Rig Manager 3.0 Editor

  • Where, exactly?

    All over the forum just a while after the Stages stated shipping? It's been pretty common. It's understandable that they may have to make some adjustments in the manufacturing process, building things people get drunk and stomp on has got to be difficult.

    Disclaimer: When I post demo clips for profiles, there will be some minimal post-processing, unless stated otherwise. I normally double-track hard L/R, and add to the main buss a small amount of EQ and a limiter/comp set pretty light as well. Sometimes I get test profiles in advance of release, though 90% of my clips will be from packs I have purchased.

  • I know this is OT but i'd like to ask you. I see you're a helix user also. What is your opinion in the comparison between the two?

    They are different enough for me to own both and enjoy good tones from both that are not identical. That and with Helix, the 4 aux ports make it a center-piece in most studios for running 4 cable method amps or Strymon pedals. And with the "Control" window in HX-Edit, I can set up all 3 Strymon pedals (via MIDI) for individually different patches per "Snap-Shot" all within "one" patch in Helix, and you can have multiple Snap-Shots per patch!


    I keep my Kemper around cause it just sounds so damn good. ^^. I purchased and downloaded some "Magnatone" profiles from "the Amp-Factory" @ 1/2 price Black Friday sale today. To me, Finding and Buying 3rd party amps (like the Magnatone amp profiles I found this morning) you can "not" do as well on Helix as you can on the KPA, because they are not so readily available.


    I hope that answered your questions.

    If you use FRFR the benefit of a merged profile is that the cabinet is totally separated in the profile.


    For my edification only... :D Kemper/Helix user

    Edited once, last by spikey ().

  • They are different enough for me to own both and enjoy good tones from both that are not identical. That and with Helix, the 4 aux ports make it a center-piece in most studios for running 4 cable method amps or Strymon pedals. And with the "Control" window in HX-Edit, I can set up all 3 Strymon pedals (via MIDI) for individually different patches per "Snap-Shot" all within "one" patch in Helix, and you can have multiple Snap-Shots per patch!


    I keep my Kemper around cause it just sounds so damn good. ^^. I purchased and downloaded some "Magnatone" profiles from "the Amp-Factory" @ 1/2 price Black Friday sale today. To me, Finding and Buying 3rd party amps (like the Magnatone amp profiles I found this morning) you can "not" do as well on Helix as you can on the KPA, because they are not so readily available.


    I hope that answered your questions.

    Perfectly. Thanks. I own a Kemper and an Ax8 and they sound fantastic. There's not a winner between the two in my opinion. I was curious about Helix cause i didn't have the chance to try one so far.

  • They are different enough for me to own both and enjoy good tones from both that are not identical. That and with Helix, the 4 aux ports make it a center-piece in most studios for running 4 cable method amps or Strymon pedals. And with the "Control" window in HX-Edit, I can set up all 3 Strymon pedals (via MIDI) for individually different patches per "Snap-Shot" all within "one" patch in Helix, and you can have multiple Snap-Shots per patch!


    I keep my Kemper around cause it just sounds so damn good. ^^. I purchased and downloaded some "Magnatone" profiles from "the Amp-Factory" @ 1/2 price Black Friday sale today. To me, Finding and Buying 3rd party amps (like the Magnatone amp profiles I found this morning) you can "not" do as well on Helix as you can on the KPA, because they are not so readily available.


    I hope that answered your questions.

    Yep - completely agree with this. I have both units in a rack. Both units make great tones. The Helix is easier to edit (without an editor) and has more I/O and external control options, and (I think) more FX.


    Together they make for a mega rig - any amp, any FX, any combination.... Aw yeah !

  • All over the forum just a while after the Stages stated shipping? It's been pretty common. It's understandable that they may have to make some adjustments in the manufacturing process, building things people get drunk and stomp on has got to be difficult.

    His reference was to wearing out buttons and knobs. Not manufacturing gremlins on new units.

