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Kemper Profiler OS Update 9.0

What's New?

  • Kemper Liquid profiles are the next innovation for modern guitar players, providing superior sound quality and authenticity of your profile choice. Choose from the exact profile amp with access to the original bandwidth of the amplifier design.
  • USB MIDI can now be transferred via a USB cable - the same cable used for the Rig Manager and USB Audio, mirroring the functionality of MIDI IN and OUT sockets.
  • Low Cut and High Cut filters are now available in the cabinet and can now be stored as part of any cabinet presets.
  • USB Audio now turns the Profiler into your new Studio Central. Features re-amping mode. Turns the Profiler into a powerful DSP FX device.
  • Browse Rig Packs in Rig Manager and be directed to the maker's online stores.
  • Control the Profiling process from Rig Manager.
Product Description

Please check system requirements to ensure that the Kemper Profiling Amp will work with your computer set up. This amp comes with a UK power cable.

The Kemper Profiling Amplifier is without doubt the biggest innovation we think we've seen in the last few years in amp technology. Emulating a classic amp is one thing but this is something quite different. Instead of relying on a company to do the profiling for you, choosing which amps you might want and what settings you'd use, you get all of that technology INCLUDED in the Kemper itself! That means YOU choose what amp you want to emulate, put a mic to the amp and let the Kemper go about its business. It's a little bit like that bit in Ghostbusters where they catch the ghosts in that box. All the soul and subtly of the amp is sucked into the Kemper and stored digital allowing you to sound exactly like that exact amp any time anywhere. Trying to describe it in words is tough so take a look at some of the videos and you'll quickly understand why we're so excited about this piece of gear.

Don't worry if you don't have vintage amps just lying around your house though because the Kemper already comes pre-loaded with loads of awesome profiles and any user can share a profile with another, it's as simple as sending an email! You can get swapping profiles all over the globe!

It's worth noting that while Kemper call this an 'amp' is doesn't have its own power section so you'll need to plug it into a PA or some active speakers. The reason for this is that the Kemper also profiles Cabinets and if you could use the Kemper with a cab your cab would colour the sound and it would no longer sound like the cab that was being modelled! So really it makes more sense to plug straight into a PA/mixing desk and cut out the cab all together!

Now includes Bass Amp Presets!

Kemper says: 'The Profiler now features numerous bass profiles in the factory rig content, including excellent direct profiles taken from the DI output of the bass amps. Additionally, of course players will like the mildly distorted profiles taken from tube-driven bass amps and speakers, captured by microphone.

'In addition to the factory content, we have also released special rig packs containing excellent complete rigs for bass. These are available from the our download page. Players should also be sure to check out the Rig Exchange webpage to download rigs by other users, or even share their own.'

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Kemper Rig Manager on iPhone

Creation & Management of Performances - Performances can hold up to five Rigs and prove extremely useful to live players for multiple reasons. In the upper section, you can rearrange and edit them on the fly.

Controlling the Signal Flow - Choose, select and edit all the effects on the signal chain. Control the amp stack, signal flow, and effects as well as the input and output section. Set up either a simple or sophisticated morph scenario in seconds. Use the spacious morph slider to simulate the movement of your pedal.

Turn a generic rig into your individual tonal treasure - The PROFILER Rig Manager displays the currently loaded Rig. It was never easier to adjust details of the Amp Stack or try out alternative effects and settings. Just dive deep into a Rig and edit every aspect of how it sounds and how it reacts to your playing

Inputs and Outputs

  • Front Mounted HiZ Guitar input
  • Front Mounted Headphone output
  • Direct Send Jack (with Ground Lift)
  • Return Jack (with Ground lift)
  • Return Female XLR (with Ground lift)
  • Motitor Output jack (with Ground lift)
  • Footswitch Jack 1
  • Footswitch Jack 2
  • Midi In
  • Midi out
  • Midi Thru
  • S/PDIF Out
  • S/PDIF In
  • USB out
  • USB in
  • Network Port
  • Master Output Left XLR (one Ground Lift shared by mast outputs)
  • Master Output Right XLR
  • Master Output Left Jack
  • Master Output Right Jack

Here's what Kemper say about the Kemper Profiling Amp:

The Kemper Profiler™

The Kemper Profiler™ is the leading-edge digital guitar amplifier and all-in-one effects processor.

Hailed as a game-changer by guitarists the world over, the Profiler™ is the first digital guitar amp to really nail the full and dynamic sound of a guitar or bass amp. This is made possible by a radical, patented technology and concept which we call "Profiling™".

