Finally, my lengthy (opus) comparison of the Axe and Kemper

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  1. Matty

    Matty Senior Member

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    Great review man, thanks for posting. :thumb:

    PS. My eyes hurt. :p
     
  2. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Double Platinum Supporter V.I.P. Member

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    I have seen a couple RAC 10 out there. I just cant justify buying one @$400 when I am not gigging and can easily just change stuff in AXE EDIT or on the front panel which really isn't that bad to learn:thumb:
     
  3. cybermgk

    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Yea, I saw one used that sold at $400. For home/studio, your right. NOW, if it was $150, well then.....

    Axe Edit is just fine
     
  4. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Double Platinum Supporter V.I.P. Member

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    Exactly. That was how I saw it. Just another one of those things sitting here that I would never extract full use out of.

    This is the reason I sold my Line6 Relay 90 wireless system. I got it for the cool factor but never really saw the need to have it playing here in my 10X12 office.:thumb:
     
  5. Lolly

    Lolly Senior Member

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    Great write up!

    Thanks! :thumb:
     
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    ttbit Senior Member

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    Great write-up! I am not sure I could live without knobs. For those Fractal owners who are not fortunate enough to have an AX8, at least you have add-on options to fix that!! :) :) :) Because I work in IT, I like to play with my computer off when I come home, as I think it just takes away my attention to playing some. Not when I am building a preset, of course.
     
  8. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    If you are to make a review of something,
    at least do an extensive one...
    :shock:



    Wow!
    :thumb:
     
  9. AllTheSound

    AllTheSound Senior Member

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    Great post cybermgk lots of useful info! Thanks.
     
  10. Tiboy

    Tiboy Senior Member

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    Excellent! Thank you.
     
  11. StingyCH

    StingyCH The Bearded guy from Heidi land..

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    Thanks for this post Cyber :applause:

    i have so many doubts before jumping the fence completely (from tubes to a pro level modeling unit)..:hmm:

    and then i'm torn between the KPA and the Axe FX..:laugh2:

    your post is a great help btw :cool:
     
  12. bungle

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    First novel i've read in a while :D Thanks for the write up, much appreciated:thumb:
     
  13. IronWeso

    IronWeso Senior Member

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    I'll need to read this whole thing but holy ****. Wow
     
  14. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera Senior Member

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    Nice review on both units, but you seem bias to the kemper imo.
     
  15. matthew bear

    matthew bear Senior Member

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    Nico, that's because he has both. Bias is completely warranted with personal experience.

    Besides, I don't feel he painted the AXE in a negative light at all.I want one, but it'll be a while before that happens...
     
  16. Falconbill

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    Great write up Cyber. Many thanks. :thumb:

    Has anyone heard if Kemper is planing on putting out an editor at some point?
     
  17. cybermgk

    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    CK says yes, at some point. The some point hasn't been clarified. Newest updates though are redoing USB interface in some ways, so who knows. That could be a precursor.
     
  18. patrick2099

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    Thanks for the great write up.
     
  19. RocknRollShakeUp

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    So since our ill-fated thread that was shut down, I have made it a commitment to learn more about modeling. The epic write up by cyber was a great read. Thanks for taking the time cyber!

    p.s. I was replying to the ill fated thread that was shut down by finding it in the "new posts" feed, and I didn't realize that it was posted in a specific modeling forum...ok, my fault, I didn't even realize that there was a modeling forum..so I was a bit confused why there was such a kerfuffle about the "t" word and it being verboten!..but now I kind of get it ...sorry! carry on!
     
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  20. jageya

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    nice reviews thanx. Has anyone reviewed a few modelers and actually just only kept 1 they liked the best?
     

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