Posts by waraba

    Salut man et bienvenue dans le monde merveilleux du KPA , tu vas pas en croire tes ptites oreilles !!!


    3h de retard au taf , beau score quand même :rolleyes:


    Allez bye et n'hésite pas à nous poser des questions en cas de doute, et n'oublie pas de flasher ton firmware en 1.1.1 ASAP c'est encore mieux. Jette un oeil sur les profils FENDER pro JR, CREAM JTA45 , Marshall Fortin , juste pour le fun ...


    Allez bye !

    hello , I've been testig both solutions, I'm totally in love with the wha booster , it's a fantastic way to discover the incredible tone range on a single amp, from clean , crunchy to super lead just with a subtle amount of the foot press, mighty great feature M Kemper !!! :thumbsup:


    Thanks a lot guys for your explanations, I'll now need 1 more expression pedal.


    R.

    Al rite !


    I have fount it but I can only adjust my volume but not my gain with the pedal , achieving blackmoresque violin sounds ;)


    How can I assign it to the gain control ?? I could'nt accomodate it like u told me :huh:


    Renaud.


    edit : Ok I now understand , on distorded sounds pre amp volume acts like a gain, but the gain leds to not change , as I was expecting. In this setup the gain knob acts as a limit to the range of the pedal. This is great for switching from rythm to lead , Thanks !


    I guess my original request is still valid , as it would be cool to have the actual gain modified by the pedal.

    Hello M Sage !


    I'm scratching my head to find this Pre-amp parameter 8| ?( and Rig menu ??? which one ?


    could you be more precise please ? I can just see vol pedal adjustment on page 3 in the rig menu ?


    Thx


    Renaud.

    Hi !


    I am struck with the ring modulator , since I can not adjust a rotovibe sim I did, as fine as I would like.


    I would really appreciate going to 47% to 47.1% or even 47.01% for the stomp parameters , just by holding a dedicated button down for fine tuning.


    I hope this is clear enough to understand ?


    Thx,


    R.

    Hello, I would really like to control the amp gain with a expression pedal.


    This is a feature that was available on some mesa boogie mark II amps see this link


    William G. Sacks has written, "A cool and little-known option with the Mark IIB (or original Mark II): while the effects loop isn't worth much as such, you can run the output of a volume pedal (without your guitar being plugged into its input) into the 'return' jack, and get on-the-fly preamp gain control! This is a feature that very few tube amps have ever had, even inadvertently - it uses the pot in the volume pedal as a passive limiting device, such that when the pedal is 'wide open,' it allows the preamp tubes' full voltage to pass into the power section. As the pedal is backed off, it decreases the amount of preamp signal allowed through the 'loop,' cleaning up the sound. One of my best friends sets his clean channel's preamp to 9 and uses an Ernie Ball pedal to vary the overall tone. Oh, I wish we could convince Mesa to make this a regular option on their new models..."


    While I didn't own this amp I've used this feature on a digitech RP 500 where you can assign almost EVERY parameter to the exp pedal. The result is incredible since you can have so much variety in a single patch, great for blues and jimi songs.


    The added bonus is that you can let ring a single note and press your exp pedal down while it fades out for ultimate sustain , feedback & great larsen. Not to mention that you can switch from rythm to lead as you do with your volume pot but with great clarity without adding mudiness. To compensate for the changes in volume, a 2nd exp pedal could be used.


    going further, it would be great to be able to control more parameters on the kpa with the exp. pedal.


    Hope you'll enjoy this great feature.

    Hello Geraldo, I must thank you for this fantastic profile, each time I turn on my KPA I always end up with the cream JTA 45... :thumbsup:


    This amp has everything : every single string can be heard on open chords, you can have a warm and great clean just by turning the vol pot down. It's as good on SC than HB, very pick sensitive ... It also takes pedals really great , fuzz , wha & co.


    The overdrive his fabulous and does really rely on the guitar played , the gain course reminds me of hendrix live concerts : super warm clean to atomic fuzz.


    Have someone tried other cabs that could bring new territories ??


    Please activate your PM.


    Many Thanks again :D !


    R.

    Hello !


    We are still working on our editor , don't worry !!


    We are still finding a way to write our file and keep them compliant to Midi file format , we (3rd party coders ) did gather our knowledge and did approach the Kemper team that delivered us some useful info and will answer our questions, so everybody is walking in the same direction now !


    We really appreciate the kemper team helping us since the task is somewhat difficult to cope with !!


    See you as soon as we have any major announcement


    R


    edit : Thanks for supporting us :D

    Hi Guys I just realized yesterday :whistling: evening that the leds on the tuner knob , are actually a real time tuner, you don't really need to go in the tuner menu 8|


    The led is yellow when your string is in tune , green (left when too low , right when too high , or the opposite, cannot remember ... Try with single open strings.


