panKAT is twice as dynamic as MIDI.
GLOBAL PAD TRAINING (TO TRAIN PADS)
Parameters = 00-255
You can train the entire instrument for your personal dynamic response. This training
affects the entire instrument, and all pads receive the same response values. Once you
enter PAD 22 in EDIT, the panKAT will prompt you to hit any pad to continue with the
training process. When you do, the panKAT will ask you to hit any pad soft, then after a
moment will ask you to hit any pad hard. This completes the dynamic training.
GROUP OCTAVE PAD TRAINING (SEE INFO IN GLOBAL SCREENS)
This method of training is NOT recommended unless you are having trouble with a
specific pad.
PAD 23 DATA DUMP
SELECT DATA DUMP TYPE
Parameters = Global, All Memory, All Kits, Chains & Reassignments, User KITS K01128
Use the Inc/Dec pads to decide which Type of Memory Dump you want to send. Strike
the Global Pad again PAD 24.. The panKAT will immediately send out the data dump.
The panKAT will automatically accept a data dump without any setup from the user as
long as the Data Dump Receive Enable (Global Screen) is set to Enable. This is the
default setting.
PAD 24 GLOBAL AUXILLARY
see Chapter 5 GLOBAL AUX FUNCTIONS
PAD 25 CANCEL
CANCEL
To recover from unwanted changes, simply hit the CANCEL pad . Changes that you
have made to a Setup may be undone as long as you have not gone away from this
Setup to another one.
All changes you make to your Setups are saved immediately when you change them.
You do not need to do any specific action to “save” your changes - it happens
automatically.
• To recover from unwanted changes, simply hit “Cancel” (PAD 25) with the Edit
footswitch held down. Changes that you have made to a Setup may be undone as long
as you have not gone away from this Setup to another one.
PAD 26 DEFAULT
DEFAULT
The panKAT PRO can automatically place in a default value for every function when
you are editing. This means that when you call up a function, rather than having to
guess what number to input, striking pad 26 while the function value is blinking will load
in a basic “default” or normal value.
Using the Defaults will make using the panKAT PRO even easier for you. Whenever
you want to make a new Setup, you can dump in the Defaults so that you can start out
with the Setup already close to your liking. This is especially true since you can even
change the Defaults to whatever your preferences are.
The Default values (for Setup settings) themselves may be changed at any time. To do
this, the “Default” pad must be the first pad hit after the Edit is depressed. From this
point on, as long as the Edit is held down, the values that are being edited are the
Default values instead of the Function settings themselves.
For Example: Let’s change the Default value for Channel to 4.
1) Depress the Edit and keep it depressed during the following.
2) Hit the “Default” Pad, (pad 26, D on Inner Ring).
3) Hit the “Channel” Pad, (pad 3 on the Outer Ring).
4) Hit the Inc/Dec pads to find the number 4, (pads 27&28, E&Db on the Inner Ring).
5) Release the Edit .
Note, you have not changed the value of Channel in any of your Setups. You have only
changed the Default for Channel. From now on, when you hit Default while looking at a
Channel setting, the value “4” will be put in for the Channel in that Setup. Let’s continue
the example by showing that:
6) Depress the Edit and keep it depressed during the following.
7) Hit the “Channel” Pad, (pad 3 on the Outer Ring).
8) Hit the “Default” Pad, (pad 26, D on Inner Ring). Note that the Channel has been
changed to “4”.
9) Release the Edit .
Now you have changed the current Setup Channel setting (for one of your Controllers).
To put your Channel back to the Channel you want (and put Default setting to the
Channel you want) do steps 1 to 9 above again, except at step 4 put in the Channel
number you want to use. Now you should put in the Defaults for all the values you use.
This will make all of your future Setup editing easier because you can set up most of the
values quickly by using the Defaults.
Once you organize all of your personal preference Setup Values, you can load an entire
KIT with your favorite Defaults.
To load in a Default Setup,
1) Depress the Edit and keep it depressed during the following.
2) Hit the “Setup” Pad, (pad 30, C Dead Center).
3) Hit the “Default” Pad, (pad 26, D on Inner Ring).
4) Release the Edit . Now this Setup has all of your defaults loaded into it.
The Default for Program Change is always the # of the Setup you are in. Therefore, you
are unable to change the Default for Program Change.
The Default for Gate Time for Controller 2 in Hang Mode is always “Infinite.” The Default
Gate Time for Controller 1 and for Controller 2 in Double (Layer) is user definable.
If you change one of your Defaults for a particular setting and want to get it back to the
original Factory setting, the method is as follows: <Edit foot down> <Default> <setting>
<Default> <Edit foot up>
For example, if you want to return the Default for Minimum Velocity to the original
Factory setting:
1) Depress the Edit and keep it depressed during the following.
2) Hit the “Default” Pad, (pad 26, on Inner Ring).
3) Hit the “Minimum Velocity” Pad (pad 5, Outer Ring).
4) Hit the “Default” Pad again, (pad 26, on Inner Ring).
5) Release the Edit .
Now the Default for Minimum Velocity has been returned to the original Factory setting
PAD 27 INCREMENT
PAD 28 DECREMENT
Use these pads to change the values of blinking parameters in Edit Mode
PAD 29 COPY
SETUP COPY
This function allows you to copy the current FACTORY or USER Setup to any other
USER SETUP number.
