If you check these out lemme know your thoughts. Thanks!
A few weeks ago I was going through some old profiles I made shortly after getting my first Kemper. I ran across one I made of my Bugera 1960 Infinium. I ran the amp into a Suhr Reactive Load, into my DAW where I applied an IR from the Celestion Lynchback IR pack. When I made it I wasn't all that impressed but I also was new at the KPA so I didn't really know alot about using the Kempers settings to tweak it. Now I do so I did a little tweaking and really like the results. I've been using it the past few weeks at gigs as my main lead sound and it's working out great!
It's up on the rig exchange, the name is Bugera Plexi Lead. It's set up so that morphing drops back the gain a bit. I did this because I have a Dynacomp on my pedalboard for my clean sounds. When I switch from clean to lead, if the Dynacomp is on it's too gainy so I set the morph to back the gain off some for when the Dynacomp is on.
It's a pretty good sounding roaring Marshall tone, if you're into that sort of thing check it out. It's a Bugera but it'll probably surprise ya!
*Update* I've also uploaded one more suited for rhythm playing. This one's called Bugera Plexi Crunch. The morph on this one makes it work for lead playing in a less dense mix.
When I first got my Kemper I did some test profiles using my Suhr RL (non IR) and applying IRs afterwards. Some results were good, others not so much.
Last night I went back and revisited some of my profiling attempts (I've been primarily using some Tone Junkies profiles as well as a few others). I'm in a temporary living situation (small condo) so I don't have access to any of my amps for continuing profiling. But one of these really jumped out at me. It's a profile I did of a Bugera 1960 Infinium (a 100 watt Marshall Plexi clone) that I profiled from my Suhr RL and put on two separate IRs from Celestion's Lynchback IR set. When I originally created the profile (all of them in fact) it was before I really understood much about the Kemper or it's tweaking feature set. So I dove in a tweaked a few things and holy moly - that profile is a fire breathing monster! At least as far as I can tell through my Beyer Dynamic DT770 Pro headphones. I look forward to giving these a listen on Saturday's gig where we usually have adequate time to do such things (some gigs, setup and soundcheck are in a loud noisy bar environment, stuffy private party, etc....).
Can't wait to hear those Laney profiles, Noisenet
It's gonna be quite some time. I'm in the process of moving out of my current residence into a temporary condo unit. I'll be there for at least six months, after which I'll bellowing for a house to buy. Depending on what I find I'll have to then either build a building for my studio (my preference as I want to do some commercial studio work, don't want clients traipsing through my house) or convert a couple rooms into studio space. It all depends on what price my current house gets, how much what I'm looking for will cost, etc.
Either way I'm expecting to be out of anything related to loud sound for the better part of a year.
When you click 'backup' it gives you a window/dialog where to save the backup file. At least on pc it does. Where the actual content is - i don't know. But the backup files are pretty small and have all of your 'stuff.' Its pretty cool that we can do this - makes having multiple kempers or multiple computers way easier.
Ahhhh, I missed where you said 'Backup'. Yes, that I'm aware of, I errantly thought you meant the main library.
I get Rigmanager to save its backup into a folder on dropbox (on my dektop pc). When I use the laptop in my rack - I let dropbox update for a minute, then load the backup from dropbox. Doesn't take long to do..
How do you change where Rig Manager saves its content?
I ended up creating a symlink using terminal to icloud drive (I'm on Macs) works like a charm....
I'm running direct to FOH and using In Ears
Both of my computers are Macs so I had to alter the process just a little but it appears to work! i tried a few options in RM on one computer, then launched RM on the other (and vice versa) and each time it reflected the changes - so problem solved, it appears!
Now...too bad they don't release a mobile version of RM that I can connect to the online directory - that'd be the best of both worlds LOL!!!!
I have a Power Rack and an unpowered Toaster. The rack lives in my band's gear truck, the toaster is at home with me (and used for rare fly dates). I've generally used RM on my Desktop Mac to work with my Kempers but recently got a new laptop and would like to be able to use that when I'm on the road to work with the power rack.
Is there a way to keep Rig Manager content sync'd with RM on both computers? Currently the only way I know is to make whatever changes I make (adding new purchased profiles, transferring settings from my gig rig to my home rig, etc) on one computer, then duplicate those changes on the other computer. I'm hoping to be able to keep everything in sync so that if I take my laptop out with me on the road, it's loaded with the same content as RM on my Desktop.
Has anyone devised a way to make this possible? I've thought it might be a great idea if I could change RM's default storage location to a cloud-sync'd folder (on iCloud, Dropbox or Google Drive, for example (so that when the content is changed on one computer it'll automatically download to the other. Apparently, though, Rig Manager doesn't include the ability to choose what location to store my content so this won't work.
Anyone got any ideas, other than doing it manually & trying to not forget to do so?
Thanks in advance!
I currently use both a desktop and laptop Mac to manage my Kempers, Desktop at home and Laptop when on the go.
