Makes quite a drastic change here.
Bear in mind it has a different function - when you're boosting the highs before the gain stage, the highs get compressed and distorted first, and more -
so essentially, with high enough gain, boosting the highs before the amp block will actually lower the high end.
Also, pre-gain EQ should usually be more extreme than post-gain.
Try a 3db boost in the 1.4Khz region for an edgier tone,
a 6db boost in the 5Khz region for way more string separation,
a 3db cut in the 120hz region with a 1.5db volume boost for added tightness.
Try all three to sound like a MIDI sample
EDIT: ninja'd by Tylerhb.
Welcome, have fun
One pedal ( volume ) pedal is always on. the second ( wah or pitchshifter ) pedal is assignable to bypass ( on/off ) at stop; at heel or toe.
Everything is very easy to set up.
edit: too late
you can control the kpa with your guitar rig kontrol 3, but its too complex, because you need your laptop.
There is too much programming involved. The kontrol cant send any program changes by itself, there is
a programm on your laptop, which sends them.
The best set up is, sell everything and buy the kpa and a behringer fcb 1010. you wont be disappointed, really.
With the fcb 1010 you can have wah and volume control, without changing any presets.
I have "experimeted" a lot with guitar rig and was never satisfied, except guitar rig 5, was mmh ok.
After an half an hour trying the kpa, i was ready to sell the guitar rig and most my pedals.
The kpa is that good.
I like it. Minor tweaks: kick needs more click to punch through, guitars could be a bit brighter, snare needs more body. Intro has woofy sub lows, put a high pass at 40-50 Hz to reduce this.
Thank you, i will try again.
All right kempers,
this is one of my first recordings with the KPA. Since everybody posts here real great songs and sounds, i would like to
contribute too. I recorded this track as an actual song, not just a few riffs. If theres anybody, who would to scream some
lyrics to this song, contact me, would be nice.
This is also, one of the first mixes i have made, so dont be too hard to me
This song is influenced, by a band, whos guitar player recently joined the kpa family, guess who
Its not Pink Floyd or U2
KSE Sound: There is a youtube video, where Adam uses a Soldano hot rod for killswitch and as i lay dying recordings.
And of course the maxon 808 overdrive.
Hi Thomas, thank you for your awesome profiles. The 5150 III is really good, keep on the good work
In twenty years, CK will be the Jim Marshall at his booth and everybody wants an autograph. I hope i will get my autograph sooner, so i dont
have to stand in the queue
wow, nice pop song. the whammy sounds are cool
Thanks so much for the update. CK and crew. Ran through the stuff tonight my thoughts.
Harmonizer - Just great. Best feature of the update by far.
Chromatic - Valiant first effort, but doesn't really compare to my Whammy V in chords mode at all which tracks faster and the notes are much more stable even at extreme intervals. A lot of room for improvement here
Transpose - Same as above, just not in the same league as the Whammy V.
So...Whammy ain't going anywhere and the gas for a HOG2 persists. But the harmonizer rocks! Can't wait to track with it.
i just tried the transpose and i am surprised, how good this stomp is. i recorded a real drop b guitar track for reference. And then i recorded a track with my drop c guitar and drop d guitar, transposed to drop b, to compare. I used distorted guitars ( riffs ), no clean chords. And i liked it a lot.
Does anybody use the tranpose stomp for tuning down guitars?
I just purchased the UNO chip, but based on this video, I don't need it to do stomps on top row? Any advantage to using the UNO chip over stock?
Since i havent tried the uno chip, i dont know any advantages, but the fcb 1010 can do more than anybody knows.
I think the problem is the manual, its so complicated written/ explained.
This is great news about the FCB 1010 firmware update. But im so so so wanting the foot controller so i can make full use of the KPA. At the mo im using a standard FCB 1010 and im not very clued up on midi, so turning on stomps etc i just cant do.
Hey Raoul23, have you seen this youtube video
Havent tried this myself yet, but i am really happy with the fcb 1010. He uses the low row for preset switching and the high row for stomps.
Maybe this videos will help you, until the KFC comes.
Did you try the full system reset?
Note: ALL the rigs will be erased during this procedure!! ( credit to billruppert)
- Switch the main knob to off
- Hold the left/top soft-key above the LCD
- while still holding this key - switch KPA to tuner
- Maintenance Module will be started
- In the 'Maintenance' menu goto 'Memory'
- Use Memory FormatFlash and InitFlash
- Check if the KPA works (booting, tuner)
- Check all the KPA settings
Maybe this will help and since you didnt create any rigs, you will loose nothing.
I am glad CK heard our prayers 8o. This new update is really awesome.
Turn the KPA off. Leave it off for about 30 minutes. Then turn it on again and check if it gets over that. Please report back...
i just turned the kemper off and waited 30 seconds and turned it on again. The Kemper booted the new firmware and works now perfect.
The pitch shifter pedal is awesome
Thanks for your response.
Thank you CK.
cant update my kemper, after 1 hour it says still updating analogboard firmware, boot in progress.
what should i do ? turn the kemper off?
Awesome, my only day off for this month and i am at home.. updating now, whoohoo
finally. cant await