Rig Manager 2.1.18 (Beta) is available!

Yes, some fixes in the new beta of Rig Manager, you can them below… I’m usually a bit more careful about new betas for the Kemper OS than what I am for these Rig Manager betas. Don’t know why though. Anyways, I have updated my Rig Manager and so far (=playing for about 2 hours) no problems.

Oh, that’s right I think you need to update to beta versions through Rig Manager (well, I can’t see the beta on Kempers webpage!) so if you haven’t:

Goto File->Preferences and check the box titled “Include Beta Test Releases”. Then click OK to close that window and go to “Help” and choose “Check for Software Updates”. Note: even if I’m careless I do not take responsibility for your installation of beta versions. And that was my disclaimer.

Features and changes in this version (2.1.18):

– Fixed: wrong author name when creating new performance
– Fixed: sync indicator shown forever after sorting rig list (Windows only)
– Fixed: wrong Tempo Enable display when selecting multiple performances (Windows only)
– Improved: handling of blocked Profiler communication (macOS 10.13 High Sierra only)
– Improved: error handling in automatic software update

Upgrade yer Kemper! Public Beta 5.3.0.13018b

It’s just a short little instructional video on how to upgrade your Kemper and in this case with the latest beta firm ware patch – 5.3.0.13018b. Kinda like an upgraded version on my previous videos on this topic… kinda.

Well, I hope someone will have some use of it! Here’s the content of the upgrade:

Audio

added: Mix parameter in Treble Booster and Lead Booster
added: Ducking parameter, if Treble Booster or Lead Booster are used in stereo Modules
changed: Mix control of Distortion effects improved. Level is unity at Mix 0%
changed: Direct Out/Send muted immediately, if Effect Loop gets deactivated
changed: reduced latency of Pitch Shifter effects incl. Transpose
changed: sound of Formant Shifter improved in combination with Pitch Shifter effects
changed: Freeze Formants in Pedal Pitch improved
changed: Freeze Formants option added in Pedal Vinyl Stop
changed: Formant Shift as continuous controller in Pedal Pitch not useful and obsoleted

User Interface

added: Remote supports Profiler Mode
added: new MIDI option Pedals to MIDI in System Settings enables pedal controllers CC#1, 4, 7, and 11 to be sent to two external MIDI devices, even if triggered by pedals connected to Profiler or Remote
added: Master Volume display reflecting all output volumes to better illustrate its functionality
added: with the new option Signal LEDs Blue in the System Settings the color of the Input and Output LEDs can be changed
added: new warning indicating MIDI buffer overflow, if too many program chances are received within too short time frame
added: Profiler does not try to restore corrupted backup files
fixed: MIDI clock display stabilized
fixed: correct handling of Pedal Volume after Rig change, if WahPedal to Volume is enabled
fixed: correct processing of MIDI controlling changes immediately following a program change
fixed: logical conflicts between Morph Pedal and Morph Button
fixed: disabled Slots accidentally appear as enabled
fixed: Uno4Kemper conflict with relative addressing in Browser Mode
fixed: default Pitch if WahPedal to Pitch or MorphPedal to Pitch are activated.
fixed: Tuner Mode exits Performance scrolling
fixed: erroneous Locking after Mode changes
fixed: erroneous Morphing of Slot 4 in Performance edit buffer after restar
fixed: polarity option for external switches gets ignored, if a pedal is configured
fixed: correct handling of Delay on/off Tail triggered via external switch
changed: Power Amp On instead of Power Amp in PowerHead and PowerRack Output Section
changed: scale of Crystal Mix und Pitch Mix parameter changed to 0-100%
changed: option to display time on Remote on page Date and Time in System Settings (had been hidden feature before)

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Kemper Effects: Reverbs!

Have Guitar takes a stint stare at the reverberation effects in the Kemper Profiling Amp. For the reverb effects in the KPA you’ll find five different types; Hall, Large room, Small room, Ambience and Matchbox. It’s a somewhat limited range of reverbs but it’s what’s available right now and in this video Have Guitar will go through them all and their settings.

