Posts by Horspip

    Has anyone heard anything about whether the Remote / expression pedal will be able to support parameter changes apart from the new morphing feature? I mean, if I have the remote and an expression pedal and I want to change the delay mix parameter, why should I take the morphing feature then? A simple "every paramater can be assigned to an expression pedal" would be a huge step on its own. Afaik, this is only possible at the moment, if you control these parameters via midi CC.


    I stick with clean amp sounds. Leads and driven sounds are done via overdrive pedals. I literally get no benefit out of morphing, except maybe for a volume boost. So I'm pretty disappointed myself.

    Most companies, however, announce all the new things at once. They don't say "Thursday, we're announcing the first thing, and Friday, the second thing..." because people get annoyed and disappointed. So if they plan on announcing more stuff, they need to do it quick.

    There is some news filtering through on other threads from people at NAMM:
    Namm 2016 - Day 1 - New Kemper stuff! with pics
    ...about new delays and a new strobe tuner.

    I still have hope that we will be pleasantly surprised

    Yeah, me too. I was extremely happy to buy my Kemper on its own merits at the time, regardless of what future upgrades might be in the pipeline. Sure, it's maybe not perfect, but then imperfections are often the mother of invention.
    To me as a new user, the upgrades we get are pretty much like someone coming and giving me new gear... for FREE!
    That's so cool! :)

    Thanks for you reply, @viabcroce.
    That's a shame. It's a surprising omission, considering the fact that you can achieve the effect by manually turning the 'time' dial when editing delay parameters. Being philosophical, I suppose it's unrealistic to expect the Kemper to replace literally everything.
    I'll hope that one day this feature is included and in the meantime, I guess I'll use an external delay pedal and dedicated expression for the times that I need this effect.

    I have searched the forum and I'm no wiser!
    With my Line 6 M9, it was incredibly simple to assign an expression pedal to change the delay time parameter, and it was a feature I loved and used a fair bit.
    I know this can't currently be done with the Kemper, but that a few others have requested it as a future update. I really think this should be implemented as soon as possible.
    In the meantime, I have read somewhere that it may currently be possible by using NRPNs... but I have no idea how!
    Has anyone done this and, if so, could anybody explain step-by-step how to go about it? I'm using the Kemper Remote.

    @pauljoy, I've been using my Kemper & Remote for about a month now. I jumped straight into a series of gigs with it (probably foolishly), with just a few evenings at home to set up my sounds. Mine's a non-powered Kemper and I'm using a Yamaha DXR 10 for FRFR backline, instead of guitar cab.
    I was a little shocked, at first, that the sounds at gig volume were nothing like the ones I dialled in at low volume. A couple of gigs later, with some snatched moments at soundcheck and during gigs to compensate the eq in the Output settings, I have got some clean and overdriven sounds that I'm REALLY pleased with. I've never had such clarity and articulation, and this is at loud drummer volumes. And my fellow band-members are pleased, too, as the sound dispersion from the Yamaha speaker is so much better than the beamy 2x12 guitar cab which I previously used.
    My problem has been with the more aggressive distortion sounds, which I can't get to sound right with FRFR at gig volume. However, when I use a power amp and a guitar cab, I love the sounds I'm getting. In fact, I like them as much as I did with my beloved but un-liftable Mesa Roadster combo. Nevertheless, I intend to persevere with FRFR because I think it has so many advantages over using guitar cab, if I can get it sounding right. Or adjust my ears to get used to it.
    My point is that, to me, it's worth putting the time in to get it working right for you. I was very much a die-hard valve man and I thought long and hard before deciding to take the plunge with the Kemper. I believe that I made the right decision.

    I put a plastic tube over my looper button to keep from accidently stepping on it as I don't use it live, and don't need anymore embarrassing looper problems

    I need the tuner button, though, and I keep hitting that one. I suppose I could use an external tuner.

    The first link worked for me.

    If it's of interest to anyone, I found this:…switch-with-latching-led/
    Whilst looking specifically for a momentary footswitch with a latching LED. It's a shame it's only a single foot switch but I though I might ask whether they would be prepared to make a double. I know there are plenty of foot switches available without LEDs but I know I will forget to turn it off in the heat of the moment.

    Sounds disturbing... where do you play?

    This was in a very crowded pub. The singer is very volatile and doesn't like people standing too close to him. Unfortunately, it was so crowded that someone knocked over his mic' stand and, well, that was when I had a few valuable minutes to do some tweeking.
    I'm happy to report that the night ended well, with everyone as friends.