very cool profiling session ... I really dig the colors in dist pedal choice.
Hi Marcus , I finally managed to test the ODS and it had a instant room on my recording lineup , I barely had anything to mix as it's great on his own and really cutting the mix.
I used a slight boost ( nitrogen 21 color fuzz) on ODS6 FET on the leads of this track
highly recommended set
here comes my latest track.
This one has an 80's feel, and some great tones from cameron amp (PM and power chords) , dumble ODS (leads and phrases ) and my Fender Rhodes Mark I that got it's first recording session ... ( that's quite a lineup )
I wish I could hire David Coverdale on this one , but he wasn't available this time
Anyway have fun listening to this one, I really dig the dumble lead tones ( ODS 6 FET from Norburybrook )
Don't miss the musical interlude I did while relaxing between two mix or recording sessions.
Even if you're not satisfied , that strat tone is awesome IMHO so clear and clean.
Really nice efforts , I'm impressed by your productivity and your father as well , I guess he gave you the right guitar genes
If I were your doctor I'd put you on ritalin
Just browse the delay presets from the factory pack , some great tape echoes here to get you started.
lots of tweak available will lead you to this used tape echo tone, I really dig the 'washed ' profiles that mimics used tape , and the grit knob is really good.
you should try to set the delay pre amp , for test purpose
welcome back , nice 335
That would be cool if the logo could lead to the main Kemper site and not to the forum . This way , we get a semi direct link to go to the downloads.
I'm afraid the picture will not make it back. We wouldn't mind but were advised to not host embedded pictures for data protection reasons.
As far as pics are hosted on another site and the forum just links to it , does it also matter ?
Yeepee, pics are back
Notes to the mods & admins :
My signature Logo is much larger than before, I'd prefer a smaller one , just like before if it's possible , otherwise I guess I could downsize it myself by editing my pic.
The dist are not that bad and you'll get tons of variety just by cranking the gain on most profiles. Lots of fuzz mayhem and caricatural fizz but some experiments there will bring some great results.
I keep my boutique fuzz in front mainly because of the EQ ,shelving , boost and gate options, with real knobs at the reach of my hand. I won't buy any of these fancy dist/drive/fuzz boxes that constantly hit the market.
I thinks CK told us there might be a future upgrade on the stomp boxes. I have lots of hope for an editor, we could easily match stomps / EQ & other Fx in a much funnier and creative way than the sub menus.
I dig most of the FXes I use on a daily basis : vintage chorus, tape delays, hall verb , cry baby wah , I love the whole integration , lack of noise . You can also save the 4 stomps pre or post amps as a preset for other rigs / profiles.
There are all very good to me. The delays for instance are really on par with high end range like the eventide. Harmonizers, µpitch and transpose are also very nice and usable, I constantly use the transpose for my stoner tracks.
I also use real pedals ( in loop or front ) that have no equivalent yet on the KPA , a boutique fuzz , and a dimension D chorus for instance
there is a cool alternative & 3 times cheaper by TC electronics ( this one is mono ) , I 've got one but could not mimic it on the KPA so far ...
same problem for me ( my signature )
Another approach , very musical and can also lead to lots of very interesting tones :
Jimmy Herring is using a volume pedal from the output of the Fender amp ( thru a specific device THD hotplate ) dialed to an AxeFX ( just for the verbs lol ) , then he controls the volume sent to another powered cab ( the reverb cab ). This is what he explains this great vid
It's much easier to mimic this on the KPA , just setup a morph rig on a looong verb , delay , or reverse delay ( or D+R ) and you're done
Enjoy these fantastic tones :
It's really hilarious that he uses the AxeFx not for it's amp tones but just for the verb , what an overkill and funky solution
thx a lot Ash, Mud & Nick , I'm glad the mix is not too crappy.
i would really like to hear more of your vocals some time
I'll definitely do it more in the future, once I set a proper home studio in my new house and get some proper vocal training . ..
Some folks at my IT job are assembling a choir led by a professional singer & leader , I just signed for it
Exactly when I need it , coincidence ? I'm feeling lucky
Yeah I'm a bit lost too , and I also lost the 12AX7 preamp pic of my logo ...
Am I going solid state or digital ?
here is my latest track, an electro rock one.
Black eyed witches
It features :
- a nasty drumbox on bitcrusher filters. Bass is the usual Hofner on Chandler preamp profile.
- Guitars : semi hollow P90 - Slash SL5 Marshall combo / 68 Mattamp / Vox AC15
- Fx : N21 color fuzz ( real ) , cry baby ( KPA fx) , Ebow and the usual chorus, delays & verbs (all KPA).
I'm still struggling with my room acoustics , so I partially had to mix blindly ( well ... deafly ) , mainly by thrusting my profiles and automation EQ, that I know very well instead of my ears.
Let me know how it turned out on your own speaker system . This track is very basic and mainly done to test and fine tune my setup.
Crappy acoustic is really killing my inspiration , especially on basses, and it's very tiring for my ears. I hope to move my gear and setup to my basement soon to get much better conditions.
Here is my routine to take any profile to lead tone :
back up definition , reduce clarity , add a delay ( own preset ) , tap to song tempo, double the verb length ( from 4 /5 to 10 /12 ). Most often there is also an hint of vintage chorus ( much better for the whole mix) .
I often add a parked wah ( in mid or high freq boost depending on the mix ) or use the wah normally.
I also setup my real fuzz / boost in front with a similar setup like the Lead booster, but with a hint of dist / fuzz. I also try to double or harmonize my leads with two takes , sometimes an octave or 3rd / 5th above.
This is how my leads profiles are made & stored in perf mode. The whole approach is similar to 80's analog racks ( that I never owned !) , much more simple now
lead example on one of my rock track : here , from 2:30