Do you have any leads plugged in to your pedal sockets without pedals?
Hmm.. must try
While we're on the topic, if I scroll my mouse wheel on a value in rig manager (transpose for example) it always moves by a factor of 2. Can we adjust that for more fine tuning as well?
Does anyone know where I should be buying a Kone from in Australia? (Can swap for 2 bottles of hand sanitiser )
Welcome aboard, can't wait to hear your Trainwreck Express profile!
I've got to admit, that video pushed me over the edge to get a power rack too, before that video I didn't realise people were using Kempers to drive guitar cabs.
Welcome aboard, I'd definitely suggest to profile your own favourite tube amps asap, I found myself searching for the perfect amp profile from various vendors before eventually profiling my own amp and realising I liked my own profile the best (well for heavy distortion anyway). Having said that, there's some Trainwreck profiles I came across, and for those profiles alone I don't think I could live without the Kemper now.
I think I might head out to some Guitars shops and actually demo some stuff with one of their Kempers in the shop, I can't stand buying something because it looks good online, and has good reviews, only to be disappointed and then have to go through the whole returns ordeal, with things like this I like to get hands on use before buying online.
I don't mean to sound preachie, but if you value the store giving you the opportunity to try their gear, the least you could do is buy it from them, most places will be keen to at least come close to online prices rather than have you walk away. Or else they simply won't exist.
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No, that is voodoo.
To clarify, at what point does selecting transpose in rig insert itself in to the signal chain? I assume it is pre everything but if people are running a transpose stomp after the stack or other effects I imagine this would make it sound different and possibly worse?
And even when I pull up my perfomance via midi pedal, the problem still exists... It is auto saving the profiles in perfomance mode...the very moment you select a new profle...
You need to select a slot in a different performance. Go to a different performance, select a slot, play it for 2 seconds to make sure you're playing in a new slot on a different performance, go back to the original performance and slot, all will be well.
Morphing is dedicated to continuous parameters and Pitch of Transpose is no continuous parameter.
If you want to Morph the pitch continuously, you can use the Pedal Pitch effect and activate MorphPedal to Pitch.
As mentioned before you can switch the Transpose effect on/off using a button or even toggle between two Transpose effects in two different modules.
The op believes the transpose in the rig menu sounds better than the transpose in the stomp menu. Personally I can't pick it. Is there any difference in the algorithm between the two or are they identical? Does one sound better or are we dreaming?
No, this is actually not planned.
There is typically two kinds of DI Profiles.
1) There are profiles taken from the DI output of a bass amp or acoustic amplifier, to adapt to a bass or an acoustic guitar.
These profiles are full range (not flat responce), as they are not colored and lowpass filtered by a guitar or bass cabinet.
They do not use distortion, the gain is at zero.
2) Then there are profiles taken from a tube amp by a DI box, without capturing the speaker. We call them Direct Amp Profiles. These profiles may use the amp distortion, as usual. Direct Amp Profiles are typically created to be combined with a suitable cabinet preset (e.g. impulse responce) at a later point in time.
The Profiler identifies DI Profiles by their CAB module being off or empty, and will automatically switch the Kone to full-range mode, as described.
However, it has no means to distinguish between version 1) and version 2).
And we think this is not necessary.
We always assume that you will use the main outputs for a FOH mixing desk. To do so even with DI Profiles of version 2), you *have to* set up a suitable cabinet to complete your tube amp sound. By our definition, you have turned your Direct Amp Profile into a Studio Profile that automatically allows Speaker Imprints.
In the case that you want to run Direct Amp Profiles straight into the Kone without using any other output, we would call this an exceptional way of using the Profiler. However, you can solve this situation by simply establishing an arbitrary cabinet (which wouldn't be heard in the end).
Does this answer your question?
I've only made 1 profile myself, which was a DI (or DA I guess) of my JCM800 2210 which has it's own DI output, it's the main rig I use (it turns out I spent the first 6 months looking for a profile that sounded like my amp, until I just profiled mine). I mainly play through a cab but I'll make sure I attach a cab module to it to use with a couple of Kones when they're available
I think he means DI. I'm assuming you can still assign a kone imprint to a DI profile if desired?
IIRC, I believe Eddie used to have only 1 speaker in it's own cab miked and the other 3 (or more?) isolated and covered in blankets and whatever else so it wouldn't be deafening in the studio, as well as obviously the variac to reduce voltage to the entire amp. It'll be freakin' loud
Geez warn your neighbours first, they'll think a ufo has landed next door 😄. Can you hook up a second cab to share the load?
I should probably try P-Mode. I’ve had my Kemper for 5+ years and haven’t checked it out at all.
I guess I don’t see the advantage.
I have a midi controller with 5 buttons on each row. I just set up a bank for each song. The 5 buttons on the bottom row correspond to the different sections of the song.. Might be different variations of a single profile or different profiles altogether.
The buttons on the top row are reserved for stomps and FX.
Isn’t this pretty much what performance mode gives you? If not, what is the difference?
Is there any reason to switch from this method to performance mode?
Quicker switching within the one performance , and editing rigs in performance mode doesn't alter the original
This is not right. MIDI is MIDI, regardless of what sends the commands. I’ve looked at the HEX. From Voodoo Labs’ site:
Compatible with our Ground Control Pro or any MIDI controller
I’d ping Voodoo Labs. Guaranteed they’ve had this question before.
Hey I hope your right, but the GCX needs to see 8 simultaneous CC commands to work and I assume the Hex would need to see 4. I've not found any other piece of gear that can send 8 CC"s at once but maybe the Hex is different. Definitely contact Voodoo Labs, I hope I'm wrong
I don't own a Hex, but I do have the GCX switcher. You need the Voodoo Labs Ground Control Plus to control everything. I don't own a Kemper remote but I'm 99.9% certain that Kemper gear won't control your hex.
I started on 10's in my teens, tried a couple of times to change to 9's but found them too flabby, especially when tuning down 1/2 step with a floyd, hitting the bottom E hard would make it go sharp, 9's just seemed ridiculous. I started playing on low gain amps when young and hit the strings quite hard to get different dynamics, so much that I would tend to break strings at least twice a night during a gig. Many years later I picked up an old strat that had been strung with 9's thinking I'd eventually get around to swapping in 10's, but instead after 20 odd years of playing I've made the switch to 9's.
Sorry for the long winded post but I personally think how much articulation, dynamics and (character?) can be applied during bends, vibrato and pick attack is more important than anything demonstrated in this video when selecting string gauge.
Or I could've just said it's all about the feel 😄
P.S. If you like 9's on a strat, try 9.5 to 44's on Gibson scale, 10's definitely feel heavier
Not sure what the official position is on this, but I can only say the local distributor (Australia) and Kemper were very helpful when I had an issue with my second hand unit. (It was a month or 2 still in warranty)
Just turn off cab sims for monitor output. Easy!