I finally started getting back into doing a little recording this past weekend. This is the first time since I replaced my interface. I was previously using an Eleven Rack so all of the modeling was built into my interface. I connected my Kemper using SPDIF to my new interface and it is working perfectly.
One thing that I noticed is that my profiles sound so much thicker and darker than they do through a PA speaker. I dialed all of them in through a PA speaker on a stand setting next to the amp that I typically gig. I turned them up to the same volume level and then tweaked the profiles. I honestly didn't have to adjust much. However, through the SPDIF connection into my computer everything became darker and thicker. Where I really noticed it was when I plugged a 60s spec telecaster in and the bridge pickup had a great thick rock sound. That definitely caught my attention.
I tried a couple of strats and guitars with single coil neck pickups in the because that is the tone I was looking for and knew they would all sound just a little different. I was amazed at how different they sounded through this connection. I made a few tweaks to get it sounding like I wanted it to. I can definitely see the value in having profiles setup for recording and others for live playing. I was not expecting this result at all. It sounded a lot different than it does through a PA speaker. The differences in the guitars was more noticeable as well.
This is just an observation that I have after experiencing this. It was easy enough to work around. I can see why some people complain about their profiles being really dark now.