Kat Percussion MalletKat 8.5 Express Percussion Controller

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Kat Percussion Keyboard Percussion MIDI Controller with Sound Module in Two-Octave Size

Kat Percussion MalletKat 8.5 Express is the world's most powerful MIDI keyboard percussion mallet controller in a 2-octave design that can be expanded to 3 or 4 octaves. All MalletKAT 8.5 user kits are pre-programmed for the included GigKat2 module for instant operation but can also be modified by the user.

  • GigKAT2 sound module included
  • Clambusters protective padding helps silence the occasional missed note
  • PitPads sturdy, protective surface prolongs the life of your pads
  • 2 independent 5-pin MIDI outs allow separate routing to synths and computer
  • Sustain pedal and footswitch included
detail image of Kat MalletKat Express showing pads

MalletKat Express incorporates the same FSR (force-sensing resistor) technology as all Kat instruments, delivering superb feel and response. With 127 factory setups, 127 programmable user setups and features like splitting, layering, poly/mono, 'hang' modes and more, MalletKat Express is an incredibly expressive and powerful alternative to traditional marimba and vibraphone instruments.

Kat MalletKat controller sitting next to GigKat2 sound module

GigKat2 has 256 voices of polyphony and can play simultaneously on all 16 MIDI channels, letting you finally leave the computer at home. Included in the sound set are vibes, marimbas, timpani, steel pan, chimes, bells, xylophone and crotales, along with orchestral, Latin hand percussion and drum sets. GigKat2 also provides hundreds of non-percussion sounds like pianos, basses, guitars, strings, horns, organs and electric pianos. You are only limited by your own imagination.

Kat MalletKat controller sitting next to GigKat2 sound module
More Information
MPN 357676
Manufacturer KAT Percussion
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Power cable
GigKat2 sound module with power supply
Sustain pedal
MIDI cable
Controller Type Mallet
Number of Keys 25
Control Connections 2 × 1/4" sustain footswitch inputs
1/4" edit footswitch input
2 × 1/4" foot control inputs
5-Pin MIDI Yes
Width 32"
Depth 11"
Height 3.5"
Product Weight 9 lb

Kat Percussion MalletKat Limited Warranty

This Limited Warranty applies only to Kat Percussion MalletKat products purchased in the United States.

Your MalletKat product purchased from an authorized KAT Percussion dealer in the U.S. carries a 1-year warranty on parts, 6 months on sensors and 90 days for labor.

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  • See below for transit day estimates. Please note, these are estimates and are not guaranteed.

Generally, package estimated transit days are as follows:

  • Upper Midwest: 1-3 days
  • Central US, South East US, and East Coast: 2-4 days
  • West Central US: 3-5 days
  • West Coast: 4-6 days
  • Alaska & Hawaii: 7+ days
All transit times are based in business days. Please allow 7-10 business days for most freight shipments. Business days are Monday through Friday and do not include public holidays and weekends (Saturday/Sunday.) For questions regarding estimates to your specific location, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-783-3368.


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