To do this, perform the following steps:
1. Hit the SETUP COPY pad (pad 29, Inner Ring) while the Edit is pressed.
2. Use the INC/DEC pads to find the USER KIT NUMBER you want to save to
3. Hit the SETUPCOPY pad again to see the confirmation screen.
4. Hit the SETUP COPY pad a third time to perform the copy. After the copy is
performed, the SETUP that you copied to is the CURRENT Setup.
PAD 30 SETUP
SETUP NUMBER pad 30, C Dead Center
A SETUP is an entire collection of settings that defines one “kit” of the panKAT Pro.
There are 128 USER SETUPS and 128 FACTORY SETUPS in the panKAT. A Setup
consists of MIDI Channels, Gate Time Setting, Velocity Settings, Program Number, Etc.
In Edit, if you tap on the SETUP PAD 30, you can use the INC/DEC pads to quickly
jump to the KIT SETUP that you want.
FORWARD BACKWARD PADS
These are the little pads on the left and right side of the panKAT (9:00 o'clock and 3:00
o'clock positions).
In PLAY MODE, hitting the pads allow you to ADVANCE or go BACKWARDS to the
next Setup. You need to hit them twice to start the Setup changing, but once you do,
one hit moves the Setup one kit back or forwards.
When the TAP TEMPO / GROOVE is ENABLED, hitting the BACWARDS pad twice
with the EDIT Footswitch down will determine the new Tempo. The screen will display
the new tempo after the pad is struck twice.
When the TAP TEMPO/ GROOVE is Enabled, hitting the FORWARD pad toggles the
GROOVE ON or OFF.
SEE the GROOVE Section in the Global Screen Chapter for more info.
In EDIT MODE these pads allow you to advance backwards or forwards to the next
cursor position on the screen and also to advance backwards or forwards to the next
screen (examples; Global Aux Screens, Kit Aux Screens, Gate Time Screens, etc)
PITCH WHEEL (VIRTUAL WHEEL ONE AND TWO)
These are the two pads at the 11:00 o'clock and 5:00 o'clock positions on the panKAT.
These pads act much like a pitch and modulation wheel on a keyboard with the
exception that you have a choice to either hold it down to hear the wheels effect or you
can allow one strike of the pad to perform an action over a specified time and amount.
The Virtual Wheels are programmed in the Global Auxiliary Screens.
In the Global Aux Screens you can set the
MIDI CHANNEL 1-16
CONTROLLER NUMBER 1-127
RANGE
xxx-xxx (reverse numbers allow for reverse response)
PRESSURE MODE
Pressing on the V PAD will product an immediate dynamic response and release to
pressure.
SCRIPT MODE
Striking the pad performs the controller function over a specified time
MOTION
Upwards, Downwards, Shake throughout range over
TIME
005-1000ms to return to zero
CHAPTER FIVE GLOBAL AUXILLIARY FUNCTIONS
GLOBAL AUXILIARY FUNCTIONS PAD 24
There are many Global Function Parameters that are in the panKAT. These functions
effect the entire instrument, regardless of what SETUP you are using.
Here is how to get into the “tunnel” of screens
1. Press the Edit Footswitch , press pad 24 - then use the Backwards, Forwards
pads to navigate to the function that you are looking for.
TIP: Tap on pad 24 TWICE. In most cases it will automatically go to the last Global
Screen that you were editing.
LISITING OF GLOBAL FUNCTIONS
ADJUST THRESHOLD BACKWARDS / FORWARDS
Parameters = 01-48
The pads on the panKAT have programmable sensitivity settings. The BACKWARD and
FORWARD pads have their own sensitivity setting usually set higher because these are
function keys not note keys. These screens allow one to manually change the
sensitivity setting. The default is set at 45.
BANK SELECT
Parameters = Enable, Disable
You can choose to disable BANK Change Commands in your panKAT Pro. This will
prevent any Bank Messages from being sent to your sound source.
BEEPER
Parameters = On/Off
You can turn on or off the internal beeper that is heard whenever you are editing or
changing Kits. Use the INCrement or DECrement pads to change this setting.
CHORD MODE WINDOW
Parameters = 01-20 milliseconds
This is a Sensitivity control function when using the MELODY CHORD MODE. The
parameters in this screen control how close together a pair of notes must be to be
considered a chord. The lower the number, the lower the latency because the panKAT
has to wait until the programmed time has elapsed to determine if you are playing a
single note or chord.
DAMPEN CONTROL SCREENS
Dampening Control Screens include Dampen Count, Dampen Scan Count, Dampen
Ratio and Dampen Threshold. These parameters help the panKAT to interpret acoustic
dampening gestures. Because mallet players use different sticks and apply pressure to
the mallet pad differently, adjustments must be made in the software to help mimic and
interpret these strokes.
DAMPEN COUNT
Parameters = 0-255
This setting is used to adjust the time between striking a pad and when the pad may be
dampened when in DAMPEN MODE. Making this setting greater makes dampening
more difficult, lowering it makes dampening easier. If the value is too low, slight
bounces of your mallet on the pads may dampen notes when you don't want them to.
DAMPEN MODE SCAN COUNT
Parameters = 0-16
This setting is the amount of time the processor takes to scan the signal to decide if the
gesture on the pad is a dampen stroke. The higher the number, the more accurate the
dampening stroke will be. The higher the number also adds delay. Experiment with the
right setting for you.
DAMPEN RATIO
Parameters = 0-255
This screen sets a ratio between the dampen signal and the normal signal. When you
apply pressure to the pad, a rise is detected in the signal. Changing this parameter
helps the panKAT to evaluate the difference between a stroke and a pressured dampen
stroke.
