Posts by Steve5478

    I know you fellas over the pond think we in the states are big babies when we cry about gas prices when they are >$4.00/gal. I have done a fair amount of travel in Europe and have been stunned at the prices of fuel there! IIRC it was around double when I figured out the euro/liter to dollar per gallon calculation. In Germany today, Google says gas is ~$7.14 / gal compared to $3.52 in the US. People in the US would flat out revolt at this price!


    Strange how you never see an F150 in Europe ;)

    In 18 century, they invented other units to make complex calcuation between countries cause they knew it'll be helpfull with gas/oil.... :D^^:D

    Inch/Feet/Gallon, i'm lost....Without talking about change rate :D


    The F150, called raptor is commercialized in the utility vehicul range to avoid carbon tax....But i think we gonna see less and less this kind of cars....

    I play in a band that covers a lot of different kind of songs.

    I use every kind of speakers directly integrated in Rigs BUT :


    - I've bought TJ Mega Full Pack and my performances are built this way ; Same Amp/Cab from clean to crunch and most of the time, i'm gonna play the song with the same performance not to have an important gap when i change my rig. When i play another song no matter to change Performance...

    It happens sometime i change totally rig : intro fender, marshall for the rest...Or acoustic and electric....But i do it less and less often....

    The Kabinet is and was always intended for Profilers and nothing else. Maybe they have a desire to share it with others, but so far that answer is no. My guess is that the reason you don't see a Powercab-like offering is because the imprint technology interacts with the Profile in some way.

    If that's true (and its total speculation), you can't replicate it in a standalone.

    I think that Kemper could have done exactly a Powercab-like. But it means that they should launched directly a powerKab with an integrated CPU (or something like that) to simulate and choose the different speakers....

    I think that Kemper started from the observation that every customers already owned a Profiler, and it's true, so no matter if Kone's parameters are in the Profiler instead of the Kabinet.

    Some of Profiler's owner have got the Power ones (what Helix doesn't provide) so they didn't want (IMO) to force to pay another amplified device....

    The other advantage we have is that we can built our own Kabinet, just buy an empty one, buy 1, 2, 4 Kones and you have the Kabinet you need/want....

    Everything in not wrong and i understand why they did so.

    If somebody buys and likes the Kabinet, he might also try the Kemper.

    I don't think it's gonna work that way. IMO, most will buy a profiler first and wil go farther to have "amp in the room" with Kabinet addition...


    That would be a great solution for other modelers that currently can't use the Kabinet....but it depends what the Kabinet is for.


    I think you see it as a separate product, I see it as part of the eco system for Kemper..... so why would Kemper "give away" their tech to make other modelers sound better? They basically give away their USP....but its up to them if they see the additional sales of the Kabinet compensates for reduced sales of the KPA...

    Also….How does one create an IR for a technology requiring a special speaker.and is specifically designed to eliminate the one thing an IR requires? That being a microphone to capture the sound. The response part of Impulse Response.


    If it could be done, someone would have, and not just for imprints.

    The only current competitor i see, is L6 with its Powercab familly....

    This unit can live by itself and it integrates all the menus to have a FRFR speaker or an amp in the room speaker (you choose which one you want)...

    Is that an IR, an EQ or something else, i don't know, but if i have a Mooer, a kemper, a boss, a fractal, etc...I just have to disable the cab section in my modeler/profiler and choose the speaker i need in the Powercab....


    I've understood in another thread that Kone wasn't an FRFR speaker but a broadband speaker.

    I don't know exactly what it means || but when you tick "cab off" it reacts as an FRFR.

    It implies that even for FRFR you can't use a Kabinet with another modeler....

    I assume that Profiler are not magical devices and there's a receipe to achieve this....EQ/IRs ???


    On one side, i understand that Kemper don't want to tell competitors how they achieve it (and they have to if they want customers to use it with other modelers due to Kone/Kabinet design), on the other side, i understand customers who have many modelers (it's more and more usual ;)8)) and don't want to buy a Kabinet cause it's only done for Kemper profilers.....

    Well said!!!


