Kemper Profiler Rack - Rackmount Profiling Amp Head

Rackmountable Guitar Amp System for Playing and Creating Custom Profiles of Real Amplifiers
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Amazing Amp Profiling for Your Rack

The Kemper Profiler Rack packs the same awesome amp modeling and emulation of the original Kemper Profiling Amplifier into a handy 19" rackmountable format. As with the rest of the Profiler series, the Profiler Rack, doesn't limit you to a bunch of preset models. Instead, it lets you create your own amp profiles and call them up whenever you like. What's more, Kemper's high-tech wizardry gives you total tone-tweaking control over your profiled amps, going well beyond gain and tone. Talk about a must-have studio tool! Get your Kemper Profiler Rack from Sweetwater!

Kemper Profiler Rack at a Glance:
  • 200 factory presets and extensive online resources
  • Profile your own amplifiers
  • The perfect link between stage and studio
200 factory presets and extensive online resources

Right out of the box, the Kemper Profiler Rack has a ton of profiled amps ready to play. Just connect the Profiler Rack to your sound system or recording rig, and you're set. And even if you don't have a collection of amps to profile, there are hundreds of profiled amplifiers available online, and the community of Kemper profilers is growing every day.

Profile your own amplifiers

While the incredibly lifelike profiles included with the Profiler Rack will appeal to everybody, you'll love the Profiler Rack if you have a ton of amps already. It's easy to connect the Profiler Rack to the amp you want to profile, hook up a microphone, capture the sound of that, amp and store it as a preset. You'll be amazed at how accurately your profiled amp preset responds to the gain and tone controls.

The perfect link between stage and studio

Ever been frustrated trying to re-created the tone you captured on a recording when you play out live? Then you'll love the Profiler Rack, because it can profile your studio sound while you're recording. Just take a split of the mic you're recording with and use the split signal to connect to the Profiler Rack. You'll capture the sound of your studio performance, ready to be recalled on any stage in the world at a moment's notice.

Kemper Profiler Rack Features:
  • Rackmountable guitar preamplifier can create profiles of any physical guitar amplifier
  • Includes 200 amplifier profiles for you to start with
  • Easy to profile your own amplifiers - all you need is a microphone and cable, guitar cables, and a combo amp or amp head and cabinet
  • Built-in DI can split your signal to a direct output for simultaneous recording of your dry guitar signal and the guitar amp profile
  • Great-sounding collection of effects in addition to the amplifiers
  • Automatic spillover lets your delay and reverb tails fade out naturally when you change presets
  • You can lock individual module settings when changing presets, keeping your current delay effects settings while changing amp profiles
  • Effects loop lets you integrate your hardware effects and stompboxes
Don't settle for any old amp or effects profile; use the Kemper Profiler Rack to capture the sound of your own gear!

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Can I Capture Kemper Profiles with Effects?
Kemper Releases Firmware v2.0 for Profiling Amp

Tech Specs

Type Solid State
Effects Delay, Reverb, Distortion and more modeled effects
Amp Modeling Yes
Number of Models Store up to 1000 amp profiles (includes major models to start) and 30 stompbox effects
Inputs 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/4" (alt input), 1 x 1/4", 1 x XLR (return input), 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
Outputs 2 x 1/4" (main out), 2 x XLR (main out), 1 x 1/4" (monitor out), 1 x 1/4" (direct out/send), 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru
USB 1 x Type B
Footswitch I/O 2 x 1/4"
Computer Connectivity USB, Ethernet
Height 5.47"
Width 19"
Depth 8.66"
Weight 11.02 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number Profiler Rack

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Endless possibilities

After purchasing my Kemper and plugging it in for the first time I forgot I wasn't using a tube amp because the sound is identical. Though the Kemper might seem hard to use and complicated due to all the knobs it was actually extremely easy to use and I never needed to look at the instruction manual. Going onto the Kemper rig exchange and downloading your favorite amp off the exchange is very simple and quick. Being in the military and stationed overseas on a small island it is extremely difficult to find music gear but Sweetwater answered my needs. It was great experience because of the great customer support, you guys did an extraordinary job and have earned a returning customer for life!
5/5

