Hey All, brand new Kemper owner here.
I’ve read through the forum and haven’t been able to find a solution to my problem so I apologize if the tipic has been discussed before.
My issue is Im getting a very, very underwhelming tone/ from my device. Both through my Orange 212 cab, and when I go into my interface for recording purposes.
I purchased 12,000 profiles on eBay. Most of them are commercial packs. Regardless of the profiles I use, I simply cannot get a sound that’s anywhere near comparable to the quality and bite of my Orange TH100 head through the cab (just sounds lifeless and dull, like a cheap solid state amp) and when recording with the interface I am barely getting better quality than I ddI using Amplitube. Certainly nothing I can work with in a mix, even after compressing, EQ, etc.
I have tried cab sim on/off, I’ve tried different outputs, different cables, different guitars, different profiles.
I know this has to be something I’m doing wrong as so many professionals are using them live and on albums now and wouldn’t be if they were getting the synthetic tone I am.
If it helps, I’m after a pop/punk tone. Blink 182, alkaline trio, etc. in fact both of their new albums heavily utilized Kemper, which is what got me interested in the device.
I do realize things need to be tweaked and it’s not justness a plug and play and you’re good device, but I’m hoping you guys can share your knowledge and tips and get me in the right direction. Cleans sound amazing, I can see the high gain metal stuff being useful, but that in between I am struggling to find.
Thank you all!