Here are a couple of videos of me demoing other amps. If you like these tones, do consider letting me know if you'd like DI and matched profiles of this Quad amp.
This one is the Kemper.
The power amp I am using is a Rectifier Stereo, so these will be unique profiles. The Rectomark.
I have four cabs - an Emperor 4x12 (Governors and Tonkers) , a Friedman 2x12 (Chinese V30s) , an Orange 2x12 (UK V30s and a Mesa Boogie Thiele 1x12 (EVM12L
I'll be using a SM 7, an E906 and a Townsend Labs Sphere microphone to profile. I also will use some preamps and EQs for a mix ready sound.
I don't have any profiles of this amp to share, but if you'd like to try out my Diezel VH4 profile (a class), just respond here or send me a PM. If there's interest, I'll upload it on the Rig Exchange.
If there's not enough interest, excuse me for living haha (sic)!
Here is anotherclip in case it interests more people. You may mix differently from me. It's on Instagram because the audio quality is better than YouTube.
This video didn't appear. It is the full mix.
I came into an amazing amp and I was wondering if there was any interest in a profile pack.
Please note that the first video is an in the room sound with the amp running through a cab. I will be making DI profiles if there is interest.
The second video is a complete mix. but with minimal processing.
If there's interest in a pack, how many profiles should it have? What settings are you interested in?
At the end of the process, depending on how many users vote yes, we can have a discussion on how many profiles you think is fair and what price as a group buy, though I would have to request users not to share the profiles thereafter.
I tried the beta just before the release the other day and it seemed to me they had sorted this out. Guess I need to have another listen.
OK, I understand now. I believe that is what guys with Helix etc refer to as”scenes”. I have seen a few requests for this recently so it is obviously more common than I realised.
Not the same thing. I have a floorboard with thirteen buttons. Just using midi, I could get the Kemper to active six stomps with a press, four stomps, eight stomps, or any kind of permutation and combination.
It is pretty much instantaneous. No lag and no gap while doing that. And it is in a single rig. I can then jump to another rig in a performance without any trouble and do the same thing.
You could also activate a morph with the same press, or change the panorama function, or tweak an EQ if you start getting into NRPN.
There are so many possibilities under the hood of the Kemper really.
I don't know about NRPN code, could you enlight me?
Right now I will create dedicated patches, but since I can't (still!) Afford another JM, if i had to switch on my solidbody, switching on a regular amp with a single hit on a footswitch could be great.
Got this from wikipedia
Non-Registered Parameter Number is part of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface specification for control of electronic musical instruments. NRPNs allow manufacturer-specific or instrument-specific MIDI controllers that are not part of the basic MIDI standard.
Not all floorboards have this though. The Kemper Accepts NRPN though. In the support section, you'll find an explanation of how the Kemper uses NRPN.
I was wondering how to get a slicer effect with Kemper. I attached a video (3:30) of what I'm trying to duplicate. This one is done with a Boss BF-3 flanger pedal in gate mode. I was told by Kemper support that currently the Kemper does not have a slicer effect. I'm sure if a $100 pedal can do it the Kemper can be programed to do it. Need a new Flanger effect with a gate feature....
Hi, we had an old feature request for this. You can support it if you like:
I'm about to buy a fender acoustasonic jazzmaster. It works great with some amps but in my opinion even better direct through the PA.
Still I wish to use the fx from the kemper, and be able to switch on my regular jazzmaster quickly if I break a string for example. I've got several sounds per song so I cannot simply create a rig with and without the amp section.
In that way, if I could assign the "amp" button on a fx slot that could be perfect.
You should be able to do this with NRPN code.
However, if you need to use the Kemper in conjunction with a certain guitar, it might make more sense to have dedicated patches where the amp block is either off or on. It's a dead simple solution too.
I can understand the requirement, but I think it isn't a feasible request. The thing is, the profiler needs to load all kinds of things before it can even "play" a profile. It isn't like the profile file itself is sufficient, there is a lot of other software coding involved.
It could be a reaction thing, or a string attack reaction as things cascade in real time?
I have used the shifts and character knob a lot before. I used to be a stronger advocate of turning the character knob all the way up to hear the cabinet better and to hear the amp snarl and sizzle. I only use the shifts a little these days and don't mess with the character as much.
