Posts by jackk100

    I have an 80’s Roland JC-120 that has 2 “Main In” jacks on the back. I’ve read that they bypass the amp’s preamps and that 2 preamped signals can be connected to them to use the amp’s 2 power amps/speakers.

    I would like to try it, with the Kemper set to Monitor Stereo, but am not sure what level of signal comes out of the Kemper’s Monitor and Direct Output ports.

    Would those outputs be safe/good for this application? What level of signal comes out of them? Can anyone advise? Thanks!

    To use both cabinets in mono, could I do this?

    - turn off the Cabinet setting globally

    - connect the powered Kabinet to the Monitor out, with an imprint selected and stereo unticked

    - connect the Marshall to the Direct Out, with output source set to Master Mono

    I may also try #4 (stereo to the PA).

    I’m also curious about the Camplifier SHP (Stereo High Power) module for the unpowered toaster and then 2 appropriate cabinets. Hard to find any testimonials for that. Ultimately, I think I’m going to like guitar speakers more than Kones (after a year of using the Kabinet).

    Is it possible to use both of these at the same time for monitoring with an unpowered toaster?

    Powered Kabinet

    Marshall 50w combo (1x12) via Send input

    I know they’ll sound different, but I’m ok with that: it’s just to get more sound into the room at band rehearsals, and a plus would be if I could use the toaster’s stereo effects across them.

    I tried the Kab connected to my monitor out (my usual setup) and the Marshall via my Main out (left), but got no sound in the Marshall.

    I do get sound in the Marshall if I connect it to the toaster’s monitor out, FYI. Sounds pretty nice, but then where to plugin the Kab?

    Thanks for any advice!

    Does anyone know of some good profiles for old school punk? Influences would be late 70’s Buzzcocks, Dead Kennedys, Sex Pistols, X-Ray Spex and, in particular, The Saints “Eternally Yours” album.

    I am NOT looking for pop punk, Green Day, Blink 182, etc. Nor metal.

    If not profiles, then tips/tricks for dialing in old school punk rhythm guitar tones?


    I don't get why not being able to eq the SP/DiF would make you need to sell it. Just use the analog outs like thousands of pro users have successfully, You're ears won't be able to tell the difference.

    In my case, our band's audio interface doesn't have any more analog inputs and it's been working great, thus far, for me to be using the S/PDIF (for a Git Studio and Master Mono tracking).

    I don’t use the looper functions on my Kemper Remote. I’m wondering if there’s a way to reprogram them to control the transport controls in Logic Pro X running on my laptop? I’d love to be able to, at minimum, start and stop recording during band rehearsals, before and after playing a song.


    Thanks. I guess I was overthinking it. I was trying to figure out how to incorporate the built-in switches on the expression pedals and no matter what I tried I couldn’t get them to do anything.

    I ended up just not worrying about those. Instead I just used 2 TRS cables (in ports 5 and 6 on the footswitch) and set the first pedal to be for Volume only and the other pedal for Morph, Wah and Pitch.

    Still don’t know how to use the switches, but satisfied for now :)

    I bought a 2nd Mission Engineering EP1-KP expression pedal and have the 2 pedals connected to my Kemper footswitch ports like this:

    Port 3: pedal 1 output 1 via TRS

    Port 4: pedal 1 output 2 via TS

    Port 5: pedal 2 output 1 via TRS

    Port 6: pedal 2 output 2 via TS

    I would like to be able to use the 2 pedals to control these effects:





    I’ve tried many things and have not been able to figure out how to do it. I haven’t been able to find a video tutorial nor written instructions.

    Is this doable? Can anyone point me to directions or explain how to do it?

    Thank you!

    The communication is both ways between the iOS app and the Kemper OS on the head. Turn a knob on one and the knob’s position/value changes in the other. I can’t think of a place in the Kemper OS where a full list of profiles is shown without paging, which might be why it doesn’t (or can’t) exist in the iOS version. If all of this is correct, then I’m thinking that the Kemper OS would need an internal “get full list” function (a single sort, by name, would suffice) that the iOS app can call for showing lists in the various places that would benefit. There would also need to be a two-way sync when a rig name is edited in either OS.

    Just some guesses. Only folks at a Kemper would know. Meanwhile, fingers crossed that listing rigs in iOS is coming soon!

    Update: I have Rig Manager iOS working on my iPad via a local access point (and PoE for my remote). I’m getting familiar with the app. Overall, I think it’s going to make it a LOT easier for me to tweak and update rigs and performances during rehearsals.

    One thing that’s sorely missing is the ability to list rigs. I do not see a way to:

    1) view a list of installed rigs when the head is in Browser mode. All I can do is slowly move between them using back/forward buttons, which is impractical with dozens/hundreds of rigs.

    2) select a rig to use for a new slot in a performance. I see no way to get a list.

    3) change the selected rig for a performance slot. Again, I see no way to get a list.

