Very cool!! Nice work!
UPS delivered already!
Oh man, this looks SO GOOD, and it sounds SO GOOD!
The 3rd picture is a Power Kabinet plus a normal Kabinet.
What a great halfstack, in stereo!
This is the missing piece for a complete ecosystem of tonal bliss.
Thank you, Kemper!
Man I am happy for you!! I'm glad you think it is worth it, I will probably make the plunge as soon as it is available in the US. - I can probably find it but what was your previous setup?
Hey all. I create my performances on a per song basis. When I run out of my 125 performance limit, I move ones I don't need to the local rig manager. This is really easy and super intuitive. But moving them back is a total pain.
First there's no drag and drop from local library to Kemper performances. Why???
Second, if I copy multiple performances in the library and then try to paste them into the Kemper, it only pastes one performance instead of the group of performances I copied. Instead I have to copy/paste each one individually, to get performances I need back into the Kemper.
It's a real pain in the butt so any help y'all have would be really appreciated!
I have all my songs set up per performance as well and was getting close to going over the limit because I play in a second band sometimes. I can't wait to try paults idea. I did a spreadsheet with all of the rigs that I use in each performance and found that I basically use the same 7 profiles with some change in each (chorus, flange, wah etc. I would switch from song to song via Bluetooth using an iPad and the Bandhelper app which works great. After I figured out I am only using 7 profiles I basically made 2 performances that covers everything - I find my sound and volumes to be more level and I really prefer this simpler method basically treating each of the 2 performances like 5 channel amps. I can get what I want on the fly pretty easy. That being said it is pretty cool to have my setlist on the Ipad and just press the song name and it switches the KPA to the desired setting. - I might go back and change the midi codes to match my 2 new profiles to do that - that being said it sounds like paults has the solution you are looking for.
I am currently working on a pedalboard. I started out wanting to have my Kemper and 2 expression pedals to be mounted on the same board so everything is hooked up, then I made the mistake of buying the 43" unit! I put put a few extra overdrive pedals along with my Polyphonic Tuner. - This is what I ended up with, I haven't even tried any of the overdrive pedals with the Kemper yet but figured if I need to play on a backup amp for some reason they would already be with me.
Thanks everybody for your interest !
On several facebook forums questions have arised about the clean headroom and loudness of the Kemper Power Kabinet. I had to learn that there is not many good explainations out there that is comprehensive for everybody. I‘ll give it a try here on our forum. Please share, if you like it!
The Power Kabinet equipped with the ICEpower 300AS Class D amplifier. The Kone speaker is made for a continuous power of 200 Watts. This is the amount of power that the speaker can deliver for a long time without overheating. Distorted guitar sounds are quite flat in power consumption, but clean guitars are peaky at pick attacks. So are drums in music. This is why every speaker system has a higher peak wattage, that is rarely communicated to the public by serious manufacturers, as it is easily confused with the continuous wattage, and wrongfully preferred as the true horsepower of the system.
Peaks without distortion need much higher wattage, so everything will heat up. But the peaks are to short to accumulate too much heat. You can easily put 200 Watts into a 100 Watt lightbulb, but you should not do so longer than a few milliseconds. And then you should let it cool down for another few milliseconds before you do it again. This is exacty what your pick attack does with the speaker. The above is not only true for the Kemper Power Kabinet, but for all active and passive speakers of other companies out there.
The Power Kabinet delivers a peak wattage of more than 600 Watts. The power amp of the Kemper Power Head and Power Rack delivers more than 1200 Watts peak, and our Kone speaker can handle it, as long as the continuous power of 200 Watts is not exceeded.
To visualize the cruical continuous power, the Profiler contains a wattage meter that shows the power load into the Kone. So you get an impression of how little continuous wattage is needed to kill yourself.
We will soon have a software update that features a wattage meter for the unpowered Profilers, to visualize the power for a connected Kemper Power Kabinet.
Bass frequencies typically consume the most wattage.
On the „Kemper Kone“ Page in the Profiler there is a „Bass Boost“ switch. This is for compensating the bass loss, when you lift the Kabinet on a stand (and this is the only purpose)!
If you ever feel that you are pushing too much power into your Kone/Kabinet, put it back on the floor, switch off „Bass Boost“ and let the reflections of the floor do the work for your low-end. This works since 70 years of guitar amplification and will bring your system down to about half the wattage.
If you had to apply this solution to tame it town to 200 Watts, you might start to face social problems, as your singer might have left the band for you playing too loud, and your bass player left for you producing too much bass frequencies. That is with a 1x12 only.