    I think the KPA is daunting for anyone who is coming from the Valve world. Arguably its worse coming from the digital world because you spend so long understanding a device only to be faced with a different interface, terminology and fundamental approach. Try moving from Apple to Samsung :)

    I would be agree with you but the example of Teejay proves the opposite.

    In my opinion, it depends on how you're curious and look for things.

    When i read that he had a Helix, i thought, no problem ; he's gonna catch easily Kemper's behavior. But had some doubts when i saw he had to plug his Helix to computer to work on presets.

    I had one, and honestly, it was a very good improvement school for me, but why ? Cause i tried all i could do with this device? i've married it to its little variax sister and powercab plus brother. Pushed everyparameter i could on each device....Read a lot of forums to see which problems others met and how they solved them, etc....

    I've discovered a lot of basics stuffs i should know before ; Where i have to place a volume pedal to obtain more/less gain or if i just want to play on the dB level with the same amount of gain....How reacts a delay before or after the amp....And so on....

    Some analogues guy, already know that...And some digital ones have just changed presets without editing them....


    The other guitarist in my band just bought a Helix LT (exactly the same i had), i've created some presets, i've showed him how to use it, what are snapshots, done the update, etc.... He changes nothing at home or at rehearsal....I don't think he uses snapshots whereas it's an ultimate weapon. I assume he won't go deeper in Helix capabilities....:rolleyes:?(


    It's just a question of approach i think

    My big asks are:


    5. Modern form factor, Smaller footprint, color touch screen, stomp switch knobs like the QC and an integrated expression pedal like an HX

    7. Performance modes like the QC to use the buttons as a pedalboard, preset selector or scene switcher.

    8. The ability to add profiles to the effects, so I can profile pedals.

    In fact, you want a Quand Cortex ;):D (if you don't have already one)

    Just ask Neural Dsp to improve it, it'll be faster....


    For me, N°7 is unecessary, Kemper purposes Presets in Browser mode or Performance selection, Scenes with Perfomances and stomps with the dedicated footswitches... I don't have the QC or played with it but Helix had this possibility to change mode ; stomp, presets, snapshots, i've never been lost or regreted it....

    that's funny, my band just put up a cover of that song a few days ago. I'm using my new kemper in a few days with the band, can't wait to give it a shot. Sorry to interupt...Rockhouse doing I Want It All


    It's one of my favorite Queen songs...


    I'm going to just turn it on as soon as I get plugged in and the minute that it takes will be meaningless. But the look when all the LED lights and buttons come on will be awesome LOL.

    My favorite band !!!! <3<3:thumbup:


    Beautifull playing, would like to do the same ! ;)


    This song is so great, i understand smile on your face :D


    Well, if you guys are happy with how it is, good for you. But to me personally, I was really shocked when I first turned it on because I've never had any piece of gear that slow just to boot up.

    I've got a stage so it's less slow to boot up.... But all modelers i have/had need/ed time to boot up.


    The Kemper is the main device, so you turn it on first, it leaves time to switch on computers, speakers, etc...All is ready at the same time ! :thumbup:;)

    You are right, you didn't talk about device value but it's a factor in the equation.

    Every one has not the luck to have bought a Kemper 10 years ago and use it intensively. The familly is built on the same platform and if they change one of them, they will automatically have to make evolve all devices. Some will be disappointed.

    I know that a day will come for a Kemper 2 but IMO, it can wait a while.

    I talk about Line 6 cause they changed their strategy with the Helix familly, it's easy to say today that there's no matter for them but they made a risky bet. They were not in this range price before. Helix Floor and Rack was sold three times more expensive than the HD500X. And there was a turn over before with their devices....I bought a Firehawk, don't need to say how i loose in one year. With the Helix LT, it was not the same case...And it lasts (as Kemper does...)

    I switched from Helix to Kemper Stage and i know i've lost some possibilities, but i'm really not disappointed at all.

    There isn't this beautifull screen, less connections, no integrated soundcard, no parrallel paths, etc....I knew it since the first day i bought the Stage, but this sound, WOW.... simple rig ; it's enough for me... It's already old looking since day one but i really love this device. And there have been a lot of improvments during all the 4 past years ; delay/reverbs, Kones and the possiblity to use non-mic'ed simulations with imprints, Rig manager that can control Rig's settings, ios app with wifi... I didn't imagine it was possible to.