DAMPEN THRESHOLD
Parameters = 00-255
This setting is used to adjust the dampening characteristics of the panKAT when played
in DAMPEN Mode. The Dampen Threshold is a measure of how much pressure is
required to get damping to occur. Raising this value decreases the likelihood of
dampening, lowering it makes dampening easier.
DATA DUMP RECEIVE
Parameters = Enabled, Disabled
You make choose to Enable or Disable the receiving of Data Dumps back into your
panKAT Pro. The normal setting is Enable.
DEBOUNCE COUNT
Parameters = 01-120
Debounce time is the time immediately after a hit has been recognized, where the
panKAT PRO ignores the signal from the pad as that signal settles down. Too short of a
debounce time may result in notes double triggering on one hit. Too long of a debounce
time may result in fast double strokes being missed.
DEAD STROKE COUNT
Increasing the value adds a delay time before the Dead Stroke Sounds.
FINE TUNING ROUTING Tune Instruments to 440
Parameters = Both Int & Ext, Neither, External MIDI only, Internal Only.
This function routes a FINE TUNING command to the external sound source, or for the
sound source built into the panKAT PRO. Note that not all sound modules respond to
this command.
FOOT CONTROL ONE PERFORMS
Parameters = Controller, Setup Advance, Setup Backup, MIDI Note
If you don't intend to use the Foot Control Inputs for Volume or other Controller
Settings, you may choose to Globally reassign your Foot Control input to ADVANCE or
BACKUP through your Setups.
The FTC Performs choices are:
CONTROLLER: (User settings definable in each Each Setup- see Setup Auxiliary
Settings
SETUP ADVANCE / SETUP BACKUP
If Setup Advance or Backup has been selected, either a foot pedal or a footswitch will
work in moving you through your Setups.
FOOTSWITCH MIDI NOTES
Up to Four Notes can be assigned to the Footswitch. A Velocity value is also available.
When the Footswitch is, depressed, a note on is sent. When the switch is released, a
note off is sent.
FOOT CONTROL TWO PERFORMS
Parameters = Controller, Setup Advance, Setup Backup, MIDI Note.
If you don't intend to use the Foot Control Inputs for Volume or other Controller
Settings, you may choose to Globally reassign your Foot Control input to ADVANCE or
BACKUP through your Setups.
The FC Perform choices are:
CONTROLLER: (User settings definable in each Each Setup- see Setup Auxiliary
Settings)
SETUP ADVANCE / SETUP BACKUP If Setup Advance or Backup has been selected,
either a foot pedal or a footswitch will work in moving you through your Setups.
FOOTSWITCH MIDI NOTES: Up to Four Notes can be assigned to the Footswitch. A
velocity value is also assignable. When the Footswitch is depressed, a note on is sent.
When the switch is released, a note off is sent.
GROUP OCTAVE PAD TRAINING
Parameters = 00-255
There are TWO sensors on the panKAT that can be trained separately. In the GLOBAL
EDIT screens you will find the “TO TRAIN PAD GROUPS” displayed. The panKAT will
direct you to GROUP TOP or GROUP BOTTOM for training
Groups are assigned as follows:
GROUP TOP (the top sensor) =
PADS 9,8,7,6,5,4
21,20,19,18,17,16,
28,27 and the V Wheel One
GROUP BOTTOM (the bottom sensor)=
PADS 10,11,12,1,2,3
22,23,24,13,14,15
29,25,26,30,
In this Global Screen, the panKAT asks you to hit any pad to TRAIN SENSOR groups.
After striking any pad, a Group Letter appears. USE PAD 7 or 19 for GROUP TOP
and use PAD 13 or 1 for GROUP BOTTOM to TRAIN the Sensor.
If you want to train a different Group, tap on the FORWARD PAD. The other Group will
show.
The panKAT will ask you to play a soft hit and then a hard hit on the specified note(s) in
the selected GROUP. After the panKAT finishes calculating the results, it automatically
moves to the next Group and asks you to hit the next C for training. This process will
continue repeatedly until you hit the Footswitch to stop the training process.
Trust your ears and your playing dynamics. The values may look different from octave
to octave, but the response can be the same. This is because there is a different
sensor on each octave (and a different section of circuitry controlling it). By training
each octave separately, the 128 MIDI velocity response levels should be about the
same. This function dramatically increases the evenness across the entire panKAT.
INDIVIDUAL PAD TRAINING
It is also possible to train up to sixteen individual pads. These pad training values are
stored in “INDIV Pad Train A, B, C.........H”. Go to Global Screen keep the Footswitch
down and use the right function pad to scroll through these 16 INV PAD TRAIN Letters.
Pick a letter for storage, then tap the pad that you want to train. The panKAT will ask
you to hit the pad soft, then hard. These values will be stored in that INV PAD Letter for
the mallet pad that you just played. Go to Global Screen and use the function pad to
find the training values in the PAD Letter. The name of the pad (the key) that has been
individually trained is now displayed in that Pad slot.
If the same pad is trained in more than one slot, only the training data from the last slot
is used.
An individually trained pad will revert to the Group training results if the user releases
footswitch #2 before striking the pad to elect it for individual training AND the pad that is
struck is the pad assigned to the slot currently displayed on the training screen. If the
pad that is struck is NOT the pad assigned to the slot currently displayed on the training
screen AND Footswitch #2 is not pressed, training will be aborted. To select a pad for
individual training, the Footswitch MUST be held while striking the pad. The user should
release the Footswitch once the pad has been selected for training so it is not pressed
when the actual training is performed.
