The Gallien Krueger profiles are killers! I play them on my OLP MM2 (Musicman Stingray copy) - man that is nasty!
can I buy just 1 amp or whole pack?
On a more general point (a bit off topic) I wonder what the legal difference is between A) ripping a CD and selling the sound file that you created to others and B) profiling an amp and selling the profile you created to others. Both are copying sounds created by others to the potential detriment of the original creator. Anyone here know what the legal difference is?
When you rip CD and sell mp3, you sell file/product which has the same information/same song - it sounds the same (if there are two same things on this world except two nucleuses). When you profile an amp... you sell the *.kipr file, you actually don't sell the sound. You sell the file with information how KPA should react trying to recreate sound that has been just ripped. When you play with physical amp, this amp has such information coded in the circuits.
What's more profiling concerns also speakers - Celestions, Eminences etc....
I'm not accusing anybody at all. I am also interested if the law affects profiling in any way? But wait there are modelers. What LINE6 has been doing last 20 years? How the modelers work? Engeneers try to code some EPROMS to imitate real amp circuits.
IR files - are they stealing just fingerprints of real spekaers? They seem to be analogy to *.kipr file which has the fingerprint of an amp. You need KPA to use *.kipr files, you need software to use IR files. Nobody sued IR files creators.
Long discussion here.
Both are copying sounds created by others
In case of ripping CD, yes you copy the sound. In case of profiling you don't copy the sound. You create the information for KPA, how to recreate the sound (analogy to creating IR files for cab response players like kefir...). In my opinion when you profile an amp you do in one minute what LINE6 engineers do for 2~3 years when developing new POD to recreate Marshalls even better than lately.
Who wants harmonizer or pitch shift with Morgan, Fargen or Trainwreck ???????
Brutal death metal played on 8-string even on Trainwreck requires harmonizer and pitchshifter to make ultra-gain even more scarry
I guess he means that after the last preset you start again at the beginning!? I also like the idea!
Smart! But direct navigation to 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 of all rigs would help hell a lot.
Played with so much feel, beatifull. Love the mellow tone of electric guitar. Pro.
I like the idea of 'round' navigation...
I don't know how much profiles you have, but having even one TAF pack makes is difficult to go to start from end. 'Round' you mean by the knob?
I always have hilarious time watching while Scott plays Les Paul over inlays on freatboard and says "ohhhhhh it's bright!" then he shifts to area without inlay and he says "oh good God it's waaaaarm" - 6:10 in this video. He's straight straight in your face with this
Besides he has many very informative videos on guitars. Some videos are over an hour long.
the IMO problem is often that most people compare two different things... you have two guitars which differ for the fretboard and other things, and you end up stating that the difference lies only in the detail you're taking into consideration!
Yeah like - Mahogany is waaaaarm because my Gibson sounds waaaaarmer that my maple strat which is bright and tight. Take virtually the same guitars and just replace the fingerboard. And we're talking about sound when plugged in.
I have very intense talk on the thread on some forums - I asked how the woods affects the tone when plugged in (in virtually 2 same guitars, just differing by the wood). I have 180 replies just by few weeks.
I asked Gibson twice using their web form this question, they never responded me. What a DMFs =)
This video from Scott is so hilarious =) he has many more videos very infromative. Subscribed him long time ago.
I always laugh hard watching this part
Sure a sort of navigation on presets side should be introduced!
And ultra nice would be this. When you start turning browse, somewhere on upper side of LCD display letters would appear like D F M S V meaning D/13, Fender, Marshall, Vox rigs. Or any letters that rigs starting by these letters exist. Then the question is how would you pick the letter you are interested in since you have 4 buttons above the LCD display, but this just came to my mind - it is how contacts book work in Android phones. You press the letter on the right and it navigates you to the contacts beginning with that letter.
I think some early kemper video with the switched headphone/input taped over was long before the kemper was released. Before they decided which position was best.
I saw this video and they did it because power cord input is on the left (at the back) so they moved guitar input form left to the right to avoid any interferences possible.
I think it would be really neat if users could upload a short audio clip of their RAW amp profile in action along with their amp profile in the rig exchange.
Obviously everyone would have different guitars (etc) and be different players, but it would help give a ballpark as to the type of sound the author is going for with the rig.
If site bandwidth is an issue, then at least perhaps a link/embedded soundcloud / youtube /other of the profile in action (and yes I know about quality of those sites, but at least we would still get an idea as to the sound of the profile)
Maybe also the user could also add a brief description of their amp profile such as:
Optimum style: (ie, the intended genre this profile was made (but not limited) for, ie, metal, jazz, blues, etc)
Position of Mic,
Other (ie, any other outboard in the signal chain).
I find it would make browsing the rig exchange far more exciting and less "hit-and-miss" when trying out amp profiles that you've never heard of before.
So....good idea? Bad idea?
Thanks for reading!
vote for it both my hands and legs. I feel tired asking what guitar and what pickups, what pickup position were used in "Link your music" subforum. obviously 4th strat "quacky" position sounds hell different on VOX AC15 than gibson les paul 498R bumbucker.
When you arrive at the last preset, the possibility of returning directly to preset No. 1 in the navigation rigs.
and possibility to return to middle preset and 1/4 of all presets ans 3/4 of all presets also would help.
Just curious, I own an old Peavey PVR-1 which by its specs is as flat as it gets, wondering if anyone ever tried that. Also since it's a condenser which requires phantom power I was thinking about getting one of these:
Anyone ever tried this one? Is it any good? And more importantly, I'm not sure whether or not it will pass the 48v on at its output, if it does will that hurt the KPA input?
I got this SAMSON DI-Box. It is transparent and silent for my condenser mic STUDIO ELECTRONIC SE2200a, output is line level, so no worry you won't hurt KPA. Anyway you need 9V to power it (unless you use phantom power from your interface).
Dude you are gonna be so happy with the KPA and the Adams. I play through Rokit 6's and I am happy as shit with those.
For tones you'll find singing tones everywhere. Obviously Amp Factory stuff is great and well worth the cash.
Don't be afraid to crank up the gain on many profiles you wouldn't expect to sound good with gain.
I find the gain knob in most profiles useable at almost any level.
Hi dlynch05, could you enable private meesages? I would like to ask about your monitors....