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13 MUST KNOW Kemper Profiler Tips & Tricks (For New Users)!

  • Published on Jan 29, 2023 veröffentlicht
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  • Zach Brobst
    Zach Brobst  9 months ago +3

    One point of clarification - when I say you can copy a rig in point #9 I am referring to the "stack" section which includes the amp, EQ, and cabinet from one profile to another.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  17 days ago

      @Rusty Pickers Hey Rusty! I'm fairly confident you can go to Store and then Store As new rig to create a copy!

    • Rusty Pickers
      Rusty Pickers 17 days ago

      How do you copy the entire rig with the Kemper Stage Profiler?

  • JohnnyBananas
    JohnnyBananas 5 months ago +4

    kemper owner of a few years, what I've learnt recently is any tweaks you make to a rig within the "performance" mode does not effect the rig in "Browser " mode, all performances are duplicates of Browser Rigs and when edited leave the original as it is.
    Also never add drive pedals to the front of the kemper, It has a Analogue to digital convertor like a sound card so the drive pedal or anything will clip the signal, add an insert after the input and put your pedal board in there on an insert loop send/return, makes all the difference.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  5 months ago

      Thanks for pointing some of that out!

  • Jason Milen
    Jason Milen 7 months ago +1

    I use the front panel Gain control only for reducing the gain and that seems to work fine for me. Increasing the gain beyond the original profile doesn't really do what you want, like what you've said. Reducing it is fine as it's a little like dialing back the input which is something the profiler knows how to do, as it's part of the profile - if you know what I mean. I'm terrible at explaining what I'm trying to say here :)

  • Marcus C
    Marcus C 3 months ago

    Hey Zach--a two week newbie here, thanks for this vid. I have a rack version so it's a bit different (no modulation rate and intensity knobs) but I liked your tips. I thought I had done due diligence in seeing if there was any difference between the rack and toaster but I've read that it's not too big an issue. I got a great deal on my Kemper but was dismayed to see the guy shipped it without a power cord! Or bothered to tell me about it-who does that? Wow...Oh well, not that big a deal. The other thing that WAS a big deal was I don't really know what kinds of stuff this guy was playing, but he had only about 80 profiles on it and only about 4 of them had any effects on them! Okay, loud and proud, dry as a bone! (ha ha). Thanks for the advice on the front panel gain knob, good to know about that.
    I knew from research before I even got it that I was going to have to buy the good profiles, why mess around? (as you mentioned as well) I already knew about the fantastic Top Jimi EVH Brown Sound pack (absolutely floored me and started the process of wanting to get the Kemper). The M. Britt and tone junkie ones seem to be excellent, haven't gotten any paid ones from them yet. So I just happened to see the Bert Meulendijk video and thought his samples sounded great. (From the European perspective). Have you used any of his stuff or know anybody who has? Sorry about the novel, definitely excited about finally having the Kemper! Haven't even tried it out with every guitar I have, it- sounds superb with my Strat and Charvel. Subscribed and glad to see you're already over the 1000 subs-appreciate the newbie help!

    • Marcus C
      Marcus C 3 months ago

      @Zach Brobst Alright-so you have used some Meulendijk patches! Yeah, I was pretty impressed with his Marshalls and some others. The one pack I looked at had all of these European amps I'm not familar with. Might be worth paying to check them out but will also look for his free ones. It's becoming apparent that there is a virtual treasure trove of tones available for the Kemper.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  3 months ago

      Hey Marcus! I have used Bert Meulendijk stuff before! He's got some free patches that I've used but not his paid product. From what I've seen I've definitely liked it!

  • Jonathan Thomas
    Jonathan Thomas 8 months ago +2

    Love this but I have to disagree with not touching the front gain control. That's a bit of a myth that gives the Kemper a bad name. Take the popular Morgan AC20 rig on Reig Exchange, for example, and experiment with the gain at varying levels whilst tweaking the EQ to taste, with each change, and you'll see that the front gain knob is incredibly powerful and can still sound great whilst transforming your favourite Profiles. All the best.

    • Jonathan Thomas
      Jonathan Thomas 8 months ago

      @Zach Brobst If you get it to work in a usable manner, I think that's a great follow up video idea, where you can show us your findings. Remember to EQ to taste as you go through the gain range. 🙂

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  8 months ago +1

      I'll play around with it! In my experience using the front gain knob just adds this "plastic" kind of "sterile" sounding distortion but I'll try it on that Morgan profile!

  • Weston Preising Guitar
    Weston Preising Guitar 8 months ago +3

    Very high production quality Zach. Nice to hear RECENT kemper reviews. Lots of big changes in the last two years. My kemper stage and power kab come next week!

