After some discussion with local musicians I decided to try the Ox. After I told my buddy he said I was making a mistake and I should also by the Kemper and pick one which will suite my needs better. So I did and its like Xmas on steroids here.
I was drawn to the OX because I have an amp and pedals that I love and want to capture it in recordings and I was drawn to the Kemper because the ease of use and flexibility that comes along with it. A disclaimer I would call myself a hobbiest because I do not play live and just recently started getting back into recording my music. Back in the late 90’s and early 2000s I was playing live regularly and recording local bands everyday. I say this because I have been out of the loop with technology and jumping back in now things are WAY different to say the least. After years of strumming an acoustic while starting a family I’ve rediscovered my sound and acquired some gear. I love the tone from my Princeton with 12” Celestion Gold and my pedals including Strymon, H9, Mad Professor. I joked that if I bought a Kemper I’d immediately find a Princeton because my songs are primarily clean... So when I A B the KPA and OX the Ox is much much more clear and the fidelity is superior to my ear. Now if I dont play with the Ox and focus on finding tones and creating with the Kemper it also sounds amazing. The problem is while I have both whenever I flip on the OX there is no comparison. I’m comparing to MBritt profiles of the Princeton and Carr (clean stuff) etc.
I realize these are different products but I’m trying to figure out if I am going to keep the OX or KPA. For my needs right now I lean towards OX but I’m looking for feedback and pointers because I see the value in the KPA and who knows maybe I’ll keep both.
In a way the OX connected to my amp and board is similar to the Kemper. Set up the Logic, using the Apollo and on the computer I have the Eventide App amazing effects like the KPA, I have OX next to it where I can change cabinets and mics and also add effects. No knobs to tweak but its my sound. I am torn between which product is better for me. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.