Good U2 specific presets for Kemper KPA

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  1. maydaynyc

    maydaynyc Supporting Member

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    I've been through the rig exchange and most of them sound terrible - way over-processed and not accruate delay settings. Anyone have some well crafted presets for specific U2 hits meant to be used live?
     
  2. rustolium

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    I cant post the rig as it uses a commercial profile. I don't know why people so over process and multi layer delays. The Edge's core tone is really quite simple. It's how you play with a dotted 8 at different tempos. People get pretty personal about that and this is just my interpretation.

    Anyway, Since the 4.0 drop you can put a light modulated delay in front of a light broken up AC30 model. If you want, put a compressor in front of that to get that little bit of attack. Delay in front of the amp is key here. Over the years I always had a 2290 in front of real AC30 or /13s to get this type of sound.

    I used M Britt AC30 Top Boost and didn't touch the amp settings.
    - Stomp B = compressor
    - Stomp C = Trebble booster (bypassed, just incase I want to peek out the top a bit)
    - Stomp D = Legacy delay mix 50%, note 1 and 2 both 3/16 (1/8 dotted), oddly I have all the mod parameters at 0, but with the right chording and neck play I get just a hint of modulation when needed. Feedback 39%

    - If you want shimmer, get a H9 and stick it in the loop.
    - Finally a little Hall reverb to blur the trails. Not a lot.

    - Strat in position 2
    - rough edge of pick and dig into accent notes

    Tempo at 120 will get you to most classic U2. IE Bad, Pride, etc. (400ms)
    Tempo a bit higher and you can hit Streets no problem. (350ms)

    BTW, this rig with the delay off sounds great, raw, and beefy. I can play it all day and not get bored. Moral of the story, get a base AC30 light rock tone then add delay.

    This of course all applies to the way I play so YMMV. Hope this helps.
     
  3. maydaynyc

    maydaynyc Supporting Member

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    Thanks that's very helpful, I'll give it a try. I have found the AC30 models in the rig exchange the least inspiring, least accurate models of all the amps. I haven't found one that has the chimely lush top end and transparent dirt, for lack of a better description. I have been meaning to purchase an mbritt pack so this might be the catalyst to do it.
     
  4. mattball826

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    Don't feel bad... Most modelers have a tough time with accurate versions of AC30's and or me Mesa anything. Marshall and Fender are pretty good usually with most any modeler. Vox, Mesa? meh
     
  5. rustolium

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    Everything you are saying are the exact problems I have had in the past. The M Britt and some TAF profiles fixed those issues. They are a step above and translate live. Completely worth it, in fact, so good I have not bothered profiling my own amp collection yet.
     
  6. Viabcroce

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    I'd not say that the Profiler as a modeller (?) has issues with the AC30 sound, at least not macroscopically. The Profiler sounds like the profile you use, your technique and the rest of your rig.
    With a very few exceptions, the difference between a rig and its profile are smaller than the difference between two amps, or the same amp played the week after.

    Also, the upcoming delays will completely re-write the paradigm, both with regards to the current options on the device and other machines.
    My suggestion would be: don't sweat over finding too complicated sounds now... unless you have a big time doing so :D
     
  7. burningyen

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    Did you try Maurizio's U2 rigs?
     

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