Posts by JuLai

    How did you get the link so it is clickable? it doesn't work when I try it. Not sure what I'm doing wrong


    My guess is that you did nothing wrong, but the links seem to break in those spacemarks somehow. Could be your browser is adding/removing those when you're copy'pasting them from browser address bar (or from somewhere else). So when you are adding the Link and filling the URL field check that all spaces are replaced with '% 20' (no space between '%' and '20') which is HTML encoding for a space. Alternatively you can insert any URL link using the [ url ] link address [ /url ] notation manually also (remove additional spaces inside those [] ).


    Btw. played the demo yesterday and it was great! will be getting rest of the profiles also. nice work!

    But for now i will upload a profile from each amp this evening so you and others can test them out with your own setup


    Did I miss this one out? Was there somewhere teasers for each amp available? I'd be most interested trying out the LazyJ with my own gear first..

    I've noticed my earlier frequently used and actively updated pedalboard has received less and less attention since kemper arrived in the house. And now as my personal go-to profile collection has improved significantly within a year the external dirt boxes seem to become most unemployed of 'em all. This doesn't mean they don't work well with kemper - quite opposite - but in case I need a different amount of gain (or different gain structure or voicing) there usually is such amp profile that does the job even better or even with some similar pedal used in profiling.


    The exception confirms the rule of course and sometimes is just pure fun to play with dirt pedals also and discover new sounds using them. One of my favorite dirt platform is Bogner Shiva profile - set clean or slightly on the edge. Then putting e.g. Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive (strat middle pickup, tone slightly off) or customized Lovepedal Englishman in front of it produce some unique sonic goodness. :thumbup:


    Aside from OD boxes I'm seeing most advantage using external univibe, fuzz and delay. Out of these the external delay (Roland RE-20 or Strymon El Capistan) is only must have for me as I need to have one in some songs pre-effects that is not (yet) supported. In this case I put it in the mono loop as a first pedal and control it with midi. For fuzzes I'm using the Guitarsystems Sam's FuzzTool Jr custom hybrid (killer fuzz!! Replaced oxfuzz and mjm..), Skreddy Lunar Module, Fulltone Catalyst and Fulltone Octafuzz. THE vibe for me at the moment is Fulltone MDV3 Deja Vibe.


    Here's a pic of the recent pedalboard test setup. Some nice pedals in there on there own, but not that mandatory anymore with KPA.


    One great thing (out of many) about kemper is that it seems to work well with outboard gear in front of it - just as the real profiled amps would do. And therefore a good starting point for a good 'pedal platform' profile is to use one from amp known for its pedal friendly capabilities. In addition to Shiva, I've found also couple others working well with pedals such as Fender Twin and Bogner Goldfinger. There was probably some other gems also, but don't have kemper in front of me just now. (edit. Of course need to mention the Marshall -- fuzz into one of these good older JMP or Plexi = :thumbsup:

    Good work with these!! I digged the 100W profiles most, the 7 & 8 were just stellar. The low gain 100W was voiced bit on the dark side to my ear, but backing off the gain around 5 for those two higher gain profiles worked out great for me. With some minor EQ tweeking I could e.g. get the tones in this demo (starting ~4minutes):




    I think you nailed pretty well the current situation and shortcomings with the HD500+KPA combo except the performance mode behaviour which seems like midi command programming error (I fell into the same one when tried it the first time ;). So my guess is that you had the FS3 & FS4 set sending 'CC toggle' meassages where those need to be sending CC messages with values '000'. CCToggle just sends alternating ´0´and ´1´ values and there the value '1' initiates the auto scrolling feature as mentioned in the manual.


    Overall, I'm pretty much in the same place with you starting to use KPA live and figuring out the neatest way to control it with HD500 (until KFC comes or I buy something else out of frustration).


    So I think this combination is only useful if you
    1. use the HD for tuning and maybe some effects and then go into the kemper
    2. use it only for basic midi functions (same presetnumbers and few effects on and off)


    At the moment I'm leaning towards the second option that you mentioned. The shortcoming of not being able to send multiple CCs with one footswitch could be made workaround so that one makes multiple presets for the more complicated effects on/off changes although not that 'clean' approach. Performance mode works, but the drawbacks are losing two footswitches to performance up/down scrolling like you said and also the HD500 preset numbering it not anymore in sync with KPA performance numbering which would require checking the active performance from KPA always. Not good.


