Posts by ba_hill

    And, completely apart from the wattage an amp puts out, amps differ in how much signal they need in order to be driven to their full output. It's likely that the Camplifier expects a hotter input signal than the powered monitors you're used to do in order to put out its full output.

    I see that you have both your main and monitor output levels at -12.1dB. If that's where whichever one is connected to Camplifier is set when you're not getting the volume you want, try turning that one up. There's no problem with having the outputs at 0dB.

    From my limited time with the Kab, I feel the need to to lower the Directivity setpoint the louder I set the Kab. At small room playing volumes I leave it at 12:00 o clock.

    I have a Kone in an open back 1x12 cab and this is my experience with Directivity as well.

    Try setting the both the mix and reverse mix controls to 100% wet. You can't tell in the video above because you can see the player's hands, but there is a delay between what they play and when that sound comes out in reverse.

    Again I read, the manual, I just have difficulty to reproduce the kind of sound posted in the video.

    The only info I found in the manual is the reverse setting which in my case seem to reverse only the echo.

    Do you have any tip to replicate this kind of sound ?

    Add a cab to the DI profile and it should work. When there's no cab on the profile the Kemper switches to the linear (FRFR) imprint. Take a look at the Addendum 7.2 to the manual. It explains this in detail.

    I'm still confused about the use of the kone imprints. Can you use this setup as follows : Guitar > KPA > direct profile (DI) > Celestion imprints > Monitor out (Cab off) > Power AMP > Kabinet ? The reason i'm asking , when i tied this setup with Yamanha HS8 using DI profile, it sounded still like a DI and did not influence the Impulse response, However when i try a merged profile, i could hear the Celestion imprints on my Yamaha HS8

    Hi Dave,

    If you don't have a cab sim of some kind on the KPA's output when you're monitoring this way you're listening to the Kemper without a cab and comparing it to your amp with its cab. It will definitely sound thin when using the Kemper DI. The Torpedo Captor has a cab sim built in but it may not sound like your real cab so if you use that while profiling when you play back the profile it won't necessarily match your real amp and cab. The KPA DI needs a real speaker cab connected when you're profiling so that means you can't run your powered KPA into the speaker cab. You could do that with the Torpedo Captor, though. You might try connecting the Captor as you described but instead of connecting the real speaker cab to the speaker thru of the Captor, connect your speaker cab to the KPA's power amp. Then you can switch between hearing your amp or the Kemper through the speaker cab. That way you can be sure you're getting a good profile. Make sure you turn off the speaker sim in the Captor.


    Hi Mookytc,

    I don't think monitoring through either headphones or studio monitors will work for this. You need some kind of power amp for the Kemper (or a powered Kemper) so that you can listen to it through your guitar cab. Otherwise you have to use a speaker simulator of some kind. That may be why the Kemper DI sounds thin compared to the Two Notes. The Kemper DI doesn't have any speaker simulation. That's not a flaw of the Kemper DI, that is how it should be for its intended usage.

    Are you planning to use the DI profiles mainly with IRs for recording or into an FRFR speaker? Or are you going to use them through a power amp into a guitar cab? If you're using them into a guitar cab I think it's best to monitor through a guitar cab when you capture them. If instead you're using them with IRs you'll need to add the IR to your monitoring chain somehow. Otherwise you're not hearing what they will sound like and it's hard to tell if you've got a good profile, if it needs refining, etc.


    Thanks for the reply ba_hill. Set up the direct capture (hardware as in the manual) but up until last night have only had headphones to monitor so have not bothered so to answer the question no. I borrowed some monitors from a friend and now have them hooked up to the Kemper. So in theory that will enable me to compare the profiles?

    The process seems straight forward and simple but being a Kemper newb probably missing something something basic. Will try it out this weekend.


    Are you able to monitor the amp and the Kemper through your guitar cab when you profile? I've done direct profiles that way and have been able to get profiles that I can't distinguish from the amp when played through the same cab. Sometimes it takes refining and sometimes not but I've been able to consistently capture good profiles. I'm using a Waza Tube Amp Expander (with the speaker IR bypassed) as a reactive load DI but I don't see why the Kemper DI wouldn't be at least as good, probably better.

    My direct captures so far have been kind of meh. Purchased a Kemper DI box figuring it is "official" and would work best. Did not care for the results. Tried a Torpedo Captor as the DI and it was better but the captures did not sound like the pro versions or quality one found on rig exchange.

    The amps being profiles are good amps as well. They captures sound kind of "thin". Will have to figure how to beef them up a bit so to speak.

    If both are working fine separately maybe the problem is one of the cables that connect them.

    Both seem to be working fine until I connect them. nothing through the line in or fx send works. Only when I plug it into the amp in, and like I said, it is really quite. So, just at a loss why it is doing this now.

    There are different types of ethernet cables - 2 different types of CAT5 as well as CAT6, All use the same connector. It's possible that your 2 cables are different types. The type of cable is usually printed on the cable sleeve.

    Ethernet cable types

    Also, can the CAT5 cables have issues? I have more than one - one for the studio and one for gigging. Is it possible there is an issue with my cable? Maybe will try to test that out but it will be a pain to run it in the studio.

    Could you explain why this may be needed?

    Icepower boards expect balanced (i.e. symmetric) input signals when they're used in bridged mode, which is what you want if you're no using them in mono rather than stereo. Kemper's monitor out is unbalanced (un-symmetric) signal so you need a unbalanced to balanced converter like this converter to use the Icepower amp to its full potential.

    Yes, it does make sense and I suspect that Kemper is either doing this or using IRs captured with a measurement, i.e flat response, microphone.


    Couldn’t they use an IR of a speaker with a certain mic, then subtract the mic response if you get consisent results? Particularly if they know how their new speaker will behave when mic’ed the same.

    Does that even make sense?

    Have you checked the rig pack available on Kemper's site?

    " KEMPER Workshop and Effect Demonstration Rig Pack (April 2018)

    29 demo Rigs used by Thomas Dill at the PROFILER workshop tour including handout material.

    17 Rigs demonstrating Morphing.

    30 Rigs demonstrating pitch effects prepared by Bill Ruppert and Don Petersen."