just got my KPA a few days ago and love it so far. Playing through it is great fun and I got some reamping of old DI recordings done nicely.
Recording new dry guitars makes me scratch my head, though. Can't do it without clipping. According to the reference manual, setting the Clean Sens to only go yellow on really hard picking is all you need to do for the perfect Git Studio level. I adjusted Clean Sens accordingly to -7.0dB, which gives me just that: Green almost all the way, yellow on some occasions, never orange or red. The Git Studio signal from the Direct Output reaches the DAW (Reaper) way too hot, though. Git Analog is also too hot. I'm guessing sending it through the S/PDIF out would give the same results? I'd need to buy an electrical to optical converter to try that, for lack of an electrical (coaxial) S/PDIF input on my sound card.
I have no padding option or anything else to attenuate the signal between the Kemper and the DAW.
After trying different settings for a while, I finally gave up and tried to record dry through my old POD X3 (bean), thinking I'd then reamp through the KPA. I get the same problem there, though. It's the only POD of its generation that doesn't have a pad button... meh. I had never used it with this guitar before.
So obviously my pickup is at fault. It's a Duncan Full Shred in the bridge. I'm using this very guitar model: http://www.schecterguitars.com…ack-sls-c-1-fr-s-p-detail
Recording wet works, of course, since I can then lower the output level. Sending Git Stack with the Stomp and Stack sections switched off, works as well and gets a dry signal to the DAW. But then I can't monitor wet while recording dry, so it's not an option.
I'm finding it hard to believe that I can get the input and output LEDs to safety, but then I can't somehow get the signal out of the KPA at sensible levels.
I guess I could send Git+Processing with a volume pedal in the Pre Stomps setting, lowering the output level by foot. I don't have one around or I would have tried that already. Would that work? Is there maybe some manual way to change the virtual position of the volume pedal without actually having one?