Posts by Ibot39

    For so many reasons, this poll will never give you a representative result. Not even a representative result of the forum members, let alone from Kemper owners in general.


    When I play live and not use the Kemper I can still vote yes?


    A pro studio owner has to vote in the "play at home, hobby" category, right? Even if some of his profiles are used live by others.


    If someone has played live (with or without Kemper?) a few years ago or has a small "gig" once a year - maybe he thinks he is a gigging artist 😉


    What if just more live players feel addressed by the wording of your question?

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    JSteel Hier mal zwei EQ presets zum ausprobieren oder als Startpunkt. Einmal subtiler für palm mutes auf E und A, das zweite heißt schon "Boomy Bass Cut" :)


    Zum "recorden" nutze ich sowas aber nicht. Nur TS vor dem Amp, wenn es tighter sein soll. Ansonsten in der DAW diverse plugins - hier sind wir dann aber im Bereich post production. Was für dich ev. auch funktionieren könnte, wenn du gezielt nach "mix ready" profiles suchst.


    Wie teilt man denn Presets am besten?


    Hier mal als Download: EQ Presets


    Einfach die presets im RM unter All Presets.... speichern, ich öffne dazu ein zweites Fenster.

    Dann im ersten Fenster ein Profile laden und einen Slot A-D vor dem Amp auswählen, dann im anderen Fenster das preset doppelklicken oder in den slot ziehen. Ggf. "locken" zum probieren mit anderen Profiles.

    JSteel Ich konnte gestern nicht mehr nachschauen. Werde das aber spätestens dieses Wochenende machen. Irgendwo hab ich mir da mal was gebastelt.


    Eine andere Lösung wäre ggf., das du ein IR von deinem bevozugten Kemper cab machst, während es in der DAW durch passende vst plugins läuft.


    Eine IR kann zwar z.B. keinen Kompressor Effekt selbst abbilden, aber oftmals reicht die daraus resultierende, veränderte EQ Kurve aus ("baked into the cab" sozusagen), um den gewünschten Effekt zu bekommen. Die neue IR dann wieder als Kemper cab benutzen.


    Wenn du mir ein genaues Profil benennst kann ich das gerne mal probieren (ich habe eine Menge an Profilen, gute Chance das es dabei ist.)


    Only a real fuzz pedal can clean up in that certain way. It is simply not possible with Kemper - technically.


    Kemper can not replicate the sound of a Boss HM-2. Even profiles done with a real HM-2 are not authentic sounding. Some come closer after tweaking, but not completley satisfying. Same goes for other pedals.


    Internal stomps don't respond exactly like the external pedals.


    Kemper does not respond exactly like a tube amp (or how you would expect) when hit with external overdrive pedals. It's o.k. sometimes, but not perfect. Strymon Iridium does a much better job here for example.

    Kann ich mir fast nicht vorstellen, das Focusrite (auch das kleine) ist milionenfach verkauft worden.
    Da würde die halbe Musikerszene denen die Tür einrennen. Ich habe auch so ein Teil 18i8 und das funktioniert ohne probleme.
    Wenn es Zirpen und Knistern ist, kommt es von der USB Schnittstelle des PC oder von einem Billigen USB-Kabel.
    Mal ein USB Kabel mit Ferritkern nehmen, oder eine Andere USB Schnittstelle.

    Es liegt nicht am Audio-Interface an sich. Das Problem ist, das die USB Schnittstelle am PC das Gerät mit Strom versorgt und über diese "Leitung" die Geräusche / Störungen überträgt. Es hat sich bisher immer herausgestellt, dass dies weder durch den Wechsel der USB Schnittstelle noch durch ein anderes Interface behoben werden kann. Sobald eine Verbindung über USB zum PC anliegt werden Störgeräusche übertragen.


    Wie bei vielen anderen Dingen, gibt es viele Leute die "kein Problem" haben. Diese haben aber deswegen kein Problem, da es sie nicht stört oder sie es nicht wahrnehmen (können, wollen). Mir ist aber noch kein USB-powered Interface untergekommen, bei dem bei entsprechender Verstärkung das Fiepen usw. des PC nicht hörbar gemacht werden konnte. Es ist tatsächlich einfach da. Und je nach Anwendungsfall mehr oder weniger hörbar.


