Many of us want to use a footcontroller to load rigs, switch stomps/effects and shift continuous controllers.
The Profiler Remote is perfectly integrated with the Profiler. It connects via one Ethernet-LAN cable, enabling complete synchronization between both devices, as well as supplying power to the footcontroller. Display and LEDs reflect detailed and current information at any time. Settings are included in the Profiler's user interface and therefor included in any Profiler backup. It is possible to connect up to four expression pedals to the footcontroller. And a Looper can be perfectly controlled as well.
Our objective is to offer maximum flexibility, so that users can select the solution that best fits their needs. For example, some users want to integrate the Kemper Profiler into a bigger MIDI environment, and therefore have very specific requirements. Consequently, we have been in touch with multiple footcontroller manufacturers, and have been cooperating with them during the development of their Kemper Profiler adaptations.
This article is supposed to provide a short overview, as well as be a starting point for your personal evaluation. We didn’t always have the opportunity for intensive testing at the lowest possible level of detail, and as these adaptations are continuously improving, this material is obviously subject to change. The devil is often in the details, so if your needs are particularly special you might want to consult the manuals of these products before making your final decision.
UnO4Kemper chip-tuning for Behringer FCB1010
This chip-tuning, as soon as it is mounted, is plug-&-play and specialized to control the Kemper Profiler. UnO4Kemper supports bi-directional synchronization with the Kemper via two standard MIDI cables. The display can, for example, reflect the number of the current Performance, or the Tuning of the guitar. LEDs in the FCB 1010 indicate Tap Tempo, Slot loaded, and on/off-status of Stomps/Effects assigned to the 5 instant access switches.
The idea of this solution is to completely overcome the complex programming of patches in the original Behringer FCB 1010. Consequently, there is only limited customization available, and all settings are global. The board has all switching condensed in one "scene". The two built-in pedals are assigned to Wah and Volume. Remember - there is a function in the Profiler that allows you to use a Wah pedal to control Pitch effects. But beyond that other continuous controllers like for example Delay Mix cannot be assigned.
UnO4Kemper automatically detects and supports Performance Mode as well Browse Mode. In Performance Mode you can step and scroll through all 625 Performance slots.
In newer revisions the response curve of each of the pedals can be configured (linear, degressive, progressive). Since revision 1.3 Uno4Kemper is also supporting Beat Scanner, performance pre-selection (Performance Autoload disabled), and MIDI channel is self-learning. Since 1.4 the pedals can be assigned flexibly, so that it's for example possible to configure one pedal as Morph Pedal and link Wah and Pitch pedal to it.
This is a low budget solution, even if you include the glow-in-the-dark labels in your order. In the meantime Uno4Kemper is even offering a single cable kit, which allows to modify the FCB 1010 to be connected via one single 7-pin MIDI-cable incl. 9 Volt power supply.
Here is the link where you can find detailed information:
EurekaPROM 2.0 for Behringer FCB1010
The EurekaPROM 2.0 is another chip-tuning for the FCB 1010, but this one has the capability to control one device from a list of many. The Kemper Profiler has been recently added to this list, so the first thing you need to do after mounting the chip is to switch to the mode labelled "PA".
EurekaPROM 2.0 can also handle bi-directional communication, via two standard MIDI cables, to correctly reflect information such as Performance loaded, Slot loaded or on/off-status of switches assigned to Stomps/Effects. It supports Browse Mode and can access all Slots in all Performances in Performance Mode. EurekaPROM offers 5 modes or scenes built to control Effects, Presets, Favorite Presets, Specials, and Effects Presets.
One of the built-in pedals is dedicated to control Volume. The other is assigned to Wah by default, but can be changed in the Specials scene to any other continuous controller available in the Kemper Profiler like, for instance, Delay Mix, Gain or Monitor Volume.
The revision EurekaPROM3 even supports some Looper functionality
This solution is inexpensive and labels are included.
Here you can find more information:
FMAC Liquid Foot LF+
This is a very flexible controller for complex MIDI environments. It supports bi-directional synchronisation with the Kemper Profiler via two standard MIDI cables. It is able to display rig names, as well as the same stomp/effect acronyms used in the Profiler, and reflect their current state. This footcontroller supports Browse Mode. Up to four expression pedals can be connected.
RJM Mastermind GT/10 and GT/22
Very flexible controllers for complex MIDI environments. These support Performance Mode as well as Browse Mode. Latest RJM Firmware enables 640 internal patches sufficient to adress all 626 slots in Performance Mode. Both models support bi-directional communication via two standard MIDI cables. So for example the Profiler tuner status gets displayed on the Mastermind main screen. There is a learning function, which is downloading some names and configurations from the Profiler, but adjustments in the Mastermind settings might still be required. An editor software is available. With its song list feature you could display song names corresponding to performance names on the main screen, while the displays at the 5 slot switches display the corresponding rig name or slot name. Instant access switches can be configured globally or by patch. Up to four expression pedals can be connected and their functions can be assigned by patch or globally.
Gordius Little Giant
Complete footcontroller offered by the Uno4Kemper developers, which supports two-way communication via two standard MIDI cables. It is able to display Rig name, tempo and tuner status, as well as reflect the current on/off-state of stomps/effects. Up to four expression pedals can be connected.
Keith McMillen SoftStep
This universal footcontroller is very flexible and powerful, but doesn‘t support two-way syncronisation. While one expression pedal can be connected, each of the ten built-in keys is not only able to switch, but also control via vertical and horizontal moves and pressure. We have prepared four example scenes to load rigs in Browse Mode, load Slots/Performances in Performance Mode, as well as switch and control effects. As this one connects via USB, the optional USB-MIDI-adapter is required to connect to the Profiler.
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