19" Guitar Preamp
Since the advent of modelling technology in the guitar amplifier world, guitarists have been able to access a variety of sounds and effects with relatively little effort.
But what if you want to take your own favorite sounds instead of the manufacturer's sound specifications? Prior to the release of the Kemper Profiling Amp, there were not many alternatives: either, as before the digital revolution, they dragged their entire equipment from place to place, or tried to adapt the modelled sounds of the modelling amp as far as possible to their own desires.
Kemper breaks new ground here. Instead of using predefined emulation of different amplifier models, the Profiling Amp (Nomen est Omen) creates an exact image of the sound set on the amplifier together with the connected speaker and microphone. This combines all the personal favorite sounds in one device. In addition, the sound profile can be edited with various floor effect emulations, master effects, equalizer, and so on. A separate amp fleet is not a mandatory requirement, because the Profiling Amplifier is already equipped with a large number of classic amplifier profiles. In addition, a large Kemper community has now established itself in the world where sound profiles are exchanged over the Internet.
- Format: 19" / 3U (since the rubber feet should not be removed for ventilation reasons, a minimumm of 4U rack is required)
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 48.3 x 13.9 x 22 cm
- Weight: 5 kg
- Colour: Black
- Mic input
- Line in
- Alternative input
- Direct out
- Monitor out
- Master Out: Jack & XLR
- S/P DIF digital input and output
- MIDI In/Out/Thru
- 2x Footswitch (jack)
- Network & USB
In the spotlight: Profiling
In fundamental terms, the Kemper Profiler is primarily a highly specialised measuring device which, by means of a complicated algorithm, is capable of precisely replicating the tonal characteristics of a signal chain. Generally, this chain first and foremost includes the amplifier that is to be emulated, the cabinet to which this is connected, and the microphone that is placed in front of it. This standard setup can additionally be expanded by adding pedals, which can also be profiled as part of the chain if desired. An „amp only“ profile can of course be created, however, by connecting the amplifier to a DI box instead of a conventional speaker cabinet. To determine the characteristics of the individual signal chain, the Kemper then sends various measurement signals through the amplifier that is connected, on the basis of which it then creates a so-called “profile” – which even professional musicians have difficulty in distinguishing from the original in terms of sound and dynamics. The user can subsequently customise this profile by fine-tuning a range of different parameters before naming and saving it. In this way, players can archive their entire amplifier collection virtually without restriction and take it with them to gigs and into the studio.
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