    Und es kann nur unterbunden werden, indem die USB Versorgung vom PC zum Gerät gekappt wird und das Gerät mit einer externen, sauberen Quelle mit Strom versorgt wird. Dazu eignet sich z.B. der bereits erwähnte "iFi iDefender3.0" in Verbindung mit einem linearen Transformator Netzteil. Auch "Low- Noise" Schaltnetzteile können eigene Geräusche verursachen, sind aber ggf. besser als die Stromversorgung über die USB Buchse des PC.


    Der Ferritkern wird niemals die "Betriebsgeräusche" des PC "herausfiltern" - das ist einfach nicht möglich. Auch Steckdosenleisten sind hier nicht die Lösung, da selbst akkubetriebene Laptops (eigene) Störgeräusche produzieren und über USB weitergeben.


    Nur mit USB Isolatoren können Fiepen, Surren, Mausbewegungen... kompett beseitigt werden. Dann ist einfach Ruhe.

    Je nach Anwendung muss der USB Isolator aber High Speed unterstützen und eine externe Stromversorung zulassen.

    This is what I am going with. It sounds great to me and it's easy just to go with what works. I'm not compromising anything this way, my live cab and direct sound perfect. When I try a direct amp into my live cab is when things can get different. I like the Idea of the cab driver and whatever "baked in" cab remains. It just seems to have a real feel.

    If you make profiles yourself, you'll notice that most of the time the direct amp profile is closer to the real amp (and often a tad brighter). Quite a few sellers now just offer direct amp profiles that work with real cab and studio profiles that work for everything else. No merged needed here.


    Others make the rigs by just copying cabs / IR to direct amp profiles.


    In the end we can not compare to the reference amp by ourselves and use what sounds best to each of us.

    Wheresthedug


    Might be a pack from the same guy ;)

    Does he ever hit the merge button before saving. I don't know? But he does much refining and tweaking, so that the merged profile could not be the same result as the studio profile. This guy stated several times on threads that he does not like merged and that they do not sound the same (the way he is doing it).


    I just listened to the three profile types (Studio Direct and Merged from a Mesa Triaxis pack I bought with and without Cab for Merged and Studio obviously). The Merged and Studio sounded nearly identical with the cab on. However, there were actually MASSIVE differences between the three types with the cab off. I was actually shocked by how diffident they sounded 😮

    How can a direct amp profile have a cab?


    If you load a real direct amp profile, this is the "authentic" sound.


    Deactivating the cab in a studio profile: The Kemper automatically uses CabDriver algorithm to separate the amp part from cab part. It is a guess. And sounds different.


    The amp part of the merged profile schould sound the same / very close. I do not want confuse anyone, but it seems the merge process does also slightly influence the amp part. Sinmix has comparison sounds between direct amp profiles vs merged on real cab and saying using the direct amp profile is the best. Also had the idea to use the original direct amp profile and copy the (more precise cab) from the later merged profile and save it as a new profile, but now without merging ;)


    To make the confusion complete, some known sellers (that also have official Kemper Rig Packs) do not make real merged profiles. They just copy any cab to any profile (often direct amp profiles, sometimes studio profiles) without ever hitting the merge button. Still call the profiles (just saved with another cab) "merged".


    Discussion with Michael Britt about studio vs merged profiles


    Here is something I found that talks about this.

    Thats the point. Every seller has this experience and everyone can test for himself. Like MB says: "They didn't sound identical to me once merged as the definitions were different so I would adjust definition and eq to get them sounding as close as I could."

    Tell me if I'm wrong but don't you first do a profile of amp + cab? Then you do a profile of the amp direct through a DI right? The cab portion comes from subtracting direct from the studio profile. So direct amp profile is added to the studio profile. I may be splitting hairs as I believe we are meaning the same thing just saying it different.

