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Old 10-07-2014, 01:20 AM   #1
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Kemper amps

this is not like serious thread, so feel free to just casually exchange opinion on this.
I was looking at Matt Bellamy's newer rig set-ups, and I was surprised that he was not only he was using Axe-Fx, but also he was using kemper. He used to use massive ( I mean, serious amount of )rigs with multiple heads and tons of rack effects. I believe that Edge might do very similar for next tour. I kind of wanna know whether Edge possibly tried Kemper or not, and wanna ask you guys whether Kemper is the next thing for Amps on tour?

here's his rig: imgur: the simple image sharer
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Irs curious. I have no seen any artist using only the axe. They always uses axe+ other processor or pedals
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this is not like serious thread, so feel free to just casually exchange opinion on this.
I was looking at Matt Bellamy's newer rig set-ups, and I was surprised that he was not only he was using Axe-Fx, but also he was using kemper. He used to use massive ( I mean, serious amount of )rigs with multiple heads and tons of rack effects. I believe that Edge might do very similar for next tour. I kind of wanna know whether Edge possibly tried Kemper or not, and wanna ask you guys whether Kemper is the next thing for Amps on tour?

here's his rig: imgur: the simple image sharer

I really think Edge's touring rig will be smaller than in the past. I don't think it will be Axe FX only. Probably a few other items and a pedal drawer or more of boutique pedals.

I think sounds will be ran direct + plus a few amps in isolation boxes under the stage.

Rumor has it they will play 'in the round' (stage in the center of the arena). If this is the case, like 360 sight-lines would be an issue - more so than outdoors. So there is a chance that there will be a very clean stage with any amps in isolation boxes under the stage.

Time will tell for sure but I do think the days of a giant rack and stacks of amps on stage - have passed.
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You really think that he wont use vox ac30?
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^I don't think it's very likely, but they can mix the direct signals and amps. Even in the Apple event, he used Fender Tweed, so...... Vox should be there as well. Let's look at the rig at Jools Holland show and see what happens.
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I"m wondering, what is Edge using Eventide Harmonizer for?
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^I don't think it's very likely, but they can mix the direct signals and amps. Even in the Apple event, he used Fender Tweed, so...... Vox should be there as well. Let's look at the rig at Jools Holland show and see what happens.

Its possible he would be using the amps like elevation tour. He used the pods a lot for guitar signal to mixer.


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^yeah, forgot about that! But the fact that he went to mixing the amp to get the distortion kind of tell me that he didnt like POD sound as much......
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I"m wondering, what is Edge using Eventide Harmonizer for?

I think it's for the shimmer, but I could be wrong.


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You really think that he wont use vox ac30?
I didn't say that at all.

I'm saying that it's possible that might be the only amp on stage if any are on stage. That said, it's also highly possible/probable that there will be no amps on stage and a few amps in isolation boxes under the stage, including his # 1 Vox.
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How do you guys think of Kemper amps? Do anyone has some experience with that unit?
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this is a answer received from Custom Audio Electronics a moths ago that i saw recently talking about the Fractal Axe that edge will use...

"However, I DO know the Axe is used for amp modeling as well as effects, and yes it takes HOURS of experimentation. The 4x expression pedals were provided to take advantage of the 4x ports on the RST foot controller (how they are utilized remains to be seen), and CAE loop switching was added to allow for tried and true analog effects that are not easily duplicated by the AxeFX. It is important to note this system doesn't replace anything...its just another means for creativity."
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these words "specially last two lines" seems that the Fractal will be the same that was the Pod Pro in 2001 or Digitech in 1997... I would like that..
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^Rockhound, Im sure that Edge like to just try things out. and it's funny that both Digitech in Popmart and Pod for recent tours are both used for distortion, mainly.
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Yep. But the Pod has not been only used for distortion. It also has been used for rotary and amp sims and some fylters
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