If you are used to pod 2.0 and you think it is better (I had it many years). It could be a matter of habit, it was hard for me to enjoy other things at first, because it is easy to play, plug n play. After some years playing tube amps, now I see it like a toy. The rawness of the real thing mic'ed sometimes is underwealming if you are not used and dont know how to tweak it.
I feel the same with ponts 2 and 3 when using my cabinet. But i would not go so far to agree with point 4.
I would have to be a lot more used to play and monitor me with a mic'ed tube amp to say that, raw mic'ed sound always need some love.
C) Do you foresee that you would take advantage of the KPA's Kemper Kone physical speaker emulation, which the Kemper Kabinet has been specifically matched and tuned for? This promises to provide that true "amp-in-the-room" psycho-acoustic experience, by eliminating the influence of the microphone that is intrinsic to the process of profiling the amp/cabinet system.
Only this, of course the priority is having the best tone-feeling/versatility ratio, the thing is how well will it perform what it promises..I usually dont like frfr for playing in a room with a band, we expect this kemper kone to solve this and at the same time outperform a classic guitar cabinet. Time will tell..there is hope.
beyma had no treble and was very boomy
both 10 and 12
had them in the same cab as the f12 now
Nice to see you have an informed opinion.
Because I bought a 2nd hand beyma some months ago only to try a semi frfr way.
I put it in an old floor monitor and it sounded not bad for itself, but nothing inspiring, when i compared it to a guitar cab I realized beyma was like a toy. And I want to know if my opinion upon kemper through frfr could change, I only tried this beyma and mackie thump 12-15(not stellar monitors). Maybe a good monitor like dxr100 or this new celestion or K cone is the solution...if not i will stay with my 2x12, but it is a pitty because the difference between some profiles are negligible, and for me my tube head sounds slightly better, so if i can't use more of the kemper's versatility i can't justify keeping kemper.
The coaxial Celestion F12-X200 has a true HF compression driver.
Didn't know that..thanks
I thought it was a whizzer cone (didnt know the word but I knew the concept. "coaxial double cone" was my workaround). But if i usually filter at 7kHz..will I benefit from it?
I would like to compare this new celestion F12-X200 versus beyma 12ga50, it is the same concept I think, coaxial double cone.
Have you tried scuffham s-gear?
I love the stealer model (marshall sim)
And the reverb is the best i ever tried for guitar (although I never tried expensive pedals).
Mixing imprints to one cone could be nice, but maybe it is not realistic or possible to implement.
(I mean blending..for example, 25% v30, 75% greenback)
They say their profiling process it is not fully-automatic and this is why you can't profile with the plugin. But i don't know if this is true or only because of the patent infringment it would suppose.
For those of you that have commented that when playing through a real cab, all of your profiles sound the same ...... well, my guess is that you are getting a majority of your tone from the cab so that different rigs have little effect.
Why this doesn't happen with a tube amp so drastically?
Seriously asking..maybe filtering at 6k and 100Hz is part of the reason?
Shouldn't be easier to emulate and more realistic using only the amp section than the whole chain? Right now I am looking forward to solve this issue..maybe kemper cone is the solution.
There are thousands of IR's of the same speaker, and even if the same microphone was used, they can be very different.
When you or the sound technician mic your cabinet..the resulting sound is always different. So I guess these IRs will make your foh sound only a little bit more similar to your cabinet in the room sound, but maybe not. This is only an opinion, I dont know how representative of the whole cabinet (not the microphones and position) these IRs are.
What I do, my recomendation is, to check the compatibility of the sound of your cabinet and the line out sound, a/b ing them (with headphone or flat speakers). If you dont have a very flat reference dont worry (if you know very well how it sounds) but better try several references just in case.
Compatibilty I mean similar bass amount specially.
Lately i am mixing the cabinet and the monitors of my rehearsal place, very close one from another and it is ok, nothing weird..and my favorite rig is an studio rig, i dont even know the speaker. Kemper does a good job spliting an studio rig, i can't notice when a rig is merged or studio through a cab.
But it is impossible to know if the merging is done correctly.
Recently I have bought a merged pack from a praised vendor. It has studio and merged profile duplicates. They are different, all merged profiles have a bit less gain..i have done a few profiles and this doesn't happen if you merge correctly.
Anyway I think it is mandatory to add this feature.
Though I have no need for the Kemper cabinet, Ive decided I'm going to buy one.
I would use it if you want to but it for me..
Seriously..i am going crazy.
Today in the rehearsal, I have been trying several profiles, different vendors, free profile...xtc, recto, 5150 3...Very different through PA(FH), through my 2x12 v30 or through an old sound city 4x12 it was almost impossible to distinguish any difference. Band mates agreed looking to me like..
Its like i only have one sound.
I think it is coaxial. Because there is a directivity parameter. The only way i can imagine to change the directivity of the speaker would be modifing the crossover freq between center cab tweeter and the cone.
Maybe i am wrong..because it is difficult to tell the cab how to behave through a powered audio signal.
Yes..too many questions...
How different to a regular frfr cab can it be?
How different from a regular IR can this cone imprints be?
If the reference mother profile wasnt public this kplayer maybe would be more difficult to make.
If this player goes hardware..and it is legal, mr k will regret not to produce a profile only player device.
He patented the whole proccess but if you only make the last step(using the resulting profile) it is not an infringment... My head is no good tudai..
What is patentable or ristringed use?(could the rig files be kemper property or licence?) Im done.. not a lawyer
No, it is just the opposite. The patent (which you can read online on USPTO) is written around the physical process...not the computational algorithms.
Now I understand all. Despite it is something physically.. or conceptually similar to making an IR.
But now, reading the patent, i think maybe is the only way to protect his product. Because it looks more simple than I though, so it is easier to copy aswell. Kemper is comparing to a reference profile, the mother of the profiles, not creating it from scratch.
So maybe the competence is already working on this technology, waiting for the expiration date. If someone crazy patented this idea in the 60's (lots of crazy patents just in case), then we maybe would be having ala'kempers devices everywhere, like an IR.
Sorry..crazy thoughts today.
I always wondered, why nobody is releasing an alternative profiler. I guess there are a lot of peolpe trying to reverse engineer the kemper, or trying create a new profiling process. I guess kemper has his profiling patented, only his algorithms, not the profiling concept in general.
For me its a mistery. Many years without competence. Maybe K. is that genius, maybe is that hard to reduce to some equations and algorithms what an amp makes to the signal.
Coming from the virus synth developer..it is at least curious.
Pedalwise the only thing you can't do is to have morph and volume with only one pedal. Am I wrong?
I can understand both sides. I followed the device's logic, and it is "safer" "easier" if your brain can solve the change. But if not, and for general purpose i stand for a deeper interface editing of the settings and buttons. For example i would like an option for disabling global pedal behaviour so you can save per rig pedal settings, one rig pre volume pedal, one post volume, another rig, morphing and or something more.
It was confusing at the begining..but I got used to. As far as i know..not possible.