New Reverbs from Kemper OS 6 (Kemper effects demo)

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The new Kemper Profiling Amp OS is out now and with that comes two new reverbs – the formant reverb and the Ionosphere reverb. This is good news, free updates keeps the Kemper unit alive and exiciting! Of course everyone is eagerly awaiting the release of OS 7 that should (hopefully) give us an editor and maybe even more goodies but for now this is still something nice for all of us!

The Formant “reverb filters to the Cirrus Reverb to give the reverb tail more color, and a very distinctive, choir-like sound. The main purpose of the Formant Reverb, however, is not to create a realistic choir sound, but to give it a certain character, making it sound more like a synthesizer or Mellotron. The formants also help the reverb cut through the mix, even at moderate volume levels”. Quote from the Kemper manual. There are some new parameters for the reverb that I really didn’t include in the video; Formant mix (balance the unfiltered reverb sound against the filtered sound), Formant wovel (Use this to morph continuously between the vowels U, O, A, E and I), Formant offset ( The “voice” character will become more feminine or childlike when turned to the right, and more masculine when turned to the left) and Formant peak (Controls the resonance, or q-factor).

The Ionesphere reverb “is based on the Cirrus Reverb and Formant Reverb. Featuring the finest pitch and shimmer reverbs, it builds on the concept and takes into brand new territory”. Again, quote from the manual. New parameters here are; Pitch mix (Mixes the unpitched original input signal with the two pitched versions), Pitch 1 & 2 (Sets the pitch offset of the two crystal pitch shifters, independently, in semitones), Pitch buildup (a feedback control in the reverb that feeds back the signal output of the two crystal pitch shifters back to their input) and Brass (In addition to the string-like effect of the crystal pitch shifters, the “Brass” parameter allows you to bring some nonlinearities to the reverb structure, giving it a brasher sound, more like that of a brass section).

In this video I’ll show you how to obtain the Kemper OS update and the new reverb presets and demo some of those presets. Hope you’ll like the video – if you like it support Haev Guitar with a subscription! As always a Big Thanks to you who already do so!!

Equipment used:
Gibson Les Paul Standard 1976
Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound – 79 Mini Bender

7-zip (free open-source file archiver)

Kemper Profiling Amp

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New Reverbs for the Kemper Profiling Amp ( Public Beta)

New Reverbs for the Kemper Profiling Amp (Kemper profiles demo)
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Finally here – the new reverbs for the Kemper Profiling Amps! What kinda Kemperist would I be if I didn’t make a video of this?! So the old Reverbs goes into a new cathegory called Legacy Reverbs while we in return get some new one: Echo Reverb, Natural Reverb, Easy Reverb, Spring Reverb and Cirrus Reverb. All of them with their own characteristics. There is also one more called “Space” – according to the updated manual: “The Space effect is identical to the global version of Space in the Output Section. It produces the natural reflections of a small, neutral-sounding room.” Just didn’t make much of a difference to the sound in my ears so I decided to leave that out.

All in all this is great addon to the KPA – to get to keep the old Reverb possibilities and get a bunch of new one for free! Thank you, Kemper! So if you wanna hear anything specific – check out the index below. Appologies for the somewhat fuzzy close-ups of the KPA display – I will experiment some with the new action cam to see if I can improve on that. It takes baby steps to get better…

01:46 – Spring Reverb
03:44 – Natural Reverb
05:18 – Easy Reverb
07:09 – Echo Reverb
08:15 – Cirrus Reverb
10:14 – Conclusional ramblings

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Equipment used in this video:
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Killer Cleans Pack by ReampZone

How to install the new Kemper Reverb and Presets!!! – Tone Junkie TV

(Highly recommended if you wanna see in detail how to access the Reverbs – without an USB stick!!)

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