Posts by kevinduren

    Please double check in the manual, but I think you can do morphing with a momentary footswitch by plugging it directly into the Profiler. That will be cheaper than a Boss EQ (although Boss/Roland make good momentary switches) and the switch will not require power like the Boss EQ. Depending on price (if that is even a factor), you may find an expression pedal that is of comparable price to a footswitch and an expression pedal would allow you to have more control over the volume change as opposed to just a binary off/on.

    If you simply want an increase in volume, you will want the increase to occur post-stack / after the amp. You could morph the amp volume or use the volume pedal settings in the Rig section; set the location to Post Stack. You could put a clean boost(Pure Boost) after the stack and either switch if on/off, or morph it between two values you set up.

    Once you start doing this, even with one switch or expression pedal, you may find that there are many other parameters you want to morph.

    Several of you beat me to it, but the first thing I heard was that it was played on a single coil neck pickup. Fantastic playing and tones. And the best looking non-Fender tele headstock I've seen, IMHO.

    Bilinguitar, experiment with the compressor in the Amp section. That is probably your best way to get the sustain/feel that you are looking for.

    I get a lot of mileage out of taking profiles that have more gain/are more distorted than I want, and turning the gain down. There is something that I really like about both the sound and the feel of those profiles with the gain reduced. Even with the gain all the way down, they are still fat. I've always guessed that this was a byproduct of how the profiling process works.

    If you need to resort to driving the front end, try the pure boost.

    Now, I'm going to go try Mats' HPD profiles and Tone Junkie's T Wreck Liverbird per digbob. :)

    That's my point. Some of the rigs (those indicated with "Guitar") will NOT show up when you select "Just Bass" in the browser options...

    Ah, I see. Well, like paults mentioned, you can change the instrument tag in RM, it's a drop down menu. I just tried it and the rigs that I changed to Bass, show up in the Profiler under Just Bass. You need a way to batch change that rig tag.

    Edit: So I just tried this: in RM select all of the Bass profiles and change the instrument to Bass. That will change all of them at once.

    Edit 2: I am fooling around with this. This is pretty powerful stuff. If you have a set of profiles that you want to keep in a category of their own, you can change their instrument to Bass and then they will show up in the Just Bass view. (that is assuming you are not using that specifically for Bass profiles) This really makes me want to ask the folks at Kemper to set up some Custom views where certain rigs could be tagged to show up in their own view. Then we could group profiles, in the Profiler, in other ways than just Favorites and Non-Favorites (and now Bass !).

    This is very cool. Thank you FlyingSnowman & paults !!

    Chris, good to see you on here. All great points.

    Just for interest, according to the MBritt website, Michael made some profiles of an EVH 5150 III 100w for Sevendust. They are in the Crank n Go pack. I have no idea if Sevendust is considered modern metal.

    If you haven't already looked, try Sirius Sounds Modern Metal free pack (not sure where I got this, you may have to search), search r.u. sirius on RE, I have a free pack from Thumas (again can't remember where I got this) and there are more by Thumas on RE, try ViViX in the Kemper free rigs.

    And I'll emphasize: When you decide on the setting you like, lock it. You may add new profiles that are not set your preferred way and they will be louder, or softer, based on this setting. Once upon a time, I noticed that my Rig button was locked and I unlocked it. Later I noted that many of my rigs and performances were louder or softer than they had been. Not realizing this was related to the volume pedal range setting, I re-leveled everything. Then I noticed my volume pedal was wacky: some rigs were off at the heel setting and would only go to half volume at the toe, and others were at half-volume at the heel and would go to full volume at the toe. Once I discovered that this was all related to this volume pedal range setting, I set it, and locked it, and it has worked perfectly ever since. But I did have to go back and re-level the rigs I had re-leveled when I unlocked.

    Hence the PSA above.

    Regarding the delays, remember that not only can you tap the tempo, but you can hold down the Tap button and it will determine the tempo based on your playing (called beat scanner). Caveat being that you have to be playing a busy-enough part for it to determine the tempo. If you are playing diamonds, you will have to tap the button. By using the tap tempo, I get away with using one delay setting for most of my rigs and performances. I set the delay to dotted eighths, and, like wheresthedug mentions above, I use the morph function for delay volume. Tap quarter notes and you get dotted eighth delays. Tap half notes and you get long delays. Tap as fast as you can and you get slapback. Tap quarter note triplets and you get another variation on a longer delay. Tap randomly, etc. etc. Obviously, this would work with other delay values.

    If I need something other than the above, such as quarter note delay or a darker or brighter delay, I set up a second delay and assign it to the same button on the remote so that I can toggle between the two.

    You can set a tempo (per rig or per performance, I forget) and that can be you starting tempo. If the tempo varies, tapping on the tap button will override the initial setting, but you need to have already saved an note-value for the tap in the delay. Can explain that more if anybody needs it.

    It is unfortunate that I use up all of the morphing capability simply for delay volume, but it is important enough to me to do so. I wish there was, and have requested, another way. Without resorting to MIDI.


