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Kemper Profiler Amplifier Guitar Amp Modeling PreAmp Processor

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The Kemper Profiler Amplifier Guitar Amp Modeling Processor is an entirely new and groundbreaking concept for guitar amplification using digital technology. The Profiling Amplifier is the result of Kemper’s belief that every guitar player should be able to transfer their personal signature sound into a single lunchbox-format amplifier.

The Kemper Profiling Amplifier processor digitally captures the sonic fingerprint of virtually any guitar amp. The days of struggling to reproduce that magic mic position in front of the speaker cabinet are over. Now you can have a profile for every combination of tones and settings your tube amp setup provides. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier offers a convenient and accurate A/B comparison mode so you can be sure that all your profiles are just like the original amp.

If you have used some great-sounding, well-maintained vintage tube amps in the studio, you can create profiles from these amps to use anywhere you like, at any time. Profiles can be spiced up with the Kemper Profiling Amplifier’s included professional quality effects; you can save variations with alternative amp settings, and you can exchange the cabinet simulation within a Profile at any time.

Kemper Profiler Amplifier Guitar Amp Modeling Processor Features

  • Digitally captures the sonic fingerprint of virtually any guitar amp
  • A/B comparison mode for comparing the original amp sound with the profiled sound
  • Standard Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence controls
  • Exchange profiles through the official Kemper Amplifier website profile exchange, emails, or other online forums and services
  • Cabinet section enables you to mix and match head and cab profiles in which ever way you like
  • 4 independent stomp effects slots can host effects including famous overdrives and distortions, compressor, reverb, several delays and LoFi algorithms, and a beautiful rotary speaker emulation
  • Accurate models of classic effects such as a variety of chorus, phaser and flanger pedals
  • External effects loop which you can patch in anywhere among the virtual stomps boxes
  • Gain control ranges over 80dB and features an automatic volume compensation for clean settings
  • several ground lifts to allow you to easily deal with possible hum and grounding problems
Great for Gigging
Do you plan on touring? Simply dial up your Profiles from the studio session when you play live. Instead of having to risk bringing a truckload of rare and fragile vintage amps to the gig to get your sound, now you can profile your amps before the tour, and just bring the Kemper Profiling Amplifier processor with you on the road! The Kemper Profiling Amplifier guitar amp modeler gives you what generations of guitar players have been waiting for: the ability to have your sound anytime, anywhere.

What is Profiling?
‘Profiling’ is what Kemper has named their proprietary technology that captures the sound and feel of a specific tube amplifier. In other words, the Kemper Profiling Amplifier doesn’t simply give you a list of static digital amplifier reproductions. Instead, profiling creates a vivid, living, dynamic and multi-dimensional image of your existing tube amp.

Profiling is as simple as plugging your tube amp into the Kemper Profiling Amplifier processor and pressing ‘record.’ Just insert the Kemper Profiling amplifier into the recording chain and it will do its magic. Test signals will be sent from the Kemper Profiler Amplifier guitar amp modeler into your tube amp and recorded by the microphone in front of your cabinet.

You don’t even have to play your guitar. After less than a minute the Kemper Profiling Amplifier acquires the sonic DNA of your tube amp and offers you the resulting custom profile. You can then use the A/B comparison mode to compare original tube amp sound with the profiled sound for a fast and convenient way to make final tweaks to the profile to get it exactly right.

Amp Controls
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier includes the standard Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence controls that you would expect from a guitar amplifier. However, in contrast to many vintage amps, Kemper has kept the gain control neutral, so you are able to find the sweet spot of your amp, and run this optimal sound at any gain level.

Now, imagine if you could change the sonic character of a profile way beyond what’s possible with the amp itself. What if you could change the sonic age of the amp, or the bite of the pick? What if you could modify the power supply of your profiled amp in order to benefit from power sagging or be larger than life? With the Kemper Profiling Amplifier guitar amp processor, you can!

Kemper allows you to dynamically adjust key aspects of your favorite amps which would otherwise be impossible or require hardware modifications. You can do anything from minor tweaks, such as making your Marshall Bluesbreaker profile sound a bit more vintage, to more radical changes such as adding some modern high gain chunk to your vintage Fender Bassman.

Control way beyond the usual:
  • The Amp Definition parameter determines whether the Profile leans more towards a vintage or modern character. Increase this parameter to intensify the touch response of the virtual tubes.
  • The Power Sagging parameter lets the tubes breathe with your playing; damped strings will have more ‘chug,’ and clean, picked notes will cut through better when you reduce your playing volume.
  • The Pick parameter controls the attack of your pick independently of the gain setting-even through heavy distortion. This innovative parameter lets you decouple your pick sound from the natural compression of the distorting tubes and cut right through the mix.
  • The Amp Compressor will sustain the clean guitar when you play soft, but lets the distorted sound through, unprocessed, when you revert back to normal playing volume.
  • The Cabinet Voicing parameters give you access to the guts and the character of the cabinet. You can change the size of your virtual cabinet, tune the bass resonance or control the tonal character in a creative way.
The Amplifier Section
At the heart of the Kemper Profiling Amplifier is the Amplifier section. The sound of the amp is based on the profile loaded into the rig. A great selection of intuitive and powerful macro parameters empowers you to perform modifications which are impossible with a traditional hardware amplifier.

