Posts by Navar

    I have some quick tipps, perhaps they are useful. They can work but not in every situation.

    - Use a DI track for editing. It's much easier to see where the pick hits the strings in the DI track as in the amp track.

    - More distortion means less compression is needed because the distortion of the amplifier has also a compressing effect.

    - Sometimes a basic limiter can work wonders on the guitar just to tame the highest peaks.

    - If there is some annoying whistle in the sound roll the areas off with an EQ with a high Q factor just to get rid of this single frequencies. This works also really well with a dynamic equalizer.

    - Too much bass or too hot palm mutes can be tamed with a multiband compressor only working in the bass area

    Capacitance in a cable can change due to a change in temperature. I wonder if this could be the reason you are having trouble? The original Kemper Remote cable is at the max length already, with regards to capacitance and powering the Remote.

    In theory I have read about this long time ago in school but actually this is above my knowledge if this could have such an influence. ^^ But never had any issues with my Toaster on tour last year, sunny open airs, hot and sweaty indoors and so on (oh I miss this so much).

    Just out of curiosity ... if you go to SYSTEM menu, page 12/18, and turn down LCD Brightness and White LED Level considerably, does this make a difference? I think you can change these parameters even without the Remote being connected. Just want to know if a slightly reduced power consumption helps.

    Ah, really interesting point, I will definitely check this out when I'm back at our rehearsal space next week. I also was wondering why it worked one day and the other day not.
    On the longer run I will install my POE injector anyway because some stages require longer cables. But I like to find out if there is a problem with the unit or if something over the years changed from the power supply side.

    HOWEVER - given that both of those 7.6m cables suddenly failed to work where they had been working for literally years prior, something must have changed inside my Profiler Rack or the Remote. I'm going to borrow a friend's Remote to see if that helps narrow down the problem. After that I may send things in to Kemper for diagnostic (and repair if necessary). I don't want to leave my backside open to being bitten.


    I have the exact same problem here. At the beginning of this year I bought a brand new Kemper Rack as my live unit. I play a toaster since 2013 and now have this in my studio and the Rack unit in our touring rig.

    From the beginning I had some issues with the power from the Rack to the Remote. I've a patchbay in my rack where I got the ethernet connection to the front. I used this 7 years with my Toaster without any problems. I also have the original remote cable in good conditions. First of all I didn't got the Rack to power on the Remote. I thought that the inner ethernet cable could have a failure, messed around a bit with it and suddenly it worked. Than we had some gigs and all went well. At our rehearsal space I use a 2m cable because I stand next to my unit.

    Last week we played an open air in front of cars and suddenly the remote won't power on again with my longer cables and also not with the original Kemper cable. I've also tried to hook it up directly from the back but nothing seems to work, except my 2m cable which was odd because I had to run off stage to switch sounds.

    Back at our rehearsal space I've checked all the connections and got the Remote boot up again with the original cable after trying several times. So I took my Remote back in my studio and tested the cables with my Toaster. Every cable worked fine with it.

    I've also got a power injector here which solved the problem instantly but there is definitely some kind of difference between the units. I know the cable specs and my backup cable should have the same specs as the original Kemper one but also the original Remote cable did not work with my Rack unit.

    Thanks so much for the replies.

    Seems like most standard things on this editor take longer than just using the unit. Never known an editor before where you can’t right click and copy, paste and save.
    Probably best to just avoid it unless I have to manage performances.
    once again. Thanks. 😊🎸😊

    I think they are aware of this because it was mentioned some time. :) I do copy&paste on the unit, not every setting is worth saving to the local database and I don't want to clean up every week :D

    Gibts da Chance auf Support, auch wenn ich kein Erstkäufer von diesem Gerät bin? Für ein Gerät mit einem Neupreis von 2100 € finde ich das absolut unmöglich...


    Das wird dir leider nur der Support selber beantworten können.

    That's the problem. You know it is the same amp, but the kemper doesn't. It will do the same than copying a cab from any rig to another rig, being different amps. As far as I know, merging works exactly the same.


    But if it were a way to tell kemper they are the same amp, same settings, the merging would be much more accurate.

    I'm sure it is not exactly the same than the whole merging functionality would be completely obsolete. The manual does not describe how it is exactly done but the merge will take more informations than only the splitted cab section. The way of doing this by hitting copy->paste->merge includes telling the merge function which is the studio profile to look at. The algorithm behind this whole thing should not be complicated because basically it is StudioProfile-DIProfile=Cab.


    My merged profiles are very accurate, do you have experienced any major problems there?

    In my opinion, the profiling feature needs a totally new mode in which you can save the 2 parts of the same amp (PROFILING TWICE, creating the studio and direct out of the same exact setup at once). This way the kemper knows the 2 sounds are from the exact same amp and settings, and he can divide or cut the studio profile perfectly, in order to create the exact amp and cab profiles.

