Posts by slowery

    My band is about to audition a lead vocalist who has requested that we detune a half step. I have done this before, but it changes the string tension, which is generally not a problem...unless you have a tendency to bend strings a lot. I have tried heavier gauged strings, but I still have to adjust my attack. I have also resorted to using the Transpose option in the Kemper. It seems to work pretty well, but I was wondering if anyone has experienced any negative effects to using this handy feature?

    Hi Sollazzon, I've carefully read all 47 pages of the manual but there's no information about calibrating the FC-200. It does however explain the procedure for returning to its factory default values (initialization) but I don't see if this would help to set the pedal to a certain minimum value. Thank you anyway!

    Hi Slowery, You mean in System? There's indeed a Volume tab as a part of Pedal Links. But a random setting in the right screen ((Volume CC07) doesn't get saved. But thank you for your reply.


    Hi Yoda, Thank you so much for clearing up how to do this. :thumbup::thumbup:This is the right solution. I did read (!) the manual before several times but couldn't find the answer.
    I've now set my Volume Pedal to a Range Value of 0.8 for rhythm volume (heel position) which gives me just enough volume left for soloing in toe position. And then I locked Vol. Pedal for having a global setting, just what I needed for every rig.:)

    It's configured in the Rig section, not System. Go to page 147 in the 8.5 Kemper Manual.

    I believe the volume calibration scale can be adjusted in the Rig settings, under Volume Pedal Settings. Set the Range to a negative number, somewhere around -0.8.

    I know what you're saying. I have a Roland GP100 that I bought back in the 90's that can morph from one amp to another, and anywhere in between. I really like my Kemper but unfortunately it can't do that. I use the Kemper morphing to dynamically adjust the amp gain and EQ using an expression pedal assignment.

    I understand that an expression pedal can be attached to the Kemper amp switch/pedal inputs 1 or 2 to control the Monitor output. I am thinking about purchasing the Kemper foot controller and was wondering if switch/pedal inputs 3 - 6 also supported this function. This would avoid a long cable back to the Kemper amp. The manual does not specify.


    Thanks,

    Steve

    Success! I built the circuit as described and it worked perfectly. As I said above, you have to initially calibrate the pedal with the "bottom" or "minimum" pot at its minimum (zero) position. After calibration you just adjust the minimum pot value ( = CC value) to what ever you want. I used two 25k pots for this test. That gave me an adjustable minimum volume from 0 to 50 percent. You still have full pedal travel to achieve the max volume. This actually gives you a finer resolution. It's great news for those who need a variable volume boost. Just assign the pedal to CC73 (monitor out). There are several expression pedals out there that have minimum volume pots included, such as the Boss EV-30.

    I just tried a M-Audio EX-P foot pedal with adjustable minimum volume pot. Calibrated it as described above and it worked great. $30 . Can't beat it.

    I see the opposite. It depends on how you do the pedal calibration. If you perform the pedal calibration when the "bottom" pot value is at minimum (completely bypassed), then after the calibration dial the "bottom" pot back in the circuit (increasing the pot value), you have effectively elevated the voltage that appears at the tip. That should offset the CC value as well. That's just a theory I'll have to try. I'll let you know the results. Thanks for the quick response!

    Success! I built the circuit as described and it worked perfectly. As I said above, you have to initially calibrate the pedal with the "bottom" or "minimum" pot at its minimum (zero) position. After calibration you just adjust the minimum pot value ( = CC value) to what ever you want. I used two 25k pots for this test. That gave me an adjustable minimum volume from 0 to 50 percent. You still have full pedal travel to achieve the max volume. This actually gives you a finer resolution. It's great news for those who need a variable volume boost. Just assign the pedal to CC73 (monitor out). There are several expression pedals out there that have minimum volume pots included, such as the Boss EV-30.

    this will not make a difference because the Profiler requires that the pedal is calibrated. After the calibration the pedal will again cover the entire range only with a somewhat more coarse resolution since you limited the range with the range setting on the pedal.

    I see the opposite. It depends on how you do the pedal calibration. If you perform the pedal calibration when the "bottom" pot value is at minimum (completely bypassed), then after the calibration dial the "bottom" pot back in the circuit (increasing the pot value), you have effectively elevated the voltage that appears at the tip. That should offset the CC value as well. That's just a theory I'll have to try. I'll let you know the results. Thanks for the quick response!

    I'm guessing that the Kemper foot pedal input is looking for a voltage divider circuit like shown below. In other words its looking for a voltage range, say 0-5 volt would equal an internal CC scaled value of 0-127? If so, could I use a pedal with a zero offset (bottom value) like shown in the circuit?

    I'd like to use midi CC73 to control the monitor out via an analog expression pedal. Can it be done? Next question would be; can it be scaled like the Rig volume control setting? In other words, when I position the pedal to the minimum position I don't want the volume to go to zero. Used as a volume booster. Partial scaling so to speak.

    It's about having a personal mix that doesn't affect anyone else's, including the FOH. I like being what some may consider overly loud when doing leads. I don't want someone else's ears to suffer from that. Besides, my mix is from my perspective. It may not be right for the FOH. That's what we pay the sound man for. This problem has become more apparent since we all went to IEMs. I used to be able to step back and forth, closer to the front of my amp to hear myself during certain parts, as the dynamics of the song changed. Can't do that anymore.


    Sounds like CC #73 is the answer. I'll give it a try.


    Thanks for your responses.

    I haven't figured out how to modulate the monitor out volume without affecting the main out. I know I can unlink the main out from the Master, but I can't modulate the Master with a pedal. What am I missing here?


    Thanks in advance.

    Blending between two amps by assigning the morphing function to an expression pedal basically creates sort of a variable third hybrid amp. I found that positioning the expression pedal towards the cleaner Fender tone for rhythms was very useful during live performances, without having to "switch" completely to the Fender model. It's just a little more subtle approach than the hitting a foot switch. In other words, you don't have to go completely Fender if you don't want to.


    The Roland GP100 didn't have the best amp models, but it was extremely versatile and tweak-able in real-time. Very underrated at the time considering it was made in the mid 1990's. Still is in many ways, even by today's standards. They packed a lot of functionality into a single rack space unit.

    I would like to be able to morph between 2 rigs. My Roland GP100 would do that back in the 1990's. I could morph anywhere between a Fender and a Marshall. It was pretty versatile, although the amp models weren't as good as what you find today.