Does anyone have any tips for someone starting from scratch other than RTFM?
my tip would be to start with a sound that most guitars players will be familiar with - a glorious, dirty Marshall
The best rig IMO on the PROFILER for this would be '1971 Mars Golub Crch'
I'd even get rid of the fx for now tbh.
Activate 'Kemper Kone' in the OUTPUT menu page 8 and see if you like it better with the profiled cab or (by activating 'Monitor Cab Off' on the same page) if you prefer an Imprint. If for exsample you have been playing Celestion V30s for years, selecting this Imprint might make it easier for you to get a good (great) tone quickly.
Don't try to grasp the whole unit all at once, a lot off stuff has been added over the years and some areas (delays and reverbs for exsample) are pretty deep
DonPetersen, sure! For live situation IEMs are great solution. But still my post was for us, the bedroom players 🙂
I do a lot of recording and practise at home and will take a good (!) pair of studio monitors or even headphones over a cab anytime.
Adding a cab to the studio monitor scenario is fun, but doesn't really serve much purpose.
I've been playing a lot of amps, combos, half and full stacks and a combination thereof over the years and I don't miss the hassle, the ridiculous volume, unreliability, cost and weight at all.
Looks like a low pass filter EQ to me that I could match with a DAW EQ...
good luck, it is actually much harder than it looks.
the cutoff frequency doesn't seem change that much, but the roll of (dB per octave) does.
turned all the way down, you even get a resonance.
so far, I never heard a convincing tone knob simulation from an EQ.
this would also only work in a reamping scenario, since the tonal change is of course pre gain
Headphones output on Kemper is stellar, bit still I think nothing beats sound in the room
after playing a lot of gigs since may this year I have to disagree - nothing sounds better than a good band with good IEMs and a top notch sound guy
plus, I can move around and go anywhere on stage while the sound stays exactly the same...
I can hear everything in glorious stereo
My bad , i didnt clarify what transpose im using. I drop the tuning from the RIG menu!
So, my guitar is tuned in E, transpose from RIG menu to D and the harmonizer key should be E or D?
the original key of the song -2 half steps
Make sure you don't have the CABINET module locked (!)
Pure Cabinet does resolve issues than stem from sub-optimal close-mic'ing.
If however these artifacts are what you describe as 'color', try deactivating Pure Cabinet and see how you like the results.
Also, play at a reasonable level - playing with very low volume tends to make sounds same-y.
...aaand back to topic, please
a tube power amp will color the sound.
The tube power amp signature is already part of the Profile so this will be doubled.
The speaker of the combo will heavily color any sound.
A neutral and powerful enough power amp and a neutral speaker would be a much better fit - like the Kemper Power Kabinet.
I haven't my Kemper with me now and I can't check it but I need your help on something
I have a performance where all the slots are tuned to D using the transpose knob but my guitar is tuned to E standard. Do I have to set the harmonizer on the guitar's tuning or the harmonizer "goes" with the transpose? For example in this scenario I set the harmonizer on Em (for minor) or Dm? Can't check it right now unfortunately
set the Harmonizer's key to the key of the song it is now effectively played in - you're probably downtuning a wholestep to make it a better fit for the singer's range - a song in D (assuming you don't 'compensate' for the wholestep down by playing everything two frets higher and using the transpose only to extend your lower range limit) the song now sounds in C and the harmonizer needs to know that
I'm a big fan of handmade pickups by small businesses. I have few from a german maker (Ruebezahl pickups) that sadly stopped working in this area, and others.
If you keep making pickups, I'd be really interested to order something from you it is such a rewarding investment the propbably the best way to enhance your guitars once you got to know them and figure out what he perfect pickup compliment would be.
that is a great sounding pickup!
have you checked out AlNiCo8?
Maybe the morph function wasn't available to expression control when the feature was first released?
Morph was always envisioned as a super flexible way to control multiple parameters with an expression pedal - the possibility to trigger a morph from a soft button was added as an extra to make this feature work even if no expression pedal is connected
a great 'cheat' for bass playing guitar players is the Wedgie Rubber Pick https://www.wedgiemusic.com/co…ubber-5-0mm-medium-3-pack
I gives you the picking control you're used to, while sounding like a finger/thumb.
It has a bit more friction than you will be used to, so it is a little harder to play until you get used to it.
I played bass in a few projects and this pick really made it so much easier...
The rubber will actually even out your attacks a bit, so it's almost like a built-in, super-soft sounding compressor.