Shocked: Knopfler using Kemper on current tour

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  1. DeadLazy

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    I guess the thread was moved. I was in the Amp and Cab section and have since been responding to replies.
     
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    Are you one of those people who's allergic to WiFi? :D
     
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    It's back:
     
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    Let this be a reminder to all of us of the mods' wisdom in creating a separate Digital & Modeling Gear section.
     
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    John Mark Painter Silver Supporting Member

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    So sad that he won’t be able to cut through the mix any more.
     
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    For pro live rigs it just makes so much more sense to use a modeller now. You just have so much more control on stage and FOH, they take less physical space, less shipping costs, less maintenance costs, more consistent tone, etc. I'd be surprised if anyone is using real tube amps for big tours in the very near future.

    Now recording is a different thing entirely and I'd bet Knopfler is still using his amp collection for that.
     
  7. Billy_B

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    That clip was beautiful. I need to start using the [wah>volume] option more often.
     
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  8. Jay Mitchell

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    They can walk now? Is that a FW revision or a hardware update?
     
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  9. gigsup

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    Right.
    You know his guitar tech/techs were geeking out digging into that repertoire of tone to show off their hard work to the boss, who says "yeah, I think we have something there mates, let's go with it".
    Talk about earning your keep!

    Still, I can't imagine in a tour of MK's mansions that there are any Kemper Profilers in the bedrooms.
    I just... can't.
     
  10. DeadLazy

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    I feel like that was the score.

    I’ve done some gigging in this vein because it was our budget and crap gigs. Stage to stage (being very generous to call some places states) were hard to set up.

    I guess I like that unpredictability
    I’ve certainly started turning everything off for a portion of each day.

    Maybe there’s an allergy?

    Honestly didn’t think it’d be like kicking a bee hive, sheesh. It was in a different section, too.

    I detect an inferiority complex, though.

    I’m not buying into this.
    But hey, I got a huge jam room and I don’t care what you bring!

    Except guns. No guns allowed.

    Rock on brothers!
     
  11. Fresiki

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    Actually..



    Look on the table behind him.
     
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  12. Billy_B

    Billy_B Silver Supporting Member

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    Amen! :beer
     
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  13. DeadLazy

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    Yeah definitely.

    I apologize for offending anyone.

    I’m firm in my position and what I want out of a live show, but I’m not against what people are doing with this gear. There’s conflict and duality there. I’ve learned to embrace duality as it’s inescapable and the inherent ying and yang of this debate is enticing.

    But yeah, I’d love to have a friend bring their Kemper. I’ve got some cool set ups that might be fun to profile.
     
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    That's a Kemper, but I was referring to the pic that was posted. Pretty sure that's an FX8 on the floor in front of him.

    [​IMG]
     
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    1987:

    A dude...I got a new pedal...a flanger!
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    A idnk, supposed to make you sound like the cure...you know..the guys with the cool hair!!
    B Cool!!.....im gonna walk the 5 miles to your place to try it...ill bring my digital delay!
    A what...your gone be late?
    B no man...di-gi-taal de-lay. its an echo!...and its digital..makes everything sound better!!
    A Cool..would it work with my flanger?
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    2019

    A dude.i got a new modeler!
    B what does it do?
    A Everything
    B O....is there any more coffee?
     
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    Just came back from London where I saw Eric Clapton live at the Royal Albert Hall. Had very good seats right in front of him and was able to see that his High Power Tweed amp was there on the stage, but there was no cable connected. All of his sound came from his monitors and it sounded great. His tech was switching sounds for him remotely from the side of the stage. I doubt whether there was a real tube amp involved, it might have been very well a Kemper. Doyle had a Two Rock Bloomfield Drive with a 2x12 cab and plexi glass shield, but Eric's sound was much better I have to say.
     
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    Haters gonna hate no matter what, I use 'em all, tubes, SS, modelers. I fit the tool to the task, not the other way around.

    I was doing some recording with my band using my Kemper, needed a tone for a Tom Petty cover, pulled up a MB Vox AC30 profile, spent 3 or 4 minutes tweaking it, recorded it, sounded great. Done. Bang. Zoom. To the moon, Alice!!
     
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    ... and then merging alien threads from other sections :rolleyes:

    :D :D :D
     
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    This whole kpa/helix/fractal sucks thing is so bizarre to me. A top tier modeler is a great add for any guitarist. There’s no law that says you have to choose between analog and digital. I have a nice collection of great tube amps and my Kemper compliments them great.

    When I need just one sound, out comes the tube amp of choice. When I need a vast array of sounds at the switch of a button with only minimal (if noticeable at all) quality loss, out comes the Kemper.
     
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    When his Tech said he spent 6 months getting the exact tones - he wasn't talking about
    tweaking the Kemper into perfection for 6 months - he was sampling Knopfler's amps
    and capturing the tones. Then AFAIK he brought the Kemper and cabinets to a local
    venue and tweaked the amps sounds to fit a live environment.

    This Digital Modeling process sounds like a lot to many guitarist - However it's very
    similar to being a Keyboardist in the 1980s - programing the various keyboards was a
    task and a half. Mix in the complex Midi setups and the Kemper setup looks rather docile
    in comparison.
     

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