Posts by DarkskyZ

    Sorry for the late reply, maybe using the word "clipping" was wrong. I should have wrote "fizz" or "metallic clics".

    Anyway, I don't really know what happened but I have not experienced it since. Even with my new Fuzz Factory clone at full blast it is now OK.

    Thanks anyway for your nice help.

    Now off to investigate on that new editor thing :)

    OK, so please bear with me as :

    A - English is my second language only so I am doing my best to make me understood here...

    B - I am just starting using pedals with the KPA I have had for a few months now.

    That said, here is my concern. I have been lucky enough to be gifted some nice boutique pedals (fuzz, overdrive and Klon clone). Those I had been lurking at for a few weeks and they sounded spectacular so I managed to get them (you too know that big guy in red, don't you ? :D).

    At first I built my pedal chain in front of the KPA and played them with some ultra clean Fender profiles. That sounded OK but the more I play them, the more it sounds harsh and I now see that they put my KPA at the edge of clipping most of the time (flashing red input light). This happens with most profiles I tried them with.

    For the record, I nearly exclusively play my KPA via SPDIF though a Scarlett 6i6 then a Shiit Magni headphones amp to a pair of BT 990 Pro and that clipping is absolutely obvious to my ears, even when using the Klon clone just as a boost. I feel I hear it even when the input led is not going red, I don't really know.

    The main goal of my pedals are to give dirt but also to boost and thus lowering the boost is kind of a bummer but it actually mostly stops the clipping. I suspected something wrong in my KPA settings so I went as far as resetting it to factory defaults, that helped me fix some SPDIF volume volume as I had to reset everything but I still can't seem to play my pedals without getting some clipping. I sure checked my SPDIF clock and sample rate and everything is fine there.

    Of course I fiddled with the "clean sense" setting but that doesn't do the job consistently, some of my (commercial) profiles already have it set low too. So my question is (finally !) :

    how do you guys manage to play dirt and boost pedals in front of your Kemper ? What is the secret sauce I am missing ? Any profile you do use with success that I may try ? (I own most of MBritts if that helps).

    I read some others have had issues using pedals too but I didn't really find an explained solution so I thought I would ask the veterans here.

    Thanks in advance !

    Hi all,

    I just ordered a remote + an EP1-KP to complement my beloved KPA. It took me months to decide wether or not it would be worth it for a bedroom player like me but heck, you only live once...

    Anyway, I couldn't find some cables information on the Kemper shop nor on the Kemper manual :

    • is the Kemper Remote cable delivered in the box with the remote ? Just after I placed my order I realised that -maybe- the cable being sold as an accessory may not be just for situations when you need a replacement.
    • then comes the quest for the perfect remote to EP1-KP cables. I know you need a TRS and a TR jack but the required length to position the pedal near the remote is a hard thing to find. I found no definitive answer to that. I found members linking to 30cm cables on Amazon but is that long enough for both sides. What would the perfect length be say to put the pedal on the right of the remote and same thing for a left position ? Angled connectors or not ? My goal would be to get those cables before my Kemper shop order gets delivered as I won't be able to go and shop for cables for quite some time after this week-end.

    Thanks for any clarification you may hopefully give me on these 2 questions. :thumbsup:


    I am a beginner guitarist, started playing over 20 years ago, gave up, sold my Epiphone G400 and Peavey Blazer 158 like 4 years ago as they didn't get any use at all.
    Now I bought a Gibson SG a few weeks ago, I tried some modelling amps and softwares that I didn't like so I am saving to get a Kemper as soon as I can.
    I am training everyday too. Not anything like good playing yet but I enjoy it and that's the only thing I am looking for anyway.

    Also, English is not my first language so please bear with my approximate grammar and spelling :D