As far as "what's missing?" I seem to often end up boosting and/ or pre eq, and then either a boost and/or post eq. It's that low end mid gurgle that sometimes gets in the way or i want the top end to roar and sizzle a certain way or both.
Headphones and monitors or a kab or regular cab, I'm usually trying to make something better somewhere and it costs me blocks.
If dist stomps had gates built into them and we had a parametric eq in the cab or amp section I could go down to just one block for shaping. A generic boost in the amp section and a para eq in the cab section would potentially get me down to zero with the front input gate. I think CK talked about maybe giving the option to choose the type of gate for the front input at some point too.
Of course, I also could just get close and deal with it
It's not like it's not tight and sizzly at all just want that extra little zazz. And compared to some un tweaked and unboosted real amp tones of them past that were muddy as all hell, we are doing pretty good these days lol
Trying to think what could get you there and I'm pretty much at a loss. After all a TS is a pretty distinctive stomp, and if you like that sound, there really is no other way to get it, unless you try to do it with an EQ in the post section and try to approximate it. That might cause all kinds of other tonal issues there, such as a loss of low end or honky mids.
When all else fails, I'd suggest you just try some other profiles that have the sound you want. In my case, I have some profiles where the TS stomp comes in handy, and in others its not really necessary.
I'm wondering if anyone has struggles with this...
I can get all the great sounds for tight boosted high gain tones but it always comes at the expense or either a stomp and gate and/or a pre and/or post eq. This often leaves me with almost half my effects blocks used up just for boosting and tightening profiles.
I've seen profiles where people have added a tube screamer or similar to the signal chain before profiling and I've done this myself but I find myself never feeling like its there and end up trying to eq and/or boost anyways.
I've gotten pretty close just using the front gate and tweaking the amp and cab profile. But it just isn't the same.
So I'm wondering if any of yall got any tricks I haven't tried yet. I've set the eq to pre, changed the definition, clarity, high and low shift, pure cab, dist sense, tube bias, pick, compressor. Name it and I've probably tried it. What do yall do?
I'm a bit curious as to what you find missing from profiles without boosting or EQing. Could it be some kind of option paralysis?
I mean, if you profile a tube screamer when profiling, I can't imagine why you feel like you were getting better results by adding another tube screamer in the profiler.
Also, have you tried the cabinet shift (was that what it's called) parameter, or any of the other cabinet section tweaks? That might help you get more of the sound you are looking for.
Well in the end, the QC didn't stick.
Very good device. Very good tones. But it doesn't trounce everything out there. It's just another option we all have, that's it. But for me, in the end, I didn't really find it sounded that much closer to the real amps, although I do like how easy and simple it was to capture an amp. I'd love to see the Kemper get rid of the refinement stage altogether (I've never been able to make a profile without using it).
QC has a long way to go when it comes to usability and functionality though. Simple things like using it in 4-cable-method with a valve amp, and controlling the channels via midi.... they've just not got that side of things licked.
Nor has Kemper to be fair, but Kemper never claimed to be a monster unit that could do everything. It captures amps. It gives you some effects to use with those captures. End.
In a way, the QC gave me more of an appreciation for my Kemper. Because time and time again I'd shoot them out against one another, and it was a coin-toss as to whether I preferred one or the other. I'm capable of hearing differences in a blind test between both units and the real amp. But when I come to any of the three options (Kemper, QC, real amp) and just play guitar.... I couldn't tell you that any of them was actually better to play than any of the others. They're all good. *shrug*
Did anyone else get a QC and end up not bonding with it?
Some of your older posts were of a totally different tenor though. I get it, new gear, but it always pays to be objective about these things even if you spend money on it. Otherwise you'll be fuelling the hype machine that goes along with some of these products.
Not trying to point a finger, just glad you came clean after you had spent more time with the new toy!
Hahaha, this is a great story. Being a singleton though, I do as I please.
Miles was always ahead of his time.
My fourth guitar build from scratch is done!
25.5" scale, ash body maple neck, flame maple top, ebony fretboard. EMG 85/60. Hand dyed, finished with oil.
Sound clip, had to do some 90's teenage nostalgia.
That's a fabulous build, man! Nice work!