The “feel” the nanotube is adding is compression. Your kemper is already modeling the compression of the power amp of the amp in your profile. So, you’re adding additional compression if you run it into the amp1. I expect it isn’t much, but it’s going to add some.Thanks. The thing about the Amp1 that blew me away is that it actually feels and responds like a tube amp under the fingers. Totally reasonable if you preferred the Amp1 preamp for your Marshall tones but if you are playing through a traditional cab (which you would be with the Amp1) and had an FM3 and wanted to use the FM3 for a Mesa model or Diezel etc seems to me the Amp1 would excel as a power amp.
I can’t really see a drawback to using it this way. The nanotube is in there for the feel but specifically designed not to impart any tube coloration and the power amp is a flat solid state class D so not affect the power amp sim in the FM3, Kemper or Helix.
I‘ll find out soon enough how it works for me once I get another Kemper just curious about this tech in the Amp1 since it is really really good. Seems like peanut butter to jelly for use with digital applications. I may be wrong but it just seems to make sense to me.
I don’t like the feel of an overly (IMO) compressed signal. Others love it. It’s totally personal preference.
If you’re wanting to use the modeling of the amp1 and the modeling of another unit and the power amount suits your needs, then yes it’s probably a good solution as long as it doesn’t get too compressed for you. Depending on the modeler, you could also reduce the compression in it so that they work better together.