Posts by JAC

    It will be interesting to see what the actual version of the firmware bundled with the Kemper Stage is. It could be a 6.5, with only the preset management but without the acoustic sim and other features, or it could be 7.0 with everything (and maybe more) mentioned at NAMM.


    All software with any degree of complication has bugs, and to release a non-public-beta-tested version with the new hardware is no different than launching the original toaster with version 1.x OS, except for the fact that the new OS has years of fixes already baked into it. I'm sure enough testing has been carried out on the Stage to ensure that it operates in a reliable fashion.

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    before this entire discussion drags on and on, let me fill everybody in on a couple of details. the majority of our engineers is on holiday right now. we've hoped to get things done before the holiday season started but as you can see, we didn't manage. at the same time, we don't want to release a beta version of something as big as the Rig Manager Editor and have no engineers at our disposal. i'm sure you'll understand that. so, when everybody is back, we'll finish things up and you'll get a beta. until then, enjoy the summer, enjoy your guitar. it's the most beautiful time of the year ...

    For those that haven't seen it, from earlier today in the Rig Manager 3.0 thread.

    I just got a marketing email from Andertons with the Stage on it.


    This has been a good social media buzz campaign well done and it’s great that they had partners such as Andertons who could keep quiet despite obviously having known this for a while.


    I keep checking this site excitedly for editor / new OS details as I am hopeful that these too are close :)

    The Kemper Profiler Stage has a new OS running on it; the new preset UI can be seen on the tutorial video Syntek posted above, just after the 11 minute mark.


    We could therefore infer that a new version of the OS for the existing units is also close.


    I would expect the OS version being shipped with the floor units to be a proper release (i.e. non-beta), so it's surprising that we havent seen any betas for 7.0 yet (if indeed it is just around the corner).

    Looking back at the video in the original post, what strikes me the most is the reference to piracy, which opens up the whole can of worms on the morals of profiling amps. That youtube guy, EytschPi42, went on a similar train of thought a few years ago.


    I don't know, it's easy to feel bad for the boutique amp makers, but at the end of the day, nobody owes them a living. I don't think you 'own' a sound or tone because you built an amp that generates it and I don't think it's right trying to guilt people out of buying the new technologies that provide greater convenience and variety.


    As someone who went for the Kemper instead of a traditional amp for volume considerations, if there was no profiling amp, I would have bought some kind of tube amp; and possibly more than one eventually, but so what? Friedman should get with the program and bring out some gear that emulates a bunch of mooer pedals, or something.

    Yes, that's possible. If you long-press the "effects" button, you can save the current X, MOD, DLY and REV to a single preset by pressing the Store button, and recall existing presets using the Browse knob. This also works for the Stomps section.

    By "lift a finger" you mean "invest limited resources in obsolete products" right? ;)

    Ha, yes that's exactly what I mean! I didn't intend to imply that MS should provide perpetual support for win7. It is what it is. But just for the want of something better to say, I'll add that the product wouldn't be considered obsolete in the first place if they actually did continue to invest some of those limited resources in it :/ Anyway, kempers are great!

    I have a couple of backup machines with win7 on them (1 for kemper). Moved the latest laptop to linux after becoming annoyed with win10 accessing the hdd a lot. You can take steps to improve your security on win7 by disabling remote desktop connections, using a secure web browser and doing the usual things such as avoiding opening email attachments/websites that you're unsure of. You'll never be 100% secure no matter what OS you use. However, even though win7 isn't going to magically become less secure by itself, if existing exploits are found and published, MS won't lift a finger and your system might be at risk. Backup your data!

    Been having fun with the new reverbs... put a 100% wet, 33sec decay ionosphere in A, a pedal pitch in B, and another ionosphere (this time 100% wet, 8sec decay) in MOD. Ghostly stuff!

    Maybe the implementation of an "Undo All"/"Redo All" would work via either spare soft-button or long-press on the undo or redo buttons.


    For long-term comparisons, as the original post mentions, Id prefer to use the existing snapshots, so as to keep clear of the potential slowdown of autosaves to the profile with every setting change.

    So, what are people thinking for the OS6 Beta; May, June, July? Completely pointless to speculate, I know, but the new preset management will be fantastic to have, and the other goodies will be welcome too. I'm really glad they decided on a 3-tier menu, especially with the abundance of delay effect types.

    My win10 experience pushed me onto linux; the hdd seemed to be running a lot and I didn't appreciate the forced updates and, of course, the mandatory telemetry. Fortunately, I've got a little old netbook running win7 starter that handles the current version of the rig manager quite well.


    The preview of the editor looks great, though, and I'm glad that the people who wanted it are getting it. I'm more interested in the preset management, so will hopefully get that firmware update before the win7-supported rig manager version gets the heave-ho.

    The LED above each slot is colour-coded to hint at the type of the assigned effect. Originally, there was no need to have a light above reverb because the slot couldnt be anything other than a reverb effect in earlier firmware versions.

    While I'd appreciate support for a proper operating-system that isn't very likely. I'm running Linux/FreeBSD/OpenBSD and derivatives wherever I can and those few commercial packages that are truly multi-platform are a lot more reliable when running on a real operating-system. A Linux-version of RM with editing capabilities would be a great supplement to native linux-versions of Harrison Mixbus (DAW) and Midas mixing-console-tools that I already use.

    As a Linux user myself, it's somewhat disappointing to see the confirmation about the lack of interest in a rig manager for the OS. According to wikipedia though, global desktop Linux usage is running at 2% ( Mac OS is listed at 20% for comparison), which puts the situation in perspective. It seems unlikely that 2019 will be "The Year of the Linux Desktop".

    Not necessarily...in other words it does mean theres a 5.8 and 5.9 to come before 6.0. You can't infer that from the version number...

    It's also possible to go from 5.9 to 5.10 and above, if they so wish. There's a software versioning convention where an increase in the most significant number means a lot of changes, the 2nd number means some new improvements, and the 3rd number means bug fixes only. Of course software companies are known to skip numbers here and there for marketing reasons. Anyway, I'd say 6.0 is on the cards.