The Equalizer Section
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier processor is equipped with a traditional bass/mid/treble/presence equalizer similar to what you already know and love from many amp heads. Many equalizers used in the tone stack section of more or less famous amplifiers lack of grip and blur your sound in an unnecessary fashion.

The Cabinet Section
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier captures the cabinet as a part of a profile. Thanks to digital alchemy this amp modeling processor can distinguish in between the cabinet and the amp head within a profile and therefore enable you to mix and match both in which ever way you like. Imagine you can exchange cabinets freely in between amps, even though those amps were combo amps before.

The Stomp Boxes
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier offers 4 independent stomp effects slots which can host a full arsenal of stomp box effects including painstakingly modeled famous overdrive and distortion stomp boxes, compressor, reverb, several delays and LoFi algorithms, and a beautiful rotary speaker emulation.

Kemper has also created accurate models of classic retro modulation effects such as a variety of chorus, phaser and flanger pedals. In the creative department are sonic decimators such as bit- and sample-rate reducers and a ring shifter, among many others. All stomp effects can be edited and copied conveniently between presets. And for your overview and convenience, Kemper used color coded LEDs indicating which type of stomp has been used per slot.

Looping In and Out External Effects
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier includes an external effects loop which you can patch in anywhere among the virtual stomps boxes. The location and other details can be stored per rig. The monitor outputs also can serve as a pure analog buffer amp for re-amping.

The Master Section
The master effects section of the Kemper Profiling amp modeler features reverb, delay and additional slots for stomp boxes and studio effects to refine your amplifier’s tone. The six knobs on the front panel offer convenient access to the most important settings. The reverb section features a dense and lively reverb algorithm which won’t mask the original signal. The delay section features several tape and stereo delay algorithms which can be synched to MIDI clock.

The Input Stage
Thanks to a Hi-Z input optimized for passive guitar pickups, the Kemper Profiling Amplifier offers a crystal clear signal path. Kemper uses only professional-grade analog components to ensure that your guitar tone remains unchanged.

Kemper includes a single-knob smart noise gate on the front panel that is completely transparent. It’s faster than any other noise gate you will experience and doesn’t need an adjustment of the release time. Damping a string results in immediate silence.

The Output Stage
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier modeler features two independent main outputs which can be used in multiple ways. The mains feature a balanced studio level connection and a parallel pair or TSRs. The monitor output optionally provides the amplifier’s sound without the cabinet. This proves beneficial for musicians with an existing power amp/cab on stage.

Browse Rigs and Perform
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier comes with two play modes. The Browser mode assists you in quickly finding the right rig thanks to its sophisticated sort and search functions. The Perform mode arranges your rigs according to the set list you’ll play tonight. Perform mode focuses on overview - think of a Performance like a lead sheet which allows you to collect, order and name all the rigs you need for a certain song.

The Archive
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier guitar amp modeler makes it easy for you to share your personal library with other users. Rigs and Profiles are small files which include your name and numerous other details which can be used to filter and search for a specific rig. You can then exchange profiles either through the official Kemper-Amplifier website profile exchange, emails, or other online forums and services. The Profiler is equipped with intuitive search and filter functions allowing you to maintain a great overview of the growing library of custom profiles and rigs from around the globe.

Analog endless potentiometers
The analog endless potentiometers offer the best of both worlds. They provide the smooth feel and high resolution of an analog pot, yet are as intuitive to use as a rotary encoder. Need to increase a value? Simply turn the knob to the right - no need to worry about the current position. You have precise control over your sound, yet can still make extreme value changes with a single rotation.

LED color code
The status lights of the stomp boxes and effects on the front panel of the Kemper Profiling Amplifier processor can change their color depending on the category of effect chosen. For instance, distortion effects are red, compressors are represented by a turquoise LED. You can literally just look at the Profiler without reading the display and you already know which stomp boxes shape the sound.

Undo
The Kemper Profiling Amp offers multiple undo and redo steps so you can always return to a previous stage. It also introduces the concept of snapshots. Snapshots are backups of entire rigs and those are automatically generated for everything that would be lost otherwise. For instance, a snapshot is created when you store over an existing rig. This way you can go back to what you’ve overwritten earlier on at any point in time.

The Lock Button
Lock allows you to secure a certain aspect of a rig against overwriting. There are many applications for the Lock function:
  • Keep the amp section unchanged while browsing through the effect settings of the presets. Or the opposite: Keep the effects while browsing through the amp settings of the presets. Lock a compressor stomp in the stomp section for every preset, as long as you want. Make individual settings (gain, noisegate) for two or three guitars in the input section, that remain unchanged when you change presets. Switch off delay and reverb on every preset for a day in a studio, where you might use outboard equipment.
  • Copy and Past are designed to copy stomp boxes in between slots or rigs. In fact you can pretty much copy everything between every logical destination -it doesn’t matter if it’s a stomp box, a rig or a performance.


