Kemper release new free Rig Pack for the Kemper Profiler
50 rigs for the modern metal side of things
Kemper GmbH, Ruhr Area/ Germany – September 20th, 2017 – (ictw) – Kemper GmbH today released a new Rig Pack for the Kemper Profiler. This new free Rig Pack for all owners of the acclaimed Kemper Profiler features 50 profiles of the most sought-after guitar amps for metal and rock.
The amps were all profiled by Lars Lüttke utilizing the direct profiling method (merged(*)) that captures the sonic behavior of the amp and the cabinet independently catering for the possibility to later vary the cabinets used between profiles and also for using the powered Profiler in conjunction with the corresponding Cabinets in the studio or on stage.
Here is the full list of the profiled amplifiers:
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier – 1992 Rev F
Diezel VH4 EL34
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head
Diezel Herbert Mk1 EL34
Engl Extreme Agression
EVH 5150III 50 Watt
Marshall JCM800 KK
Laney Ironheart 60
PRS Archon 100
Marshall MR2555X Silver Jubilee Reissue
Soldano Hot Rod 50+
Suhr Badger 35
Engl Invader 150 EL34
Marshall JCM800 2205
Laboga Mr. Hector MK2
Peavey Triple XXX
Orange Rockerverb 50 MK3
Randall Diavlo RD45
Mesa Royal Atlantic RA-100
Marshall AFD100 Slash Signature
The new Kemper Rig Pack was created by Lars Lüttge (Deadlight Studio) and Frank Kölbl. Known for “in your face” Metal and Rock profiles Deadlight Studio were the first commercial Profile sellers releasing merged(*) Profiles that work equally good in recording and live situations. The Amp packs they release usually cover anything a specific Amp can do. All channels in various Gain stages, unboosted + boosted with various cabs. That´s one of the reasons they are so popular and have been used by many famous Metal acts over the years like Katatonia, Eskimo Callboy, Benighted, Any given Day and many more.
merged(*)profiles / direct profiling
Direct Profiling captures the sound of a tube-amp including its power-amp separately from the cab – even when the cabinet load is active. This works by tapping the sound exactly where it hits the speaker cabinet: The speaker output! As high voltage and high wattage are present, a dedicated DI is required. This specialized DI box is capable of scaling down the tube power amp voltage to a line-level signal, suitable for the Profiler, on a XLR output jack. The high-power signal is forwarded to the speaker cabinet through a different output jack.
The purpose is to capture the amp including the complex impedance behavior of the speaker. This method captures those often discussed interactions between the power tube-amp and the connected speaker cabinet. When the Profile is played back through the Profiler’s built-in class D amp, or an external solid state power amp, it will recreate the same impedance situation to the connected speaker-cabinet. This is the key to making the built-in power-amp sound like a real tube power-amp.
The Direct Amp Profile can later be merged with the respective cabinet portion of a Studio Profile. Alternatively, Direct Amp Profiles can be paired with arbitrary cabinet impulse-responses, imported by our CabMaker 2.0 software. The result is a complete Profile that can run a physical guitar- cabinet onstage for monitoring, and simultaneously feed the virtual guitar-speaker sound to the main PA.
More info reg. Deadlight Studio you can find at: http://deadlightstudio.bigcartel.com
Sound Samples on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/deadlightstudio
The free Kemper Rig Pack is available at: https://www.kemper-amps.com/downloads/10/Rig-Packs