I'm sorry about the flood, but I'm glad you're here.
Some resources for you!
I'm sorry about the flood, but I'm glad you're here.
Some resources for you!
Hey all! Just got my Profiler Head and I am so happy I did. I had a Helix Rack I didn't really enjoy and sent back. A Fractal FM3. Also sent back. Decided to take the plunge into Kemper land and I think it has been the best decision I could have made! I play mostly Modern Metal/Rock but can be all over the place. Ive been married for 3 years to my wonderful wife Becky and writing music is my main hobby. Loving the forums and Rig Manager and checking out all the amazing profiles there are! I can't wait to see what comes next from the amazing Kemper Community !
That was a long and winding road, but sometimes you need to do that so you can recognize the destination when you get there.
Here are some resources for you.
Welcome to the community.
And here are some other invaluable resources.
How about a warning in Rig Manager when you create/edit a Performance (if the Profiler is in Browse mode) - "Turn on Performance Mode on the Profiler"
Yes, in order to edit performances the KPA needs to be in performance mode on the chicken head knob (or whatever the stage equivalent is). I have often had random results and blamed the KPA or Rig Manager when it turned out to be user error. Once I got my head round this everything has worked pretty reliably. However, I totally agree that it is way to easy to miss this or forget ro make the change. It would be MUCH easier and more reliable if RM automatically put the KPA in Performance mode when editing or creating performances.
It would confuse me if Rig Manager could change my Profiler head from Browse to Performance Mode because the chicken head would still be pointed at Browse. It's different on the Stage where there are buttons and when you switch modes, the corresponding button lights up.
Acronyms make my brain curdle.
This. So would you if you've seen the things I have happen on floors of gigs, If you're playing at church then maybe. I like to have my gear safely behind me,up on something, away from the crowd. Floorboards always seem like a ridiculous liability. I worry about having my controller there let alone my entire rig to receive spilled beer/ high heel, mic drop /stand tipover/shots that went up the nose first/cymbal drop etc etc.
I'm usually on a stage or in an environment where people (and beer/high heels and things tipping over) are unlikely. I NEVER leave guitars or gear unattended on a stage.
Sure, stuff happens. But with one exception a zillion years ago, any damage to my gear was my doing. That one exception = a bass player thought it would be funny to start dancing around behind the singer. I didn't understand what he was doing as he came bouncing over to my side of the stage flinging the neck of his bass up and down. He lost his balance and the neck of his bass up from knee height and caught the neck of my candy apple red Parker Fly. We sent him to the cornfield for upstaging the singer.
Back to my point. I establish my turf on the stage. That's my space, inviolate. And if there's any chance someone could invade that space, I never leave anything unattended there.
Back to the original question. I used to have two of everything. One for the studio, one for the road. These days, I like to have redundancy, but it doesn't have to be through pure duplication. I like that the Stage can do everything I need from the Profiler with Remote. And I like more than dislike the differences.
I have the same profiles and performances loaded on both the Stage and the Profiler. But I can enjoy creating hands-on aspects of the Profiler (without having to bend over) and the portability of the Stage (and the ease of stereo monitors). I don't use most of the other subtle differences, but it's nice to know they are there.
Buying a second Kemper... have toaster and remote would you buy a used stage or used rack?
I was looking into buying a stage... but for the same price saw a rack and remote?
I am on the fence of having $1500+ sitting on the floor....
I got the Stage. If I'm concerned about $1500 on the floor at a gig, I take my toaster and remote.
Are all the files and information included in that, mate? I've always assumed it's just the installation package, which would include the manual/s of course, but they're placed in the Lib / Documentation folder IIRC during installation.
When I download from the site I keep a record of the release date and OS requirements, which are specified in the blurb. I also store the ReadMe and manuals separately.
Also, I've never been able to update my Kemper via RM, much as I've tried, so in that case I use a USB stick anyway. It's my M.O. for all software to store things this way anyway and I'm not about to change it. Thank you for addressing me specifically 'though brother; much-appreciated.
The *.msi file - the installer is in the downloads folder.
The documentation is in
You misunderstood me, Alan.
Look at what I quoted from you and my response:
I was talking about the messy lists at the website's benefitting from the removal of the betas. Nice and clean now, and easy to find the latest release software (I italicised that word in my response earlier to help make it clear).
That said, I hear you and appreciate that for many the in-app updates are convenient. I'm just too-oldshool and OCD to go that way; I like to store everything zipped-up for future manual-update / installation / downgrade use.
On my Windows machines, when I install updates from within Rig Manager, the update file (e.g., Rig_Manager_2_3_14.msi) is downloaded to my Downloads folder. I move them to a separate folder in case I need them for future manual-update / installation / downgrade use.
I don't know what happens on the MacOS.
Until Kemper comes up with a silent shutdown/startup, consider getting cables with silent switches in them. That way, you can cut off the signal from the Kemper before you start or shut down the unit.
Check out the Kemper Profiler Manual Main 7.5.
Search for OUTPUT SOURCES.
It sounds like you are different output sources for Monitor Out and Main Out.
Do you have the Monitor Out source set to Mod Mono? See below.
And I have found some of the TJ profiles to be too wet for my taste for FOH. Just dial back the time-based effects.
I've taken more than a bunch of courses over the past six months. Most of them were about music or business or self-improvement. I'm glad I did them, and as valuable, inspirational, educational as they were, most of them were demanding work.
I nuked my Netflix subscription several months ago (just no time to watch). I do nothing social online except for hanging out here because I turned off Facebook and Instagram and whatever else shortly after the pandemic hit. I realized it was too easy to lose the day doom-scrolling. I tune in to the news at a couple of set times during the day instead of catching reflections of it intruding unbidden throughout the day.
For a break, I signed up for Master Class a few days ago.
Here's what I've watched so far.
and I'm getting into
None of these courses will teach you how to do what these people do, but you'll get some deep insights into how they do it. It's like being in a room with them chatting for several hours.
The Santana course was enjoyable and fun, and I'm happy I spent the time.
I wasn't familiar with Tom Morello or St. Vincent or Usher. None of them were on my personal play-list. However, it's been inspiring, and mind and soul expanding to hear and see them talk about what they do.
Here's a link to a reasonable review of Master Class.