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New Kemper floor unit!!

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by pat6969, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. pat6969

    pat6969 Gold Member

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    Wowzers!!

     
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  2. Cups

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    That’s news indeed
     
  3. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    FINALLY!

    *EDIT: It says it can profile, but there aren't any XLR mic inputs... Weird.
     
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  4. High/Deaf

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    Must have decided to use a TRS input for the mic. A bit of a pita but once you get the adapter sorted out, no big deal I guess.

    Profiling is really an at-home/in-the-studio type of thing, so I guess they found that a reasonable compromise. Won't affect the live performance aspect, which this is aimed at. It doesn't have any extra functionality over a head/rack and floorboard, just convenience.
     
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    how big is that floorboard?
     
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  7. CDWaterloo

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    Does anyone think the guitar sounds in this video are not impressive? I listened to it with headphones. I found the guitar sounds not inspiring...Perhaps it is still under development or the amp profiles used in the video are not for me...
     
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  8. Milkman

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    The promo clip had nothing I couldn’t achieve using a decent preamp from the 80s other than the over the top effects.

    I’m sure the unit would yield much better with some tweaking.
     
  9. High/Deaf

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    To correct myself (after deep and exhaustive research), it does have an upgrade ---- a 2nd loop. Apparently, for some people, that's a real plus. Just not for me.

    I'm also reading about a slightly different editing mode, but a real, Kemper-supported editor is only a couple months away, so this probably won't be exclusive to the Stage.
     
  10. georgemg

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    They're not sounds I would use either, but the description on the Kemper site makes it sound like profiles for the toaster/rack would work for this too. I tried a toaster before and some of the stock profiles were really good. There's a lot of profile packs out there that are supposed to be even better. If I had to play direct, I'd definitely look into this.
     
  11. High/Deaf

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    Absolutely. It connects to a computer so you can download rigs from Rig Manager, or you can copy from you desk unit to the floor unit. Fully functional floorboard profiler, including the ability to profile your current amp stable.


    Personally, I'm not looking for a larger floorboard. The rinky-dink places I play at are a) too small for bigger boards and b) too uncontrolled to think sticky fluids won't get spilled into it.

    I personally prefer the complex electronics and open controls in head/rack form, sitting on the cab or a table beside me (easier to edit on the fly) while the very robust remote is the only thing that is at risk of stage mishaps. But there is apparently a big market for this - people have been asking for it for a number of years now, to compete with the Helix and Axe units.
     
  12. DC23

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    Seriously thinking of trading my toaster for one of these!


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  13. CDWaterloo

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    Its price is 2,245 CAD + tax....
     
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    you should see his toaster !
     

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