Kemper Profiling Amp

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Kemper Profiling Amp This information is applicable to the Kemper Profiling Amp

Kemper Profiling Amp (white)
Kemper Profiler Stage



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Technical Specifications

Power Consumption

Kemper Profiler Stage

  • Approximate draw 12 watts

The Kemper Profiler with Remote

  • Approximate draws approximately 17 watts

EQ in Output Section

Frequencies of the Output EQ

Bass Shelf 150 Hz (steep)

Mid Peak 600 Hz

Treble Shelf 2400 Hz

Presence Shelf 10000 Hz

The Tonestack (EQ in the Stack) is different and softer. There is interaction between the controls, so there are no defined frequencies, that can be announced.

Let me say an important word, as assumptions like on this thread keeps me busy since quite a time. There were about four threads in the last too weeks where I had to disagree to assumptions made by measurements Whenever you try to visualize a sonic behavior in means of scope, waveform display or frequency plot, to derive a deeper interpretation, you are very likely to fail. What you see is rarely what you hear. Trust your ears instead! It requires an immense knowledge to make qualified measurements and assumptions to derive better information by measurements and watching the results by your eyes, that you can simply hear with your ears.

In knowledge thereof, I rarely use scopes or analyzers for my development work, as I have failed to often by interpreting what I saw, even though I probably have the background knowledge needed. Instead I use my ears every day.

Source: C Kemper[1]


Studio or Merged

Kemper Profiles How to Distinguish a Studio Profile from a Merged Profile

Quick Tips

Backup/Restore from Profiler Head to Stage

Make sure both devices are running the same version of the operating system.

On the Profiler Head/Powerhead/Rack/Powerrack back up to USB

On the Stage restore from backup.

The two machines should now be identical except for the following items, you will have to check.

  1. Global pedal assignments - the Stage has four PEDAL sockets, while the Head has two plus another four with Remote. These assignments don't automatically map to the Stage.
  2. Monitor Output Source - by default the Head MONITOR OUT is mono and optionally stereo, while the Stage offers a dedicated stereo MONITOR OUT. Therefore the output source of the MONITOR OUT might require your intervention.

Source: Kemper Community - G-String

Swap Up/Down Buttons

Swap Up/Down buttons on the Kemper Profiler Remote or the Kemper Stage

On the Profiler
Kemper Remote UpDown.jpg
  • Press the System button
  • Navigate to page 12/18 [Remote]
  • Press soft button 3 [Button Assignment]
  • Press soft button 1 [Switch Up & Down]
On the Stage
Kemper Stage UpDown.jpg
  • Press the System button
  • Navigate to page 4/11 [User Interface 2)
  • Press soft button 3 [Button Assignment]
  • Press soft button 1 [Switch Up & Down]

Wah Settings

Rig Manager Tips

Synchronize Two Instances of Rig Manager (Windows 10)

How do I transfer my Rig Manager settings from my desktop to my laptop (both running Rig Manager)?

You can use the Backup Rig Manager Content features on your desktop.

  1. Transfer the backup file to your laptop,
  2. Restore Rig Manager Backup on the laptop. You will find these functions in Tools.

How do I keep two computers running Rig Manager in sync?

There is no automated way to synchronize two instances of Rig Manager. You can do this manually in Windows. You may be able to do something similar on a Mac.

Kemper Rig Manager Sync.jpg

  1. Designate one computer as the Source and the other, the Destination.
  2. On the Source, navigate to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Kemper Amps\RigManager
    • Note: Folders for
      • Local Library (contains Rigs)
      • Prf (Contains Performances)
      • Prst (Contains Presets)
  3. On a shared drive or USB key, create the same three folders (Local Library, Prf, Prst)
      • Local Library
      • Prf
      • Prst
  4. Copy the contents of the files you want to replicate into the respective folders on the shared drive or USB key
  5. On the Destination, navigate to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Kemper Amps\RigManager
  6. Copy the contents of the shared drive or USB key to the respective folders on the destination


Naming in Performances

Performance Name, Slot Name, Rig Name, Amp Name, Cabinet Name, other tags... are all different animals. People can use these for different purposes.

Performance Name could reflect the name of a song.

Slot Name could reflect a musical Scene e.g. "Solo".

Rig Name could reflect a combination of information like "Gilmourish SM57".

Amp Name could be "Hiwatt 100".

These are just examples.

Rig Name is normally a combination of pieces of information about provider of the Rig, amplifier, amp settings, microphone, instrument, purpose of the Rig.... It can be edited when you store a RIG (Store/Rename) or in the Rig Settings under Rig Tags (also Rig Tags in Rig Manager).

As long as Slot Name equals Rig Name, both change, if another Rig gets loaded into a Slot. Slot Name follows Rig Name. As soon as Slot Name and Rig Name deviate, the Slot Name sticks and doesn't follow, if you load another Rig. Slot Name can be changed in Edit/Slot Settings or Rig Manager.

Amplifier Name is one of a whole bunch of amplifier tags, which can be edited in the amplifier module under Amp Tags. The same applies to Cabinet Tags.

Source: Kemper Community

Factory Content: Performances

Here are the Kemper Performances that are factory installed with new Profilers (all models) as of this March 2021. I'm providing them here in case you need to re-install them.

File:Kemper Factory Content

  1. Kemper Factory Performances 1.png
    Extract the zip file into a folder. There are seven Performances. These are files with the extension .performance.
  2. Open Rig Manager
  3. Arrange your desktop so you can see the contents of the folder and Rig Manager at the same time.

  4. Kemper Factory Performances 2.jpg
    Drag the Performance files (one at a time) to any New Performance
    All Performances
    - My Profiler
    - - Any Performance called New Performance
    Warning: If you drag a Performance on top of an existing Performance, the existing one will be overwritten.
  5. Put your Profiler into Performance Mode and enjoy.

Factory Reset

From Kemper support:

1. First, consider creating a backup as this process will delete all user data and reset all global settings.

2. Upgrade to the current PROFILER operating system release software. If your Profiler is currently running a version older than 7.3.2 you need to update to that version first. You can find it here…8/Older-Software-Versions

3. Switch the PROFILER Head or Rack model off and press and hold soft button 1 (left above the display) while powering it on into tuner mode. If you are a STAGE user press the soft button 1 and the SYSTEM button and power the unit on.

4. Keep holding the soft button until "System Maintenance " appears on the display.

5. In maintenance mode press "Recovery", "Init&Factory Content", "Yes", "Ok".

6. Then press the Reboot soft button and reboot or simply restart the PROFILER with the chicken-head knob.

Kemper Recovery Options

Kemper Profiler Recovery Options

Kemper Export/Import Performances

Kemper Export/Import Performances

Profiling Overview

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