Posts by WS

    I am selling my Yamaha DXR 10. It is 5 years old and in very good condition, as I take very good care of my equipment. The box is in a custom case. This is completely covered with foam inside. The covers of the Case can be clamped together and can be used as a stand for the case. Since I only use inEar Monitoring, I do not need it anymore.

    Price for box and case: € 450, -

    Article location is Graz / Austria


    It would be very handy if you could define in rigs whether to use the front input or the rear input. So you could operate two guitars alternately. I know that currently the front input has always priority - but if that is not hardware-related, it would be cool to use this possibility by programming.

    Basically, I'm completely with you Burkhard. With more than a thousand gigs in the last 6 years (where my KPA has always worked smoothly), I have certainly substituted in 50 to 70 different bands. Everything was there from the pub gig to the stadium thing. During this time I was mostly dealing with very professional people, digital console and app for mixing the inear signal included. I would call that the standard today. Unfortunately, I also had to deal with sound technicians with hair-raising knowledge and miserable equipment, or with small acts with bands that completed the gig without sound engineers and only have minimalist sound systems.
    Since I always work with Inear monitoring, I usually send the inear signal to the Kemper to be able to add it to my own guitar signal in the volume as needed and use the KPA as a monitor mix console. This works perfectly in 90% of all cases. If the Inear signal from the console already contains the guitar (for example a main mix or a mix signal, which I have to share with other musicians, as there are not enough aux channels), a mute function of the guitar signal in the headphone-out would be extremely handy to avoid a duplication of the guitar signal. This feature would be very helpful for all these exceptional situations. In these cases I could save an external Inear system and use the KPA for inear monitoring as usual.

    Yes, the ability to mute the guitar in the headset would be very helpful if the incoming monitor signal needs to be shared with other musicians and the guitar signal is already included in it. In such a case, monitoring via the headphone output of the Kemper is not acoustically usable due to the duplication of the signal.

    Does someone of you folks use the Keith McMillen Softstep to control the KPA? I bought the Softstep Midi controller, which is very handy. Since the possibilities of the programming of the controller are quite extensive, I am interested in presets/scenes for the Softstep which are useful for the work with the KPA. I know that there are some presets for the Kemper available on the KMI website but I'd like to check out presets, which are tried and tested by other users.

    This is a fun project - I get the original studio tracks from Fagen, Becker and McDermott and re-played all other tracks. All new instrument tracks ("piano", "organ") except a synth brass track are guitars.

    • The lead guitar is played with a Epiphone Joe Pass - I used a M Britt Dumble profile
    • The "E-Piano" is a Ibanez RG 550 and TAF Fender Twin profile with a lot of chorus
    • The "Organ" is the same guitar and TAF profile with a pitch shifter.
    • The muted guitar is a Gundy Keller rig
    • The backing guitar is the Ibanez and another dumble from M Britt.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKwSRNRU8b8


    Enjoy listening, I hope you like it!

    Btw: I have seen that there are a lot future requests to the tuner, e.g. different tuner graphic, tuner´s sensitivity, tuning with the different LED background colors, showing the note and the hertz, switching of the tuner lights, Buzz Feiten tuner options and many more... I know that CK is a keyboardist - for this instrument is a tuner not so essential. But for us guitarists absolutely. So it may be a good idea for the Kemper team to revise completely the tuner section.

    I use besides my electric also an acoustic guitar, which I run in the loop (via return input). This works great, the only bad thing is that I can not access the tuner with this guitar. It would be cool if there was a way to configure the input of the tuner for the Loop. Anyone else?

    Since I have my KPA for nearly three years, I wonder what happens when the internal backup battery is empty. I think that the only battery in the Kemper is the CMOS battery, which regulates data / time - but I'm not quite sure. It would be very uncomfortable, if the KPA will not boot at a gig as a result of a dead battery or has forgotten all sounds and settings.
    What should I do in the case of a empty internal backup battery? Can I change the battery without having to send the unit in for repair? To open the device will void the warranty - nevertheless it would be disproportionate to have to ship the unit to change only the battery.
    Therefore, I would be interested what Kemper recommends in case of a dead internal backup battery.

    This is a definite handicap with the Kemper compared to my Axe/fx rig. Not being able to control the mix level of things like delay with an expression pedal is really getting on my nerves. Controling the wet level is with an expression pedal is a VERY common use for expression pedals. I was surprised when setting up my rigs for live use to find out that this was not an option.


    That´s not right - with Midicontrollers like the FCB 1010 this works like a charme. You can set any parameter to the expression pedals - just take a look to the midi cc# list!

    Hello Harald,


    Andy from The Amp Factory did very good profiles of Joe Satrianis Signature Marshall (a modded 800) amp. You can buy it as a single amp, it´s in Bundle 3 (click here) , it´s named "UKGold Satriani Signature" and sound like killer! You can listen to some samples at Andys website.


    I´ve bought these profiles some time ago and they belong since then to my main lead sounds (they are working way better for me than the MBritt sounds) - with my Ibanez RG (modded DiMarzios) it´s the nearest possible sound to Joe.