    You can copy and paste performance slots in rig manager. You can do this from another performance or from rigs. Pasting will overwrite the rig in the slot. You can rearrange slot in a performance right on the profiler without overwriting any of them. Maybe a dummy rig, with everything turn down or off, could be pasted in any slots you do not want to use? I am going to give that a try.

    Hi drog, Your description is exactly what I want to do; get an "electronically" specific level, and then make small adjustments as needed. Typically, distorted tones are more compressed and have lower dynamic range. But, psychoacoustically they sound louder to me so I tend to set their levels lower. Cleaner tones typically have a much wider dynamic range, even when using a compressor. Hence the reason I want a meter to be certain I am not clipping anything downstream from the Kemper while also assuring that I am not dropping out of the mix.

    I bought a ProSonus interface with that in mind. I am ashamed to admit it, but have not been able to make it work. The manual(s) and info I have been able to find online assume that I know more than I do.

    So, since I have taken the step of admitting I have a problem ^^, if anyone knows of any references that might get me up and going, I would be grateful to know about it.

    And sorry to the OP(that's original poster and other posters) for the change of subject, but this would be very helpful to me. Maybe the dissertation that I wrote at #194 will make up for it.

    If someone has a answer/solution/suggestion regarding this, consider starting a new thread. Or I can start another thread. That way the info will be searchable and useful to others.

    I find that along with the comments and suggestions I read above, that VOLUME has a HUGE affect on the sound of profiles, especially regarding bright vs dull, too much bottom vs too little bottom, etc. And I find this to be true in guitar cabs, FRFR cabs, headphones, and IEMs. I find this to be true with profiles from all sources.

    For example, a profile that sounds great at 60 dB typically has too much top and bottom at 80 dB. The opposite also occurs: lowering volume decreases highs and lows (did I just redneck-splain Fletcher-Munson ??). Even smaller changes in volume will make a difference. And in my experience, the increase is both in amplitude of frequencies and range of frequencies; I hear lower range lows and higher range highs at higher volumes. To compensate, I start by shelving highs and/or lows, then decrease amplitude if necessary. My suggestion is to audition and tweak profiles at the loudest volume you might ever use them. There have been many times I thought I liked a profile, until I heard it at stage volume. Most times the tweaks above fixed everything.

    More specifically to the "problem" of any specific profile being dull; be sure you are listening at the volume at which you are going to use it. If all is good except the top end, then modify the amp and/or cabinet parameters starting with Definition and Clarity. Mr. Britt advises this in the documentation for every pack.

    Auditioning cabs may also work. I find that cabs retain the character of the profile, so in your situation, I would start by using the cabinet from one of the other profiles that you do like.

    Don't fall into the mindset that to get a "Friedman" sound you have to use a "Friedman" profile. Audition other profiles. Blind audition them if you can. With your rig, the Victory profile sounded better than the Friedman profile on my end of things. I use MBritt profiles extensively, but the Friedman profiles aren't ones I use. For me, MBritt's 68 Mars 50 1 9 profile has justified the cost of my Kemper rig and all of the profiles I have purchased.

    Keep auditioning profiles. In the universe of profiles that I have tried, there are many that I could not/would not use; if they were all that was available, I would not use a Kemper. There are still a large number that would work and even fill the need for a specific sound. There are a very few that are stellar... and that makes me really happy!

    One last thing to keep you thinking and working on this. I had an experience where I noted that many Profiler users, of varying genres, and varying levels of professionalism, success, exposure, (whatever), are using the free MBritt profiles. For slightly more detail about that, read How do you know - Post #28


    As opposed to emulations of any specific OD or distortion pedal, I'd like to have a stomp with all the parameters to "roll your own".

    In a Boss multi-effect (I think it was the GT-5?), there was an od/distortion that had a bunch of parameters that allowed you to really fine tune the effect, and it sounded much better than any of the built in od/distortions. The snag with that Boss unit was, it was one global setting, so you were limited to one "custom" od/distortion. If Kemper included something like this (and it would seem like the best way to satisfy the majority of users), I would hope they would allow for a way to save at least a few different versions of this "custom" effect, perhaps as presets.

    Like most of the comments above, I use one performance (5 slots) for most of what I do.

    For songs that require something out of the ordinary, I have a couple of performances with specific settings for specific songs. In my case, I have 10 songs that I have done this with, so that takes up two performances of 5 slots. Each night, I make notes on my setlist so that I know which performance and slot to go to for any of those songs. My main performance is performance 1 and the song specific performances are 2 and 3. That makes it easy to get back and forth between them.

    I have one performance where the whole performance is dedicated to one song. I didn't want to do that. I was using one slot and then trying to morph between different settings for that song, but it never was quite right. So, I bit the bullet, and made one performance of 3 slots for that song. It works much better than the morphing I was doing prior. That is performance 4.

    So, I am keeping it as simple (stupid:D) as I can. But, yeah, I change the rigs in my main performance sometimes also.