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Discussion in 'Backline' started by Delitzsch, Jun 15, 2014.
Yea it became the standard .... ProTools
Defines a generation of music - Djent (PodFarm, Pod, AxeFX)
Peavey XXX / JSX.
Cool features, 6L6 & EL34 options, good tone and nice price.
Well my vote would be for the Mesa Mark IV or V. Haven't tried a Kemper yet, but I'm sure they are just great.
But for a real amp, the Mark series do get you 3 good channels and a LOT of versatility.
Djent is not a generation of music.
Only time will tell if it holds up to Classic music, too soon.
And all these analog studios still out there, tape machines and COUNTLESS emulations of The Real Thing does testify that, these Things are here to stay.
I know no musician who would`nt want a big mixing console and a studer A800.
Not because they are perfect, but because nobody likes a fake.
Kemper is fake, its not an amp, its a digital box that makes sound reminiscent of an amp.
Maybe one day they will make a good digital box, but the jury is still out.
Good records are made with the kemper, and the pod and so on, no doubt.
But it is not an amp.
+1 for the Mark V.
the axe fx standard is great, however the Axe FX II is superior compared to the standard.
it's definitively worth a try, especially when your focus is on direct recording.
I don't know what's funnier - GG being his culturally ignorant self or the fact that this schmuck sucked so bad at using the Kemper that he sold it.
Haha, kemper love is here i Said there would be butthurt.
Why the name calling?
Why not? Feelings are getting hurt because people's favorite gear is being targeted for an attack. Name calling ensues. Sounds pretty normal for this forum and most forums on the internet in fact.
Let the battle continue!
I'll mention nazism just for the sake of validating Godwin's law then.
Real amp nazi.
Because your description of what you didn't like about the Kemper sounded incredibly simplified and reflected either a misunderstanding of the unit or a misuse of it - it didn't seem like something that needed a dignified response and you seemed more than ready to be called out on it.
I have a Diezel D-Moll, Laney VH100R, Axe FX II. I use the Axe FX II the most for recording.
Well, I went and tried out the Kemper today. Gotta say that I wasn't diggin' it. First off, I was completely lost at how to navigate the thing. I'm pretty technically savvy, used to be a network admin. I fumbled around and found some presets. It sounded good, but I just walked away from it not feeling the hype. I spent a lot of time with it too, so it wasn't, "Ah this thing sucks. I'm done." Having owned an Axe-Fx Standard, I think I'll be looking into the new Axe-Fx 2.
the Axe II rules. The Kemper isn't the kind of thing you can demo in a store.
For the record, as an Axe FX II user, I think the Kemper is an awesome amp. The tones people have gotten out of that box are fantastic and it's a genuinely unique piece of gear. It's things like the formant pitch shifting that the Axe FX doesn't even have yet that really show that there are some very creative and intelligent minds behind this awesome box. If you haven't checked it out do so now!
At the end of the day, gear is about enabling the artist to fulfill the sound in their head. Any device be it tube, digital or solid state that can do it is fulfilling its purpose. It's just becoming a fact that these digital boxes are beginning to do it better in many ways. Maybe not in all ways yet, but they are constantly improving and striving for perfection while analog gear sits there. I'm on the side of progress and loving the many advantages digital is bringing to the table.
Are the people saying Kemper actually operating only with a Kemper + commercial/free profiles? Or to make the question more open - would you be happy if you couldn't make your own profiles? That is the only worry I have with it really, as I'm considering going completely digital at the minute. In the EU an Axe is a lot more expensive.