For decades, the electric guitarist has been shackled to the tube amplifier as the only means of achieving "that sound". This magical combination is by no means ideal - the challenge to achieve a consistent sound from the practice room to the studio, and especially to the stage, continues to frustrate guitarists, just as it has since the early 1940s.


With the advent of the Kemper Profiler™, everything has changed. For the first time in history, guitar players are free to create their most individual tones - tones that reflect the very essence of their playing style - and then capture these tones exactly into the digital domain with the unique technology provided by Kemper™.

Profiling™ is the key!

The Best Amps In The World

Feel like you don't have any tube amps worth Profiling™? No problem!

The Profiler™ ships with hundreds of amps and Rigs pre-installed, created by professional musicians and engineers from some of the world’s top studios. In addition, you can access and explore another couple hundreds of Rigs that come bundled in our free Rig Manager software. This premier selection of factory Rigs grants you access to the rarest and finest amps on the planet.
We are constantly refining, updating and extending our free-to-use libraries by fine-tuning the existing catalog and by adding brand new, licensed content. Our goal is to allow our users to explore the full spectrum of guitar culture and heritage, which is why we have strived to create the widest range of Profiles in every possible genre.

Recording Studio

The Profiler™ revolutionizes the typical workflow of a recording session. Guitarists can now move freely between projects - the Profiles of their guitar rigs allowing them to do overdubs or alternative takes whenever they like. You could rent a professional studio for a day or two to create the best Profiles of your amps, and then record in your project studio later - you'll have the exact sound of the professional studio, but with all the time in the world.

Think reamping … Imagine you're working on the final mix of an album - wouldn't it be great to reamp tracks with the exact same sound and response, without having to rebuild the entire recording setup for each song?

On Stage

Playing live is where the PROFILER™ really comes into its own - just spend a little time making PROFILEs in the studio, and you can play live with the exact same sound that you used on your blockbuster hit, only without the need for multiple amp setups on stage. You will sound better than ever before through the PA.

Since the sound of the cabinet you mic’ed in the studio is immortalized in the PROFILE, there is no need to mic a speaker cab on stage. In fact, you don't have to carry a cabinet up on stage at all! You can monitor yourself via the common stage-monitor wedge and save a lot of backache and cargo costs. Not to mention your band mates (and mixing engineer), who might just love you for leaving this very loud sound source at home!

Of course, you might still be drawn to the raw energy that a real cabinet can bring to the rehearsal room and live stage. The KEMPER PROFILER is well prepared for this as well - you can still drive a cabinet by an external power-amp, fed by the monitor outputs of the PROFILER. Or, for ultimate convenience, our 'powered' PROFILER versions are equipped with a built-in Class-D amplifier with up to 600W output. To prevent the amp sound going through two guitar cabinets in a row, the virtual cabinet can be switched off for the outputs feeding the monitor and speakers, while remaining active for the main outputs feeding the PA.

Now, as the real cabinet is only being used as your personal monitor, you can adjust your volume on stage independently, without affecting the signal volume going to front-of-house.

At Home

Let's face it - rocking-out at home is difficult for most of us. Analog tube amps only start to sing at levels where the only neighbors who’ll enjoy your 10min rock’n’roll extravaganza will be the ones who live half-a-mile away! The PROFILER, however, sounds great at any level.

Play it through your home stereo or through headphones. Use the dedicated ‘Space’ effect to make headphones a more pleasurable experience, and to reduce ear fatigue. Play along to your favorite music by connecting your MP3 player to the auxiliary in, and then mixing it with the amp signal.

New OS 7.5

KEMPER announce the immediate availability of the KEMPER PROFILER OS 7.5 adding Acoustic Simulator, Phase Widener, Delay Widener, and Autoswell to the PROFILER’s arsenal of FX.  The KEMPER Rig Manager Version 3.0 brings next level Library management and detailed Rig editing features. Both are free downloads for PROFILER players.

Acoustic Simulator 

This is a simple Stomp that turns an electric guitar signal into a pretty authentic acoustic sounding tone. This is designed for the in-between strumming or fingerpicking parts during a live performance: The exact situation where guitarists would step up to an acoustic guitar mounted on a stand. PROFILER players from now on just switch their rig. 

For the right seasoning and setting it up for the various guitar and pick up models, the Acoustic Simulator offers the parameters Pickup, Body, Bronze, and Sparkle. 