If the individual slot has not been assigned a pad, the training results will display “----“.
TO TRAIN INDIV PAD A.....N
This is the shortcut to get to the IND Pad Training Screen described above.
TRAINING RESULTS
Low Level
High Level
Individual Pad
This is the shortcut to see the results of a Training Session. You can manually change
the results by using the INC/DEC keys.
INCOMING CHANNEL ( 1 to 16 ) ROUTE TO
Parameters = Both Int and Ext, Neither, External MIDI only, Internal Only
When the panKAT “sees” MIDI Channel information on the MIDI IN Port, that data can
be routed to the Internal Sounds of the panKAT WS or to the MIDI OUT Port or can be
filtered so that MIDI data from that channel is blocked.
INCOMING PROGRAM CHANGE RECEIVE
Parameters = All Channels, OFF, 1-16
The panKAT PRO maybe set to accept or ignore Program Changes at this screen using
the INCREMENT / DECREMENT pads. You may set the panKAT PRO to accept all
Program Changes, ignore all Program Changes, or accept only Program Changes
transmitted on a particular channel.
INCOMING SYSTEM MESSAGE ROUTE TO
Parameters = Both Int and Ext, Neither, External MIDI only, Internal Only
This screen lets you select how incoming MIDI SYSTEM MESSAGES appearing at your
MIDI IN are routed. The panKAT PRO maybe set to accept or ignore SYSTEM
MESSAGES at this screen using the INCREMENT / DECREMENT pads. You may set
the panKAT PRO to route these messages to the Internal Sound Card, the External
Sound Source, Both, or they can be filtered out using NEITHER. Common SYSTEM
MESSAGES are MIDI Clock, Sequence Start/ Stop / Continue, Active Sensing, MIDI
Time Code, Song Position Pointer/ Song Select).
UNIVERSAL ID
Parameters = Universal ID, 01-127
The “Individual Instrument ID” for the panKAT PRO can be assigned at this screen. This
setting is used to allow external devices to selectively send data dump information to
the panKAT Pro. This number is really useful if you have more than one panKAT PRO.
If not, leave it set to UNIVERSAL ID. Data dump information that is meant for a
panKAT PRO with a different ID than assigned at this screen will not be accepted by the
panKAT PRO. (except if set at Universal ID, which accepts all).
MIDI IN PROGRAM CHANGE SOUND MAP
Parameters = SETUPS MAP, GENERAL MIDI MAP
When the panKAT receives a Program Change Command, this data can be routed to
change the Program within the Active Setup (GENERAL MIDI MAP) or it can change
the SETUP ITSELF (SETUP MAP).
If you are using a panKAT WS in a Multi Mode Configuration (more than one sound at
once) or if you are using the internal sound source for another controller, using the
setting GENERAL MIDI MAP sends program changes to any of the 16 MIDI channels
when receiving Program Change Data from an External Source from the MIDI IN.
MIDI IN to MIDI OUT MERGE
Parameters = ON / OFF
MIDI data coming into the MIDI IN of the panKAT may be passed through to the MIDI
OUT if MIDI Merge is set to ON.
NORMAL MODE SCAN COUNT
Parameters = 3..16
This setting tells the panKAT how long to scan or examine the pads before sending out
a note. The higher the setting, the more accurate the dynamics, but the more latency it
adds. The default value of 5 is the normal setting.
PERMANENT MEMORY IS
Parameters = ON/OFF
You can protect changes made to your USER KITS when you turn ON the
PERMANENT MEMORY setting. If the PERMANENT MEMORY is set to OFF (the
default setting) changes made to your USER Kits are automatically saved. There is no
SAVE Procedure on the panKAT.
TIPS:
The Factory KITS can not be Permanently Saved unless copied to the USER KITs.
Global Settings can still be altered when MEMORY PROTECT is turned ON.
The panKAT PRO will also accept a SYSEX Dump regardless of this setting.
PROGRAM STRING NAMES
Parameters = KIT NAMES, NONE, INSTRUMENT NAME
You can customize the way the panKAT screen displays data. A setting of KIT NAMES,
allows one to customize the names of their USER KITS. Every User Kit can have its
own unique name. Once this setting is active, the panKAT will display in PLAY mode
on the third line, the KIT Name that you programmed in the KIT AUX Screens. If no
name was programmed, the screen will display ****************.
A setting of INSTRUMENT NAME automatically calls up the General MIDI Instrument
name nomenclature. This means that the Instrument Name is connected to the program
change number, not the User Kit name. You can NOT modify these names.
The Factory Kits automatically operate in the INSTRUMENT NAME Setting. Only the
USER KITS reflect this choice.
A setting of NONE eliminates all instrument names on the display. Instead, the third line
shows key parameter information of Controller One, and the fourth line displays
parameter information of Controller Two.
REASSIGNMENT MODE
Reassignment Mode in the panKAT allows User definable notes to be played on the
keyboard. You can play any MIDI Note on ANY pad on the panKAT. Each pad can have
its own MIDI Channel. An entire User Layout of these prearranged MIDI notes are
called an Reassignment Layer.
There are 14 Layers that can be assigned. Each USER KIT can have one
Reassignment Layer assigned. In the Kit Auxiliary Screens you decide if you want to
COMBINE this Layer with the Controller's Sound or if you want to REPLACE the
Controller's sound with this new MIDI note assignment. Each pad shares a Minimum
and Maximum Velocity setting, a Velocity Curve and a Gate Time.
REASSIGNMENT NUMBER
Parameters = 01...14
On the first line of the display, select which one of the 14 Reassignments you wish to
Edit.
