Was there ever a resolution to the midi clock drifting so much on the Kemper? I’ve used midi clock for years on my Virus C and it’s always been rock solid. It goes to the DAW tempo and stays there.
I’d use individual cables and avoid the dsub, at least to test.
As mentioned above, try the main outs through the Neves.
I use spdif to AES cable with RME UFX and it works fine.
It does switch to clock from the Kemper but no issues.
Yeah, Type 2 is better for me too. I recalibrated and that helped. The EV-30 is pretty good. Not exactly the taper I want but close. It comes on a little slow. So I'd like to goose the curve 20%.
So I tried the FV500H which might not be the best choice since it's high impedance but there's an expression jack on it. It's taper is great when using audio ins and outs.
As an expression pedal, it's taper is pretty far off and the volume comes on too quick. I'd like to decrease the curve 50%.
That's my point. If I had some control of the curve, I could make any pedal feel great and dial it in to what I like to hear. I'd just like a knob with normal range set in the middle, then I'd increase or decrease the curve as needed.
Also where I use the pedal might mean the curve needs a tweak. The way the pedal responds in Input location is entirely different than how it is responding in Post Stack location. Even changing guitars can affect how the volume curve reacts.
It wouldn't take much adjustment and you'd be able to make your EP1 react like an Ernie Ball or a Boss or whatever you want.
Yes, it is included in the latest release.
I'm currently on OS 220.127.116.1128 and I'm trying out the CC volume pedal using a Boss EV-30. This is worse for me than it was previously. Even though the volume pedal value display is moving, I'm not getting any sound until about halfway up. All of the taper is gone completely and it's more like an on off switch. When you mentioned the new taper being in the latest release, what release are you referring to? This was back in April so I'm thinking it's in the version I'm using. It definitely seems like it's changed and not for the better.
Can you please add some sort of curve adjustment for the CC volume and let the user decide what works best for them and their pedal of choice. A one size fits all will not work with so many different pedals from so many different manufacturers. The way I use the pedal to control sustain on a lapsteel might be entirely different than the way someone wants to use it for pitch bend.
Out of all the amazing things the Kemper can do, it sure seems like it would be an easy task to add the option to modify the curve of the incoming cc info. Thanks!
I’d just use the pedal. I use the Wampler Ego which is a more versatile dynacomp and it sounds great that way. I also use distortion pedals and a volume pedal in front too.
I have both, a Wurly 200 and a Rhodes Suitcase 88, each has alnico speakers.
I'll add these to my list to profile. Good idea!
Hey are you able to get Midi Clock to work sending out of Logic to sync the KPA? It's been driving me crazy. I must be missing something... unless it just doens't work as the manual says?
I got it to work but the tempo on the Kemper was all over the place. It’s like it was too sensitive to beat clock timings which is strange because my Virus C synth works great with beat clock.
I gave up on it, mostly because I use delays in Logic.
I do a lot of sessions and also prefer to track dry and use plugins in Logic. Much easier to punch/comp and have the delay trails generated after comping.
I use Echoboy Jr as my main delay, specifically the Memory Man, but just grabbed Valhalla Delay. I’ll more than likely use it for more specialized sounds. The Valhalla Ubermod does amazing chorusing and Dimension D sounds and the Basic Tape Echo patch is great for pads. Tons of killer sounds there.
Valhalla’s Shimmer verb is also good for the pitched up verb thing and their Vintage Verb covers everything else. I also use a Spring Reverb plugin Springage, I think it’s called.
That said, I could easily use Logic’s tape delay, Space Designer and pedalboard. Be sure to check out Logic’s new multifx lifted from Camel Audio.
I do also just use the Kemper by itself sometimes too, especially the rotary sounds.
I use analog compression, distortion, fuzz and volume pedals in front of the Kemper.
It’s a glut of choices but I like to mix it up and have channel strips saved for easy recall.
REALLY looking forward to the new Rig Manager/Editor.
Are you going to update the first post with each update or just keep adding to this thread?
Wondering if anyone can point me to 'must have' bass profiles on the exchange? I've got the Kemper bass pack but would welcome thoughts on other good ones out there. The commercial vendors seem not to have 'gone there' for the most part unless I've missed something. Hope my request falls within the context of this thread but if not, apologies and feel free to remove
The TonHam is my goto for bass. I set the output for Gtr/master mono and record the DI and Kemper to two tracks. I add a little parallel compression in the DAW and I’m pretty much done.
Our volume pedal has always been logarithmic, it has never been linear.
And you wouldnˋt like it to be linear because it would feel awfull.
I have changed it now to be even more logarithmic.
Was this new expression taper ever added to the firmware?
Instead of the myriad of folders I’ve created and duplicate profiles, I’m going to try to add keywords to the comments section of the profiles. By using keywords, I should able to search by actual amp name, genre, project etc.....whatever I want. Keywords will also still be in place after RM is updated even if the folder structure changes.
Anyone else try something like this?
yeah I just tested this out. My bad, the Local library can't be searched but the individual folders can, as you know.
Rig Manager, almost a good idea. It's really frustrating for me in a lot of ways but it's way better than just scrolling around on the unit.
I also want to be able to sort profiles by amp type, merged or direct, styles etc. Really hoping the new version makes it easier to organize the pile.
Just select the folder you want to search before searching.
Not on front of computer right now but pretty sure this is what I do. Select Local folder first.
You might consider using a profile that specifically works well with pedals as opposed to one that is your normal amp. Your choice might also change depending on if you’re using the Kemper with a speaker cab or studio monitors. I’ve been surprised that some of the profiles I’ve passed on with monitors, sound great with a speaker cab.
Hola from fellow Tejas-an
The main issue I have with Rig Manger is the lack of organization options. There needs to be a way to be able to store profiles in lists and folders without having to duplicate the profile each time. Adobe Lightroom lets you add a photo to different folders but they all point back to the same file. That way if you make an edit, all versions are edited, or you can duplicate if you prefer to keep them separate.
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parallel too for a quiet single coil vibe.
I use the digital out (or analog outs) and set the output for GTR/Amp Stack out (or Mono Master if wet) and record into two tracks.
Then I balance as needed or I can reamp if necessary using the DI to drive the Kemper again.
The DI might be all you need for your clean profile. I typically use the Ton Ham Clean profile for the amp sound, which is actually another DI but sounds great. This would be for a clean sound, rock, pop etc.
Don’t forget about using your right hand thumb for playing bass. Sting does that a lot.
Putting a little foam under the strings near the bridge can really help muffle any extraneous strings ringing. Using your left hand to mute strings is also important.
When recording bass I focus on three things primarily: getting a good tone with no extra notes ringing, playing at a consistent level note to note, and playing in perfect time. Consistentcy can be helped with compression and the timing functions in the DAW can be used to tighten up the performance. Nothing can be done to fix the extra ringing notes after they’ve been recorded. Muffling and punching in when needed can really help.