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  8 months ago +1

      Thanks a ton Weston! I've got more Kemper content coming soon so stay tuned!

  • About-face
    About-face 9 months ago +2

    This is awesome! I love my Kemper and buying some commercial profiles and performances really helped lock in that "dream" tone.

  • alienlovesecrets
    alienlovesecrets 8 months ago +1

    Gain knob: yes, you CAN use it but only to LOWER gain, not to increase it. Basically this is like lowering the volume on your guitar. It is only when you try to INCREASE the gain on the Kemper that the Kemper dies not know how the according amp would react naturally because that gain states above a certain point had not been profiled in the profiling process. But yes, the prifiler knows all the below gain stages up to that specific gain stage the profile was created. I hope this makes sense...

    • Marcus C
      Marcus C 3 months ago

      i'm a real newbie, couple of weeks in and I did take note of Zach's advice on that. Your additional info makes sense to me, appreciate the tip. I've got such a long way to go...I'm quite amazed at everything that Kempers can do!

  • Simon Wiles
    Simon Wiles 3 months ago

    Hey Zach, just bought myself a kemper stage, eagerly awaiting it's arrival, im sure these tips will come in handy! :)

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  3 months ago

      Awesome to hear! The State is an amazing unit!

  • Jim Mc Dougall
    Jim Mc Dougall 8 months ago

    I have been a Kemper owner for about seven years now, and have hardly scratched the surface, even though I have bought a lot of top profiles. But find myself using my HX Stomp more, due to its simplicity. Great advice. I have subscribed and look forward to more tips. Thank you.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  8 months ago +1

      Thanks a ton Jim! The HX Stomp is such an awesome, compact rig. I've thought about buying one just for a change in tones.

  • Jason Alexander
    Jason Alexander 9 months ago +2

    One thing to be mindful of is when stepping through performances while connected to rig manager if you randomly turn effects off & on & move to next slot to tweak & then save as a performance; all your other slots in the performance with be saved in that state as well. Ie: you may have turned a delay on in slot 1 & then went on to change a whole bunch of tweaks in slot 2.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  9 months ago +1

      @Jason Alexander True! Atleast the remote is way cheaper at like $400 if it breaks!

    • Jason Alexander
      Jason Alexander 9 months ago

      Actually that is the only scary thing with the stage. Even though it does everything live at your feet there is the constant worry about it getting broken by drunken punters- ha ha. At least with the rack, it is safely at the back somewhere. So there is a trade off with having the stage.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  9 months ago +1

      @Jason Alexander I think the Stage was absolutely designed for live usage more than the studio setting. Glad it's held up so well for you! I've toyed with the idea of buying the stage but I like having the powered head so much.

    • Jason Alexander
      Jason Alexander 9 months ago

      I hear ya. I do love my Kemper stage & I like to get it doing as many things as I can possibly throw at it. Morphing & pedal assignment are very powerful. I think it is the perfect gigging pedal. It seems to me it has be designed for the live player even more than the studio guy (which I am both).

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst 9 months ago +1

      @Jason Alexander It's hard when you get into a groove to remember those little nuances!

  • formercakid
    formercakid 8 months ago +2

    Number 14 - Don't load Beta versions of Rig Manager, they are almost always buggy, stay with the production version.

  • Lauren Brobst
    Lauren Brobst 9 months ago +3

    Two winks in one video? Best video ever. But seriously super cool to learn more about the kemper. Looks like a big toaster to me- it’s insane how much it does and how customizable it is!

  • Mark in the MIX
    Mark in the MIX 9 months ago +4

    I’m gonna shadow ya. Keep up the tips and info. Blessings to you. I’ll subscribe if you keep up the Kemper content.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  9 months ago

      Hey Mark! Got another Kemper video coming out next week! Thanks for watching.

  • Jay H.
    Jay H. 9 months ago +1

    I think one thing most people don’t know is, you can morph between note values within the delay. For example, go between dotted .8ths and quarter note value on the repeats.

  • Tokai & Kemper SA
    Tokai & Kemper SA 9 months ago +1

    Save your favourite Cabinets as presets in the Cabinet section.
    Also, adjusting the Distortion Sense is the same as using the Gain knob...so, never adjust the Distortion Sense, ignore it.

  • Aaron Pierce
    Aaron Pierce 5 months ago

    Great Video!
    How do you set the tap tempo for the kemper stage? It seems like it doesnt do a thing when playing live.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  4 months ago

      Hey Aaron! Just now seeing this. Have you gone into the "Rig" or "system" tab and enabled tap tempo for that rig?

