Already posted my new guitar but as I've removed the scratch plate and she is so pretty its worth another post
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!
I love the form factor of the Kabinet.
Very elegant, ruggedly built, fairly small.
The imprints to me are closing the gap to using guitar speakers, they all are very good (and inevitably I Prefer some more ran others).
My favorite feature is the directivity parameter which actually enables me to place the cab in the room without physically moving the cab.
More directivity = more beam, less directivity = less beam.
This will be very useful when placing the Kabinet on a stage and then dialing in the 'sweet spot' regarding where you personally stand on the stage.
You can even morph that parameter (e.g. during soundcheck).
I also love that any aux signal that you feed into the Profiler will be played full-range while the guitar still uses imprints. Awesome.
In full range mode the Kabinet sounds great with an Acoustic (which means it is great quality FR) but for electric guitar I doubt I'll ever use FR again as the imprints are so good and as I'm done with FRFR anyway (as I've stated previously).
The only thing I scratch my head about is the sweetening parameter (accessible when you use FR mode = monitor cab on). It’s very subtle to me. What do others say?
Dude you got one? great to hear you are happy with it, so will this replace guitar speakers for you or still testing?
Ordered mine last week and due in next day or so BUT corona will delay it. Totally understand the reasons so not grumbling but can't wait.!
I’ve just ordered my Kab and I’m worried I’m expecting too much. The price I think is very, very reasonable but I’ve no idea what it sounds like as there is very little info/review. I’m new to the Kemper but I’ve put in many hours per week over the last couple of months - it’s unreal! I’ve only used the Kemper with a left over orange 1x12 as I was awaiting this release.
I have experimented with using direct/merged and studio profiles(using the cab sim) and I’d love to be able to match the studio profile using good headphones on the Kab. I’m hoping to get that sound blended with a guitar cab feeling when playing. I have some great studio only profiles and didn’t really feel the cabsim off setting through the cab. I found in this instance direct/merged profiles much better - obviously I have limited experience and testing.
I’m using a Camplifier 290 so there is the option to play stereo. I’m only an enthusiast and Jammer so I don’t have to think about FOH.
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
kind keen on theses speakers and seeing if anyone else is going to go down the route of replacing existing with the Kones
would 4 direct replacements work? or is it best to mix with the V30s
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...
As mentioned any PA passive speaker would work but the Kemper Kabinet will do that and more for a very reasonable price.
As I've just ordered one myself, I have 2 FRFR speakers for sale
you’re going to love it mate!
Cool. Just got 3 other cabs to sell now
Might need some help with it, as not sure I get the cab off, imprint on, bit but I'll have a play first when I get it, as I suspect its straight forward.
Like the way they introduce new features, but nerf them in iOS, so older models can't use them...?
Edit: just in case you can't follow the thought to the end, I'll spell it out : thus forcing you to buy the new hardware
Please, direct me to where I spewed nonsense.
Edit2: Just to clarify, free updates of the Profiler are only of value to existing customers. New potential customers that are attracted by those feature updates and end up buying the Profiler would buy it whether the updates only existed in new hardware (a theoretical KPA2) or not. The fact that existing customers also get to benefit from the new features, regardless of when they purchased the Profiler and what features it had at that current time is extra value for their money. Kemper only benefit from the new hardware purchases. They could just as easily introduce a new Profiler and force any existing owners to shell out more money for the privilige of using the new features, but they don't. THAT is valuing your customers. Get it?
Sam don't waste your time trying to answer this.
Some people are never happy no matter what argument you make and no amount of logic will stack up. If I decided what to buy on the basis of someone saying thank you, I'd have very little at home.
No doubt you'll get accused of being a fan boy next....:)
The Acoustic Simulator in its first incarnation was done quite a while ago. I have not put a huge emphasis on it, which was a mistake, but maybe not.
When we showed it on the NAMM show, there was an overwhelming interest and feedback for it, also on the social networks, which we did not expect.
At the same time, some of my team (especially Tom from the videos) expressed the potential for further improvements and refinements, which then seemed definitely worth the efforts. So I kicked the ball back to my team.
Give us the time to finish this work
You will like it.
I think because originally it was going to be bundled into the editor release ( if I remember rightly) that the Editor became the focus.
That had a wider appeal with studio and Stage users which makes sense - I also remember at the time some people saying they weren't bothered about the acoustic sim...so its understandable it took a backseat.
So glad youa re on this as for me it will be a real feature.
Odered, due 28th March...cant wait
Ive just ordered, delivery due March 28th....!!!
So I would love to thank you all for your very kind advice this week it's been really useful to me as it's quite difficult sometimes to get proper advice from a store.
I have decided on my setup.
Kemper unpowered head
A pair of Yamaha HS8 active speakers and stands for stereo.
I think the Yamaha speakers come with cables, please can I ask what other cables are required, as the last thing I want is to get the toys delivered and not be able to use them
Plus anything else you think I may need.
Reminds me of when I was a kid and someone would buy me a present and forgot the batteries
Excellent! Let us know how you get on!!
Yes, Yes and yes....agree with all the last few comments...thought I was on my own
Couple of comments from me:
Personally for bedroom playing, better to tune the sound to a consistent output, e.g. studio monitors or whatever. I don;t think a cab will give you much else at lower volumes in my opinion.
This is going to sound nuts but...also consider this is a top piece of kit, massive rungs above the Katana...if you are not using it for recording much or gigging then perhaps a HX stomp might be good enough. Not trying to talk you out of it as I think the Kemper has the best sounds but...I would definitely consider whether you need the remote? To me its a gig tool primarily or if you are doing a lot of switching in a recording session... Perhaps consider the stage...
I'm saying this so you can save the pennies and get another guitar
...and welcome to the gang!