It's a new instrument. It doesn't quite sound or feel like a 6-string, and you shouldn't try and force 6-string sensibilities on it.
It's a lot of fun, though
Check with the modern guys -
STL-Tones, ArthurD, r.u.sirius, Deadlight Studio.
For me, lower tunings cover the 'heavy' element so i'm more geared towards medium-gain, extremely articulate stuff -
otherwise i'd recommend Sinmix as well.
I've also always been more AAL than Whitechapel, so i usually find what i'm looking for with JCMs or Friedmans.
Try Tim Owens' stuff - a little brown-eye goes a long way.
Amp Factory's JCM800 is also one of my all-time favorites.
There indeed used to be a secret 'artist mode' with supposedly pilot-features to field-test.
They have been removed a few major versions back, IIRC. I believe i used it around V3.x, but i may be wrong.
I have to admit, i don't see any plausible use-case for 48Khz on the Kemper, but i'm not opening that discussion.
You guys are so friggin' awesome.
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OK, now this:
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Was a bra, belonging to this girl:
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Who drank from this:
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Which was filled with this:
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plus a lot of blue food coloring.
I feel so old now...
Those JC samples sound like what i always *believed *the JC100 could sound like, but never could get it there. Awesome!
Say, are there raw, guitars-only samples of your Einstein?.. I'm considering it for a new album, but need some isolated samples to make the call.
Thanks, guys, but I have the correct version and the latest OS.
It was eventually resolved by exporting all my data to rig files, clearing the db files and re-importing everything -
which is exactly the point. You can't safely rely on the Rig Manager with your data.
64 bit version, latest build, running on Win 7.
Don't remember which version i was upgrading from - i was out of the loop for around 6 months - but it seems it's a major step back on all fronts.
- Search box only searches profile name (used to search all parameters)
- Also, it only searches from the beginning of the string - between this and no. 1, it's completely useless for me now.
- Crashes every time i let it update from the Rig Exchange. I'll clear the DB files and start over, but this is recurring and it's hard to rely on a manager that will bugger-out and corrupt your collection every once in a while.
- Preview function caused my Profiler to jam. It started switching in delay (i'd see the preview preset switching in the RM, and the Profiler would follow 6-7 seconds later) until it just stopped responding altogether.
Really hoping for a fix. I'm just going to stop using it for now.
i profiled the HT Metal and the Series one...i decided to not release it
Ht metal was ok...series one was aweful...tbh the regular HT series sound better but imo only 1 setting isf 12 o clock
not big fan of Blackstar so far...
Mind if i pick your brain as to why you didn't like it?
I loved the HT pedal when i still had one (same preamp) and the recorded snippets i found online of the S1 sounded awesome.
Sounded like a very stiff, modern Marshall.
how did you try to achieve this?
there is no acoustic simulator in the Profiler.
There are two or three acoustic sims profiled and available on the RE. I also have some software variants and one hardware pedal that i profiled to varying degrees of success.
As for Revalver, once the ACT matching process is done, the result is an amp model and thus, can be profiled.
It's some combination of delay, IR, overdrive and compression and the Profiler doesn't quite capture it properly - although that is to be expected.
As for the Variax, it is indeed far superior - but it is piezo based and that's cheating
Sorry still don't get it - matches your guitar to the presets? Does it model a guitar? So if I play through a strat I can make it sound like a Les Paul?
Admittedly, i haven't dug into Revalver 4 enough to form a solid opinion. My initial impression was as with its previous installment -
absolutely amazing Peavey models, and the rest is embarrassing.
I still think that the ACT did a better impersonation of an acoustic than any simulator, software or hardware.
The Kemper couldn't quite duplicate the effect, but it's sort of good enough for my live needs.
As for humbucker to single coil - that's impossible and therefore doesn't work too well.
The other way around, though, is much easier and works great.
It is allegedly like what the Profiler does, but on the input side of things. There's a bunch of presets, you play and it matches your guitar to those presets.
I profiled a couple of the acoustics and have been using them for a couple of months now.
I love Sinmix's work. I think he has his own sound as a producer and i think his business model is absolutely brilliant -
but owning a (very big) bunch of his profiles, i can attest to most of them being very similar.
I can't say that about any other profiling studio, though, and i own several thousand profiles outside of the RE.
My two notions are as follows;
1. Technically, a sample-long IR is nothing more than a complex EQ. We already know the IRs on the Kemper Profiler are fairly short.
If the Profiler used the same dynamics engine for all profiles, an EQ-match should bring different profiles pretty close together - but i've spent a long while trying to get Tim Owens's Splawn to react somewhat like TAF's JCM800, and i've got a good, well-equipped studio at my disposal. No luck, they are dynamically very, very different.
To prove Sinmix's point, proving you can create similar profiles isn't enough. It's not proof of anything.
You'd have to disprove the ability to create differing profiles.
2. If you told me you could make a catapult out of two matches and a rubber band, i'd have to see it to believe it - but if i saw it, it would make it all the more impressive. If the Profiler can do what it does with a wave-shaper, a bunch of presets and an IR engine - that's brilliant.
The Axe-FX II is by far a more 'powerful' audio processor than the Kemper. Then again, your studio PC is likely much, much stronger than that, but Amplitube 2 doesn't sound as good as either.
Specs are never as important as clever algorithms and good choices.
The release notes say:Quote
added: symbols on Play Pages indicate receiving MIDI commands as well as activation of bi-directional MIDI-protocol
Does anyone know where those 'play pages' are?
I use MIDI program changes as well as SysEx with bi-directional comms (turning stomps on/off, activating tuner mode, activating the looper, switching up/down and messing with the clarity and direct mix settings), and everything is fine for me with the beta.
Thanks, Tim! Will try them tonight.
Any plans on using these on your Splawn? I think that's exactly what it's missing.
It's great hearing some oldschool Katatonia with a decent production.
Also, the profiler's 'clean' setting doesn't try and capture the preamp, it simply uses a neutral, clean one of its own.
Many "clean" rigs actually have quite a bit of gain going on, even if it's not easy to hear.
Try profiling so that the gain is on 2.5 or so, and maybe reduce it further if necessary.
I didn't think i'd share this, but i've been getting so much use for it lately i figured it might be useful for someone else as well.
It's a minimalistic controller containing all amp parameters, tonestack controls and controls for a studio-EQ in the X slot. There's also a button to set a studio-EQ in the X slot with my favorite initial settings.
It's ugly, it only has the features i use when tuning a sound and it doesn't update the sliders based on the current status of the Profiler.
It's 61kB, runs on every possible platform including mobile, is very quick and foolproof.
Also, i actually prefer the sliders, functionally.
You can, of course, find the full featured (and awesome) ctrlr-based controller here,
but i needed something standalone and simpler and if you're like me, you might find some use for this.
(Actually, what i really needed was to learn Java in a weekend, but that's not as interesting).
Enjoy, and if there any requests feel free to PM me - i can't promise anything, but i guess i'll get around to fixing it up eventually.
They sound surprisingly similar.
Maybe something that isn't dual-tracked and with less gain might have revealed more?