exilech , any update from last week’s trials? I’d like to know what you found out.
Another route you can go down is to blend close and far speaker IRs in your DAW and save them as a single blended IR to import back into the Kemper. Several paid profile packs (Celestion, OwnHammer) will give you close-miked, speaker rear, room, and other IR options.
1) Record an amp-only pass into your DAW (temporarily disable the speaker cab sim on your Kemper)
2) Duplicate the recorded audio track several times
3) Instantiate the cab IR plug-in of your choice on each audio track. Lancaster Pulse is free and reliable. Use your DAW’s track level to control blend, keeping Pulse’s level settings identical across all tracks
4) Once you find the blend you like, delete the audio tracks and import the IR .wav files you auditioned onto their respective tracks. The level controls should have preserved their blend.
5) Export the new IR blend as a 44.1/16 mono .wav file
6) Import into the Kemper via USB
It’s tedious work, but the payoff can be big.