Kemper Profiler Head - White

Guitar Amp System for Playing and Creating Custom Profiles of Real Amplifiers - White
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Incredibly Lifelike Profiles of Real Guitar Amplifiers

Using the new Kemper Profiling Amplifier, you can create a profile of your very own amplifiers (or whatever you can get your hands on) and store it into memory. It's a true guitar preamplifier with real gain and tone knobs ready to plug into a power amp, sound system, or recording system. The real magic begins when you start shaping your tone with the Profiling Amplifier's tone controls - Kemper's high-tech wizardry makes your profiled amp respond amazingly accurately to the Profiling Amplifier's tone and gain controls. You can take an amazing amp, capture its essence, and play it back anytime with complete gain and tone control. Call Sweetwater today to learn more about how the Kemper Profiling Amplifier can supercharge your guitar rig.

Kemper Profiling Amplifier 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 Profiling Amplifier has a ton of profiled amps ready to play. Just connect the Profiling Amplifier 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 Profiling Amplifier will appeal to everybody, you'll love the Profiling Amplifier if you have a ton of amps already. It's easy to connect the Profiling Amplifier 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-create the tone you captured on a recording when you play out live? Then you'll love the Profiling Amplifier, 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 Profiling Amplifier. 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 Profiling Amplifier Features at a Glance:
  • Lunchbox-sized 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
  • White
Don't settle for any old amp or effects profile; use the Kemper Profiling Amplifier 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
MIPA 2012
Kemper Profiling Amp and Speakers
The Future of Guitar Amp Modeling
NAMM News: Kemper Profiling Amp

Tech Specs

Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Effects Yes
Reverb Yes
EQ Yes
Amp Modeling Yes
Number of Models 200
Inputs 1 x Instrument, 1 x Digital S/PDIF (Coax)
Outputs 1 x Headphone (1/4"), Direct (1/4"), 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4", 1 x Digital S/PDIF (Coax)
Effects Loop Yes
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 8.54"
Width 14.88"
Depth 6.81"
Weight 11.73 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number Profiler WHITE

Customer Reviews

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Love the Kemper!!

I got this a few days ago and I have been tracking guitars since it came. One thing that nobody mentions is that it is set up to reamp with just a couple will send a clean DI signal to your daw and accept that signal back...easy. Just set up an input and output and arm a track. That's cool because I could try out other amp profiles to really get the sound that worked. The rigs are great, the effects are great. It gets a little complicated working everything through the little lcd display but I am getting the hang of it.

Kemper profiling amp

If you are looking for a portable powerhouse of real amp sounds look no further than the kemper. It is really cool when you hook it up to a couple of speakers (even computer speakers because it sounds great. Very clean with no hum or other background noise. This eliminates the need for a big amp combo. I have also ran it through my line 6 spider amp and you can combine the sounds for tons of cool tones. Thumbs up whether you play clean or heavy. You will spend a lot of time jamming!
Music background: Guitar aficionado

Waiting for it

I have seen several videos of this badboy. just the fact that you could profile so many different amps makes this product a must have! As soon as they get there next shipment mine will be on the way!
Music background: Musican

The most amazing innovation since the electric guitar and amp.

I've been a working/gigging/teaching guitar player in Las Vegas Nevada for many years. I play a wide variety of music including pop, rock (alternative, classic, metal), country, blues, funk, dance, get the picture. Playing so many styles has always presented a challenge in regards to choosing the right gear for the job. Certain amps shine playing certain genres of music, but may not be appropriate for others. Finding a truly versatile amp that sounds good playing everything is pretty much impossible (believe me, I've spent decades trying). Modelers offer convenience and flexibility but have always felt "fake" to me and playing through them in a live or recording situation is always a drag. Even the most high end ($2300) modeler available to date didn't thrill me with it's feel or sound quality. I wasted more time tweaking settings to find the right sound than I did playing. Enter the Kemper Profiling Amplifier. This miraculous little box is different. It's organic tone, feel & vibe are what I've been searching for all these years. For the first time I can take all my amps with me to a gig and get the EXACT sound I would get if I were mic'ing my cabinets onstage. When you make your first profile and A/B it with the real amp your mind will be blown. You will think "Wow. This is the future." Now if you play through cheap equipment, have ears of stone or drench all your tones in a wash of distortion to cover up your technique...this product may not be for you. But if your pick speaks in languages ranging from a whisper to a scream...if you use your volume knob to make your instrument come alive...if you appreciate the mojo of high-end amps whether boutique or classic...then this product will put a huge smile on your face. And you will be inspired to tweak less and play more.
Music background: Pro Musician, Music Instructor

Really dig my KPA.

This thing is very satisfying to play through. It does a great job of capturing the dimension and punch of the profiled amps and it responds naturally to playing dynamics and pickup volume. It just sounds very alive. I use it both with a THD 2-12 cab plus a Carvin SS power amp and through a PA system. I defeat the cab profile with the THD. I have an 11-R, an HD500, and a Vox TL. I like this much better than any of them. I profiled several of my own amps and my wife marveled at the accuracy of the profiles. The Kemper website has a community page where I found some great amp profiles to download for free. Loving the Friedman HBE especially, as well as EVH5153, and Blackface Bassman. All great stuff. Highly recommend the KPA. I think it's a game changer.
Music background: Weekend gigging musician.
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