Axe Fx III and FM 3

  • To hell with everyone. I going back to my old Korg Pandora Silver. 😁

    THAT IS THE SPIRIT ! :D i swear one day i'll buy the worst modeler out there, maybe some chinese fake pod and record a song with it :D most complaints are on very high niveau of course most of the competition is simply great stuff but talking about details is also fun ^^

  • THAT IS THE SPIRIT ! :D i swear one day i'll buy the worst modeler out there, maybe some chinese fake pod and record a song with it :D most complaints are on very high niveau of course most of the competition is simply great stuff but talking about details is also fun ^^

    Exactly! Lol. I actually made some good track recordings back in the day with the Pandora. I still own it, just don't remember where it is. Might make some profiles with it. Lol

  • Seems like another " watch me get them wound up"...


    Not worth responding, if you are happy with what you have, great...


    I had a Pandora....

    Yes..this forum lost like a hundred nice & friendly members but at least we have such threads like this one here..that's something too I guess..

  • Oh, and I also dislike having to buy a new version of a product every two years....

    THIS!!!!


    I love that I don't have to keep paying to upgrade my Kemper.


    I'm sure eventually they will come out with a new one, probably with dual/quad processors or something in order to provide features that the current one just can't do.


    Maybe the ability to profile the preamp separate from the poweramp?

    Or running multiple amps together?

    I've often thought about picking up a second Kemper so I could do this.... but then I listen to what I have and it sounds great, so why spend the extra money?

  • I have spent a full day with my kemper and an axeIII. while both sounded good, the KPA was vastly superior in it's ability to get to.a great tone fast. Axe will surely get there ..... Eventually.

    I think that people who just want to get great tones an then simply focus their time on playing and enjoying their music, the KPA is unrivalled.


    A small and lower pri

    ced floor unit is a very good idea though. If you are only able to Shell out 1k, Kemper has nothing for you ....... At this time.

  • I have spent a full day with my kemper and an axeIII. while both sounded good, the KPA was vastly superior in it's ability to get to.a great tone fast. Axe will surely get there ..... Eventually.

    I think that people who just want to get great tones an then simply focus their time on playing and enjoying their music, the KPA is unrivalled.

    While I love the KPA and think profiling is fantastic, the Axe-Fx II and III's Tone Matching feature can often clone a tone faster than the time it takes to profile and refine an amp, albeit without gain or compression matching, and one big advantage of Tone Matching is that you're not limited to amps and cabs, but rather you can use any live or recorded source. The KPA with EQ matching would be deadly.

  • DonPetersen

    Changed the title of the thread from “Axe Fx III and FM 3- the kemper killer” to “Axe Fx III and FM 3”.
  • I have spent a full day with my kemper and an axeIII. while both sounded good, the KPA was vastly superior in it's ability to get to.a great tone fast.

    This is pretty much the last word in it all IMHO. one thing I and many from the 80’s absolutely grew to hate was ‘tweaking’. In the quest for ultimate tone, we had amps and racks that could do anything and took more time tweaking than playing.


    I remember when everyone just said screw it and we all ditched the monster tech and went back to simple amps and a few pedals. AHHHH.... PLAYING AGAIN....


    The Kemper for me I can pretty much plug in and play. I rarely feel I have to tweak anything. In the old days of pre amps and such, you spend a day tweaking, sounds great, then the next day you hate it and back to tweaking. Kemper doesn’t give that.


    Thinking about tweaking every aspect of an amp, from input to output, every little thing to find a tone makes me think back to my Eventide days and wanting to pull my hair out, haha...


    I don’t want a processor with 1000 gears to shift through, I just want to turn the key and step on the gas and GO —->.

  • Undoubtedly a lot of people spend more time tweaking vs. playing because they're always searching for the ultimate tone, however that obsession is a mental thing, and if they don't learn to control their impulses, they'll end up trading an obsession twisting knobs for an obsession finding the perfect KPA profile. At some point you just have to stop questioning your tone and accept that it's good enough to start making music. If you can do that, it doesn't matter whether the gear has a million buttons or knobs.

  • Undoubtedly a lot of people spend more time tweaking vs. playing because they're always searching for the ultimate tone, however that obsession is a mental thing, and if they don't learn to control their impulses, they'll end up trading an obsession twisting knobs for an obsession finding the perfect KPA profile. At some point you just have to stop questioning your tone and accept that it's good enough to start making music. If you can do that, it doesn't matter whether the gear has a million buttons or knobs.

    Totally agree! I keep coming back to a handful of profiles. When I'm feeling adventurous, I try out another profile, play it a day or two and then come back to my favorite five. But the Kemper makes things very easy for me. I play more than I tweak. And if I want to change something in a profile, there are only very few tweaks needed (definition, some eq, a bit of verb and voilà).

  • Boom! 100%

    Undoubtedly a lot of people spend more time tweaking vs. playing because they're always searching for the ultimate tone, however that obsession is a mental thing, and if they don't learn to control their impulses, they'll end up trading an obsession twisting knobs for an obsession finding the perfect KPA profile. At some point you just have to stop questioning your tone and accept that it's good enough to start making music. If you can do that, it doesn't matter whether the gear has a million buttons or knobs.

  • Undoubtedly a lot of people spend more time tweaking vs. playing because they're always searching for the ultimate tone, however that obsession is a mental thing, and if they don't learn to control their impulses, they'll end up trading an obsession twisting knobs for an obsession finding the perfect KPA profile. At some point you just have to stop questioning your tone and accept that it's good enough to start making music. If you can do that, it doesn't matter whether the gear has a million buttons or knobs.

    Totally agree!