These are really great - thanks so much for creating and sharing!
Grabbed the SLO pack tonight after patching.. very nice. 1960 profiles sound pretty awesome..
....my KPA and powered Kabinet have finally killed my desire to plug into anything else..
I struggled with a Toaster a long while ago, gave up and sold it. Lots of gigs later (and getting tired of lugging stuff around) I bought a Stage and powered Kabinet to try again. Took a different strategy this time and just worked through some Britt profiles from the CSR pack to build a 'base' performance that sounded nice at volume - no messing with a million profiles and disappearing into the vortex! After a fair bit of tweaking over lots of gigs I can honestly say that it's as good as any sound I've ever had and way more consistent/convenient. The Kabinet works brill on stage. I played last night and you know when you get that 'I just can't believe how good that sounds' feeling? Wonderfully dynamic, big, etc etc..
Add to that all of the capabilities of this thing...
I may not have posted here much over the years but have learned loads; thanks to all who folks whose posts got me to where I am now!
That is a different matter. In a rig, you can decide which imprint to use under the CAB section. When using that rig, you will get the cab sent through the main outs, and the imprint sent through the monitor outs.
If you'd like to get the original profiled cab, you put the Kone in FRFR mode. You will then get AMP + Cab sent through the main out, and AMP + special FRFR signal sent through the monitor out.
So on a per rig basis, you can decide whether to keep the global Kone choice (imprints or FRFR) or to override (imprints or FRFR). This will only affect monitor out. You main out will still get amp + cab.
brill - many thanks for the clarification.
That is incorrect. With Monitor cab off and Kone on, you get Amp + Imprint through monitor out and through main out you get Amp + Cab.
The imprints are useless without a Kabinet so it makes no sense to send them to anything but the Kone via monitor out.
But the cab in rig manager shows the imprint... and you can select a different imprint but not the cab that was profiled..
I have the powered rack so I'm not 100% sure but my understanding is monitor out has the imprint and main out does not...which is correct as you do not want the PA to have the imprint - you need to be sending the imprint to the Kabinet.
I don't think this is the case based on my research. May be wrong. This is how I thought it worked (based on early YT vids). If you turn monitor cab off in order to use an imprint and then take a look at the cab in Rig Manager you will see that the cab is now set as the imprint which goes out via both the monitor out and the main outs.
Yes, when you are using imprints ("monitor cab off" enabled) you are not using the cab part included in the profile.
If that were the case, you would have double filtering and it would sound probably muffled.
If you want to use the included cab in the profile, you have to use the Kabinet in FRFR mode, disabling "monitor cab off".
That's the same thing if you are using a true guitar cab with your profiler.
Perfect - appreciate the clarification.
I've recently been messing with my new powered Kabinet and plan on using it with my Stage for monitoring. I always pipe a mono feed from the main out L into our PA when we play live.
One thing that has me confused is that when watching some vids when it was released they seem to imply that the imprint is applied to the monitor out only? Messing last night I see that the imprint selected on the monitor out seems to be overriding the profiled cabinet if I look at the rig parameters in Rig Manager. Am I understanding this correctly? I appreciate that I can override this global imprint selection in the rig but only to apply another imprint rather than use the cab that the profile was created using? So basically it's all or nothing with imprints..
Hope this makes sense.
I configure all my sounds/fx in mono and feed this to the desk. This is then panned in the stereo field towards me.
I 'discussed' this with our keyboard player but eventually got him to concede and do the same...
Would I like to run stereo FX? Yes, but it isn't practical for our band and the type of gigs we do.
Looks like my gigging days are over so looking to move this on.
If you're looking you know how good this is. Best/most versatile live rig I've ever used and I'll be sad to see it go but hey ho..
Would rather sell this as a complete package but would be prepared to split the XiTone cab out if there are no takers after a period of time. I'm not prepared to sell the Remote without the KPA before anyone asks! Have owned for just over 2 years and be assured I really look after my gear!
- KPA Toaster (unpowered) with latest beta FW and stacks of purchased profiles and padded case
- Kemper Remote c/w 2 off RJ45 cables and padded case
- Mission Engineering SP-25m pro expression pedal gold/carbon
- XiTone MBritt Active FR/FR cab
- All cables to connect everything up and rock/jazz/blues out or whatever takes your fancy [Blocked Image: http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/plugins/EmojiExtender/emoji/fb/1.gif]
Basically everything you need to turn up at a gig, set up fully in 10 minutes, get the best FOH sound you've ever had (subject to engineer!) and pack up and go home before everyone else! On top of that you get to sound better than all the other guitarist's rigs (subject to your ability!)..