  • Jason King
    Jason King 15 days ago

    Please expand on locking the clean and distortion sense then locking it. How do you approach the same gig when using single coils and humbuckers. Personally I current have different performances to suit each guitar type

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  15 days ago +1

      Hey Jason, I do still have different performances/rigs for SC and Humbucker guitars as I typically update the definition/clarity to fit each guitar but the clean/dist sens can be locked at the input section of the amp (just make the adjustment and then hit lock)

  • Brutalgruve
    Brutalgruve Month ago

    Those are great tips. I have had mine for a few years now, did not know about the space parameter for headphones. Going to check that out right now, thanks

  • Mark Roddy
    Mark Roddy 6 months ago

    OK OK I finally subscribed. Please keep up the tips and tricks. Do you use an acoustic guitar with the Kemper? If so, PLEASE give us a video on your thoughts tips and opinions on this. I am seeing more and more people use the Kemper for acoustic instruments.

    • Mr Green
      Mr Green 5 months ago

      I do but i turn off the cab and amp and just use the fx. i have had some good luck finding acoustic sounds online and i make sure to show up early for a soundcheck to choose whatever acoustic preset i have for the PA and the room i have to play in that night.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  6 months ago

      Thanks for subscribing Mark! I have only ever used my acoustic through the Kemper once and I found that the acoustic simulator in the Kemper actually sounded far better than my Taylor 214!

  • Eric
    Eric 8 months ago

    I got one recently, these are awesome tips. Need to try some packs beyond the stock profiles!

    • Eric
      Eric 7 months ago

      @Avatar7x7 honestly, they sound pretty decent. Even the worst Kemper profile sounds better than some of the best amp sims I’ve tried- I’m joking to some degree but ya know what I mean

    • Avatar7x7
      Avatar7x7 7 months ago +1

      I've had my Kemper for a while - when I purchased my unit the stock profiles were terrible.. definitely not indicative of the units capabilities ! Don't know if the newer units come loaded with the same profiles from back in tha day ! Hopefully not !😁

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  8 months ago

      Definitely recommend doing that!

  • Hayden McCarry
    Hayden McCarry 7 months ago

    Awesaome man! Great tips but I will disagree regarding the gain knob! Also no idea I could lock the gate button so thanks dude!

  • Sleeze
    Sleeze 2 months ago

    Thanks for the tips man... awesome.

  • Janne Lunnas
    Janne Lunnas 8 months ago +1

    The most important tip is: disable the global pure cabinet - after doing that Kemper gets so much better!

    • Janne Lunnas
      Janne Lunnas 8 months ago

      @Zach Brobst cool! 👌

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  8 months ago +1

      @Janne Lunnas Thats good to know! I'll give it a try!

    • Janne Lunnas
      Janne Lunnas 8 months ago +1

      @Zach Brobst yeah - I would say that it is a must to turn the global off and you can add it to certain rigs only - it may help some certain profiles to sound better but usually it does the opposite

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  8 months ago +1

      @Janne Lunnas Nice! I think I may do that to help dial in only specific profiles to my preference!

    • Janne Lunnas
      Janne Lunnas 8 months ago

      @Zach Brobst it is enabled by default from factory - it makes the biggest difference on Kemper tones to turn it off. After I turned it off, especially the high gain tones started to work like they are supposed to. Many commercial profile makers suggest to turn it off to achieve the tones that they were after when making the profiles

  • Roland Gutzky
    Roland Gutzky 2 months ago

    Great information. Thanks.

  • André Brito
    André Brito 7 months ago

    Congratulations for your channel 🎉👌

  • Jim Smith
    Jim Smith 20 days ago

    tried to use the new feature in rig manager renaming rigs, (right hand side button wit three dots rename in drop down), but it changes back to the original name as soon as i move to another rig. any ideas on how this occurs and is there a fix...?

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  19 days ago

      Hey Jim, are you saving the change or updating the profile once you've changed the name?

  • Lukewarmer's Rescue
    Lukewarmer's Rescue  5 months ago

    Looking to buy one. Thx man!

  • Gabriel Chiararia
    Gabriel Chiararia 16 days ago

    Maaan, that camera and lighting look amazing!

  • UnitedJose
    UnitedJose 9 months ago

    Thanks for the video bro

  • BeesWaxMinder
    BeesWaxMinder 8 months ago +1

    1:17 - Surely if Kempers ‘clone’ a actual amps then these Controls would very much be like turning the knobs on an amp surely?🤷‍♂️

    • BeesWaxMinder
      BeesWaxMinder 8 months ago

      @Zach Brobst it does
      Thanks 🙏

    • BeesWaxMinder
      BeesWaxMinder 8 months ago

      @Zach Brobst Thanks so much!

