Money For Nothing... And Your Amps Are Free!

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  1. JayFreddy

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    Are tickets to see him going to be cheaper now?

    I can see why people are choosing to tour with these things due to cost, maintenance etc but it does take some of the fun out of going to see them imo. I'd much rather get the whole experience than the stripped down simulated version.
     
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    I agree!
     
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    Good grief, Please please tell me, this is a joke right?
     
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    So anyways I guess he's not the one who bought the dumble...
     
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    Knopfler is an amazing artist. I'd enjoy seeing him regardless.

    But I do have to wonder - if Kemper releases a Knopfler on Kemper profile - and then Knopfler uses that profile profile, could you then get the Knopfler Kemper Knopfler Kemper profile profile?

    Just asking for a friend...

    Edit: Then if we mix in Kirchen and Kotzen, well just to start, the Kemper Knopfler Kirchen Kotzen...
     
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    I really, really enjoy Mark's playing.

    But doesn't he really just need two presets: "Sultans of Swing" and "Money for Nothing"? ;)
     
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    I read that his guitar tech worked on the emulations for six months to get them right.
     
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    read the article
    he's doing it for the FOH sound system and in ear monitors
    For big venues and touring
    it took his guitar tech 6 months to get Mark's sound dialed into that computer called a Kemper. That's 6 months.

    when he or Gilmore or Robben Ford or Carlton or any other tonemeisters start using them in the studio to record new songs, then you might have something
    until then, who cares?
    not most the people who post here at TDPRI
    most don't perform in arenas nor have guitar techs or roadies
     
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    smart! he has a great ear, it is probably a cool challenge to make it right for him...
     
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    Do some of you have the impression he is recording the tracks and then pantomiming them on stage?

    If not, who cares? Why decide it sounds bad or is bad without listening?

    Plenty of my heroes (or their sound guys) managed to get what I thought was completely ****e sound through the vintage “big iron” Twins, Marshall’s, etc. that everyone drools over.
     
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    Maybe I'm misunderstanding your post. If you don't care, then why bother posting in this thread?

    I was tempted to post a warning at the beginning of this thread because I was worried this topic might make some people upset.

    Apparently that worry was justified.

    I was surprised to learn that someone of Knopfler's caliber and ilk had gone through the digital looking-glass.

    But it makes sense if you consider that Neal Schon switched to a Boss GT6 based system over ten years ago.

    One of the ads that keeps showing up in my browser is for a 1 TB SD card.

    My PC still has a 500 GB hard drive, and even at that, I'm in no danger of running out of storage space.

    I used to wonder what it would be like waking up one day, and realizing that I was living in the future.

    Instead I woke up and realized that I was living in the past.
     
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    It's no joke, I want to see real amps for the visual aspect as well as sound especially with bands that have been around since the 70's. Imagine the rig rundowns if this becomes the norm.
    Here's my Kemper. Interview over. Seeing cool amps is part of the fun of going to a concert. Variety of gear is interesting. Seeing everyone plug in to the same plastic box is a compromise imo.
    Dire Straits used to tour with 3 customized road trains full of gear on top of the gear they hired locally. I loaded in and helped set up the PA, stage for them in the 80's during the Brothers In Arms tour and seeing them roll into town was impressive. A stack of cool guitars and amps. They put on a awesome show, backstage too. Pigs on the spit for the crew. It was as much fun checking the gear out as it was watching the concert.
     
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    Kempers are actually recommended for people who have a large amp collection, so they can record their amps and just use the Kemper live.

    It would be pointless for someone like me, I'm not interested in more than 2 or 3 amp sounds, might as well use real amps. It would also cost more than what I have and be quite bulky.
     
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    Couldn’t care less about what he uses as long as he sounds good, his playing is amazing.
    What’s the issue here?
     
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    Kemper... a lot of folks just don't get it. I've used tube amps since '64 (mostly Fender). I got my Kemper 7 years ago and never looked back, I love it.

    I still have a couple of tube amps but they don't see much use.
     
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    99% of paying guests won't know the difference.

    Or care.
     
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    You should go and see Dinosaur Junior live, since J. Mascis goes the opposite way.
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    "Kemper profiling amp? Bah, I'll have three full stacks thank you very much."
     
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    I have no issue with Knopfler using Kempers, I understand the logistics which come with playing live and if there's a way to ease up the load, then why not use it?

    Kemper and Fractal have become more common place than a lot of people might think. Heck somebody like Steve Howe still uses Line6 amps onstage.

    I used Line6 for years, even stronger, I still use Line6 for recording.

    But when I heard how wonderful my Fender Deluxe reverb sounds...
     
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    Saw the dire straits when their first album was just released (1978) . Seeing them live was like listening to the record. Not worthy to go and see them, I wonder he changed his live performance.
     
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