Kemper has unveiled their new Profiling Amplifier, a new concept for guitar amplification in the digital domain. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier claims to learn the sonic behavior of any guitar amplifier and offers exactly the tone and feel the player knows from his real amp.
Now a profile can be available at an instant of any sonic condition a tube amp setup can provide. The times of struggling to “re-find” that magic mic position in front of the speaker are over. Of course not every guitar player owns a perfect studio environment or owns a number of classic tube amps. That is why the Kemper Profiling Amplifier comes stacked full with profiles of classic tube amps from the States, UK, Germany and more.
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier comes as a lunchbox size device with all the connections for home, studio and on stage use. It is completed with a stomp box section, a master FX section and a set of unique parameters for shaping the amp profiles further from classic architecture to modern. Of course a realistic power amp sagging which is normally only available at very high volume is also a part of the stack.
Kemper will unleash their Profiling Amp at the NAMM show in January. They will have a profiling setup consisting of a tube amplifier with various classic tube amp architectures, connected to an isolation cab with a celestion vintage 30 speaker that is miked up with the standard SM 57. The guitar is connected to the tube amp via the Kemper Profiling Amplifier and the mic signal goes back into the mic input of the Profiling Amplifier. By the hit of a single button the profiling process starts and after 10- 20 seconds the guitar player can compare the profiled sound with the sound of the real tube amp.