Don‘t expect perfect results, as the mechanics of an acoustic guitar are quite different. The Acoustic Simulator though will simulate the characteristic body resonance and crispness of an acoustic guitar so closely that you might feel able to leave your acoustic guitar at home when you only need it for two or three songs that night. 

Phase Widener

The Phase Widener is an effect invented by KEMPER. It creates a wide stereo signal from a mono signal without colouring the result at all. Even when summed back to mono, no colouring will occur. 

Delay Widener 

This is the condensed version of the well-known stereo-widening trick of delaying one side of a stereo signal by several milliseconds. In contrast to the Phase Widener, the Delay Widener is not mono-compatible and should be checked for coloration when used on a recording. Additionally, the Delay Widener will tend to emphasise the non- delayed side - this is a psychoacoustic artefact. Setting the Delay Widener to about 30 ms should lead to a pleasing result. For all Widener effects, it is mandatory to place them after the Stack section, where the effects are processed in stereo. 

Auto Swell 

Auto Swell mimics a volume pedal swell with every new strike of the strings. The parameter Swell Rate controls the time of the swell, up to a maximum of 4 seconds. While the Swell Rate controls the attack, a complimentary compressor is also included, to shape the decay of the instrument once it has faded in. The Compressor parameter controls the intensity of the compression. 

Output Filters

Low Cut and High Cut filters are available. These will affect all outputs. 

S/PDIF Slave Mode

Recent models of the classic PROFILER units (Head, Rack, PowerHead, and PowerRack) now provide the option to run as a slave to an external clock, as all PROFILER Stage units do. This is based on a hardware modification introduced during 2018 and enabled by this OS revision. Units with this capability will show an additional option “Auto/Internal” in the Output Section — this can be found on the same page as SPDIF Volume and SPDIF Clock. 

Audio and clock signals are sharing one S/PDIF cable per direction. To avoid crackles and other artefacts two SPDIF cables need to be connected if your PROFILER follows an external clock and sends an audio signal for recording. Two cables need to be connected, too, if the PROFILER is configured as clock master and receiving an audio signal via SPDIF. We recommend affording two SPDIF cables and leaving them plugged in.

New Kemper Drives - Now Released with Profiler OS 8.0.5!

Profiler operating system 'Version 8' adds new overdrives to the Profiler’s FX arsenal. The Kemper Drives establish an entirely new Overdrive-System, inspired by industry-standard pedals like the:

  • Ibanez / Maxon TS808, TS9
  • Klon Centaur
  • Horizon Precision Drive
  • Boss OD-1, SD-1
  • Analogman King Of Tone
  • Timmy Overdrive
  • Marshall Bluesbreaker MK1

The Kemper Drive recreates all of these sought-after overdrive tones, and at the same time, goes far beyond those as well: combining all the classic tonal characteristics into just one "Pedal". This allows for the unique possibility to seamlessly morph between all the overdrive classics and create the perfect tone for any particular guitar, amp, and cabinet combination — from creamy, smooth saturation to the tightening of high-gain sounds. For a start, 21 presets are available to get going easily.

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Customer Reviews


26 reviews





Mr Gareth Allen5th Feb 2024

What can I say, I’m in tone heaven and anybody who wants that needs the Kemper. They have put some serious thought into this and unfortunately for the amp market, I’m not sure I will need another…

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Graham9th Aug 2022

Value 4Looks 4Sound 5

Mr P.L.17th Aug 2021

Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Mr Joseph Barnes25th May 2021

Amazing piece of kit! Well worth the money.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr R Miller23rd May 2021

The best amplifier simulation I have heard, expensive but worth it

Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Trusted Customer6th Jan 2021

Everything I hoped it would be, been waiting years for something like this

Value 3Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

Mr. Paul Mason29th Nov 2020

Staggering number of excellent sounds available. The problem is choosing just a few good ones! ;-)

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

Trusted Customer8th Nov 2020

Absolutely fantastic piece of kit, allows you to get pro studio quality amp sounds/tones from home, would definitely recommend to anyone in the home studio game.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer19th Jun 2020

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr. IAN STONE8th May 2020

Even better than expected. Should have got this years ago. Easy to use despite being a complex bit of kit. Interface well designed and logical. Superb range of realistic amp tones. Great flexibility to integrate into any situation. Well made; what more could you ask for? Only one slight negative is the screen, it could be larger and clearer.

Value 5Looks 3Durability 5Sound 5

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