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    You know your way with scales...I'm unfortunately not. OK, so I can make another midi switch but what do I have to do or to change this setting to get a major third in D: which adjustment are we talking about?

    BTW, as you have noticed, this solo-part at the end is pretty fast... There must be absolutely no latency in sound going from switch #3 to switch #4...if it is already possible to achieve this during the fast part for only one note...!

    Hi ReinoutV. I always use a Roland MKII midi foortcontroller and I did allready what I read in your reply.

    Midi assign #1 is for my clean sound during verses. For soloparts I switch to midi assign #2 which has the Harmony in C-key.

    For the last Harmonic solo parts (after the key change to D) I switch tot midi assing #3 with the harmony in D. But as said before, #2 and #3 don't cover the solo with the key change.

    And yes, it's only about the last note in the key change solo part. That's the false harmony note.

    But I really wonder how that is recorded. Seriously not with an extra switch for just one right harmonic note for one moment..right?

    The problem is, you need to play the F sharp in the second voice. There is no option to do this in the key of C (other than going lydian, but that's not the case here). You need the F (natural) in the lines before that.

    I don't understand what you mean here: playing the F# in the lines before the second voice. Is this for the harmonic settings? For what key? No C but also no D. How do you get that high F sharp in the right harmonic tone?

    Ok, I can make a #4 midi assign for pressing that switch at the exact moment when that tone comes but only without harmony.

    Nothing works, unfortunately... I have the right (square) usb connector of my profiler connected to my computer which is also online. My RM has version (beta version).

    I click on a profile in RM to open in my Powered Head: nothing! I double click: nothing. I use Ctrl+Enter: nothing

    Any other suggestion?

    And something else: I used to see about 19.000 (all) rigs in RM but now just 16245. Has the rest of them being deleted.

    I have a complicated Harmonic settings problem and I can’t figure it out.

    I have a song with Harmonic solo parts throughout the song. I can play them them all but for one part. Let me explain:

    The song is in the key of C and therefore I have added a harmonic fx to my profile. I also have set this harmonic fx to the key of C and this is the picture of the settings. It sounds great and exactly as the original.
    But in the end of the song and also at the end of such a solo part, the key changes in this solo part to a D. After this key change again several solo parts follow but then in this key of D. I have managed to change the harmonic fx also to this key of D and also the other solo-parts within this key I can play identical to the original. This is a picture of this key settings to a D:

    The problem is in the tones of the last solo part just before the key change. I can play this harmonic solo all the way in the key of C but then the very last tone is out of tune because that tone is in the key of D.

    If I play this last solopart in the key of D then nothing sounds right, so it has to be played in the key of C, but then the last tone is out of tune.

    And if I play this whole solo in the key of C then also the last tone is out of tune.

    But if I continue playing the rest of the solo parts after this key to D change they sound perfect and again exactly like the original.

    This is an example of how it sounds in the key of C.

    And this is an example of the last solo parts after the change to the key of D.

    And this is the solo part how it should be played. But I have no clue for the harmonic settings for that last tone within that solo. Tapdancing here is out of the question...

    I sincerely hope that someone with knowledge of harmonic pitch settings can tell me how to do this and get it right.

    I''m not checking Rig Manager every day because I have a lot of profiles in my Powered Head. But today I was looking for a new profile and saw the new developed screen. TMHO it's not an improvement but everyone is entitled for his opinion. But something else has changed too and thats's really bad: It's not possible anymore to click on a profile in Rig Manager and see that profile immediately appear on the Powerhead's screen for a try. Is this option cancelled too or do I miss something here?

    I'm sorry but I'm not familiar with this. I use a midi footcontroller like this one for accessing my profiles and for controlling volume ranges with the pedal. So what do I need extra and does it mean a bunch of extra parameters and settings?

    How can you vary with a (on/off ?) switch like you do with a pedal for e.g. wah.

    Thanks Andy, I tried that one earlier but do you know how to vary in slow or fast? Is this a morphing thing with the rotary fx in the profiler?


    that is probably the single most confusing and annoying thing about the Kemper. I have no idea why they thought (and still seem to think) that it was a good idea to allow users to save as many rigs as they want all with the same name ?

    If you 're totally relying on Kemper it can be annoying but IHMO you are responsable for saving your rigs under a certain name. I find it useful to compare rigs after a slight change and add a number to it before saving.

    So I get Alive 1, Alive 2, Alive 3... and then I try all of them which sounds best. ... You can try this with volume changes too.

    Hi Alan, OK. That's clear to me but that doesn't explain going from red hot to green by just decreasing sense from 0 to -12 dB. So is that clean one RP 1000 profile maybe profiled d on a much too high level, is it my high output pickups or a combination of both? Hard to tell I guess.


    Check out page 28 of the manual, as there is a setting called Clean Sens/Distortion Sens that boosts the clean rigs.

    Distortion Sens won make any difference to volatility all. However, clean sens is designed to balance the global volume between clean and overdriven rigs so is the one you want to adjust.

    Hi guys,

    In the early years of having my Profiler head I tried a lot of profiles from Rig Manager, Rig Exchange. and was many times looking for a real good clean profile. Once I found a really clean and bright good one..... except for one thing: with my Les Paul the Output led got heavily in red every time. I couldn't understand why. There was no gain to been seen in the profile , so how could I change that? Buy another guitar maybe...?

    BTW, it was this profile ...(RP1000 AC15 cln) see attachment

    Only much much later (!) I could understand the importance of this Clean and Distorted sense...

    I still use this profile but now with clean sense all the way to -12 dB. My Les Paul pickups can't handle 0 dB...!

    But since these two functions are not designed to increase volume for matching with distorted sounds the other option would be: increasing Rig volume. But like I mentioned earlier, often I'm told not to dial beyond o.0 dB there. Anyone here to comment that?

    I've noticed than many profilers like to crank the level (in the stack section) very high - probably to give a false impression of "sounding better" - and it's creating kind of volume war between profilers similar to what we saw in the field of pro audio. It's a bad habit that needs to be stopped for the reason you mention for one (ie. many acoustic rigs have no way to match some distorted ones). I often end up lowering that stack level variable for all profiles of a seller by a fixed 3-4 Db and compensate with giving more in the mains out. However, a rookie mistake is to have louder clean sounds than distorted because when you set them up, you adjusted them to be the same: they usually have to be much lower in the first place because of the context they are usually used in. That balance is a complex thing that takes a while to get right: when you think you have it right, record your gig and check again.

    Unfortunately, sometimes I'm one fo them too.... because of the much too low volume of the (rig manager) profile: clean or distorted! If the clean/distorted sense can solve this problem, then I know what to do from now on...!

    I check the input volume for each slot in my performances while the Kemper is connected to a DAW (in my case Logic).

    Every slot reaches a max of -18db and I try to match the min volume as well (using rig volume).

    That way I’m sure that all my slots are equally as loud.

    It’s really not that complicated and the results are good :-).

    OK. Thanks. I will go for that too.

    You use Rig volume for that. I always kept in mind that Rig volume should not pass 0 Db. So I keep this always at 12 o'clock and don't dial beyond this point. Wrong thinking...?

    Nope, as I said the power amp is just for the red power amp out on the back of the Kemper.

    I guess, you bought the "wrong" product. For you the unpowered KPA would had been sufficient.

    My Powered Kemper is from 2014. Indeed I used the red speaker jack on the back a lot, but since rehearsals without a backline are much friendiler for your ears I use the mixer. much easier to control volume with in ear. (throughout the years I've lost some frequencies during loud rehearsals and on stage with 50/60 gigs a year...).

    So definitely not the wrong product for me.