So a short review of the KSR Gemini. I have this on loan from the dealers in the UK - London Guitars who are also the distributors for Diezel UK. Struck up a friendship with James who is a top bloke and good friends with Doug from black machine, only got this for another week and will be sad to see this go. Wish I could play this more but I have a dissertation deadline for my MA in a couple of weeks.
So in short I am very impressed with the Gemini and the amount of options and options you have available. I have been mostly playing on the lead channel so far as i can't even process how many varying tones you can get out of this thing. You have essentially 3 midi switchable channels. Clean, Lead and if you flick the Lead switch again it goes into a crunch mode. I will give a basic overview of the functions of the lead channel - or I will try anyway!
The Lead Channel has four modes off, Blue, Violet and Red. The violet and red are more brutal gains and great fun to play. I have tend to stuck with Blue and Violet modes as thats the type of stuff I play.
In each of those modes you can utilise the following:
Fat Switch: off, green, Blue and Cyan - I have used Cyan as it has the big bottom sound
Voice - off, Green and Orange. they are essentially to help rhythms and lead and I select between Green and Orange depending on what I am playing.
Then a bright switch which I have kept on although I am playing with a bright swamp ash guitar.
As you can see there are a lot of options already on the lead channel and has been a lot of fun tinkering with all the switches.
A test clip with the Violet and Red modes on the lead channel engaged. The track is from a band called Trials and doesn't include all the guitar. parts The Bass and Drums have been mixed by Stymphalian productions. I went for over the top gain just to see what it could do. To be honest I am extremely amateur when it comes to mixing so not looking for critique but just giving an idea what the amp sounds like.
Then I backed off the gain a bit and engaged the Blue mode on the Lead channel. This is the signature lead sound that comes stock on the Orthos and Ares.