All user reviews for the Kemper Profiler Head
The Thing! - Kemper Profiling Amplifier Review
The world of amp modeling is merciless. It's been a long way since the first 6U rack processors came out with their utterly obscene prices and a sound that would make every POD Mini owner laugh out loud today.
Iron koala's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" bleuffant but ..."
It is not editable by computer.
I model the rack but it does not change much over the head outside appearance.
The rack can protect it with fligh standard boxes while the head need protection measure (available at thotho)
The connection is very very complete with a stereo output, monitor output for a return or Poweramp midi in / out, S / PDIF in / out, conection permetant adjustment according to the profiling of an amp or effects loop or entry to, input 2 pedals for expression pedals or footswitch.
I start with what I most gene: the management of the library.
He really had an editor on pc because if only one not charge a lot of sound, we are left with 1,000 sounds and no possibility to create folders to sort.
We just put some profiles in a favorite or view profiles by date or saturation or group sounds by the creator but it's still tedious to search for sounds folder.
The manual is quite clear but not complete, some information about advanced functions to go fishing on the kemper and written English site.
On the edition of his general way, it is not designed for conventional manner but we found it quickly.
Against by those who begin within the programmable devices, it seems a bit difficult.
To test the headphones and then return with a yamaha dxr10 I was completely bleuffé, to the point of asking me if I would not sell my tube amp.
The grain is beautiful, the attack is super precise which is rare in digital amp simulators.
on the other hand I was baffled concert.
I'm used to the dynamics and biting my amp when I find myself with his "transplanting micro" type of very good quality but it is certainly a sound dubbed.
I had the impression that the sound of a toy even though I had some great feedback about the sound.
Regarding the effects, they are good but fairly standard and they lack character.
The distortion stomps are against very good, I compared my od compared to a simulation ts and I find some thing similar loan sensations.
The delays are nice, I still use my pedal board for effects such "dub"
I step back, I have not dug much on the settings, I think you provide a sound studio ttype hyper long term product.
I tried quickly fx axis with settings of another person on an average return then I tried some classics (ToneLab pod etc. ..) in the time so no real comparison.
I love the hyper side full product, the realism of the sound and the ability to introduce new sounds for Scalability, connectivity, flexibility.
The library is very poorly made against; edition on a computer seems to be an evidence.
This device may seem a little expensive but considering what we can do with it is really reasonable.
It can serve as virtual guitar amp, bass, acoustic, multi-effects.
The quality is top, produces pro, I think there is no better except maybe the fx axis seems more for the big sound and effects.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
tche-tche.botton's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great sound, but preset management is weak"
This is where the rub: in the current configuration, the management of its library of sounds can quickly be problematic if you do not put there some method. The Kemper sorely lacking a PC / Mac editor to manage in real time. It should be a matter of time since USB is provided at the rear. But the more time passes, the more we realize that it lacks. The manual is sufficient for someone who is accustomed to multi-effects, but it could be more systematically detailed.
I find the use of the expression pedals twelve o'clock rather limited. They can activate only a few parameters and the range is adjustable only for two of them.
There is a "performance" mode for organizing presets used on stage. But it is disappointing: no way to save the changed in this mode other than as a group presets.
I rated "poor" compared to what the competition is doing editing via PC / Mac and manageability sound libraries ... until the editor so, hoping that addresses these shortcomings.
Flawless: never seen a better copy of tube amps in the "all digital". I have not yet tested in concert. I intend to use it in the same way as the Eleven Rack: live on the mixing desk with a return JAJA (Yamaha DXR10) on stage.
I've had three weeks. Side sounds, it really kicks ass. All amp tones - from clean to distortion, electrical acoustics - everything is there.
But after a week, I had to completely abandon my work and leave on other bases. You really think his library before you start tweaker ... And even when it is well thought out, it takes a crazy energy to manage. Urges the editor!
I score cow hoping that it will boost the team at Kemper to get faster. What worries me is that they have not even provided a beta version, despite their commercial tobacco and the release of several releases. I pledge to put a "excellent" rating when leaving the editor will erase these drawbacks. That said, the sounds are so good that even quoting cow, I can not put less than "good."
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
StratUS90's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)"A slap ..."
My back door on the rack and not non amplified version.
I will not detail the characteristics of Kemper because there spend the day. So I'll just talk about specific issues.
A non-standard connectors: Character is the first music device that I use with such completeness connections. Spdif, CLR, Jack and DIN 5 for MIDI, everything is there!
