My first Kemper Profiling experience

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  1. Gasp100

    Gasp100 Silver Supporting Member

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    I posted this on Kemper Forum (where it should be) but thought some people might be interested here as well. I know I have to cool it on the clips, but I thought this was pretty interesting experiment as micing is completely out of the picture in this scenario:

    I just did a super quick profiling session at lunch time to get an idea of what profiling is all about. It's COOL! The only amp I have is a Roland Cube 30X and I can coax a decent clean JC120 and Blackface tone out of it. It also has a recording out so I decided to try that for "silent" profiling and it's way cool. I have a lot to learn (didn't understand the idea of a reference amp when profiling - I just used my AC30 clean patch to compare? I also named / saved the amp/cab incorrectly - changed that once they were normal rigs in the KPA. I noticed that my reference profile volume level had to be set to around -15dB or less, that was a little strange. I also think the more I do this, the more I will be able to find out what parts of the original tone get a little lost in translation, even with refinement. I also did some clips as compare so you can see the "real deal" vs. lightly tweaked end profiles. I barely had any time, but I think I could actually use these profiles! Maybe you can find them useful for some single note direct cleans, some funk driven stuff, etc...
    Anyway, it's a pretty cool experience and now I'm REALLY starting to see the true power of this tool.
    Roland Cube 30X - JC120 Clean: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53671808/2012-02-16%2013-46-07%20-%20GA%20CUBE%20120.kipr
    Roland Cube 30x - Blackface: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53671808/2012-02-16 13-45-29 - GA CUBE BF.kipr
    Clips:
    JC120-Direct: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53671808/RolandCube30X-JC120-Direct.flac
    JC120 KPA: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53671808/KPA-RolandCube30X-JC120.flac
    Blackface-Direct: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53671808/RolandCube30X-BF-Direct.flac
    Blackface KPA: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53671808/KPA-RolandCube30X-BF.flac
     
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  2. fakeox

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    Great 1st attempt! Sounds right to me..
     
  3. Black Squirrel

    Black Squirrel Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Can you post the MP3 Link Cause I have no clue what a Flac is.
     
  4. ibanez270

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    I think they sound great. Def. useable.
     
  5. Gasp100

    Gasp100 Silver Supporting Member

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    Soundcloud is failing me... still transcoding. I will dump the MP3's to dropbox. Don't expect to be floored by any means ;)

    JC120-Direct: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53671808/RolandCube30X-JC120-Direct.mp3
    KPA JC120: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53671808/KPA-RolandCube30X-JC120.mp3
    Blackface Direct: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53671808/RolandCube30X-BF-Direct.mp3
    KPA Blackface: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53671808/KPA-RolandCube30X-BF.mp3

    NOTE: The recording levels are hotter on the originals than the KPA recorded ones AND the recorded ones are MONO, the KPA are stereo. But, they are pretty darn close, I might like the KPA more and I have a lot of room to tweak, add FX, etc...
     
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    I think that is very good. The profile is much lower in volume, so I turned it up to match the real clip and it sounds pretty darn good.
     
  7. Lution

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    very cool. I can't tell the difference.
     
  8. tgp100

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    Thanks! Does the Cube rec out line contain a cab sim?
     

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