Posts by FlyingSnowman

    If you like Ritchie Blackmore's sound from the era of Deep Purple Mark I, II, III, and of Rainbow's first two album, check out these profiles! They were made from a very rare Marshall Major amp.


    More info here: More Black Pack - Flying Snowman Productions


    Sound samples here: Soundcloud

    and here: YouTube


    This pack includes over 100 profiles (!) that try to simulate Ritchie Blackmore's sound during his years with Deep Purple (Mark II and III) and Rainbow. These are profiles of a very rare Marshall Major 200W Model 1967 amp from 1971-1972 in excellent condition. There were only 1200 copies made of this amp, and only a few are still in good condition, worldwide. The best is to play these rigs on a Strat, although many profiles also sound great on a Les Paul! This amp was also used by Mick Ronson and Stevie Ray Vaughan. These profiles sound the best on a FR speaker because the Scumback H55 speaker is an integral part of the unique sound.


    The material that was used for making this pack, is the following:


    - a very rare Marshall Major 200W Model 1967 amp from 1971-1972

    - Good vintage tubes (preamp and power tubes)

    - The Pigeon (Hornby-Skewes clone) treble booster to simulate sounds during the period of Deep Purple Mark II

    - The BSM Studio 75 Treble Booster, which also incorporates a modus to emulate the AIWA and Top Boost sounds during the period of Deep Purple Mark III and the first two Rainbow albums

    - The Rivera Rockcrusher to reduce the volume at speaker level

    - A Scumback H55 30 Watt speaker

    - Shure SM57 and SM81-LC microphones


    You will not find this kind of profiles anywhere else because there are so little Majors left in good condition! I checked it out and couldn't find any, that's why I decided to profile it myself. Furthermore, it was really not an easy task to get the right ingredients to get Ritchie's sound... Every composant in the sound chain has to be the right one. It took me years of experimenting with amps (Vox, Marshall Vintage Modern, and the Major), treble boosters and speakers to obtain this.


    These profiles were made with firmware 5.1. Your KPA must be using 5.1 or later to use these profiles.


    "Note: All product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Flying Snowman Productions. Product names are used solely for the purpose of identifying the specific products that were studied during Flying Snowman Production's sound profiling process. Use of these names does not imply any co-operation or endorsement. You are purchasing a license to use these profiles for your own personal and/or professional use but profiles are not for resale or for any other unlicensed distribution, free or compensated. The Flying Snowman Production profiles simply seek to re-create the sound of the stomp boxes and amplifiers listed and any use of brand names is strictly for comparison purposes."


    Kemper Packs Testimonies:

    Suseguitar from Kemper forum:
    I had a chance to play one of the profiles (037508) yesterday in our rehearsal room, played my Strat with Quarterpounds ;) - the solosound is just awesome, assertive, supporting and inspiring. Great work!

    Ibot39 from Kemper forum:
    After testing the profiles my conclusion is: The pack does exactly what the author is advertising. You get the Blackmore sound from the mentioned era. Humbuckers are possible, other 70s rock-sounds with a little tweaking. But the real soul of this pack is authentic Blackmore-tone! For this it was created with an ear for details and this is were the rigs shine! Thanks for the nice pictures that complement this special pack. I have to highlight the pdf that comes with the profiles offering very detailed information. Great!

    Laker from Kemper forum:
    These profiles are the real deal IMHO.

    Riddlescott from Kemper Forum:
    I like it the better the longer i play it. What i also appreciate is the tasty effects settings. Highly recommended for the real Marshall Bluesy Staccato Strat Sound.

    raiellojr from Kemper forum:
    I like the pack a lot...a little tweaking and I can get real close to your sound samples.

    Laker from Kemper forum:
    Blackmore Marshall Major profiles [Flying Snowman Prods] - Only the one amp a Marshall Major but it sounds like the real deal. These profiles are outstanding. Everything they make sounds great. What I really like about them is their sound samples sound just like what you download. IMHO a lot of other profilers do not sound the same.

    Acolbourn from Kemper forum:
    Thanks for the tips, just wanted to follow up for any else on the hunt for Frusciante tone. For profiles I tried flying snowman's more black pack listed above and they sound great!


    Try plugging a patch cable into the Marshall Send. It doesn't need to go anywhere but would trick the amp into thinking the loop is actually being used. It may be that the send needs to have a plug in it to break the signal path and allow the return to operate.

    I put a dummy in the Pre-Amp send. I made sure that the switch was active. I also turned the FX on, and off. The result is still the same: you can hear the Kemper, but not loud enough... Any other suggestions?

    Plug the monitor out to JVM loop return and remember to turn off cab sim for monitor out.

    No no, first of all, I'm using the FX loop send/return, secondly, that's not how it is described in the manual. There's another set of sockets for that: one that sends out the pre-amp of the Marshall, and one that accepts a line in to the Power Amp. Note that this works. The only problem is that the sound is too quiet. I will try the suggestions of Alain today.

