These Korg era UK-made AC30's are some of my favorite amps out there. EL-84 based, loaded with UK-Made Greenbacks.
This pack includes profiles of BOTH of my UK AC30's that are pictured. The naming convention for the profiles are: "DH30 1" and "DH30 2".
DH30 1 is loaded with NOS Ei tubes and upgraded Mercury Magnetics transformers & a JMI-30C choke.
DH30 2 is loaded with JJ tubes, with a 5751 in place of a 12ax7 in V1, and stock as far as the transformers go.
Tonally, you will notice DH30 1 has a little more low-mids and DH30 2 has a little more top end and bite. I love both of these amps!
All of the profiles of the amps are through the "Brilliant" Top-Boost channel, which is the channel I use almost exclusively, captured with a Shure 545, which is the mic we use for all Bethel Music albums and live events.
Along with the clean and dirty profiles of the amps themselves, I captured profiles with ALL of my drives and fuzzes (and some compression) on my pedalboard for you to use as well. The Kemper doesn't quite capture fuzz tones acurately, but I think how it interpreted it is still pretty cool and usable so I decided to include it. This pack includes 11 different settings through the 2 amps for a total of 22 profiles. Here are the profiles included and the naming conventions:
- DH30 1 Clean - AC30 1 Clean (no pedals)
- DH30 1 Clean 2 - Captured the amp more distorted then turned the gain knob down on the kemper and saved. The result is a clean tone similar to DH30 1, but breaks up slightly different
- DH30 1 Dirty 1 - volume on amp gained up, added drive on kemper.
- DH30 1 Dirty 2 - volume on amp gained up more, no kemper drive.
- DH30 1 K1 - Kilt v1
- DH30 1 K1C - Kilt v1, TonePress compression
- DH30 1 K1B - Kilt v1, Boost on
- DH30 1 K1BC - Kilt v1, Boost on, TonePress compression
- DH30 1 K2 - Kilt v2 (higher gain than Kilt v1)
- DH30 1 K2P - Kilt v2, blended with Plasma Fuzz
- DH30 1 LS - Lightspeed
- DH30 2 Clean - AC30 1 Clean (no pedals)
- DH30 2 Clean 2 - Captured the amp more distorted then turned the gain knob down on the kemper and saved. The result is a clean tone similar to DH30 2, but breaks up slightly different
- DH30 2 Dirty 1 - volume on amp gained up, added drive on kemper.
- DH30 2 Dirty 2 - volume on amp gained up more, no kemper drive.
- DH30 2 K1 - Kilt v1
- DH30 2 K1C - Kilt v1, TonePress compression
- DH30 2 K1B - Kilt v1, Boost on
- DH30 2 K1BC - Kilt v1, Boost on, TonePress compression
- DH30 2 K2 - Kilt v2 (higher gain than Kilt v1)
- DH30 2 K2P - Kilt v2, blended with Plasma Fuzz
- DH30 2 LS - Lightspeed
As far as the built in Kemper effects go - I have dailed in some compression, drives, delay, and reverbs in the 8 availible effects slots for you to use and tweak if you run the Kemper exlusively without any other effects.
I have dialed in the compression setting in the first effect slot to act as an optional "master compressor / limiter" to add a bit more amp like compression as an option when running my pedalboard into the Kempers. If you use the kemper without external effects or compression, I recommend tweaking the compression settings to your liking as you might find the settings on the mild side.
I left all of EQ on these profiles flat - but don't be afraid to tweak them to your guitar, rig, and ear!
NOTE: All Kemper packs include both ".kipr" and ".krig" extensions for maximum compatibility. They are the same profiles - just different file extension names. If you are having issues loading one version into your Kemper or Rig Manager, try the other one and it should work.
IMPORTANT WHEN RUNNING TWO KEMPERS IN STEREO: In order to make sure that there are no phasing issues when running two kempers/profiles together in stereo, you need to enable "constant latency" on page 4 of the system menu. That will ensure the kempers in sync with each other. If constant latency is not turned on, you will have some phase cancellation and comb filtering happening.