    So. KPA folks. Pleeeease release the magnifico KFC already!! :thumbup:

    It was stated early on that there would be a looper function. It appears to be built in to the KFC.


    One of the things I am most looking forward to is the idea about having only 4 footswitches for the stomps/effects but allowing them to switch on/off more than one stomp/effect at a time will be nice. Keep the board compact but very functional at the same time. On the Boss GT series as well as the POD, you can have the foot switches turn on off multiple effects. It will be very nice to turn on a delay while turning off a tremolo for instance.


    After using HD500 some years this has become kinda meat and potatoes feature with stomp switches. Along the capability controlling single effects and amp parameters with the controller, even simultaneously with expression pedal if you wish.


    As of speaking HD500, I'm really liking it's '2 expression pedals in 1' approach where you switch between two different modes by pressing the expression pedals 'toe' switch. Would like to have some similar pedal to use with KFC if there exist such commercial products.

    WOOOW!! My hats off to you! As a guitarist (20+ years) and home recording enthusiast (15 years) reading your post was already a prize in itself , really! :thumbsup:


    Actually I think this would deserve thread of it's own. IMO it'd be one of the finest contributions to forum where the more experienced members share their philosophy behind their doing with KPA. That would help less experienced profile makers (like me) to improve the quality and probably also help people finding more easier the best match for the need/bucks among the commercial profiles.



    I've purchased profiles from pretty much all (and explored the RE also) commercial providers and I'm getting feel that profiling is somewhat similar form of artistry that e.g. mixing AE is. In both cases the end result is affected by philosophy, knowledge and the gear used which all sums up to more-or-less identifiable signature (sound). Out of the many purchased profile packs I feel I could tell the producer based on the profile collection alone. Which is all good ofcourse.



    Anyway, thanks again Pete for your chip in. Nice reading. Challenge for others to follow on example is now opened. :D

    Thanks for the treats Pete! To me your profiles seem to have the most extreme EQs compared to the other commercial providers. I'd be curious where this is coming from so would appreciate if you can reveal some insights about the profiling/tracking environment (large/small room, isolation cab etc), outboard gear and such.


    The higher gain Suhr and XTC samples seem to have this huge low end thump that got me somewhat surprised by CLR. Baron i5 and other XTC then again were really bright. Were the amps like that in the room or was it more due to i5 or some processing?


    Out of these feebies my favs were probably the 57 ones, perhaps because I gravitate more towards midrange bark thingy.

    Only 5 days ago I heard about Vertex's scam from Dan Boul's webshow (65Amps) as I'm not actively following TGP and now couple of days later this thing pops up. Good thing that money is not involved nor is a driving factor here. What's next...

    Awesome! I’ll grab them as soon as I’m home. BTW can you tell me if sounds like those in this video are possible? F.E. at 0:36 or 6:49. I know the audio in the video is not the best bu you certainly get the idea - love that sound http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE3dUUj4_4Q

    Had to try also myself cathing some of that Frusciante's vibe with these Jubilee profiles. Although obviously lacking the JF's fingers and some nice -55/-62 strat, but anyhow with some EQ tweeks I think the ballpark is indeed achievable with these profiles. Great work Jimi!


    Here's couple of short clips I made; first one is just the guitar sound alone and the second one with some bass+drum tracks added (btw. bass played through Kemper also). Guitars tracked using one single profile, but added some touch wah and distortion FXs.


    https://soundcloud.com/jjuki/dani-california-guitar



    https://soundcloud.com/jjuki/dani-california-instr

    Hey gibson,


    It's one of the lead channel high gain profiles, or "Ld High". Almost all the profiles are in pairs, with one being done with V30 speakers and the other with Greenbacks. The profile for this part of the clip is using Greenbacks. I'll get the exact name of the profile for you tonight.


    Jimi

    The profile from the second clip is "TJ-Jubilee Ld High-2".

    Hi Jimi,


    I was looking these yesterday and based on the profile details the only Ld channel profiles having greenback cabs were the ones having TS as boosters, all other Ld profiles had V30 cab. So is the contradiction in the quoted messages, in the profile descriptions or in my eyes only?


