Yes, Philip Sayce is an under-appreciated player.
Yes, Philip Sayce is an under-appreciated player.
I thought I'd give this one a try.
Morgan AC20 by rcpacheco profile with a bit of tweaking
Thanks guys. I think that I'm trying to square a circle. There is no way to make it future-proof/flexible and simple at the same time.
I think I will probably give in to the GAS and get the unpowered one on the basis that the powered one is probably a year away.
I already use some speakers and headphones for the kemper. But it never really feels like an amp completely. That's my motivation for getting the kabinet.
However, if gigging really isn’t on the horizon I would personally ignore the Kone/Kabinet and use a good set of studio monitors for home use with backing tracks
I've just thought that another advantage of unpowered is that it is one less thing to plug in. One speaker cable and go!
And I agree that based on track record the powered cabinet is likely to be at least one year away.
I am really looking forward to the kabinet as a good addition to my kemper setup, but I'm wondering about the best way to do it.
For context, I'm a home player and although it's possible I might play out (I was in a small band a few years ago) I don't think that it's very likely.
I currently own an unpowered toaster.
My thinking is that the gear I have that is the most convenient and easiest to use is the one that gets used the most. Budget is not my top consideration, but more getting something that will be used.
I do like to use backing tracks and/or a drum machine with a looper sometimes. I also have a pedalboard that I don't use that much since having the kemper.
I think that my options are as follows:
1. Wait for powered kabinet
Advantages: All in one solution, no complicated setup when I use it, can play backing tracks, looper can go in line between kemper and the kabinet (easier setup), can be permanently wired into my desktop mixer to be used any time.
Disadvantages: cannot be used to play backing tracks/drums without the kemper or a mixer.
2. Buy an unpowered kabinet and a camplifier (or similar built in solution)
Advantages: get it sooner, camplifier allows me to use the toaster with other cabinets (e.g. if I played out, or through my combo amp at home), all in one solution
Disadvantages: drum machine or looper need to go in the fx loop of the kemper, can't go in line from kemper to speaker. (more cables etc.) although could use kemper looper
3. Buy an unpowered kabinet and external poweramp (e.g. ehx 44 magnum)
Advantages: get it sooner, probably cheapest option
Disadvantages: takes time to set up/tear down every time
I would like to be able to use backing tracks from my phone, but no bluetooth means that I would always need to mess about with cables to the kemper.
Looking at this I'm not sure that I have the correct logic, correct facts or have thought it of all of the issues. I think option 3 is a definite 'no' due to the hassle of setup.
What do you think?
Sorry guys, I don't think I made my original question clear enough.
Say for example I have a Line 6 pod and I plug that into an external power amp (for example a magnum 44 pedal) and then plug that amp into the kone, will sound come out of the speaker?
Specifically I am not asking if the quality of the sound will be good or not. And I am not asking if the speaker emulation will work (obviously not).
I was wondering if I would be able to use a kone with any of my other gear.
The website says
"Due to the digital features, the KEMPER Kone and KEMPER Kabinet work exclusively with a PROFILER."
But this doesn't make sense to me, it's a FRFR speaker. Of course you don't get all of the other features if you plug in another amp, but do you really think that this will only work with a kemper and nothing else?
Well, I'm a pretty average player, but I love the piece and was inspired to give it a try. My main problem is that I can't go anywhere near as fast as Mateus can.
This is based on the famous Morgan AC20 profile on the rig exchange with a few tweaks to delay, reverb and compression.
Okay I had a go at it. Not convinced I've got it, but I've given it a shot.
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Thanks for the ideas people.
I plugged into the headphone out on the front of the toaster. Gate effect was gone.
Tried the headphone out of my audio interface (presonus firestudio mobile) and the gate effect was also gone.
Changed the output of the interface to the speakers and the gate returned.
Either the speakers have a gate built in or there is some software setting that I'm missing.
That's a bit annoying, but at least the kemper is working as expected.
I am working on editing a sound (mateus asato clean tone) and I can't seem to turn off my noise gate.
I understand that there are 2 noise gates on the kemper - 1 in the input section and a stomp. I do not have the stomp in my chain and the one in the input is set to zero.
I have a delay and if I make a staccato note on the guitar the delay repeats are cut off after a second or 2. It sounds very strange.
To test it, I have just set the feedback of the delay to 100% - it still cuts off after a second if I play a staccato note. It also cuts off if I play a sustained note, but that is much slower to cut off - I mean that it does not decay naturally, there is a sudden cutoff.
Have I missed a gate somewhere else? Because that's exactly what it sounds like.
update: it's so heavily gated that I can't even hear my left hand sliding up and down the strings when I'm not playing!
I'm running the latest beta OS by the way.
I've been working on learning this for a while (don't feel like I'll ever make it to be honest).
Looking for something to emulate his clean tone on that track. There was an old thread, but the forum advice is to start a new thread.
- hint of chorus
My basic fiddling is that I get either too much or too little delay depending on which part of the song (I am guessing that he edited in post?)
He also has a little bit of gain on it.
Anyone got something to share?
It is a tricky device to make a video for. There's almost no way to record the output, so the only way is to give a subjective spoken review.
I had a little play of it last night. Will try to do a video in the next day or 2.