Dude, you've been dancing around providing a sample again. Without it, it's just talk from all of us, and talk's cheap in this instance 'cause we've covered all the obvious ground both now and a year and a half ago. In order to move forward, we need to hear something.
Nothing's really changed since I posted that last sample. Gave it a year and a half, it didn't get any better. I was advised by many to give it some time, so I did.
I said back then, words to the effect of, I plug into my battered old Marshall and I love the sound. I plug into the Kemper and its ok. It never really changed after that. I did compare it side by side with the Helix, the latter was awful. So I would say the Kemper is the best bit of digital gear I've tried. But my ears are tired from it now. I've played with digital distortion for 15 years at this point, and I'm getting burned out.
Its refreshing just to play through tube, without spending hours trying to dial out a digital harshness and coldness which never really goes away.
But I'm still open to that magic trick that opens up the Kemper to me, in a whole new light. Some of you may hate me for dissing the Kemper, but you can't say I didn't try.