    This is nearly what creating a merged profile looks like with the restriction, that you have to profile twice and keep your hands of the Amp Settings. And for the DI profile it's not so critical, if you don't touch the amp or change the input levels than you have the same result. But you need to have those two profiles. Copying a cabinet from a complete different studio profile gives you a wrong result.

    I don't think that it is possible to do it in one step, every part needs it's own measurement to give you the right result. But the normal process of creating a merged profile works really well. I do it all the time.


    But that's exactly how creating a merged profile works. All other ways don't give you the correct result. Which doesn't mean you couldn't get something interesting out it but the real split needs those two profiles. And it's not a complicated algorithm which needs a lot of calculation because you already have the exact amp part.

    Hat mir jemand einen Tip zu einer guten FRFR-Box die auch in moderater Lautstärke gut klingt? Sind bei dieser Lösung zwei Boxen nötig? Ist dann natürlich auch wieder ein Preisthema


    Insgesamt ist die Fragestellung schon sehr individuell und leider kann es gut sein, dass das was dem Einen gefällt bei dir überhaupt nicht passt.

    Wenn Du mit einem MP3 Player oder einem anderen Zuspieler arbeiten möchtest würde ich Dir unbedingt ein Stereo Setup empfehlen, es sei denn Dir ist das egal, ich zum Beispiel finde Mono Mixe einfach ätzend und mir macht es keinen Spaß dazu zu spielen. :D Ich weiß nicht ob der Kemper Kone da so das Richtige wäre. Das geht mit dem sicher auch, aber zwei aktive Boxen wären da in meinen Augen schon praktischer.

    Ich hatte als Bühnenmonitor eine Yamaha DXR12, die ist aber nun wirklich für einen normalen Raum schon etwas überdimensioniert, außer du suchst gleich noch Boxen mit denen du jede kleine bis mittlere Party richtig gut beschallen kannst. :)

    Persönlich würde ich dir empfehlen einfach mal zwei Fullrange Boxen wie die Headrush gegen zwei einfache Studiomonitore in einer ähnlichen Preisklasse zu testen. Yamaha, Dynaudio, die klingen alle anders, aber das ist halt komplett Geschmackssache. Für beide Lösungen würde ich dir Stative empfehlen, die Fullrange Boxen kann man zwar auch meist angeschrägt auf den Boden stellen, aber in der Position Musik hören ist auch so mäßig und auf Stativen hast du dann doch noch etwas mehr Flexibilität.

    The Rig Manager does not automatically overwrite or copy your stuff. You have basically two databases. A local database which is stored on your computer and and the database on your Kemper unit. If you connect your Kemper to a Rig Manager it just gives you the access to the database on the Kemper but not overwrites something automatically. I have two Kempers and about 4-5 Rig Managers running depending where I am :)

    But I would recommend doing frequent backups of your stuff just for being safe. :)

    -> 1. My very personal opinion is, that Mikko is the best speaker simulation inside the computer based on IRs

    -> 2. Mikko has a standalone version but I run it through a DAW for further EQing and tweaking.

    -> 3. Absolutely... Mikko is great for that and made for the ones who like to tweak. It's not that you step through sounds like with normal IR libraries and say "yeah, thats okay, thats not" and so on. You have to work your sound but you can create very unique one.

    In einem digitalen Setup bestimmt der DA Wandler die Qualität des hörbaren Signals. Der DA Wandler im UA Apollo klingt anders als z.B. der im MOTU 896.

    Wobei Du doch im Falle der analogen Verbindung zu einem digitalen Interface eigentlich diese Wandlerkette hast:

    AD Kemper -> DA Kemper -> AD Interface -> DA Interface

    und in dem SPDIF Fall: AD Kemper -> DA Interface

    Also das Interface ist immer mit Teil der Kette in dieser Art von Setup, die DA Wandlung vom Kemper wird eingespart wenn man nicht noch externe Effekte im Loop hat.

    Ja die 2 Batterien sind mein 5l Reservekanister bei Gigs. Mittlerweile hab ich noch ein Sennheiser wireless 9,5“ unten drin

    Hihi, find ich ne coole Idee, bei mir liegen noch immer zwei Batterien im Remote Case, der Rest ist immer in einer der Schubladen unserer InEar Racks, aber ich hab auch gerne noch zwei "private" Batterien nur für den Notfall. :)

    Tatsächlich vermutlich das Kabel schuld.. Leider fühlt sich das von KEMPER mitgelieferte Original-Kabel ziemlich billig an, so dass das wohl kaum jemand dauerhaft im Live-Betrieb nutzen wird. Das geht besser ! Ansonsten: Kemper-Love ;-)

    Also mein Remote Kabel hat sicherlich in der Zeit an die 100 Gigs mitgemacht. Redundanz hab ich bei Kabeln aber grundsätzlich, irgendwann ist es kaputt und das wird genau dann passieren wenn man es am wenigstens brauchen kann. Aber billig kann ich so nicht erkennen.

    Leg die Buchse raus und einen PoE dazwischen und verkable das fest dann hast du i.d.R. das Thema ein für alle mal erledigt.