Most of the sound examples are recorded / lined into Cubase to give you a clear sound of what it sounds like in a recording situation.

Guitar used in this video: Fender American Standard Stratocaster 2014 with a Shawbucker in the bridge position and Custom 50’s singlecoils.

Some say the effects in the Kemper Profling Amp are not that good but I really don’t know if I agree on that statement. Too me most of them sounds good enough or even better than that… but hey, that’s me. I’m known to prefer the digital reverb in the KPA over a real spring reverb…

 

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Kemper Rig Showcase: Mattfigs Buddy and Camerica

(Sorry the planned video for ReampZones Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet had to be cancelled due to technical problems… working on solving that!)

Have Guitar is twice as happy as usual to be able to present to you – double feature Kemper Rig Showcase: Mattfigs Buddy and Camerica profile packs!

The Buddy profile pack is based on the Salvation Mods MTS Preamp Buddy – inspired by the american amplifier Budda® Superdrive 60 “with a unique vintage/modern feeling and very expressive voicings” according to the information on their website. To me it sounds like a more vintage style amp and it has some really good tones in it.

Buddy MTS at Salvation Audio

Buddy pack at Mattfig

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The Camerica profile back is based on Salvation Mods MTS preamp Camerica – inspired by the Cameron® Atomica amp (famous variation of Jose circuit), descibed as “High gain amp on HI mode, on LO mode hotrodded plexi with unique saturation”. This pack has some seriously good profiles and it sounds more “modern” than the Buddy.

Camerica MTS at Salvation Audio

Camerica pack at Mattfig

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Guitars used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker and Custom 50’s singlecoils)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)

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Kemper Rig Showcase: ReampZones Framus Dragon (revisited!)

Have Guitar is boldly revisiting the dragons den in this (bonus!) Kemper Rig Showcase – ReampZones Framus Dragon rig pack!

ReampZone is about to update their Framous Dragon rig pack and Have Guitar! got a chance of testing out a preview pack of that update. It’s fat, it’s wicked and it screams… viciously. Very mean and very metal, if you ask me – or just have look at this Rig Showcase and judge for yourself.

Just wanted to say; the video starts out a bit dark but it gets better. Had some problems with my low quality light setup but no more! I recieved my new lighting kit today and it works really well so that will most likely cure any problems like this in the future, it’s getting better.

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Kemper Rig Showcase: Mattfigs BE100 (Friedman BE-100)

Have Guitar! is really proud to give you a Kemper rig showcase of Mattfigs BE100 pack – a Kemper profile pack that recreates the sound of an amplifier you won’t see everyday – the Friedman BE100. The Friedman BE-100 is quite expensive so getting this pack from Mattfig could save you some dimes…

This pack will give you both Direct profiles as well as Studio profiles, from clean ones to high gain and the tonal variation between the profiles means you will get big bunch of sounds right at your fingertips.

The original Friedman BE-100 amplifier is a hand-wired, 3-channel 100 W head, used by artists like Foo Fighters and Alice in Chains. It’s made in the USA – have a look at Friedmans web page for more information on this amp!

Guitars used:
ESP Eclipse (Dimarzio Norton)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB)
Fender Amercian Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)

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Rig Showcase: ReampZones Orange TH30 (Modded)

Have Guitar is proud to present ReampZones Orange TH30 (Modded) profile pack for the Kemper Profiling Amp! This is one rockin’ good profile pack for yer Kemper – it would definitely get a place on my Top-10 rig pack for the KPA! So, as the name suggests this is not a standard Orange TH30, it has been modified to sound even better than the original amp does and that also makes this rig pack unique.

This is a pack that is flexible when it comes to the sounds it can produce, I think it could be used for any genre really. The Orange has a great tone and sustain and even the more high gain profiles have a fantastic string separation. OK, so enough, you got it – I really do dig this rig pack from ReampZone… the pack includes direct profile (23), merged profiles (35) and studio profiles (30).

Guitars used in this Rig Showcase:
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance, Fender Stratocaster American Standard 2014 (Shawbucker) and Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials).

