Posts by Rayosytruenos

    I cannot do the automatic update from RM.

    RM detects the new firmware for the Stage, asks me to upgrade, downloads it and nothing else. I've tried a few times.

    It's there any trick to do that or should I go the pendrive way?

    I had the same thing going on with latest beta. It only happened in performance mode. I don't know it is the same for you, but I asked here and timo answered this and I think it's a great idea:

    Quote from Timo:

    A lot of people fell over the default behavior with the Stage and talked about "loosing the edits".

    So for now, when Rig Manager is connected, the "fast slot switch" that discards edits (enabling/disabling stomps is an edit) is replaced by the edits itself. This way, you can edit your performances with RM and have the old behavior in live situations (no RM).

    We will discuss about an option switch for this.

    Used the Stage live for the first time last weekend, with the latest beta OS, playing Main direct to FOH and MON to a Behringer Eurolive 212A powered wedge.

    Couldn't believe the quality of the sound. It was exactly as if I was playing in my room and everything just worked, perfectly. I even had one transpose patch, which also worked a treat.

    The only issue was that it was a big stage and some other band members couldn't hear me clearly - mixing issue or need a more powerful stage monitor?

    Floor monitors is the solution.

    Or In Ear monitoring.

    If you were comfortable onstage, having a more powerful monitor (and pushing it) will hurt your ears and musicians at the other side of the stage won't hear you much better.

    I know. I just want it louder but perceive it being more distorted and I don't know why

    Same here...its nothing to do with the KPA, in fact the KPA and other digital stuff takes some variation out of the equation ( tube temp, mike placement, type of mike etc).

    So you have the same problem?

    I I'd like to be in that situation.

    My "problem" is the IEM always sound different. I use my own earphones, and we ask for the IEM system in our Rider. And that's it: the sound is always different. Sometimes it's incredibly beautiful (if you can say a raw electric guitar rock sound is incredibly beautiful), sometimes it's not that good. Sometimes it's bad. Always our own sound man, too.

    Yes, yes, different gear, different sound, but I've played live with IEMs more than 200 times and I'm sure I haven't used more than a few IEM different systems/brands. AND for little private gigs, I use my (cheap) system. And it also changes depending on, I guess, the rest of the gear.

    So if I don't feel comfortable enough, I try a little EQing. But as long as I know the PA sound is great, I'll be OK (if things are not too bad onstage).

    What bothers me with my Kemper, home Vs rehearsals (frfr in both cases, louder at rehearsals) is that the louder I set the Master Volume, the more distortion I get. That's what I'd expect from a real tube amp, not from my Kemper, so I don't know what's wrong. Any ideas? Maybe that's a thing to comment on a new thread.

    A lot of people fell over the default behavior with the Stage and talked about "loosing the edits".

    So for now, when Rig Manager is connected, the "fast slot switch" that discards edits (enabling/disabling stomps is an edit) is replaced by the edits itself. This way, you can edit your performances with RM and have the old behavior in live situations (no RM).

    We will discuss about an option switch for this.

    Thank you very much, Timo.

    That option switch would be fantastic.

    Just updated to the last OS and find something very strange:

    With rig manager connected to the Stage, in Performance mode: I'm in any slot and switch some effects on or off. Then I change to another slot, and when I go back to the first slot, the effects are not as I saved in the Performance, but in the last state I switched them.

    When I switch Rig Manager off, things work normally: When I change slots, things are the way I saved them.

    I think it would be nice to be able to choose between both behaviours (I've thought about that earlier in time). I don't know it this is a new feature.

    Thank you.

    What you get from current FRFR solutions is the sound of a mic'd cabinet. IRs always include the response from the microphone along with the speaker. A speaker with a SM57 alone will sound different than one mic'd with a 57 and a ribbon mic, which will sound different if you add a room mic. They're all the same speaker, but you will get *wildly* different results.

    The Kone is meant to give you the sound of *just* the speaker in a cabinet. The same as you would with a regular amp and speaker.

    To me, the Kone makes direct profiles more valuable. You can remove the cabinet from a merged profile and it'll work great. But having an amp-only profile coupled with the Kone? That should be epic.

    That all makes sense. Very interesting. Now I think it could be a great step forward.

    What happens when playing live? I guess not a mike to the Kone.

    So what do you send to the mixer? That signal needs some kind of guitar speaker emulation, too.

    Thank you very much, Ruefus.

    I think it isn't that easy. Just raising or lowering the level

    of a performance means a lot of going back and comparing with other performances, rig by rig. And you can find some unexpected behaviors.

    I'm a newbie who is still getting used to the Kemper, so I haven't suffered that, but that day could come soon.

    Maybe it would be a good idea, when creating a performance, to "sacrifice" one of the performance's slots and place there a rig (always the same one, of course) you know well and use it to level the other rigs in that Performance. When it's done, you can put another rig in the sacrified slot.

    I'm sure some people do that long ago, so excuse me (as I said, I'm new, here.)

    45$ is for one hour?

    In case yes, you don't have a lot of time, so setting up your gear, trying "new" cabs, miking them until you are satisfied, checking the new profiles... I'd work with your own cab. The one you know and you like so much.

    Later, with the acquired experience, you can go back and try the cabs in the studio.

    Have fun and tell us about it :)


    It looks like it's solved.

    It was as easy as uninstalling the "Wireless Network adapter", as you suggested. Then I clicked in "detect new hardware". Nothing seemed to happen, then. But no more Blue Screens and Wi-Fi works properly.

    I'm very happy, now. I was scared. Couldn't think it would be so easy.

    Thank you very much, again!

    Just read elsewhere about a rig. Some user complained he has only the distorted rig of an amp and would like to have the clean version. So my question is this: to get the rig as a clean one, is it not enough to just turn the gain down and maybe tweak some things on the amp settings? And why do many profiles of an amp come with so much versions, from clean to heavy gain?

    After all, it should be the same amp. Of course I understand, if an amp has two or more channels, this makes differences. And the question can be widend: what are the true secrets of creating a good profile?:/

    That's what they do at Fractal: they try to recreate the behavior of the real amps with all the controls and a lot of parameters if you like to dive deep.

    A very different approach. Kemper tries to match just one sound per Rig. Find a Rig as close as possible to the sound you want and don't tweak too much.

    You can have a delay adjusted to dotted eights and another one with, let's say, quarter notes. In the same Rig. And you can copy and paste them to other Rigs in the Performance.

    You can adjust the tempo in 3 different ways:

    1) With the Beat Scan (holding down the Tap Tempo switch and playing your guitar with the timing you want. When you release the switch, the delay will keep the tempo).

    2) Tapping a few times on the Tap Tempo switch. This option is sometimes tricky.

    3) In the delay parameters.

    Note: the delays don't need to be active to get the tempo you are setting with the Tap switch.

    About the volume thing... I think the only way is trusting your ears and adjusting according to what they tell you. Always adjust the differences in volume between Rigs at the general volume you're going to use the performance. That means, you play a Rig with the master volume (big rotary knob) at the level you want to get for that rig when you use it (at home/rehearsal/gig level), and then adjust the Rig Volume of the other Rigs in the Performance to the desired volume, always comparing it with the reference Rig (the first one you set).

    It's a digital word, but some things must be done the old way.:)