Effects in the Kemper Profiling Amp

Allright, so here’s a Have Guitar-video on the topic of the built-in effects in the Kemper Prodiling Amp. It’s very basic, just to get you going, kinda like a start/tutorial video. But, also included is a section on how to connect an external stompbox through the Kempers effect loop.

More info on how & why effects loop should be used:

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Rig Showcase: M Britt’s Driftwood MiniNightmare

Have Guitar presents: a Rig Showcase of a great Kemper rig pack from Michael Britt – the Driftwood Mini Nightmare – whatta pack! This amp is a killer! Or maybe that should be rephrased to this amp has a killer sound, these Kemper profiles from Mbritt totally blew me away the first time I tried them – the tone, the sustain, the fatness and that angry but still lovely sounding gain… it’s impossible not to smile while playing these profiles! I hope you’ll enjoy it just as much as I have!!

The original Driftwood MiniNightmare amplifier comes as 45W 6L6 or 22W 6V6 (now I suppose that is like an option within the same amp, not two different versions of the MiniNightmare!). It has two channels with controls for gain, bass, mid, treble and volume. I’ll just quote from Driftwoods own information on their website:

“With the Gain switch on HIGH you will be blown away. More Gain, a little more compression and with a more modern tuning, this channel will burn the house down with fat rhythms, screaming leads and razor-sharp staccatos! Always on point, even with a lot of Gain and Bass. Chords stay crystal clear—and with the Volume knob clean sounds are possible even with this setting. Thanks to the efficient EQ you will achieve a high quality sound from ‘80s hair metal to modern core and djent.”

M Britt’s Driftwood

The Driftwood MiniNightmare

Upgrading the Kemper OS (through Rig Manager 1.6)

Have Guitar presents a short video on the new way to upgrade the Kemper OS through Rig Manager version 1.6. Way easier than before but it do take a computer with an Internet connection to do it (in this video I’m upgrading the Kemper Profiling Amp from 4.0.6 to 4.2.2. via Kemper’s Rig Manager).

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Kemper Amps

Unboxing: BOSS RC-30 Dual Track Looper

So, time for another unboxing video from Have Guitar! Been looking for a looper for a good while now and today I bought a BOSS RC-30 Dual Track Looper. I really don’t know if I will have any real use for it but hey, NGD is a good day, right? With that said, this is just an unboxing video and I doubt I will be making any review of this one . there must be like 500 video reviews of this stomp looper out there allready…

Still some issues with sound repeating at cuts, tried a load of different tips to get rid of it but to no avail… I hope to have managed that til the next video, sorry. (Update: was a bug in Corel Video Studio X9, fixed by a patch now but it took too long to get that patch out, so I now run on Magix Movie Studio Platinum 14).


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Unboxing: Sony FDR-AX100E

So, here is the unboxing video of the new camera I got, the Sony FDR-AX100… and that’s it, examples will be up shortly but I can allready tell ya: yes. There is a major difference to the better in video quality. And even with the built-in mic it sounds way better than my previous attempts, so when using it with the Sony XLR-K2M… even better is my hope.

Sony FDR-AX100E

Test: Sony FDR-AX100E Part II – Guitar in 4K

Allright so here’s part II – little less playing and more of my opinions so far on this camera, the Sony FDR-AX100. And it’s still not so much of a review, more on my personal needs regarding recording guitar videos for Have Guitar. All filmed in spectacular 4K resolution!

Still got a couple of occasions where the sound repeats itself in a funny way… happens only where I have cut out some videoparts and only in the rendered file – not in the original files or even when previewing the video in the software. As said, this can be due to the fact that I have mixed videos of different framerates, bit rates and resolution and sound sources. Will have to test this more in the future … or start acting up while recording so I don’t have to cut anything! 😉

Update on the above issue:
It was a bug in Corel Video Studio X9, which I by this time was using for editing the videos. Corel did sort this problem out but unfortunately it took to long, I had allready switched to Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13, a software I got for free when I bought the Sony FDR-AX100.

Sony FDR-AX100E

Test: Sony FDR-AX100E Part I – Guitar in HD

This is not a review of the video camera Sony FDR-AX100, it’s more like a test of the cameras capabilities to see if it matched what I needed for recording my videos for Have Guitar. I wanted to know how it performed in a low light/indoors situations and how well it would capture music/sound – with and without the Sony XLR-K2M microphone.

There’s a few audio hickups in this video and that came during the rendering of the video – tried redoing it but they still occurs. I *think* it might have to do with me combining clips with different resolution, FPS and bitrates. It’s no showstopper and I hope this problem will go away when I shoot videos with more consistent material.

Updated issue info:
It was a bug within Corel Video Studio X9 that caused the audio problems. This bug was recently fixed in an update from Corel but it did take them too long to fix it – I had allready moved on to Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13, that I got for free when I bought the camera.

Part II: Guitar in 4K is coming up… editing as this video is uploaded!

Sony FDR-AX100E

Rig Showcase: Reampzone’s Diamond Spec Ops

OK, so here’s a Rig Showcase from Have Guitar: ReampZones Diamond Spec Ops – awesome rig pack that comes with studio-, merged- and direct profiles. Fourtyfive profiles of pure rockin’ happiness!

The original amp is a 100 watts head that has been owned by one of Alice Coopers guitarists, Keri Kelly! That fact alone could make anyone wanna try this Kemper profiles pack out… but it also sounds fantastic. And I hope you’ll like the video – if you do, please support Have Guitar and subscribe; it’s free and there’s content added every week and you’re doing a good deed that’ll positive karma for ya. I promise.

Still not happy with the video … the mobile is not a much better option, especially as it cuts recording the video for some reason, just at the end but still! Also, I really need to plan my vid’s better. In this one I didn’t even warm up before I started the recording and that’s kinda shows. Well, it can only get better! 🙂

ReampZones Diamond Spec Ops:

Diamond Amplification

Restring your 2016 G FORCE

OK, so I tried making a ‘howto’ video on restringing your 2016 G-force system – it did not come out perfect, but I hope you think it is good enough and that you have some use of it. It was kinda awkward to film at the same time you’re buzy switching the strings. And as I said in the video: it makes a real difference when you do it according to Gibsons recommendations!! Trust me… 🙂 Have Guitar!

Gibson G FORCE 2016 Owner’s Manual

Kemper Performance Mode

OK, so today is double video upload day at Have Guitar! I found (!) some clips where I explain some basic things about the Performance Mode in the Kemper. Nothing fancy but hey, it’s allready on film and why not make a video out of it! If it helps anyone that’s just fine.

Kemper performance mode is perfect for live gigs/rehearsals if you have a need to switch between different profiles / sounds. It’s like a box that can contain up to five different profilers, each one accessible from the edge of your toe if you have a foot controller for your Kemper. See all about it in this highly educational video from Have Guitar! 😉

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