Just want to say this forum is fantastic and extremely educating.
I have been researching the Kemper for the last month and I feel it will provide me with want I need.
To start off I am singer, songwriter, lead guitarist for a hard rock originals band. This is my first bout as a singer and my current setup is a Gibson Traditional, JVM410H, 4x12 and various effects. My reason for looking at the Kemper is probably shared with 99% of the members here......reducing weight and creating convenience.
My other reason is continuity between recording in the studio and what is played live. I have tried nearly all the amp modeller in the Line6/Boss price range over the years and never found anything that sounded decent. Once I bought a tube amp I never looked back.
Music wise I write mainly grunge/hard rock so Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, GnR.
The problems I am trying to solve are
- Overall kit size and weight.
- Ability to monitor both my guitar and vocal
- A selection of sounds for live use maybe even some stereo delays
- Integrated effects so they are not in front of me, I only use delays and wah with a little reverb. May look at stereo effects further down the line.
- All effect changes made via midi to avoid the tap dancing
To solve the problems above I have decided on
- Kemper rack version, powered just in case I need to drive a cab at times.
- Yamaha DXR10 for monitoring both guitar and vocals
- Kemper pedal board
- 2 x mission pedals for wah and volume/time based control
The other members of the band use marshal half stacks for bass and guitar.
My questions are:
Would the DXR10 be able to keep up with these or would 2 be a better option?
Would the Dxr10 be a good choice for simultaneously monitoring vocals or would the DXR 12 be a better option?
From what I have read on the forum the Kemper should easily deliver what I need tome wise so just looking for some assurances before I spend £3000 on gear I can't test first.
Cheers guys and girls