Great! Thanks for sharing
What a great idea! Time to hit garage sales and thrift stores.
Very inspiring, thanks!
Thanks Alan. Now my blood pressure is up about how bad I want/need a meter to help with leveling!
Do you have an interface or mixer with levels or a DAW. You could look at the level going in there and use it as a starting point, then fine tune with your ears.
yes I have played through both, can recommend them both. I went with the Bose as it is also battery powered, Bluetooth and can take a mic input.
personal opinion perhaps but I find the Distortion/Overdrive effects in the Helix to be worse than Kemper. IMO I would use external pedal or find a different Rig in the Kemper
Bose S1 pro
Mixing in a piezo is something that would never work.
If you have a piezo "on tap" you don't need our acoustic simulator.
yes, I think I am fighting the piezo sound too much, especially the high end sparkle. I am going to take a different approach and try to get the sound from my other electric guitars with AC sim to sound more like my piezo instrument does on its own. Will A/B then as a starting point.
I strongly advice not to use the Lowcut/Highcut for this purpose.
Have you tried the controls of the Acoustic Simulator?
Didn't you succeed to tame the shrillness by bringing down "Bronze" and "Sparkle" ?
I did lower the sparkle, it’s at -1.8 and Bronze is at 4. It might be because I am mixing in a piezo that I was still getting way too much high end.
Been playing around with the AcSim and finally have a really good acoustic sound. I am using a guitar that has a piezo that I can blend in with the regular pickup and that helps a lot.
Some things I did were... ACSim in slot C, EQ in slot D. Raised my clean sense for more volume (I don’t lock it and save it per rig). I found that I had to use the high and low cuts in the EQ to filter out any boominess and to get rid of the shrill from the sparkle effect. I set it for around 5400khz.
I also ended up turning on the amp section but not the amp EQ or Cab. Then I mixed in some direct sound and played with the definition
wow, look at all the other goodies included, the high & low cut in the output section is going to be awesome
added: new effect Acoustic Simulator in category Equalizer
added: new effects Phase Widener and Delay Widener in category Equalizer
added: new effect Auto Swell in category Compressor
added: Low Cut and High Cut filters in Output Section affecting all outputs
added: Pitch, Voice Interval, and Key in pitch and pitch delay effects can now be morphed
added: S/PDIF slave capability for classical PROFILER models manufactured since about 2019. New devices show option Auto/Internal in Output Section like Stage models do.
improved: S/PDIF latency decreased (at 44.1 kHz)
fixed: wrong Rig gets replaced when new Rig gets stored after PROFILING
fixed: UI to MIDI; slave PROFILER loading incorrect Slot with Performance Load set to Pending or Keep Rig
fixed: Looper Mode not displaying Overdub correctly, if Play/Record/Overdup button gets hold after First Recording.
fixed: expression pedals having dead area in heel and toe positions after each restart of PROFILER Stage
added: five delay presets, twelve wah presets, one vowel filter preset, and one vibrato preset
changed: legacy wah presets changed to Pedal Mode=On
Looks like I spoke out of turn in reaction to the Kemper Facebook post. I cannot download it either. ?. Hopefully they will sort it out soon.
The OS7.5 Beta with acoustic sim is now available. ??
When will the rig manager actually work for performance rigs? It really would be a convenience worth having.
I never dreamed it wouldn't be fixed by now. I am on Mac OS.
I’m on MAC and Rig Manager works perfectly fine for performances. So it’s not all of us having issues. As suggested, you should contact support, I would also suggest you try a new USB cable as that has been known to cause unexpected errors/issues.
? thanks a lot
Great news and another reason to love Kemper.
Yes, passive would be the way to go, as the Kemper is the source and not the instrument. I would however advise you to buy a good quality D.I. as there is a difference in the quality of transformers that are used.
thank you very much.
Just for understanding, If I connect active DI after the kemper anyway, That would be a problem?
If you choose a high quality active D.I. you should be ok. You could however overload it and create unwanted distortion/noise. That is why for an active source you typically choose a passive D.I.
The other part is how much you want to colour your sound, active will add more of its sound than a good passive unit.
A simple passive D.I. is just a transformer. Active D.I adds a preamp along with it.
Active D.I. sometimes add other features that you might want as well and could also be used as backup if you needed to plug guitar in direct or want to use it on other instruments.
I would spend a bit more and get a good one at that point.
The rule of thumb is how are you connecting to the board. With an active source or passive.The Kemper is active (powered) you would want to use a passive D.I. If you were plug a guitar directly into the board without the Kemper, you would then want an active D.I. as your source is passive.
So the answer to your question is passive D.I.
Sorry for the confusion, but I can't seem to find any presets in my Kemper.
I have updated the firmware in early 2020 but I only have the algorithms, not the presets.
I don't use Rig Manager, is there a way to download them and import via USB stick?
Use the “Type” knob on the left side, not the “Browse” knob.
The Browse side will only have saved presets, sometimes from vendor Rigs
You can download or use the Rig Manager to try some Kemper presets .
There is a Rig pack you can download on the Kemper site that had effect examples, you can use a USB stick