Your ultimate Kemper Rig - containing the 600 Watt Kemper Powerhead, the brand new Kemper Kabinet™, and the essential Kemper Remote to run it all.
KEMPER POWERRHEAD incorporates a 600 watt amplifer
Featuring a user interface almost identical to the the lunchbox version, the Kemper Profiler PowerRack is just as easy to operate. The layout is highly intuitive and already familiar to users of more traditional amps.
The most important parameters, such as gain, tonestack and volume, are directly accessible. There are even dedicated knobs to control the reverb and delay from the front panel.
For decades, the electric guitarist has been shackled to the tube amplifier as the only solution to get “that sound”. With the advent of the Kemper Profiler, everything has changed. Now, for the first time, you are free to create amp tones as unique and individual as you, and capture them perfectly into the digital domain.
“Profiling” is the name Kemper have given their proprietary technology that captures the sound and feel of a tube amplifier. The resulting profiles go far beyond a list of static, digital amp models - profiling creates a vivid, dynamic and multi-dimensional reproduction of your existing tube amp.
Profiling an amp is as simple as plugging it in and pressing “record.” Just insert it into the recording chain, sit back, and watch the magic. Test signals will be sent from the unit into your tube amp and recorded by the microphone in front of your cabinet. Less than a minute later, the sonic DNA of your tube amp has been extracted.
Use the A/B mode to compare the original tube amp with the profiled sound. The “Refine“ feature lets you fine-tune the nuances of your profile by simply strumming a few chords – a fast and convenient way to tweak the profile to perfection.
The four stomp slots let you choose from traditional drive pedals, wahs and EQs, as well as more exotic effects like frequency shifter and wave shaper. Post-amp, you can add up to four stereo effects, including various reverbs, delays and modulation effects. Many effects have a built-in “Ducking“ parameter – just find your perfect setting, then store it for easy recall as an effect preset.
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier PowerRack includes a 600 watt class D power amp (600 W @ 8 ohms, 300 W @ 16 ohms)
A light weight, powerful, speaker cabinet and an exclusive speaker design for the KEMPER PROFILER™ with a choice of 19 different speaker characters (aka imprints)
The KEMPER Kabinet™ is especially designed for the PROFILER. The KEMPER Kabinet is a combination of the KEMPER Kone™ loudspeaker and an extensive speaker tone mining technology developed by KEMPER making it possible to digitally "imprint" various speaker characteristics onto one single cabinet.
The KEMPER Kone is a 12“ full range speaker which is exclusively designed by Celestion for KEMPER. It is controlled and driven by the KEMPER PROFILER’s DSP to an ultra-linear (full range) frequency response, using a dedicated DSP algorithm. In contrast to the conventional idea of a full range system, the radiation pattern of the KEMPER Kone™ has been narrowed towards the physics of a classic guitar speaker chassis, so that even the full range sound carries a distinct guitar speaker character, unlike regular PA speakers or monitor speakers.
Among the imprints, you will find the finest choice of well-known guitar speakers from Celestion, JBL, Jensen and many more, as well as rare and particular speakers from other manufacturers like Oxford or Goodmans Audio. And more speaker imprints will be added via future software updates.
The KEMPER Kabinet can be driven by the power amp of a PROFILER PowerHead™ or PowerRack™, as well as by utilizing any external power amp. When using external stereo amplifiers, driving two Kabinets in stereo is possible.
The KEMPER Kone™ speaker is also available as a replacement speaker for existing guitar cabinets. The KEMPER Kone™ is available as a single unit and 2 and 4 speaker sets for 2 x 12“ and even 4 x 12“ guitar cabinets.
By simply activating the PROFILER™’s well-known Monitor CabOff function the KEMPER Kone is switched from full-range mode to the Speaker Imprint Mode, which then exactly mimics one of 19 classic guitar speakers. The sound of these imprints should not be mistaken with the mic‘ed cabinet simulations of a Profile. They rather bring back the good old "amp-in-the-room" sound.
Since the intelligence of the speaker lies in the DSP of the PROFILER, you will be able to switch individual speaker imprints along with your favorite rigs, without needing to do extensive editing. Whenever you switch to a full-range sound, for an acoustic guitar, for example, the KEMPER Kone will switch to full-range mode automatically.
Music that is fed into the PROFILER through the Aux Input will be played back in full-range mode, even when you play your amp with a Speaker Imprint, both at the same time.
Due to the digital features, the KEMPER Kone and KEMPER Kabinet work exclusively with a PROFILER.
The Profiler remote: One to rule them all – Rigs, FX and much more
Well designed in a sturdy metal housing complimenting the look and feel of the Profiler the Profiler Remote connects via an included 7 meter/ 21 feet long Ethernet cable and draws its power from the Profiler, no extra power supply needed. The Profiler Remote features 4 direct connectors to hook up your favorite pedals to control continuous controllers like WahWah, Gain, Volume, Delay Level, Delay Feedback, etc.
The buttons on the Profiler Remote provide direct access to 5 program patches (Rigs), patch bank up and down, permanent Tuner with three LEDs, 30 sec. stereo Looper, Tap Tempo that also drives the unique real time Beat Scanner and an all time direct access to effects assigned to the current patch with the dedicated Stomp FX Buttons. The current status is visually represented on the Remote’s display.
The versatile and unique Stomp FX Buttons
These four dedicated buttons can be freely assigned to switch on/ off stomps and effects. They can also trigger special features in certain effects. Their respective assignments and their on/off status are stored per Rig. Each button can also be assigned to multiple stomps and effects. Assigning the Stomp FX Buttons is simple and straightforward: Simply by pressing the Stomp Button on the Profiler and the respective button on the Remote simultaneously.
Connecting up to 4 expression pedals and/ or external switches
The Profiler Remote offers four TRS-sockets named to connect expression pedals. If there is the need for additional switches, mono and stereo switches can be used with these sockets, too.
The 30 second stereo LOOPER
The Looper Button activates the Profiler’s new Looper function for recording up to 30 seconds in stereo. When activated the Looper turns the Bank Up/ Down and Rig Buttons on the remote to versatile Looper controls:
- Record/Play - to control recording, playback and overdubbing
- Stop - to interrupt recording, playback and overdubbing, to clear the loop
- Trigger - to start one playback cycle
- Reverse - to change direction of recording, playback and overdubbing
- Halftime - to change speed of recording, playback and overdubbing
- Undo/Redo - to discard or recover last track
The Profiler and the Profiler Remote communicate with each other via an ethernet cable. The cable included in the Profiler Remote package has been carefully selected, and is perfectly suited for this purpose. Kemper have included a Neutrik® etherCON® cable connector carrier which ensures a robust connection. For the use on bigger stages and using multiple Remotes for the Profilers it is possible to use additional powered Ethernet Hubs. This way, distances of more than 100m (300ft) can be bridged.
Direct Response Preset Switching
With the Profiler Remote Kemper have significantly accelerated the Rig switching time. What's even better: they managed to avoid the usual silent gap that happens when switching to the next sound and turn it into a smooth crossfade. In conjunction with the implicit spillover of delay and reverb the Profiler provides the smoothest sound switch transitions in the industry.
Controlling external MIDI Gear
With the Profiler Remote it is of course also possible to switch and control external MIDI Gear. Program changes executed with the Profiler Remote for example can be defined with a MIDI program change command that is sent to external MIDI gear simultaneously via the Profiler’s MIDI Out connector.