I had the same question before I was set straight. Search for the threads I started and I'll find it.
I had a jet-city 1x12 once that was light as could be....You might be able to find the box w/o speaker on ebay
Wasn't there a recent similar thread where the issue turned out to be the Hz setting of the SPDIF 44K vs 48K vs 96K?
I think the monitor section is greyed out because the main link is selected. This allows you to control both the main and monitor output volumes at the same time using the master volume knob. Click on the top left soft button to unlink.
Strange ( and stupid ) that every (?) personal settings you´ve made
to maximize your setup is set back to default when updating
I think I´ll never update my unit now
( I´m still on OS 6 and it works perfect , and as they say ;
" If it works , don´t touch it" )
Is that true? Are you talking about the system/input/out settings?
I wouldn't expect that to be the case....
What I do is keep the original on my Kemper, immediately "save as" a new profile, then edit the new. To compare with the original profile I just switch to that.
The Kemper has a snapshot functionality but I haven't looked into that, so not sure how it works and if it would work for this.
Why do rigs dissapear from RE?
Do the owners do it bc they decide to make them paid rigs?
He's implying that I'm whining. No need to be like that, and no need for you to go off on one either.
How about yourself, how old are you?
Old enough to not take things like this personally/defensively and to know getting pissey with ppl trying to help me when I open a "whinny" thread won't get me anywhere.
And I can never understand why Pod and Kemper owners get personal, when you say your having problems with the gear they love.
How about you upload your samples, so we can hear what you think is a great tone?
How old are you? There's no need to be like that.
You're the one with a problem with the Kemper not him.
He makes a valid point, instead of vague "I don't like the tone I'm getting" complaints, post a clip so we can hear if what you are getting is what you should expect from the kemper, in which case you should just give up on the kemper as it's not for you, or we can let you know that it's not your ears and there is something wrong with the unit or interface/DAW setup.
Also, one thing I should mention, which you are probably already aware of, is the difference in tone b/w what sounds good for a recording vs what sounds good as a player in the room.
For recording, you actually want a thinner, more middy, less bass heavy sound (b/c the bass guitar and drums will fill that part of the spectrum in the mix), while when playing live, especially alone, you want a thicker tone.
The Kemper, as well as the modelers, are essentially emulating the tone you would get in the mixing room when you mic the cab and are listening through studio monitors, which is a shitty tone for playing live if you are looking for that in-the-room cab tone. Many say you can't get that tone from the Kemper but I disagree, it's very doable but of course will never be the same since you're using smaller speakers in the monitor and you won't be moving much air. I rarely record and use it exclusively for replacing my head/cab setup, and the results I'm getting I am very happy with. I usually need to activate pure cab, boost the lows (via a post-rig studio eq) a bit, maybe add a boost, maybe play around with the cab high/low shift filters.
Finally the guitar/pickups you use will naturally affect the tone, so unless you play with the same gear that the producers used in their sample videos your tone will sound different. Plus, you never know what reverb or post-processing the producers used for those videos.
Hold on to the Kemper, it can do what you need, you just need to get your head around what it is and how to manipulate it to get the tone you are looking for. I was so frustrated it with it the first month and missed my return window and got depressed that I was now stuck with a 2k paperweight, but now am so happy I can't believe I waited so long to get it.
I'm no Kemper pro, but when I first got mine I had a similar frustration, here is what I would suggest:
1) Try w/ Pure Cab off and then on at different levels
2) Test different gain settings (try not to go way too far off in either direction); try adding a clean boost or greenscreamer before the stack
3) Adjust the CAB high/low shift settings
4) Add a studio EQ after the stack
5) Adjust definition/clarity
6) Try pairing with another cab
7) If you have to tweak too much the profile isn't for you, try the next one. It now takes me around half an hour to setup a profile once I find one that is 90% there.
This reminds me of the "arguments" put forward by all the Napster users. At the end of the day it's an excuse for stealing. You don't walk around the grocery store eating food with the intention of paying only for the food you enjoyed.
