Pearl is introducing its malletSTATION Adjustable Range Electronic Mallet Controller ($1,249.95 MSRP/$999 street), designed in partnership with Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI). The malletSTATION model EM1 is a full sized 3.0-octave adjustable range electronic mallet controller powered exclusively by Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices through USB Bus Power.
The adjustable low-note range function allows the user to set the fundamental diatonic note of the instrument. malletSTATION features KMI’s Smart Fabric Sensor technology, allowing the silicone bar material to have an extremely sensitive, natural response, including mallet dampening and aftertouch control, and all can be easily tailored to your individual playing style.
The EM1 features a master control section with three programmable faders, four programmable buttons, and the fixed function low note and octave shift buttons. In addition, three assignable pedal inputs allow for flexibility in performance such as sustain, expression, or any MIDI parameter. These controls are fully programmable through a software editor.
The unit’s thin, lightweight chassis allows for easy portability, and the EM1 also includes flexible mounting options.
Find more information at pearldrum.com/products/kits/electronics/malletstation.