Posts by pamplemousse

    Guys, here is a text from the man behind the product. The original post is in French from a guitar forum, I just made a copy paste into google translate, that’s too long for me to do a complete translation so sorry for approximations

    Many people wonder if we have made a disguised EQ and if not what are the differences. Besides, which one do you use? The empress? There are 4 major differences with an EQ (I speak of an analog EQ that would be placed at the beginning of the chain to have the same effect).

    - On an EQ, one rarely manages the boosted / attenuated bandwidth and this one does not generally correspond with a pickup resonance (or a resonant RLC circuit). The bandwidth is often too wide and amplifies a much larger frequency spectrum.

    - The management of a slope of a first-order (or even second-order) filter is clearly not optimized on an EQ and difficult to achieve. This would require a fairly large band number. And even with that, the linearity of the slope would rather become a cross track. It should be added a low pass filter whose cutoff frequency would be configurable, which is very simple to achieve. But are we still talking about an EQ as we know it? NB: I do not know the answer

    -On an EQ, there is no input microphone correction section, that is, we work blind (or at the ear) to add or remove frequencies to a frequency response which already exists. Add to that the previous 2 remarks and we end up with a frequency response made to the blind who can of course very well do the trick, it is a question of taste but does not correspond to a response freq pickup.

    -And the last, well demonstrated by Guitar2tiste, to correct the input microphones by looking for the frequencies that are missing and then re-apply a character (which re-amplifies again) and must clearly get up the ass to not have a breath . In summary, we have smoothed the frequency response of the input pickup (from a few Hz to a little less than 20kHz) to make it neutral and especially to have a clean basis and redo a model behind which corresponds perfectly with the frequency response a pickup (and do not mix characters in particular). All easy to use

    Hey all

    When in performance mode I’d like to have specific / weird sounds for a quick instant. So I’m with my rig (with a morph already set e.g. rythm/lead so that’s not the solution I am looking for). if I make a long press on another slot on the remote I can use that slot just for the time I am pressing on the switch. Upon release, it goes back to my former slot. I rarely use 5 rigs in a song and that would allow some short ‘in between’ sounds like for example a pitched crystal delay or a modverb trick (lovely with shapers).


    Hey all, a message to anyone going

    Go and see Loïc Le Pape, he’s a luthier doing steel guitars that are insanely amazing. I have a tele type from him that rocks hard. That’s rough gear. I’ve read on forums some people who find them better sounding than Trussards.

    Any of his guitars gasses me much!

    Have a try!

    Yeah I got my LG12 a year after I got my Kemper for money to get back

    You may have to wait long before I can post a video. In between job, house works and a little kid at home, I hardly pick up the guitar aside of gigs and I don’t carry it much these days.

    I may do that one day, through the phone that’s all I have for video making, I’m kinda IT reluctant

    One revelation I do have - I use Li-Ion rechargeables if using AA batteries. They are very expensive and hard to find but amazing. They are better than regular Ni-Cad because they have no memory effect and hold 1.5v until they die ( Ni-Cad usually around 1.2V and drop immediately, which causes issues with digital equipment)..

    hey man my smoothhound classic is on its way. It works with AAA batteries. That looks hard to find in lithium ion rechargeable type. Do you have a link to recommend ? Cheers

    Finally Yes you are certainly right and a sound guy can pan stereo signals in a +/- way. But I can’t remember of a venue where I have been thrilled by stereo panning.

    Moreover this is managed a FOH level, so what’s the use for a stereo power amp? Unless I am missing something this is IMHO only for the guitarist sole sonic pleasure. Given the sound issues I can get from a venue to another e.g. my distance to the drummer, the number and orientation of speakers, the mix level the sound guy puts into them or the room reverberation itself, I can’t imagine what it would be if I had to focus on stereo. But hey, I’m glad every time I notice I’m getting better

    Yeah, I see the interest of stereo for recording but not for a power amp.

    scratch17 good luck with your project. I would love to trust the hexa thing will have impact to listeners other than you.