Total cost new was about £2.6k and looking for £2000
Cash and bank transfer accepted and this is collect only from Hertfordshire.
Where are you based?
This may seem a bit logical but write down the requirements you have and rank them. Only you can decide what's right for you.
Them simply pick the device that most closely meet your needs!
Hi, I agree and disagree here. Tim has done a very good job on this pack and he is not ready, that is out of a question and outstandig.But:
I had nearly the same thought's like you when I started exploring the kpa and I have made a lot of experience in thise years. First I found only a handful profiles where I said ok but not really good. Kpa bad? Profiles bad? No!!
After some time I found out: Equipment bad!! And not enough experience.
Why? I sold my old atomic amp, sold my hughes&kettner tube amp, sold a velocity ower amp, sold my 2x12 mesa boogie cab and after all I have done the paradigm shift and bought a good frfr ( rcf 10 sma) and rokit rp6 g3 monitors.
After that I met Thomas Dill and gave me a good insight to the kpa and the fx.
After that hat I discussed a lot with Guido Bungenstock, sinmix and some other guys how to use profiles and set up profiles.
Aft r all that things I found out that the biggest thing is the cab. That's why I love DI or merged profiles. I have some cool cool cabs and when I combine it to profiles 80% of them sound good. Really no joke, after all that experience it takes me minutes to get a good sound out of the box.
Last but not least: Pick up's an used guitar. Ok, you can get a cool sound out of it when using a Squier or something else of low budget stuff, but using a high end guitar with cool pick up's s also a big difference.
I can tell you, it tak s me hours and hours and a lot of mony to come to this point, but i wont regret it and tday i am happy as a puppy to have the kpa and all the amps that I can choose whit a fingersnip.
I you like try the following:
Have a look into the Lars Lüttdge kpa pack. Choose a rig with the 1960AV cab , store this cab to your cab section and lock this cab. Try to load some other profile files and hear what happens when this cab is used with other profiles. Gam changer again.
Last words: I have written 80%.
Yes, it's nearly 80% because there is some crap on the profile market and also on rig exchange. I wont judge the rig exchange because I say chapeau to everyone who loads up a slfmade profile, without those guys we havent a rig xchange and there are many gems in there.
Some interesting stuff in there Frank.
I think that some of us have defo found the value in finding some solid cabs; I've found that often a mediocre sounding profile can suddenly spring to life when paired with a decent cab/mic. Just like real amps! Once I found my XiTone FRFR I've never looked back either.
I'd be interested in understanding some of the other Gamechangers you mention - not the guitar one as I completely get that!
BTW I can't keep up with the update releases in this pack! What a fantastic problem to have.
Yep gotta agree.
I'm only half way through and its full of gems.. I've thrown the Strat, Tele and LP at them and found some magic with all of them. I'm actually impressed with the cleans as well - lovely..
Now I gotta go on holiday for two weeks arghh.. not sure I'm gonna be able to sneak the KPA and axe into the luggage
Seriously good stuff and I'm gonna rebuild my main performance out of these when I get back.
NYXL 10-46 for me too.
Love em and worth the extra imho..
I only had a short amount of time last night but popped group 1&2 into RM and had a whip through...
Got to about the fifth profile and then lost an hour in tone heaven
Looking forward to spending some quality time with these but first impressions are great.
I've got too many profiles already but the Baked Chicken Experiment pulled me in
Purchased and looking forward to having a go..
I have a XiTone 1x12 FRFR and it certainly holds its own against my 1960.. not the same of course but it can thump some when it's coupled to the floor.
They’re both excellent but have subtle differences.
There are some delay sounds on the Timeline can do that the Kemper delays cannot but there are also things on the Kemper (eg Crystal delays) that the Timeline doesn’t have.
You have physical knobs for every parameter on the Timeline and, on the toaster, you have to scroll a bit.
You can stack the Kemper delays but you only have one with the Timeline.
You can set tempo easily with both.
The Timeline costs quite a lot - only you can decide whether the few little bits it does that don’t have a direct replacement in the Kemper are worth it. To me, they are not but we’re all different
I got rid of mine however with the big delays update on the KPA and haven't missed it!