I just bought a Kemper DI and today I was trying to make a Direct Amp Profile of a 100W marshall head and a 100W EVH5153 both hooked up to a EVH 4x12.
First I tried the EVH and made the connections exactly as Manual 7.0 "Profiling an Amp 287" and lowered the return level until the output level was green (at -7dB or so)
When trying to make the Direct Amp profile using the Kemper DI, the profiling process stopped saying something like clipping was experienced and the volume was too high and needed to be reduced. Selecting "no cabinet" made no difference.
I checked the level at my interface (connected via spdif) and it was through the roof. I had to go down to -30dB at the return level in order to see some dynamic movement instead of all maxed out. It would then create a profile but finish with a message saying something like "a compressor was found in the chain and I should check the accuracy of the profile" (paraphrasing).
Creating a studio profile with my SM57 worked fine.
What am I missing here? Is the DI unit faulty?