Posts by KeysAndGuitars

    deadman42 you’re so right.

    In this world of online purchasing, we invest so much time in researching, and rarely get confirmation that an item is “right” until we’ve tried it in our home or studio.

    spottydog10 neither of your choices is a very expensive piece of gear. You won’t know until you try it whether or not it flatters your voice, so…

    Michael_dk is right. It’s truly a question of individual taste and suitability for your voice. That said, my $.02…

    The JZ Microphones Vintage series is highly regarded. My V67 absolutely blows me away, and I got it for a steal. I bought it during their Thanksgiving sale for about 65% off, with free shipping. They have these insane sales several times a year.

    JZ’s hand built microphones have a vintage flavor, and each is inspired by a specific, legendary and often unobtainable model. I’m not trying to dissuade you from a K47 or C214 spottydog10, but JZ’s V11 or V47 may be worth considering.

    My V67 is modeled on the U67, but it is not a tube mic like the original. I’ve never used a U67, but reviews indicate the V67 truly has a U67-like character. Either way, it sounds amazing on my voice.

    The Vintage series have an integrated shock mount, which works very well. Even so, JZ push their shock mount and I’m not sure why.

    OneEng1 its pedantic, but…

    Profiling is not just across a range of frequencies. That’s how on IR works. Profiling considers both frequencies and amplitudes, thus capturing the amp and cab response to every variation in playing and pickup configuration.

    My Tonex sounds quite good to me, but my Player sounds better. That’s just my opinion…

    Tonex is most definitely a form of profiling/capturing. It is not a “modeler” per se.

    Cool product. Capture tech is super accurate. Still, doesn’t sound as good as a guitar processor as a Kemper.

    ggo_101 no matter how carefully you try to match the tones, there will be some differences and potential phase and comb filtering issues. That might actually sound good like a two-amp setup…

    As I said in a previous post, I own both a Tonex and the Player. Tonex is a nice product. The guitar tone it produces is in a different league than the typical low end modeler.

    That said, Tonex does not feel like a piece of “pro” gear as the Player does, and to my ears, it does not sound as good as the Player.

    The capture technology in Tonex is quite good. Still, to me, there seems to be doses of extra pro musician Cristoph Kemper magic in so many elements of the Profiler Player. It’s this, along with the professional “feel” of all Kemper products that set them apart from equipment like Tonex. Mr. Kemper understands a musician’s needs in a different level than almost any other electronic music gear designer today.

    Just my opinion, and everyone can disagree. If you’re inspired by your gear or plugins, that means it’s right for you. I can certainly understand why a guitarist with a serious pedalboard would want a Tonex pedal over a Player.

    This has been my dream guitar for a number of years. When it went on sale at a local shop, I didn’t resist. It’s not a vintage or American-made Guild, but it plays and sounds like nothing I’ve ever tried before.

    Through my KPP loaded with Rigbusters’ AC30 Liquid Profile, those mini-buckers produce the chime and grime I heard in my head!

    Dynochrome I pulled out the chord for my SE846 Gen 2’s so you can see the degree to which I am able to adjust to mold to my ears.

    The chord out the case:

    After attaching the earpiece and molding to my ear:

    I keep this chord fairly tightly coiled, as reflected in the first image. When I put the headphone over and into my ear, I squeezed the hook into the shape you see in the second image, and it does stay over my ears.

    Again, this a set of SE846’s. I suggest you check how different the chord of the SE215’s are from my model. Per my quick research on Sweetwater’s and Shure’s websites, it appears all the SE earphone models use the same EAC64 cable. The “hook” is part of the cable.

    As they say, YMMV…

    Dynochrome when you use them wired, you tuck the cord itself over your ears.

    I’ve had a few different models with varying cord thicknesses and degrees of flexibility. I don’t know the SE215’s (as I said, I have the SE846 Gen2 model) but the cord on my in-ears molds nicely to the shape of my ears. Before my SE846’s, I had Westone Pro X50’s and that model’s cord was extremely thin and literally wouldn’t stay over my ears (they sounded great, but not on the level of the SE846’s). The Shure cords are solid and mold nicely.

    SE215’s are extremely popular for a reason. Shure is a great company that knows how to support working musicians (and a few passionate hobbyists like me).

    Shure SE846 Gen 2

    Crazy pricey, but I’ve never heard sound like this anywhere before. 37dB of isolation makes for blissful near-silence and ensures you hear only what you want to hear.

    As a convenience, the companion RMCE TW2 Bluetooth adapter makes any Shure SE series in-ear into solid general-purpose wireless headphones. Bluetooth doesn’t sound as good as the wire, but at least my SE846 Gen 2’s still produce details that I’ve never heard through any other listening device before.

    nwmusic32, if the cable run from your Kemper to the X32 mixer is more than 3m or 10ft, you may need a line isolator like the Walrus Canvas Stereo or Radial SB-6. The Canvas is more costly than the Radial, but the outputs are XLR Male, so a standard microphone cable will connect it to the X32. The Canvas has the added benefit of having modes for both DI (instrument level input, mic level output) and LI (line level input and output). Both the Radial and Walrus Canvas are quality products.

    Your X32 does have 6 TRS jack aux inputs. Are any of these open? If so, a pair of TS-TS 1/4” (6.35mm) cables will work just fine, as long as the run isn’t too long.

    Others may tell you to use a DI box. While that will work, it will dramatically reduce your signal, and you’ll have to turn up the X32 preamps. A line isolator balances a line level signal for low-noise long cable runs, without reducing signal level.

    Now that my Thomann order has arrived from Germany, I can report that the following unit reliably powers the Player and is well made:

    Harley Benton PowerPlant ISO-Adapter 12
    Replacement Mains Adapter For Harley Benton PowerPlant ISO-12 Pro & I, Input: AC 100-240 V 50/60 Hz, Output DC: 12 Volt / 3 Ampere, Output connection: 5.5 /…

    At a fraction of the cost of the Neural DSP Quad Cortex power supply, and from what I gather, better build quality, this is a great deal.

    tsachou that makes sense. 12v 1A is too little. Most like 12v 1.7A would work.

    As my large Thomann order (I’m building another rack for my home studio, 68 parts of which arrived from Germany) I can now report that this unit reliably powers the Profiler Player:

    Harley Benton PowerPlant ISO-Adapter 12
    Replacement Mains Adapter For Harley Benton PowerPlant ISO-12 Pro & I, Input: AC 100-240 V 50/60 Hz, Output DC: 12 Volt / 3 Ampere, Output connection: 5.5 /…