Posts by ba_hill

    Hi,


    I'm not sure if this is new but it occurs in the most recent release OS, 5.7.4.14373. I've got my unpowered Kemper with the monitor out connected to a solid state power amp powering a guitar speaker cab. The monitor out is set to Monitor Cab Off. I've also got the S/PDIF output, set to main out, going to my audio interface. The KPA's cab is on on that output. When I change the cab settings such as high shift, low shift and character I can hear the changes on the real speaker connected to the power amp and monitor out. Shouldn't that output be independent of the cab settings?


    Thanks,


    Brian

    Yes, if you turn down your amp the sound during profiling will decrease as well. You may have to turn the amp down a lot in order to reduce the sound during profiling to the point that it doesn't rattle your speakers. Then the resulting profile may not have the sound you want. If you want the profile to sound like your amp turned up loud you have to profile it that way.

    Hi,


    Yes, the profiling process is very, very loud if you have a powerful amplifier. It's not something I would do at home because the volume would have the police at my door in minutes!


    If your Mesa 2x12 can safely handle your amp at full volume it should be ok for profiling. The profiling process lasts less than a minute.


    Brian

    I haven't had a chance to make any profiles with one yet but I have been mic'ing guitar cabs with the CAD TSM411 for recording and I love the way it sounds. I usually place the mic a little off-axis and I'm getting some of the best recorded guitar sounds I've ever gotten with any mics. It's inexpensive, too. Musician's Friend occasionally has them on sale for as low as $30.


    CAD TSM411


    Brian

    It sounds like you may have both direct monitoring through your interface and software monitoring through your DAW on. If that's the case the latency of the software path will slightly delay that signal causing it to be out of phase with the direct monitored signal. That will result in a loss of low end like you describe. If you mute the signal from your DAW can you still hear your guitar in your monitors? If so, you'll need to mute either the DAW software monitoring or the interface's direct monitoring when you record.


    Brian

    I would choose experience over equipment. Making good profiles doesn't require much or particularly expensive equipment. If you like the profiles that have been made at the studio with extensive profiling experience I'd suggest going with them.

    I tried and didn't succeed. I'll post a clip later.
    It's happening in every profile I do. Try some similar commercial profiles and play that Dsus2 and you will hear the same effect.

    The lack of clarity sounds like distortion to me, too. Have you tried experimenting with the Tube Shape setting? According to the manual Tube Shape controls the character of the distortion.

    I just reported a bug that may be the same thing you're seeing. If I have selected "Current Author" in the rig "Views" menu when the KPA is turned on I can't change the rig with any of the browse buttons. If I change the rig view to "All" the browse buttons work. I haven't tried this with any of the other views but you might check to see if your rig view is set to anything other than "All". If so change it to All and see if you can then change rigs.


    Brian

    Hi,


    I'm not sure I could tell the difference between a recording from the KPA's XLR outputs into a high quality interface vs. S/PDIF. I've done both but never in the same situation or with any intention of comparing the two. These days, 99% of the time I record from the XLR outs and haven't felt any need to go to S/PDIF.


    Some of Kemper's delays, modulations and (I think) reverb are stereo. If you record with them you may want to have a 2 channel interface even if you don't use S/PDIF.


    If you're using a Mac, another option for a high quality, low I/O count interface is the Metric Halo ULN-2. It's stereo , has S/PDIF, sounds quite good and costs less than the Prism interfaces.

    I have experienced something similar in firmware 4.0.2. Did you use the Type knob on the front panel of the Kemper to switch between performances? I think that if you do that (as opposed to using the remote or a MIDI pedal to switch between performances) you have to press the Load soft button afterwards to load the performance.


    Brian

    I got a response from support about the missing delay presets.



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    yes, true, this item got lost, sorry! We might include this functionality in the next 4.0 revision. The data is still in your repository and not lost.The pragmatic approach for you would be: I'm assuming if these are your favorite delay settings, you have used them in Rigs. Then you could simply use the COPY/PASTE function to copy these into other Rigs or store a new Delay Preset. So you load a Rig with a favorite delay, open the Delay Module, press STORE, select "New Delay" and assign a name.




    [quote='ba_hill','http://www.kemper-amps.com/forum/index.php/Thread/28025-FW-4-0-beta-experiences-thread/?postID=296665#post296665']I have opened a support ticket for this issue. I'll report back when I hear something.


    Brian


    [quote='tntent','http://www.kemper-amps.com/forum/index.php/Thread/28025-FW-4-0-beta-experiences-thread/?postID=296657#post296657'][quote='ba_hill','http://www.kemper-amps.com/forum/index.php/Thread/28025-FW-4-0-beta-experiences-thread/?postID=296636#post296636']I, too, have lost all my previous delay presets. I did a backup before installing 4.0. Is there a way to recover just the delay preset from there?