Spent time with these over the weekend.
Spent time with these over the weekend.
Yep, I am aware of that. The question would be if bidirectional signals can transit at the same time tho.
From using them - the two kemper spdif sockets are a dedicated 'out' and a dedicated 'in'. They aren't bi-directional.
The interface he mentions (the 8i6 ) has 2x SPdif sockets - an out and an in. Use 2x cables to connect up the outs to the ins. This is the set up he's describing and the routing he plans, and it does work. No need for bi-directional signals.
I may have had this wrong, but the OP's setting was not related to reamp: I got he wants to feed a guitar signal to the PKA via SPDIF, while at the same time sending the processed tone from the Profiler to DAW via SPDIF.
Would this work nevertheless?
It should. The SPDIF output can give the same signal that the main output does - but without having digital to analogue conversion. I use my kemper with just the SPDIF sockets for input and output (its called 'reamp' in the settings).
Internally - the're the same design (the Boss has soldered connections whiles Behringer uses connectors), same inputs/outputs etc. They're TRS, but if you turn the 'min vol' knob all the way up - they act like a TS.
The cases are very sturdy, and reassuringly huge.
I use the SPDIF in / out top connect my Kemper to a Helix (which can use the SPDIF like an FX loop if you stop using the 'multi' in and out at the start and end of each Helix FX chain).
It works really well - and misses out a couple of rounds of ADA conversion.
If we're recommending Exp pedals - I'd like to throw a vote in for the Behringer FC600 - its a spot on copy of the Boss FV-500 for alot less money.
I thought the EB MVP was a volume pedal which doesn't have an expression output.
you can use a volume pedal as an expression pedal but you need a special cable that connects both the in and out of the volume pedal to the TRS expression input on the Kemper.
If it is an expression pedal - check whether yo u need a TS (mono) or a TRS (stereo) cable.
The first ones you did were superb.
I can't wait to try these !
If you're only connecting 2 devices - get a Y midi splitter cable. More tna that and you'll need a thru box as Yoda says.
When you have multiple midi devices you normally connect them as a chain - the 'out' of one to the 'in' of the next. Sadly alot of guitar pedals just have and 'in'.....
I had this issue too. I removed the 2x screws and stored them in a ziploc bag taped to the back of the unit. Mine is a used Kemper - years out of warranty so I didn't worry about doing this.
In hindsight - I could have filed the rack rails to make space for them.
Fresnel lenses (apols if I've spelled it wrong) are flat, plastic, and relatively cheap* - and great for magnifying stuff like this.
It does have guitar to midi though.............. so it can trigger other synths (other than the GR-55 ironically)
I like that it has the GK - 13 pin input (as well as the regular input) though. One of my guitars 'took one for the team' - 'in the face' for that pickup !
I'm a recent convert to Kemper, i sold most of my amp collection to buy it. But I kept my favorite small amps (valve and transistor) as I just like having them - even though I've got better sounding profiles in the Kemper.
It looks like a cool super portable alternative to a practice amp.
However - I think - and I acknowledge this is devil's advocate talk.... once you've gotten over the novelty of having a virtual amp position itself in virtual space infront of you, and the tone changing with your head position, you'll either switch that stuff off, or sit relatively motionless.
I wonder if we could edit a stereo reverb's early and late reflections to get the amp sound to appear infront behind the Kemper ?
Pretty darn cool !
When I saw this i wondered about selling my GR55 and Sy-1 to upgrade to this - it looks mega. But its missing the PCM synth sounds - so the GR55 stays...... for now.
I've preordered one of these - although it lacks a SPDIF output, its a living room friendly upgrade to my AmplfiTT (sadly sold to purchase a Helix).