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Review: Ryan Ellis Submitted: 5/9/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Best amp I’ve had!
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I have owned a ton of different tube amps over the years, and I always find myself selling one to afford another with a different sound. I bought the Kemper because of all the YouTube demos and reviews I saw on it, and it really hasn’t let me down at all. I have been testing it side by side my Peavey 6505+ and honestly prefer the Kemper, which is insane to me! Same guitars and setups, but testing A/B and I LOVE the kemper! If you are on the fence, read the reviews on here and watch reviews on YouTube of it and your mind will likely be made up. I love this thing and I am glad I got it!

Review: Aaron Submitted: 4/13/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Believe the hype

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This thing is so ridiculously good. Recorded a pair of guitars that sound like everything I’ve been hearing in my head for decades that I could never get with my own rigs.

Review: Jim Submitted: 4/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Havnt scratched the surface, but happy so far.

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The best sounding digital representations of many amps to my ears so far. I bought this really so I wouldnt have to haul 412s around anymore. Sounds pretty good and comes with a solid deck of stock profiles though im sure there are better ones out there. For a long time tube guy it sounds pretty good to me. Using mostly in the studio now. Eventually will get a powered cab.

Review: Danny Submitted: 2/4/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Easily One of my Best Musical Gear Purchases

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I have had my eye on the Kemper Profiler for years now and decided to pull the trigger with the help of American Musical Supply's payment plan. The modeler changed practicing for me. I live in an apartment and was not able to use my amp to practice for upcoming gigs. I was forced to do all of my practicing "unplugged" and it was a total drag! The Kemper Profiler completely changed that for me. I find that the tones from this amp greatly exceeded my expectations. Everything is on tap and A/B comparisons between profiles and the actual amps proved to me that this monster perfectly mimics the actual amps. I greatly prefer the Kemper due to being able to "crank" the amp and drop the master volume for cranked tones with earphones on. Very cool. I have also found that the profiles react to my pedals in the same way that an actual tube amp would. Being able to break this purchase up into monthly payments is the only way that I was able to afford this product. Thank you so much AMS!

Review: Active touring, recording artist and product endorser Submitted: 1/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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The Ultimate guitar amp and modeler worth the $

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The Kemper is the only amp sim that feels like an amp when you plug a guitar into to record or perform. It’s the only existing amp modeler that captures and reproduces the virtual ‘sag’ of my real tube amps, not to mention it can sample and bottle in -time the tone and true voodoo of flanger,phaser, or any pedal pedals you own plugged into an amp. While software and other amp modeling can do distortion for days, what they can’t do is breathe as real amps do when executions guitar volume knob adjustments. True pros, and accomplished hobbyists know how to do this make a guitar sound on one channel. While the Kemper goes beyond eleven, I record with 1 or 2 presets even though the Kemper has hundreds. I won’t part with it ever. Needless to say, I sold all my oversized amp heads.

Review: Gerry Submitted: 12/30/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Game Changer

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This piece of gear will change your life. I went from rarely playing my guitar to playing everyday. I'm using this primarily to create original music. Using this with a scarlett 8i6. I'm able to record in parallel the isolated effects, guitar stack, and the DI. Effects sound great. Finding sounds is super easy with the rig exchange. Reamping is a breeze. They have extensive video guides on how to get anything done with it. My workflow went from barely including guitar tracks to having multiple layers. It's sweet being able to create music during the day and spend the night mixing and getting the perfect tones. It was basically impossible to spend time with tones previously because neighbors hated tube amps. No piece of equipment has brought as much joy to my life as the kemper. Get yourself one and never look back.

Review: eraserhead101 Submitted: 10/4/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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Amazing unit well worth the purchase.

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Very realistic amp tones onch you find the right profiles or make profiles your self. The effects could be improved vs the compilation.

Review: E Sadewo Submitted: 9/5/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I got all the gigs!

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Great Product 10 out 10 Sound Engineer/FOH Loves it Commercial profiles as Michael Britt,Brian Carl,Tone Junkies must have for Kemper User. Nothing will ever replace Tubes Amp but Kemper will make your life easier. AMS thank you for the great payments plan.

Review: Joss castaneda Submitted: 9/5/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Best gear investment!!

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Simply the best amp modeler in the market. Easy to use, lightweight & such a killer looking amp head. American musical also makes it so easy to purchase this stuff & the shipping is incredibly well done.

Review: Peter Muszka, pmuszka@hotmail.com Submitted: 7/22/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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Great sound, some learning curve

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It has a great sound, love the portability of using the exactly sound with Amps and for recording with DAWs. There's some learning curve, I haven't mastered profiling and the details of all effects yet, just downloaded and used existing profiles - some very good though.

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