Posts by Nimbas

    Just noticed price drops on all heads, racks, and pedals (and combos). The prices have dropped at all retailers it appears. I just took delivery on a brand new Powerhead and Foot Controller yesterday so I hope my purchase is not at the wrong time. Weird though, I'd have thought if anything new was coming it would have been at NAMM.

    Did you do this as I suggested earlier?


    In all seriousness though - I'm not sure if you got this brand new or not - but how about we start with a factory reset (or at least a global reset) and applying the latest firmware to get a baseline? If you change anything from that point in the system tell us exactly what it was - then proceed.


    I read you did the reset but - what firmware version are you on?

    <Cough Cough> Early post...factory reset and latest firmware for troubleshooting baseline...<Cough Cough>

    This is good info! In case I don't want to do a Factory Reset on mine, what are the default settings for:
    "Master Volume Knob" on upper right?
    And,
    After pressing the "Master" soft button on "upper, upper right," what are "output volumes" for: Main? Monitor? Direct? And Headphone?
    Thanks!

    You don't have to do a factory reset, just reset the global settings or reset globals if you will. Takes like 2 seconds. Most of the defaults are -12 when master volume is at 5 if I remember right.

    malto - It depends on how you are listening. If your are going direct from your Kemper to the HS7's, then just set the HS7's to noon on the back and on the kemper leave the various volumes linked after doing a global reset. Turning the main volume knob will adjust all together. It will be -12 when the master is at 5 I think. Just adjust the master up and down per rig to taste and don't worry about the numbers.


    If you are going through a mixer that's where you may want to unlink the master outputs. You'll have to look at your mixer manual and see what is nominal for that channel, but setting it to -12 or -15 is a good starting place. From there you just leave it once you have it matched up with your mixer.


    Does that make sense?


    The channel volume if you will, should always remain at half (the one with lights on the toaster). The purpose of that one is to balance rig volumes for performances. Leaving it at half always gives you the most room to adjust up and down for the performance.


    There's another volume in the rig for the amplifier on the last page. I find sometimes that one is choked out and the rigs sound better when it's brought up to 0 at least, which I think is supposed to be unity.


    In the end as long as you aren't peaking or blowing speakers - just do what feels good.

    Yeah I went from JBL LSR 305's to my HS7's. Never going back.

    I have this same setup - you should be getting plenty of volume without the shrill tones.


    First, lets draw a baseline. Your HS7's volume is at noon right +4db? That should be perfect for those. Next I'd apply the latest firmware to the Kemper and reset it - then take a look at your Output menu. After the reset all your outputs should be -12db and linked to the main master volume.


    Lastly the profile - which makes a huge difference profile to profile I've found. I'm not sure which you are using but look on the amp buttons setting page all the way to the right and check the amp's volume. Kempers profiles are mostly all set at 0 but I find other's for some reason are choked out often times - if it's below zero at least turn it up to 0. That should really open up the volume.


    Lastly I usually leave the volume knob on the front panel at noon so that later when you do a performance you can use that to balance your rigs.


    Hope all that helps.


    Also, these same monitors (HS7) are loud as **** with my Helix so, I have different things to compare them with. Frankly they are the best monitors I've ever had (I realize there are better but for this price range I think they are the best).


    Did you do this as I suggested earlier?


    In all seriousness though - I'm not sure if you got this brand new or not - but how about we start with a factory reset (or at least a global reset) and applying the latest firmware to get a baseline? If you change anything from that point in the system tell us exactly what it was - then proceed.


    I read you did the reset but - what firmware version are you on?

    Did you power cycle the unit? (Sorry, IT guy jokes).


    In all seriousness though - I'm not sure if you got this brand new or not - but how about we start with a factory reset (or at least a global reset) and applying the latest firmware to get a baseline? If you change anything from that point in the system tell us exactly what it was - then proceed.


    After that - do your profile process again and record and compare, and answer any forum questions about how you did it exactly.


    How about at that point also upload your profile so others can look at, record, and compare. If your profiler is collecting profiles correctly but something is wrong in how you hear it, someone else trying it would shine a little light on that.


    If something is wrong in your profiling process internally in the unit, there's really no way we can test that short of you comparing two units somehow on your own.


    At the end of the day if you don't like it send it back - life is too short to be dissatisfied.

    Update the Firehawk 1500 as soon as you get it. Make sure your volumes are in check, the white volume is guitar - I'd run that at 100%. The red is the amp or power or whatever, I'd run that about half so you are pushing good power, then if too loud turn down on the Kemper side. Just my opinion.


    The Firehawk 1500 build in amps and effects are terrible to me. Old technology from the POD. I loved how it looked. Too heavy. In the end it didn't do it for me but we'll see how you feel. I like the sound of my monitors better.


    Personally if I had a Kemper with poweramp I'd just get an awesome cab and go that route.

    You'll need to dial up a blank patch on the Firehawk 1500. There are different ways you can hook it up by my favorite are these top two:


    1. The easiest is just to come out of the XLR outputs on the Kemper (same as you'd connect to monitors) and go into the monitor in left and right on the back of the Firehawk 1500. This will sound good and uses the outside speakers but doesn't drive the horn (center speaker).


    2. Just like number one but also add a dry guitar signal to the guitar input on the Firehawk 1500. I don't have a Kemper at the moment so I can't remember how it's done but I'm sure others can tell you. This way you'll be kinda doing a Wet Dry Wet setup.


    3. From there you can mix the wet signal differently on taste if you choose, like you could make your effects 100% wet and then dry middle or whatever - your choice.


    4. You can also use the effects loop to further complicate things - I'm not going to go into all that but Chad Boston has a video on YouTube on doing that with the Helix you can check out.

    If I order a remote do they just pre-auth my card and actually charge once shipped?


    Also I see a lot of people having issues with their remote in past threads - should I wait a while or use an alternative until these issues are ironed out?

    So assuming there is nothing in front of the amp:

    • What volume do you run monitors at?
    • What is your master volume typically set to?
    • Channel volume?
    • Are you adjusting master volume to taste or channel volume and trying to leave master alone?

    My problem is usually that out of the box everything sounds quiet or muffled - like you have to increase volume everywhere to get the sounds to "open up".

    I sent a pic to my Sweetwater salesman and he immediately arranged a replacement. I was really just asking what do you think about this and he didn't hesitate or suggest I look over it so mine is on the way back.


    I guess it's a blessing in disguise because I was kind of wishing I'd gotten the power head instead - and Sweetwater is going to send me that one back.


    Hopefully this one doesn't have any weirdness. You know my AxeFx II had problems when I got it too - you'd think these companies that make these high end processors and gear would take more care with quality control.

    My Kemper just arrived and I was looking it over - sitting on my desk looking at the lcd there seems to be a dark cable that is pretty noticeable which I'm guessing plugs into the bottom of the display - do you guys see this? It's kind of between the exact center of the word Presence and almost stretches over to the word Treble in normal view.


    Trying to figure out if this is normal or not.


    Yes - I am picky with my stuff LOL.


    What I'd really like is a 3 space slim rack fit to the Kemper that would when sitting on a desk lift it up slightly like a ramp so you can see it. Then if you wanted to take it somewhere just put the covers on the front and back and go. Also a handle on top.


    Or, if you want to get even cooler than that make the height of the lift adjustable so you could use a slight lift at home on the desk and a high lift at performance on the floor so you can see it.