REASSIGN K NUMBER
Parameters = 01-61
The next selection on the first line is “k” followed by a number up to three digits. The “k”
stands for which KAT pad on the panKAT you want to reassign to a different sound. The
highest note on the panKAT is k30, which is pad 30. The reassign K numbers go higher,
because they are “pre-enabled” for future expanders.
You can use the INC/DEC pads to get to the pad number that you want to Edit OR you
can quickly jump to the pad you want by stepping on the Sustain One (when the
Reassign Screen is visible) then while both Footswitches are held down, hit the pad on
the panKAT that you want to edit. You will see the “k” number change as you tap on the
different pads on the panKAT.
REASSIGN M NUMBER
Parameters = C-2 – G8
On the second line of the display, you can select the MIDI NOTE that you want to
assign to the pad selected on the first line. Notice that both the MIDI NOTE NUMBER
and the Actual Note name are displayed at the same time.
You can use the INC/DEC pads to change the note that you want to reassign here or
you can use the shortcut. When in this editing screen, step on the Sustain Two (the Edit
Footswitch should already be depressed). While these pedals are down, when you
strike a pad, it reflects the note that will sound on the “k” pad. You can change the
octave in KIT EDIT to get at lower or higher note numbers.
REASSIGN CHANNEL
Parameters = 01-16
On the second line of the display, you can change the MIDI Channel for the “k” pad
number that is visible. Every pad on the panKAT can be assigned to any of the 16 MIDI
channels separately.
REASSIGN MINIMUM VELOCITY
Parameters = 00-127
On this screen you establish the MINIMUM Velocity Setting. This setting is for the
entire Reassignment Layer, not for the one MIDI note number. Each Reassignment
Layer Receives one MINIMUM, one MAXIMUM and one GATE TIME setting.
REASSIGN MAXIMUM VELOCITY
Parameters = 00-127
On this screen you establish the MAXIMUM Velocity Setting. This setting is for the
entire Reassignment Layer, not for the one MIDI note number. Each Reassignment
Layer Receives one MINIMUM, one MAXIMUM and one GATE TIME Setting.
REASSIGNMENT DEFAULTS
The following is a listing of default values of the REASIGNMENT numbers set for a Five
Octave panKAT.
Reassignment # 1 C-2 to C 2
Reassignment # 2 C-1 to C 3
Reassignment # 3 C-0 to C 4
Reassignment # 4 C 1 to C 5
Reassignment # 5 C 2 to C 6
Reassignment # 6 C 3 to C 7
Reassignment # 7....14 all keys set of OFF
You can assign the notes in the Reassignment Layer Mode to function as a LATCH,
where the first strike sends a note on, and a second strike on the same pad shuts it off.
If the Reassignment is set to MONOPHONIC MODE in the Kit Edit Screen, only one
loop will play at a time. If the Reassignment is set to POLYPHONIC MODE in the Kit
Edit Screen, it is possible to independently control multiple loops. The Hi C on the
panKAT is reserved to shut off ALL active Loops in the Reassignment.
Set the Forced GATE to LATCH in the Kit Auxiliary Reassignment screen and the notes
played by the assignment layer will toggle (i.e. 1st time a pad is hit, a NOTE ON will be
send and the 2nd time a pad is hit, a NOTE OFF will be sent). The reassignment layer
will operate in polyphonic and monophonic modes. If a note is assigned to reassignment
PAD 30, striking this pad will send a NOTE OFF for all pads for which no NOTE OFF
has been sent. It will not send a NOTE ON for this pad. If note number 128 (OFF) has
been reassigned to reassignment PAD 30, to this pad will not play a reassignment note
(normal) BUT will also NOT turn off notes for the other reassignment pads. This gives
the user the ability to decide if one pad is capable of controlling all reassignment note
offs and also allows the hi C pad to be a playable note in COMBINE mode, without
turning off all active reassignment pads.
REASSIGNMENT QUICK COPY
A fast copy function has been added to the reassignment mode so that the user can
either auto increment or copy the value of one reassignment pad to the next right
adjacent pad.
Copying the data from one reassignment pad to the next adjacent pad...
While in the Global Reassignment Edit Screen, Hold down the edit AND the Sustain
ONE together, use the RIGHT (forward) function pad to copy the existing assignment to
the next. The panKAT will copy the existing data to the adjacent pad.
Auto incrementing the data from one reassignment pad to the next adjacent pad...
While in the Global Reassignment Edit Screen, Hold down the edit and AND the Sustain
ONE together. Use the BACKWARDS function pads to AUTO INCREMENT the
existing assignment to the next. The panKAT will copy the existing data to the adjacent
pad AND add that value by one.
MODIFIED REASSIGNMENT NOTE ASSIGNMENTS
Midi Note 128 is now an OFF pad. When this is assigned to a pad, no sound will be
produced. This allows the ability to assign only the notes you want to sound. This is
especially useful in COMBINE mode when both the Reassignment and Controllers One,
Two or Both are also active. The default note is NO NOTE.
Using Midi Note 128 on the Hi C in the reassignment layer prevents that pad to perform
an ALL LOOP OFF function for that layer. No sound will play on that pad. Please refer
to the Reassignment Section in the KIT AUXILLARY SCREENS for more information
regarding the Reassignment Mode.
Real Time Controller Mode and RTC+Velocity Mode
Real Time Controller Mode
Real Time Controller Mode turns the panKAT into a massive knob turning machine.
