I’m not fully understanding the impetus for baking settings in to the device. I’ve always appreciated that each Kemper is essentially a custom box.
Many people wouldn’t want or need most of what’s in any of those preset lists. It is way way cooler to not be saddled with extra stuff on a device created to facilitate personal approaches to making music. So then it’s like, who is this change really for?
RM could have a section called “current factory presets” that could each be auditioned individually and installed or ignored. This new baked in direction does seem a bit like abandoning the original KPA ethos.
If anything, I would have loved a development that made it even easier to pare down these lists to only include what we use, without losing the option to revisit at a later date.
Maybe I don‘t get the point.
We have not taken away any of the custom features. The factory effect presets are a natural addition to the effect types, and I don‘t see them blocking the way for user presets.
The 8.2 introduces a clear distinction between user effect presets and factory effect presets.
In the Rig Manager section on top, there is only user content, as always. Factory Presets will never appear there, unless you load a preset pack. But the latter is not necessary anymore. No section, no folder, nothing.
The Rig Editor section on the bottom only provides factory effect presets. If you don‘t want to rely on those, then you will never open this list.
On the Profiler itself, user effect presets will be listed first, for each effect type. Again, the factory presets are not blocking the view to your user presets.
We are also having default settings as well as the types themself, since quite a time.
It‘s obvious that one user will only use a subset of types in total.
Still no one has approached us yet for a function to throw certain types from the list, even though this list is quite long.