Four-Cable Method: What Am I Doing Wrong?

  • Hey all. I posted recently about using the Kemper Stage with a tube amp and was advised to try the 4-cable method. I got it all set up and it's working as I'd expect, for the most part.

    The pre-amplifier stomps seem to be working fine, and any effect I place in the second effect slot (after the Loop Mono in the X slot) works as well. However, effects I place in either of the other two remaining slots don't seem to work. For example, I placed a delay in the second slot and that sounded good. But when I added a reverb to the third slot, I got nothing.

    I am assuming I am doing something wrong. I don't think it's the cabling, so perhaps it's a setting somewhere? If anyone has any thoughts, I am open to them. Thanks!

    Cabling:

    1. Guitar -> Kemper Input
    2. Kemper Send -> Amp Input
    3. Amp FX Send -> Kemper Return
    4. Kemper Monitor Out L -> Amp FX Return

    Kemper Settings:

    • Turned off the amplifier and cabinet blocks
    • Monitor Out L is set to Master Mono
    • Loop Mono settings: Mix is 100%, Used Loop set to Upper (using Send and Return 1), and Position set to Post

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  • Hi mightypudge. Are you looking for something like that?

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    Ok, the guy in this video is using a PodGo, but the method should be the same.

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  • Please confirm this setting:

    Monitor Out L is set to Master Mono

    Sounds like you might have hit something like "mod" instead of mono.

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  • Yep, that was it. :S Thank you!

    Perfect! It kinda had to be that based on the symptoms.

    Kemper PowerRack |Kemper Stage| Rivera 4x12 V30 cab | Yamaha DXR10 pair | UA Apollo Twin Duo | Adam A7X | Cubase DAW
    Fender Telecaster 62 re-issue chambered mahogany | Kramer! (1988 or so...) | Gibson Les Paul R7 | Fender Stratocaster HBS-1 Classic Relic Custom Shop | LTD EC-1000 Evertune | 1988 Desert Yellow JEM

  • Hey all. I posted recently about using the Kemper Stage with a tube amp and was advised to try the 4-cable method. I got it all set up and it's working as I'd expect, for the most part.

    The pre-amplifier stomps seem to be working fine, and any effect I place in the second effect slot (after the Loop Mono in the X slot) works as well. However, effects I place in either of the other two remaining slots don't seem to work. For example, I placed a delay in the second slot and that sounded good. But when I added a reverb to the third slot, I got nothing.

    I am assuming I am doing something wrong. I don't think it's the cabling, so perhaps it's a setting somewhere? If anyone has any thoughts, I am open to them. Thanks!

    Cabling:

    1. Guitar -> Kemper Input
    2. Kemper Send -> Amp Input
    3. Amp FX Send -> Kemper Return
    4. Kemper Monitor Out L -> Amp FX Return

    Kemper Settings:

    • Turned off the amplifier and cabinet blocks
    • Monitor Out L is set to Master Mono
    • Loop Mono settings: Mix is 100%, Used Loop set to Upper (using Send and Return 1), and Position set to Post

    Funny i was just thinking of this with a kemper other day. I used this method years ago after reading a article in guitar magazine. Used a old boss gt5 an the sky was the limit. Loved it. If i gig again i would def use it.