Each pad on the OUTER Ring of the panKAT is assigned a channel, controller number,
minimum value, maximum value, and reset value in the Global Screens
Once a pad is struck on the Outer Ring, the MIDDLE RING PADS act as individual
values (like the position of a fader or knob on your synthesizer ). The values move
clockwise, Pad 24 is the is the minimum value, and the PAD 13 is the maximum value.
As you play on the “value” pads of the panKAT, the panKAT instantly translates your
last hit to the controller “knob” of your synthesizer . The knob turning can be
instantaneous, or can slide “slew” to the next value. This can create some incredible
interesting effects that are not possible with real time knob tweaking. Complex rhythms
can be imposed on any controller number.
Entering and leaving a “Control Key” (pad on the OUTER RING in RTC mode) can also
create an effect. When you leave a Control Key (by striking another control key), one
has the option of resetting the last value and/or presetting the new value of the control
key just struck.
The MIDDLE RING of the panKAT’s pads are reserved for special functions.
PAD 28 turns on the Editing of the RTC Slew Speed Values. You do not need to step
on the footswitch as these are REAL TIME functions. You must strike PAD 28 again to
toggle out of RTC Editing.
PADS 26 and 29 Increments and Decrements the Slew Speed Value.
While in Play Mode, you can turn Portamento On and Off by toggling PAD 27.
While in Play Mode, you can Slew Up by tapping on PAD 25
While in Play Mode, you can Slew DOWN by tapping on PAD 30
The Real Time Control Mode also has a variation mode called RTC+Velocity
The RTC mode is selected by striking PAD 1, FOUR TIMES while the Edit Footswitch is
pressed.
Assigning Controller Numbers
There is only ONE RTC assignment in the panKAT that is activated whenever RTC is
assigned to a Controller in the User Kits.
There are four screens for data entry in the Global Edit Screens.
RTC KEY NUMBER (KEY # PAD)
This represents which OUTER RING pad on the panKAT you are working on. The
display lists Pads 1-12, the Outer Ring.
RTC CHANNEL
Parameters = 01—16
This is where you assign a MIDI Channel to Each of the 12 Pads on the Outer Ring.
RTC CONTROLLER#
Parameters = 00-128
This is where you assign the controller number for each pad on the Outer Ring..
Choices are NO, 0-128. Number 128 is a Pitch wheel assignment. The last line on the
display will show the name of the controller number assigned.
RTC MIN VALUE
Parameters = 00-127
RTC MAX VALUE
Parameters = 00-127
RTC RESET VALUE
Parameters = 00-128
These values are found by using the FORWARD pad.
Setting the Min and Max values gives the range of the “Outer Ring Controller” pads on
the panKAT. Since there are 127 controller values available, and only 12 “Middle Ring
VALUE pads” on the instrument, the panKAT averages the total value of the assigned
range over these pads. The min and max settings affect the total range of controller
values that are averaged across the white pads. The RESET value is the controller
value sent when the RESET PAD is struck or when Exiting and Entering a new
controller pad (see below).
Notice that the top line of the display is not editable. It is for your reference to remind
you of what black key you are working on.
RTC PREV CNTRL VALUE
Parameters = Reset, None
RTC NEXT CNTRL VALUE
Parameters = Reset, None, Last
When you enter (strike a Outer Ring Pad) or leave (strike another Outer Ring Pad), the
controller’s value can be reset to the value set in the RESET parameter on the previous
page. This parameter can also be set to NONE, which means that the controller
number will not be changed when entering or leaving a “Outer” key setting. It is also
possible to set this parameter to LAST, meaning that the value from this black key will
be remembered when you enter it again.
“Prev Ctrl Value” means the Control Number value of the last black key or the control
function that you are leaving from. “Next Ctrl Value” means the Control Number value of
the black key that you are going to.
Here are some examples of settings and the results.
Example One:
Prev Ctrl Value: RESET
Next Ctrl Value: NONE
This means that when a OUTER RING PAD is hit, the reset value for the last controller
command will be sent. If you are striking an Outer Pad for the first time, no controller
value will be sent until you hit a Middle Ring Pad. If you have been “working” this
controller, then decide to move to another Outer key, the original Outer keys controller
value will be reset as you leave this controller. When you enter the new controller
number, no initial value will be sent until you hit a Middle Key
Example Two:
Prev Ctrl Value: NONE
Next Ctrl Value: RESET
This means that when an Outer key is hit, the reset value for this newly selected
controller command will be sent. When you first enter this controller number by striking
an Outer key, the RESET value is sent out. When you leave this controller number by
hitting another Outer key, the original Outer keys value is NOT RESET, but if you strike
another Outer key, the new controllers value will automatically send out the RESET
value.
Example Three:
Prev Ctrl Value: NONE
Next Ctrl Value: LAST
This means that when an Outer Key is hit, the value that is sent is the value that was
sent the last time a value was sent for this Outer key. If the last value was due to a reset
operation, the reset value is not sent. Only the last value sent as a result of striking a
Middle key. This means that the panKAT remembers what was the last value this
particular Outer key sent out, and returns to this value when this Outer key is struck
again.
The A#3 pad is the RESET PAD. When this pad is struck in PLAY mode, it will
RESET the value of the active controller to whatever value was set in the GLOBAL
screen.
Extras
The Pitch Wheel has been added as a 128th “controller” and the A# pad will reset it to
the neutral value. There is also a special mode, Pitch Wheel Mode, PTW MODE,
described later.
