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MTS vs Kemper

Post by Mattfig » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:36 pm

So many are aware that I have gone to the Kemper for my live stuff but have I been using it in the studio? Believe it or not, the answer is no! MTS clearly wins in this category even with pristine profiles of the mods that I have...

Kemper is a sick tool and a way of speed dating amps....But when it comes to paying jobs, I stay with MTS...

Just a public service announcement... :)
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Post by Dmario909 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:32 pm

Yo whats up with the motorcity mods site page why is it down?
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Post by buriedorburned » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:27 pm

As an MTS user for the past 8 years, I still consider it some of the best technology available in the amp world. That said, I have been strongly considering picking up a Kemper in the next 6 months, after watching some stunning videos on them, and having waited the obligatory few of years for the hype to die down.

What is it, as best you can put it into words, that your MTS rig has over the Kemper? The feel and response of the Kemper has fooled many a guitarist.

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Post by Mattfig » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:50 pm

Dmario909 wrote:Yo whats up with the motorcity mods site page why is it down?
Long story but it's going back up with all products finally listed!
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Post by Mattfig » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:54 pm

buriedorburned wrote:As an MTS user for the past 8 years, I still consider it some of the best technology available in the amp world. That said, I have been strongly considering picking up a Kemper in the next 6 months, after watching some stunning videos on them, and having waited the obligatory few of years for the hype to die down.

What is it, as best you can put it into words, that your MTS rig has over the Kemper? The feel and response of the Kemper has fooled many a guitarist.
Good question....The Kemper, quite honestly, has all the feel and response of a tube amp....The player surely cannot tell under most circumstances...For my live rig, Kemper is just easier and sounds as good....For studio, I default to MTS because I'm very familiar with recording with it...The Kemper just seems silly with all these tube amps around...If I had to go just Kemper, I doubt anyone could tell the difference...If I had to choose just one, I'm afraid it would be a difficult call....
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Post by buriedorburned » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:49 pm

Awesome, thanks Matt.

At this point, if I do go for one, it won't be replacing anything. Of course that might change later. At this point, without having played one, I'm very impressed with what I hear.

I've owned a lot of "modeling" gear over the years, dating back to the POD, and when I think of digital interpretations of tube amps, I always remember that point where the tone dies out, like you have a noise gate on too high. Or where the feel / response isn't right, and so far with Kemper I'm hearing that's not the case.

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Post by Dmario909 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:10 am

Good to hear its not gone forever, And all products eh what have you guys been holdin out on us lol.
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Post by Mattfig » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:01 am

Dmario909 wrote:Good to hear its not gone forever, And all products eh what have you guys been holdin out on us lol.
We have Knucklemod, SalvadoX99, HumbleOD, and more that have not yet been properly promoted... :)
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Post by Mattfig » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:04 am

buriedorburned wrote:Awesome, thanks Matt.

At this point, if I do go for one, it won't be replacing anything. Of course that might change later. At this point, without having played one, I'm very impressed with what I hear.

I've owned a lot of "modeling" gear over the years, dating back to the POD, and when I think of digital interpretations of tube amps, I always remember that point where the tone dies out, like you have a noise gate on too high. Or where the feel / response isn't right, and so far with Kemper I'm hearing that's not the case.
If you're adding it to what you have, it's an amazing tool....I have also had all the PODs and the like through the years and Kemper got it totally right...Everyone who was skeptical going in has come out a believer here....If it's set up properly you honestly can't tell....

Here's a great video showing how impressive a proper Kemper can be...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArYxQGBemfA
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Post by audiomidijace » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:19 am

Glad all is going well with the site. Best of luck with all of that as usual.

The Kemper is starting to make a lot of sense to me. That said, I'm pretty happy with my MTS rig and my Eleven Rack for recording. The first thing I'd need to to is upgrade my computer and software. I'm still on Pro Tools 9 with Mac OS 10.6.8 with RTAS plug-ins. But....everything is working well and sounds great! So it may be a while until I have $5K to upgrade all of that. :lol:
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Post by The Rossness » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:02 pm

I played one once and really wasn't impressed. I did play it through headphones and I don't know if that was the reason, but I really didn't care for the kemper. FWIW. I still play my MTS stuff. Currently looking for a bloomy tubey fender and a Grailtone.
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Post by VitaminG » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:01 am

The Rossness wrote:I played one once and really wasn't impressed. I did play it through headphones and I don't know if that was the reason, but I really didn't care for the kemper. FWIW. I still play my MTS stuff. Currently looking for a bloomy tubey fender and a Grailtone.
How does MTS compare through headphones?

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Post by Mattfig » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:39 am

LOL....Through headphones, my Line 6 is tolerable...

MTS through my Torpedo into headphones is bliss...

Kemper through headphones is also bliss...

One big thing I can give to the Kemper is that the DI profiles sound and react very closely to the actual modules....When you add a cab and such, the line gets a bit blurred as to what you're comparing....
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