Posts by cmbrowns

    As a test, I select one of the "New Performances" under My Profiler. I have the Kemper set on Perform mode. Next I opened a second Rig Manager window. I found a performance I use all the time and I dragged the 5 rigs from my existing performance into the New Performance of the first window. Lastly I named the performance. I normally don't drag from performance to performance. I'd normally get them from the rig library, but both cases seem to be working here.

    The new performance works normally without saving anything (I thought I had read that a while back, and it seems to be working for me). I can change to other performances and still see this new one in the list of performances. If I reload that performance it still looks right. I rebooted the Kemper and Rig Manager and it's still there and working just like any other performance that I've created.

    You might also take a look at the Performance section of the Rig Manager User Manual. All of the current User Manuals are available under the Help in Rig Manager.

    Just one quick thing - the first performance screen shot in that Rig Manager User Manual isn't quite right anymore. Now, all 125 performances are always shown in you are looking at the Profiler performance list. Any you have not edited (or if you clear them) just show up as "New Performance".

    One way to add or change rigs in a performance is to open a second Rig Manager window. Then just find and drag the rig you want from the new window to whatever performance slot you want in the current window (in the upper right where the performance's rigs shown).

    Do you have Pedal Range for the wha set to a positive value?

     Pedal Range

    This parameter determines the maximum impact of the pedal, as an offset to the value selected for the “Manual” parameter. Negative values of “Pedal Range” will reverse the swell direction of the pedal or touch effect, so the effect will go down when you push the pedal forward.

    Yes, you can use IR cabinets.

    Also, Rig Manger comes with several Celestion IR's that you would find under Preset Packs/Kemper Factory Content. You can click the column header Preset Class to sort the list. Then look for Cabs and you should find several to try.

    If you have your own IR's, I'd start by creating folders probably under All Presets/Local Library (maybe named Cabs or IR's - you can then add other sub folders as you need to keep organized). Then drag your IR files to these folders and you can just double click any to load them into the current Rig you have loaded.

    Try increasing the Definition that you'll find under the Amplifier settings. This would work with any profile so if you've got something close, this might ad what you're looking for.

    Or you could try changing Cabs to something a little brighter. Keep in mind that you can use the cabinet from any other profile for this, although it will take some trial and error. If you find Cabs that you like you can also save those under the Preset section in Rig Manager to make it easier to use them in the future.

    Here is the spec of my audio interface (UR22) I picked the cheapest one of the line up. . (I regret it) Now I am willing to buy any interface (any names Motu Focusrite, M-Audio, Avid or etc etc whatever) I want something that could improve my sound a lot better than the Ur22 Any suggestions ? Thanks

    So are you saying you've now got the sounds you want when you aren't connecting through the Ur22?

    I got 2 decent guitars (fender tele and Gibsons les paul ) I know there is a lot of place in our Kemper to ajust tone. But I cannot find the right one.

    Another thing to try for what you describe here...

    The Les Paul will likely be much darker sounding than the Tele. Try playing with the Definition setting on the Amplifier settings. Set it higher to brighten the sound or lower to darken it. So for your Les Paul, you might try a higher value. For the Tele you might try lower since it.

    An example might be MBritt profiles. Many of his profiles are built for performance volume and he often uses P90's. I find for my Les Paul that I almost always want to brighten them up with Definition for in the house and JBL monitors.

    To add a bit of touch sensitivity (cleaner on soft picking, more gain on hard picking) try increasing the Power Sagging. I find around 4-5 is pretty noticeable.

    And check out the Rig Exchange. There are a lot to try and probably many you won't like. But there are also a lot that are easily as good, or better than the commercial profiles. Point is, rather than spending a lot of time tweaking, just find something pretty close to what you like.

    To see if it's the profiles or something on our sound card settings, you could try connecting the Kemper directly to your monitors. If it sounds better that way then you have something set wrong for your interface.

    If it sounds about the same directly from the monitors, maybe the level is too high from the Kemper, overdriving the interface? You might need the Main Out -12 db on the Output menu settings.

    Are your Input or Output leds on the Kemper getting into the red? If so. lower the Clean sense for input or maybe Rig Volume for the output.

    Hard to say, but it does sound like that.

    Where it get's me is that I'll create a Performance then tweak the rigs so they match up better. Then I'll want to save the changes back to the Browser pool with whatever I changed. In that case there is no overwrite (and I'm pretty sure you don't get prompted for a new name), so I end up with a new copy. But I rarely delete or rename the old one. I can still tell which is which by the date, but it just makes it that much harder to keep track.

    The rigs in Performances are separate. But they would only be available in Browser mode if you saved them back to the Browser pool (or Local Library in Rig Manager). Oddly, it allows you to have the same name on multiple rigs so you might keep that in mind if saving several modified versions back as individual rigs.

    Micing studio monitors doesn't sound like a good idea. At best, you'd be adding characteristics of the mic(s) and picking mic placement.

    Maybe you should be looking into what's wrong with your settings in using the Focusrite. Maybe you're overdriving the Focusrite inputs with the Kemper?

    If you describe exactly what the problem is maybe someone with the same interface might have more specific suggestions.

    It may also help to think of it this way -

    Any profile you add to a performance is then a new profile, now separate from the Browser mode profile. Any changes you make in the Performance version of the profile will not affect the Browser version and vice versa.

    So in this case, it may be possible that Clean sense and the Noise reduction may have been locked in the Performance so the Browser values didn't carry through. If not, I can't tell you why they might have changed. Keep in mind that Locks are also separate between Browser and Performance modes. But as you've seen, once changed to match in both places they would be the same.

    Sorry Shimmer, that's about all I've got.

    Last ditch although unlikely - no way you might be overloading something in your interface? Kemper output can be hot. But not likely the issue if you hear his through Kemper headphones as well as from your interface. Any way to try a different location? Doesn't sound like interference, but who knows?

    Good luck. Hope the Kemper folks can get it worked out for you quickly.

    So all stomp and effects are left empty, at least for testing? (A-D, X, Mod, Delay and Reverb) Or you could just deactivate all stomps and effects if any are loaded.

    Noise Gate at 0?

    On the Amplifier setting (page 3/4) the volume is at 0.0db?

    Are you seeing any yellow or read on the input or output LEDs? With Clean sense at -12 you should be seeing anything but green no matter how hard you pick a note.

    Pickups at a normal height on the guitar - not overly close to the strings? Are you using active or some really hot pickups that may still be overdriving input even with Cleanse sense as low as it goes?

    And the Gain for whatever profiles you are trying is set at 0?

    You're sure whatever profiles you're trying were made as dead clean profiles (gain at 0 and no pedals in the profile)? You're saying this happens with any profile you try?

    If that's all checked then probably next is contact support. Maybe resetting things in some way might help.

    Some things you could try -

    Temporarily disable Stomps and Effects. If the clipping stops, you might have some volume pushed up or an EQ increasing volume.

    I don't think Dist sense would apply for clean. Try lowering Clean sense all the way to -12. If it helps you can then find a correct value.

    Maybe try a compressor to smooth out spikes. Clean sounds have much more dynamics.