And there might be the case that you exceed the peak wattage, that means exceeding the clean headroom of the power amplifier with your pick attacks. We have learned that solid state power amplifiers produce hard clipping when overdriven. Not with the Profiler. Since day one we feature a soft clipping on all outputs, much softer than any vacuum tube. The Kemper Power Kabinet is perfectly matched to this soft clipping. Driving your clean guitar into this softclipping is about unnoticable for many decibels, then it starts to sound nice, unfortunately. This might be the time when the rest of the band might quit ...
Recently I did a test at home with the Power Cabinet, to check the sound of music tracks, when the drums hit the soft clipping under full load. I had to wear noise canceling headphones and I scared my kids.
How about even more power? (The band has gone already)
Combine four Kones into a 4x12 and have 800 Watts of continous power. In combination with the Power Head or Rack this forms a nice bass stack as well.
Do 4x12 push more air than a 1x12?
Yes, for sure! Its pure physics. As you all know, guitar speakers have a beam, that focus high and mid frequencies on the middle axis. The beam is caused by pushing high frequencies through a large 12 inch speaker diaphragm. (This is why small tweeters have been invented later, they don‘t have much beam. The Kone also has a slightly relaxed beam for high frequencies)
A 4x12 cabinet can be seen as a 24 inch speaker in a square! This lets the beam frequencies drop by an octave and pushes deep frequencies directly to your stomach.
There is no replacement for displacement.
Excellent description, thank you!!
With my current band our singer also plays guitar on most of our songs but if my rig went down I would probably jump to his rig, I also have other combo amps I can take along (although I usually don't) but I am thinking about a simple solution that is lighter and smaller than lugging a heavy tube combo around and I a getting some good ideas from this post. Has anyone ever tried just using overdrive pedals into FOH or a monitor speaker?
As far as I know there is no way to delete an entire performance but you can save over the top of one by hitting the store button and then change the destination by turning the destination knob to the performance number you desire (it will also tell you the name of the performance you are saving and the name of the one you are overwriting.) - Hit store again, change name if desired and then hit store a 3rd time.
You can also move a performance by hitting the arrange button and moving the current performance up or down using the soft buttons.
I'm also trying to figure out how to morph the rig volume. I followed the steps in Reply #5 above, but the new morphed volume doesn't save. It's louder while I'm testing it out, but when I got back to it later, the volume increase is gone. Is there something I need to do to save the rig-volume morph? Thanks
Okay so the process should be:
1. Hit the Morph button
2. Go into the rig volume
3. Set the rig Volume to the number of db's i want the morph to reach
4. hit morph again?
Does this seem right?
Don't forget to save after adjusting, - I also changed the rise and fall to 0 so it is an instant volume change.
Good Lord, how did I miss that! Thanks so much. I SWEAR I looked at every page, but apparently not!
LOL - welcome to my world! I've had my stage for 1 1/2 and it can still be confusing. - Did that work for you?
Nice job! -
I cannot see where that is! I've been all over the system and rig menus and don't see it.
I don't have my stage with me but it should be on page 1 of the pedal settings, it says MorphPedal >Wah - uncheck the box if it is checked and that should take care of it.
Nicely done! Nice rock tones.
Are you going to use the same monitors for your guitar and vocals and possibly other instruments? If not do what BayouTexan suggested above, If so just run the main out to the board and adjust the levels at the board. Don't use a phantom powered input on the board. - Either way I would go into the output section of the Kemper and activate the Main Out--12dB button so you don't over drive the input of the board.
I had the same problem, check if you have the morph to wah link activated. In that case the morph button will trigger the wah.
I’d like to use the Kabinet alongside my Orange 2x12.
Is this possible with the different OHM ratings ?
Would I need anything specific to do so ?
could I use the Kabinet out of the Monitor out and then keeping the Orange out of the speaker out ?
If you use the monitor out you would need to get an external power amp such as this Seymour Duncan, if you run both cabinets off your powered Kemper output I think you would need a device like this Palmer CAB M Passive Cabinet Merger. I'm not sure how the volume would match up between the 2 cabinets and you might want to look of a similar device that would allow you to mix the signal to adjust the volume between the 2. Maybe someone else can explain if you can hook one cabinet to left and one to right straight of the Kemper but I think you would have an impedance mismatch.
Is this during live play where stage movements might do an accidental movement of the pedal? I read a couple of posts from people with that problem. I only had the problem when activating the morph feature but it seems like I would hear the wah randomly. I solved that by deactivating the morph to wah link, it might be worth a shot to check that (I don't see how that would be related but it might be worth a try.)
Make sure the #'s on the far left are IN ORDER....if they are all jumbled clicke the # sign to get them in order and see if it works
I'm not sure which numbers you are referring to?
I'd say he would've figured it out / found a solution by now 'cause he hasn't updated the thread for 19 months.
I was able to drop and drag up until about a month ago, now I have the same problem. I know the cable is working because it syncs the Stage to Rig Master but I can't drop and drag even 1 file.