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    Each time after starting up RM I keep on getting these pop ups in RM as a reminder for updating to version 2.1.61 (I have version But when updating RM dissapears and I can start all over again. Something wrong here?

    Great! I had no clue this is also possible ... I have been increasing and decreasing volume always with the pedal on my Roland FC-200. So I could skip that thing and buy an extra expression pedal ) I have allready one (the Boss FV-500H expression/volume pedal) and used for the wah function (but my Cry baby does a better job). Will see if I can find a second hand one expression ped.


    Hi Paults, No, almost always to the max. I know that a lot of people work with their guitar volume knob. I use always the volume pedal om my midi controller. And that works as a volume pedal and indeed not as a kind of gain increase pedal.

    I also know that working with your guitar volume knob would be the right way of getting better sounds but in my case it's just reduces or increases volume and then I'm in trouble to cut through the mix when soloing.

    That is why I have set my volume pedal global to a constant 2.2. heel position for rhythm and max for toe position (solo). Frankly I really miss that unique option on my guitar (a 1995 Gibson Jimmy Page Les Paul) to get a fine mellow sound decreasing the volume knob and get that uncomparable natural slowly and seamless transition to more gain overdrive when increasing this volume knob, like a real '59 Les Paul. Who would need then a kpa for this?

    I would gladly forget this volume pedal but I wouldn't know how to deal with my volume knob for rhythm and gain without loss of volume . And then there is the problem to get back to the decreasing point: That exact previous rhythm position during playing. My kpa does that for me now. I must keep my attention to playing and not looking at my volume knob.

    But I'm always in for learning.

    Holy cow. I haven't heard that name since the 70s. :) \m/

    Nice that someone knows what I'm talking about. To complete this: Our band was called WISHCLONE ASH, to give the audience (and you) an idea of how we sounded.

    BTW, in looking for specific sounds some tweaking experts helped me a lot to nail the exact tone! I couldn't that have found this on my own.

    Some time ago I asked for the harmony issue in the solo of If you can't give me love (from Suzy Qattro) Finally I came up with this as an exact copy…eal-harmony-on-one-string

    ( Now tell me: playing this straight without that sound would definitely raise eyebrows, wouldn't you agree?)

    I think I had 4 main sounds, all the rest were little tweaks of them and additional effects.

    This would be enough for me too. For clean sounds it's not that hard to find good profiles. However they sometimes lack of volume and then it's looking for parameters or raising amp volume to get the desired one without your VU meters on the mixing desk getting crazy. Here is a main issue: hundreds of knobs with hundreds of parameters with thousands of different results is to find that needle in a haystack. The real irony is that in the past I bought (and sold) a number of (pre) amps with too many knobs and features and finally bought a kpa...(with a great advantage: the weight...!)

    Finding really good distorted, overdriven profiles is harder. The often don't sound smooth and have that scratchy side effect. And if you try to increase the gain of the clean profile it's no different. Sometimes I then decrease the treble of my Les Paul all the way to zero for a better smoother result . This leaves the scratchy sound. But I guess the kpa could deal with this too...(where's that needle again...?)

    If you look at videos and listen what most people tell you about their kpa and how they deal with then I really wonder if I can compete with all these (surely) magnifcent sounds they produce. My lack of know how is one of the reasons of course. Live comparison is not possible so I pick a rig from RM and tweak some trying to get what I want but I'm never get quite satisfied. Maybe people recognize this. That's why I also never buy commercial profiles because to me they would sound like crap too. And of course your fingers are important, your guitar is too. I have both but it's always that sweet spot sound that I'm seeking and never really find, only some clean chorused ones. I guess every time I dial too much and then get nowhere. So do I sound as I should sound? Why does the video still sounds much better?

    Still its a great machine but sometimes I'm longing for that (simple?) Marshall (BTW which I never had) to have that just one killer sound and that would suit for every song. Of course I would need a roadie too for transport reasons...

    For me, playing in a coverband is trying to nail the guitar sounds from origine, to get the feeling you can play that too but also to let people recognize the song as original. And to me all those many dozens of different songs need their specific kind kind of profiles. I can't play Sweet Child o' Mine with a clean chorused sound...

