As a band, we are working towards 'taking the plunge' into using KPA rigs live.
We set up two rigs in our rehearsal area for some LOUD testing!
Rig 1: KPA Toaster into Yamaha DXR10 powered FRFR (Full Range Flat Response) speaker (1x10 Speaker and a Horn powered with a 1100W Amp)
Rig 2: KPA Rack Powerhead with 600W amp into a Marshall 1960A (4x12) cab.
Each KPA was loaded with exactly the same profiles from the USB.
1 - Amazement at the richness of the sound of the Yamaha - fuller, fatter sound than the 4x12 . It's wider spread of sound will be very useful on stage too.
Head to head like this it was very clear. (Of couse our room affected the sound - but we are used to that room!)
2 - Despite the first point, BOTH rigs sounded great! Just different - and either would work in any live setup.
3 - We are a loud band and had no problem making the amps loud enough to match the drums!
4 - It became obvious that you need to select/tweak the amps to suit LOUD (Gig-level) play - make them a bit cleaner to get a better dynamic response seems to be a good idea. Heavilly distorted sounds tend to become muddy at high volumes, so maybe try to turn down the gain a little and boost the output for live use of your favourite bedroom-level rig.
Note - we also swapped guitars to make sure the differences between the Ibanez and the ESP didn't affect our results
Testing continues, with Performance Mode and FCB1010 programming before we commit fully - the first gig with KPA will be a bit nerve-wracking!
The KPA Foot Controller looks good, but I am happy to wait and see how well it is received by the players on here.
Hope this helps
That's great! No surprise to me though.