    Ich hatte 2017 mal Störungen und mir dann wie u.a. geholfen. Die Ethernetbuchse ist der mechanische Schwachpunkt am KPA, irgendeiner stolpert immer mal über's Remotekabel (notfalls du selbst ;) ) und dann ist der Ärger evtl. groß.

    50€ Invest in die Teile incl. Klettband, Kabelbinder zur Befestigung und das Problem ist gelöst.

    Ein weiterer Vorteil ist das du dann einRemotekabel mit 2 gleichen Steckern hast.

    Genau das hab ich auch gemacht, wobei ich den PoE Injektor hier noch liegen und noch nicht verbaut hab, bisher hab ich ihn noch nicht gebraucht. Aber die Buchse zu entlasten wird einem auf lange Sicht gesehen Ärger ersparen und die Führung nach vorne ist ja eh praktisch. Bei mir finden alle Steckvorgänge die häufig gemacht werden müssen nicht mehr am Gerät selbst statt.

    Hast du da Halterungen für zwei Batterien links drinnen oder was ist das? ^^

    Thanx for the info Hoki and I'm gonna experiment with this later. So since you can profile without refining, the sound would be close between the kemper and reference whether you compare a strat with low output vs Les Paul w high output. So if you refine and do the volume changes on the guitar, will it get you even closer, or is it just actually a snapshop in time of a specific amp and guitar at the given guitar volume?


    That's not completely correct. Refining minimizes the difference between the profile and the actual reference sound. This is applied to the profile which will react to your guitars. Which guitar you use for this is not significantly important. I wouldn't say that there are no differences but they are so small that it's hard to tell if they really come from different guitars or if they come from different playing or a slightly shorter or longer time of refining. Refining is really important for getting the tone. Without refining you will never be close to the reference and sometimes you have to repeat the refining process to get the last percent out of it.

    I compared that for myself and made the exact same profile twice. One refined with my PRS Tremonti with the Tremonti pickups which are so high output that I have to set the clean sense to -12 and than with my Tele with low output single coils. The difference between both profiles was so small, I've repeated this several times and for me there was just a tiny, tiny bit of difference in the low end response which was for my ears better in the profile refined with the Tele. I can't even tell you which profile was more close to the reference I just had the feeling I liked it more. So it's more voodoo.

    Sorry, as I said in my main post, I haven't figured out how to run it into my interface. I'm pretty new to it, despite having used this for years. Just wondering what the signal path would be for me using a pretty bare bones setup. I've got a couple of mics I can swap out, but essentially it's Amp, Kemper, UAD Apollo Quad that I'm trying to figure out how to run.


    Kemper Direct Out Output connect to Amp

    Microphones connect to UAD Mic Input 1 and Input 2

    UAD Line Out 3 or 4 connect to Kemper Return Input


    In the UAD console mixer app thing route the microphones to the connected Line Out and make sure that nothing else is routed there. Blend the microphones like you want it. I don't know if you can create a bus or group in the UAD software but if so it makes it easier to mix them into that.

    I saw on the screenshots of the UAD software that you can select an output or a send or something like that, but it can't be difficult to figure it out.

    If you want to go through your DAW you have to do it like I've described above.

    Totally depends on what I want to achieve. I have quad tracked with exactly the same riff just with a different sound and guitar. And I used quads only for the single note bass tones of the riff or used a higher version for more sparkle and so one.


    I use quad tracking with the exact same riff normally when I want to make everything wider and deeper, it takes everything a bit back and not so in your face like with only two or three tracks. You can edit the s*** out of it to make it ultra tight but normally 2 or 3 tracks does their job too and for tone stacking you can do tone stacking with different reamps. :)

    But sometimes just adding a different guitar brings out the tone that you want. I have a tone for my own music where I sometimes use my PRS and a Tele with the same riff. I try to play them as close as possible and than edit them a bit. That has such a great power with the additional twang and the lovely bass attack of the Tele together with the dark and warm sound of the PRS. They are blended together nearly at the same level but from passage to passage in the riff one of them is a bit more dominant.


    If I combine different styles of the riff I normally have a main tone and the other ones are a bit back. So as an example if I quad with a single note bass line I want this to support the riff and not to be totally in front of the main riff. But sometimes it's nice to automate this for dramatic effects.

    And even after several updates, when I rename a slot in Rig Manager, it just will NOT save to the profiler. So there I am, down on my aging knees turning the knobs on the Kemper Stage.....

    I have re-naming problems since years, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. A few minutes ago I've tried to rename some rigs from my profiling session yesterday and on some rigs it seems that the name was set back to the original one. After some minutes I was so confused that I've restored the latest backup I've made in the morning.
    But... my workaround for naming is, that you can hook up an USB keyboard to the Kemper and do the naming on the device with it without the need of fiddling with the knobs.


    @G String : because I could reproduce the actual behaviour I've send the support team a message with the informations about this. In short: If I try to rename a rig which is actually selected in the RM and than switch to another rig, the edited name is resetted to the original one.