Again, totally agreed. But an editor really should be in the pipeline. They obviously have semi-competent software developers, as they have built OS X and Windows versions of Rig Manager, though it's certainly far from perfect. Maybe the solution is to outsource it to a team to build a great editor that works by USB or MIDI, then pass it off to Kemper to maintain as their device improves. Rig Manager just really needs a bottom (or top) panel to display and configure settings when clicking on a rig. They could also look at what Line 6 has done in the past for editor software, such as for the HD or X3 - it's all been very nicely laid out, though a bit clunky. Fractal's software is way too complex to even consider for many ideas, since the Kemper doesn't have routing and all that stuff.
What do you mean by Editor?
1) There is open source software Toaster, which acts as software version of Profilers interface. You can turn knobs, engage effects on your laptop's screen. This is just virtual version of Profiler's LCD.
You can't build your rig from scratch.
You cannot preview all your cabs with given amp.
You can't store your modifications to local library....
2) When I hear Editor I think 11 Rack editor, where you can build your chain from scratch.
Question no1: what should be the number of amps and cabs used to build you new rig? 300-something amps of factory rigs? So you have 300 items on the list. Or maybe add 7400 amps from RigExchange. Oh and you have bunch of commercial profiles. Ok let's assume there are 8000 different "amps" from which you can start building profile. Imagine how to scroll through that list.. The same goes for cabs. Check here -----> DISCUSSION
But what if there are different amps/cabs on Profiler and in your local library. Then synchronization and cross checking comes into play.
Ok you have empty Kemper (no amps/cabs/profiles - forget Crunch/Initialised...) all profiles are in Local Library, but all FX are in Kemper. So building rig from scratch would require constant transmission of data / constant synchronization between Editor(amps) and Kemper(FX) (think how Rig Manager synchronizes when you upload/delete rigs)
This is undoable*
With great respect (Kemper is unbeatable in terms of pure tube amp sound, period), I bet that this kind of Editor, where you build rig from elements will never happen. For sure I might be surprised*
But watching Rig Manager development in that field I will play better than Paul Gilbert sooner.
Regarding Maybe the solution is to outsource it to a team to build a great editor
Maybe exposing full API of patented and such technologically advanced product to external company could be uncovering a bit of a mistery.