Picking dynamics, KPA vs. the real thing...

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  1. timowens316

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    Simple test, I made a profile of an amp, I recorded a riff into a looper, then I ran the looper into both the amp and KPA and recorded the results. Can you tell which is which?

    Nothing was changed during the riff, it's all picking dynamics.

    [SOUNDCLOUD]https://soundcloud.com/tim-owens-2/amp-vs-kpa-dynamics[/SOUNDCLOUD]

    Here is a wav file if you want high definition: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j2z3twk4q1l05qx/Amp%20vs%20KPA%20Dynamics.wav?dl=0
     
  2. Nota

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    Going to guess second is KPA, after auditioning one part over and over. But it's very close!
     
  3. Calaban

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    I only listened on my phone a couple times but they sound so incredibly close there is no way I could tell.
     
  4. amstrtatnut

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    Sorry. What is KPA?
     
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    Kemper Profile Amp?
     
  6. Calaban

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    Yes.
     
  7. Jan @ PP

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    Very nice example, thanks!

    I think the second one stays just a little bit cleaner in the "clean" part, but they DO sound extremely close overall and I know that the Kemper does clean up very well. For some reason though, my first feeling was that the first one is the Kemper, so I'm gonna go with that :)
     
  8. Akeron

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    First one Amp, then the Kemper?
     
  9. kyolic

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    Second one should be the Kemper. If not, something is very wrong there since Kemper sounds better than the amp it has profiled.
     
  10. C-4

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    I cannot tell which is which, but the second one sounded a bit more tubey in the cleans.
     
  11. eman22

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    #2 is the amp
     
  12. Luca1979

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    Good idea of using a loop.
    I hear a difference and for me Amp is #1.
    In comparison #2 is a little "pumped" and less clear when you dig in.

    Results please!
     
  13. 3dognate

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    I would suggest that 2 is the amp.

    And that's from looking at the waveform in the soundcloud preview. not from what I hear... I can't tell a damn bit of difference.
     
  14. atquinn

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    I can definitely tell a difference, but who know which is which. #1 kind of sounds more interesting to me.
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  15. DaBlizzardofOz

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    My experience with these types of tests is that the Profile is usually the one that I think sounds just a tiny bit better
     
  16. thawn5150

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    2nd one is Kemper cause it sounds better LOL
     
  17. Calaban

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    There is a difference, but it's SO small it doesn't matter. If I heard that profile on a recording I would assume it was a tube amp.

    I'm not even going to try to guess which is which. Spill the beans!
     
  18. kyolic

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    Yes pls.
     
  19. Candyfan

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    1st one sounds slightly "forced" & artificial to me. Also not as warm.

    Still could be any of them...
     
  20. fretzburner

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    my guess first one is amp
     

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