I will use new LPs, but the generic controls give more range. I won't be converting any legacy profiles; too much work when it's not going to make anything sound better.
i own tons of commercial profiles,most of the free profiles on the RE are not good,i always buy from Guido,Bert,Britts,Soundside,Fig,Lenz
I'm a few years older than Michael(B), so I'm sure we listened to a lot of the same players and appreciate the same guitar tones. Along with his profiling expertise I trust his ears to create profiles that are pleasing to my ear...and he does. So 98% of the profiles I use are from his packs.
RE profiles are so hit and miss. I don't want to spend hours finding great ones. Just take my $$....my time is valuable.
It's a strange pack, but not bad. Of course, overpriced. But there are 5 to 10 very good profiles I use often for recording. The remaining are repetitive and useless, although it's possible to conform a track with 5 different mics, at different levels and pan. It may be interesting for someone. I don't reccomend it for live use. MBritt is way better for that purpose (and everything else).
Thanks for the input. I'm glad I passed. I know Carl is totally into using his tube amps, while MBritt loves amps, but fully embraces the Kemper. As a result, Michael takes more time with his profiles for his personal use on stage. (IMO)
Just had a go with the beta on my Mac Mini (M2 Pro) and Ableton Live. It sounds pretty good, except that it's injecting intermittent digital noise into the track every couple of minutes. I have it in a USB hub, which is where I'd been connecting it to Rig Manager - I'll try moving it to a port on the Mini, but thought I'd post what I'm hearing.
In general, you never want to use USB hubs for any kind of audio/midi connection. They will many time interfere with latency or other things. Always plug straight in.
I don't know what the toxicity that you refer to is. I don't see it. Have you ever even logged in and posted there? I think you're letting your prejudices show.
You can read messages without having an account. It was all over that thread...better reread. Communism and "zero integrity". It was closer to being a Ted Nugent forum.
Before I bought the Kemper, I was 98% close to buying the Ultra model. I even convinced a friend to get it after I showed him the videos.
Then, I saw/heard the Kemper and it was night and day difference in warmth. I have the financial means to buy the Axe III, but I stay with the Kemper as it still sounds better.
I'm not pre-judging anything. I've done my research.
That was the first time I've been to that forum in years. And nothing has changed as I see.
I felt on this topic for the same reason you started it I guess ... how close did tou get? did you share it on rigexchange?
I believe Jack moved on from the Kemper quite a while ago.
This is the pot calling the kettle black. I
It says a lot when the kettle was banned from TGP.
While there is fanboi-itis among Kemper owners, it doesn't reach the level of toxicity at the kettle's forum.
As to the original topic....I'm actually more excited about USB audio than anything else.
AS EXPECTED, the other guy (with steam coming out of his ears when the Kemper is mentioned) just commented today on their forum:
"Liquid Profiling is a blatant infringement on my patent."
I put the hard, hook on the Pedaltrain; soft on the pedal. Doesn't damage floors when using only the pedal(s). I've never had a problem with the soft side wearing out.
I've been using D'Addario XL 9.5 pack for a while, but will be switching to GHS Boomer 9.5s. I find the quality/tone of GHS to be better.
Starting my 11th year with the Rack and no problems. Also have the Remote with no issues.
Meh. I'm a big IK Multimedia fan (mainly their soft synths and iLoud Micro speakers), but this sounds about the same as Amplitube.
My Kemper and S-Gear plugin is safe. S-Gear sounds superior to Tonex.
Looks great! $21 is worth it to reduce possible damage for a floor unit if your band plays around drunk hillbillies.
I agree about Logic Pro X on a Mac. It's the only way to go ESPECIALLY if you go with the Education Bundle.
You get Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, MainStage, Motion, and Compressor.
For $199. All of it.
BTW, they don't ask for proof......anyone can download and buy at this discount.
I bought the bundle for the sole reason of getting Final Cut Pro as I do video, but still use Logic Pro.
If it wasn't for the fact that I've already invested in the flagship, Ableton Live Suite and Push 2, I would have stayed with Logic. It's a great program and lots of YouTube help and tutorials everywhere.
The only external effects I use are:
1) Talk Box - can't get around that one.
2) Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah
3) Fulltone Mini Deja Vibe 2
4) TC Electronics Polytune
The real wah is more responsive compared to the expression pedal wah no matter what.
The MDV is just easier to set and change settings on the fly. Plus, I spent a lot on the Fulltone gear and they're going to get used.
The TC tuner is faster and EASIER TO SEE than the Remote's screen.
But.......if there was a situation in which I had to use all Kemper equivalents, it wouldn't bug me too much.
Do you think we'll get it one day ?
I don't know....I expect they'll have to hire at least 5 or 6 programmers to figure out how to put PEQ on the Montor Out. I know it's difficult.
Works well for me!
I finally moved my Profiler closer to my main Mac and not using an old Core2Duo Windoze laptop through WiFi.
The Mac Mini is hard wired to Internet and running the most recent update to Catalina. This is the first time in a while I've updated KAOS over the Internet and had no problem.
I'm also using the editor now. I could always use the Kemper's UI, but kicking back on the couch while editing is nice, too.
Getting to know the overdrives and fuzz. Another winner for Kemper. Quad who?
The Kemper still gets a WARM tone. I still haven't heard it in the others.