Posts by carsnguitars58

    Well... Judging from all the reads and the lonely one "echo" response, I guess it'll just come down to whatever sounds best I suppose.


    To Kempers' credit, this new legend is pretty intriguing how all those variable measurement components increase/decrease disproportionately to each other now.


    I'm sure the science is faithfully accurate, I just wish I knew how better to take advantage of it.

    Certainly no show stopper, but went I went to verify my Master Volume settings and I discovered this new Mstr Vol legend listing.


    I basically kept my prior (1-10) settings around 3.5.
    Now with with all the categories listed in -dB increments, what's everyone using now-a-days. (or would equate to my prior 3.5?)


    FWIW - I did check the latest 5.1 manual and didn't see anything.
    That's not to say it's not there, I just haven't found anything yet.


    I'm sure it's simple thing and but just trying to get my little head around it.


    Based on what's in the latest manual, I'm confident there's an excellent reason for the change and all those initiatives far outweigh my unfamiliarity.

    Welcome and congrats!
    Kemper along with the remote are indeed a different and glorious species of product.
    I recall anguishing over finding an enclosure with enough height without any excess.
    (Most products were simply too tall/high)


    I ended up going with a product made here in U.S by Protec (https://www.protecstyle.com) Model# SWPB2


    It allows ample room for the Remote along with twin expression pedals.
    Fits like a glove.


    http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/24636812


    Hope it helps

    Went with "blind faith" an pulled the trigger for this update.
    I really admire the great work involved in this release.
    The cloud based rig pack feature is a very lucid approach in order to benefit the community.
    Even though I had cut-n-pasted in my Rig Manager before, I since verified any dups and 'blitzed" them.


    Nice to know any new offerings will now be available for ready use at any time in the future.


    Bravo Kemper Team!

    Download and installed the complete 5.1 package, then ran to practice.
    The import and transition all went well without a hitch.
    I also tested/experimented with most of the delays. Wow!


    Moreover, what impresses me is we now having an incorporated dual delay "engine" (for lack of a better term)
    I've been lusting for dual delays since way back and Kemper successfully delivered this ability within this package.


    Well done Kemper Team!

    i cannot think of a single cable which should unplug itself when your Profiler is located on top of a speaker. what do you mean by "the cable to amp connection"?

    A little late to the party here.
    But, I think what most are trying to convey here is it would be a huge improvement to implement the use of the following. http://www.neutrik.com/website…04/660x/ne8fdx-p6.jpg?v=1 on the Kemper


    Clearly no one would want to muck up Kemper internals in order to perform such a modification, but at least as I see it, that feeble retaining clip from the Remote breaks off ever so easily rendering the remote cable vulnerable to popping out of the Kemper.


    Granted replacement cables and add-on retainers can be had, but correcting the root cause of this minor defect would yield an immensely grateful Kemper community.

    Gotta share Mfolet's SS100 sweet profile has shot up to become one of my all time favorites now.
    Keeping the list contained gets harder and harder all the time.
    Terrific and useful profile capture. Well done!
    FWIW, I partnered this rig with BulldogXTRM's BE100 cabinet which (to my ears anyway) compliments it best.

    Since no one has chimed in, I'll take a stab at your question.
    Having owned both the GCP and currently using the Kemper Remote, hopefully I can share some in-sight to help.


    I'll say first, if I didn't go with the Remote, the GCP would have been my alternative choice.
    I used the GCP with a Mesa Triaxis setup, and it's both a robust and effective pedal board.
    (I really enjoyed taking advantage of the 7 pin midi out thereby eliminating that extra power feed)


    Secondly, all taken into consideration, you are at what I'd say to be at a 50/50 mark as to whether going forward would be cost beneficial to you.


    Consider this: The Kemper Remote is specifically designed to work with the Kemper.
    As such, it has intrinsic features available to you which no other pedal board can offer.
    i.e. integrated tuner, bi-directional communications, etc.


