Posts by pippopluto

    I don't think that your issues are related to this Rig Manager release. If the installer (which is an MS product) cannot install the required files, Rig Manager cannot work as expected. Also, an icon doesn't just vanish (especially when the app is not even launched). You might want to look into your Windows installation.

    I agree that was a sort of incident, I fixed it Windows-side with a trick or two.

    I continue to not be able to see the arrow and buttons (within RM) I mentioned in my original comment tho.

    This is what I see (1920x1080) on my screen. Video Card is a simple

    AMD Radeon HD 5450 I've been using since years.


    I changed nothing in my setup, video settings, resolution and the like: just installed 3.3.40 R (and later on .43 R) like I've always done.


    Any help (or the installer for a previous R version of RM) would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

    pippopluto


    Try to launch Rig Manager while holding the SHIFT key. Then agree to restore defaults. Does that help?

    Hey G String, thanks for getting back at me.

    To complete my report about 3.3.40 R, here follows what happened... it's somehow interesting.


    As soon as installed the new version, I had kept RM open for a number of days, sometimes with the KPA on, sometimes not.

    When I finished with my project I closed the app. When returning to my PC some time later, I realised that the RM icon on the toolbar had turned into a white rectangle. After rebooting the computer the icon was totally gone.

    I had to search RM from the Start menu, launched it and as soon as 3.3.40 started I was prompted to install 3.3.43.

    This happened before I tried the [Shift] start.


    Then I tried it. The KPA was connected and running.

    The issue I originally reported and to which you responded was not solved with V .43.

    OTOH, the sign "Looking for Profilers" appeared... and RM could not see/find the Profiler.

    While I was filling in my personal data again, RM shut. I tried and relaunch it from the toolbar, but the icon had become irresponsive and W10 asked me to delete it. I confirmed the deletion, and searched the Start menu again for re-launching RM. W10 started to install it again instead (can't say which version).

    In a few second a warning message appeared: «The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory: C:\Program Files\Kemper Amps. [...] Log on as administrator or contact [...]


    Please note I am the Administrator.


    When I abort the installation, the progress bar reverts to 0 and the installation aborts.


    Now I am going to restart w10 and see what changes


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    W10. Always and only installed Release versions.

    I hope what I've been experiencing with 3.3.40 is user mistake:


    1. I can't find the Arrow that closes the Editor section (with the Editor open, what remains on the screen is really too little in order to work comfortably)


    2. Where have the red buttons for saving the new work on the computer/Profiler gone?


    This is what I have experienced in the first 5' of use, hope there are no further hidden tricks!

    p. Read the 4th post on page one of the thread. If vol pedal 2 was implemented, you’d have a free slot, never have to save levels one rig at a time while on a gig.

    Oh, I do it by default, not at gigs. It takes 10", and no extra slot?
    My setting are such that once the overall output level has been set at a venue, usually every rig works (volume-wise) as is. If it doesn't, I engage the boost.
    Hope this makes sense :)

    Still wont do what i would like it to do. Because i want to be able to change the level of SOME but NOT all rigs with one operation

    You lost me here... I do that on a per-rig basis. when I am on a rig, pressing the same switch engages Morphing for that rig only.
    Am I missing something about your scenario?

    I would prefer if the new Kemper was exactly the same size but profiles amp's at 99% accuracy with the full sweep of the amps's EQ and Gain controls. That would be EPIC! I already put a deposit down.

    The issue such a technology would have to face is that tone controls on guitar amps interact: that is, each knob's intervention curve changes depending on the other knobs' positions. This makes things much more complex, and as much as it's nevertheless possible to achieve such a result, it also makes it largely impractical.


    We should remember what the Profiler had originally been designed for: capturing one or more given signature tones/settings from a studio or live session in order to be able to get the same identical tone back w/o getting crazy with which amp settings, which mics placed where, which mixing levels on the console and the like.

    IMO, this is the Profiler's strength, and its logistical characterization. It can't do everything. A modeller will model a given specimen of a certain amp/cab/effect, and will never be able to sound like that specific '59 Bassman with that specific cone when those specific tubes are worn at that specific stage unless that's exactly the specimen they have measured for their model. Specularly, a profile will never be able to sound like a given amp across its whole spectrum of settings.


    Personally, I find these differences fascinating enough to not care about not being able to have "everything" under my hands.

    For me, versatility is important only to the extent that one is able to find their own tone and feel. This can be achieved via a modeller, a profiler, a... capturer, or even a real mic'ed amp.


    :)

    Yep, this puzzles me as well.

    I would even request the possibility to save the whole chain (Stomps + Effects) as a single preset...
    This might be made possible on the devices themselves, w/o interfering with RM's development. It would be enough to add the "save whole section " / "save all the effects" to the menu when saving a given effect preset...

    Not even a big development effort, apart (perhaps) from coining a new file format for the new "double" presets.

    They apparently have some technical reason why it will be required to work this way with future developments.

    Interesting, I must have missed that. Do you have a link where to read more on the matter?
    Thanks :)

    IME they are such different devices that it's hard to compare them.
    If your use is strictly guitar-oriented I agree with Ingolf that the Kabinet can be funnier at home or as a personal monitoring system.
    OTOH, the CLR is more linear, can express higher SPLs, and is way less directive. Furthermore, when used with Studio or Merged profiles it is more faithful to the profile's tone.
    When also used with other instruments or as a PA there's of course no comparison.

    I am aware that KAOS versions are already "complex" to manage for the newby (depending on your hw version, which version you came from and the like). Nevertheless, as someone that will never be using the remote control over wi-fi, I've been wondering how complex would be to get lighter versions that just don't remotely connect.

    I see that KAOS has been growing in the years and some functions have started to slow the device down. For some reason, I have the idea that this further code makes things more mammoth...

    Or, when no remote connection is required, the code just stays in EPROM and is never executed?

    Thats what I thought initially but Floyd99 explained it and I now see what they mean. To be honest I have never felt there was anything wrong with the current methodology but I can now see merit in what they are asking for. The difference is that you can currently link multiple FX to the same button however any effect can only be linked to a single button. Therefore, if button i turns on OD/Delay and turns off Reverb. Button ii can’t also control OD along with different other FX. You might want button ii to turn on OD /Flanger/EQ (but not Delay or toggle off reverb). As soon as you link OD to button ii it will unlink it from button i.

    But that's a different point. You quoted my comment about the fact that recalling the on/off state of a number of effects blocks is already possible :)

    The italicized sentence does not refer to a block being linked to several buttons.

    I’m actually fine with the granularity of the Shift + mode. Making it more granular would make it slower to use. I would rather leave it as is and just add a click to type for quickest entry and ultimate fine detail entry.

    This is quite surprising to me: on my system it's definitely too gross to be meaningfully more useful than the mouse alone...
    Might this be depending on one's computer, settings etc?

    Anyway, Shift should be used when you are already nearby the value you are after, I don't think it would slow things down significantly :)