Posts by sambrox

    I just tried this out, and unfortunately it would seem there's a bug in the software somewhere. With the mono loop set in the X or Mod slot, switching the stack on and off changes the HF of the piezo signal, effectively giving the sound the characteristic of playing through a cab when the stack is engaged, even with the mix at 100% (as though there was an extra cab sim at the end of the chain that was also being engaged). It basically negates the effect of the acoustic-sounding piezo. It's a real shame, as splitting the signal like this would have been ideal for me. More worryingly, it reveals that the X and Mod slots aren't actually 100% independent of the stack section, so any delays, reverbs, choruses or whatever you have looped and assigned to one of the slots will be coloured twice by the stack/cab sim (once as your signal goes past the stack and out of the Kemper's send, and then again once your signal returns from the loop and back into the Kemper before hitting the Delay and Reverb sections).


    Cheers,
    Sam

    If I'm not mistaken, the OP is talking about a guitar not dissimilar to this :
    http://www.fishman.com/fishman…ender-2/acoustasonic-tele
    The signal from this guitar can be mono, using a regular guitar cable, or stereo, where the magnetic pickup will be on the left channel and the piezo on the right, thus splitting the signal (though this requires a Y cable).


    I have one of these and never thought about using the FX loop for the piezo signal! I'll try this today and report back how it works. Great idea! Up until now, I've always had the piezo signal going out to a DI and direct to FOH. This method would be ideal for me.


    Cheers,
    Sam


    Don't know if I'm getting everything right but I use a Roland FC-300 and it has a function named "Wait for a Num". That means: A change of a bank/performance is only complete with two steps on two different pedals of the FC-300. First step: Change bank/performance in advance, but stay on the currently chosen performance and slot. With the second step you choose the desired slot of the next bank/performance.


    This is exactly how my FCB and Uno4Kemper works in performance mode, although I'm not sure which firmware I have. I'll have to check at some point (all I know is, it's definitely not the latest revision, at least).


    Cheers,
    Sam

    Even minimal fret buzz, on a strat, can be hard on the ears. When you are playing, and the volume of the sound coming from your speaker is louder than the unplugged volume on your guitar, it's easy to hit the strings with enough additional force to make them fret-out even more and increase the buzzing.


    I had several amps that I just could not play a particular strat on....other, darker amps were no problem. Then I had a new set-up done, and I could play it on any amp.


    The sound clip the OP posted sounds totally like fret buzz to me. I wouldn't even be looking anywhere else for the problem.
    Cheers,
    Sam

    Since you have so short time experience with the kemper maybe you have one of the noise gates up too much?


    This!


    When I first got my PowerRack, the only disappointment for me was the weird "aliasing" I was getting using high gain profiles. I realised that it was worst when picking very lightly or when letting notes die, which of course led me to the culprit : an over zealous noise gate!


    To the OP, try disabling any gates in the stomps section and then turn the input gate all the way down, then see if you can recreate the effect. I'll bet you can't!


    Cheers,
    Sam

    which by the way is all the audience ever hears: mic'ed amps.
    on most stages I played I also relied heavily on the sound I got from the monitors, IEM obviously is all mic'ed sound. It's the only way to get a controlled stage sound really.


    there are obvioulsy close mic'ed sounds like the classic SM57 setup, but there are alternatives to that, like using ribbon and LDC mics - often together - to get a more 'even' frequency response.
    if you simply need a 4x12 roaring at you, you can always use a powered Profiler as a 'normal' amp head, feeding your cabinet, while supplying the FOH with a perfectly mic'ed sound.


    This!


    Cheers,
    Sam

    Yeah, try a guitar cab. I have the Powerrack and have gigged using my old Marshall 1936 2X12. Sounded great. These days I'm using a PA wedge speaker on the side of the stage pointing inwards towards the band and feeding the main outs to front of house. Works for me! It takes a bit of getting to used to though, not having that cab blasting you in the back ;-)


    Cheers,
    Sam

    Might be a silly question, but is your cabinet on the floor when you play live? Have you tried putting it on a stand or couple of beer crates or something? If the PA is sounding bright and toppy compared to your cab on stage, it could just be that you're listening to the cab off-axis, which will of course attenuate the highs and high mids. Try getting it closer to your ear height and adjusting the tone in the output section, then compare that with the sound coming out of the PA.