I'd hoped to be able to change the save location for the Local Library storage - since Kemper profiles are such small files, seems like they'd be a perfect candidate for cloud storage, or at least a local folder that's sync'd to a cloud solution so that users with more than one computer can keep the libraries on both computers sync'd.
As a Mac user, being able to sync my local library to iCloud would make it really easy to keep the libraries on multiple computers in sync. Add new amp profiles/sounds/performances to, say, one's desktop computer, have them automatically available on all their computers.
To take it a step farther, the ability to work with Kempers via mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android device, etc) with RM content sync'd in the cloud would be even more helpful!
Ok now THAT is interesting. I’m gonna have to look more into that. Thank you!
I ran across a couple threads on a Fractal (Boo Hiss) forum asking for pretty much the same thing where someone mentioned this and said it's working great for them (they're also using Logic Pro X as their DAW) so it appears this might be the ticket. Anyone have any other ideas?
I have some road gigs coming up where I will be wanting to take advantage of some downtime by doing a bit of recording. I use a 2019 MacBook Pro which has 4 USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports only. I do also have a little hub thingie that uses two of these ports and gives me 3 USB-A ports as well as a USB-C and SD Card slot.
At home I connect my Kemper via S-PDIF to my Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt interface. Clearly I don't want to take that or any other interface on the road with me if I can avoid it. A super brief Google search revealed that there appears to be several fairly inexpensive S-PDIF to USB devices on the market so I'm wondering if one of these would suffice for me to get my stereo signal from the Kemper into my DAW.
Does anyone have any experience with this, or possibly another way to do this without the need to carry an interface? Some of these gigs will be fly dates (including some time in Hawaii with several days/nights of downtime) so the less I have to take with me the better.
Thanks in advance for your help!
I've only been a Kemper user since April but have used profiles by quite a few people. Among my favorites have been, of course, Michael Britt's stuff, Top Jimi's VH pack, a bunch of Nick K's stuff, etc. I've liked some Tone Junkies stuff but never thought it was great, until recently. I don't know what he's changed, but here lately everything new I grab from them is fan-freaking-tastic! the 62 Princeton, 63 Trem-Luxe (this one surprised me), Dirty Surly, all of those seem to be hitting this 'amp-like' tone and feel out of the park.. The real killer, though, for me is the Stu G's Arshall' pack. Unchanged they're a bit dark for me but once I dial up the Definition a little, to me, it's absolute perfect Marshall tone!
So mad props to HW & whoever else is involved with making these killer profiles! Yes, I know there are newer ones. Yes I've bought 'em - you need to slow down a bit, gimme time to recoup some money in my bank account LOL!!!!
Personally I've found the same thing - so many profiles I download or buy sound a bit dull and lifeless to my ears. Recently I experienced this with the Tone Junkies 'Stu G's Arshall' profiles....until I turned up the definition a bit - then Holy Mary Mother of God!!!!!!! By default the Definition was 5 point something. I brought it up to 7.5 and immediately had the best Marshall tone I've ever heard come out of this lil bugger! Previously I had been using profiles I made myself of my Marshalls and thought those were great. Pffffffft, a week and a half later and they're not even on my Kemper anymore LOL!!!!! (they ARE backed up though
So since then I've gone back and re-explored a bunch of the other packs I've downloaded and, for the most part, bringing up the definition brings life into profiles I thought were crappy.
My main guitar is a Strat I parts'ed together myself and tends to be a little dark. It has some serious mojo though & the darkness seems to add to that.
I’ve seen this reported by PC users too. Mainly laptop users.
I’m on Mac and have had my KPA connected for years without any problems. But I’m using a desktop so my guess is that it have something with the shutdown of the USB buss when the computer goes to sleep that the KPA can’t handle.
This might be different depending on both the computer model and operating systems. And I’ve seen some user reporting similar problems that been solved by changing usb cables or usb hubs.
I'm on a Desktop Mac as well, no laptop. I do have an issue with my USB hub (oddly enough it was using the Kemper with it that alerted me to the issue LOL) so I now connect it directly to my Mac, not the hub. But the issue happens, of course, when the Mac goes to sleep but I've also had it happen without the computer sleeping. Until there's a fix the only workaround I can find is to disconnect the USB cable when not using Rig Manager. Not sure why they won't just fix this, it couldn't be that huge a fix could it?
That said, though, that's small potatoes when compared with the plethora of amazing tones the KPA allows so not that much of a biggie...
Not trying to be nit-picky here, but you are running a 7.01 "beta" OS on the KPA, and wondering why it may have issues?
That wouldn't be nit picky as Beta software is always buggy. I'm running the latest release version of both Rig Manager and KAOS, no betas.
I'm on a late 2015 iMac, 24gb RAM, SSD drive, 4.0GHz i7 processor - it's a fairly beefy machine and not a laptop, so battery isn't an issue. I'm currently running MacOS 10.14.5 but about to update to 10.14.6, don't think that'll make a difference but.....