Kemper Profiler Rack
£80.00 plus VAT per day
The KEMPER PROFILER™ is the leading-edge digital guitar amplifier and all-in-one effects processor. Hailed as a game-changer by guitarists the world over, the PROFILER™ is the first digital guitar amp to really nail the full and dynamic sound of a guitar or bass amp. This is made possible by a radical, patented technology and concept called “PROFILING™”. Our Kemper Profiler Rack is supplied complete with a Kemper Profiler Remote footswitch and Kemper-specific Mission expression pedal.
The KEMPER PROFILER™ is the leading-edge digital guitar amplifier and all-in-one effects processor. Hailed as a game-changer by guitarists the world over, the PROFILER™ is the first digital guitar amp to really nail the full and dynamic sound of a guitar or bass amp. This is made possible by a radical, patented technology and concept called “PROFILING™”.
Our Kemper Profiler Rack is supplied complete with a Kemper Profiler Remote footswitch and Kemper-specific Mission Engineering EP1-KP-GN expression pedal.
For decades, the electric guitarist has been shackled to the tube amplifier as the only means of achieving “that sound”. This magical combination is by no means ideal – the challenge to achieve a consistent sound from the practice room to the studio, and especially to the stage, continues to frustrate guitarists, just as it has since the early 1940s.
With the advent of the KEMPER PROFILER, everything has changed. For the first time in history, guitar players are free to create their most individual tones – tones that reflect the very essence of their playing style – and then capture these tones exactly into the digital domain with the unique technology provided by KEMPER™.
PROFILING™ is the key!
THE BEST AMPS IN THE WORLD
Kemper Profiler Factory Content
Feel like you don’t have any tube amps worth PROFILING? No problem!
The PROFILER ships with hundreds of amps and Rigs pre-installed, created by professional musicians and engineers from some of the world’s top studios. In addition, you can access and explore another couple hundred Rigs that come bundled in our free Rig Manager™ software. This premier selection of factory Rigs grants you access to the rarest and finest amps on the planet.
We are constantly refining, updating and extending our free-to-use libraries by fine-tuning the existing catalog and by adding brand new, licensed content. Our goal is to allow our users to explore the full spectrum of guitar culture and heritage, which is why we have strived to create the widest range of PROFILEs in every possible genre.
The PROFILER revolutionises the typical workflow of a recording session. Guitarists can now move freely between projects – the PROFILEs of their guitar rigs allowing them to do overdubs or alternative takes whenever they like. You could rent a professional studio for a day or two to create the best PROFILEs of your amps, and then record in your project studio later – you’ll have the exact sound of the professional studio, but with all the time in the world.
Think re-amping … Imagine you’re working on the final mix of an album – wouldn’t it be great to re-amp tracks with the exact same sound and response, without having to rebuild the entire recording setup for each song?
Playing live is where the PROFILER really comes into its own – just spend a little time making PROFILEs in the studio, and you can play live with the exact same sound that you used on your blockbuster hit, only without the need for multiple amp setups on stage. You will sound better than ever before through the PA.
Since the sound of the cabinet you mic’ed in the studio is immortalised in the PROFILE, there is no need to mic a speaker cab on stage. In fact, you don’t have to carry a cabinet up on stage at all! You can monitor yourself via the common stage-monitor wedge and save a lot of backache and cargo costs. Not to mention your band mates (and mixing engineer), who might just love you for leaving this very loud sound source at home!
Of course, you might still be drawn to the raw energy that a real cabinet can bring to the rehearsal room and live stage. The KEMPER PROFILER is well prepared for this as well – you can still drive a cabinet by an external power-amp, fed by the monitor outputs of the PROFILER. Or, for ultimate convenience, our ‘powered’ PROFILER versions are equipped with a built-in Class-D amplifier with up to 600W output. To prevent the amp sound going through two guitar cabinets in a row, the virtual cabinet can be switched off for the outputs feeding the monitor and speakers, while remaining active for the main outputs feeding the PA.
Now, as the real cabinet is only being used as your personal monitor, you can adjust your volume on stage independently, without affecting the signal volume going to front-of-house.
Let’s face it – rocking-out at home is difficult for most of us. Analog tube amps only start to sing at levels where the only neighbours who’ll enjoy your 10min rock’n’roll extravaganza will be the ones who live half-a-mile away! The PROFILER, however, sounds great at any level.
Play it through your home stereo or through headphones. Use the dedicated ‘Space’ effect to make headphones a more pleasurable experience, and to reduce ear fatigue. Play along to your favourite music by connecting your MP3 player to the auxiliary in, and then mixing it with the amp signal.
Rig Manager Software for Desktop, iPhone and iPad
Available for Windows, macOS, and iOS, the so-called Rig Manager enables you to manage the content of your PROFILER with ease. For example, you can edit and refine Rigs or Performance. Or, browse through thousands of free Amps in no time. Easily make backups or sort your ever-growing collection of Rigs.
FREE FEATURE UPDATES
Wouldn’t it be great to beam a couple of new tubes from the 50s straight into your amp? Or for a couple of new stomps to magically appear in your gig bag? In software, you can already do this, and we make extensive use of it. Providing free additional features via frequent OS updates is a proud tradition at KEMPER.
The PROFILER ships with a wide selection of around 300 preinstalled PROFILEs. More than 1400 are available for free test and download! The KEMPER collection covers:
practically all relevant classic and modern tube amplifier models
sounds provided by famous studio and touring artists
best in class PROFILEs captured by highly respected commercial suppliers
sounds inspired by the classic guitar tones you’ll know and love from the classic recordings of the most iconic pop, rock and metal artists.
guitar and bass applications
Last but not least, PROFILER users can easily share their PROFILEs with each other – it’s called KEMPER Rig Exchange™. More than 18000 user sounds are waiting for you to checkout and download!
This way, your purchase becomes even more valuable over time – entirely free of charge!
The signal-chain comprises 8 effect modules in addition to the amplifier stack. Up to four effects can be placed “pre” the amp stack, and another four “post” the amp. The final modules of the effect chain are ideal for delay and reverb effects. Both delay and reverb offer “spillover”, meaning the sonic tail is not cut off when you change to another Rig. Pretty much every effect offers optional “ducking”, allowing you to control the effect intensity just by the dynamics of your playing.
All effects – even the whole signal flow – can be accessed by 13 dedicated buttons. Editing a Rig could not be easier! The effects are individually color-coded by LEDs, allowing you to tell at a glance what type of effect is in use, simply by activating an effect module. You can lock one or more effects by pressing the LOCK button – any locked effects will stay exactly as they are when you change to another Rig.
The PROFILER offers a selection of some the finest effects in the world. As a company, KEMPER is also responsible for creating the ACCESS™ VIRUS™, one of the most successful synthesizers of all time – there can be little doubt that the ACCESS VIRUS owes some of its success to the highly regarded inbuilt effects. Nearly 20 years of experience allows us to find the essence of both classic and new effects and equip them with well-conceived parameter sets. We won’t overwhelm you with dozens of ineffective controls per effect algorithm – everything has a clear, intuitive and musical purpose.
Along with the standard effects, you will find algorithms rarely seen in a guitar processor – these include the Frequency Shifter, the Formant Shifter for our pitch shifter effects, an absolutely authentic rotary speaker, and even a beat scanner that allows you to control the tempo of time-based effects, such as delays, just by the rhythm of your your playing.