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".
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
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
DI & Cab off will automatically get Kone into FR mode
Solution is to choose a random cab, lock it , and load your 2 profiles then choose an imprint.
Yes, as written in the F**** manual
It was say that the design of the Kone it not suitable fr micing. So, making a cab from a real speaker mic'ed by a sm57+R121 .... this is the profiling process
I've gotta agree with the users suggesting Reaper. You really can't go wrong with it.
Its free, and the free version has no limitations compared to other "free" versions of DAWs. You can use Reaper for free for as long as you want, and when you end up wanting to purchase it, it's super affordable (only $65 for a lifetime license)
Plus, right now Reaper is giving out a free license until July so, you'll have the paid version for the first few months.
I used to use ProTools, Ableton, and Cakewalk. I prefer Reaper for the customization capabilities, simplicity, and consistency.
Reaper doesn't crash often in my experience and I can't recall a single time the DAW crashed during heavy in the box work.
I'd highly recommend it
Just note that reaper is NOT free ... The evaluation period is not limited in time, the the evaluation version is full featured (only a pause of 5sec at startup). But it is not free ... AND really cheap 65$ 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..
The goal is having a the sound of a guitar speaker that you cannot have with another reproduction systems (other speaker, headphone) ... So, i thing it's just not possible.
Thx Burkhard, with this all these levels of abstractions I got lost.
It's a bit counter productive for me to understand that I first have to lock a cab before trying direct profiles.
I'll go back to it , and check more DI profiles then.
I also find this non-intuitive at all ...
About DI profile, please note you need to have CAB section turned on to use the KONE imprint. I know, it is strange, but written in the manual. So, for profile without CAB, just select a random one
yes, you need to turn on the cab
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 !
I've tested the Kemper Kone using my Atomic CLR .... It gives a really interresting result: i like it.
But, I noticed that DI (Direct Amp) profile cannot be used. As soon as the Cab section is disabled, the Kone sounds weird
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
Yes, the Surface Go is a PC Desktop (Windows 10 running on Intel x86 processor) in a tablette format. So, you can run Rig Manager on it
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 ?
I took a closer look at the controls, compared to the Head the Stage has actually a lot of changes:
- noise gate rotary control gone
- Stomps, Stack and Effects buttons gone
- Mod, Delay and Reverb rotary controls gone
- Tap button replaced by footswitch
- Undo and Redo buttons gone
- rotary control for Power/Tuner/Browser/Perform/Profiler replaced by buttons or a footswitch (tuner)
- Quick-Button gone
- new Pedals button
- On/Off, Copy and Paste buttons gone
- new Edit button
- new Morph button
- rig browsing buttons (four buttons on the right) gone
- Volume rotary control gone, instead Master Volume control moved to the spot where Volume was before (wondering if Master Volume is now the Volume of the rig)
For me personally that means they removed exactly the buttons that i never use and the overall layout is way cleaner
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
you will not be able to change the master volume on the editor.
Would it be possible to set input and outputs options (for example, changing the SPDIF output, or the input source to setup the KPA for a reamp session) ?
I vote for VxWorks
This is former Rosen Digital audio ... They changed their name to lancaster audio
(The producer packs seem new)