Posts by Jimi71

    Hi,


    Angus used the Shaffer for Back in Black and then didn’t go back to it until recently. I bought one and tried it for the Back in Black profiles, but wasn’t able to get a good sound using it. So it’s not in the pack, but I think the tones are pretty convincing without it.


    -Jimi

    Hey Kemper Fans,


    We're happy to announce the "Ecstatic" Pack for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier (46 Profiles), which seeks to recreate the sound of a Bogner Ecstasy 101B Head (120 Watts).


    Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: Early 70s Celestion G12M Greenback; Celestion Vintage 30


    Min to Max Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 0 to 8


    Profile Type: Studio and Merged


    This pack offers incredible tonal versatility. We had a lot of fun with the low gain channel by putting it in Class A mode and cranking up the power amp for smooth, musical cleans and overdrives. The mid gain channel offers incredibly useful overdrives for many genres. The high gain channel is perfect for heavy riffing or lead work. This pack even offers convincing Plexi tones.


    Bogner Ecstasy 101B Background Info: The Ecstasy amplifier offers an incredible number of tonal options in one package. In addition to the usual EQ, gain and volume knobs, the Ecstasy includes selections for class A or A/B power amp, half power switch, EL-34 (120W) or 6L6 (100W) power tubes, 3 channels, Plexi mode, and various gain and EQ contour switches.


    Check it out an let us know what you think!


    -Jimi :thumbup:


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    Profiles available here: http://topjimi.com/NEW-Ecstatic-Pack-ECSTATIC-20171226.htm

    Hey Kemper Fans,


    We're happy to announce our latest profile pack, the Match 30 Pack (20 profiles). The Match 30 Pack seeks to recreate the sound of a Matchless HD-30 Head (30 Watts).


    Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: Early 70s Celestion G12M Greenback; 1970 Celestion G12H-25 Greenback


    Min to Max Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 0 to 6


    Profile Type: Studio and Merged


    This pack offers a more modern take on vintage 30W British amp tones, as well as higher gain grit and drive. Useful for anything from country to blues to heavy rock. The profiles work great with either single coil or humbucker pickups. Great tones to be had!


    Matchless HC-30 Background Info: The HC-30 is the head version of the DC-30 combo. Channel 1 of this boutique 2-channel head is voiced like a Vox AC30 on steriods. Channel 2 is a bit more modern, with more gain and grit.


    Check 'em out, and let us know what you think.


    Thanks,
    Jimi :thumbup:


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    Hi,


    I think the difference between your recording and our demo is likely pickups. We use PAF style pickups (specifically Lindy Fralin Pure PAFs) which have about 9.0K impedance in the bridge. They have a full sound with plenty of definition. It's a good neutral reference pickup to build profiles around, which we hope will make our profiles sound good to the largest number of people. I don't have as set of EMG 81/85's available to test with, but they probably have more of a mid-focused sound based on similar active pickups I've used in the past.


    When we do our demos, it's just Kemper SPDIF out into the DAW so it's as pure as possible, just like you're doing. So the Kemper sound should be the same.


    -Jimi

    I've been looking for an Ecstasy, but haven't found one yet. Is there anything with the Uber profiles you're not happy with?


    Thanks,
    Jimi

    Glad you got it sorted out. When profiling, tweaking, or anything of the like, I have to take breaks and come back the next morning to make sure my ears didn't fatigue and lead me too far astray.


    -Jimi

    Hey Kemper Fans,


    We're happy to announce the new "HighWatt Pack" from Top Jimi Profiles (31 Profiles), which seeks to recreate the sound of an all-original 1974 HIWATT Custom 100 DR103 (100 Watts).


    Speakers Used During the Profiling Process: Vintage 12" Fane and 1970 Celestion 25W Greenback


    Min to Max Gain Range (Scale: 0 to 10): 0 to 4


    Profile Type: Studio and Merged


    I love these profiles for vintage British, high-volume, crunch tones. The two speaker varieties used give the profiles very different flavors that are still from the same tonal family. Perfect for rock tones where you don't want to lose clarity of tone. Also fantastic for blues or country.


    HIWATT DR103 Background Info: The DR103 is the amp that started it all for HIWATT. The preamp features high and low sensitivity inputs and normal and bright options on each. The amp uses Partridge transformers, EL34 power tubes, and produces less gain and more headroom than comparable Marshalls. HIWATT 4x12 cabinets were loaded with Fane speakers.


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    Profiles available here: http://topjimi.com


    Thanks, and let us know what you think! :thumbup:


    -Jimi

    Hi. We used either the V30s or the Greenbacks, but not both together. You can see which were used for each profile by looking at the profile details in Rig Manager or on the Kemper (I forget exactly how to do that on the Kemper).


    Jimi

    "M" stands for merged profile. A "-2" or "-3" is a variation of the amp at a particular gain setting, usually a different speaker, different mic, different EQ, etc.


    -Jimi

    We use a DI box supplied to us by Kemper. It looks like a tiny version of the lunch pail Kemper. :-) It works well and seems to only color the sound slightly.


    Merged profiling seems to be the most accurate, relative to the studio profiles, at higher gain settings (our High, VHi, and Max profiles). We rarely have trouble getting a good merged profile under these conditions.


    Merged profiling can be rather frustrating at low and medium gain levels (our Cln, Low and Med profiles). The Kemper sometimes simply won't capture an accurate merged profile at low or medium gain levels, and you end up with something which doesn't sound at all like the studio profile. Sometimes it works great. Sometimes it doesn't. It's hard to predict when it'll be a problem and when it won't.


    This is why we still include studio profiles in all of our packs, as they are the most accurate in capturing the sound of the amp.


    One way we've found to get merged profiles to work at low and medium gain settings is to reduce treble and presence a bit on the amp. Sometimes this does the trick. Unfortunately, that means the merged and studio profiles are more different sounding than they would have otherwise been. We'll then adjust the merged profile after the fact, but there will still be some differences.


    -Jimi