Kemper Profiling Amp Thread

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by adrock, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Tuned

    Tuned SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Location:
    Europe
    where do you buy the Uno4Kemper chip? I asked Eureka!Sound but they couldn't help. Then I googled me www.fcb1010.eu, tried to purcase one unit and was redirected to order details at www.gordius.de, but their order form robot is all messed up (shows a wrong shipping address of mine). No units on the evilbay as of now.
     
  2. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

    Messages:
    1,315
    Likes Received:
    665
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Location:
    Deep Southeast
    That is the standard site and only real source as far as I'm aware. Weird that it's causing you issues. If it continues to, keep scouring evilBay and Reverb.
     
    Tuned likes this.
  3. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

    Messages:
    1,315
    Likes Received:
    665
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Location:
    Deep Southeast
  4. Tuned

    Tuned SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Location:
    Europe
    anyways, I found a guy who's selling the chip locally. Saved 25% of the price.
    Thanks tho!
     
    LeviathanKiller likes this.
  5. Tuned

    Tuned SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Location:
    Europe
    I have a few silly questions here)

    So I am in a new band now, we're gonna play a club gig just to practice before public before we play our first festival we've enrolled to. The restaurant club has a sort of free mike nights.
    I got a Kemper, obviously, and this is going to be its first live night.

    1) They have quite minute stuff there. Guitarwise, they have a Washburn Bad Dog BD40R (1*12 I guess) combo. For what I've googled up, it leaves much to be desired, but it has an effects loop and a solid-state poweramp.
    I, on the other hand, have a Mesa Mark III 112 combo at home, but it is HEAVY as hell (doctor forbade me to lift more than 12 pounds), and it has a tube poweramp.
    As a third option, there's that Marshall JTM30 I use with the Kemper to rehearse, the guys could help me with it, but it also has a tube poweramp, and I'll have to rent it too.
    Or else, I could send the signal directly to the mixing board, but then again, they only have 2 monitors, and I could use a combo for my guitar monitor.

    Which is the best way to go with the Kemper in this situation?

    2) When I was mixing my presets for our songs (Kemper to Mesa or Marshall), I didn't switch the Cabinet unit off. Now that we started to record our band's rehearsals live (Kemper through audio interface to computer with Ableton software), there are certain drawbacks in the sound. The guys say I need to switch the Cabinet unit off to do it right, so I did yesterday. True, the guitar was more discernible now, but the sound totally sucked! Wasn't close to the presets I'd done. Should I leave Cabinet on when we play the gig? Or, rather, WHEN should I switch Cabinet off and on?

    3) I have a NoiseGate issue here. It does the job well when I dial in, but I can't Store it, so when I switch to another preset, even within the same Performance, and then back, the NoiseGate setting is lost every time. How do I cure this?

    4) is there a way to level the output of all stored Performances? I mean, so that the songs we will be playing will be approximately at the same volume?
     
  6. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

    Messages:
    1,200
    Likes Received:
    832
    Joined:
    May 3, 2014
    Location:
    Seattle
    You don’t have to shut off the cabs. If it sounds better with them on, then leave them on.
    Once you get the noise gate dialed in, you have to save the profile. Just hold the store button and then the soft button on the screen for “replace profile” or whatever it says.
    Use the bottom volume (not master) to match up each profile. If you switch to one that’s too quiet, turn up the volume, and turn it down if the profile is too loud. Once you have the volume adjusted, store the profile like I said above.
    Just use the fx loop of the amp they have; plug into your “monitor out”; then plug into the house via “main out” and it will be good enough for a warm up show
     
    Tuned likes this.
  7. InFlames235

    InFlames235 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    123
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Location:
    Danville, CA
    Hey you guys - I think I'm actually going to make the leap to a Kemper. After years and years of tube amps, my level of play has gone down quite a bit and I'm kinda over having a massive tube amp, cables everywhere, etc. with only one type of sound available to me. Kemper has seem to come a very very long way since they've come out and I think it'll just make more sense for home playing, recording, etc. moving forward.

    I think I'll be looking to get the unpowered Kemper and use the FRFR method as, after doing some reading, that seems to be the most preferred way to utilize it over all. Is there anything I should be aware of before pulling the trigger? I'll need to offload my current amp and other gear before actually moving forward with a purchase so I have some time to fully research everything. Thanks!
     
