Toast ME(Midi Editor) : third party Kemper Profiling Amp editor

  • This thread is about Toast ME, the Unofficial Kemper Midi Editor , based on the Ctrlr midi software platform.

    All future updates, links and info will be posted here.


    Link to old thread started by @tijlcarrein (thank you for your support): Toast ME: the Unofficial Kemper Editor



    Latest News


    ToastME ver. 1.46 for KAOS 6.0 BETA firmware is out

    (compatible with 5.7 and 6.0 firmware )


    New features:

    • support for KAOS 6.0 (Ionosphere and Formant Reverb)
    • red colour for MetalDS graph view

    Fixes:

    • some minor fixes (knob names, some chorus parameters was fixed when saving preset to disk)



    Previous Versions

    ToastME ver. 1.44
    (compatible only with 5.7 firmware)

    ToastME ver. 1.43
    (compatible only with 5.7 firmware)

    ToastME ver. 1.40

    Downloads

    Latest version (ToastME v1.46)


    1) Download and install CTRLR: http://ctrlr.org/nightly/Ctrlr-x86_64-5.3.201.sh

    2)Download and open with the CTRL : https://www.dropbox.com/s/p4p5…ToastME_1_46.bpanelz?dl=1



    Install instructions

    To ensure a clean install, please follow these directions closely


    • Make a backup!!
    • After download: extract the winrar-file and place the ToastME_1_39.exe on your harddrive when using a modern 64bit machine. Use the ToastME_1_39_x86.exe on 32 bits machines. DON'T execute just yet!
    • Create a shortcut to your Desktop / Start Menu
    • Go to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming folder (You can also type %APPDATA% into File Explorer’s address bar to head directly to the AppData\Roaming folder) and delete all Toast Me related folders
    • Start the Toast ME software and establish the 2-Way Midi Connection (how to: see instructional video part 1 in the second post) and hit the red connect button, it should now change to a green 'connected' button
    • Double Check if the Midi Channel is set to 1 on both the Toast ME Software and the Kemper!
    • Quit the Toast ME software and restart.
    • Note: To avoid problems, please turn the Kemper on first, then fire up Toast ME, connect and lastly start Rig Manager!

    Version History

    • v1.40:
      Added: Parametric equaliser graphics view for Studio Equaliser and Metal Equaliser; Looper Tab for KPA Looper control; Timer for recording with the looper; Settings tab for Midi Delay, Mouse wheel sensitivity on knobs;Downloading Rig List on Connect;Unpack Backup to Local Disk Preset Folder(%Documents Folder%\ToastME_Presets\); Right-Click Menu for Selecting Rigs; Right-Click Menu saving to disk for Individual Effects/Stomp presets - Stomps Section Presets - Effects Section Presets; Right-Click Menu loading from disk: Individual Effects/Stomp - presets - Amps - Cabs - Stomps Section Presets - Stack Presets - Effects Section Presets - Users Scales Presets - Input and Output Presets;
      Fixes: Faster switching between FX's; Rate parameter fix


  • Hardware configuration

    To use this EDITOR you will need a good, solid MIDI interface!


    You can use regular midi cables if your computer/audio interface boasts both Midi In and Midi Out ports or you can use a midi-to-USB cable.

    WARNING: Do not buy cheap no-name USB to MIDI interfaces! Whilst they may support basic Midi PC and CC, Toast ME uses SYSEX data messages to communicate with your Kemper, which is often not supported by cheap Midi to USB interfaces.


    Interfaces that will work with SYSEX messages:

    • M-Audio Uno

    • M-Audio Profire 2626

    • M-Audio MIDISPORT UNO

    • M-Audio MIDISport 2X2 USB Bundle

    • Yamaha UX 16 USB/MIDI interface

    • Roland Um-One

    • ESI Midimate EX

    • ESI Midimate II

    • AVID/M-Audio Fast Track Pro (latest drivers from AVID)

    • Motu 823 mk3

    • Miditech MIDIface 4x4

    • Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 1 gen

    • Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2 gen

    • RME FireFace UC

    • M-Audio Audiophile 192


    Interfaces that will not work:

    • LogiLink® Adapter USB to Midi In-Out

    • Proster 6Ft 2M USB to MIDI Interface Cable Adapter


    Install notes

    @tijlcarrein created a series of videos in which he go through the installation procedure and how to hook up your Kemper by midi and how to configure the Toast ME software to enable bi-directional full SYSEX Midi communication between your computer and the Kemper Profiling Amp.


