False alarm: turns out the cheapo phono cable I've been using as a poor man's SPDIF cable wasn't good enough anymore. I tried with the short SPDIF cable I have and it works so I guess I'll go out and buy a better/longer cable now
I have a problem with my brand new Scarlett 18i20 sound card. I'm well familiar with Focusrite from my previous Scarlett 18i6 but now I'm having some problems getting SPDIF to work:
I open Focusrite Control and find the Device Settings to make sure my sample rate is set to 44.1kHz and the Clock Source to external, like I used to on my 18i6. This works for a second or two at a time before the unit loses its "Locked" status with the Kemper and I get sound dropouts. The lock then comes back for a moment, I hear sound from the Kemper, before it drops out again. Rinse and repeat.
As I said, this exact same setup, same cables, used to work fine with my 18i6. Has anyone experienced anything similar with the 18i20 or another sound card?
are you still profiling the BE 100. I wonder if you could do a profile of the settings that Bill Keliher uses as shown on the attached picture (click on it to see it full size). A DI profile would be especially cool.
Anyways thanks four your work and have a good one.
Check out this post @KoMa: Have amps, will profile the BE100: Lets make some profiles...
I think @timowens already have you covered
I've been drooling over everyone's rooms, nooks and corners, I love what you've set up for yourselves! And of course @and44 in a class of his own. Beautiful rooms..!
Here's mine. It's simple but I'm really happy with it. And if anyone is on the fence about acoustic treatment: I recently put up some pads and it was like getting new monitors. I could hear them like I never have before. Just out of the picture there's a 2x4 pad in the ceiling and bass traps in the top corners as well.
Carolyn Anne Two could be the Carol-Ann OD2
Aquila Ton Ham= Aguilar Tone Hammer
Couldn't agree more, @Michael_dk, this thread is a goldmine and @timowens is a saint! I keep hoping someone else with a cool amp will come forward and do something similar, this thread was so much fun to follow and resulted in some fantastic profiles.
So, how about it, other amp owners?
I could do a marathon session of my Pignose but I don't expect the demand to be very high..
Edit: btw, the profiles are all linked in the first post of the thread, for anyone seeing this for the first time.
Nice! Thanks for sharing!
Awww that sucks. The first scratch always hurts!
Thanks all. I haven't really done a deep dive on a JCM 800 so that's one to try out. Matchless too I know only by name and provenance.
Which guitars, which kind of music?
Also a good question, @Michael_dk. Which guitars? A Strat and a Les Paul mostly. Any and all kinds of music, according to the mood of the day or who I play with. I generally gravitate towards more vintage sounds but im interested in hearing what amps or profiles people are using that they find work for most things they do.
Is there a favorite make/model of hardware amplifier that would work for you in most situations?
Good question, @paults! I'm looking to expand my horizons a bit at the moment, maybe find a new favourite, who knows
Using a Supro from The Amp Factory for a while now but it can be a bit too gritty in some circumstances I find.
What amp, profile or set of profiles would you call "easiest"? I mean that in the sense of having a sound that most people can get along with, a sound that can cover a lot of ground and that "just work" in most circumstances.
Are there bread and butter profiles you keep coming back to?
Milkman Amps (Incredible Fender style amps from San Francisco)
Sunn Model T (or really any of the Sunn stuff the only thing on the exchange is the solid state Beta Lead)
Electric Amps MV120 (these things are absolute heavy doom machines and tough to get your hands on)
Laney Klipp or Supergroup (The sound of all the good Black Sabbath Records both pretty rare)
Standel Studio XV (weird 60's amp)
Elpico AC52 (really shitty small amp used by The Kinks ran into an AC30 on "You Really Got Me")
Vintage Orange (OR120 or OD120)
Sound City (Anything)
3. Will the delay effect in the kemper enter self oscillation and let me make a bunch of bad noise with it?
Cool! Count me in as another Supro fan, currently using a Michael Britt Supro profile from his Modern 2 pack (I think). So I'd definitely be interested if you felt like sharing any profiles you make of Supros!
I haven't heard that many examples of kind of chaos / noise / lofi / torn speaker stuff from Kemper users, so do share samples and tips when you get up and running! I can't imagine the Kemper will disappoint you with delays, it'll be more down to finding a good controller that works for you so you can play with the settings live, I would think.
I second what @Michael_dk said. Start by posting two recordings, one of your real amp and one of a profile captured with the same setup. Good/bad tone is so subjective that I think this will help the forum and you reach a resolution quicker.
Thanks for the idea, Paul - I had figured I'd lose the fast/slow setting then but I guess I can set that up with a morph so I'll try that out!
One of my performance patches that I use a lot is a very slight crunch. Maybe some people would even say it's just a clean with some dirt in it.
I would like to incorporate a Leslie effect in this sound that I can turn on and off, and have a second effect button that controls the speed slow/fast. All that is easy enough with the remote.
What I'm wondering though, is if someone has tips for good rotary settings, the sound seems to get very colored when I switch on the rotary effect and I would like a more transparent and light chorusing when it's on slow. I don't mind it getting more effected when it's on fast. Listen to the wonderful Josh Smith just twenty seconds into this video:
You can hear that when he switches the rotary to slow his guitar has a lot of clarity and snap to it. This is what I'm not able to replicate, it all seems a bit too muddy when I turn the rotary effect on.
Thank you all three! One of those will surely do the trick. I'll report back
Does anyone have a source for good quality right angled TRS cables of a suitable length for placing two expression pedals next to the Kemper remote?