Posts by livefrompfd

    on this topic, I'm sure I've seen on the web a video with CK explaining his choice on that. And I think, roughly, what he said was that in theory (sampling theory, Nyquist etc...) you don't loose any information at 44.1kHz, or it's negligible for the task we're interested in : guitar. He claimed that poeple thinking they hear a difference at higher sampling rate make a mistake...

    anybody remember this ?

    And I think internally, everything is at 44,1kHz, even the IR's for the kemper are at 44k, right?

    I won't argue sound quality, it's a more practical concern for me.

    At least half of what I do is record live bands with audio and video, and in the video world, 48khz is the standard.

    If the Kemper only supports 44.1khz in USB Audio, that means more post-production work for me and for my use case, that isn't worth it. I'll continue to use Kemper XLR outs to my interface and work in 48khz.

    My only other USB audio device is my Roland TD-27 drum kit, and having the full audio come in one USB cable with 7 (stereo) tracks, and at 48khz, is a real game changer (especially since the TD-27 only have 4 mono audio outs - kick, snare, rest of kit in stereo pair, no other way to get the individual drum tracks). For my video work I'd love to use both of my Stages in USB and save 4 XLR inputs.

    Obviously lots of unique ways to use the Kemper in productions, and I'm sure the majority is fine with 44.1. Just hoping Kemper reads this and possibly considers supporting 48khz via USB Audio :D

    I read the new manual and saw this... so I'll just use my own interface for now. I record at 48k.


    USB audio works at a fixed sampling rate of 44.1 kHz.

    What?!? Yikes that's a non-starter for me :(

    The only other USB audio device I use is my Roland TD-27 drum set using USB audio to get all the individual tracks, and even with their drivers I get 44.1, 48, and 96khz options.

    Here's hoping that changes before official release.

    It truly is killer! I've had so many ultimately disappointing monitors over the decades, and spent more than that probably buying/selling different ones. I bought the Genelec's after I had a project that I lost days to mix translation issues, beyond frustrating for everyone involved, embarresed and finally had enough, and put them on my credit card (which I never do). The sub I got a few months later, which in my case I wouldn't consider totally necessary but I am glad to have it. My non-musician friends love to come over just to listen to music through them.

    I've had the Genelec's over a year now, and I just don't spend ANY time with mix translation concerns anymore. I just mix, listen, adjust and I can trust what I'm doing, and mostly importantly I stay creative. These speakers are just invisible now.

    If I had spent this kind of money on proper monitors 30 years ago, I tell folks I would have had an entirely different career. Truly "penny wise, and pound foolish" in my case :P Ah such is life haha

    All that said these 8330a's are their ENTRY level speakers ($950 each).

    I can only freaking imagine what the 8331's (next step up modestly called "The Ones") sound like ($2445 EACH!!!) 8| One day I hope to hear those.

    Anyway my apologies for the ramble. As you can tell, I'm quite the fan of these!

    I agree with Ruefus and Ingolf - guitars can sound REALLY good through IEM. Better than outloud I dare say, and safer for your ears long term.

    I bought a Sennheiser IEM EW 300 G3 about a decade ago to hook up to my mixer, and it's been a reliable workhorse. My kid bought a $300 IEM system off Amazon recently, and it's really hard here to tell the difference in sound quality between the two. We all use $50 earbuds from Amazon that exceptional sounding for the price, and I sell them in my studio for musicians who come without their own earbuds.

    Of course an IEM is only a set of speakers ultimately, so how the sound is mixed going into the IEM is probably the most important thing ;) Mixing Kempers is not much different than mixing a mic'd isolated cab.

    I ordered a pair of Genelec 8320A's early last year and they are SMALL, shockingly so lol. They sounded unbelievable for their size though. I ultimately decided they were better if I was having to relocate them to work from anywhere, which I do not do.

    I ended up sending them back and getting 8330A's with the 7350A sub. Beyond happy with them! Not inexpensive, and it really hurt at the time, but I do not regret it. Best sound I have ever had in my studio. The GLM room analysis/correction is excellent too.