    It is irrelevant what you do first. You just make 2 profiles. This two profiles are saved on your Kemper. Merged process is later! Not while profiling.


    One profile is a studio profile. The other one is a direct amp profile (with Kemper DI box for example) of the same amp, same setting, same cab connected.


    Now you have the two profiles saved on your Kemper.

    Next is loading the studio profile.

    Copy cab (of the loaded studio profile).

    Load corresponding direct amp profile.

    Paste cab from studio profile.

    Check merge and save the whole thing.

    Result: Merged profile.

    Isn't it more accurate to say the direct amp profile is added to the studio profile (not just cab) to create a merged profile?

    First a studio profile is created (amp+cab), then a direct amp profile is created. That way you should have an accurate profile of the head only and one of head & cab combined in the merged profile.

    You copy the cab portion of the studio profile to the direct amp profile - then save it with merged button checked.

    After that you have a merged profile. The amp part still is and sounds the same as the direct amp profile. The cab part from the studio profile is adapted. So now you have the authentic separation of the amp part (still the same as direct amp profile) and the cab part.

    The cab from the studio profile is added to the direct amp profile. Then the correct portion of the cab is "calculated" with the use of the merge button. So in the newly stored merged profile the amp part is still the direct amp profile. I don't know any pack from a seller where EVERY merged profile (with cab activated) does sound exactly the same as the studio profile. Often they show different "numbers" too.

    So I asked the sellers and they all told me, that they do correct merged profiles of the same setup with same settings, but Kemper does not always give same result. Some also said, that sometimes the direct amp profile didn't gave good results at all, but studio profiles still worked great and sounded authentic.


    I don't believe that all / many profile makers "just don't get it" or don't do it right. But who knows ;)


    I can name almost any seller here, who offers merged profiles. Or show screenshots of the profile list. You can see that many have even different gain levels. Does anyone know a seller who says / confirms that the corresponding merged profiles do not differ from the studio profiles at all and always sound exactly the same?

    I don't want this to be moved to "Third party rig discussion", but I can easily name a handful (almost all?) sellers that will swear that there are differences sometimes. Same amp settings of course! Studio and the corresponding merged profiles are not sounding the same always.


    Some sellers who first offered only merged, now offer studio profiles too, cause it sounds slightly different for example. Others talked about it in the forum and couldn't explain why it sounds different or the direct amp profile with same setting has more gain / different Definition setting...


    Everyone can try: Make a studio profile and a direct amp profile with same amp settings, same cab connected...


    If the direct amp profile now has not same definition and/or gain, the merged profile can not be the same?!

    Merged and studio profiles (done by myself, done by sellers...) do not always sound the same.

    It seems that the Profiler sometimes captures the direct amp profiles with more gain, shows up different Definition setting, ...


    I talked to sellers about it too.

    Focusrite USB powered und hängt am PC? Dann werden die Störgeräusche über USB übertragen.


    Vielleicht hilft das weiter.

    Link: How to solve a ground loop?


    What came to my mind: For the mouse, you can try setting a lower polling rate (if this is supported) or try another mouse. I had problems with a wired mouse too.


    As said, the main problem is the usb connection from pc to interface. You can try something cheap (search for "usb isolator 1500v ADUM4160"), but you'll need an external power supply for your interface. And this will probably SLOW down your usb or maybe will not work at all.


    What does work for me is the mentioned "iFi iDefender3.0". It does break the usb supply voltage - that is the most important thing!! But it does not slow down anything.


    For a powered device like your interface you still need an external low noise power supply.


    Or you look at something like this power supply:

    http://www.aqvox.de/usb-power_en.html

    One of the versions (I think) also does break the usb supply voltage, but I am not sure.


    I use the iDefender in addition with an aqvox power supply with micro usb connection. Not a cheap solution at all, sorry. But it was the only thing that worked for me.

    Every day I have another favourite of these profiles. Very inspiring. And they not only work perfect with single coils and in between positions on strat. They sound nice with different guitars, humbuckers, noiseless pickups, bridge, neck...


    This will not be "hidden gems" profiles - this will soon be real classics!