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Kemper Effects: Chorus Stomps

Have Guitar takes a peek at the Chorus stomps effects in the Kemper Profiling Amp. In this effects section you’ll find no less than seven chorus effects; Vintage chorus, Hyper chorus, Air chorus, Micro Pitch, Vibrato, Rotary Speaker and Tremolo – if you can’t find what you’re looking for here, it’s probably not a chorus effect you are after! All of these can be placed infront or after the amplifier (virtually speaking of course) and it makes a big difference! I’ll apply all of these seven chorus effects both infront of and ‘behind’ the amp in this video and show you some settings … hopefully in an interesting way so you will learn something about these effecs in the Kemper. Heck, might even be so that you could get something out of the video even if you still run with a real tube amp and stomp boxes on the floor. All sound examples are recorded / lined into Cubase to give you a clear sound of what it sounds like in a recording situation. Guitar used in this video: Fender American Standard Stratocaster 2014 with a Shawbucker in the bridge position and Custom 50’s singlecoils. Some say the effects in the Kemper Profling Amp are not that good but I really don’t know if I agree on that statement. Too me most of them sounds good enough or even better than that… but hey, that’s me. I’m known to prefer the digital reverb in the KPA over a real spring reverb… So, with that said… or rather, written… hope you like the video! If you do please consider subscribing to Have Guitar, I’m doing my best to publish new videos every week and hopefully I get better as I do so. Thanks for watching my videos and a Very Big Thanks to all of you who allready subscribes!

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Rig Showcase: SinMix SplanPM Pack

Have Guitar is very pleased to present the first Kemper Rig Showcase based on a pack from SinMix: SplanPM Pack! A sweet bunch of Kemper profiles based on a Splawn Pro Mod amplifier – 51 profiles so heavy it should be a crime not get this rig pack. I’m pretty sure SinMix aims this pack for metal players, but hey there’s more to it than metal if I can have my say. Just listen (and feel free to watch it at the same time) to the examples in this video… some really nice sounds right there!

This pack will be tested with the following guitars: Fender American Standard Stratocaster (HSS, with a Shawbucker), Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (with Fender Texas Specials) and the ESP Phoenix II. You’ll get both lined and live in the room examples and some recordings over backing tracks to present how these Sinmix profiles sounds in the mix.

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Test/review: Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S.

Have Guitar proudly presents a review video of the Gibson Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S. – a guitar you won’t find every day as it’s a limited edition model. Now matter if you like Ace Frehley or not this is one fine Les Paul Custom, there is no doubt about that. The Budokan Les Paul Custom V.O.S. was manufactured in a stricly limited edition of 50 hand-aged (reliced) and signed by Ace Frehley, 100 hand-aged/reliced and 150 guitars treated in Gibson Customs VOS process (Vintage Original Specification).

According to Gibson “the Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom is a painstaking recreation of Frehley’s modified Les Paul Custom, based on intimate examination of the instrument’s current condition.” Well, I can tell you with that Dimarzio Super Distortion pickup you will get that sound that you can hear in the live videos from the mid seventies when KISS performs live.

In this video Have Guitar will showcase the Gibson Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S. in 4K video and of course there will be sound examples both live in the room as well as lined recordings. Something that I personally really like about this Les Paul is that it’s a real signature model, in that aspect that it’s an authentic replica of a vintage Gibson Les Paul Custom. It’s not like “the 300” signature model that was released in 1997, that had Ace Frehley’s makeup on the headstock – sure they are also a limited run and probably highly collectable but it’s not a guitar that is historically correct in that aspect. The Budokan Les Paul is much more the real deal according to me and whilst this is not my guitar I can tell ya – I would love to own one…

And that’s it! I hope you like the showcase of this Gibson Ace Frehley “Budokan” Les Paul Custom V.O.S. – a very big thanks to Klas, who was so generous as to lend me this rare Les Paul – that is very much appriciated!!! I never thought I would even get close to one of these but thanks to him I did… so if you liked the video, there’s more where that came from!

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