Posts by ChristopheSeyler

    Hi,


    I want to share with you how I record and reamp my Kemper through SPDIF with Reaper DAW.


    I've built a set of "toolbox tracks" (and saved them as input template). Here there are:



    There are a separator and a folder (just for cosmetic). The three nexts are more important


    How to use it ? (i will explain how to setup them below)


    Record for Reamp


    Your kemper must be set with Git+Master Mono and SPDIF output



    Create a "DI+AMP" track that will contain DI + mono amped (this is a stereo track). I prefer keeping DI and Amped sound together because it is easier to split/cut them together.

    To record a track, I send "Git+M" to the "DI+AMP" track (click and drag the IO/Route button to the "DI+AMP") . Arm the record button on the "DI+AMP".... and let's play.



    Record Master Stereo


    Your kemper must be set with Master Stereo and SPDIF output



    You do the same as previous but using the "Master S" track instead of "Git + M".



    Reamping


    Your Kemper must be set up with SPDIF Input Reamp as Input



    Now, create a new track "ReampResult".

    - click and drag the source track "DI+AMP" to the "REAMP" track (to send the "DI+AMP" to the "REAMP" track) : the REAMP track is configured to just taking care of the DI and send it to the KEMPER

    - click and drag "MASTER S" track to the "ReampResult" track

    - Arm the "ReampResult" ' record button

    - Record.


    How to setup toolbox tracks


    The "Reamp" Track



    This is the setup of the "Reamp" Track:

    - The record is disabled

    - In the routing parameters:

    - Add a new hardware output to correspond to your SPDIF interface

    - Now, set the hardware output to send the channel 1 (mono source -> 1) (left bottom combo box in the routing window)


    The "Git + M" track



    Here is the configuration of the "Git+M" track

    - Enable Monitor Input

    - Disable the record

    - Set Input Stereo to the channel corresponding to the SPDIF inputs


    Note that in the Routing config, I added a Send to a "Kemper M" track : this is an optionnal monitoring track: I send the mono channel 2 (the AMP sound) to a monitoring track.


    The "Master S" Track



    Quite similar to the previous configuration



    So with track tempates, I can easlily add these pre-configured tracks to my projects



    PS: for who that will ask me which reaper theme I use -> here it is : https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=214879

    Just note that reaper is NOT free ... The evaluation period is not limited in time, the the evaluation version is full featured (only a pause of 5sec at startup). But it is not free ... AND really cheap 65$ lifetime license and eligible to get all the current version updates AND the next major update (so the version 7.0) and its updates as well..

    Reaper here, with mainly 2 plugins :

    - Ample Sound Bass P Lite II : really great because it's free, the sound is great and it offer the ability to import Guitar Pro Tab -> no MIDI programming (it handles all bass articulations according to the Tab)

    - EzDrummer : quite not so expensive (i've seen that slate gives a free light version of SSD5 -> probably a good free alternative)


    Ready to go !

    A kemper, Axe etc are made for a specific purpose: as a multiamp(s)with effects. All PCBs in the device are in their for that reason and make it as good as possible. With a typical ampsim on the computer that's not possible and therefore they won't sound as good. Maybe in the future with much better and faster computers. Or we just need to install and insert a small pcb loaded with stuff and voila! it will sound as good as a kemper. But for now, no nothing comes close enough on the computer. I have tried nearly all ampsims that exist and I have not been impressed enough.

    No, it is not. the electronics is "just" a good analog frontend to convert the signal, a CPU and /or DSP and a digital to analog convertion chain.

    The convertion is very good on the Kemper (or Axe,...) but not better than any good sound card.

    The latency is more controlled on dedicated hardware, not relying on interface (USB, Thunderbold) latency, driver latency and OS latency (Windows/LInux or OSx are not real-time OS : the modern CPUs are fast enough to ensure audio "real-time", but it will never guaranty that will never pop or crack


    CPU/DSP are chosen to be cheap , just enough powerfull for their purpose ... but yes a 1000€ intel CPU is powerfull enough to process the 15€ DSP of the Kemper :)

    No it's not extremely difficult neither impossible to ge the big pro sound in a home studio.

    What ??? Ok if you rely on real hardware, you need amps, cabs, mics and rooms ... Basically to expensive for a home studio. But with a kemper, all this infrastructure is hidden behind a profile. So, yes, it is possible to get a "pro sound" in a bedroom, focusing on a good guitar (new string / pickup) and even more, a good guitarist ... Double tracking or quad tracking sloppy played tracks will just give you sh*t

    Common guys, you cannot imagine what a support service can ingest. Ok, they will sell hundered of stage these next two weeks, receiving a lot of tickets about :

    - use questions

    - user errors :)

    - bugs in KAOS 7


    So imagine if they release the KAOS update right now for the rack and toaster version ? they would be flooded by tickets !

    Beyond that, i do not understand pricing policy :


    - as far as i know,, the only missing stuffs on the stage are the 3 buttons (stomp, effect, amp), both reverb/delay rotary knobs, the ethernet connector (seems dedicated to remote, so useless here)

    But the stage has :

    - a stereo monitor output

    - an additional send/return

    - apparently, a updated (better ?) input with 2 impedances selection

    - the functionnality of a remote


    and it is cheaper than the toaster / rack version ?


    What am i missing ?

    To stay with the differences :

    - 2 effects loops

    - a stereo monitor output

    - The profiling feature ??? Gone ???


    Furthermore, there is a new official Kemper stage overview video :


    Interresting stuffs :

    - Overview of the new preset management :

    - Use of USB2 :

    -> manages Rig, performances AND PRESETS

    i really think there is a converter between kemper rigs To overloud th-u:

    Check this : choptones now provides rigs pack for overloud.

    Check the kemper profiles site : https://www.choptones.com/kemp….name&order=ASC&limit=100


    And the overloud version : https://overloud.com/products/choptones-fried-be50d


    240 studio profiles in both packs with the same cabs, guitars and boost pedals (And the same amp settings for every profile).... strange?


    Maybe ChopTones could explain this?