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Hi! I use countryman 85 and it's awesome!
Right I've looked up this Di box to make sure there is nothing out of the ordinary with it.
If you are doing a Direct Amp profile, as in Pre and Power amp profiled together to completely mimic your head using your Kemper powerhead or Kemper unpowered through a solid state power amp and cab I believe you should be setting up your chain like this:
1. Guitar --> Kemper Front Input
2. Kemper DIRECT SEND OUTPUT --> Framus Cobra Input
3. Framus Speaker Output --> Countryman DI Box Input (INSTRUMENT Input and Speaker Setting selected on switch)
5. Countryman DI Box AMP output --> 4X12 cabinet
6. Countryman DI XLR Output --> Kemper XLR Return
I believe this is what your are telling us but just to clarify.
Use the return level on the Kemper once in profile mode to set the level of the signal into the Kemper trying to keep it going no louder than the odd hit into the yellow on the output LED if turning down the return input on the Kemper doesn't help use a pad setting on your DI (if you have the 85S version, it appears the standard 85 doesn't have the -15 and -30 pad options) till you find a decent level that isn't overloading the Kemper.
As for the noise if this is still an issue after setting up like I explained, first try engaging the Ground Lift on your DI box, if it is still a little noisy and won't profile try engaging another ground lift on the back of the Kemper (I'm sure the manual says as a last resort use the ground lift on the direct send last, use the others on the Kemper first).
I'm pretty certain using a ground lift or two with sort your issue.
Failing that the only other situation I've saw this happen is on extreme high gain amps with the gain approaching 10, but we are talking the amount of gain that I believe should never ever be used or needed.
Exactly what I was looking for! Awesome! the only thing I'm curious is what cables to use from amp output into countryman and from countryman into can? Speaker ones, right?
Hi! I read the whole thread and didn't see anyone mentioning Countryman 85 DI box for making direct profil. It has pickup and speaker switch. Anyone tried this one?
Just remembered I did a video a while ago comparing the Kemper vs REAL amp. The tone is barely here for comparing purpose. So here it is.
The parameter could simply be added to the various amp, cab, stomp and mod editing menus. No need for slot wastage, IMHO.
This is what I was suggesting earlier.
CN7, I'm not sure it was resistance; CK simply needed to be convinced, and once he saw the "wisdom" of including the HPF/LPFs, he promised them right away. There hasn't been an OS update since then, so I'd expect that they'll be in the next one.
I really need a software program to edit bank orders, as well as other parameters when my kempers are in transit between shows. Is a software editor likely to appear soon?
Thank you for making these clips. You got me!
I usually use my ear to adjust the sound of an EQ.
I took your clip and matched the sound of the HPF in a minute with the Low Shelf set to about 70 Hz.
No significant difference.
Yours was set too high (very obvious). I have mentioned that it will not be at the same value as a HPF.
But I am learning that mixing and adjusting by ear seems to be an oldschool approach, seen by your results and the multiple "+1".
Therefor I will implement a LPF and HPF into the Studio EQ.
I'm sure that even if or when there will be a new kemper sometime several years from now with some new features it will still be back compatible and can play the exact same sounds from the profiles we users have created today. They designed their Access Virus series with longevity in mind. The first generation of the virus sythesizer is from 1997. Even the old models still get firmware updates and can be serviced. I don't know another product in this category that is so future proof. That is a big difference compared to Line6, Axe fx, Boss gear etc that drop the support for older products when a new model is released. Fractal releases new Axe fx products every 2-3 years dropping support for older gear. I also really like that the Kemper sound doesn't change after firmware updates like the Axe fx 2 that I have to spend time re-tweaking, not having a consistent tone each fw.
Here is info from a thread about the kempers long planned lifespan.
"Why the Kemper is really future proof for at least the next 15 years"
Quote from C.Kemper.
"We have no plans or ideas to improve the core sound engine of the profiler in terms of getting closer to something.
If we ever applied changes to that in the future, we will still make existing profiles and rigs sound the same.
My plan is to let your profiles and rigs sound the same in 15 years, as
you have created it today. No matter what hardware, software or firmware
you run it on. Of course there will be improvements and paradigm
shifts. But no technical innovation can algorithmically improve the
sounds that you have created by 20% or whatsoever. If there is an
innovation, you will have to add it to your sound by hand and in
Exactly what C.Kemper said!