    “Without music, life would be a mistake.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

  • It's been almost a year since announcement and no editor yet. I've sold my Kemper a few years ago due to this annoyance and the hopes of a refreshed version will be released, with better screen and better workflow, was waiting for a reason to buy a new one once again once the editor comes out


    AXE FX might be expensive and they loose market value like crazy once a new version comes out but at least there are quality of life improvements with each refresh.


    I'm directing my money elsewhere, was hoping to give it to a local EU company instead of US but this hardly justifies it.

  • Great guitar sound, wish you would upload it to RE! Nicely played as well. (The drums kind of ruin it for me - too hot in the mix, dry, sound plastic). Upload that profile, love to know what your feet are up to... using the Remote, or other pedals? Good job once again.

    Not much going on on the floor... I have an MXR 10 band EQ to boost the guitar signal and tweak the tone and then the Hyperspace Pedal... that's it for pedals. Though, I do have a Rockman 12 Band EQ, Stereo Chorus and Stereo Echo for effects in the rack after the Kemper. I use an RFX Midiwizard covering just 10 presets (2 performances) and an expression pedal for morphing.


    As for the drums.... yeah, always had a tough time with them. Except for the songs from the first album (which are the drum tracks from the album itself), the sampled drums are from an old Roland D-110.

  • Anyone else get excited about the post announcement in the 'Announcements' forum.... only to then have all your hopes and dreams crushed when you see it's just a minor OS update...

    My fear is that they're still not really close to a candidate release but actually they are still quite far behind. I hope to be disproved very soon about this.

  • Anyone else get excited about the post announcement in the 'Announcements' forum.... only to then have all your hopes and dreams crushed when you see it's just a minor OS update...

    Yep.


    But a minor update two weeks after the last, more significant one would seem to indicate progress.

    “Without music, life would be a mistake.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Anyone else get excited about the post announcement in the 'Announcements' forum.... only to then have all your hopes and dreams crushed when you see it's just a minor OS update...

    I guess getting the features of the products that are out now working 100% will always become priority over finishing and fixing features/products that haven't even been released yet.

  • Anyone else get excited about the post announcement in the 'Announcements' forum.... only to then have all your hopes and dreams crushed when you see it's just a minor OS update...

    I would like to imagine that minor update from end user / user interface point of view would translate big in OS internals, API and libraries etc. that the remaining issues have been related to holding RM3 release.. :saint:

  • AXE FX might be expensive and they loose market value like crazy once a new version comes out but at least there are quality of life improvements with each refresh.

    And just now with the latest iteration is getting close to the Kempers' 7 year old technology....not sure how that is a Pro to you or why you would want that for the Kemper.

    Do you really want ckemper to release a refreshed version every year with some minor "quality of life improvements" but keeping the core sound to the same high quality, forcing you to buy a new unit and your old unit going down in value? The way Kemper is doing is doing it is the most ethical and best for the consumer. They know they can make more $$ buy charging for incrementally revised units but refuse to do so b/c it is not for the benefit of the consumer and would be a bigger headache for the company when it comes to manufacturing. He said so himself in an interview with Andertons.

    I don't get your logic, unless you're insinuating that the unit could actually be made to sound better but they aren't doing that.

  • My fear is that they're still not really close to a candidate release but actually they are still quite far behind. I hope to be disproved very soon about this.

    That would imply they’ve either been lying or are incompetent with their updates.


    Neither of which I consider remotely plausible.

    “Without music, life would be a mistake.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

  • That would imply they’ve either been lying or are incompetent with their updates.


    Neither of which I consider remotely plausible.

    I don't think they're incompetent at all. They're not lying neither 'cause the editor is coming out (soon) and that's true. I think they're just buying time as they did since the beginning. As i said i hope to be disproved very soon.

  • I don't think they're incompetent at all. They're not lying neither 'cause the editor is coming out (soon) and that's true. I think they're just buying time as they did since the beginning. As i said i hope to be disproved very soon.

    I don’t see where they’re buying time.


    They announced at NAMM. Said ‘Summer’. They missed (and told us) and have updated us once a month since.

    “Without music, life would be a mistake.” - Friedrich Nietzsche