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  8 months ago +1

      @BeesWaxMinder Definitely can be something that comes out in a future video! A few videos to consider would be some done by Paul Davids where he compares the Kemper and Quad Cortex and also his Matchless/Kemper video.
      I've found that a real amp normally sounds more open and airy when compared directly against the Kemper. The Kemper also tends to add a bit more gain and compress the mid range frequencies a bit. It gets 99.8% accurate but I believe a real amp will ALWAYS sound better when directly A/B'd but the Kemper is dang near perfect enough and I can have any amp I want at the click of a button. Hope that helps!

    • BeesWaxMinder
      BeesWaxMinder 8 months ago

      @Zach Brobst thank you for both your swift replies May I ask you to elaborate (or maybe do a video?!) On how the KEMPER is “not like a real amp“, please?
      I think comparing the KEMPER on Clip-Share with a real amp but not bothering with how accurate it sounds & instead on how user friendly it is would be a real coup for a channel like yours…?😉

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  8 months ago +2

      Yes and no. The Kemper profiles how that amp sounds at that exact moment in time with those specific EQ settings in place. When you tweak the Kemper EQ you only need to adjust minor settings to get it sounding like you want. The only downside, is you don't have total freedom like you do with a real amp.

  • Spartan
    Spartan 6 months ago

    Could show people how to calibrate the morph button. Can’t use it if it isn’t set up.

  • venom3936
    venom3936 9 months ago

    Hope there was more actual guitar playing in your vids.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  9 months ago +1

      Definitely is in my other ones. This one was meant to be more informative!

  • Jeffrey Milkey
    Jeffrey Milkey 4 months ago

    List of where to buy pro profiles would be cool....use affiliate links you deserver it for your time.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  4 months ago

      Thanks Jeff! I get a lot of my stuff from Tone Junkies, Worship Tutorials, or Selah Sounds. I'm also trying out a new company called Alter Ampworks but haven't played their profiles quite yet.

  • Adam Massacre
    Adam Massacre 7 months ago

    ive had mine for a few years and had serious problems with any distorted metal tone it sounds even crappier when recorded direct into my DAW it always sounds like fizzy broken digital crap and i have spent 100's on commercial packs and ir's over the years they ALL on ALL of my different guitars have this problem and yes i have tried EVERYTHING and spent years discussing it in the forum even with kemper customer services and still no fix.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  7 months ago

      @Adam Massacre Thanks a ton man! Absolutely love a gained up Rockaverb amp. Keep pluggin' away too!

    • Adam Massacre
      Adam Massacre 7 months ago

      ​@Zach Brobst Yeah man its an odd situation indeed. I guess im just so used to my Rockerverb and its sound/feel that using a digital representation or a snapshot of an amp just always sounds a little...i wouldnt say "off" but different and im still trying to get my head around that lol im not giving up though as ive invested 1000's in this unit over the years haha maybe now im subscribed to your channel your content can help me out with stuff :) rock on dude! \m/

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  7 months ago

      Well that's a bummer dude. No idea why you'd be having issues like that!

  • Einar Aarnes
    Einar Aarnes 2 months ago

    I would have liked to know that i had to volume match profiles after making a preformance. that's a job i don't like..

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  2 months ago

      I honestly forgot about that and I really hate that process too!

  • Jimm Panik
    Jimm Panik 9 months ago

    there is no morph button. I know what you mean but others may not.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  9 months ago

      It took me a second to figure out what you meant by this but I guess it's a "function" and not a button so good call!

  • Erin Tuller
    Erin Tuller 7 months ago

    thanks Zach

    BLACKSYNTH 2 months ago

    Brillient unit for it's time and I thought currently. Not a fair comparison but Got an Axe FX 3 last weekend and quickly realised just how far far behind the Kemper is. I had no idea just how much things had moved on. Theres literally nothing the Kemper shines at over what I have now. :/ Should have ditched it like 5 years ago.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  2 months ago +1

      I still really want to try out an FM3 sometime!

  • Saul Goodman
    Saul Goodman 7 months ago

    Why do people always tell the audience to like and subscribe BEFORE the content? What if they do, then the content sucks? As a result, ya get a thumbs down, buddy. Wont even watch your video. Tone Junkie will cover anything you have to say and then some more.

    • Zach Brobst
      Zach Brobst  7 months ago +1

      Honestly, I appreciate the feedback. As a newer channel I haven't found that balance of asking for the help + keeping the viewer engaged. Quite frankly, I ask up front because most people click away from a video sooner than later. However, that's obviously a double edged sword because in order for me to gain subscribers I have to portray value. Thanks again J!

  • Burke Florom
    Burke Florom 9 months ago