Posts by GearJocke

    Well EQ is a must for mixing. In theory high and lowpass filter should be enough, but in reality, not enough. How, well it depends on the song. No one can tell you do this and that and it will sound good. It all depends on the sound(profile in this case), guitar and pickup(s)you use. I guess you already have a DAW and the stock plugins will do both for EQ and compression. If you need compression, well it may depend on your goal with a song, profiles used. Oh, and a quite expensive third party plugin so many pro use is soothe. It's kind of a dynamic EQ.

    Welcome. After a couple of years I did the same and fired up Amplitube and even IR's because everyone should know ampsims own cabs sucks at least 90% of the time. And how thin, mediocre and uninspiring it sounded compared to the kemper. Once kemper you won't go back to ampsims.

    Wrong! The tube screamer came out 1979 and was licensed from Maxon until 83.

    Zero gain, bumped level Klon would be up my alley, but I essentially do this with the Green Scream and I believe it has the similar effect. Does it not? From my understanding, isn't the green scream supposed to be that OD pedal, that you turn the volume all the way and tone half way and gain at 0 and it gives you that nice saturated tone?

    Sure but you can use any OD pedal and no one will ever know which pedal you used. It's the same with pickups. It might be just a tiny bit that difference between A and B but you experience that B sounds a little better than A. But when another player uses A you experience that that sounds better. Well at least for him/her. So is the original Klon pedal very few have acually used, the holy grail of tones. Of course not. But myths are created and have their own life. Brands keep on making sure myths continue for marketing. It's like Ibanez. The original one was a licensed product from Maxon. But does that make the majority of guitar players buying Maxon? No they want the Ibanez tube-screamer. It doens't matter that it doesn't sound excactly like the original. The same is true with the tone wood bs. This is how psychology works. Tell ppl something and that's what they will believe and hear and make them believe they're not already biased based on the knowledge they've heard is true. This is true no matter if it's music or anything else commercial product or politics. Make them believe what you want them to believe and you have a customer or a voter. Hopefully for the rest of their lifes.

    This comparison is a bad joke. Take a good plugin and take a bad-mediocre kemper profile and voila, the plugin sounds better. Everyone here can do that. Oh, and I love the first guy's comment:D "Just watching the wave profiles it's easy to see the Kemper is way more compressed.." I mean if you can't see the difference between a DI track and a processed track, maybe you shouldn't comment at all and he can't be guitar player either.

    I'm really excited for the QC - I'm in the second wave of pre-orders. My concern is similar to the plugins though, and as dmatthews mentions above - all demos are all CHUGGCHUGGAWAAAAAAAHHHHH. Completely loses nuances in demos, and it just seems a competition to show how heavy it can sound.

    You're right. But who has more videos on YT with ampsims, kempers, axe-fx? So this is expected.

    I think we can all agree that if you like/use OD pedals then the built in ones do not compete with the high end pedals ( Klon etc).


    For me ( and it is just me - I'm not a pedal guy) I think you can get the same effect through a different Amp/gain level/eq. I've never found an OD pedal that I go "wow" that transforms my sound into something new. Along with the additional noise , balancing the gain structures between the amp, additional pedal board space, power blocks, true bypass vs buffered...just not for me.


    Anyway, I seriously hope they do upgrade the OD pedals for those that want them and perhaps I might then be converted :)

    Maybe you will be converted. :) But you will try them and like them,:evil: You will like them.:evil::D

    I feel the same BUT many people want those boutique OD pedals....personally Amps give me the gain structure and flavours I need..

    And there's a myth that boutique amps och pedals are better. Not true. We'll see what the pedal update will be like soon.

    Who has 80's high gain profiles? Think like Tony Macalpine's Maximum Security, Jason Becker's Perpetual Burn kind of sound. 8)

    I haven't edited the profiles, but I am using regular computer speakers which is less than ideal and gives a wrong representation of the sound. I'm looking into buying a pair of monitors (probably Adam T5V, no need for anything better as this is just a hobby for me). :)

    Oh, okay. I'v got Adam A5 so yes better monitors is a must for a more honest sound. I know when I started play guitar again after years not, I tried to use those typical pc speakers first. Didn't work at all.

    You missunderstod my point. :rolleyes:

    This kind of tech can be bypassed by cleverer people. I wouldn't worry at all..

    They said the same about CD copy protection. It took just a couple of days and a kid had cracked the code. Record Companies wanted to stop the mp3. How many buy a CD today? You can't stop technological progress. Embrace it instead. Instead of blaming something like Kemper. Maybe more invest money in HW amps becuase they want to make their own profiles? Who knows? You can't blame technology becuase your sale decrease. I know Laney, Blackstar and Engl have hybrid amps. That's how to embrace new technology.