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The Kemper Profiling Amplifier is an entirely new and groundbreaking concept for guitar amplification using digital technology. Kemper believe that every
guitar player should be able to transfer his or her personal signature sound into a single lunchbox-format amplifier.
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier 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.
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 with you on
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier gives you what generations of guitar players have been waiting for: the ability to have your sound anytime, anywhere.
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.
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier makes it easy for you to share your personal library with other users. It already holds a vast number of rigs. Sharing a
profile or rig is as easy as sending an e-mail.
Amplifier profiling is a new and unique way to extract the sound and feel of a tube amp and store it away for later use. Profiling doesn‘t just create a
static snapshot; it can give you a deeper control of your sound than your original amp can provide. The response to your playing, dynamics and all other
details are captured by the profiling process.
THE INPUT STAGE
Thanks to a Hi-Z input optimized for passive guitar pickups, the Kemper Profiling Amplifier offers a crystal clear signal path.
The Stack section of the Kemper Profiling Amplifier consists of the profiled amplifier, equalizer and cabinet. You can mix and match any amp with any cabinet
in your library. You can even creatively change the sonic behaviour of any recently profiled amplifier.
The master effects section features reverb, delay and additional slots for stomp boxes 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 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 have 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.
ALL ABOUT PROFILING
Now you can play them all!
“Profiling” is what Kemper have 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 and pressing
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
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. This gives you a fast and convenient way to make final tweaks to the profile to get it exactly right.
Way beyond the usual
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?
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier allows you to dynamically adjust key aspects of your favorite amps which would otherwise be impossible or require hardware
modifications. Make it larger than life.
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™.
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.
Power Sagging: this 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.
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
The Cabinet Voicing parameters give you access to the guts and the character of the cabinet. Change the size of your virtual cabinet and tune the bass resonance.