Kemper Profiler

I rarely write reviews but I will make an exception here because I am so impressed. I have owned a number of mid-range modelling pedals by Boss, Line 6, Zoom, etc. I have also used the models extensively in Apple Logic Studio. To me, they were all pretty good - cetainly they all had strong and weak sounds. Adjusted correctly, they worked particularly well live though with all of them, I have struggled to get good sounds for recording. All of that changed with the Kemper . The others all sound like digital toys to me now - a huge surprise. Suddenly, it is easy to get high quality recordings. In fact, I can record songs now that were impossible before. There are still some sounds I like on my other pedals - so I have profiled them. Now they sound warmer and richer and are far more useable. Amateur, hobbyist or professional, in my opinion, if you are serious about sound, there is no other choice. Amazing technology.
Music background: Amateur Recording Engineer and Musician
5/5

Best piece of live and studio gear I own

This thing is not so much a modeler as it is a profiler. I have a wall of Marshall's and have profiled them all now and while the trained ear can hear a difference it is very negligible. There is a website you can download about any popular or vintage amp to export into this unit and its like have any amp at your disposal. The ability to adjust the eq, again and noise gate on each is killer. I run this in stereo into SONAR using Two Notes for a cabinet simulator even though cabinet simulation is included in the unit. The built in effect are excellent. I also run it though a 100 watt class A slave amp with a quad of EL34s and the tone through a Marshall 1960BV is hammer of the Gods, never had such a complete rig in my 40 years of playing.
Music background: Song Writer
5/5

Best home studio recording product to come around in 25 years!

I've tried just about every product combination for recording guitar in a quiet home studio environment. The Kemper is an ingenious design offering true authenic guitar amp profiled sounds that, in my opinion, beat any of the modeling amps on the market. You don't have to play loud in your home to enjoy all of the classic amps of the world running at their sweet spot settings and its difficult for me to stop playing my guitar and walk away from it.. Thanks to Ryan Murphy at Sweetwater.
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

unbelievable tones

I've had mine for 6 months now and I've not grown tired a drop from this thing, it is so fun, it took me back to when I first started to learn to play, that's the inspiration it brings out. That inspiration has already improved my playing. Does it sound like the real amps, absolutely. although you might need to tweek a little to adapt to your amp/guitar/pickup setup in order to get a profile of your own amp to sound exactly like yours. Easy to learn the ropes though. That being said I've heard Mesa dual recs that didn't sound exactly like each other, that's the nature of amps, there's always gonna be variables, but the main important thing here is, the Kemper always sounds really good. Sometimes better than an original, once you dial it in and play with the cabs. One more thing don't neglect to use the internal studio eq it really dials your tone in to your liking in addition to the front tone knobs. Worth every penny to any guitar player of any level. I've gotten everything from clean tones like Pink floyd, lead tones like Eric Johnson, and high gain tones like the most hard core sounding metal/djent bands you've heard. It NAILS 5150 and 5150III! love it. Thanks Germany.
Music background: recording, performing, hobby

Sweetwater Advice

Zach Neels

With the ability to profile any amp - and a boatload of onboard effects - this sim is head and shoulders above anything else currently on the market. With the newest update from the Kemper website, I can use the Rig Manager to pull every profile on the Rig Exchange (which is over 6,000 different sounds!), with everything from low-watt classic amps to the high-gain monsters made for arenas. It's made tracking easy, it's made reamping actually fun, and it's made me practice a lot more!

Patrick Weaver

Because recording a guitar amp can be loud and - depending on how many tunes you're tracking - can take a long time, I've made some mortal enemies out of my neighbors. But that all changed after I got my Kemper! Now I can spend a couple hours getting the amp set up, test different mics and placement, then profile my client’s amp and save it to my Kemper. Also, a tube amp's tone can drift over time, but now I can get a profile early on when the amp is still frosty. Additionally, it lets me record a direct signal in case I want to re-amp later using the S/PDIF connections. Even clients who are die-hard analog boutique players are always blown away by the realism of the Kemper, and often end up getting one themselves!
See also: Amp Heads, Kemper, Kemper Guitar Amp Heads