Kemper Amps has released a major update for the Kemper Profiler. Here's their press release with all the details...
The Kemper Profiler has taken the guitarists' world by storm and rocks the world this summer on major festival stages. To mention just a few: UK's best known alternative trio Biffy Clyro played Rock am Ring and the biggest venues in the UK. Muse have toured the biggest arenas in the world just like many others as well. Numerous records were and are produced with the Kemper Profiler. Right now Depeche Mode's Martin Gore plays two Kemper Profiler Racks during their Delta Machine arena tour - see video above.
Guitarists quickly learned to love the Profiler because of its authentic sound, now moving on with the brand new Firmware Version 2.0 the focus this time shifts towards effects and usability. The Kemper Company mothership looks already back on a 15 year legacy with the Access VIRUS, one of the most popular and comprehensive synthesizers on the market, acclaimed for its sound and incredible effects. This expertise is now transferred step by step to the Profiler by offering worldclass effects especially designed for performing guitar players.
A collection of new polyphonic Pitch Shifting FX now extends the creative potential of the Profiler. Easily on par with the industry standard in terms of sound quality the Profiler in some areas even goes beyond what has been offered by even the most expensive pitch shifter devices on the market. With no compromise. For the first time a real time formant shifter for guitar is available in order to shape the character of the guitar and compensate for that unwanted „chipmunk effect" when pitch shifting guitar sounds.
"Pure Tuning" or "just" tuning finally is an option that tunes the intervals in the "pure" or "just" manner. This results in great and smooth sounding chords created with the pitch shifter which have never been possible before.
In two video tutorials Bill Ruppert explains the Pitch Shifting with pure tuning and what a difference the Formant Shifter makes:
Listen and Learn
Additionally a lot for requests from the players of the Kemper Profiler have been implemented as new features which most likely will become a new standard. For example: When the Volume Control Pedal is put down to zero automatically the Tuner Mode is activated.
Performance mode is a powerful tool that allows for organising rigs in 'performances'. A total of 125 performances are available, each of which can hold up to five rigs in one logical place. The typical use of a performance would be storing the sounds dedicated to the intro, verse, chorus, bridge, and outro of a song, and switch between them using a foot controller.
Custom foot controller support
Kemper have been working with companies offering custom foot controllers or chip tunings for universal foot controllers in order to give choices to the Kemper Profiler users. Watch out for offerings from FAMC Liquid Foot, UnO 4 Kemper, and others.
Rig-a-lo-mania – A brand new set of Presets
A completely new The Amp Factory Rig Pack as well as pitch shifter rigs and presets have been added. Rig Pack 04 and Keith Merrow Signature Rigs are now included in firmware 2.0. The KEMPER factory profiles are based on the following amplifiers:
65 Amps London, 65 Amps Tupelo, Ampeg Reverbrocket 2, Ampeg VT-40, BadCat Tone Cat, Blackstar SeriesOne 45, Blackstar Artisan 15, Bogner Ecstasy, Bugera 6260 Infinium Head, Carol-Ann 002, Carr Slant 6V, Custom Audio Electronics OD-100, Diezel Einstein, Diezel Herbert MK II, Divided by 13 RSA23,Dr. Z Carmen Ghia, Egnater Rebel 20, Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature, EVH 5150, Evil Robot, Fargen Retro, Fender Bassman 50, Fender Bassman 59, Fender Bassman 62, Fender Bassman Blackface, Fender Bassman Blackface 65 (Siggi Mehl Tuning), Fender Blues Junior, Fender Champ, Fender Deluxe 65 Reverb, Fender Deluxe 69, Fender Princeton 61, Fender Princeton 65, Fender Twin Reverb, Fender Twinolux EC, Fender Vibro Champ, Fender Vibro-King, Framus Cobra, Fuchs ODS 30, Gibson Goldtone, Groove Tubes Soul-o 75, Hiwatt Custom 100, Hughes & Kettner Statesman, Kitty Hawk Eagle Series 2002, Laney Ironheart IRT120 Head, Lee Jackson XLS-1000, Leslie 145, Marshall 1987, Marshall JMP 1974, Marshall JCM 25/50, Marshall JCM 800, Marshall JCM 2000, Marshall JTM 45, Marshall Super Bass 100, Marshall Super Lead Plexi, Marshall TLS 60, Matchless Chieftain, Matchless HC-30, Matchless VC-30, Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, Mesa Boogie Mark II, Mesa Boogie Mark IV, Mesa Boogie Roadking, Mesa Boogie Stiletto, Mesa Boogie Triaxis, Morgan Dual 40, Mountain Amp, One Stone Ludwig, Orange Rockerverb 50, Orange Thunder 200, Peavey 5150 (Signature) Head, Reinhardt Mini-Me, Reinhardt Storm 33, Rhodes Colossus H-100 Head, Roland JC-120, SansAmp Bass Driver DI, Selmer Zodiac Twin Fifty Truevoice, Seymour Duncan Convertible 100 Head, Siggi Mehl 50, Siggi Mehl 100, Silvertone 1481, Silvertone Twin Twelve 1484, Soldano Hot Rod 50 Plus, Soldano SLO100, Steavens 39, Steavens Poundcake, Steavens Poundcake MK II, Tech21 Sansamp, Tone King Imperial, Top Hat Emplexador 50, Traynor Custom Valve 40, Tube Thomsen, Two-Rock Jet, Valve Train 416, Valvetech 25, Vox 1975 AC 15, Vox AC 30
All product names and company names are (registered) brand names or trademarks of each respective holders, and Kemper GmbH is not associated or affiliated with them. These product names are used solely for purpose of identifying the specific products that were used during profiling.
Pricing and Availability:
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Too bad they wont ever upgrade the sound engine as stated by the developer, cause i think the distortion is very solid staty and harsh. Amp factory profiles are great but still show this behaviour, all profiles have the same fingerprint. Too little CPU power, its not worth the price tag at all.
01-Jul-13 05:50 PM
Dude, you have got to learn to use it,for me all the stock profiles sounded as you sated but it didn't take long to sort it into pure bliss, besy gear purchase of my 30 years of playng.
02-Jul-13 06:57 PM
What makes you think i didnt learn or i dont know how to use it? All profiles have the same 'sound' only different by the sound of the cab. But the real problem is ITS HARSH.
02-Jul-13 09:07 PM