  8. Tuned

    Tuned SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Location:
    Europe
    Ok, done

    Hmm, I only pressed the store button several times, didn't realize there was another to replace a profile. Thanks man!

    Yet another question is whether there is a way to adjust ALL the volumes to the same level, so that they would be nice and level during the show. I have approximately 4 dozen profiles for our songs so far, so adjusting them one by one is a long journey.
    I then could adjust certain specific profiles' volume individually.


    cool, will do!
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2017
  9. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

    Messages:
    1,200
    Likes Received:
    832
    Joined:
    May 3, 2014
    Location:
    Seattle
    I think you hold the store button down for a second and the top row of the screen will show “rename” “replace” “store as new” or something similar.

    There is no global profile volume. Each profile is a representation of the environment in which it was captured, and all profiles are made by different people with different tastes, gear, etc. so
    If you have a mixer you can look at the output LEDs to get an idea of how close each one is, and adjust them from there. It is a bit of a pain in the ass at first, I typically only use 2 profiles for shows but have taken the time to match up the 20 or so in my favorites so I can swap sounds easily
     
    Tuned likes this.
  10. lewis

    lewis SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    5,103
    Likes Received:
    1,600
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
  11. lewis

    lewis SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    5,103
    Likes Received:
    1,600
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    anyone know if its possible to channel switch kemper profiles whilst its being powered by an amp head and connected to that via midi too using just the amp heads footswitch?
     
  12. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

    Messages:
    1,315
    Likes Received:
    665
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Location:
    Deep Southeast
  13. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire despair ahead

    Messages:
    8,684
    Likes Received:
    5,731
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    minnesotahhh
    a guy in the kemper fb group sent me a pile of the stl andy james profiles and I have to say that with their default cabs, they don't sound very good, kind of muffled/shitty. With IRs they sound way better but I still don't think I'd pay for any of them
     
  14. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

    Messages:
    1,315
    Likes Received:
    665
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Location:
    Deep Southeast
    I'm thinking about getting the Will Putney Producer pack. It's a newer pack and I'm hoping that maybe they've improved. I'll write back if I get them. Part of me hates their brand so much but then I hear Will's sound clips, and they sound really good whereas some of the other packs were just meh throughout the entire list of clips.

    EDIT: I don't know why this is just now coming to mind but it shouldn't be a surprise if every pack they offer is drastically different in sound or even quality. Most of them are by producers. STL is just funnel label for marketing. Whoever created the free 5150 profiles sucks. They have a Sky Dreams pack (not the platinum version) that is free right now and it's mostly clean stuff but it actually sounds very decent. That's part of what has made me reconsider them along with their current discount. I guess evaluate each pack by itself if it's a producer-made pack.

    I did just buy Double Impact's The Ultimate Profile Bundle 1 & 2 and I'm LOVING it. Very good profiles from what I can tell. I'll give a more in-depth review after I've gotten to mess with them more but I wanted to mention them today because they're having a Black Friday 40% deal. The 1 & 2 bundle combo came in around $73 USD for me after the discount.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2017
  15. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire despair ahead

    Messages:
    8,684
    Likes Received:
    5,731
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    minnesotahhh
    there's a thread on stl tones in the kemper fb group and reviews are relatively mixed for the putney pack.
     
  16. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

    Messages:
    1,315
    Likes Received:
    665
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Location:
    Deep Southeast
    Can you PM me a link to that thread possibly? I haven't bought it yet.
     
  17. lewis

    lewis SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    5,103
    Likes Received:
    1,600
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    anyone got any killer Hughes and kettner profiles?
    Heard the Tubemeister in the flesh last night at a local gig and............that little box produced the best guitar tone Ive heard in person at that particular venue. And Ive played it myself about 30 times haha
     
  18. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

    Messages:
    1,315
    Likes Received:
    665
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Location:
    Deep Southeast
    I'm wanting to get some Reampzone profiles. They have a Tubemeister pack. I want the Switchblade pack for myself. I was going to get them when they were on sale this weekend but apparently the code was for Friday only and I tried to buy on Sunday since everyone else was letting deals run all weekend long. Guess I'll be waiting until another discount period comes up.
     
  19. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire despair ahead

    Messages:
    8,684
    Likes Received:
    5,731
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    minnesotahhh
    their dual recto profiles are pretty good
     
  20. Drezik27

    Drezik27 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Location:
    Michigan
    I love the 6505 and VH4 pack
     

Share This Page