Spotting Kemper was easy in this test, since it usually lacks a bit of the sub 100 Hz frequencies and therefore sounds a bit smaller.
Yes, the difference in the file sizes also implies that the .kipr is truncated quite a bit.
I tried using the latest version of the Cab Maker.
I think the issue still exists.
By ear I compared the original IR and the converted .kipr IR, and found out that once I shortened the original impulse inside an IR loader to about 6 ms, the bass response was about the same.
What about using IR loader as insert in DAW with Direct profile? Is there any difference in quality?
Thanks for this info!
That works of course as it should.
One theory is that Kemper uses quite short impulses and that's why they lack the lowest bass. The bump around 100 Hz might be an EQ correction made in Kemper. This is only a theory, though.
Very nice. Sound, playing, phrasing etc.
@ckemper I guess I have asked this before, so I'm sorry for repeating myself, but it would be nice if the the modulation had both speed and depth controls.
It would also be nice if there was a possibility to choose the modulation be single phase or bi-phase, like in Boss DD-500. Bi-phase modulation (meaning L and R in opposite phase), sounds like a chorus when played through a mono cab, like a regular guitar cab.
Flutter is nice, but it is too wobbly for this purpose. Flutter is of course made like this on purpose.
Nothing beats the ease of a plug-in, when recording with DAW. Still, I doubt that Kemper will release a VST/AU version, at least not soon.
This is incorrect. The multiply is a linear transfer function but it’s not on its own, the functions to either side are non linear and the two arguments are amp & cab, not cab & fx.
To make it clearer imagine that this is the Kemper signal chain from amp signal onwards :
Amp -> Cab -> FX
Now the idea proposed is that the cab would come after the FX so :
Amp -> FX -> Cab
This is quite different. FX can be anything, they needn’t be multiplying the signal. So let’s substitute some basic functions for each. Let Amp be unit 1, Cab be a multiply by 2 and FX be an addition of 3 :
The result is of course 5
Now if we swap the order of functions to the cab is at the end we get a very different result :
This gives you 8
These are all linear transfer functions but that just means that within the function itself the arguments a and b can be swapped and you get the same result, but when you change the order of operations, the order of functions you’re changing the function inputs completely and there’s no guarantee of linearity.
Thank you for the correction. The order of the cab and effects is irrelevant only if both of them are linear.
This is pure speculation, but I think that the cabinet is before the effects so that the cab section doesn't have to be "stereo" or two channels.
To me this is fine, since I think of those effects as something one would add in studio after the the amp in DAW or in other post-processing.
If the cab model is a linear transfer function, it doesn't matter whether it is before of after the effects. See, A times B is the same as B times A.
I bought the Bundle Pack 2 some time ago and they were too bassy and too gainy for me. It seems that they have copy pasted the same cabs on most of the amps and it doesn't quite work all the time.
Author flcmcya has some nice DI profiles in Rig Exchange.
It would nice to see your pedalboard. Do you use other external effects apart from the Strymon Big Sky?
2. Some kind of more "transparent" OD, meaning a flatter frequency response, like Boss Bluesdriver.
I would also like the drives to have a bass control, even though the originals don't have. One could keep the bass at zero for authenticity, or add or reduce bass for some new flavours. E.g. I like sometimes to have a little more bass in Tubescreamer.
Is the DI box on top of the amp or at close proximity otherwise? If so, try moving it further away from the amp.
Interesting. Some of the profiles were very close.
In the riff starting at 4:14 you can hear the profile lacking the deep bass, compared to the amp, which seems to be the regular shortcoming of the KPA.
How about dropping the word "studio" from the name since you sell merged profiles? Just to avoid confusion.
The reason why many Kemper profiles are fizzy compared to guitar sounds on records is that most Kemper profiles are made by hobbyists and most albums are made by professionals.
Ok, I'll try but can't promise anything.
Meantime, 2 studio profiles, of EVH 5153 EL34 & EVH 4x12 cab loaded with EVH signature speakers. Heil pr20/Beyerdynamic m160 (ribbon) mics combo through Neve 1037 preamp.
I don't like posting free stuff recently, just becouse some people won't even bother to say thank you...but anyway, for those who would like to try out, download below and let me know what you think!
Thank you for the free profiles. I'll have to take a listen soon.