Kemper Profiling Amp Thread

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  1. jerm

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    ^I used to quad track but man it's a ton of work and not really sure if it's worth it in the end for a less dynamic sound. But it's all personal preference. You could get a massive sound just double tracking.

    Tracking left side with a guitar and the right side with a different guitar is a good idea, but not completely necessary.

    I usually deal with my filter in my DAW. High pass anyways from 75-150hz and then low pass anywhere from 8khz-12khz.
     
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    I usually dual track too (except on "Progenies of Lunar Part1" where guitar are quad-tracked. All rhythm guitars on"Azimuths" [link above] are dual tracked).
    And when creating a new patch I usually dial in a new amp and a coarse tone, then record it with drums & bass, then EQ my guitar bus to adjust it in the mix, then reproduce the EQ from the DAW into a "Studio paramteric EQ" in the kemper effect loop.
    Finally, remove the EQ from the bus an re track my guitar to see if that's fine and that's me :)
     
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    thanks for the replies lads /\ I like the idea about using 2 seperate guitars for a tone and also the idea of getting a good tone in the DAW using EQ, then replicating it in the Kemper and retracking.

    Nice ideas. Think Im going to try that and do a dual vs Quad test and see what I prefer.

    Ive seen people using 1 track dead middle too and then fade to taste. Not sure if thats a good idea or what but.
     
  4. jerm

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    ^if anything you should re-amp, not re-record haha, no sense in re-recording when you could easily re-amp.

    Periphery used triple tracking, 1 Left, 1 Right and 1 in the center pitch shifted down an octave for PII.
     
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    Its a very good point :lol::lol:
     
  6. lewis

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    As well as Bass?
     
  7. lewis

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    anyone got any experience with running a tube pedal (boost/od etc) infront of the Kemper?

    For example I like the look of the Laney Pulse tube pedal and also Blackstar do some cool tube pedals too.

    How does the Kemper play with tube boosts infront?
     
  8. jerm

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    No, bass was 1 track duplicated 2 times, total of 3 tracks. 1 for low end, 1 for grit and one for distortion.
     
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    new Kemper tone demo here -

    [SC]https://soundcloud.com/eridium/tone-test-1[/SC]

    for fans of Architects, Hacktivist, After the Burial etc
     
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    Nice.

    Profiles used?
     
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    was from the meambobbo stuff :yesway:
     
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    Hey guys!!

    just wanted to share...

    For those who seek great mid-gain, rock tones, I found yesterday some GREAT profiles on the Rig Exchanges from Jeremy Varao... His Splawn Quick Rod profiles sound really good.

    Here is my contribnution of the day LOL :metal::hbang:
     
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    Ie, PodHD Uber, heavily tweaked once profiled, but no other real world gear used. No cab swapping inside the Kemper.
     
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    I'm debating Kemper vs Real amp for my next purchase. For live use i'd like to know, can i run FOH direct plus Poweramp Cab without Cab Profile at the same time? Maybe even an additional In-Ear out?
    So, Guitar to Kemper, Kemper with cab profile to FOH, Kemper with Cab Profile to In-Ear and Kemper without Cab Profile to Poweramp and Cab. Would this work?
     
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    yes, this is quite possible. there are numerous output options for each output, including different global EQ. firmware 3.0 introduced merging, which allows merging a profile of just the amp using a DI box between the amp and cab with a profile of the amp into mic'ed cab to separate the sound of the amp/cab in the corresponding amp and cab profiles. This means when running dual output like you want, the sound coming out the cab on stage should sound near identical to the sound of the cab while you were profiling, and the sound coming out the PA should sound exactly like the signal from the mic'ed cab.

    you could then use the newer "pure cab" feature to kind of remove the mic sound from the PA signal, so that both the on-stage sound and PA sound are very similar or identical.
     
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    Yup.

    Kemper is amazing. Unless I win the lottery (to make my own profiles), I don't see myself switching to real amps.:yesway::shred::agreed:
     
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    Kinda late but what is new on the new update that came out a few months ago?

    Also, anyone recommend a good bogner uberschall profile?

    Thanks :)
     
  19. jerm

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    There a really good one on the RE that was recently put up.

    If you want to pay the best ones are Origin's uberschall pack. JPP's uberschall pack remains my favourite however he took it down.
     
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    The update for 4.0 is still in beta. Notable features include:

    - Morphing - lets you set up two different presets for one rig and then blend between them with a pedal, so fading in your chorus/delay while you drop the gain, etc.

    - All the distortion effects have a Mix parameter now.

    - Delays can go in the X, Mod, and Delay slots now.

    - You can put any effect you want in the Delay slot. I've got a few rigs saved with three EQs after the amp for recording tweaks.
     

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