    Part 1: Connection & Setup



    If there are no knobs visible on Windows or MAC, run the program and hold CTRL+R on keyboard or delete folders c:\users\"yourusername"\AppData\Roaming\KPA_FX_EDITOR

    Other video tutorials and overview of the software


    Part 2: Demo & Sounds


    Part 3 : Lock States & Pseudo Cab Management



    Part 4: Updates (v1.32) and Performance mode support


  • Troubleshooting

    • M-Audio Uno, MIDISport 2X2, MIDISport 4X4

    There was some muted MIDI output issues with M-Audio drivers. Those interfaces work well with native os drivers.

    To try native drivers, you have to uninstall the M-audio drivers:

    Uninstallation for Windows:

    • KPA freeze after connection with uart TX char error : Try to uncheck "Download Rig List On Connect" in settings tab.
  • Yes same here ,THANK YOU again. worth saying it


    Don't get all the whiners who would complain about an Editor when there was a great one available . Really makes it great to edit all settings in the KPA


    Toastme is really great!

  • The window that comes up when I click in "FX Type" "FX Preset Browse" on the AMP page.

    The list is a very small font and I wish it could be larger.

    These lists are the heart of being able to use the abundant resources of the Kemper.


    Thanks!

    I will try ro incerease font size. For now you can use right click (menu) anywhere on FX area to chose FX type or FX preset .

    These are the same lists only grouped into categories and have a larger font size.

  • Hi there!

    I'm quite new to the Kemper family. To get easier access to the kemper I've installed Toast Me on my Mac an bought a ESI Midimate eX cable.

    The cable works fine, but I have a problem with the configuration, since the Midimate shows up on my mac with Connector 1 and Connector 2. I've connected the cable named 1 to Kempers MIDI Out and the 2 to Kempers MIDI IN. In Toast me I've configured Connector 1 for Input and Connector 2 for Output. Seems to work at the moment, but I'm struggling how to configure the MIDI Controller in Toast ME. Which cable is the right to configure?


    Thanx in advance

  • Hi there!

    I'm quite new to the Kemper family. To get easier access to the kemper I've installed Toast Me on my Mac an bought a ESI Midimate eX cable.

    The cable works fine, but I have a problem with the configuration, since the Midimate shows up on my mac with Connector 1 and Connector 2. I've connected the cable named 1 to Kempers MIDI Out and the 2 to Kempers MIDI IN. In Toast me I've configured Connector 1 for Input and Connector 2 for Output. Seems to work at the moment, but I'm struggling how to configure the MIDI Controller in Toast ME. Which cable is the right to configure?


    Thanx in advance

    MIDI Controller is only for externall MIDI Controller so you can leave "none" selection or select the same device as input .

  • Something is not working right for me

    I can connect to the Kemper with Toast
    When I hit tuner or browse on Toast, it does change on the Kemper
    So the software is connected to the Kemper

    But the currently selected preset never shows up in the amp section
    See my screen shot

    Rig manager works fine. I am able to select and change presets on the Kemper
    My Midi in and out device is a Mia Midi and it all works correctly with my Behringer FCB1010

  • Hi , connect button works no matter what. So it is no idication if it is connected or not. Did you set up MIDI with MIDI button right to the connect button?

    Send me a mail : [email protected] or pm on the FB ( https://www.facebook.com/toastMidiEditor/ ). I will help you.

  • Hi , connect button works no matter what. So it is no idication if it is connected or not. Did you set up MIDI with MIDI button right to the connect button?

    Send me a mail : [email protected] or pm on the FB ( https://www.facebook.com/toastMidiEditor/ ). I will help you.

    Thanks, my mia midi is set as input and output. It may have something do do with my midi cable routing. I have a behringer FCB 1010 in the midi chain. I'll mess with it again tomorrow

  • Thanks, I re-routed my midi cables directly from my interface to the Kemper in and out and it works now

    I have to have two connections to the FCB1010 because I program it via the PC
    I have to send and receive patch dumps to and from the FCB1010

    I'll work on that later
    Thanks for your help