Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head BK + Remote Control
The Kemper Profiling Technology allows you to create precise sound snapshot of an existing amplifier setup including speaker cabinet & microphone(s). This snapshot can then be modified even far beyond the amps original possibilities by the internal processors such as multiple stomp effect emulations (up to 4 simultaneously), master effects, equalizer, gain, amp definition, power sagging etc. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier is already delivered with several painstaking amp profiles on board so you don't necessarily have to make your own profiles. For the first time it is now possible to take a precise snapshot of your own amplifier sound, modify it (if desired) and use it for practice in the studio or on stage without carrying heavy equipment.
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 396 x 214 x 165 mm
- Weight: 5.4 kg
- Colour: Black
- Incl. Remote Control base board
- Mic input
- Line in
- Alternative input
- Direct Out
- Monitor Out
- Master Out (jack and XLR)
- S / PDIF digital input and output
- MIDI In/Out/Thru
- 2 x Foot switches (jack)
The new generation of guitar amplifiers!
For a long time now, many guitar amp manufacturers have been on a quest to pack the sound of the world’s most legendary amplifiers into a single unit – none of them with any real success until, in 2012, Kemper opened a new chapter in amp history with its Profiling Amplifier. Using the entirely new and unique “profiling” technology, the sound of any desired amplifier can be recorded with a microphone and then further edited and shaped in the Profiling Amplifier Head BK. The Kemper’s high-performance electronics and high-quality DSP effects, extensive routing options, wide selection of cab and microphone models, and intuitive user interface – styled after that of a real guitar amplifier – let you revive these legendary sounds, enhance them with contemporary features, and store them permanently: An ingenious concept that has ushered in a new era in guitar amplification.
Even better as a bundle
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head BK is a dream come true for guitarists, and the search for that perfect amplifier ends here. The profiling technology not only gives guitarists countless amp models at their fingertips – it also lets them directly record and preserve the sonic characteristics of any amplifier they want: In other words, the boundaries of flexibility have now been completely re-drawn. Innumerable other digital editing options, which include substituting different speaker or cabinet types for the one used in the original recording, adding high-quality effects, and a wide variety of internal and external connection and routing possibilities make the Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head BK without a doubt one of the most flexible guitar amplifiers on the market. This bundle also includes the Kemper Remote floorboard, so now there’s nothing standing between you and the stage.
An ultra-flexible powerhouse for tone-chasers with pro aspirations
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head BK is ready for whatever challenges are in store, so there can be no doubt that this is a thoroughly professional piece of equipment. Fans of old vintage treasures can now harness the sound and characteristics of the originals – which are usually ruinously expensive and often very rare – and shape these to suit their own tastes without having to spend a fortune getting their hands on the real thing first. This powerhouse amp will delight tone-chasers and sound nerds alike with its extensive range of features and win over recording musicians with its impressive connectivity, which allows it to replace numerous guitar amps in the studio and ultimately save everyone a large amount of time and effort when it comes to cabling and miking.
About Kemper Amps
German firm Kemper Amps, or rather its founder Christoph Kemper, is no stranger to the music industry. His very first product, the virtual-analogue Access Virus synthesizer, was far ahead of its time and brought the company both unexpected success and an impressive reputation within the music profession. Continuing the momentum of this success, the company then developed the “Profiler” technology, which allows an astonishingly realistic reproduction of the sound of a miked amplifier to be made and thus represents the dawn of a new era in digital amplifier simulation. This technology is currently available in different variants of the Kemper Profiler system: As a basic head, as a top with a powerful Class-D power amp integrated, as a rack-mountable unit, and even as a floorboard.
The Profiler is up for anything
Whether it’s right next to the mixing desk in your studio rig, running through a power amp and speaker cab as part of your backline on stage, or in your living room for some quiet practice, the Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head BK’s outstanding flexibility means that the amp’s potential knows no limits other than those of the player’s imagination. The wide range of connection options include on-board digital interfaces, such as an S/PDIF input and output and two USB outputs, which make it easy to record the Profiling Amplifier Head BK’s signal to a DAW with zero loss in the studio. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier Head BK comes with presets of many of the best amplifiers of all time already installed, however, so your quest for the perfect tone can begin right away.
In the spotlight: Profiling
In fundamental terms, the Kemper Profiler is primarily a highly specialised measuring device which, by means of a complicated algorithm, is capable of precisely replicating the tonal characteristics of a signal chain. Generally, this chain first and foremost includes the amplifier that is to be emulated, the cabinet to which this is connected, and the microphone that is placed in front of it. This standard setup can additionally be expanded by adding pedals, which can also be profiled as part of the chain if desired. An „amp only“ profile can of course be created, however, by connecting the amplifier to a DI box instead of a conventional speaker cabinet. To determine the characteristics of the individual signal chain, the Kemper then sends various measurement signals through the amplifier that is connected, on the basis of which it then creates a so-called “profile” – which even professional musicians have difficulty in distinguishing from the original in terms of sound and dynamics. The user can subsequently customise this profile by fine-tuning a range of different parameters before naming and saving it. In this way, players can archive their entire amplifier collection virtually without restriction and take it with them to gigs and into the studio.
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