    For the things above, I have to go over to the head and make rig selections there. Not a huge deal, but it’s surprising not to have that built into the iOS app. Or I’m just not seeing it? Feature coming soon?

    I also didn’t see a way to delete an entire performance, only clear the slots and rename it to New Performance (the same end result).

    I love the ability to easily see all of the controls for stomps, effects, etc, and easy to navigate lists for switching to different presets. No more paging through those on the head.

    Same ease of use is there for seeing/changing all rig, input, amp, cabinet and output controls, which is also great (like the desktop app). As is the ease for setting morph settings.

    As others mentioned, there’s no way to add rigs to the head or access Rig Exchange, but that’s understandable to me. I’m ok with having to do that via the USB connection on the head connected to a PC.

    I’ve been researching the pieces required to use Rig Manager iOS with an unpowered head, remote and my iPad Air 2 (and maybe iPhone) in band rehearsals, where I would like to use it to dial in tones, effects and save my changes (to rigs and performances).

    I think I have the additional hardware requirements figured out, but now I’m trying to figure out what shortcomings the iOS app has vs the desktop app. Is there a comparison chart? Does anyone have rehearsal/live experience with it that they could share?

    I’ve found very little on YouTube that shows actual use of the iPad and iPhone apps and very few (and very mixed) reviews in the App Store, which makes it kinda seem like very few people are using it?


    Main Manual 8.5, chapter KEMPER Rig Manager, page 307

    Thanks. I saw mention of Kemper-approved PoE devices, but am not finding such a thing, only various discussions about users trying different things, with varied levels of success.

    Since a solution requires not only a PoE, but also a wifi router (I’d need on stage), a recommended hardware list or something sure would help. Does it exist?

    This does not work for me on a Mac and I sure wish it would. Basically I'd like a way to establish a secondary sort by sorting first by Gain (which groups items by 10-1) and then by name, preserving the Gain grouping.

    Also, side question: is there a way to apply a sort in Rig Manager to the profiles on the profiler?


    I've since found where my unpowered toaster's Power Amp Boost setting is (thanks to the replies here) and will be trying that at our next rehearsal. I had thought that setting only applied to the powered toasters, so that was a bit confusing.

    FYI, after pushing the Power Amp Boost all the way up, the powered Kabinet was plenty loud enough to be heard by our loud drummer behind his kit.

    Per recommendations that I've read, I had the Kabinet turned all the way up and controlled the overall volume using the Master volume on my unpowered toaster, which I did not have to max out.


    If the Gain setting has not been edited by the person who made the Profile, it matches the Gain setting automatically set during the Profiling process.

    I was wondering how that is set automatically. I found this in the manual, saying that it comes from the reference profile used to make the new profile, but if no reference is being used does it get calculated somehow?


    You will notice that the GAIN knob is automatically set to the same (audible) position as the reference amp and the amp volume is the same as the other amp volumes to make it easy to compare different amps. The actual gain range of the PROFILER is probably much larger than your original amp. This means that you can play the new PROFILE from ultra-clean to super-distorted, even if you couldn’t do so on the reference amp itsel

    A gain of 5 on the Kemper rig does not mean that the actual amp was only at halfway point on when it was profiled. I might have been maxed to 10. Just depends on how the profiler saves the rig.

    I've used Plexi type rigs that I know the amp was dimed out but the rig Gain and EQ settings are not dimed and allow you to make your own final adjustments. So, everything depends on how a profiler saves the rig to be distributed.

    Thank you, I think this makes sense to me….

    Basically, the gain setting that we see in a third party profile is set by the person doing the profiling, rather than coming from a measurement done during the profiling process, right? If so, then it’s somewhat arbitrary and up to the author’s discretion?

    If so, then I think that also means that a profile pack that contains multiple rigs for the same amp may or may not contain rigs based on different profiles: the author could just copy their profile, change some settings (including gain) and give it a new rig name OR they could re-profile the amp, using different settings on the amp itself, and include that as a different rig… and we would not know the difference?

    (which is fine with me: like you said, just look for a good sound, at this point I’m mainly curious)


    Hi, probably a noob question, but I’m a noob and searching for “gain” gives me so many results, so here goes …

    I haven’t done any profiling myself. I have various Tone Junkie profile packs. Each pack has different rigs for the same amp, with Gain ranging from low to high. Thus, when I switch between them the Gain knob’s position changes.

    Since different rigs in the same pack have different cabinet and mic combinations, I’m thinking that each rig reflects a separate profile of the amp.

    If so, then I’m thinking that each of those rigs (profiles?) was made with the physical amp set to different gain settings. If so, then I’m unclear of what the profiler’s Gain setting is indicating/controlling.

    Can anyone clarify this for me? Maybe I’m wrong about how the profiling works and each rig in a pack with different gain reflects gain set AFTER the profiling process (and therefore all rigs in the pack are based on a single profile)?