Posts by woem1

    Well, I would have to disagree, because the things I discovered that I dislike about the Kemper, I discovered in that amount of time, and they are "dealbreakers" for me in that regard

    I didn't need to look further

    To answer your all's questions, here you go

    I know it can come down to personal preference, here are my issues. I am not trying to sell anyone, or bash the Kemper, but here is what I dislike

    Also, I spent about eight hours over the course of three days on this thing. Considering I am not new to modelers and am computer/app proficient, three days was enough for me.

    1 Kemper is pretty user friendly, but when picking effects, such as OD, delay, or whatever I didn't like it. I didn't think about the fact that the Fractal is known for effects and not other piece of gear will compare in that regard

    For example, on the Fractal, I can pick like 30 OD pedals, and they sound great

    So, in the Fractal, when picking an OD, the OD pedals are named the same as the actual pedal, so you know what you are getting

    Again, I know Fractal is known for effects...Kemper isn't. The whole effects thing was something I didn't think about.

    2. The sounds. To my ears, the amps in the Fractal just sound better. To me, it felt like there was this kind of overtone on most, if not all the patches/profiles in the Kemper. Kind of like if you have a restaurant and use a spice blend in all your dishes. Maybe it isn't obvious, but you get a hint of it in everything you eat. At first I thought the amps were more "real sounding." But then after the second day, having gone through a number of profiles, many of them repeatedly, I noticed this "overtone" which I mentioned.

    3. The editor. I typically use a modeler at home for recording and considering I hate going through menus on a unit. I mean I hate it.

    I REALLY need an editor. I know the editor is coming, this year, but compared to the AX8, I would say the Fractal is just as user friendly to some degree when editing on the actual unit.

    Plus, the layout in regards to picking things. For example, in the Fractal, in the editor, you pick your amp, say a JCM 800, and you want to change the amp or the click on it, then you can select from hundreds of amps or cabs

    So, in addition to the editor, the layout is what I prefer much much more over the Kemper. I am baffled it took Kemper this long to create an editor

    4. Labeling of profiles. In the Fractal, the amps are listed for what they are, with some exceptions. So, if you want a Tweed deluxe, it's called a Tweed Deluxe.

    While most of the amps are labeled for what they are in the Kemper, many are abbreviations, or whatever and it is a pain

    In other words, in the Fractal, it is labeled more clearly

    5. Tones. I know many like the Kemper because they say the tones are great right out of the box, but I would strongly argue the same about the Fractal

    6. While the Fractal cannot make profiles (I don't care for or need that) I do like that I don't have to worry about the quality of the profile.

    I know everything was done professionally.

    So, in closing, I will agree that the Kemper is pretty amazing. The technology is killer nowadays.

    I guess you could argue it is like people arguing over Chevy or Ford :)

    Thank you all. After spending many hours on this, I believe I am going back to Fractal. The Kemper is a great piece of gear, but I actually find it irritating in certain ways when it comes to certain things

    Ah, ok thanks

    Actually, this is where I would say the Fractal is miles ahead of Kemper. The software is incredibly simple and intuitive

    I am still trying to figure out how to change cabinets on these presets


    Just got the Kemper.. It sounds great, as does the Fractal . They are both fantastic. One question though that I am stuck on that I cannot find an answer to

    In the Fractal, you can use the software on your computer to edit patches, change cabs, add effects.....anything

    It appears in the Kemper you cannot do that, am I correct? I know you can pull up the Rig Manager and select your rig, but if I want to add an effect, or change a cabinet can I only do that in the unit itself? I hope not. I would hope at this point we can do that

    Help is appreciated


    Hello all

    I used to have a Kemper a while back, but sold it. I am going back:)

    I am about to buy a used one off Reverb.

    Does anyone know Kemper's stance on repairs like in my case? Like if I buy this used unit, and it needs a repair or something?

    Responses appreciated



    I used to own a Kemper, for a short while, but decided to come back home:)

    I am deciding between a power head, and a non powered unit

    After reading through forums, and getting feedback here is where I cannot decide.

    I have read that running the power head through a guitar cabinet isn't enough power in a live band situation. My friend is in a blues band, and he didn't like it. He said it didn't stand up to a loud band. He also said they had no PA system

    I have also read that that to surely get enough power to keep up with a loud band is to run the non powered Kemper through a 50 or 100 W power amp, or use the power section of an amp with an effects loop and you have no issues



    Having used a Fractal for a while and converted, I need help with something. I noticed that many profiles are not just the amp. You may have a profile of a Twin reverb with Trem and reverb, or a Soldano with chorus, or whatever

    One thing I did like about the Fractal was that all the amps were ONLY the amp. Nothing else

    Can anyone help me figure out how to get just the amp, and nothing else. I will add other things later if I want, like reverb or whatever, but I want just the raw amp

    Help would be appreciated