KEMPER MINI BOX, this is possible?

  • Hi guys!


    I am new to this forum, in short I want to tell you my story ...


    For the last 15 years I have been playing exclusively with tube amplifiers, and any attempts to switch to digital devices have been unsuccessful.


    However, as time goes on, we are not getting younger, I thought about how to reduce the weight of my rig, and my eyes turned back to digital equipment ...


    I tried Fractal AX8. I really liked the FX block and features, but the amplifiers sounded not convincing and lifeless. My experience with Line 6 Helix was the same.


    I am fully convinced that KEMPER is the best digital copy of the sound of tube amplifiers existing in the world today. However, the FX unit is not so good compared to Fractal Audio.


    With my tube amps as an FX unit, I use my Fractal FX8 II. This is a great, reliable and very functional device.


    The appearance of Kemper STAGE really inspired me, but I really like my FX8 II, and I would like to get a device that could work together with my FRACTAL.


    Can I discuss my fantasies about the new device from KEMPER?


    I called it KEMPER MINI BOX.


    This device should not have FX effects inside (except for the gate, equalizer, etc.). It should load, edit and play amplifier profiles (cannot create profiles like his older brothers, but only play them).

    It should have a stereo loop of effects on board and headphone output.

    It should work both with the REMOTE controller, any standard MIDI controller, and with my Fractal FX8 (4CM).


    He should also be able to load and edit the impulses of my own cabinets. At the same time, its dimensions should not significantly exceed the dimensions of, say, Two Notes TORPEDO CAB (5 ″ x 7 ″) or MOOER Preamp Live (5.1 ″ x 9.1 ″), and the price should not exceed 500-600 euros.




    Do you think this is possible in principle?

  • i don’t have any inside knowledge whatsoever but if I was in their position I wouldn’t produce it.


    it appears to me that the production cost per unit (after the initial setup cost has been recouped) is unlikely to be significantly lower than the current versions. The retail price would need to be significantly lower and would decimate the sales of the bigger full feature units. That looks like a way to kill your company profits to me. I could be way off on the production cost though so who knows.

  • More likely would be a a 1u rack with all the same connections and functions. Now there is an editor, the large screen and knobs are not essential. I don't see the advantage of changing the format financially, when it might only appeal to a few.


    I didn't get why you would want a Mini Kemper while carrying around other units too?

  • More likely would be a a 1u rack with all the same connections and functions. Now there is an editor, the large screen and knobs are not essential. I don't see the advantage of changing the format financially, when it might only appeal to a few.


    I didn't get why you would want a Mini Kemper while carrying around other units too?

    I just love my FX8 and I'm used to it.

    But I want to reduce weight due to tube amplifiers ...

  • A mini profile player à la HX Stomp makes immediate sense now that with the stage we can be assured that this generation's design of the profiler will last a lot longer than anybody would have thought even a few years ago.

    Better have it and not need it, than need it and not have it! - Michael Angelo Batio

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