RTC+ VELOCITY MODE This is a special mode that allows for two controller numbers
to be manipulated simultaneously. RTC is a horizontal control, meaning that values of a
controller are affected by using the white keys, left to right.
Adding VELOCITY to this mode means that your dynamics, or vertical approach
changes values to a controller. Playing soft or loud is interpreted as small or large
controller values.
This mode is analogous to turning TWO knobs of a synthesizer module at the same
time. By thinking left to right and soft to loud at the same time, incredible effects can
happen in real time, with just two sticks in your hands.
In order to properly activate this mode, the basic controller settings must first be set in
the GLOBAL AUX Screens.
RTC CONTROLLER #
Parameters = 00-127
This is where you set the MIDI Channel and Controller Number that will be affected by
the velocity or the playing dynamic.
RTC RESET VALUE
Parameters = 00-127
Use this to set the reset value. There are not min/max settings for this mode because
the extremes are determined by the min/max velocity settings.
SLEW DATA STRIP RATE
When using the RTC Mode, there is lots of control data being sent to the sound module.
Under Pad One, Keyboard Mode, a FORWARD screen has been provided that strips or
thins out some of the data. Raising the value (between 1 and 127) decreases the
amount of data being sent.
SCREEN ANGLE
Parameters = Straight View, Edge View
You can change the viewing angle of the screen from Straight View to Edge View.
PAD THRESHOLDS / PAD TRAINING
PAD THRESHOLD ADJUSTMENT
The Threshold of each individual pad may be adjusted at this screen by hitting the pad
you wish to alter. When the pad has been selected, you may increase or decrease the
threshold using the BACKWARD / FORWARD pads. The lower the threshold, the more
sensitive the pad ( & more likely to false trigger).
ADJUST THRESHOLD MARGIN BACKWARD FUNCTION PAD
The Function Pads (Backwards/Forwards) are set to a higher threshold level than the
rest of the instrument. The default setting is 45. You can adjust the threshold here by
using the INC/DEC pads.
ADJUST THRESHOLD MARGIN FORWARD FUNCTION PAD
The Function Pads (Backwards/Forwards) are set to a higher threshold level than the
rest of the instrument. The default setting is 45. You can adjust the threshold here by
using the INC/DEC pads.
GLOBAL THRESHOLD ADJUST
If you are playing your panKAT in a high altitude area, you may need to raise the
thresholds levels of the entire instrument because the sensors are sensitive to pressure
above sea levels. If your panKAT begins to false trigger (playing itself, rapid fire
pitches), you simply need to raise the thresholds.
This feature is also used to increase or decrease the general sensitivity of the entire
instrument.
When the panKAT is reinitialized, a sensitivity Margin of “10” is automatically placed
under every pad. You can raise or lower this setting by performing the procedure below.
You can see the results of adjustments by going back to Global Screen #5 and hitting
any pad. Be careful not to go too low, or the instrument may start playing itself. If you
raise it up too high, it will take a harder hit in order to get the instrument to respond.
To Change the THRESHOLDS
Step on the Edit and Sustain 2 at the same time. The display changes and says
Threshold Adjust Use the BACKWARDS pad to lower the threshold to make the
instrument MORE sensitive. Use the FORWARD pad to raise the threshold to make the
instrument LESS sensitive.
AUTOMATIC PAD THRESHOLD
By simply pressing and releasing the Edit , the panKAT Pro performs a Pad Threshold
Recalibration. This temporarily adjusts the pad thresholds (as if you just turned on the
panKAT). This setting is not permanent. If you want to save a new permanent threshold
level, perform the Global Threshold Adjust procedure described above.
Don't lean on the pads when you step on the edit footswitch as this will raise the
thresholds of the pads, making them very in-sensitive. If this should happen, press and
release the Edit again (without touching any pads) and this will make the pads playable
again.
REINITIALIZING YOUR PAD SENSITIVITY THRESHOLDS
To REINITIALIZE your panKAT Pro pad sensitivity Thresholds back to safe settings,
simply hold the EDIT and the Sustain 2 BOTH down, and while they are depressed hold
down both the “Backward” and Forward” small Function pads. Your panKAT PRO will
read the present idle levels of your Pads and put your Thresholds at safe settings for
you.
TO TRAIN FOOT CONTROLLER ONE / FOOT CONTROLLER TWO
The response of FootController (1,2) may be set at this screen by training the
FootController. If you would like to Train the FootController, strike any pad one more
time and release the Edit Footswitch. The panKAT PRO will sound a continuous beep.
You should respond by pressing the FootController pedal to the floor and then hit a pad.
The panKAT PRO will again sound a continuous beep. You should now release the
FootControl pedal and hit a pad again. The FootController is now trained and the
panKAT PRO will return to PLAY Mode.
TUNE INSTRUMENT
Parameters = -50+50 cents, MIDI CHANNEL 1-16
If your external sound source responds to the TUNING Command or if you have an
older panKAT with sounds, you can fine tune Globally your sound module in "cents".
VIRTUAL CONTROL WHEEL A,B,C CONTROLLER NUMBER
Parameters = CC#00-127
The Virtual Control Wheel Function on the panKAT turns Controller Layer Two into a
Programmable Control Wheel. Unlike RTC, the value of the white keys return to zero
when the note is released. This simulates using a Pitch Wheel on a synthesizer. This
Mode is intended to be used in conjunction with Layer One, the actual sound, while
Layer 2 imposes the Controller effect on Layer One.
Layer Two can be set to CTLC mode by hitting PAD ONE, SIX TIMES. with the EDIT
Footswitch depressed. The CTLC functionality is accessed by pressing FSW #2 (Hang
pedal) and striking or pressing the keys.
