Tried to get the new lead pack because the price is too good to pass up. Can't get into my account, though, and resetting the pw isn't sending an email. Not sure what is going on.
With a digital amp there is nothing really to get knocked or vibrated loose that would cause noise. Even if there was, it would almost certainly affect both modes in the same way as they both share the same hardware and only the software changes between the modes. It sounds like there is still a setting different between the two modes but I don't know what it is.
Browser and Performance are both matching, since wiping the memory and restoring the backup. Them not matching was the strangest thing I've seen on my Kemper, in about four years. I broke out my Helix today, and the noise floor seems to be about the same as the Kemper, on the higher gain patches, so maybe the problem is fixed, and I'm just imagining there still being something wrong. I'll have to mess around with both of them. It was definitely completely usable for about a four hour gig, with no major issues, so that made me feel a lot better.
i honestly can’t see the problem being the two pedals. The pedals aren’t connected to anything with an earth so cant add earth loop buzz. They don’t pass any audio so can’t add any audio noise either. I would definitely keep looking elsewhere.
Wheresthedug I didn't mean that the buzz was coming from the pedals, I meant that something with the pedals caused the input gain to get stuck at a really high level. The issue remained, even after both pedals were completely removed from the chain. It is usable now, but I do think the noise floor is still higher than it used to. Also, from the clip I posted, the same profile sounded totally different in Browse mode and Performance mode. The inputs were set identical, and completely turning off the effects blocks and using identical output settings made no difference. It really seemed like something was stuck, in the Kemper.
So far, I have tried with two more guitars (four total), three different power strips, three different sets of cables for everything in the chain, two different PA systems, two different monitors, XLR and 1/4, three different houses and four different rooms.
I did a small gig last night, and the problem was no where remotely close to like it was at my last practice, after doing a complete wipe on it. I only ran the volume pedal, and not the morph pedal, last night. I'll try to test it out with both, for an extended time, at home. I still think there may be something else going on, though. With the 4:1 gate at around 2.5 vs. 0.0 where I did have it set, it is still usable though, so that is a reasonable solution to me. It is still odd that I had to move it up on anything moderate gain or higher though.
I wonder if something could have gotten knocked/vibrated loose in the Kemper, to cause the noise floor to raise.
Hey guys! I thought you might be interested in what happened:
I tried out the Crank'n'go pack via our PA system and made sure it was on gig level. I have to say that this pack sounded a lot better/clearer then what I was used to from my previous experiences with M.Britt profiles. I tried out a couple of other of his profiles and they all did not sound as good as the Crank'n'go pack. This beeing said, I liked my other profiles (a lot) more. It would be ok for me to play with a M.Britt profile at a gig, I guess, but the reampzone profiles I own sounded better to my ears. Now I know that M.Britt is simply not the best for me. Thank you for all your answers and help!
Gotta find what work's best for your gear, your tastes, and what you need it for. Sounds like you did just that. Happy you found something that worked for you. Reampzone makes great stuff too. I have a lot of his stuff, as well, that sounds great. I really like how Britt has included performances, with his latest packs, though. Not sure anyone else is doing that.
Gig canceled. I'm going to call it good. So far, the only thing I can think of I did differently was that I had two expression pedals hooked up, rather than one. Probably just a coincidence, but I'm going to do some more testing set up that way, when I get a chance.
Local library = 653
Profiler = 287
My local library is sorted by maker/pack.
That's how I have my local library sorted. Wish there was a better way to sort the Browse pool on the profiler a little better, but I also use performances live and Rig Manager at home, so it's not really a big deal to me.
Knock on wood, sounds like it is working a lot better now. I still want to give it a try at a gig tomorrow, prior to calling it good, but hopefully the wiping and restore solved the problem.
How many profiles do YOU keep on your profile and in your local library?
Relatively new owner here, also wondering how you keep them organized.
I've got the profiles in browse mode close to maxed 997 or so. I've almost got the performances maxed. Live, I generally use about five performances. Been telling myself I was going to "clean things up" forever, but haven't gotten around to it yet. For my local library? Well, I have a serious problem. Lack of self control =)
You can export it to the Browse pool, from the performances. Don't have my Kemper with me, to list the steps, but I believe it was intuitive. Think you just save it, and it asks you where.
