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.

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:

  • 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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Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Can I Capture Kemper Profiles with Effects?
Kemper Releases Firmware v2.0 for Profiling Amp
Kemper 1.5
MIPA 2012

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

4.5/5
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5/5

Kemper non powered profiler

This is the best guitar amp invention in modern history. I love tube amps, but I love them all to some degree. The kemper allows me to have literally hundreds all at once. The profile guys online... top jimi, amp factory, kemper, mike Britt and others created some excellent profiles that are so close to the real thing it can only be distinguishable when you are in the same room and even then it's tough. Sorry amp manufacturers but your days are numbered. BTW I picked up a friedman asm12 to go with the kemper and could not be happier.
Music background: Hobbiest
5/5

Yes Please

I need about 4 basic sounds to gig: clean, voxish, crunch, and mesa modern. Even without downloading any rigs, I pretty much found exactly what I needed. I've been looking for something that I could use in my current project (weird hybrid of techno and rock) without having to drag a heavy amp to the show. My usual pedal board is pretty basic (whammy, compressor, dist+, chorus/flange), with this amp, all I need is a ground control and an expression pedal, I can even emulate my mesa lead boost with an X EQ or a Pure Boost (I like the X eq a bit better). I updated the firmware to 1.8 so I could get the whammy and now You Make Me Feel has all the crunch it needs without the Digitech sucking tone while it's in the loop... wow! I just got the silly thing yesterday and I'm pretty much ready for rehearsal tomorrow, it's really easy to set up and the amps are just amazing. I plan on profiling my favorite Vox, Marshall's and Mesa's this weekend. Instead of lugging my 100 lb Roadster to the gig, I can put this sucker in a gig bag and carry my whole setup in one load with the added benefit of no too loud amps on stage to p*** off the club owner. YAY Beer!
Music background: Musician, Engineer
5/5

Sounds Great.

I've only had it for a few weeks but am really digging it so far. Some of the rigs are amazing. Which means others aren't so much but then not every one likes the same amp tones. It feels great to play. I can see how someone may feel like it isn't quite the same as playing through an amp in the same room. For me, I usually am playing in a control room with the amp miced up in another room so it pretty much captures the same feel.
Music background: Recording and Live sound engineer, musician
5/5

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.
5/5

From Axe Fx II to Kemper

Just an amazing piece of equipment! I've never had more fun with a piece like this. Great live and in the studio. Sweetwater as always is a treat to work with! Thanks to Alden for always being so helpful.

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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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