I'm fairly illiterate when it comes to computers, and the update worked fine for me. However, figuring out how to upgrade to 3.0.2 after first buying my KPA was a bit of a struggle until I figured out how to do it.
Yes, you can.
Apparently he did a whole series of videos for the G System and his ambition is to do the same for KPA. I hadn't heard of him before seeing this posted on FB, but people in the thread there seem to be excited that he would take this on. He'd previously stated he would be doing tutorials for the FX8, but decided against it when he tried the Kemper. I haven't seen the vid yet, but I'll br glad if he comes up with something I hadn't tried or thought of
I'm very familiar with his G-System Videos series, he does a really good job of explaining how to get the most out of the unit and how to nail popular artists' sounds/effects. Hopefully he'll do the same thing for the KPA.
Euhhhhhh.... If you turn to the tuner mode, you re just next to the kemper... So, you can see the screen...
Not if the tuner is activated by a foot controller and you're not just next to the Kemper.
Yes, you can route the dry guitar signal through the Direct Out.
The reason is that the Boss delays can only deal with guitar levels while the Pod can obviously take line level signals. We will have a solution for this in a future version of the firmware.
Yep, the DD-3 doesn't like line level signals at all. Mine distorts in the loops of all of my traditional amps. It makes a great doorstop, though.
Just a couple things to check off of the top of my head:
If you're not running anything in the G-System loops, make sure they're all set to "off". Double check to make sure that the insert loop isn't locked in the 'on' position. This will kill the signal if a loop is engaged with nothing in it. Do you have the correct input selected for the G-System (front/rear)?
TRS (stereo) plug into the jack on the KPA, mono plugs into the "in" and "out" jacks on the VP. With my G-System, it matters which plug is connected to the "in" and which is connected to the "out". If one way doesn't work, simply reverse the two mono plugs at the VP and you should be good to go.
@Frodebro & mwinter77
Hi my friends,
Me personally..I belong to the small group of players who doubt the "huge role" of the pickups in an electric guitar.Other things are much more important to the sound (always in my opinion).Like the quality of wood ofcourse,weight,neck/body-connection,bridge(and if this is "fixed" or "floating"),nut..but this is another issue we can discuss in another thread.
When I responded to @Armin I had more his points in mind.Most of all because he is right about point 1) and most of all 4) too..
Who are the guys who prefer mostly highgain-profiles;Right,the ones who also play some "axes" with high output-PU´s(from what I know some what like EMGs 81/85 etc) and sure some kind of Floyd Rose style bridge,thin necks and so on.And also very surely they will choose some kind of 5150/Triple Rectifier(talking about fizz) etc profile..so we talk about a lots of potential to produce some kind of mess if you don´t know about the issue.In these cases a floating bridge really does not add clearity and the "right high frequencies"..
All this will not really help to hear the "true character" of a profile.As @Armin said;Less gain.Play (if possible) the profile together with your bands music etc,etc
I have a few guitars that I've owned since the late eighties/early nineties, all have had multiple pickup swaps through the years. In my case, changing to drastically different pickups has had a pretty big impact on how those guitars sound. I haven't experimented with swapping Floyds for stop bars or planing off maple caps and grafting on mahogany to determine how much impact those things have, but I do know that changing pickups can have quite a big impact on the sound. And I'm not a high gain player for the most part, either. Lots of classic rock and cleaner stuff.
I think I got it to work but I am having some noise problems. I am trying to loop a Boss Blues Driver Waza Craft pedal into the Kemper.
Do you think the X slot is the best place for this pedal? I have the cables setup as such from the Kemper send output to the input of the Boss pedal. The Boss output is connected to the Kemper return input. The noise cannot be controlled with the noise gate. Do you have any ideas I could try?
Thanks very much for your help.
Overdrive and distortion pedals work best in front of the amp (and at instrument level signals). The X slot is line level and after the amp/cab, so that's not the best place for the loop for your application. Try it in one of the A-D loops.
No.You nailed it very well.Just one comment to your 1):
Floyd Rose style bridges(more so the ones "floating") need more instant tweaking.
My 70s Strat and my custom made Les Paul sound instantly (without much tweaking) great with any great profile(more so with Plexis,Jcm800s,Fender-Twins,Vox etc from the rig exchange) but my very good Custom ESP from the late 80s sounds some what harsh and a little bit fizzy with most high gain profiles(though this guitar sounds fantastic with my Steavens Poundcake and more so my Rectifier).For me it helps when I use less presence and more treble with most great higain profiles.
I would think that the pickups in the ESP have a bigger influence on how it sounds than the bridge does. My Floyd-equipped guitar sounds just as good as my other guitars. The tone is slightly different (it has different pickups in it), but it's definitely not harsh or fizzy.
Here's the current list of CC#s. I don't see anything for the loop mix (oh, I dug through the manual and found that it can indeed be run as a parallel loop):
CC #1 Wah (pedal)
CC #4 Pitch (pedal)
CC #7 Volume (pedal)
CC #16 Stomp Invert (inverts on/off state of Stomps A-D, X, and MOD)
CC #17 Stomp A
CC #18 Stomp B
CC #19 Stomp C
CC #20 Stomp D
CC #22 Stomp X
CC #24 Stomp Mod
CC #26 Delay (without spillover)
CC #27 Delay (with spillover)
CC #28 Reverb (without spillover)
CC #29 Reverb (with spillover)
CC #30 Tap
CC #31 Tuner select
CC #33 Rotary Speaker speed (slow/fast)
CC #48 Increase Performance Index (switch to next rig) **
CC #49 Decrease Performance Index (switch to next rig) **
CC #50 Slot 1 of Current Performance **
CC #51 Slot 2 of Current Performance **
CC #52 Slot 3 of Current Performance **
CC #53 Slot 4 of Current Performance **
CC #54 Slot 5 of Current Performance **
CC #68 Delay Mix (for expression pedal)
CC #69 Delay Feedback (for expression pedal)
CC #70 Reverb Mix (for expression pedal)
CC #71 Reverb Time (for expression pedal)
CC #72 Gain
CC #119 7-bit NRPN messages (A full documentation for NRPN can be found here. There you’ll find the Kemper Profiler MIDI Documentation (System Exclusive (SysEx) documentation).
** Performance Mode Only
I could be wrong here, but I'm pretty sure it's a serial loop.
Awesome - thanks Frodebro !
Would the Alternative Input be disabled by the guitar input on the front ?
The alternative input is automatically overridden as a guitar input when you use the front panel input, but it still functions as a second loop return.
Use both the "return input" and "alternate input" for a stereo loop (mono send/stereo return).
Can you imagine lugging around a quad box with speakers stout enough to handle that much power?
Well, if you're willing to put in the time you could alway copy and paste everything into the local library, then move them back over to the profiler library (one at a time) in the desired order...