Tried unlocking the input and switching profiles a few times. Problem was still there. Support replied with how to do a full wipe and restore. I did that, and through phones I think it sounded better. My computer gives me some buzzing through the Kemper, so I won't be 100% sure until I move it to my living room, but the gates I had set up appeared to be killing the noise, which they weren't doing when this problem started.
Only thing I did differently between it not working and working was I had used two expression pedals (volume and morph), rather than just volume. Those were the first things I took out of the chain though, when the problem started. May have just been a coincide, but it feels like something got "stuck" in the Kemper. Going to go with only the volume pedal, on Friday, until I have more time to test, since that's what I normally go with.
Input is locked at all zeros on both. The behavior definitely sounds like something is up with the input though, Wheresthedug . If I rolled the distortion sense down as far as it would go, it seemed closer to normal.
Does it buzz without anything plugged into it?
If you have everything backed up, I think you can do a factory reset.
Is your unit in a rack with any permanently installed cables? If so, if you unplug everything from it (except headphones), does it still buzz.
If none of this works, I would put in a ticket. If none of this works, my guess is that your KPA popped a cap in the DC regulator and it is putting noise on everything.... but I could be totally wrong.
OneEng1, there is no sound with nothing plugged into it. I'm probably going to have to do the reset, like you said. I opened a ticket with the info I put in this thread, so hopefully they can get me straightened out. Got a gig on Friday, so I'm feeling the pressure. May end up having to go to my backup plan (Helix or tube amp), but I'd really prefer not to.
I hooked my Kemper up in my computer room, and am still getting the issue through studio monitors, through the XLRs. I tried restoring my last backup, same issue. I loaded a profile in Browser mode, and it sounded fine. I loaded the same profile in Performance mode, and it sounds TOTALLY different. I disabled the stomps and effects, to make sure it wasn't that.
You can hear the noise immediately jump up, when I switch to performance mode, in the middle of this.
Did the Init Globals, and it had no effect.
Same issue at home. Tried alternate input, on back. Same issue. Sounds like there is WAY more gain than normal, but my input settings look fine.
I will have to do some more troubleshooting today, but yesterday I ran into an issue with a huge amount buzzing coming from my Kemper. It started right in the middle of a practice. I swapped every cable connected anywhere, swapped out the wireless unit for a cable and swapped it. I tried going XLR and 1/4. I tried multiple guitars. It occurred on any patch with maybe three or more gain dots, so it wasn't just a high gain patch issue. Only thing I didn't do was go straight to the PA. We were practicing in the basement, since it was 89 out and our usual practice space doesn't have AC.
I'm going to troubleshoot it some more, today, but I thought I remembered doing some type of a "Kemper reset", a while back, when I was having a different problem. This reset a bunch of stuff back to factory, but kept my profiles and performances.
I saw this in the manual:
In case any inputs or outputs don’t operate as you would expect, or you experience any other unpredicted behavior,
the soft button “Init Globals” in System Settings will reset most global parameters in System Settings and Output
Section as well as returning all locks to their default state.
but I thought there was something I had to hold down while I powered the Kemper on to reset things, while keeping my profiles. Am I imagining this, or is there another type of reset that does what I am looking for? Thanks.
I have taken that chance in the past when I was able to determine that they were relatively stable, but these days? not feeling that confident with what I am seeing.
Kinda where I'm at. I used to never have issues with the betas. They were always stable and never seemed to break anything. I almost always used to run beta, full time on my Kemper. Definitely not a good idea and I definitely got lucky. Since the disappearing profiles issue and the skipping perfomances issues, I've been trying to be safer. Not faulting Kemper, though. They clearly advertise them as betas.
I've always followed the rule of NEVER using a Beta OS for gigs. Followed it right up until last week when I decided to install it - and it later gave me error screens that I couldn't get rid of until the Kemper support team told me how to reset everything. To me, the acoustic sim is a fun toy - but after having sat with it more, I find that's all it is in terms of live performances. Even with EQ, I couldn't get the full body sound that I was looking for and when someone else plays a real acoustic at the same time, it got buried. So (IMO) it's definitely not worth the risk.
Thanks for the info. Gonna hold off until after my next gig. Don't think we have anything lined up for a while after that.
Right now, I'm using Michael Britt, Bert, and Live Ready Sound for everything live. I also use a lot of Tone Junkie stuff at home.