Greetings - new guy, here. I just got my Kemper power-head and remote a few days ago and have been having a blast with it.
I'm a Helix owner for nearly two years now and love it. But the Kemper was just so fascinating in the way it works that I couldn't resist getting one and trying it out. It's a very different species than the Helix, of course. I didn't get the Kemper to replace my Helix. I find I can get great tones from the Helix, and it's tough to beat in terms of usability especially with the latest firmware update, editor, Helix Native DAW plug-in, ease of dialing in tones, and just about any routing option you can dream up - Line 6 is really on their game with it.
But with the Kemper, I'm just learning it. And so far so good. I'm sure I'm just scratching the surface right now, just like the Helix when I first got it. I did profile my little Marshall combo amp and I was pleasantly surprised at well it turned out! I thought it would be a lot harder. I do have some questions about certain aspects of that, but I'll save that for another thread.
I'm looking forward to learning the Kemper as much as I can and making good use of it. And with having a Helix, I can use them together. One thing I did today was swap in my profiled Kemper amp into a Helix path using a Send/Return block, essentially patching the Kemper as an amp-block in a Helix path, along side a similar Helix amp. With a Helix snapshot button, I toggle between the Kemper amp and the Helix amp easily, while keeping the rest of the signal chain identical. That was pretty cool for evaluating the differences.
I've quickly learned that the quality of the profile, and of course, the amp settings at the time of the profile, mic(s) used, placement, etc, makes a huge difference (duh!).
So far I'm very happy with the Kemper and while I could live with just the Helix, the Kemper adds a whole new dimension to my tonal possibilities, not to mention making an already enjoyable activity even more enjoyable!
Just browsing around, this looks like a great forum with a lot of helpful folks - similar to the Line 6 Helix forum. I'm happy to be here, happy with my Kemper, and looking forward to learning a lot and eventually contributing once I learn my way around more.