Better Rig/Patch Import/Export via USB

  • Hi,

    I own two KPA units, a powered rack and an unpowered toaster. I use the rack for the vast majority of my gigs so it generally lives in the band's gear truck, which is why I bought the toaster, so I'd always have one here at home with me as well for infrequent fly dates, pick up gigs, etc.

    I started with the home unit by just restoring from a backup I'd made from the powered rack (my main Kemper). What I'd like is the ability to just export select rigs, patches, etc that I've worked on on my home Kemper to a thumb drive, then when I get to my gig Kemper, just load those specific rigs/patches/slots/newperformances/ etc. I don't have a laptop, just my trusty iMac at home, so loading individual rigs that way isn't an option when the main KPA isn't here at home.

    The way it is now the only way I've found to do it is to do a full backup and restore cycle - this is a bit clumsy as a solution and seems like overkill to overwrite the entire memory when just a small change or a bunch of small changes. It would be a lot more user friendly to have a soft button to import rigs, select which slot in which performance or which performance number to create/import to.

  • You can do that already. Just drag the files you want to an USB stick and import them with your Profiler.

    Ok, so to be sure I have this right - say I've been making some changes to the rigs loaded in slots 2 and 3 of performance 1 and wanted to transfer them to my other Kemper, which isn't here with me at the moment.

    I would first export the rigs of slot 2 and 3 to the browse pool, then switch to Browse mode and, after selecting each rig, use the export option in the External Storage menu to send them to the thumb drive.

    Then once I'm at my other Kemper, first delete those rigs (with the same name but not edited) from the browse pool, then import them from the thumb drive, then switch to performance mode and switch to the edited versions of the rigs, save the performance and voila?

  • You don't have to delete the older rigs from the Browse Pool to do this. They have older dates than the newer Rigs you would be importing into the Browse Pool.


    When I began with the Kemper a couple months ago I made the mistake of using Rig Manager almost exclusively for setting up all my performances as well as getting around in browse mode, so most operations, other than tweaking, on the unit itself is still a little new to me. I'm trying to eschew RM as much as possible so I can better train myself, LOL. As such, looking at the datestamp, etc, didn't even occur to me. Thank you!