Posts by BobbyKa

    I now understood that that different Midi controller handle it differently, and that the formula is not wrong.

    And I know how to work with it, so there is no practical problem for me.

    But that Kemper itself does not decide which way they want it confuses the user.

    As far as I understood, Kemper says I could use the formula to get the numbers or I can check them on the display.

    But if you do that, you will see different numbers....

    For me, that would be a bit like telling the measurements of the kemper, but not telling that the height is in inches and the width is in centimeters. Of course both numbers are correct....

    "Why easy if it can be made difficult"

    I got it. Hope that not too many others will get this problem..

    There is really nothing your doing wrong. It’s the nature of MIDI PC#

    000 on one unit might be 001 on another. When I sent PC# messages to my Strymon’s I had to calculate then subtract, on the Mobis it was harder because it used 3banks not like a Timeline with 2banks which made the math easier. The h9 lined up perfectly.

    I thought as the formula is from the Kemper manual, it would fit for all Kemper....

    I am starting to work with Program Changes instead of CCs to select the performances/slots via Midi out of Cubase.

    So far it works, but there is one thing that irritates me.

    In the manual and here in the forum you find the formula (#Performance x 5) - 5 + (#Slot - 1) to get the correct Program Change #.

    But for me, the result of the formula is always one digit smaler compared to what my kemper displays and wants.

    For example, Performance 1, Slot 1. With formula it would be (1x5) - 5 + (1-1) = 0. But my Kemper displays MIDI Prg # 1, and I realy need to send PC 1 to select that slot. Same thing with other slots. What is wrong?


    Kemper also displays the Bank # one digit higher than the manual says. But here, i have to send what the manual says to get the right slot.

    For Performance 1 slot 1, Kemper displays MIDI Bank #1 instead of Bank #0 what the manual says. But here, i realy need to send the value 0 from Cubase.


    Had two rehearsals with Cubase yet. Worked great. Used the Arranger Editor.

    One Thing:

    When one Song ends, and Cubase stops (as I want it), it would be great if it would send the first Midi Commands from the next song.

    So I would already have the right Performance/Sound and (as I have one Performance per Song) I would see the name of the next Song on the Remote. As far as I see, I could only do this with some Workarounds that are not that great.

    Something like that possible with one of the othe mentioned Software (or any other)?


    We want to use a DAW live for audio backingtracks as well as Midi Tracks to control Kempers and Lightshow.

    I spent the last few days to work this out with Ableton. The more I try, the more I think there must be something more fitting.

    Abletons Session view with events seems great for that at first, but there are things i don't like. Midiclips in one event can only send one Program Change. And for live, I'd like to have only one event line per song, and not one for every single part of each song. Also its sad, that I cannot just flip to Arrangement view to edit something while rehearsal.

    Saw a Video about Cubases arrangement track. Seems fitting, but I don't know wether you could set it the way that it stops after each song.

    "Camelot Pro" Also looks nice.

    How Do others do sonething like that?

    Two of my friends have broken rj45 sockets in their kemper racks. They still work, but they don't hold the cable tight(yes, cable and nose is ok, its the socket). This can happen when someone accidentialy pulls hard on the cable while plugged in.

    It is possible to change them. But you have to disassamble the whole unit to get to this point, and have to solder the small connectors.

    If you don't live in the US getting the spare part costs about 35€ or more, cause you only find shops in the US that sell them.


    I'm thinking about switching from Rack to Stage for rehearsal and live.

    For live use I see a little "problem":

    I got a Laptop on stage for adjusting InEar-Mixes and recording. Also it runs Rig manager so I can arrange Performances according to Setlist.

    It would be nice to do this also with the KempStage while it is already in its place. Problem: the usb cable would need to be more than 5m long (at least 7,5m, better 10m). The specs of USB 2.0 allow only cables <=5m.


    >5m does not fit the standard. But beside the theory and rules: Anyone tried yet? Any change to "break the rules?"

    Side note: yes, I could extend the length with a hub at half way. but I need the cable in one part. A hub or any technical device would only be ok at the ends of the cable.


    I want to use one of the remote switches or an external switch to make the kemper send midi signal to my x32 to (de)activate a mute group.

    I found things about "pedal to midi" with expression pedals. Is it also possible with a remote switch or external switch:?:


    We will have to wait for the Editor, to be absolutely sure...however, I would imagine that the Editor would allow you to tweak the contents of a certain Slot (for example, changing the Mids on your Clean setting), hitting "Copy", and then highlighting/selecting multiple Slot/Performances at the same time, and then selecting "Paste", then the ability to Store/Save all these changes to the selected slot/performances.

    Yes, this would be a great feature.

    I'm afraid that on the day the Editor will be released I might realise I waited for an Editor that does not help me at all.

    I hoped that maybe I missed a Video or Statement while being abstinent to the Topic.

    But as this does not seems to be, I will wait and hope.

    Thanks for the replies!

    Wouldn't the lock feature help here?

    Not realy. I could tweak the Clean profile in slot 1 and lock it, but this would mean I would have the clean sound in all slots and performances.... So it would only be an Option if there were several Options of locking (Master Lock, Lock for that Slot#, Lock for a list of Slots/Performances....)

    But yes, the locking can help a Little if I would realy start to Change many Slots without an Editor. I could lock a tweaked section, go manualy to all Slots that Need that change and store the Performance. Helps a Little, but still a lot of work.

    Bored from all the " Why don't we have an editor yet" and "Why do you need an editor at all" threads and posts I avoided all Editor threads for a long time. Can someone who is more into this topic tell me whether there is some information yet WHAT the editor will be able to do?

    In fact, I'd like to know if it will help my needs:

    For ME, I don't need the editor to not have to touch the Kemper and do the same things that I could already do on the Kemper itself.

    I need it to do things a lot faster and better than I can do it on the Kemper.

    For example:

    I got about 40 performances. One for each Song. Most of them only differ in tempo, fx status and delay settings. Profiles are mostly identical (Slot 1 Clean, 2 Crunch...)

    Let's say I think my Clean Channel might need a little more Mids. -> Load Performance, Tweak EQ, Save, Next Performance. 40 Times!

    Even Worse: Finding some nice new profiles, Try to test them in rehearsal. -> 5 Slots x 40 Performances.... Without knowing if I like to keep those profiles or want to switch back after rehearsal.

    The fact that my kind of Performance-Use makes it terrible to easy check new sounds with all the songs/performances is the reason I don't work alot on my sound. Thats sad, because I know I could get a lot more out of my loved Kemper. This is the one thing I miss from my pre-Kemper-Time. I would have tweaked a Channel on the Amp and would be ready. Of course, the Kemper still gives me more advantages than limitations.

    Does someone know whether this handling will be better with the Editor?

    Would be great to Drag/Drop Or Copy/Paste or draw down (like in excel) Profiles or FX between Performances and Slots without having to store each performance individual.