Yeah, I find this to be a new Kemper quality. I stop looking around for sound and tone, I just play.
A true innovation and a real paradigm shift.
Atomic FRFR here and very pleased with the sound.
No difference between Stereo Outs and Monitor Out.
I will model both my Sansamp character pedals, Liverpool and British, before they go to Ebay.
Just for fun though, as I think that the AC 30 and Marshall profiles that are already available for the KPA are lightyears ahead of what the Sansamps can deliver.
Another YES, please.
Actually, the last thing I want the KPA to sounds like is a recorded guitar tone. I want it to sound like an amp in the room. It does. Again, if you are comparing a modeler or profiler with all the equipment in a professional guitar studio, including mixing boards, EQ, compressors, fx, mics and great ears and technique, double or triple tracking a part and expect to get that exact sound out of a $200 or $3000 box, you'll always be disappointed.
In fact, i remember EVH complaining about how great his amps sound in the room but he had difficulty getting that sound to tape.
Same with me, as I prefer to integrate my guitars into my mixes "manually". But without any doubt there are users that will prefer (and benefit from) more treated profiles.
Hence my analogy with Superior and SSD drums.
I ordered one of these yesterday. Will be delivered tomorrow.
I don't think it's pricey. Just solid protection for my KPA, which is important considering the pots aren' tprotected by the chassis.
In the foreseeable future I think many studios will be offering services with "premium profiles" or the like, meaning some kind of post- production gear gets involved in the profiled signal chain.
Similar to drums (Toontrack Superior = raw untreated drum sounds, Steven Slate Drums = highly and professionally treated drums, ready for use in a mix). There will be a wide variety of options to choose from, and apart from that, an ever growing user base offering private profiles continuously.
End of oracle. It´s all good.
if you buy a b-stock unit which was previously registered with us we need to manually verify and eventually remove the "original" registration. you need to contact support in order to get this done.
No, I didn't buy a B- Stock. It was labelled as new (at Thomann), otherwise I should have got it at an discounted price, which I didn't.
I also informed the shop about this.
I also was contacted by support who let me now register my unit.
So my problem is solved now, thanks all!
No, Fractal is sold exclusively via G66 in Europe.
No. 1 is the KPA, no. 2 the Pod HD500.
That means something.
Now that's pretty awesome, given the fact that Thomann is the biggest music retailer in Europe.
The KPA is clearly a winner and I want to congratulate Christoph Kemper and the whole team for this excellent piece of gear and for being so inventive!
OK, will be there for sure!
Yes, will be there on Friday.
Didn't know you were here! Also Kemperized?
Hey Davide! Good to see you!
Yes, I've just added the KPA to my arsenal of processors. good to be here. I've introduced myself here:
This is Ingolf from Hamburg.
I'm a longtime and experienced user of digital gear since the Pod days (and I still moderate the German Line6 usergroup, some ppl here might know me, Hi Schneidas! ).
After checking the KPA prototype last year in Frankfurt I had mixed feelings at first about this new 'set and forget' approach and was a bit sceptical when the delivering period of the KPA's was postponed several times at the end of last year (otherwise it would have been a nice christmas gift for me).
But finally, tadaa, my KPA arrived yesterday and I must say, on first impressions, it has matured a lot since last year. Amp sounds overall are very good with the factory presets and I find the FX very musical and intuitive to dial in (for the record: I also own a Pod HD 500 and an Axe FX II).
So I'm happy to be on board
I have one problem, though.
I can´t register my amp and so am unable to upgrade my account.
When I enter my serial I get the message that my amp is already registered (???).
So I can download firmware upgrades and other profiles, but I can't get full access to the forum boards.
Flashed Kemper support a mail yesterday but so far I didn't get any reply.
Anyway, enough for now.
Any ideas to get me sorted?
Not only delay mix should be included to be accessible to realtime control, but actually any parameter that can be edited should also be controllable via MIDI.
So the MIDI cc- list should be a lot more comprehensive.
Effects are good in the KPA, but I need way more control.