Sound and sounds
- 1 Sculpturing your tones
- 2 Chasing specific tones
- 3 Various Suggestions
- 4 Sound-related Issues
Sculpturing your tones
Chasing specific tones
FX Settings & Presets
More juice !
To add some juice/volume to clean (or any) profiles, add the pure boost in the X slot.
For in-depth advice that is not dependent upon specific rigs, see MeAmBobbo's High-Gain Tone Guide.
Download Paul's Triaxis Lead from the Rig Exchange; change cab to Till's Recto (start with 02 and find your favourite. Also Tills V30 cab is worth to try. Scoop middle according your taste.
Up to now one of my favourite cabs is the one by Ola Englund on his Triple Rectifier profile... Should be a JCM800 cab with SM57 and Senheiser mic if I remember well.
Well, I'm not into metal sounds, but to my ears this cab sounds fantastic with a lot of amp profiles, at any level of gain. The last discovery was when I combined this cab with the Fender Concert profile by Okstrat.
I tested it with a Les Paul keeping the gain very low, I saved a combination of pedals (low gain Tube Screamer followed by a booster) in front of the amp, tweaked a little the EQ... And it was perfect for me!! Very good sounding, both on cleans and distortion!
Q: What’s the best cabinet for high gain? I like the Greenback 25.
A: It is in the factory rigs, the cab from the S. Mehl profile. You can access it turning the Browse knob while on the Cab menu and selecting Browse by Rig.
See the Kemper’s Orientation Film #3 for an example of how to tweak a rig in order to get a high-gain sound.
I have dialled in great djent tones with my Profiler. Secret is a good OD pedal before the Profiler... amazingly enough just like a good amp.
Me, too! I like the Green Scream in front of the amp (sometimes along with a Studio EQ) with
- Drive 0;
- Tone -2.6;
- Volume +1.
Also, some of Tills' 1960 cabs automatically give me the high mid thump I like in these sounds.
For more djent-like tone and certain amps you can dial the tone faster using the Metal DS stomp. Works very good with passive thick sounding PUs that use to enhance the low-mid and low frequencies, as BKP Warpig or Holydiver. With brighter PUs such as EMG 81 or S.D. Pearly Gates it doesn't work as good, but in combination with the Studio EQ you can achieve a very very good sound.
Take your pick of profiles and change the cab to JMP77-001. Wham. Instant awesome metal tones.
Search the Rig Exchange section of the Kemper site for “Ozone”: you’ll find tonematches for Seek ‘N’ Destroy, Battery, Creeping Death and some black album stuff.
Country rock & chicken picking
Follow this link.
Here's a Brian Setzer Style Rockabilly video tutorial by Gundy Keller.
Emulating other instruments
Take the Soul Dano Overdrive stock preset, change the cab to Till's 1960 057. You’ll have blistering high gain. Now turn the gain from 6.8 to zero and you have a sweet clean tone. If it doesn't blow your mind then sell your Profiler :D
I took the Soul Dano Drive profile. Added a compressor in Slot A (0 volume) and a pure boost in Slot B (4.9 volume) and matched it with Till's 1960 054 Breman. Very different sound than your combo. This is just too much fun!!
For whomever has the TheAmpFactory’s Hiwatt Clean profile, try putting the Green Screamer in front with gain at 7,6, tone -1,2, volume +1. boost a little the mids on the EQ. Tell me what you think…
Try the TheAmpFActory’s A-BOG Green XTC profile and change the cab to the Till's Marshall 1960 Bremen. If it doesn't blow your mind then sell your Profiler :D
Try this: Mitch Malloy's Pro Junior Profile, changed the cab to a Peavey VK100. Incredible!
Take Andy's "Wem" profile (free), use the Greenback cab... kaboom!
The Siggi Mehl Greenback cab is absolutely my overall favourite when some grit is needed.
Try the Steve Pearce Soldano SLO profiles, change cab to Till's 013, add the new 1.6 Tube Screamer.
Your FRFR has no Mojo?
Do you have a somewhat honky/flat clean amp profile that you would like to 'spruce up'? Simply download the Dammit Rig from the Rig Exchange and save the Dammit cab in your Profiler - this cab naturally cuts the mids and adds some very nice lows and highs. If the effect is 'too much', simply boost your amp's mids and cut highs and lows as needed. This cab also works great for a really dark distorted profile as well.
Getting an "Amp in the Room" Tone
see Sculpting Tones.
Double Amp Sound
The Profiler cannot load two different profiles simultaneously (only one amp at a time can be used). But we can get a huge 'double tracked like sound' by using the Stereo Widener effect (you'll find this effect in the 'Yellow' EQ group). Put it into the X slot (it is a stereo slot) and check it out: it works quite well, and is 100% mono-compatible.