    Before Kemper I played in a tribute Wishbone Ash and that was awesome (with a Line 6 Vetta head and 4x12). Kemper is a totally other way of approach. To search that specific kind of profile every time is a real struggle (if it only exists). I remember switching from my BOSS GT 100 modeler to the Kemper profiler some years ago people said that you now could reproduce the sounds of your heros. If you only knew what they used when they played the song at that time, then you were able to do that too. Boy, have I kept fooling myself... and others too.

    So Frank, I still thank you for your help to find that sitar sound which I needed and which still sounds great. I couldn't have done this myself.

    But still persevere and going on strong...:)

    Thanks! Yes, I always look at my profiler in the left bottom of RM. I usually try a profile in RM by clicking on it. the headphones appear and at the same time it's in my kpa. If I like it I save it.

    There's still so much to learn that I don't know where to begin to explore all those tons of amazing things. I just tried the awesome modverb trick. No way that I could achieve this on my own.

    Browser is always set to name. Because I made extra room for some new profiles (by deleting some) I expected it would be no problem to add three. And if you then see that the profiler tells me that the profiles all allready there (which isn't so!) then I'm confused.

    So I tried several times again and only now they are imported. Strange behaviour.

    I wanted to listen to some new profiles so I took my USB with and older shared folder and empty that. Next I unzipped the rigs folder on my computer with the new rigs folder and put it on my desktop. I copied this folder to the USB on my computer and put it into the Shared folder. Next I put the USB in my profiler and pressed Import. A very short message came up: "No import necessary, the rigs are allready in the Browse pool." I checked this! Also in RM. No way. Nothing to find.

    So I formatted the whole USB on the profiler and went to the whole process again. Same result. No new profiles to be found!

    And we're talkin about only 3 profiles! Where are they?

    Thanks to you all. I know now how to deal with it. I tried this and I get a very clear signal IEM, no radio quality but I guess that's because of Sennheiser ...

    Yes, I understand now that you both are so right. All I need to do is go from my Kemper main outs to two inputs on the mixing desk (this is allready stereo and can I balance with the l+r on both channels) And I just would need one AUX OUT on the mixing desk and on that mixing desk I would balance all other aux for instruments and voices (l+r as well as volume) to my IEM, being my monitor mix. Right?

    So Kemper stays out for any adjustments or other routings.

    Yes, I use this setup exclusively for practice from a headphone output to stereo 1/4" right and left adapters. Plug the adapters into Return Input and Alt Input on back of Kemper. Then in Kemper settings, mix in the "Aux In" level for whatever output you're using. This is in Page 6 of Output Menu ("Aux In > Main", "Aux In > Monitor" , etc)

    If you mean the headphones output on the mixing desk then the instrument and voice mixing on every AUX channel for your in ear is not possible, right? Therefore I was aiming at an AUX-OUT on the mixing desk which makes this possible. Two of all inputs on that mixing desk are coming from my Kemper's main outs. So I like to have my guitar coming stereo in my in ear and combine this with every personal setting of all instruments and voices through every AUX on every mixing channel in use. This should result in a personal perfectly balanced monitor sound for my in ears. But how does Kemper fit in this construction and how to achieve that? I hope it's obvious what I write here...

    In my band they are planning to play with IEM too, but wireless. So I must take that step too.

    For this I have a Sennheiser EW 300 IEM G3.

    I've read somewehere that it's possible to receive a stereo signal through my IEM, coming from the mixing desk using the monitor mix (or Aux out) on the mixing desk if you connect things right on a powered kemper. It's about using the return and Alternative IN as stereo aux IN on the kemper's rear.

    I have read both the main and the reference manual but with these it's a hell of a job to work this out on the kemper. Can anyone explain how this is done?

    I did a backup of all my rigs, not via an USB but through RM. They are directly saved on an external drive. It looks like this

    It's not a folder but a ZIP-file . After unzipping you get a number of folders which contain files with a .db extension. So you can't see the rigs.

    Is it only possible to restore the whole backup totally or is there a way to restore just parts or certain rigs to the kpa? The aim is to build sets for different rigs on the computer. This way you could fill the kpa for just a specific songlist for just the gig to come.

    Or am I thinking the wrong way and is only performance mode the answer? (BTW, my computer can store more than the kpa)