    If the previous observation is true, just curious why there's no more Ld+greenback profiles, didn't they translate/work as well as V30 in that area?

    Just as I thought I'd have all the best Marshalls (or Mashall-esque) available out there you guys sold me these ones. :) The best promotion there is.


    "I heard it through the grapevine.."

    I was about to check out some nice Two Rock profile from TAF. I already put my eye on the Two Rock 35 Pro from amp pack 2, but now that you mentioned that Two Rock Classic Reverb in the pack 6, I started to somewhat hesitate. :)


    Has anyone checked both of these profiles (or amps in the real life)? Are they sounding rather similar or is there some uniqueness to the tone(s)/character(s) they have?

    Well, i personally have to say after trying the xtc, cornell plexi, badcat, fuchs, and 65 amps profiles live through my dxr12's and adam a7x's, I am personally not liking these profiles at all, even after the "update". They sound extremely buzzy/fuzzy, with an overabundance of this low mid hump, with no detail and definition whatsoever, atleast for my tastes. extremely muddy with no clarity on all of my guitars. comparing these to some of your earlier works, such as the 1987x, jcm800 hot mod etc, its as if you threw a blanket over the cabinet and pulled a microphone back off the cabinet, just not impressed at all. Sorry for the negative review, but I have to be honest, there is just simply no comparison compared to your earlier works. If anyone is in doubt, pull up the cornell plexi or xtc and compare it to some of andys earlier profiles (1987x, jcm800 etc) and it will be like night and day, especially through a pair of good monitors or ground monitors (in my case, yamaha dxr12's)...sorry Andy


    Oh my..., I've tweaked and tweaked, going back and forth these updated profiles (xtc, friedman) and compared to bunch of other profiles. In the end I'm somewhat confused ?( and feel just like VESmedic1. :(
    XTC profiles for example, I miss clarity/sparkle with the cleans. Same goes with the drive profiles, but still they have some fizzy part that I just can't get rid of (without entering total muddiness). Went through some older profiles (soldano, blackstar, reinhardt...) and the difference was clear, and not is the advantage of these latest ones.


    One thing that came to mind was that i5 mentioned, have heard some profiles captured with that condencer before (some of those were actually XTC profilesalso) and recall I didn't like the result at all; the top end was just too much fizzz and harshness.


    Digging very much of your work Andy overall, but these didn't do it for me. I encourage to get back to roots & basics...and maybe to forget that Audix completely from the process. ;)

    Where do you get this from?
    I've got a Vox AC15 Heritage with an EF86 and a 12AX7 channel.
    In fact the headroom on the EF86 is lower than on the 12AX7 given this channel a more liquid and create distortion whereas the 12A7 is more stable and stays clean a little longer.


    Pretty much all over, web and books. Fast google result indicates same, like 4 first discussions around EF86 (and pedals). Users commenting on amps like Bad Cat Panther, Dr Z Z28 and KT45, Matchless Clubman and DC-30, Fargen AC15, Morgan DR etc.


    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1043619
    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1168900
    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1147284
    http://www.harmonycentral.com/…itar/acapella-29/1840714-



    But the actual question remains still, does the Kemper react differently regarding headroom and compression when comparing 12AX7 and EF86 profiled preamps driven with pedals, or is it more like tonal (EQ) and gain structure difference?

    Regarding purchasing this amp profile, I'm rather interested does the KPA act differently between these tubes when running outboard gear into KPA?


    In the real world the EF86 is known for powerfull and high headroom preamp tube, ideal running pedals into, but how does this translate in Kemper, or is there difference at all?

    Purchased yesterday the cornell plexi, XTC and the Friedman profiles and after first impressions I'm digging those in that order. Needed to back off some bass, but that seems to be a known thingy as Andy mentioned couple of messages ago.


    Still, I wasn't able to get SS Friedman profile to sound like Steve demoes himself in this youtube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfbSyG05fHw) even I tried fiddling with the Kemper stack EQ a bit. With the EQ the highs and lows were somehow reachable, but the midrange just did seemed to be missing 'something'.


    Any suggestions which of the profiles in the set would get me there closest? Or maybe I should just try KPA parametric EQ or adding some booster pedal in front of the crunch profile, inboard or outboard, for some midrange boost etc?


    Guitar I was using was a Gibson Les Paul with a BKP Mule in the bridge.