    Hi Alan, thanks for your suggestions!


    - It is the Master Mono signal going out to the Monitor out = OK

    - the cable is OK, I tried it already = OK

    - I will try a dummy cable in the send... = ?

    - There is a bypass switch on the back of the JVM for the return; it is set to active = OK

    - I will try again with the FX loop ON = ?

    - The mix is set to 100% = OK

    I have a Marshall JVM410H which has an output for the pre-amp, and an input for the power amp. I tried to connect the Kemper's Monitor Out jack to the JVM410H's power amp input. I can hear the signal, but it's very quiet. I turned up the volume of the Monitor Out, but it was still very low. Any ideas why that might be?
    Thanks!

    I read somewhere on the forum that you can only get this dynamic sound with a guitar speaker, not with a FR monitor, which is normally what I'm using (the Yamaha DXR12). I remembered I had taken profiles of the DSL20HR and I compared it to the real thing, on the same Marshall speaker cab, and I have to say it's really really close. So from now on, I will be using a real guitar speaker on the rehearsals and live. Will check out the new kemper speaker at the end of the year too. I still love that JVM410HR sound, hope to profile it or to find a good profile that matches it. I used the clean channel, orange mode, volume 4, Bass 9, Middle 10, Treble 6, Gain 6, which gives a classic rock rhythm sound.

    Hi, If found this on page 104 in the Main manual:


    Monitor Volume Pedal (MIDI Control Change #73)

    “Monitor Volume” is a special additional pedal option to control the volume of the MONITOR OUTPUT as well the internal power amplifier of PowerHead and PowerRack. It allows you to generate controlled feedback through your monitor cabinet.


    Can somebody tell me if this will only attenuate the volume of the Monitor out (and speaker connected to the internal power amp), or will it also control the volume going through the Main Out's (to the P.A. sytem) ?


    Cheers

    Damn, I tried the JVM410H yesterday (was actually a coincidence because I forgot my Kemper at the rehearsal and somebody lend me the Marshall) and I'm amazed by how great it sounds. I've been playing so long on a Kemper that I forgot how a real amp sounds. There is still a big difference, especially in the dynamics and pumping of the air. I'm thinking of going back to a tube amp (I have the DSL20RH and plan to try it next rehearsal). I'm really curious if Kemper can make its promises true with the new speaker that they will release at the end of the year. I really really hope that the sound will then be as powerful and dynamic as a real tube amp...

    If you like Ritchie Blackmore's sound from the era of Deep Purple Mark I, II, III, and of Rainbow's first two album, check out these profiles! They were made from a very rare Marshall Major amp.


    More info here: More Black Pack - Flying Snowman Productions


    Sound samples here: Soundcloud


    This pack includes over 100 profiles (!) that try to simulate Ritchie Blackmore's sound during his years with Deep Purple (Mark II and III) and Rainbow. These are profiles of a very rare Marshall Major 200W Model 1967 amp from 1971-1972 in excellent condition. There were only 1200 copies made of this amp, and only a few are still in good condition, worldwide. The best is to play these rigs on a Strat, although many profiles also sound great on a Les Paul! This amp was also used by Mick Ronson and Stevie Ray Vaughan. These profiles sound the best on a FR speaker because the Scumback H55 speaker is an integral part of the unique sound.


    The material that was used for making this pack, is the following:


    - a very rare Marshall Major 200W Model 1967 amp from 1971-1972

    - Good vintage tubes (preamp and power tubes)

    - The Pigeon (Hornby-Skewes clone) treble booster to simulate sounds during the period of Deep Purple Mark II

    - The BSM Studio 75 Treble Booster, which also incorporates a modus to emulate the AIWA and Top Boost sounds during the period of Deep Purple Mark III and the first two Rainbow albums

    - The Rivera Rockcrusher to reduce the volume at speaker level

    - A Scumback H55 30 Watt speaker

    - Shure SM57 and SM81-LC microphones


    You will not find this kind of profiles anywhere else because there are so little Majors left in good condition! I checked it out and couldn't find any, that's why I decided to profile it myself. Furthermore, it was really not an easy task to get the right ingredients to get Ritchie's sound... Every composant in the sound chain has to be the right one. It took me years of experimenting with amps (Vox, Marshall Vintage Modern, and the Major), treble boosters and speakers to obtain this.


    These profiles were made with firmware 5.1. Your KPA must be using 5.1 or later to use these profiles.


    "Note: All product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Flying Snowman Productions. Product names are used solely for the purpose of identifying the specific products that were studied during Flying Snowman Production's sound profiling process. Use of these names does not imply any co-operation or endorsement. You are purchasing a license to use these profiles for your own personal and/or professional use but profiles are not for resale or for any other unlicensed distribution, free or compensated. The Flying Snowman Production profiles simply seek to re-create the sound of the stomp boxes and amplifiers listed and any use of brand names is strictly for comparison purposes."