Play any instrument through any device. Any range. Anywhere. Anytime.

The world's first 3.0 octave adjustable range electronic mallet keyboard controller designed for all players in any genre, from the beginning student to the gigging professional. Powered by cutting edge technology from Keith McMillen electronic instruments.

MalletSTATION’s tech-forward design 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.

Extremely sensitive and natural response

Designed in collaboration with Keith McMillen Instruments, malletSTATION’s tech-forward design 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.

Minimal set-up and equipment

The adjustable low note range function allows you to set the fundamental diatonic note of the instrument to what you need—low D xylophone? No problem! The malletSTATION is powered exclusively by Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices through USB Bus Power, allowing performance almost anywhere with minimal set-up and equipment.

Control Section

Changing your configuration is as easy as clicking a mouse

The EM1 features a master control section, with 3 programmable faders, 4 programmable buttons, and the fixed function low note and octave shift buttons. In addition, this electronic percussion instrument has three assignable pedal inputs which allow for flexibility in performance such as sustain, expression, or any MIDI parameter of your choice.

These controls are fully programmable through a software editor so changing your configuration is as easy as clicking a mouse.

1.75” x 5” Soft Silicon Keys powered by KMI Smart Fabric Sensor Technology 

Moveable Accidental "Gap Caps" for visual cues when low note range is adjusted

Jack panel with USB MIDI, MIDI expander port, and 3 MIDI assignable ¼” pedal inputs

Optional Dual Module Mounts allow malletSTATION to easily mount on racks, stands, and field frames

Most affordable mallet percussion controller

The EM1 malletSTATION is also the most affordable electronic mallet percussion controller on the market. The ultra-thin, lightweight chassis allows for easy portability, and the flexible mounting options provide many different ways of using your instrument.

This is the only mallet controller that will grow with you throughout your playing career—from music apps on your phone or tablet, to professional digital audio workstations and sound libraries—your sounds, and even the instruments you play, are only limited by the software you run.



  • 43 1.75” (4.4 cm) x 5” (12.7 cm) soft silicone keys
  • 3 MIDI assignable faders
  • 4 MIDI assignable buttons
  • 3 MIDI assignable ¼”pedal inputs
  • Bottom Note Range Shift up/down buttons
  • Octave up/down buttons
  • Natural feeling soft silicone keys, all-weather playing surface
  • MIDI Assignable buttons and faders for customized control and functions
  • 3 MIDI assignable pedal inputs for expression and sustain
  • Steel Chassis Design for durability and stability
  • Optional MIDI Expander to use external MIDI Hardware (sold separately)
  • Flexible mounting on desktop, X-stand, or module mounts (sold separately)
  • Mounting plates, stands, cases, covers, and other peripherals available separately
  • iOS compatibility requires Apple Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter (sold separately)

Included accessories

  • “Gap Cap” Accidental note covers
  • 3m USB Cable

Power source

  • USB Bus Power

Dimensions and weight

  • 1.6” (4.1 cm) H x 12.6” (32 cm) W x 49” (124.5 cm) L
  • 22.5 lbs (10.20 kg)

Midi data

  • Intuitive Online-downloadable Software User Interface for easy MIDI and parameter customization
  • Class-Compliant MIDI over USB
  • MIDI over 5-pin DIN (via KMI MIDI Expander, available separately)


  • Full-size USB 2.0 Type-B jack
  • Mini-USB for connection to KMI MIDI Expander (sold separately)
  • 3 ¼” Pedal inputs (1 expression, two switch)


ES1080S Tripod Stand

For PEMM (Pearl Electronic Module Mount) on malletSTATION or Mimic Pro. Sturdy Single Braced Legs & UX80 Universal Clamp with a rotating QR Clamp 1/2"~1 1/8

PEMM malletSTATION & Mimic Pro Mount

Pearl Electronic Module Mount with 7/8” Diameter Post

UX80 Universal Clamp

With rotating QR Clamp 1/2"~1 1/8" - 7/8" Diameter 13" Long


Recommended Sound Software For Mac/PC

Pearl has partnered with Presonus to offer owners of the Pearl EM1 malletSTATION a custom version of Studio One 4 Artist, as well as a Pearl malletSTATION specific Sound Set for use in Studio One. This Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) is incredibly powerful, allowing professionals and students alike the ability to record, edit, and perform with their malletSTATION right out of the box using their Mac or PC. Registering your malletSTATION on this site will get you the serial number needed to install Studio One from the My Presonus website.

Apple’s Mainstage (Mac Only) is a industry standard audio application for performing live. This program allows you the ability to assign any control to any fader, button, or pedal with ease. This software is commonly used in the marching arts, broadway, and large musical tours.

Recommended Software For IOS Devices

IK Multimedia’s Sampletank is a very powerful synth/sampling app for iOS devices. There are various melodic percussion instruments available through the Sampletank Store in the app.

Apple’s Garageband for iOS is a great way to get up and running quickly with your malletSTATION.

Get started

Templates For Audio Software

  • Mainstage Template

A Mainstage Template containing a variety of sounds already laid out for malletSTATION is available here – Pearl malletSTATION Mainstage Template 1.0

  • Presonus Studio One 4 Artist

A Template for Studio One is included in the application. Open a new song, and click “Pearl malletSTATION Template” to get started.

MalletSTATION Editor Software

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