Posts by Wheresthedug

    I’m now on bypass@stop too. I used to use the toe switch on the mission pedal but I don’t like the mission and will be replacing it shortly so wanted to check if bypass@stop was reliable enough for me. So far I haven’t had any issues in several months but haven’t experienced a wobbly stage yet. The advantage of bypass@stop over bypass@toe for me is that it has double security. If I leave it at the toe position it is also “stopped’ by definition. If I stop anywhere else (accidentally stop at heel because of a heat pf the moment brain fart for example) it is still “stopped” and therefore bypassed.

    As Ruefus says, the two rigs have different time/date stamps so can be identified as unique but it is a pain in the posterior having to add this additional step rather than simply having a Save As option like every other piece of software since the dinosaurs.

    Tone Junkies. I pretty much only use their Profiles now. Lots of free ones out there by them to try out!

    This is great example of why there is no right or wrong answer to the “which profiles are best for………’ questions.

    I like HW and Sooze and really want to like their profiles. I have the everything pack and haven’t managed to find a single rig that I would use in place of my personal favourites.

    I am not suggesting that Tone Junkie profiles are bad or that you are in anyway wrong in your choice. Merely pointing out just how personal and subjective tone is. Its a good thing that we all like different things anyway or music would sound really dull.

    Thank you, are phase alignment issues something you can hear easily? it sounds pretty good to me, but i dont know what phase alignment issues sound like

    It depends on how out of phase the signals are and how experienced your ears are. The best way to test it is to flip the polarity of one of the signals in the DAW and see whether the sound changes. If they are in phase the sound will be full but if they are out of phase it will get progressively thinner the further out of phase the signals are.

    Not sure which DAW you are using but in Logic the polarity switch is in the Gain Plugin so you you need load this on the track first.

    Another way to check polarity is to look at the audio waveforms of each track together. Zoom in with one above the other and look at the peaks and troughs of each track. If they are in phase they will appear at the same time. If they are out of phase one track will have a peak when the other has a trough. You can nudge one track left or right on the grid to better align them after recording if necessary. This can also be a good was to train your ears to hear differences as you are not listening to a 180 degree flip but more subtle changes.

    okay gotcha, yeah I am stereo mic'ing the guitar between the soundhole and the 12th fret. I just thought adding the kemper into the equation, with the levels way down, so its not that artifcial pickup sound, would give it an even fatter or "bigger" studio sound.

    The key here is phase alignment. If the signals are out of phase you will end up making the sound thinner and smaller rather than bigger. If two identical signals are completely out of phase you will get silence. This is called the null test. However, the signals from multiple sources on an instrument are never exactly the same and rarely exactly out of phase so instead of silence you just get a thinner sound .

    Thank you!

    As for the heel, it was standard tele thickness, but I needed to add some height to clear the pups (non standard!) so I glued on a piece of maple and did some sculpting!

    OK, got it. I actually thought you had carved a bit OFF the heel to make it lower and couldn’t understand why you hadn’t simply cut the neck pocket deeper. That makes sense but I would probably just have used a level shim in the pocket which would leave the neck usable on any guitar.

    There is a simple rule here in Texas. You pick no more than 3 tones; clean, crunch, high-gain/solo. You play those all night to your heart's delight. I have never been to a small gig or mega concert where I heard more than 3 tones. The more famous had only 1 tone/amp the whole show.

    Everyone’s favourite Texan (other than you Larry) Billy Gibbons even has a 31 band GEQ in front his amp to make all his guitars sound like each other. That’s taking one tone to the max.

    I think Jed has nailed it with the pros and cons of each strategy.

    I mainly play in bands where setlist is flexible and we improvise quite a bit so song structures can change is a soloist is on fire that night for example. Therefore, I mainly go for a simple flexible setup and sacrifice “optimal” tones/FX

    Like both Jed and dmatthews , i tend to use a single amp across all 5 slots (or if I’m using one of my piezo equipped guitars 4 slots plus an acoustic rig) plus a few flexible effects just in case.

    I really love Jed’s approach of labelling slots in a sound descriptive manner rather than Verse/Chorus/Bridge as I have a brain like a sieve.

    There are a whole lot of global settings in System Settings and Output Section beyond pedal assignments, which could have sound or user interface implications e.g. Performance Load, Kemper Kone, Rig Autoload, Reference Pitch, Constant Latency, Aux In Mixes, Input Source, Monitor Stereo,... I can imagine scenarios, where users just import Performances into other persons' PROFILERs and are then struggling because the units behave differently than what they are used to. And the reason is any option or preference or selection, which they are not even aware of. I think, that is a rat hole! Please go through the list of global settings and imagine, what could happen.

    If you want to be sure, the unit behaves exactly as you would expect, install the same OS which you use at home and restore your entire backup. That takes a few minutes but always leads to predictable results. Otherwise you could be forced to trouble shoot five minutes before your concert.

    That isa VERY good point 👍

    Which Bassman are you looking for? Both channels of the Tweed Bassman already exist. Presumably bass players are more interested in the Blackface era amps. Is that correct?

    I've just deactivated the sleep modus. Computer stays on only when I'm doing something, same for the Kemper

    In my case I had all sleep and screen saver modes turned off but something about how the Mac mini was managing the USB port was causing it to turn off/sleep. I couldn’t find any way to over ride this. Don’t know if it’s related to Yoda’s issue or not but throwing it out there just in case.

    I know it's nice to have it all in the Kemper, but I use a Bogner compressor, Bogner distortion, the Freqout, and a tuner with offsets anyway. I've been toying with getting a Strymon Mobius for some better and more flexible modulation effects, but I think that'll be a bridge too far as I'd want to use it in stereo and don't even know if that's feasible with the Kemper.

    You can run the Mobius mono in stereo out in a post stack Loop for stereo use. I still have my Mobius somewhere in my storage container. I haven’t used it since I got the KPA. There is no doubt that the Mobius modulation effects are amazing, phenomenally flexible and (to my ear) better than the KPA. However, I don’t need a lot of modulation effects and find the convenience of an all in one solution wins hand down. The best outcome would be if Kemper did a complete overhaul of the modulation effects to bring them up to the same standard and flexibility as the Delays and Reverbs 🤞