It doesn't make you a bad person, but it is what it is.
Point taken, but the analogies in this thread, including this one, are off the mark.
A more accurate one would be the "taster" samples that are given out at the supermarket. You might say well that's what the free sample profiles are, but the difference is that the taster samples will be exactly what the product is, while the sample profiles are are not necessarily what you would be getting.
In any case, the fact is that with the profiles being a digital product, piracy WILL happen, so you can try to fight it like the music industry tried to fight mp3s and lose, or you could play it like protools and the iLok and cause headaches for your customers, or you could make lemonade out of lemons and try to work with the situation to your advantage.
And keep in mind, my point was that I think it is OK to try before you buy, not pirate.
Been a relatively stable year for me gear wise.
In: Kemper stage
Out: Engl ironball + Two Notes Torpedo Live (still available if anybody is interested!)
For the first time in many years I can't think of anything else I would want to buy/sell, asides from maybe a mayones regius!
I know this will be an unpopular opinion, but I see nothing wrong with sharing paid profiles (or music/movies/shows for that matter), as long as you do it as a try-before-you-buy kinda thing. If you like it AND will be using it, then go out and buy the pack it came from.
Yes, I may have dropped around $2k for a profiler, but that sure as shit doesn't mean I have the $$ to drop 50 here and there until I find the right profile for me.
I think this is good for the producers as well. It helps to introduce them to ppl that may have never heard of them, or introduce someone to a product of theirs which would never have been on a consumers radar. If I spend $$ buying a pack which, to me at least, sounds like crap, and I can't return it, I'm not gonna risk spending more money on another one. But what if my ultimate profile is in another pack? We both lose out.
Plus, if you want to get philosophical about it, can the producers even claim a copyright for something like this? Just b/c I drew a copy of a Picasso doesn't mean that I have any legal claim to the $ someone made photocopying it and selling it on. Should Xerox get a bite of the profits? Should Picassos' estate be getting a bite too? If I tweak a profile of a Hagen running through Spawn 2x12 to make it sound more like my setup, isn't that now my creation and I'm free to do it with it as I please? I'm not a copyright lawyer so don't get on me on this, its just playing devils advocate here.
Yes, some folks will inevitably just torrent and not buy, but tough shit. It's gonna happen, learn to make the best of it. Just b/c you can make money selling profiles, doesn't mean that you can, should or will.
I say return it and buy a new one if within the return period, will be the fastest way to resolve this (as long as they have another on e stock)
Happened to me on one fo the OS 7 firmware versions whenever I made a change in RM. I would reboot, get stuck on that screen, then have to unplug the unit, keep unplugged for a few minutes, try again a few times then it would work just fine. Have you tried that? Once back up and running update to the latest firmware.
I wanted to give a big thank you and to say Merry Xmass to all the Kemper folks!
To date, the support, attentiveness to users voices, and continued development of the profiler has been unparalleled and unlike anything else I have owned.
Thank you for all the hard work and please take a long well deserved break from the product development and bug fixes, and keep kicking ass next year!!
And also to all the guys/girls on this forum, you make this great place to come and forget about the outside world.
One way to do it is to insert the USB drive into your computer. Open the window for that USB drive, and then you can drag and drop the rigs directly out of rig manager onto the USB drive.
If you’re planning on putting those rigs directly back into another camper, format the USB in a camper, and put the rigs into the shared folder. If you want to copy all the rigs in a kemper onto a USB drive, create a back up file. You can open up the back up file in rig manager.
I did read the Kemper Manual but not the one for Rig Manager.
Making restoring backups I get, it was just the part about moving actual profiles to/from the Kemper that I was wondering about.
Once I plugin the USB with a shared folder which contains the profiles that I dragged from RM, can I download to the kemper only some of them instead of everything in the shared folder?
Yup, nailed it, great tone and playing!
I have different versions of each profile customized for each guitar, and even then, my favorite profile is different for each guitar.