Correct settings for guitar cabinet use

  • I just recently started to use a guitar cab again with my Kemper Power-Toaster. I had been using in ear all the time with the Kemper. It's the first time I use a guitar cabinet with it.


    I attached a 2x12 Engl cabinet, 16 Ohm.


    I have a few questions about correct settings for guitar cabs:

    • Power out put: How to use the various volume options? What are good/bad settings?

      • Rig volume (I use this only to level different rigs)
      • Main volume for XLR to FoH(I uncoupled this from the master volume button)
      • Monitor volume
      • Power amp volume
      • Master volume (I change the volume of the guitar cab with it...not the main/FoH volume)
    • Cab off/Cab on and studio vs. merged profiles

      • One should switch of the cab simulation when using a guitar cab...right?
        I dialed in a killer sound and then later figured out that I still had the cab simulation on....that should have sounded aweful...right?
      • How do merged profiles change this? Is the cab sim part automatically switched off when using a guitar cab connected to the power amp?


    I had been using in ear all the time with the Kemper. It's the first time I use a guitar cabinet with it.


    What profiles do I use? Guidorists Marshall 800 and MesaBoogie Profiles and have no idea if they are studio or merged ones.