Warning: this is an amp profile and not a simulation type AXE FX
Side effects everything goes base effects: several chorus, delays, reverbs, compressors, stombs, gates, boosters, equalizers ... up a little more rare effects like Harmonizers / Octavers. They are very well made and more are being improved over time. Where appropriate they are stereo. It seems that the kemper departure have been sufficiently oversized to be able to digest a lot of changes without flinching (memory and DSP)
The HMI is perfectible one real point on the PC that does not exist at this time and will make the difference for me between excellent and perfect. The GUI is well designed and only the fact that a variety of functionalities is needed before learning the mastery of the beast. Many knobs with quality diodes are available please whenever adjusting the underlying.
The manual is clear and updated regularly though as always with this type of very complex devices is sometimes short. The Kemper lives and enjoyed many updates that improve the functioning and especially the capacity for the Kemper is not what we can call a device "buggy"
I use a Musicman Luke 2 mainly.
We'll start with what I do not like: the sound in the headphones! this is basic ... yucky, hyper - compressed. However, there is a "space" parameter in the outputs which brings the sound of the acceptable.
For everything else, it's pretty huge, stunning. I will not go into the debate a Mesa Mark V is better than the Mark V Kemper in profile it's pretty obvious. The question is how is it different?
The Kemper has not biting a lamp but approaching much to the point that found gaming experience almost equivalent. Regarding my face are many advantages to this light (I insist) difference.
Price (though) but especially the ability to embed many of these great amps that you want:
- A fenderien clean? not a clean Fender Champ )
- A very dirty playing neck pickup Marshal JM800 Crunch (my favorite)
- A drive Soldano Solo100 or EVH 5150 for the strongest gains
- A lead Carvin Legacy
... I gives me goosebumps
The price is certainly much lower than all these amps but beware, the audio environment in which it is placed plays a lot on the outcome and especially loyalty to the receiver reference profile.
First the profile: there are thousands available for free on the Kemper site and some are nickels but many are below. The factory amp provided many quality profiles but it pays.
Come in to the amp and speakers. I went through all the steps:
- Kemper + tube amp (4xEL34) + 4x12 cabinet: We find the biting lamps, it grows to death, but you lose the amp reference and especially for my case we find a weight rédibitoire
- Kemper + Amp + 4x12 cabinet GT1000fx Matrix: A little less potato but it's still stunning to the transistor and is then 4kg 15kg less in the rack as the lights . We found a little amp reference but a little gummed anyway. We do not know really used the kemper cabinets (4x12 V30 overlay to give a meaningless result with few exceptions
- Kemper + + Matrix GT1000fx a pair of FRFR Matrix Q12: In the opinion of many, the top to get the max of the pallette kemper. It is a little early for me to talk because I've had qques days but this is clearly the best set of three. These speakers are also bluffing and sublimate the result of Kemper
So for the top is a conf:
GT1000 Matrix 700
2x Matrix Q12 1400
1 MIDI pedal 300?
It is expensive but this is the price of a Bogner Ecstasy (anyway!)
Operating time: 14 months
Overall opinion: I adore. I'm still getting surprised positively capacity and quality of the machine. This is the full splayfooted. Apart from my Luke, any device or instrument music has made me this before effect (coupled to the amplifier chain and baffles Matrix)
The only question for me now is: I spend a day at the rack version?
I can only advise this purchase with the data and constraints given above.
Thank you Mr. Kemper! (Actually we still a PC app worthy of the rest )
Note: I use in home studio or live.
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anjer86's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Revolution"
This subject is complex, you need to be a connoisseur to know the existence of and interest. Ergonomics is the opposite of an iPad: it's hard, but it's worth it to break the ass to understand. Profiles amps most famous lamps are available by default in the device upon purchase, they deliver the exact sound of the amp. But now, with the Kemper Profiling Amplifier, you can copy the soul of any tube amp you own, or download the souls of other users on the Internet Kemper. In other words, it is a social preamp, with infinite potential, as people create profiles of the best amps in the world on the Internet, you can expand your sound library.
Attention, recording, Kemper Profiling Amplifier is infallible. There is no digital sound a Pod Line 6, or even a AXE FX II Fractal Audio, this is the real sound, no "fuzzzzz" which reproduces digital 100% of the real amp that you would "profile". And I'm talking about his clean AND its Hi Gain. I have long worked reversals sounds Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, Bogner Uberschall and the Orange Rockerverb for my studio recordings, but none comes close to a performance Kemper Profiling Amplifier which gives a perfect sound recovery full volume not import any tube amp.
I use it for a few months and I sold all of my tube amps (Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, Bogner Uberschall, Orange Rockerverb). There is no picture, the Kemper Profiling Amplifier makes big useless amp studio heads, digital finally reached and beat the analogue side of the guitar sound. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier fits our generation of social self-taught home studio.
Here is a track I recorded with a profile of Marshall JCM800 https://soundcloud.com/anjer/inner-city
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