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