The Kemper Profiler Thread

Discussion in 'Amp Modeling' started by El Kabong, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Shai`tan

    Shai`tan Senior Member

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    I got the powered Kemper, bag, foot controller and Exp pedal for 2450.00 U.S. ..... roughly 3200.00 Canadian. And because this stuff is used.... I don`t get hit with the GST. And there are Profiles included. The Amp Factory, Guidorist, M Brit and others. I feel I didn`t do too bad on this 1. ;p
     
  2. Progear

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    You got a great deal... :applause:
     
  3. cybermgk

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

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    yea, I Imagine they will.
     
  4. cybermgk

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

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    You got one HELL of a great deal.
     
  5. StingyCH

    StingyCH The Bearded Baron Premium Member

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    Ok now that I am an official member of the Kemperanians cult :laugh2: , I'd like to revive this thread and ask a couple of questions.

    1: I've read around the forum that there's not an editor for this unit. So the Rig Manager is just to download (& upload) the profiles, but with no editing directly from the PC/Mac, it's right? There's some kind of editor around the corner?

    2: Speaking about high gain sounds, what's the difference between the KPA and the AXE FX II? I see many guys around the web speaking about this, like "AXE FX is better for high gain then Kemper"..what's exactly the difference? I understand they use very different technologies to achieve their results..so this statements are based upon what? (Or it's plain BS..?)

    :thumb:
     
  6. matthew bear

    matthew bear Senior Member

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    Rig manager helps you manage your rigs...:laugh2: So you can organize them ect. No editing software currently, but I find I don't need it. the editing parameters are very easy in intuitive on the Kemper.

    As for high gains sounds, some are good, some suck, it all depends on the person that made the profile really. I simply delete the really harsh buzzy ones and keep the better ones. I still have probably 100 high gain amps left to sort through and pair down...
     
  7. Erodr133

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    1. You can only add/remove rigs and edit/arrange/create performances in Rig Manager. No editor but I might be in the minority that doesn't want one. I think you should really be listening to rigs when you edit them which you do with the Kemper

    2. Both can really do High Gain well. Then again, both can do high gain really bad. It depends on the rig. I know MBritt, Top Jimi, The Amp Factory do high gain really well.
     
  8. StingyCH

    StingyCH The Bearded Baron Premium Member

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    Thanks guys :slash:

    So it works "old school"..editing on the head and then manage or rearrange the rigs with the software :cool:
     
  9. cybermgk

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

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    I think the biggest difference for high gain is when someone is trying to get that super scooped, modern metal, , mostly preamp, high gain sound.

    I could be wrong.

    On the Kemper, most profilers profile many profiles for an amp. Because if someone was going to drastically change the Amp EQ, it stops acting like the real amp's pretty fast. Axe will respond like the amp t models. Additionally, the Axe has more dirt pedals and a LOT more you can adjust on them. So, when trying to get those kind of high gain metal sounds, I guess the Axe would be easier, from scratch. Kemper I would try and find a profile already done at what I wanted.

    Also prefer my Kemper for 80s-90s high gain/metal tones.
     
  10. StingyCH

    StingyCH The Bearded Baron Premium Member

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    Thanks Cyber, i was just curious because of what i've read..not taking anything for granted (internet is just granted for porn.. :D ). To me the problem doesn't exists since i have my trusty GT-100 for OD/Distortion that i can add if more grunt is needed over the profiles :thumb:
     
  11. Lolly

    Lolly Senior Member

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    IMHO both the Kemper and the Axe can get awesome higain metal tones.

    Basically all the clips in my sig. are modern metal stuff and are recorded with my Kemper: being just clips, guitars are totally raw without even HP/LP filters but You can get and idea of the material You can work with.

    Have fun with your Kemper!

    :wave:
     
  12. StingyCH

    StingyCH The Bearded Baron Premium Member

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    Thank you Lolly,

    it sounds good on your samples :thumb: oh, and nice playing man
     
  13. Erodr133

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    Look at him as he sits on his mighty throne.

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  14. Caoimhin

    Caoimhin Senior Member

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    That's probably the best looking Kemper rig I've ever seen. The black version goes well with the metallic grill cloth. I still don't know much about Kempers, do they have Marshall, Friedman, Orange, and Solando presets straight from the Factory?
     
  15. Lolly

    Lolly Senior Member

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    You're welcome! Thanks for listening!

    :wave:
     
  16. Erodr133

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    Marshall and Orange? Yes. Friedman and Solando? No but you can just download a Friedman or Solando rig from the Rig Exchange. Or buy you can a rig with those amps on any third party vendor. I think MBritt, The Amp Factory and Top Jimi are the best
     
  17. StingyCH

    StingyCH The Bearded Baron Premium Member

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    I bought the Heavy Pack from MBritt, fantastic :naughty: There's some heavy goodness into some of SinMix profiles too, they're free, i choose five of them and i'm very happy :thumb:
     
  18. matthew bear

    matthew bear Senior Member

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    I just found this video with fuzz comparisons thru a Kemper... works quite well I'd say :hmm:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWH-Xo8e5pI[/ame]
     
  19. Erodr133

    Erodr133 Senior Member

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    Guys, I don't want to jinx anything, but I'm so happy right now.

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  20. StingyCH

    StingyCH The Bearded Baron Premium Member

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    That's a very cool video you found there :cool: I'm tinkering a bit with reverbs (pedals) and the FX loop, I've read that by using the X + Mod slots it works with stereo effects too :thumb:

    Man I love your rig, and your axes too (from a guy who also owns a black strat and a burst LP :D ) :applause:
     

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