    Size-wise: the GCP is considerably larger and heavier than the Remote.
    Depending on your preferences, that can either be good or bad. (If you prefer button spacing, the Remote might end up being too compact for you.
    I will add that the Remotes compactness sometimes caused me to mistakenly select the looper function while targeting a stomp function. (But I resolved that by modifying a domed cover placed over the Looper button to prevent that)


    While on the Looper, the Looper function itself is OK, but I find it's One minute capture time a tad too limiting for any real stage function. i.e. it's no real comparison to other extended looper devices on the market.
    So, if you truly want to explore true Looper features, I'd look into a dedicated looper for that purpose.


    Cable-wise: having one CAT 5 style cable between devices is what I was after for so very long.
    The connection cable provided is sturdy enough, but I (and others) have had instances where that small retaining clip has broken off rendering the Kemper side cable connection prone to slipping out.
    Discovering an aftermarket clip-on mod addresses this issue should it occur for only about $8.00 for pkg of 10.
    Replacement after market cable have been identified as well.



    The bi-directional sync feature between between devices should not be over-looked as it'll save you loads of time over "teaching" the GCP.
    Downloading a patch from Rig Manager directly into your Kemper and the reference title being listed directly on the Remote is about as seamless as it gets!


    So, all-in-all it'll be up to you whether these advantages are cost effective enough to go forward.


    The last point I'll leave you with is with over four plus years of Kemper experience, Kemper has been the only device I've ever invested in where it's actually improved rather than degraded. That speaks volumes IMO.


    I for one, look forward to any additional features Kemper elects to incorporate and share via future updates.


    Hope this helps.

    Gotta send some appreciation back for the above tips.


    That Morgan SW22 has now become my go-to clean!
    I've always said to myself that distortions are typically easy, but get yourself a good clean and you have something to be proud of. Well, this one captures all the best I could ever hope for.


    I went back a pulled up the TAF - Mars CM Drive profile from my archives.
    Ironically, with some gain mods it addressed a sound I happened to be trying to capture.
    Nice focused sustain.


    FWIW - Let's not forget all those hidden gems we already have.


    Thx for the tips, I would have never discovered/found these otherwise. ;)

    If I'm reading the question correctly, the answer lies within your naming organization.


    I step through both Browser and Performance modes while performing with the Kemper Remote
    My way of accomplishing this is by naming convention and the following:


    1) Grouping name setting saves in Browser mode with $, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6 prefixes.
    I also limit my view to specified "favorites" in order to zone in on our set selections.
    During performances I only summon and bank through my preset "$" choices for specific songs saved with conditions beyond the base patch.


    2) In Performance mode I load my 5 favorite patches loaded in prefixed category.
    1=Clean 2=Semi-Clean 3=Dirt 4=Crunch etc.


    Now since I know where everything is loaded, I routinely toggle between Browser and Performance modes all the while stepping through Up/Down & 1-5's using the Remote through our set.


    My band mate becomes jelous. LOL.

    I know this happened to others earlier on while the Remotes were just arriving.


    Well. It just happened to me!
    That pesky little Cat 5 retainer "nib" just broke off an otherwise perfectly good cable to the Remote.


    I searched for replacement cables.
    Yeah, they're certainly available but way too pricey to justify getting now when mine works fine. It just has the risk of falling out.


    What really bugs me is I'm real careful with my equipment. Plus everything else regarding Kemper gear is so quality driven.


    To fix, I thought about lopping off the end and re-crimping a replacement.
    But rather than investing in a crimp tool and some quality shielded connectors, I decided to save some brain cells and purchased some RJ45 SOS modular connectors. http://www.ebay.com/itm/122009459728


    After seeing these, they did the trick and with a 10 pk, no more worries about getting stuck any time soon.
    Moreover, I really didn't want to mess with an already sound wired connection, so these little buggers saved me loads of needless anxiety.


    FWIW - I also now use a simple 10' ethernet cable with snag resisters for practice preferring use of the repaired cable for performances.


    Hope it helps someone.

    Sorry to say I'm not a big fan of the new tuner.
    I'm sure it's more precise, but having difficulty viewing and locking it in on stage.
    Perhaps a choice option between the two tuners if possible as I'm sure others prefer otherwise.


    I'm going back to 3.3 for now.
    Still a "Happy Kemper" otherwise.