The INNER PADS are reserved for Special Functions.
PAD 28 Slew Speed Enable
PAD 29 Decrement Key when Slew Speed pad is enabled
PAD 26 Increment Key when Slew Speed pad is enabled
PAD 27 Portamento Mode On off
PAD 30 Reset
When PAD 28 (Slew Speed) pad is struck (with Hang Pedal Down), the Slew value is
displayed, and remains there until that pad is struck again. This acts like a toggle. The
idea here is that after you strike pad 28, you will then use Pad 29 and Pad 26 to
program your Slew Rate. Once you have finished, hit the Pad 28 again to begin playing.
The Middle Ring Pad acts as a knob moving clockwise. Pad 13 is the lowest value, Pad
14 is the highest.
Keys positioned between those described above are assigned intermediate values. If
Portamento is OFF, striking a key will immediately send the controller value assigned to
that key. The neutral Pitch Wheel is sent when both the pad and the Hang pedal are
released.
If Portamento Mode is ON, striking or holding a key will slew up or down to the value
assigned to that key for as long as the key is pressed OR until the Gate Time Value has
expired. If the key pressure is released or when the gate time ends, the controller
values will slew back to the neutral value.
When a Middle Ring pad is struck with the mallet, the panKAT holds that pad down as
determined by the GATE Time. After the GATE Time has expired, the Slew returns back
to Zero at the determined Slew Rate when the Hang pedal is released. If the Hang
pedal is still pressed when the Min/Max value is reached, the return Slew Sequence will
not occur until it is released. Whenever the HANG pedal is released, the Slew sequence
returns to the neutral value (determined by Gate Time).
ASSIGNING THE VIRTUAL CONTROL WHEEL
Virtual Control Wheel
There are three Virtual Control Wheels (besides the Pitch Bend) that can be assigned
GLOBALLY. These are Control Wheels A,B and C. In these Global Screens, you assign
what controller number (1-127) you want to assign onto the VIRTUAL WHEEL.
Every Kit in the panKAT can use ONE of these three assigned Wheels in Controller
Two.
After striking the PAD 1 SIX Times in the Edit Mode on Layer Two (Controller 2), the
Layer turns into the CTLC Mode. When the Sustain Two is depressed, the Virtual Wheel
is activated. The Virtual Wheel assumes the MIDI Channel of Layer Two.
VIRTUAL CONTROL WHEEL A,B,C CONTROLLER NUMBER
Parameters = CC#00-127
The Virtual Control Wheel Function on the panKAT turns Controller Layer 2 into a
Programmable Control Wheel. Unlike RTC, the value of the white keys return to zero
when the note is released. This simulates using a Pitch Wheel on a synthesizer This
Mode is intended to be used in conjunction with Layer One, the actual sound, while
Layer 2 imposes the Controller effect on Layer One.
Layer #2 can be set to CTLC mode by hitting the MONO key Five times with the EDIT
Footswitch depressed. The CTLC functionality is accessed by pressing Footswitch #2
(Hang pedal) and striking or pressing the keys.
The INNER PADS are reserved for Special Functions.
PAD 28 Slew Speed Enable
PAD 29 Decrement Key when Slew Speed pad is enabled
PAD 26 Increment Key when Slew Speed pad is enabled
PAD 27 Portamento Mode On off
PAD 30 Reset
When PAD 28 (Slew Speed) pad is struck (with Hang Pedal Down), the Slew value is
displayed, and remains there until that pad is struck again. This acts like a toggle. The
idea here is that after you strike pad 28, you will then use Pad 29 and Pad 26 to
program your Slew Rate. Once you have finished, hit the Pad 28 again to begin playing.
The Middle Ring Pad acts as a knob moving clockwise. Pad 13 is the lowest value, Pad
14 is the highest.
Keys positioned between those described above are assigned intermediate values. If
Portamento is OFF, striking a key will immediately send the controller value assigned to
that key. The neutral Pitch Wheel is sent when both the pad and the Hang pedal are
released.
If Portamento is OFF, striking a key will immediately send the controller value assigned
to that key. The neutral Pitch Wheel value is sent when both the pad and the HANG
pedal are released.
If Portamento mode is ON, striking or holding a key will slew up or down to the value
assigned to that key for as long as the key is pressed OR until the Gate Time Value has
expired. If the key pressure is released or when the gate time ends, the controller
values will slew back to the neutral value.
After the gate time has expired, the slew returns back to "0" at the determined slew rate
when the HANG pedal is released. If the HANG pedal is still pressed when the max/min
value is reached, the return slew sequence will not occur until it is released. Whenever
the HANG pedal is released, the slew sequence returns to the neutral value
(determined by gate time)
These wheels can only be assigned to CONTROLLER TWO. Only one wheel can be
activated per KIT. It is activated when the Sustain Two Footswitch is depressed. Like
the PTW mode, the white keys on the panKAT send out discreet wheel values.
You can access CTL by stepping on the EDIT , and while held down, PAD ONE SIX ,
SEVEN or EIGHT times respectively.
Chapter Six
GOOD THINGS TO KNOW
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REINITIALZING THE PANKAT
Step on the Edit Footswitch and press (hold down) both FUNCTION PADS all at the
same time. Notice the display screen will prompt you to also hold down PAD 4 next to
the to the FORWARD Function Pad. Continue holding all three pads until you hear the
reinitialize beep tones. The panKAT defaults back to the Factory Kits.
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