Are you running the profiles in to a SS amp and a real-guitar cab with Cab OFF (?) -or- in to an FRFR setup with Cab ON ?
Tried both (Kemper PowerHead as the SS amp).
The strange thing is the gain value that shows a low value compared to the actual level of distortion. Probably something to do with the levels of your DI box.
I have uploaded my direct amp profiles of Monster El Monarca 18W to Rig Exchange.
There are number of different profiles, with various volume and tone settings. I have attempted to cover much of the range of tones that this amp is capable of creating at the full 18 watt setting. I used Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 between the amp and the combo's 1x12 Celestion G12H speaker. The profiles come with a merged cabinet the same combo mic'ed with SM57 on the center. No external effects, no Kemper effects, just the amp as it is.
Naming conventions: Profiles are named 'axMO gvbdtpmf' where
g: Gain, g=bypass, or value 0-9
v: Volume 0-9
b: Bass 0-9
d: miDdle 0-9
t: Treble 0-9
p: Presence 0-9
m: Master, m=bypass, or value 0-9'
f: Fat switch, f=on
For details on this cool handwired EL84 based amp, see http://www.monsteramps.fi/site/?lan=3&page_id=62
Thanks a lot Benifin, especially 1 is a good tone.
For 2, not sure. I'm wondering what's going on... at least in my system, it's a very distorted sound although the gain is quite low, even if I turn off all effects. Never bumped into a rig like this before.
BTW, the Volume of the Amp section is very high in both rigs. Why did you choose to set it like this?
At least some class A amps, yes. I have succesfully direct profiled a Vox AC4TV.
And yes, it seems nobody's been able to direct profile an AC30 yet.
First profiling tests done with 3.0.2 beta.
I was finally able to direct profile one of my amps for which Kemper doesn't recognize direct signal automatically, by using the manual "No Cabinet" option. This is a handwired 18-watter, cathode biased, dual EL84.
So I was able to profile this reasonably well, but had one problem: When monitoring with headphones, Kemper didn't seem to be able to match the volume of the Profile and the Reference amp. Right after profiling, the Reference amp was louder, and after some refining the Profile was louder. This obviously made it impossible to reliably compare the tone, so I can't say whether the profile is authentic.
I haven't experienced this type of a problem with earlier FW versions. I'll try another amp tomorrow.
1. Currently there's no way to know for sure. This is a popular feature request but Kemper haven't implemented it. Many of the merged profiles have the word merged somewhere in the title or comments though.
2. Amp/cabinet separation doesn't work completely authentically for non-merged profiles, so the results will be hit and miss.
This is interesting, as it'd be a lot faster to create a bunch of profiles if you can skip refining. Let's experiment...
Actually class A can be profiled.
AC30 or clones can not, so far, but AC30 is actually not class A. It's class AB with no negative feedback, and uses EL84.
These are very good!
BTW, how do you go about converting Axefx format IRs to Kemper?
Thanks, I never noticed that method before!
Is it possible to export, import or backup cabinet presets? How?
This week I'll try and profile a couple amps for which 3.0.1 didn't recognize direct profiling automatically. I'll report back.
Hey, 3.0.2 beta is out, with manual selection of direct profiling. Maybe this will help...
AC4TV is a great sounding amp, but electrically its a lot different to a full-blown AC30 style amp
Sorry, I was not clear. I didn't mean to imply that AC4TV would be similar to AC30. My point was that you can definitely direct profile amps with a lot of power amp distortion.
Try my 'axAC4 95' as an example of that.
Thanks a lot, sounds great!
Is this a merged profile?
I have uploaded my direct amp profiles of Vox AC4TV to Rig Exchange.
There are number of different profiles, with various volume and tone settings. I have attempted to cover the full range of tones that AC4TV is capable of creating at the full 4 watt setting. I used the external speaker out, through Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 to a 16ohm 1x12 cabinet. The profiles come with a merged cabinet of the Vox AC4 combo mic'ed with SM57 on the center. Note that this small 10" combo cabinet has quite a special boxy character, and the tone will be very different if you run the profiles through a larger cabinet, virtual or real.
Naming conventions: Profiles are named 'axAC4 vt' where v = volume and t = tone from 1-9 where
1 = barely on
5 = center
9 = max
This is a fun little amp, and personally I think these profiles are a lot of fun as such for old rock'n'roll or rockabilly, or even classic rock with a larger cabinet.. The cleaner variations can work with almost any style.
I have successfully direct profiled a Vox AC4TV at full volume which is all about power amp distortion, so I don't think that's the problem with AC30.
On the other hand, I was not able to profile GT Soul-a-Single, which is single ended class A. Go figure.
This is a pity... Hopefully they can improve the profiling algorithm at some point.