    I keep a USB stick for backups for each Kemper in each bag, and backup each before a gig/show. (we have three Kempers - for two guitarists and one bassist)

    My only wish was the backup names included the name of the Kemper that was being backed up (each Kemper being given a unique name).

    But sometimes in the chaos that precedes a gig, I delegate someone to take the backups, and they run around with a single USB stick. I then have to decipher from the date/time which Kemper backup is which.

    Definitely would be a nice to have :D

    FYI... I purchased both the Apache 9800 and Plano cases yesterday. Very disappointed in both in terms of quality and sturdiness. So both are going back today.

    Decided on using a Pelican 1720 & Pelican iM3200 for my two Stages. The 1720 I found used locally, and the iM3200 I ordered new from Pelican on sale ($271). While the Pelican's aren't cheap, they offer superior protection and these Kempers are just too valuable to not be properly protected.

    Thanks for this great list of hard/flight cases for the Stage! I have two Stages which are getting moved around a lot, and the Kemper soft bag is stressing me out :P

    I was able to find two Plano 42" cases locally ($115/ea) which I am going to pickup this afternoon.

    I opted for the 42" since they were basically the same price as the 36", and that would provide more room for more cushion, IEMs, cables, two expression pedals, etc.

    I may make a video on this project 8)

    I just wanted to say that this is the only Top Jimi pack I have purchased, and this has been an absolute god-send profile for here in my studio!

    This is a classic sound which I was worried might sound "old" now a days, but its fit so well on so many modern styles, and even with multiple guitarists it works well.

    Whether using single coils, humbuckers, or of course using my P90 Les Paul Junior, it's been easily adaptable and just sounds fantastic.


    Hi all!

    It's been a year since I purchased two Kemper Stages, and to say it's been studio changing for me would be under selling it. 8o

    I have a lil' YouTube channel called "Live From... Peace Frog's Den" where I am focused on promoting South Texas acts playing (released!) original music in my little "silent" studio. Performances are live streamed, the bands play live, audio and video mixed live, so not a lot of places to hide (by design) :D

    We are about to start our next Season next week, but I wanted to share a bit of our rehearsal last night, which maybe you might find interesting.

    Since I bought the two Kempers, one of the guitarists for Neighborhood Strangers (the other guitarist is my oldest son :)) purchased his own Kemper Stage, so now my 2nd Kemper Stage got to be repurposed for bass guitar!

    The song below has an overhead shot showing all three Kempers.

    I'd love any feedback y'all have on the mix, video, channel, etc ! Last night we were focused on calibrating cameras and lightning, so the video cuts are for us and not the viewer.

    Cheers to everyone who contributes here on the forum, I lurk mostly, but I've learned SOOOO much from all of you :love:

    Have a great weekend!

    I generally record live full band rehearsals, tracking and or performances with (up to) two Kemper Stages. Acts play original music and hover in the blues, rock and pop genres. For months I could get a good IEM mix for the acts and a not-so-good recorded mix, or vice versa. A giant game of whack-a-mole for a while, and was rather frustrating for all concerned.

    This is where I've settled and I am finally pleased and feel like the Kempers are working to their full potential for me. YMMV :D

    I record both Kempers in Stereo, so I maintain the stereo effects the guitarists have setup, direct to my mixer with Kempers set at -12db out. Each Kemper track in my DAW has a channel strip (I use the Lindell 80 or Scheps Omni. but any of them will do) where I apply light 4:1 compression with a slow recovery. I then EQ each Kemper with a small boost at 7khz, 1.5khz, and 200hz, and high-pass from 60-200hz depending on the act. I bus both Kempers and then apply a light bus compression and a light plate reverb & light room reverb to provide that in the room feel/sound.

    I thought when I got the Kempers I would record them clean without any assistance, and all the wonderful sound in the Kemper would automatically translate easier in the mix. My bad! Once I decide to mix/record each Kemper like a mic'd guitar cab, voila!

    A full stereo FX loop would be really nice to have. Currently I'm only use a mono FX loop currently, but it would be nice to be able to bring in more "colorful" stereo pedals into the Kemper.