Posts by piotrmaj

    I did load the performance. The workflow I used was: load empty performance into KPA, then open second window of RM, drag and drop rigs from second window into slots open in first window - saving after each operation. I might have switched slots on device itself to audition previously added slots. Worked great until it stopped and "Crunch" slot appeared and what was supposed to be in slot #5 ended up in slots #4 and #5 with slot #5 renamed to Crunch. As far as I know I had only this one performance loaded. As a user I expect that when I drag and drop rig into slot #5 of performance #23 it will end up in slot #5 of performance #23 and only there (whether is it loaded or not should not matter - it is possible to execute such action from UI, so it should behave as expected). And if RM detects that I'm dragging a rig into slot #5 of performance #23 but in edit buffer it has something else it should warn me, saying: "hey, looks like you are dragging a rig into slot which is not part of loaded performance - this will possibly damage your previous work". But I suspect my case is different anyway - I had single performance loaded all the time. This whole process is too error prone and fragile.

    RM screwed up one of my performances just yesterday using latest version. I successfully used the same worflow to fill in first four slots. When I tried to insert fill in 5th slot, fourth slot contained what what fifth should, fifth slot had what fourth now had (both slots ended up containing the same rig), but fifth slot ended up being called... Crunch out of blue. Performance management is still broken as far as I am concerned and I have all patience in the world and ocean of good. I used various products in the past, both cheaper and more expensive, but performance management in RM is by far the least trustworthy feature and you can't just say it is a user error. User does same thing over and over getting random results and losing work.

    If i can help with this, let me know. ;)

    Same here, I enjoy your profiles very much - if you'd like me to sort some subset (like pick my top 10 from maybe not hundreds, but a few dozens :-) ) I definitely can do it.

    I don't use Live with Kemper, but the way I set up my projects in Logic is as follows: I place start of the song on bar 6 or later. This gives me 6 bars to put Kemper and friend's Axe FX in state I want them to be, load light show to DMX controller (I use midi sysex for that, too). Having this space in front gives me opportunity to space everything out without causing flood of midi messages. I use MIDI chase feature on rehearsals, but disable it for shows - it caused me troubles in the past with Toaster.

    You can send many events in quick succession, if needed - just separate them with a few ticks (each MIDI event has position: bar, beat, division and tick - even one or two ticks of separation should do the trick).

    You can achieve what you want using any of previously mentioned methods, but in my opinion CC7 is the way to go, if you're automating from DAW (or hardware midi sequencer). It doesn't pollute your rigs with dummy slots and your automation lane responsible for volume in DAW will be called... well, you guessed it: Volume :-) Nice, simple and effective. If you need "manual override" then dummy slot in each rid with -inf volume sounds like reasonable idea (although in this case I'd prefer to just have volume/expression pedal).

    I'm automating CC7, and at the end of song, after it fades away I turn volume off on guitar and send another CC7 to set volume back to 127 (I keep global volume at 0dB, so I always return to CC7=127). This way next song in set is good to go and KPA doesn't stay muted.

    Between songs I typically turn volume down on guitar itself and also I have pretty aggressive noise gate set - so no MIDI is involved in this part.

    I think he refined a little too long. But he is trying to be accurate.. and he was actually much more impressed with his Kemper

    The end result was not ideal and I believe it could be tweaked quite easily to match the amp. But at least it was not miles away like in first video - the character of the amp was captured correctly, unlike in first video. I think his video makes it very apparent what are users struggles and expectations from these kinds of devices - too many options makes profiling harder, error prone and feels like "work", not "magic". QC showed that this process can be much simpler and KPA should have an easier, more automated way to profile, IMHO. Jarrod did great job with this video.

    Its so surprising Jarrod doesn't Refine too, because his Profiles come out sounding Killer! Lol

    I like his profiles, too. Which doesn't mean that they are close to the real thing - we just don't have a reference (and they probably are not even close if he's doing profiling like shown in this video). But it doesn't matter at all - his profiles sound great and are fun to play. However this video is a bit unfortunate - whatever Jarrod could do to screw up this comparison, he did (using different overdrives, lack of refining). Whoever will bumps into his video as a first movie comparing the two units will be under impression that QC is awesome (got the sound almost spot on) and Kemper sucks at profiling (was not even close to real amp). This is simply not true - both units excel at it, for what I can hear, but one requires more patience and work. Skipping refining / or insufficient refining seems to be the most common sin of youtubers. Guidorist showed exactly what to do to correctly profile an amp - there is absolutely no excuse at this point for not doing it.

    You could also use Midi Monitor to sniff the wire and see what is really going on and what messages and in what quantity are being sent to Kemper. I'm using MIDI with Remote all the time - no issues. The issues (hangs) only arise when too many MIDI messages are sent to Kemper and its CPU can't keep up with them. This Midi Monitor help me many times to figure out what is the source of problems.

    7. Naming presets - again... touchscreen makes this a piece of piss. Both the Helix and the Kemper are way more annoying to use. Kemper is more annoying than the Helix in this respect. In fact, the Kemper user experience is from stone age compared to both units.

    For a change I really like KPA's arcade style of naming present. Reminds me of editing "high score" entries in games I played in late '80. :)


    taki pomysł mi przyszedł do głowy, żeby może zorganizować wirtualne spotkanie (zoom?, skype?) kemperowców, gdzie moglibyśmy, każdy przy swoim ulubionym trunku, pogadać o sprzęcie, makrofagach i życiu. Wiem, że istnieje ryzyko, że będzie to spotkanie nudne do bólu, bo wszyscy mamy taki sam sprzęt, ale kto wie?

    Byłby ktoś zainteresowany?

    Most sellers publish demos and offer some free samples but overall I'd say it is kind of a gamble and a matter of personal taste. For basic stuff you can easily get away with just factory profiles (they are very good and included in price of Profiler) and Rig Exchange - where there are thousands of profiles (with enough patience you'll find there what you need for free).