Alternate Mode Inc.

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  • 30 Westswood Ave
  • 01028 East Longmeadow
  • United States of America

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Alternate Mode Inc. manufactures and distributes the complete line of KAT electronic Percussion instrumnets, including the legendary malletKAT, trapKAT, drumKAT, panKAT, and introducing the vibeKAT for the education market. The newly released jamKAT electronic hand drum controller and the DITI, the most powerful electronic drum interface in the world.

Mission It is our desire to make to the worlds most musical, powerful and responsive drum and mallet controllers ever created. Whether you play the marimba or the vibes, acoustic drums or any other percussion or electronic percussion instrument, we want to create new tools of expression for you to enjoy for years to come!

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The Ultimate Single Source for Electronic Drums and Mallet Percussion. Complete Solutions and Systems for the Electronic Drummer or Percussionist.

Products malletKAT vibeKAT jamKAT

drumKAT HibriKIT







altZONE For the Marimba, Vibraphone and Mallet Player.

The malletKAT has been serving percussionists since 1985! The instrument is designed to give you the standard tools of expression such as dampening, dead stroking, sustain control and more to make your MIDI Vibes or MIDI Marimba experience seem natural and intuitive. But there are vasts amount of new colors and gestures implemented on the malletKAT to allow you to bend pitches, control vibrato, play multiple sounds simultaneously and much much more. When you transfer your marimba or vibe technique onto the malletKAT, you will discover new forms of expression that you never thought possible. Please "TAKE THE MALLETKAT TOUR" to find out more.

For the Drummer and Percussionist

We offer several electronic drum configurations, each offering tremendous power and control for the musician. The drumKAT is our classic controller. The trapKAT , our most drum like, offers 24 pads plus bass drum and hihat to give you a gigantic drum kit in a small compact footprint. Our drum controllers are incredibly dynamic and responsive to your playing style. The worlds most famous drummers have been using our product for years as they are rock solid and road worthy.


MalletKAT Grand (DEMO UNIT)

Our GOLD MalletKAT in a FOUR Octave lightweight frame (One piece with no expander cables) with Gold...

Alternate Mode Inc. 30 Westswood Ave 01028 East Longmeadow United States of America +1 4132242775

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Musikmesse 2018

11.04.2018 - 14.04.2018 Hall: 8.0 Stand: G 45