In this demo Bradford is using a Suhr Classic T
This Kemper Performance file re-creates the guitar tones from the song ‘Praises (Be Lifted Up)’ as recorded by Bethel Music on the Tides album. It is designed to be used with the Kemper Remote, and all effects are included in the Kemper.
Profile by Tone Junkies
The profile used in the Kemper is the ‘Bend Sun Chimer’ from Tone Junkies – this is a premium profile from their Bend Sun pack. It is a profile of the Benson Chimera amp. Tone Junkies makes incredible profiles of many amps – you can see their full line-up here.
Slots and effects
We’ve set up the different song sections in the different slots on the remote (Rig Buttons 1-5), and we’ve mapped effects that you’ll likely want to access on the effects buttons (Effects Buttons 1-4).
First the Rig Buttons (Slots)
- Intro/VS1/CH1: Use this for the intro, first verse, and first chorus
- VS2: Use this for verse 2
- CH2/CH3: Use this for the 2nd and 3rd choruses
- Solo: Use this for the solo (biggest sound)
- Bridge: Use this for the bridge
These are the effects used in this performance to create the sounds for the slots above:
- Stomp A: Compressor (always on)
- Stomp B: Green Scream OD
- Stomp C: Pure Booster
- Stomp D: Wah Pedal Booster (used with the green scream)
- Stomp X: Vibrato
- Stomp MOD: Dual Delay (set up as a tape sound)
- Stomp DLY: Dual Delay (dotted 8th and 8th)
- Stomp REV: Hall Verb (big)
You can map these various effects to the effects 1-4 buttons on your KPA Remote as desired.
How to tweak this performance for your guitar
We tested this performance with multiple guitars, but ultimately you may want to tweak it a bit for your guitar, which will most likely have a different output level and pickup tone than our guitars.
Start with the ‘Definition’ and ‘Clarity’ controls on the amp
These two controls have an enormous impact on the overall tone, and are very efficient at adjusting the gain structure and clarity/tone of the sound, all without straying too far away from the base tone. They’re perfect for tailoring a patch made with humbuckers to a single coil guitar (or vice versa). We always recommend starting here rather than EQ or Gain controls.
EQ Controls: From there, adjust the EQ controls (in the amp stack). If the tone is a bit dark or bright, adjust the EQ to compensate.
Gain control (proceed with caution). We recommend adjusting the gain on the amp last – especially raising the gain. This will introduce digital gain, which sounds pretty gross – it does not behave like a gain knob on an amp. If you need more gain, either adjust the definition control or increase the level control on the compressor. If you need less gain, turn the gain control down works well.
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