Posts by slateboy

    How about backup and restore?

    Manual says you cant backup a rack then restore to a player. Compatibility issues.

    First set up of a player by importing the favourite rack rigs needs a bit of nursing, especially where theres a compromise of substituting effects.

    Solution at the moment:

    To drag and drop exported rack-made rigs into player but the player doesnt like some bits.

    Yet to try this, and not sure if its possible or maybe there are issues involved but what is limit for connecting multiple profilers to rig manager?

    Ideally, to connect the a rack and a player in order to transfer contend and setup a new KPA player.

    Or maybe users have some other tips for migrating presets/rigs from a rack to a player device?


    I recall this being asked in the past but wanted to ask again since the player came out...

    Are the factory presets available to everyone online (rig exchange or rig manager packs) or are they solely available to the owners of those units as part of the default presests?

    In case anyone wishes to retrieve one of those rigs but without making a factory reset.

    I appreciated users can back up their Kemper from new but how many of us done that?

    ok guys, so digging out an OLD project i started years ago and gave up on, i got as far as controlling the Kemper with midi and retrieving the preset/slot names using system-exclusive. Demo here:

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    the bit of code for getting the names via sysex:

    Sorry, i'm not offering technical support. It has been so long that i done this project i'd effectively be starting from scratch to unravel this lot.

    Hope the above helps and shows you what is possible.

    is this info of any use to you?

    out of interest, do you use any presets (rigs) that have volume controlled parameters or possible an expression pedal connected for any functions, volume or otherwise?

    i know the remote for the rack "self calibrates" (sometimes to a negative effect if you plug in the pedal whilst powered up as it "sees" this as sweeping range of values to which it applies its upper and lower values.

    Could there have been some glitch with the expression pedal creating a "hidden" volume=0 some place that is not obvious?

    Perhaps a selected preset/rig controls the volume (possibly unbeknown to the user) and choosing another rig/preset does not have volume-control but the previous rig had set the volume to zero (unintentionally) which then denies access to resetting/increasing the volume in the new rig?

    does that make sense, even if it was not the issue?

    You know Kemper, they continually improve their product and expand its functionality.

    I think they got the player to a state where it covered all the basics to hit the market so given time i think most people will be surprised if it doesn't get more features added.

    I think you can , I assign mine to monitor out as I send the main XLR to front of house !

    thanks for that- i was aware of that as i understand that is the default setup.

    Specifically what i am seeking is-

    Can the volume-knob control the mono and headphone outs whilst NOT affecting the main-outs ?

    i dont own a Player unit and couldn't find this info in the manual, so forgive me if i've missed it or it has been already answered.

    Similar to the rack, i understand you can assign the master volume knob to control any (or none) of the available outputs.

    Just want to confirm this is true- the knob can control headphones, L+R outs, mono-out in any combination.


    Thanks for sharing Explorer78

    interesting to learn about the real reason behind the -12dB option on the rack and that the stage already has this compensation as default.

    I occasionally get asked by sound-engineers to lower my output (rack unit) as its too hot. I just thought they didnt want to trim their desk-gains or were not running "pro-level" gear.

    Always learning....

    who recalls the first releases of the original Kemper?

    much functionality not included, limitations, knobs/buttons that were useless but destined for future use. Still the unit sold and those who had faith in were rewarded with the future upgrades.

    Kemper have now made a product to compete with other compact units. the primary mission being the amp/cab/profile/whatever-you-call-it sound that is the main reason for owning a Kemper. They could have taken longer and developed it further before releasing it but instead have got their foot in the door.

    If their past track record is anything to go by, the KPLR may well end up with the same functionality (albeit limited control interface) of the main units.

    They never tell us whats really coming anyhow. Lets watch this space.....

    TS jack’s don’t send phantom power as you need 3 conductors but TS only has 2.

    i had a situation, years ago, of a foot-operated microphone-mute switch which was inline with the XLR cable between mic and desk muted by shorting pins 2+3 (so there was no potential across them, ie, muted signal) The desk had globally-switched 48v phantom, as it not uncommon on some desks. The footswitch also shorted pins 2+3 to ground (pin 1).*

    The desk did not offer sufficient short-circuit protection (think it was a Seck model, remember them anybody?) Consequently, the 48v dvc power supply (on pins 2 & 3) was shorted to earth (pin 1) and within a short space of time overheated and damaged the external power supply before eventually blowing the fuse. Whether the internal short-circuit protection or the fuse protection was inadequate it melted the power supply, rendered the desk without phantom for all inputs and was a potential fire hazard. Also meant phantom was no longer available to anything/anyone who needed it.

    Lesson learnt-

    A cautionary tale where using a balanced connector (XLR) wired or adapted to an unbalanced (mono jack) that is connected to phantom-power source is unadvisable in case the 48v has no short-circuit protection. A DI box can isolated this issue.

    *side note: A guitar volume knob shorts the signal (tip) to ground when you turn it to zero, though its very rare to have a balanced guitar connection let alone phantom, but someone copied this approach for the mic-mute circuit., discussed above)