Posts by silvioherrmann

    Same here, always wished for a mini Kemper. Now I own a Quad Cortex ;)
    There's something interesting happening here in Switzerland
    There's a website where you can buy used things.
    Usually you could find only one or two Kempers there.

    Since Tonex was released there are constantly five to ten Kempers for sale. Interesting...

    Also….How does one create an IR for a technology requiring a special speaker.and is specifically designed to eliminate the one thing an IR requires? That being a microphone to capture the sound. The response part of Impulse Response.

    If it could be done, someone would have, and not just for imprints.

    Didn't you understand what I wrote in my first post?? ;)
    Shall I make a drawing for you?

    That would be a great solution for other modelers that currently can't use the Kabinet....but it depends what the Kabinet is for.

    I think you see it as a separate product, I see it as part of the eco system for Kemper..... so why would Kemper "give away" their tech to make other modelers sound better? They basically give away their USP....but its up to them if they see the additional sales of the Kabinet compensates for reduced sales of the KPA...

    Analogy - Tesla are doing something similar by opening up their Superchargers to non Tesla manufacturers...which is starting to annoy Tesla owners as it was one of the reasons they bought the car - the robust charge network. Nothing more infuriating queuing to charge when a space is taken up by a Volvo...

    You are right, they have to decide which way to go. But it could also be good marketing possibility for Kemper. If somebody buys and likes the Kabinet, he might also try the Kemper.

    If they want to remain in the market, they have to release upgraded devices anyway (soon!!). Kone/Kabinet technology will not be enough to make a difference.

    Anyway, I’m a technician not a salesman, so I prefer thinking about technical solutions 😉

    In fact, you want a Quand Cortex ;):D (if you don't have already one)

    Just ask Neural Dsp to improve it, it'll be faster....

    Just bought a Quad Cortex. And yes… it would be great to have a Kemper which performs like the Quad Cortex.

    Kemper does many things better, but so does QC.

    If there would be a Kemper 2 with “best of both worlds” I wold be very happy !!

    Imagine a Kemper with the processing power and accuracy of the QC but with all the advantages of the Kemper Universe…. Great !!

    Kemper Kone works great, also for Acoustic guitar or Bass guitar. (I’m using several units, Kabinet and Kones in 2x12” Cabinets)

    It would be great if Kemper could release official Impulse Responses for all the imprints, also Linear. So anybody could use the Kone / Kabinet with any digital device, just loading the Kone Impulse Responses.

    It would also be a possibility to improve the power Kabinet with an additional "general input" driven by a small DSP section. There could be a selector for FRFR and all the possible Imprints. This improved power Kabinet could be used with any modeler or acoustic guitar. Even for people who use only effect boards without an amplifier, this could be a great solution.

    I tried it out, the free version with few options.
    Some Amps have digital artefacts or howewer it can be called (if you play very dinamic, you hear like a secong distorted sound when the notes fade out)

    But there is a Fender Princeton Capture in there... wow, I could never in any way get that realistic feel and sparkling sound with the Kemper.

    I checked it with studio monitors but also with: Interface output -> digital power amp -> guitar speaker

    I guess it is really time that Kemper works on new products with more processing power!

    I just bought a used Mooer Preamp Model X2 for 80.- Euro. I read that Mooer has it’s own profiling system with MNRS Profiles and I wanted to check it out.

    The X2 is a very simple tool where you can use the Mooer Modeling (which IMO does not sound accurate, and quite digital) but the interesting thing is the MNRS technology. With some bigger units these profiles can be made and also with the GE Labs software from Mooer. X2 has also an IR loader where you can load your own IRs.

    There are profiles on the Mooer website, some only Preamps, some with power amp and speaker (there you have to switch OFF the IR).

    Now of course I did some comparison with the Kemper.

    First of all, many of the MNRS profiles have digital artefacts, that means with distorted profiles you can hear a “second distorted sound” in the background when you play very soft and dynamic. But some profiles do not have this error. Using the built in IR loader in the X2, the sound is not that good, but there the “power amp” (profile) is missing. X2 to Audio Interface and then using the Wall Of Sound VST (Torpedo) the sound was very good. I would say almost on pair with the Kemper.

    The next test setting was:

    X2 to the Wall Of Sound plugin and then to a digital power amp an then to a 1x12” guitar speaker

    Compared with

    Kemper to the same power amp and guitar speaker

    Big surprise, the X2 was at least on pair with the Kemper. The sound and feel was very good.

    Next step

    X2 to a tube amp power amp input compared with the Kemper with 2x Kemper Kabinet.

    Surprise, the X2 and tube amp was more realistic in sound and feel than the Kemper system.


    The sound of the MNRS preamps in this tiny cheap stomp box can be at least as good as the Kemper profiles if set up properly. Of course Kemper is better in many other ways, but it’s really time for a Kemper upgrade. Mini Kemper would be great, but now with improved profiling sound.

    Since I have 2 Kemper profilers, I guess it’s time to sell one of them and check out a Quad Cortex. I’m interested to find out how that sounds.

    Did anybody of you try out the MNRS technology so far?

    If you interested and plan to do that, take your time to search for good profiles. X2 is very cheep ;)

    Not sure if this would be possible due to memory space.... but it would be great to have more Looping Time. Maybe even at lower quality. IMO the looping time is quite short and I use the looper very often.

    Can be solved with an external looper pedal (I do that as well) but for some occations it would be very conveniant to have more looping time in the Kemper

    I would really like to demonstrate but it occurs randomly and I did not find a way to reproduce it. I always work with my Kemper connected to my Mac computer using Rig Manager and this problem happens about once a month. I always work in Performance Mode, and usually one Rig in the Performance is then overwritten with another Rig, no way to undo it.

    I also have this prblem and it's quite random.

    I also got used to backup all my performances because suddenly they can get corrupted by having another rig copied inside automatically. This happens without me saving anything.

    Switching the Kemper OFF and ON does not help.

    I did the same with the Helix Stomp and later on with the Helix Native. I compared it with Kemper and I really wanted to like it. Especially since the concept of Helix Stomp is perfect in my opinion. But the problem is, as you wrote, the fizzy high end and muffled sound, especially at break up. Maybe this isn't a problem with high gain sounds, maybe some poeple only play clean and high gain and so they don't mind.

    But if people say that they could replace a Kemper with Helix, I really don't understand. Did they really compare it A/B? Maybe they put so much effect to the sound that they don't hear the amp sound anymore?
    Some weeks ago I checked out the new Ampero Stomp II which does not have this fizzy high end, but unfortunately it still does not come close to Kemper. But I would still prefere it over the Helix.