Posts by ElDoca

    Interesting. Why did you choose this cab? Is it by any manufacturer? What are the specs?

    It's a tweed 1x12 ext from Mojotone, just put in a G12-65 and it sounds very nice with the Kemper. For cleans and edge of breakup, FRFR just doesn't cut it for me, I still prefer a real open back cab for those. Finger's crossed hoping the Kone will deliver

    The thing that concerns me is the software supporting the Kemper Kone probably won't be released until the Kemper Kab is available. I'd really like to play around with that, even without a Kemper Kone driver or speaker.


    The easiest way to integrate a power amp to a cab would be an ICEPower plate amp. I'm not aware of any ICEPower plate amps at this time, but would be a bit surprised if they aren't available.

    This is the one I'm using for my Kemper. Right now I have it in a home-made backbox which fits in the Kemper back opening, but I'll consider permanently installing it into a cabinet, depends on how I like the Kone


    https://www.minidsp.com/images…%20Brief-PWR-ICE125WD.pdf

    Christoph says "broadband" everyone else is saying "full range" which is the point I was trying to make. It might be best to take FRFR out of the vocabulary for this product.

    I don't understand why people are so focused on the FRFR aspects. It doesn't need to be full range, the Celestion speaker in question only needs to produce guitar range frequencies. The real wood guitar cabinet provides the rest of the spectrum. Wouldn't surprise me at all if some of the background DSP will be high and low cut EQing to eliminate those frequencies that don't occur with a guitar speaker.

    Confused? If the Kemper Kone is meant to impart imprints of real speaker types, which then go into an FRFR cab, or more specifically this new Kemper 1x12 FRFR, doesn't the old fashioned method of picking a different cab sim within the profile already accomplish this? Will be cool to hear the run down of what Kemper Kone actually is. Now, perhaps it accomplishes some sort of amp in the room thing?

    Celestion has a new 12" flat response speaker, perhaps that is what's inside the new Kemper cab. As someone that can't give up my real cabs, I'm intrigued.

    Make a studio profile, turn off cab, test. Adjust, reprofile, test. Adjust, reprofile test.


    Even better, mic and record your amp to your liking and use that as your control. Don't touch the mic, profile, record second track through speaker and mic and compare. Adjust, reprofile and test until you get it identical. Tedious, but worth the effort


    I realize, in your mind it may not seem as "pure" as getting a direct profile, but it doesn't matter how you get there...as long as you get there

    =O Holy crap! Does that speaker come stock in any cab or do you have to install it yourself?

    The EVM12L is one of my favorite speakers, can't think of any company that is using them currently. I had them in my M/B 4x12 halfback and currently have one in my Dumble clone. They're basically PA speakers, very flat compared to most guitar speakers. They're best suited with high-end amps that get most of their tone within the amp itself and not relying on a speaker to further color it. They're also really good in ported speaker cabinets ito better accentuate the low end. Some Kemper profiles would be great through them, others not so much...probably not one I would recommend for the Kemper.

    A little out of your price range brand new, but you can look for a used Port City OS 1x12. They sound a lot bigger than their footprint and I would say a G12-65 would work well for your needs. I scoffed at them until I actually tried one, ran right out and got a 2x12 and sold my 4x12 soon after. If you're worried about the Kemper's power output, get a 16ohm.

    There needs to be different terminology for those products that are trying to get that amp in the room sound. Because, if your speaker enclosure is coloring the sound to mimic the feel of a real cab, it's not FRFR

    How does it sound when you make a studio profile and turn off the cab section or run monitor cab off? It won't be exact but you can adjust, reprofile and test until you hit the sound you're looking for.

    There's really nothing you can do with a SM that you can't do with an EQ. If you like those scooped tones, it just can make it easier to find that tone you're looking for. Some guitarists are EQ phobic so it's better if you want to keep things simple. Some will say your guitar will get lost in the mix, but that's just when they are used them to the extreme, tons of albums were recording with maximizers and exciters with no issues. I still have a rack unit somewhere around here for when my ADA was my main amp, it was a lot easier to fine tune with the SM than fiddling with the buttons on the MP-1. If someone comes by with a mediocre amp with limited functionality, the SM takes it up a level. But, for high dollar amps, I just don't think it's really needed.

    Post an example. Perhaps use a stock profile and include the DI track and we can compare to see if there is a problem with your unit. But, to be honest, if you've been having these issues for 10 years, there's probably something wrong with your technique, ears or expectations.


    If you are a life-long guitarist, chances are you're trying to capture that impossible "cranked amp the the room" tone that players spend hours trying to get and driving studio engineers crazy. We all can fall into that trap, my perfect guitar tone is tons of distortion, scooped EQ, and lots of delay and reverb to hide my crappy playing. But, when you mix that ideal guitar tone that into a song, it sounds like garbage.


    Try this, don't mess with the profiles you've purchased. Use them exactly as you bought them and reamp them one by one and see what you get. When you find the profile that comes closest to want you want, THEN start shaping it to your liking