Now this is not a Kemper bash - I am sure there is something wrong with my setup that I just can't nail down.
I have tried thousands of profiles both commercial and not, and the only ones that don't have weird overtones or sound outright muddy are the Choptones MAR900 profiles. Even their other profiles sound strange to me now.
I'm using a Zoom UAC-2 with the gain knobs at 0 as I was told to on this forum. They were up before but I had problems then.
I'm using Yamaha HS-5s and K240 headphones.
I have multiple guitars.
On this computer, not only the Kemper but also software like Helix Native and S-Gear sound muffled and bad.
Plugging the kemper direct to speakers or headphones gives a slight clarity boost, but still not like other peoples' youtube videos.
I cannot figure it out. Clean sounds are no issue. Gain sounds are just not clear and often have some weird overtones like bees in a can or something.
It's really driving me crazy. Any ideas?