Posts by V8guitar

    My Kabinet arrived earlier this week...


    First comments:

    • Blimey it is small and light - shame its so small as can't easily balance my rack on it
    • Sounds different....not sure if its better but then I never trust my ears and I think I need to get used to it
    • Struggling a bit to get my head around merged vs studio vs cab off etc as in impact on the kone software, but thank goodness its just the press of a couple of buttons so easy to use....in other words I'm going worry less about what its doing and more about setting the sound up on a single setting i.e. Kone on
    • Very happy I bought a powered rack :)

    Not sure its a step change for me BUT I love the way it all works together and I know that I can make maximum use of the sound shaping through the imprints. Wish I was gigging to give it a good run with the band, might get another for looks!


    ckemper Just wanna say thanks :)

    So how many is too many? Had this debate when I bought my Gretsch. She asked are you going to sell one? I said but which one, its like choosing which child you prefer. I also have a reasonable quantity but not quality so my excuse is they are not worth much anyway to sell off so...


    BTW I have 22...

    While the Seymour Duncan 170 Powerstage is a lower power rating then the amp module in the Kemper, they are both high quality modules designed and built by IcePower.


    With that said, the SD170 is crazy loud, and should be more than enough to power a guitar speaker or FRFR monitor to physically dangerous sound levels...including in a band context with a mutant drummer.


    As I said, someone who knows this unit can comment...


    In terms of crazy loud, not sure I'd agree based on that vid ( only scanned it so don't hold me to that) but as I said I have no experience of it. I'm not a volume freak though so again I trust your opinion/knowledge more than mine :).


    Just wanted to flag to the OP that 100 watts of valve amp ( which most of us are used to) is not the same sound/comparison as 100 watts of SS amp....

    Yes, I understand. Thanks for the explanation, there is certainly no perfect solution like you said. Although


    I hope that an active version will be available soon...

    Hmmm, I think the opposite. There are loads of options out there at various power levels.


    I bought the powered version for convienece to drive all sorts of Cabs and thats the perfect solution for me ( not in the slightest bit boethered about stereo). In any case, the Kabinet will be available powered soon I'm sure as they already have some proven tech in this space.

    Looks very similar to mine OhG sorry for delay in posting settings, been so busy...on their way..

    Thanks! Your issue sounds a LOT like what I'm dealing with. My Kemper sounds fantastic in EVERY other setting. Including when I record straight to our digital mixing board. So I know the issue isn't with the Kemper's sounds. It's somewhere after that. If you're willing to send your settings for the Scarlett, I'd certainly give that a shot. I will say, the Focusrite interface is anything but plug and play; it's a constant headache. So I'm guessing you're right, and my problem is in there somewhere. I'm not using Windows, I'm using a Mac, but again, I think the issue is the Scarlett 6i6.

    I will take a picture of my settings and post here later.


    The Scarlett is an ace piece of gear but I just wanted a simple set up and it doesn't seem easy to do that..

    Any SS amp is fine. Generally one with good headroom and transparent sound.


    Many people like the Matrix amps but they can be expensive.


    Someone else can comment on the Seymour power stage as I have no experience although it looks relatively low power for an SS amp...the amp in Kempers are 600 watt ( as a comparison).

    After years of using my Kemper strictly for live performances, I'm FINALLY starting to sit down and record with it. Are there are any must-do, or obvious tips that I should be aware of? I ask because the way my tones sound going into my Mac aren't all that impressive. I'm using the same rigs I use live, but when I play live I use 5-driver in-ears and everything sounds amazing. I know they won't sound identical - but my point is, I'm not using a cab or floor monitor live - I'm hearing them through in-ears. For recording, I'm monitoring using a pair of Yamaha HS-8 speakers as well as AudioTechnica ATH-M50x headphones. And it's not just the tone that sounds off. It feels like there is almost a little lag in the playing, and sort of a thin metallic sound behind everything. It's nowhere close to any of the recordings I hear online (I'm using MBritt profiles).

    The latency and metallic sound could be settings in the Scarlett control mix.


    In simple terms, I've had so many problems with my scarlett and Windows not playing nicely together which results in latency and a small echo ( you can hear the note played without effect. I aslo could not play 2 sound sources at the same time ( wanted to play along with youtube vids). I spent a long time with Ableton ( my DAW) and focusrite support teams basically saying it was windows as a result of competing


    Yesterday I tried to install a webcam and use a different mike input and it screwed it again...ARGH.


    In the end I played with the mix control ( avoided the zero latency setting), selecting the DAW input and output settings at random until it worked. You can change the latency settings in the mix control BTW.


    I can send you my settings if that helps but I'm sure I've set mine up wrong in some way - I ended up trying multiple, random combinations before I got it to sound right.


    My point here is that I assumed that windows, focusrite and the DAW were pretty much plug and play but I found loads of problems. Your issue is less likely to be your Kemper, so get those bits sorted first ( if you haven;t already). Then look at the profiles - I find different profiles work better for different applications so your live ones may not be of use to you.


    Not sure if this helps or not as I'm a total amateur in the studio...

    With all the noise from the Editor release that was a high priority I can see why this was on the back burner but I'm so happy that many others are as excited as I am.


    If it sounds 1/10th as good as the clips, I'll be very happy!

    Dude you got one? great to hear you are happy with it, so will this replace guitar speakers for you or still testing?

    Couple of things to put your mind at rest:

    1) lots of people also ordered on here, including me, we can't all be daft

    2) Its not expensive so you've not committed much

    3) Kemper, for me, have always delivered so I'm taking it on trust

    4) Its another dimension to the KPA, so its likely to add more capability, you won;t lose anything.

    5) for you application it sounds ideal for amp in the room sound

    6) Wheresthedug says its good, that's good enough for me :)

    My view/understanding:


    4 direct replacements would work

    Mixing them in the same signal chain would not ( for the reasons stated above).

    Mixing them and separating them for alternate signal chains would work but why would you...