Kemper Profiler Head - Black

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

Using the 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. So 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
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Don't settle for any old amp or effects profile; use the Kemper Profiling Amplifier to capture the sound of your own gear!

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Guitar Amp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Effects Yes
Reverb Yes
EQ 8-band (Graphic), 4-band (Parametric)
Amp Modeling Yes
Number of Models 200
Inputs 1 x Instrument, 1 x Digital S/PDIF (Coax)
Outputs 1 x 1/4" (Headphones), 1/4" (Direct), 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 BLACK

Customer Reviews

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After all these years of spending money after money on gear to try get a great tone for direct recording...finally I've found it. This has ended my G.A.S. for pedals, modellers, etc. Picked up a H&K TriAmp profile from and got the best direct tone I ever had. It truly feels like hundreds of tube amps in the palm of your hand. Sonic bliss.
Music background: Metal


The Kemper can profile amps and any lagging in the quality has to do with an imperfect profiling process by the profiler.There are free and commercially available (Amp Factory) "rigs" which are profiled amps and their effects chain tweaked in the Kemper that make for such a huge variety, you have more amps than professional studios at your fingertips.Setup is a breeze. Takes minutes. Profiling is a breeze. Takes minutes. This EQUALS more PLAY time as a Musician, and the Engineer in you can take a break.Kemper has finally achieved the level of Amp parity that the digital world has been seeking for decades.In Summary, few pieces of gear have made me truly happy and smiling for weeks and months on end. The Kemper continually makes me go "WOW" since my brain expects a large head and stack, or expensive Boutique Amp, and it all comes in a device no larger than a Lunch Box.
Music background: Hobbyist

An apartment player's dream

This thing is perfect for anyone who wants to record in an apartment setting. S/PDIF will let you bypass mediocre a/d conversion. There are some ridiculously cool amp profiles floating around the web, free for the taking.

Love my Kemper

I have played guitar for 43 years. I must say the Kemper amp is the best sounding peace of gear i have ever used . At home with headphone it is incredible, At a gig, it was inspirational. I never before spent that much money on a amp, so I was a bit concerned. I had to sell off my pedals to afford it But for me it is the best money I ever spent and worth every penny. The amps are the right volume's and ready to use right out of the box..I took the unit to a gig a week after i had it , plug into the P.A. and used the monitors.with no amp onstage, It worked great. I am very happy I bought the Kemper.

Kemper Profiling Amp (non powered)

I have been playing guitar 25+ years and this is buy far the best decision I have made. Get one, They are amazing.
Music background: Metal, Rock, Country and now Praise and Worship

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Zach Neels

The Kemper Profiling Amplifier is far and away one of the biggest game changers for my home studio. Instead of recording big loud guitars amps and hoping the cops don't show up, I can dial up any tone I want from a motherload of amps and effects. This even makes me practice more because I love to make my own custom profiles!
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