    Maybe this will also solve dead zone problems ??


    We learn each day with this gear !!!

    Hello ,



    I just wanted to let you know that the save function is on it's way and that we are very near to the beta.


    Phil & I did optimize the code , and the 1st tests looks promising,
    we're just about importing some modified profiles on our KPA now.


    I also have to check some of the midi file specs used in the kipr files to be sure we create something reliable.


    Some annoying bugs are solved, so we'll soon have something fine running.


    See you ,


    R.

    Hello !


    We are still working hard on the KPA editor, here is the developpement state :


    We got most of the interface , I tested load & save funtion , looks ok.


    The tricky part is about changing the actual tags from the rig file and writing them again( from what's typed in the inferface ).
    I had some help from a russian coder that gave us the magical formula for this purpose ( more on this on the blog ).


    During the devpt , we made a few discoveries :


    We have some insights about the generic file format used by the KPA ( thanks Ralf )
    some checksums may occur for some of the tags ( Rig name ... ?? ) just changing a tag doesn't mean you can import it !


    This means , that we'll have to go through a longer devt time than expected ( each feature must be integrated to the whole code)


    A lot of ideas came from the testers and we'll have a lots of functionnalities to add ( for instance : direct clicking on a kipr file will directly launch the editing).


    Anyway, It's cool to have goodwill people from all around the world working on the subject.



    thanks for the kind words.


    See you,


    R.

    Hello !


    A short update :


    I've been working on a way to limit the size of the tags in my editor to the actual size used by the KPA.


    After some research and a few protos this week-end,I came across a simple solution. I now have time to work on the 'saving', writing the edited tags on the actual .kipr file.


    Then the 'importing' tests of these chimeras profiles will begin for the team of beta testers :whistling:


    I'll keep you informed as soon as we have something reliable running ( I now have 2 mac users for building the program on Mac OS, I won't forget those of you who that use the infamous 1 button mouse :evil: ).


    See you,


    Renaud.

    Hi,


    I now have some good feedback about the editor, so far no pbs, we tested dozens of profiles with correct display !!


    Tills did point the fact that a cab profile can't be loaded, we'll try to solve this ( load rig load / load cab button )


    Another users want direct .kipr file associations, and command line editing possibilities ,why not , but in the future !!



    We also have backup programmers & some other cool ideas & projects, but this is classified ;) . I'm impressed by the involment of some of you (some don't even own a kpa !!!! ) , you are great !!



    See you & nice WE

    Hello,


    We are testing the display of rigs from the community , I did polish the code a little bit.


    the award of tagging clearly goes to Mats, with every single tag filled :


    [Blocked Image: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8ob6GssxKLg/T__WS6CUJQI/AAAAAAAAAGk/T2wlR_x3ZK4/s1600/mats.jpg
    Are you cheating Mats ?? Do you use a special tool or did you just turn the knobs with so much dedication ??


    If the tests goes well, I'll implement edit functions and then a save button.


    Some of the fields won't be editable ( like Rig date ) in order to keep a 'signature' , this timestamp will be the only field that will allow us to easily compare two similar rigs.


    I also plan a 'Chuck Norris' edition of the editor in order to do some batch processing ( editing multiple rigs at once , in a single save) for stakhanovist profiling peoples that create rigs by the dozen.


    See you,


    Renaud.

    Hello ,


    Yesterday, I did implement a load profile function , and I could test with 4-5 profiles from the rig exchange, and it looks like this ( bug with the date )


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    A few minor adjustments will be made ,and I will let you try an executable that I'll build later on.


    for testers :


    Please PM me with your personal email , I'll send you the program & instructions for testing.


    You won't be able to save anything, just load & edit, but it's a step closer to the Beta :)


    See ya,


    R.

    Hello !


    We are now 2 people working on the project, Philip will help coding parts of this tool.


    I have been working on the User interface, here is the result :




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    I know this is a bit ugly , we'll try to do some embellishments later , we need to have a functionnal tool before ...


    Next part will be connecting that Gui with a 'load profile' button and include the part of the code that do the actual tag display.




    We have a few fellows ready for testing , you can prepare your 'special rig files' for testing purpose :


    they must look like this :

    • a short rig name WITHOUT spaces or fancy characters (no @#! please ).
    • you'll have to fill EVERY TAG up to the limit (20 characters most of the time). Save it , export it on your computer.

    Thanks in advance for your help ;)


    Renaud.

    Hi , this is a nice question, I always wondered how supro amps would sound, I known Jimmy page used one of these on the 1st albums.


    1624T Dual Tone SUPRO is the reference I could find.


    If someone knows about them or better owns one , It would be great to profile it for posterity, it seems they are becomming very rare.



    Thanks