    In fact, i ask myself what would make me buy the K2, i already know what i've lost and i don't need them so if they are in addition in the next Kemper, it won't be a reason to buy it for me.... I don't think they are falling behind competitors too....

    Don't get me wrong, i don't agree with that, this is a logical link behavior...


    I join you it's coming quickly complicated....Plus, Morph options and pedals selection. You can have a Rig that FS1 select drive + EQ and the same rig that FS1 select comp, etc....

    I assume OP's Goal was to link same rig's changes.


    If you change settings in "Marshally" Rig in Performance 1 Slot 3 it goes back directly to "Marshally" browser rig but if you use it in P4/S2 ; P18/S4, etc... What is the behavior ? the information should go back down and should edit all "Marshally" Rigs....

    okey yeah good point.


    Another possibility would be to have a rig connection between browser and performance mode. if the rig is edited in browser, it is also edited where it happens to be placed in performance mode. could even be a option when clicking 'store' , to have a button 'update linked rigs'

    I think it's a strange way to do it.

    I wanna mean, if you use performances, that's because you've got a need. I assume you won't put only one rig in slot 1 of performance 1, and so on....

    You gonna built a performance with the same combo going from clean to crunch to solo or you're going to change stack to increase gain...

    Or you built a performance following the song, in intro, acoustic guitar, on verse fender clean, with a marshall after and the same gainy one plus delay at 500ms + drive + shaper + EQ....

    You work directly in performance mode to do this, i don't go back to browser mode to work on it and push it back in performance....


    Why not make a link to have the information coming back to browser mode from performance ? I see two disadvantages ;


    - You'll loose the original (and sometimes it was better before ;(8o)

    - I've got the same rig into 2 different performances slots. If all is linked together it ain't gonna work. My rigs and my settings are totally different between them....Which one has to go back to browser mode :/

    I agree in principle but in reality it isn't the high frequencies that the Kone needs to be able handle in order to mimic multiple guitar speakers but rather to be flat in the mid range as this is where the character differences between speakers really show.

    This is what i wanted to mean. A flat 80Hz-8000Hz should work for electric guitars modelers/profilers.


    Thanx Wheresthedug....;):)

    I don't understand your arguments,

    If you own a Kemper, you should like it to last the longer it is possible to. The day K2 will be launched ; used K1 will cost less....

    Other competitors improve(d) their devices with new hardwares (it changes (Line6)) the previous ones were hard to sell at a decent price... No reason to stay with such a brand IMO.....IMO, it's a difficult balance to do. If you launch/change too fast devices, customers won't trust in your sustainability (and will go away cause they fed up with wasting money). If you don't purpose improvments, customers think you don't care about them.


    Small changes ; they purpose 5 différent products following your needs. They've just made grown the product familly during years...

    The Stage is only 3 years and based on the same platform, i assume if a new Head/Rack is replaced (cause they can not do otherwise), they have to do it with the Stage too, no need to say how i/we would be disappointed to see a new stage 4/5 years after its launch....:/:rolleyes:


    Furthermore, the number and importance of great improvments during all these years (just only the 4 last ones) is just huge and gorgeous (and free ;) ). We have the best of both ; the hardware stays and the software evolves...


    I think (i can be wrong) that CK has launched a very well thought device that he gonna push to its limits.

    I agree with all you say RosboneMako, except these two sentences i find in contradiction ;

    A typical 12" speaker is too heavy to be moved back and forth really fast. So they will not represent frequencies above 5 kHz very well. In this example you can see the speaker output drops hard at around 4 kHz.


    The Kemper is trying to recreate the sound of every possible amp. So it needs a speaker that is able to create sounds well above 5 kHz etc. So that it will sound like the amp it is trying to simulate.

    I think Electric Guitar players could have a Half Range Flat Speaker ^^ and it should work for them, as you explained ; electrics speakers don't go further 5-6 KHz...

    It just doesn't exist (or i have never seen one) cause, i assume, in most of the cases, monitors or FRFR speakers are used to listen to a group of instruments. So you need to hear frequencies above these limits...