Old timer here(pushing 50), have had my Kemper almost a year.
Love it, but whenever I purchase a profile, they sound like garbage.
Everybody else rants, and raves about them, and mine sound like an am radio, played thru a 3" speaker.
Well, maybe not that bad.
Specifically, the Top Jimmy, Ozzy guitar pack, and his metal pack.
I use many different pups, active, passive, run the Kemper thru the return of a 5153, tube power amp into a 4x12, and high quality monitors, and it is all horrible.
For example- The song, The Ultimate Sin- Heavy, powerfull, great dynamics and distortion, but the profile sounds like a reverb washed out, old single coil going thru a cheap solid state amp.
Over the Mountain- Great grind, a bit of delay, articulate while having that great pushed plexi sound.
But again, lifeless, no body, barely any overdrive, just crap.
I can tweak the tone settings, gain, effects on and off, cabs, etc,etc.... and nothing.
I play 90% heavy metal, and the only profile i have found even remotely cool, is a Lars Lutridge(i think thats his name) 5153 profile.
A few of Ola's profiles are o.k. after some major tweaking, but I am really struggling trying to find a decent metal tone, ala Rectifier, 5153, Bogner, Deizel, etc.
Help a brother out!!
Tips, tricks, open to any suggestions.