Kemper Profiling Amplifier Now Available
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier is now available in stores, this unique amp lets you capture digital profiles of your favorite amps and pack it in one lunchbox size kit.
This amp goes beyond the realm of amp modeling products - aside from providing the usual preloaded models, it claims to be able to "clone" your favorite amps - and do so in a few minutes!
Kemper GmbH has now made the Kempler Profiling Amplifier available in stores worldwide. And looking at YouTube videos, and guitar forums - we know that a lot of guitar players are sincerely interested and some even name the Kemper Profiling Amp as a serious contender to Fractal Audio's Axe FX.
When we last featured this unique amp, we only knew about its claim and not much more. But now, a number of "profiling" videos are already available online showcasing the Kemper Profiling Amplifier as it takes the digital profiles of popular amps like Soldano, Bogner, Matchless and many others. Here is a demo video of the actual profiling process as they profiled a Bogner:
Honestly speaking, the demos are really impressive and interesting, although I wish they showed off its dynamics some more. Still this "lunchbox looking amp" packs so much features and opens up even wider tonal variety. Imagine carrying all your boutique and classic tube amp collections on the road with you without the weight and hassles? If your gear is not enough, you can trade profiles with other players and build a huge library of guitar amps and tone - allowing you to break off from the current limitation of amp modeling gear.
There will be tone snobs that will say that it is lacking in the "bloom" and "oomph" department - but it can really pass off as the real thing in many practical cases, and with which many have been impressed. Sean Beavan a producer and mixer of popular acts like No Doubt or Marilyn Manson amongst others shared his experience on this video:
The Kempler Profiling Amplifier comes with 200 preinstalled profiles based on popular amplifiers and cabinets including favorites like Fender Twin Reverb, Vox AC30, Marshall JCM 800 and Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier. They also profiled boutique amps like Fuchs ODS 30 and Diezel Einstein and many others.
65 Amps London, Ampeg Reverbrocket 2, Ampeg VT-40, BadCat Tone Cat, Bogner Ecstasy, Custom Audio Electronics OD-100, Diezel Einstein, Egnater Rebel 20, Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature, Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb, Fender 65 Princeton, Fender Bassman 50, Fender Bassman Blackface, Fender Twin Reverb, Fender Vibro Champ, Framus Cobra, Fuchs ODS 30, Gibson Goldtone, Groove Tubes Soul-o 75, Hughes & Kettner, Lee Jackson XLS-1000, Marshall JMP 1974, Marshall JCM 25/50, Marshall JCM 800, Marshall JCM 2000, Marshall JTM 45, Marshall Super Bass 100, Marshall TLS 60, Matchless Chieftain, Matchless HC-30, Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, Mesa Boogie Mark IV, Mesa Boogie Roadking, Orange Rockerverb 50, Reinhardt Mini-Me, Roland JC-120, Silvertone 1481, Silvertone Twin Twelve 1484, Soldano Hot Rod 50 Plus, Soldano SLO100, Steavens Poundcake, Tech21 Sansamp, Traynor Custom Valve 40, Tube Thomsen, Valve Train 416, Vox AC 30
65 Amps London 2x12 w/ Alnico Blue Avatar, 2x12 w/ Celestion Alnico Blue Avatar, 2x12 w/ Celestion Vintage 30's, Bogner 4x12, Fender 2x12, Fuchs 1x12 w/ Celestion Anniversary 65’s, Fuchs 1x12 w/ Celestion G12-T, Generic 2x12 w/ Celestion G12-T 75s, Marshall 4x12 w/ Celestion Vintage 30s, Matchless 2x12 w/ Celestion G12-H 25s, Mesa Boogie 4x12 w/ Black Shadows, Orange PPC 412C 4x12 w/ Celestion Vintage 30s, Silvertone 2x12 w/Jensens, Steavens Poundcake 4x12, Valve Train 2x12 w/ Eminence Wizards
The Kemper Profiling Amp is available worldwide and is selling for $1980. Visit Kemper Amps for further details.
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