Direct Signal (Mix) Processing Request - Joseph Rao EE, PAE:
The Direct Signal Control Mix of the Kemper is a highly regarded method of introducing clarity (clean feed) within a distortion profile, however this unprocessed signal can seem rather dull sounding and I believe that there is an opportunity uniquely improve the quality and performance of the Direct Signal Mix. Within my circle of Kemper, this issue has led to a great deal of confusion, specifically with people questioning; "Why do we need to introduce of this sterile sound into my distortion mix". Then I explain why we do this and what this does... Thinking about this led me to the conclusion that there's a great opportunity to improve the tonality and functionality of the direct signal feed. What I am suggesting is the possibility of adding signal processing functionality such as compression and equalization(Hi-pass/Lo-pass). I believe these options would add functionality to the clean mix, allowing for wide and unique voicing abilities - ultimately delivering a more pleasant direct mix.