Kemper alternatives

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KVRian
542 posts since 31 May, 2008 from Australia

Post Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:16 am

AC222 wrote: โ†‘
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:40 pm

Recabinet - And last but not least.... this beast really gets you in the ballpark. the tone and character are close enough but what really stands out is how dynamic this amp modeler sounds when used in conjunction with the Recabinet cabinet section. The power amp modeled into the suite just gives this amp modeler a sense of liveliness that punches above the competition.

Shane has a not so secret follow-up to Recabinet that should be coming out later this year that will use his latest proprietary technologies. It promises to sound even more dynamic. I can't wait.
Thermionik sucks, . . . big time, own it all, never touch it, crapola. Apart from the rediculousness of the 42 thousand individual .dll approach, it's pretty much the only software that can match REAPER on the ugly scale. Sucks as much as REAPER as well just quietly.

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KVRAF
21907 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:27 am

jinotsuh wrote: โ†‘
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:10 am
EvilDragon wrote: โ†‘
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:30 am
Dudes should check out NaLex free ampsims. He took the torch from LePou and Ignite and ran away.
and run away they should, far far away, absolute crap.
Nope it's pretty great. Pick response is there, dynamics are there. It's up there with the best. You're doing something wrong.

KVRer
18 posts since 13 Sep, 2021

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:44 am

i really working alternatives to kemper is th-u overloud with the rig library.

KVRAF
3984 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:20 am

My vote is Neural + Ownhammer but I'm going to keep an eye on this thread because this topic interests me a lot right now.

ML Sound Labs I see a lot of conflicted opinion on. TH-U interests me, as does Mercuriall.

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KVRist
58 posts since 6 Sep, 2021

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:18 am

TH-U is my favourite amp sim and especially with some of the add-on Rig Libraries, the playability and tone comes very very close to real guitar amp.
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KVRist
270 posts since 12 Sep, 2007

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:50 am

Scuffham Sgear, and I disagree with the review AC222 did on Sgear. (try the demo)

Remember Kemper tech is getting quite old.

KVRian
1055 posts since 17 Jun, 2012

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:03 pm

I agree with AC222's analysis fwiw. Spot on as usual! ๐Ÿ™Œ :tu:

KVRAF
4728 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:19 pm

AC222 wrote: โ†‘
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:03 pm
I agree with AC222's analysis fwiw. Spot on as usual! ๐Ÿ™Œ :tu:
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Softube AmpRoom (it even simulates 50hz hum, yay.).

But i've been getting great results lately with Voxengo Boogex fed by Kelvin. Or just boogex on it's own. f**king under-rated freebie
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KVRAF
2407 posts since 30 Aug, 2012 from Sweden

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:33 pm

Dirk Diggler wrote: โ†‘
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:50 am
Scuffham Sgear, and I disagree with the review AC222 did on Sgear. (try the demo)

Remember Kemper tech is getting quite old.
has been updated many times thru the years and for free. It still is the second best after hardware amps. Many well known guitarists and bands use kempers live so bs like the tech is getting old is nothing more than just bs. The only thing that matters is if something's still good.

KVRAF
4728 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:37 pm

I never liked scuffham.
Softube and NeuralDSP imo are top of the line, nembrini and mercuriall also, ML sound lab has a mighty decent mesa boogie mark V!
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KVRAF
11275 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:28 pm

ilwoody wrote: โ†‘
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:28 am
Hello,

I'm looking for pro software alternatives for the Kemper amp.

I just know guitar rig pro 5. Do you know any other professional, excellent quality alternatives?

Thank you!
In all honesty, keep the Kemper. Iโ€™ve tried software and always end up coming back to a hardware modeler. I had a Kemper for 10 years and recently moved to an AxeFX 3, but only because I wanted to mess with dual amp setups. They both are really in a different league.
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KVRAF
11275 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:30 pm

Ploki wrote: โ†‘
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:37 pm
I never liked scuffham.
Softube and NeuralDSP imo are top of the line, nembrini and mercuriall also, ML sound lab has a mighty decent mesa boogie mark V!
The NeuralDSP stuff is quite good, but not a lot of effect variety.
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KVRAF
9149 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:38 am

I'm really liking TH-U lately. I caved and bought the whole premium thing as I didn't have any decent amp sim for my Mac M1 Mini.

We also have an AXE FX2 at the studio which I like a lot but personally I do think TH-U comes extremely close, especially if you oversample it heavily through Metaplugin (though there is a bug where the output volume doubles after each oversampling stage past 4x). TH-U is completely "digi fizzle" free when used like this and the dynamics for playing are excellent (but not perfect compared to real amps though.. then again, no sim is yet as far as I can tell).
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KVRAF
4728 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:41 am

bmanic wrote: โ†‘
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:38 am
I'm really liking TH-U lately. I caved and bought the whole premium thing as I didn't have any decent amp sim for my Mac M1 Mini.
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KVRAF
8873 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:47 am

I like the TH-U rig libraries, but the non-rig amps and cabinets just don't do it for me. Though I've only got the cut down version with the clean amps.

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