still sounds like I remember it
the gain range in question should be very well within safe, linear limits of the preamp.
all you are doing is possibly introducing a 12dB higher noise floor from the preamps.
besides, "baking in more of the interfaces preamp tone" is just semantics. if you drive the preamps hard enough to introduce additional distortion, than this will lead to a noticeble change in the tone - but why would you want to do that? All you're doing is taken an authentic mic'ed guitar amp tone and add extra distortion resulting on severy limiting and extra, unpleasant overtones.
If you're after this industrial, NIN-type effect, all the benefits of the authenticity of the PROFILER seems kinda wasted.
Powered rack, foot controller, Kabinet, and one Mission exp to get me started. Whew!
The PROFILER is a proven songwriter/session musician power tool and the Kabinet + Imprints make practicing, jamming, recording, looking for that tone/part lots of fun.
Profiling only a distortion pedal and adding a cabinet later on can be fun though, if you like to explore sonic possibilities
maybe it's just a little bit of dust in the encoder?
try turning it for a bit - like 30 or 60 turns in each direction.
this usually removes interfering particles from the pot.
does that help?
the main challenge for a guitar player to play bass is not the different scale and string size, but the mindset.
The are lots of people that play guitar on a bass and call themselves bass players
it's a different instruments that just happens to have a few similarities with guitar.
the right hand is the weak part of many guitarists - developing a good right hand technique on bass takes time and effort, using a guitar pick gives you a very distinctive sound. I recommend the WEDGIE rubber bass picks for a convinient switch from guitar to bass, and a very believable tone and even dynamics.
Maybe I am just looking for a "better than real" thing, but I have a small suspicion thet Kemper is a bit more noisy than a real amp. I don't remember, but I think back in the day when I was gigging with real amps I didn't have hum at such low gain tones. Maybe I am wrong of course.
actually it has less noise than its analog (profiled) counterpart.
did you try slowly rotating 90 degrees left and right? (you and your guitar that is, not the PROFILER) usually there is a position where there is no noise from external sources.
The PROFILER is an amplifier, not a noise generator
My guess is that computer hardware, a cell phone etc. is creating the noise you pick up.
If this were an issue of the PROFILER it would have been reported multiple times in the last eight years.
shouldn't this be in Other Gear?
did you try the Jazz III Primetones XLs also?
will check out the Ultex Jazz III picks soon
Best amp I ever owned. I did a couple of profiles which are on the exchange although not sure they are any good/capture it well.. Look for Laney Gainy by Guy...
When I get time I'll have to do some others...
D'Andrea Ultra Plecs are available again, after over a decade IIRC
I keep a Laney GH100L as I loved that amp, but not switched it on since I had the KPA.
loved recording with that amp!
we DO need more Laney GH100L dirty rhythm (but not stupidly gainy) Profiles!
I am not a pro but I managed to tweak the Kemper drive so it was SO close and to be honest even though there was a slight difference (could probably be tweaked further) it was so close it was hard to decide which was the winner but I say Kemper Drive.
It is a fantastic piece of gear!!
I wouldn't mind playing this preset
Hi, everyone! I just got my Kemper a few days ago and have just read the manual and seen some tutorial videos,
but still have a long way to go.
I use Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and have installed Rig manager version 2.3.14.
I have the Powerhead version with OS version 184.108.40.20698B
I can't find my custom stored rigs on the Kemper in the Rig manager. Does these versions not support each other?
from the website
"PROFILER Operating System 7.5.4 Release for all PROFILER models
KEMPER Rig Manager™ 3.0.136 or higher is required to communicate with this operating system version."
"Rig Manager 3 Release (3.0.140) for Windows
System requirements: Windows 8 or higher."
2.3.14 was the last Rig Manager version to support Windows 7
thanks guys for chiming in, but please let's now all get back to topic
If you do this nonetheless, enjoy it and rest assured that you perfectly ignore Bill Finnegan's work and the reason he built this overdrive.
there isn't and there never was a right way and a wrong way to use gear.
tube amps originally weren't meant to distort and look how 'well' that held up in the long run.
using gear differently than it was originally intended by the creator is an integral part of being a musician.
could you please stop implying that you are the only one that uses this particular OD pedal 'the right way'?
It's becoming a bit tedious to read, really.
hi, i bought my kemper in 2013 and in the required hardware it said "w7", not "w10 only". My current laptop from 2016 has a video card incompatible with w10. My producer, for example, works on a mac dating from 2009 in his professional studio (2 gold records to his credit). Many of us use w7. It would be a good idea to make RM W7 compatible. (Another funny example: I know 4 studios which bought melodyne5 but which use a hacked version compatible w7 ...)
The RM is not mandatory to use the PROFILER.
Windows 10 was released in June 2015, so it would have been pretty hard to put that on an announcement for a product released in 2012, even if that were applicable (see above).
Even more of us don't use Windows 7 anymore (and I admit to have been a XP user for a long time myself) - Windows 10 is a superb OS, if you know your way around disabling unnecessary functions/visual effects or simply use google to help you out
and btw. there was very much the same debate going on when Windows7 replaced XP