Posts by Xander

    I wouldn`t be surprised if the next new thing is to follow the marketing strategy from computer games.

    Imagine buying loot boxes for your modeler which randomly contains say, one common delaypreset, one rare amp capture from a obscure amp and one legendary capture from a renowned creator.

    The modeler it self is sort of low cost but the main income of the company is through the loot box system, "free to play" grraah gives me chills just to think of it:P

    And people would come to bandpractice showing of their new light skin for their modeler and on big shows people would gather around the stage looking at their idol`s new custom made skin for their floorboard:D

    Thing is its hard to say when i havent tried the ones with drivers pre installed.

    They Hantek ones are said to be good quality, but as some have mentioned earlier i think its best to try some lower end ones first, just in case its the whole "in ear sound" is not for you.

    For my part using in ear monitoring looses much of the feel and sound that makes playing the guitar feel interesting and compelling.

    Could be to the loss of air from speakers, sound pressure and a feeling of disconnect from the instrument and music.

    A bit like listening to a soundfile instead of playing yourself:P

    But i guess you get used to it after a while.

    Maybe you could try buying the most expensive ones you can afford that have good reviews and then use them ALOT because you have payed so much for them that you simply cant afford not to, and then force yourself to get used to it that way :D

    I saw that you mentioned Hantek in ears, and i have a pair of moulded ones that i use primaraly as soundproofing.

    I ordered the in ears with a detachable driver (monitor system) that you just fit in the hole that holds the different filters you can add for muffeling different frequenzies.

    At soundproofing/muffeling they work great and i have used them on concerts and stuff for years and there is a huge difference soundwise compared to regular earplugs that just block everything.

    But with the sounddriver attached i can relate to what people describe as a bit fizzy in the top end and lacks a bit of body.

    It could well be that the other products with more drivers have a different sound signature and i can sadly not give you any review on those.

    If you dont have an "requirement" to use iems live i would consider the moulded ones with a db filter and use stage monitors or cab.

    After i have read this the only conclution it seems is that you could rent out your amp for recording purposes.

    I guess it is like building your own custom motorcycle and you want something unique for yourself that is personal and means a lot for your own sake.

    At least we could hear the exhaust note if nothing else ;)

    At rehearsal im using monitor out with cab off into my peavey valveking and marshall 4x12 1960 cab and one main out to a yamaha dxr 10. Sometimes i dont bother to connect the amp and cab since its so directional, but it sounds good with both.

    Playing live i just use my dxr as a monitor and feed main out to the mixer.

    Guess you could stick a mike in front of the speaker and do it the old fashioned way, but theese days the venues and soundguys aren`t really overly fond of loud stage sound.

    For me the best way is going direct and get the "same sound" as my dxr and have less unknown parameters changing your sound not regarding the different PA systems at venues though:P

    So the reasoning regarding an amp and cab is more the feel and thump during rehearshal and more of an hassle when it comes to live gigging if you ask me:)

    Due to the fact that time is relative, some of us will probably get the editor tomorrow, others next year. Finally, it depends on how fast you play your strings.

    Seems legit, talked to Yngwie last week and he said he was getting bored of his editor already and was asking when the kemper 3.0 was coming.

    I asked him why he was bored and if a new kemper would help, he just mumbled something about more is more:)

    There is really no time for sympathy, we aren`t talking about hordes of people standing outside the house of a single programmer with pitchforks.

    This is a company with many employees that has come out with small drops of "this is what you may get soon" and hopes of a new world where everybody has come together, hugging their toasters and rack units with only a dream of a single editor to seal the proficy of that: One day you shall not have to bend down towards the floor to tweak, one day your knobs on the unit shall get some rest from the vigorous turning of delay time, one day your mouse will do the work and that DAY IS NOT TODAY.

    For tomorrow comes a day which you will check the forum post again with hope of a sign, a proficy, a leaked screenshot from the programmers, a update from G-string, SOMETHING! And then, maybe the release of the Edithor, the god of thunder or something.

    Anyways we are just waiting for something good as anyone else, no hard feelings:)

    Well, im in for a little conspiracy theory:) At the 2000th post all the Toasters will light up simultaniously over the world and the face of Christoph will be shown in 16 bit on the lcd screens saying: Congratulations! You have unlocked a part the editor, now go forth and find the rest of the clues hidden around. And it will be a series of challenges like playing stairway to heaven backwards ten times for the next part and so on :P

    Regarding the dxr 10 and loud enough, it depends on your genre of music and how hard your drummer hits..

    I play in a metal/rock band and the dxr 10 has been nice, but it starts to fart out when you are starting to hit 2`o clock on the volume dial:P

    I am now looking at a dxr 15 to supliment :)

    Correct me if im wrong, but since the kempers amp is solid state it should be the same rule of thumb as you treat ordinary PA/hifi gear? Approx double the wattage in an amp for the speaker wattage? So 150w speaker - 300w amp is golden?

    I seem to remember that its much worse to drive a speaker with a too small amplifier due to burning coils from hard driven amp.

    As some others have said, it will be ok and trust your nose :P