This is not an introduction. It's a goodbye of some kind. I know quite a few here want me gone from the forum. Only positive views about kemper can be voiced. No criticisms. Criticism is bad. It's not like a product can grow from criticism; it's not like criticism can be constructive, productive, respectful. You will not find one post from me here attacking anyone. I could have contributed a lot more than I already have, in the future. I was just editing a long video with all sorts of tips to get closer to source tone using the kemper. It took me a few months to complete, with health getting in the way at times, limited time in any case. And I'm not getting paid by anyone for such a thing obviously.
But.. here's the thing: I've been getting quite a few messages on my private accounts elsewhere... from people that I know are from this forum. They obviously know me from here, can tell from how they talk. And I could go through the process of posting these texts and what they say. But I'm too tired of all the drama at this point. I don't care. Honestly don't wanna waste another minute. I am tired of seeing insults hurled at other people too; I am tired of dismissals of others experiences; I am tired of a general mentality that is not really focused on the truth about things from these individuals. And I don't just mean this with people defending kemper. You can so quickly go from one side to another -- as if it's impossible for some to understand the possibility of nuance; "othersizing" is how they view the world.
And it most certainly does not help technology to progress either.
Don't get me wrong, either. It's not everybody here or even close to a majority. Absolutely not. I myself have learned a lot during the time I've been posting here from many users. I've also heard some amazing music from some of you, including.... A guy who didn't like my Mastodon tones? The guy with the weird drawing as a pic? I don't remember his name! But I checked out his soundcloud before and it was pretty amazing (I assume he did all that with kemper; first time I like how a 7 string sounds, if that's what it was, and I got interested in 7 strings because of him! ). And then there's money man, others (monkey man, actually), Tritium -- I am sorry, I really do not remember the nicknames -- who are nothing but class, really. And others.. pacoccito... the user who just went all tube amp.. I am not good with remembering names. So thanks guys, I definitely enjoyed our interactions here. Also I got interested in examining more kinds of tests because of coldfriction, who knows his stuff, which is really cool, because things came up I had not thought of before.
But... the ones that are not like that are quite loud, too. And they take a lot of time, so much time, to try and silence people like me. There comes a point where it gets too creepy. Sinmix may call people "noobs" at times but he doesn't do stuff like this. I'm very happy to have gotten to know him more and hearing more about how he works btw.
I know what some may say. "Don't leave" ect ect, "why do you listen to these people". I get that. But as I said, at some point it gets too creepy when i receive texts from racist insults to mockery from people I know are from here, even if I don't know who exactly. It take away energy from being creative with the limited time most of us have. I don't need this.
I will still be releasing these kemper videos. I am also considering whether I should sell kemper and use some other device. It's all good. It's all part of progressing as an artist in one way or another. And I would also like to thank kemper themselves, because they are a very classy company to my eyes. It's not them who don't want criticism of their products , imho. They could be moderating the forum much more strictly if it was for that. Not only did they send my tests to developer team, but have been classy towards me generally too. So don't confuse this with me somehow being against "kemper". I'm being as clear as I can be.
Now if you want to hear more from me you can keep up with my youtube channel. Will be doing pickup tests, including DIs, kemper videos, blah blah, profile reviews too.
Cheerios and have a great time with music, with kemper or anything you like
(PS -- I will not be replying on this thread, for obvious reasons, thank you)