Well I’ve been lurking for a few weeks now, but wanted to drop in and say “thanks” to everyone on the forum for the great information and positive environment.
I initially dipped my toes in the water with a lunchbox KPA and then went a little nuts and have since picked up an Atomic CLR (holiday sale!), Kemper remote, Mission EP-1 and pretty much everything made by MBritt and Guido. I have to say that after a lifetime of endlessly chasing every amp, pedal, microphone, modeler, etc… the KPA is finally “it” for me.
A couple of random observations (not that anyone asked…):
Christoph Kemper is a freakin genius, or maybe an alien? I don’t agree with every single design decision in the KPA, but 99% of it is logical and works across many different use cases. The fact that the platform is over 5 years old already and still doesn’t really have any shortcomings is just crazy in a world of disposable digital technology.
The KPA is actually underpriced, all things considered (but don’t tell Kemper that). Given that you can replace many amps, cabinets, effects, mics, etc.. AND have a uniform and flexible way of controlling it all is just nuts. I am selling a huge pile of amps and effects and not looking back.
Most importantly, the KPA has removed many barriers separating me from the creative process. I have always had some excuse where I needed a different amp or effect and it was too much trouble to setup or was too loud or (insert excuses here __________). Now I just fire up my KPA and play until my fingers fall off. I have literally come up with more songs ideas since owning my KPA than I have in many, many years, and of course that is the whole point of music, isn’t it?
Anyway sorry for the rant - just wanted to pop in say how fortunate I feel to have such a great tool at my disposal that is backed by such a great group of folks. Thanks!
P.S. now can we please get some Kemper tee shirts?