On occasion of the 5th anniversary of the release of the More Black Pack, we are releasing an update (Volume 2) which includes a lot of new profiles as well as the original profiles (Volume 1), all for the same price! This updated pack is free for Kemperists who bought the first pack before!
If you like Ritchie Blackmore's sound from the era of Deep Purple Mark I, II, III, and of Rainbow's first two album, check out these profiles! They were made from a very rare Marshall Major amp.
More info here: More Black Pack - Flying Snowman Productions
and here: YouTube
This pack contains over 200 profiles (!) that try to simulate Ritchie Blackmore's sounds during his years with Deep Purple (Mark II and III) and Rainbow. These are profiles of a very rare Marshall Major 200W Model 1967 amp from 1971-1972 in excellent condition. There were only 1200 copies made of this amp, and only a few are still in good condition, worldwide. The best is to play these rigs on a Strat, although many profiles also sound great on a Les Paul! This amp was also used by Mick Ronson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Frusciante. These profiles sound the best on a FR speaker because the H55 speaker is an integral part of the unique sound, and for some song profiles, IR's were created and converted into Kemper cabinets. You will not find this kind of profiles anywhere else because there are so little Majors left in good condition! I checked it out and couldn't find any, that's why I decided to profile it myself. Furthermore, it was not an easy task to get the right ingredients for Ritchie's sound... Every component in the sound chain had to be the right one. It took me years of experimenting with amps (Vox, Marshall Vintage Modern, and the Major), treble boosters and speakers to obtain this result.
The material that was used for making this pack, is the following:
a very rare Marshall Major 200W Model 1967 amp from 1971-1972
Good vintage tubes (preamp and power tubes)
A Hornby-Skewes clone treble booster to emulate sounds during the period of Deep Purple Mark II
An AIWA TP-1011 clone to emulate sounds during the period of Deep Purple Mark III and the first two Rainbow albums
The Rivera Rockcrusher to reduce the volume at speaker level
A Scumback H55 30 Watt speaker
A 1970's Marshall checkerboard 1960B 4x12 cabinet with PR-H55 pre-Rola 1969 55-Hz Pulsonic 014 cone Celestion G12H 30 watt speakers Stamped T1281
Shure SM57 and Sennheiser MD421 microphones
These profiles were made with firmware 8.5.8. Your KPA must be using 8.5.8 or later to use these profiles.
"Note: All product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Flying Snowman Productions. Product names are used solely for the purpose of identifying the specific products that were studied during Flying Snowman Production's sound profiling process. Use of these names does not imply any co-operation or endorsement. You are purchasing a license to use these profiles for your own personal and/or professional use but profiles are not for resale or for any other unlicensed distribution, free or compensated. The Flying Snowman Production profiles simply seek to re-create the sound of the stomp boxes and amplifiers listed and any use of brand names is strictly for comparison purposes."
Kemper Packs Testimonies (Volume 1) :
Suseguitar from Kemper forum:
I had a chance to play one of the profiles (037508) yesterday in our rehearsal room, played my Strat with Quarterpounds - the solosound is just awesome, assertive, supporting and inspiring. Great work!
Ibot39 from Kemper forum:
After testing the profiles my conclusion is: The pack does exactly what the author is advertising. You get the Blackmore sound from the mentioned era. Humbuckers are possible, other 70s rock-sounds with a little tweaking. But the real soul of this pack is authentic Blackmore-tone! For this it was created with an ear for details and this is were the rigs shine! Thanks for the nice pictures that complement this special pack. I have to highlight the pdf that comes with the profiles offering very detailed information. Great!
Laker from Kemper forum:
These profiles are the real deal IMHO.
Riddlescott from Kemper Forum:
I like it the better the longer i play it. What i also appreciate is the tasty effects settings. Highly recommended for the real Marshall Bluesy Staccato Strat Sound.
raiellojr from Kemper forum:
I like the pack a lot...a little tweaking and I can get real close to your sound samples.
Laker from Kemper forum:
Blackmore Marshall Major profiles [Flying Snowman Prods] - Only the one amp a Marshall Major but it sounds like the real deal. These profiles are outstanding. Everything they make sounds great. What I really like about them is their sound samples sound just like what you download. IMHO a lot of other profilers do not sound the same.
Acolbourn from Kemper forum:
Thanks for the tips, just wanted to follow up for any else on the hunt for Frusciante tone. For profiles I tried flying snowman's more black pack listed above and they sound great!