I’ve done some searching and I cant find anything about my specific issue. I’ve been trying to profile an amp of mine. It’s a (roughly) 50 Watt EL34 amp. I can get a pretty spot on studio profile of it but every time I go to capture the DI, it comes about sounding overly driven. When A/Bing the Kemper and the reference, the Kemper sounds really amped up with the highs rolled off and flabby lows. The sound of the output transformer is what you would expect - fizzy highs, flat, lifeless yet clear. The profiled sound is so drastically different. I tried refining for a while. It never seems to get any better. Eventually, it’s like the Kemper gives up and just morphs the sound into a super clean DI electric guitar sound. Once again, drastically different from sound of the OT of the amp being profiled. This happened with several attempts so I’m not sure how to proceed.
I’m using a Countryman Type 85 with the speaker pad engaged and output going to a 2x12 (8ohm) cabinet at all times. The specs on the Countryman say it can handle up to 1700W @ 8ohms so I don’t think it is getting overloaded.
As far as I can tell I’ve done everything by the book regarding level matching, choosing the correct options, etc.
Any ideas on what could be causing the problem?