Posts by JoshuaL1

    So Kemper's philosophy is to get you there for 2/3rds less. I like that! :P

    yes of course. That’s why they are implementing tonestacks that many here found useless because « kemper does not need it, it’s good as it is ». :)

    come on, I don’t want to argue here.

    But the devices are really not the same, so you really can’t compare business models and hardware needs for units.

    they are just tools, whatever works for you or anybody is great.

    I would like if Kemper named the new update the "Turbo version" just to mess with Fractal. I would hate to spend all that money on a Fractal only for them to tell you. "Hey we have an update and you have to buy a whole new unit".

    I’m sure if kemper implemented 1/3 of the options of tweaking, routing and switching that a fm3 has they would have to make a new unit.

    Kemper and fractal are totally different units, they don’t work the same and have different philosophies so you can’t expect the same business model.

    When I had a kemper stage, I had some problems like that too. I had also had some problems when rig manager would erase a random rig and duplicate another one, but I was told it was my fault lol.

    I just learned how to make my performances and everything else on the unit itself.

    Rig manager was just for auditioning profiles and backups.

    The kemper units are really well thought and easy to use.

    Just stay away from rig manager.

    Had the same experience, sold my stage and moved to another brand.

    The kemper never worked for me and my playing.

    I’m sure kemper are awesome units to profile your own gear but otherwise there’s too much to parameters for me to find a sound I like.

    Finding the amp I wanted, profiled with the settings I wanted, the cab I wanted and with a guitar close to what I use was an endless rabbit hole and never found a tone that fully satisfied me.

    Still a great piece of gear f gear though.

    Last night I turned it off and lowered the LPF in the output to about 7K. Sounded great and closer to what I hear standing by a regular amp/cab setup for "amp in room" sound. There's not much above there that makes a difference.

    Plug your Kemper into a regular guitar speaker (cab off) and slowly turn down the LPF until you notice it taking off top end. I don't hear it affecting anything much until it gets lower than 7-8K and that's how I have been finding my "real cab" sound setting. The guitar speakers we've been used to for so many years don't produce much highs above that so it makes sense to me not to put those frequencies into the speaker if you want it to sound "natural". Greenback speakers only go up to 5K and I've heard them produce more highs than I wanted before so cutting off at 7K shouldn't have a negative effect.

    a drastic high cut it the only way.

    Don’t’ be afraid to cut at 6.5/7.

    if you feel you loose too much high end, put more with eq. Works 100%

    I never use to pure cab, it change too much the character of the profile.

    There’s a lot of way to get rid of those nasty highs.

    First in the output set the high cut about 6.5/7k.

    Note that you have to play some times to have your ears used to each tweaking. Especially the high and low cuts if you’re not used to that.

    In the cab you can also play with the Character.
    high shift and low shift are also great but be careful, they are really powerful. Try to tweak by 0.1 each time.

    In general when I find a profile i like I set all the eqs everywhere at zero in the amp.
    the true sound of the profile is just the amp/cab with no eq.
    then instead of tweaking the post eq, I set it to pre.
    it’s a lot easier to remove the muddy bass and piercing highs with the presence.

    Had a eq in x slot if really you have to tweak frequencies.

    Also don’t underestimate the power of booster/overdrive/distortion/shaper in front of the amp. They are really tweak able and can give you exactly the tone you want.

    And always tweak your tones dry. No reverb no delay no Space, nothing

    I use in ears with no problems, your suggested solution shouldn't be needed as you have ultimate volume control.

    Given the relative effect of the boost should be relatively the same FOH as it is in ears, I think there are a couple of options/things to look at:

    1) A common "mistake" for in ears is to have your guitar rhythm already louder than the other instruments in you in ears - in other words your relative volume in ears should be the same as FOH. That way your already loud guitar is even louder. Start with a good balance in ears and your boost should sound very similar to that FOH.

    2) As mentioned, its more about cut than volume. Check out the studio eq preset "cut the mix"

    3) Monitoring vs FOH is always some kind of compromise. I would make sure FOH is sorted first and then sort out your in ears. Note your in ears will be less " forgiving" as its directly into your ears so you will notice differences more BUT that is why your rhythm sound should be lower as it should still cut within the band without going crazy loud.


    you have to get a good balance of volume in your in ears.
    learn to play « in the mix ».
    set drums volume then bass.
    next set your guitar volume just to fit the mix.

    Then add the rest.

    If you want to hear more your guitar, mix down the vocals.

    - I find a profile with a tone/feel a like

    - first thing I do is going to the amp block and put all eq at 0 to have the sound of the profile as it was profiled.
    - then I always set the amp eq to pre and remove some bass as I always found nearly 100% profiles have way too much muddy/unwanted bass.

    - I put an eq on X generally just to find the « cocked wav » frequencies that is always too much for my taste.

    - if I want to adjust the tone I prefer to use boost and drives in front of the amp, you can really tweak the tone with them.

    And I have my output cuts at about 90 and 6.5/7k

    Speaker imprints are not like impulse responses because unlike impulse responses they recreate the sound of the pure speaker and not the sound of the speaker as it was run through a microphone. Speaker imprints only work as intended when they are being monitored through a Kone speaker.

    In other words, sending a speaker imprint signal to a PA speaker will not give you the same sound that you are hearing from the Kemper Kabinet.

    so now that you have the tech and algorithms, it’s time for a kemper mkII that emulate that as well 😬

    Well, the question is, if a Kemper generated IR of a certain speaker that you might upload in a rig is in any way comparable to the one that is used for the Kemper Kone. May be it is tweaked for this purpose. Then a use of such IR in the signal path for the FOH outputs would make no sense. But if they are the same, what is the problem to offer them to interested users?

    even if it’s tweaked especially for one purpose, I don’t see why we just can’t access it.
    what can works on kone can work more or less on monitors.
    could be great for home use.

    You can put 8 drives with no amp and no cab if you want but I don’t think it ways to way to be used. ;)