Posts by ajbsmirnoff

    Thats cool! Have you tried profiling it?


    Also the ADA is a great piece of gear. I you don't already know him, Leon Todd on Youtube has some great videos on (80s) rack preamps, including the ones on your list.

    Leon's videos are very good. I haven't profiled it though (there are so many profiles already!). I set the goal a long time ago of having the 'big three midi preamps'. I've just got the ADA (and a BBE sonic maximiser to go with it) to go. till then I've got Mike Britt's ADA pack of profiles to keep me quiet (actually quite loud).

    LOL. I have no idea what I am looking at except for the pedals.

    Pedals are cool. Fact. :)

    To answer the question - yes you can. Switch off the 'stack' and its a pretty cool digital multiFX.


    You can put your preamp into the kempers FX loop and run it 4CM too. How you use your gear is entirely up to you.


    The great news is that when you're not using it as a multi FX - it can still be used as a Kemper. Cheaper than buying an additional Helix/Stomp/HxFx/etc.

    When you say home use - is it going to be setup and left or moved around ?

    My rig is permanently setup next to a desk - so stereo speaker (or monitors) would be the way forward. If its going to be treated like an amp an d cab and moved around..... then an FRFR (or Kemper Kone and a power amp) would be what I'd do.

    Put the kaos.bin into the root of your usb stick (ie not in a folder)


    Put the usb into the kemper, and press the page < > buttons while the kemper starts up - it will then reinstall the firmware.

    The editor is pretty sweet. Roland should have made something like this for the GR range of pedals (although GRFloorboard is very cool)


    Some of the option pages

    individual preset options

    The Appreciator !


    Chains (one preset after another)


    midi assignments (no digging out the manual or pdf!)

    No I'd not heard of of this either......


    I've added another guitar to midi device to my rack. A Terratec Axon AX-100 Guitar to Midi Controller.


    Discontinued a long time ago - this is a kind of rival to the Roland GR55 using the same 13 pin midi pickup tech. It generates midi note info from each string and passes it to an internal sound card for some 'average' onboard synth sounds and effects (pitch, reverb, aprgiator etc). BUT - its designed to also trigger external synths - which it does very well. It does this with minimal latency and whereas the GR55 triggers external synths slowly and .... quickly gets swamped and misses notes....the Axon doesn't (at least not with my playing). So I can happily tinkle away on NI Kontakt or other pc based synths(I thought of getting a rack based synth engine...... then saw their cost and gave up on the idea).


    Yippee !! It works well with my existing electric fitted with a Roland 13 hexaphonic pickup, and my Godin Multi Ac ACS with its piezo pickups.


    It has alot of settings in common with the GR55 on note detection etc and has a native Editor which is pretty cool (half of the complaints about guitar to midi could be solved by adjusting the in depth sensitivity/trigger settings IMHO). It has fairly cool string and fret splitting settings so different areas of the fretboard can be different pitches or instruments.



    My rack is now full....

    I still have the Roland GR-55 in my rack - its not going anywhere .


    [why yes, I do have to label my pedal drawers with their loop number..... I'm forgetful]

    The difference is

    SPDIF - the digital signal that the Kemper generates sent directly into your Interface with no conversion (other than sample rate).

    Analogue - the digital signal that the Kemper generates converted to analogue (via the main outputs) then passed to your interface and converted to digital.


    2 rounds of analogue / digital conversion for the signal. That's the difference. And you can use a single cable for stereo with SPDIF.