Posts by Locrain

    There is a great feature of ToastMe as you can lock the “cab” only and then you try other profiles. Hopefully this or a different approach that allows easy changes of IR is going to be in the editor Locrain is right that it’s large part of the tone.

    Interesting...is this different than locking the cab block on the KPA? Like it keeps the same ir, but allows the other settings in the cab block to change?

    The cab/speakers is ~75%+ of your tone. Definitely pay attention to profiles you really like, and try that cab out on other profiles. Tone Nirvana awaits...

    It's an awesome pack for sure! Tim cautioned about the mids, as they could be somewhat harsh, but I have found them just perfect in a mix, especially with lower turnings. I've barely scratched the surface, but I love it so far.

    My contribution clip from the pack so far:

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    The 100 page thing again...this is pure superstition!!!


    ...but you never know for sure, so...


    Edit: Fuck, I am writing about superstition and my "Posts" counter hits 777 ... so much for that!

    And one "dB Cooper" likes your post. Coincidence? I think not...


    I think this goes all the way to the top.

    Im sure you're right, and I've probably done the same thing at times. On the whole though, great thread, maximum entertainment value considering it's subject matter.

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    Not my dictionary, its been around a while now. Oh and don't tell me what to do, thanks....

    Might have been gibberish but at least it wasn't rude. Stick that in yer gibberish....


    Wait, was that too arbitrary for ya? :P

    I'm not sure that this is very entertaining for many here, and this is well past the line of cheeky back-and-forth. It hasn't gotten ugly, it's just cringy...


    1st off, if you're claiming that someone is being rude, it indicates you take the conversation seriously and that you have made good faith arguments.


    I hope that this is not true, because if it was, it would mean that you genuinely thought that the etymological "did you know" section would be, in any way, acceptable to present as the definition of the word. And that wouldn't be a good indication. Yet, you did exactly that.


    So, the more charitable interpretation of this, the nonsensical argument, ludicrous font, "don't tell me what to do mom", etc, is that we are just joking back and forth a bit. And that's all well and good, it's just terribly unfunny, and maybe I have Editor Update Limbonic PTSD and am just being a complete ass. But it does upset me when people are disingenuous in their arguments or their humor.


    Yours, forever, in endless ambiguity.

    Hi, this was a good idea looking for a Bonamassa-like sound. I tweaked the profile to get a sound that I had in mind for my Strat, and I finally was heavily pleased.

    In fact, this was not my "start" with profiles I triggered to performance rig. All together, I have to resume my experiences to this: most profiles I tried (I even bought a profile from Bert Meulendijk) came with much to much gain. Lowering gain to the point where they break into crunch often makes the sound much niceer and more distinguable, chords played then sound with a good resolution. Too much gain is destroying the character of a profiled amp, chords sound dirty and very artificial. That's how I do see it.

    This is all a matter of taste, plain and simple. The high-gain tones in the profiles I play are as good, if not better, than my Triamp/SLO/Dual Recto/etc did. If you don't like high-gain tones that's one thing...but the Kemper does them very very well.


    If you're saying that the profiles you have are too gainy for your tastes...try lower gain profiles? I have more profiles than I could ever use from clean to diiiirty, and every possible permutation in between. Sometimes I will adjust the gain knob because I like a certain profile, but best results are usually from finding a profile that is close to what you're looking for.


    There are great rigs on Rig Exchange, but the signal to noise ratio is pretty bad. I think you need to try more 3rd party packs. There is a ton of stuff in the mid-gain lead tone area you seem to be shooting for.


    If you're disappointed in the KPA because of Rig Exchange, I think you're missing 99% of what the KPA has to offer. Either find a profiler that you like, or make your own. RE is a nice side benefit, but only the insane man gets all his profiles there. :D

    I wonder if there is something in the deeper coding of the profile that shows whether it was created by merging? Something which isn’t visible as metadata but which Kemper’s analytics can identify. If this was the case than a bulk conversion could be run as part of a FW update at some point. Maybe I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one

    I obviously have no idea of the details involved, but unless I'm missing something that does seem pretty plausible...really good idea!

    West Coast Killer is great so far, I've only gone through a few of the profiles, this is a pretty huge pack!


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    Awesome clip Locrain ! It's funny you mention how West Coast mids could work for your style. Because as I listened to the clip you recorded, before reading your response, I was hearing how those mids would work great there. :)

    Thanks man!


    Haha, great minds, right? I think so too. Have to find out I guess. :D

    I think we have a winner...I didn't spend too much time exploring the pack because I wanted to just hit record and write out a quick little demo. I just picked a couple profiles that sounded pretty good, I think they sound great in the mix. Apologies for the ear-rape that is soundcloud...I wish they would us embed other players. Oh well. Great pack so far!


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    I don't know how people manage to write and record about someone they love in a situation like the one you're in, brother. I can't imagine having the strength. What a champion you are.

    I couldn't agree more Nicky. I don't understand the person that can write these lyrics at this time without losing it every 30 seconds. Strength is the perfect word for it.


    Southdakota I loved it man. The lyrics ring true, and there is something really beautiful about the tonal quality of it (the AIC and BS type vibe) that adds a completely different darker more real dimension to the song. It's a really powerful piece of work. I'm so sorry Nate. Please take care of yourself in the coming months.


    Your mom must be an awesome lady.

    Next, the West Coast Killer, great amp. Has a very aggressive almost a somewhat nasty (in a good way) mid focus. Some will love it some will hate it. I will say it's very unique in character and very aggressive.


    And finally, Serenity Gain, one of my favorite amps I have. Very Soldano SLO like but has an EL34 power section. This thing can do it all. Heck, even channel one can cop tones from Vox like to Marshall like. The 3 channels are different and they the controls on the amp are very powerful.


    As I know your style though I'd recommend Serenity. :)

    Awesome man, thanks! Serenity Gain sounds like the way to go, you know me too well, haha. An SLO that actually has multiple channels? Sign me up! :D


    The way you describe the West Coast Killer is pretty interesting though, kind of seems like those nasty aggressive mids could be a very good thing for baritones/low tunings, where you're really trying to preserve every bit of mids you can. I'm going to grab the Serenity Gain, but I will definitely keep the WCK in mind...these are some cool amps man!


    Just bought the tweed pack. Some great profiles in there and then just got the AC pack. Look forward to trying it out tomorrow!


    I mostly use distorted tones, but that tweed pack really is fantastic.