    And to whoever said that you can't profile an amp through a cab, then play through the same cab : wrong! Works a treat for me with the "cab off" in the monitor output section. Which gives me a thought; to the OP, you're sure you haven't globally turned the cabs off, right?


    Cheers,
    Sam

    I wish I could use the "extra" pedal on the 1010 I have for some other parameter but unfortunately the Uno4K only allows the pedals to be wah and volume.


    In the KPA there's a setting for Wah to Pitch, amongst others, enabling you to use which ever pedal you have set up as wah on the FCB as a pitch controller (think Digitech's Whammy pedal...).


    Cheers,
    Sam

    Quoted from "sambrox"



    someone quoted the switching time via FCB at 30+ ms
    Then I have to correct this. Lag of the FCB1010 (between switch click and MIDI message at the KPA input) is 1 to 2 ms.


    Hmmm, sounds like the person in question wasn't running a Uno4Kemper EPROM then, maybe...


    Quoted from "sambrox"



    Having three cables (2 X midi and 1 power) is also quite inconvenient
    There will be a one-cable solution for the FCB1010 in the course of next month


    Cool! I'll look forward to seeing this! I saw the tutorial you'd linked to for modding the FCB to run off one cable, but it looked like it was a bit out of my league, haha!


    One thing I forgot to mention in my previous post is that the FCB occasionally

    For me, it's mostly about the increased lag over standard 5-pin midi. I'm pretty sure the switching time will be reduced over ethernet (someone quoted the switching time via FCB at 30+ ms, whereas the KPA is capable of less than half that IIRC). Having three cables (2 X midi and 1 power) is also quite inconvenient, especially as I'm also currently having to use an external pedal for spring reverb...


    Cheers,
    Sam

    Thanks Brian, the Kemper does not show up in devices, in Virtual Box, yet in Preferences it says the connection is okay.


    Dunno if Virtual Box is similar to Parallels, but I connected the Profiler to the computer before trying to run Rig Manager, as Windows has to install drivers for it (requiring a virtual reboot of Windows, too). Then the KPA shows up under USB devices. Maybe you skipped that step...?


    Cheers,
    Sam

    Boy oh boy! Wish I could use this handy preview! Nothing happens when I double click a rig! When I right click the preview is greyed out! Bootcamp windows 7 ultimate 64 bit!


    Boy oh boy! Wish I could use this handy preview! Nothing happens when I double click a rig! When I right click the preview is greyed out! Bootcamp windows 7 ultimate 64 bit!


    Try pressing the space bar instead of double clicking. It didn't work for me either until I pressed space.


    Cheers,
    Sam

    Sambrox,
    What versions of windows are you using on parallels 7? Please let me know how this works for you? Does preview work?


    Thanks,
    Dave


    It. Is. Awesome!!!


    I'm using Windows 7 on OSX 10.6.8
    Preview on Rig Exchange works a treat. I've encountered 1 bug so far; previewing with All Rigs checked suddenly jumped about 20 rigs back when I hit a rig that was already on my Profiler and kept looping back when I got back to that same rig. Easily fixed, I just selected Rig Exchange to browse those rigs exclusively.


    Cheers,
    Sam


    Ps it really is worth the admission alone, so to speak. I don't care if nothing else works, it's FANTASTIC!!!


    Edit: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit!

    Finally got around to installing Parallels 7 after purchasing it 2 years ago (I KNEW I'd have reason to run Windows someday, haha!). Rig Manager has just installed and is syncing with the Rig Exchange and I am giddy as a kid at Christmas! Can't wait to try the new preview feature!


    Bugs at this stage I can sure as heck live with when the new feature is such a KILLER!


    Cheers,
    Sam

    ...if you enabled the spring reverb, you couldn't use X/Mod.


    I, for one, would willingly sacrifice X/Mod for Spring Reverb, if that was the trade-off. Most genres and tones that benefit from a bit of spring reverb don't lend themselves very well to the likes of effects that the X and Mod slots were intended for (although I'd probably miss the option of post-stack EQ… a little bit, anyway;-)


    Cheers,
    Sam