That's my whole point is that he got very similar results from all the solutions because he didn't take the time to utilize the KPA or use one of the many much better sounding profiles of the 6505.
I didn't care for any of Sin's tones at all and I posted in that thread a link to a profile of a 6505 that I got from my first result of youtube search.
That profile I linked to sounded way more lively and musical than any of the tracks posted by Sin.
And what do you know, the video I randomly linked to turned out to be that of Jake Pitts from Black Veil Brides a current rock band who sells tens of thousands of records and turned out according to dimi that both guitarists in the band use the Kemper,.
What do you have to say about that AJ? . Are you regretting trading your Kemper more now or you want me to wish you luck and send you on your merry way like everyone else did?
I'm not going to get into this further. There are plenty of people who like Sinmix's profiles, they don't have an agenda of any kind. There are so many 6505 profiles, it makes my head spin, and a lot of people use Sin's profiles.
I really didn't find anything sub-par about the comparison clips he posted either. If you have a better 6505 profile, please post it and enlighten us how a 6505 should sound.
I think @sinmix has provided profiles to some big name bands too, could you enlighten us please?
Nobody ever said that top notch artists & recording acts don't use the Kemper, but in the flip side more don't use the KPA than do. Does that make it good or bad? No. Gear is gear and tools are just tools, only a poor artist blames them.
Perisonally, I've tried thousands and thousands and thousands of profiles in endless frustration. I find SinMix to have among the best, and his profiles often have full body dynamics and life that feel like an amp to me. So many profiles "sound ok" but are flat, dynamicless, dry, and useless. But Sin also doesn't say his profiles are 100% accurate, that would be a lie and sellers claiming so are full of it, but he always says "sounds good to me" or "great sound IMO". I don't need pristine accuracy, I just want something that is useful, and I've sadly found 99% of profiles I've tried to have one issue or another that I just can't live with. Sin makes quality and if you choose not to try any of his profiles, that's fine and dandy, you're only needlessly depriving yourself.
This is something I've seen throughout this thread, this constant search for good and evil on this thread. It's frustrating.
It kind of reminds me of gang culture. You know, "Once a jadoo, always a jadoo. You ain't getting out, boy, and if you try, we is gonna cut you..."
I feel like that black bald guy in Predator crawling under tree trunks and trying to take on the alien with another black guy, who is also doomed to die (black guys weren't the first to die, so they killed both of them together).
You know his song: "Long Tall Sally, She's Built Sweet, She got everything Uncle John needs, Gonna have me some fun, Gonna have me some fun, Gonna have me some fun..."
And then he unceremoniously gets shot in the head.
That's me, crawling earnestly under some trees, look of concentration on my face, trying to avoid the alien shooting me in the face.
I sympathise with your frustration, @MementoMori. Some guys come out with mind blowing stuff on the forums and we're now being told the profiles of our choice suck too. Have you tried running your profiler into a nice preamp and then wrestling with the mix?
In my situation, I'd much prefer a real amp and Reactive Load + IR, primarily because the results are far more consistent. If you need to punch-in on a track two weeks after the fact, good luck getting the same tone when mic'ing up the amp yourself. For mixing, a fresh set of ears.at a studio can be a good thing. However, a studio can also be advantageous for people who have trouble making firm decisions or committing to idea, that is unless money is no object.
While I can appreciate wanting to learn the craft, and I can only speak for me in this regard, at the end of the day it's about the sound, because that's all that those who listen to your music are going to hear.
A number of older, established artists have discussed the necessity of making firm decisions and giving yourself a time-limit when recording, namely because it's so easy not to have to commit to anything with digital.
The best part of this experiment is that it is a break from all deadlines, which are self-imposed in my case. Artists probably have to worry about paying studios for the time and labels breathing down their necks.
Believe me, I could have this project wrapped up in two weeks if I didn't have to work and a bulk booking at a nice studio. Maybe even less.
That was the luxury of having a Kemper at home.
But as I mentioned, I'm shelving that project. Out with the old, in with the new. You could even say throwing out the baby with the bath water, but I like the idea of flipping gear for something new. Nothing so dramatic.
I hear you on the recording methodology and I will be going the IR based route. At the same time, I'm going to capture the DI signal and I'm going to try and record as well, because I've never done that. It'll be FUN, which is something I was missing while recording that metal project.
I mean, I think it was great music. Here's one of the songs I was working on, I was so happy doing it many moons ago around the time I first got the Kemper. Never got around to replacing that drum loop with my midi track or finishing it. You can hear the joy in my voice, I think. Start at around 0.36 gents, I planned to lop off that unwieldy intro.
Does that mix sound to you like a guy who really benefited from owning a Kemper?
I've learnt a lot from these boards though. My other project on the other hand is a lot of fun, messing with complex setups and a rack full of equipment. No complaints whatsoever, though my drummer thought I was crazy too haha
Your guitar and pickups are going to play a decent role in determining how a profile sounds. With my guitar and pickups, most of the profiles I've tried from Sin sound fairly thin and lack body.
I can sympathise. I had the same problem with a lot of the profiles loaded into the Kemper when it first got to me. You have to really match profiles to guitars and playing style, I think. In that sense, I'd strongly recommend that if someone can get access to a nice amp and a studio, profile it for yourself using your guitars and setup.