HUGE SOUND – COMPACT DEVICE
The days of carrying huge tube heads to the gig are fading fast. The weight and size of the latest generation of modeling systems are only getting better and better. Not perfect, in a blind comparison I can’t hear the difference. The one thing that still bothers me is the feel, I still find I play a bit different, that too is improving each year.
Let me introduce you to the latest development from Kemper.
- Pedal Type:Amp Modeling Profiler, Multi-FX Pedalboard
- Effects Types:Kemper Stomp FX, Delay, Reverb
- Amp Modeling:Preloaded Amp Models, Kemper Rig Exchange Cloud, Capture New Profiles
- Looper:30 seconds (full speed), 60 seconds (half speed)
- Inputs:1 x 1/4″ (instrument), 1 x 1/4″ (return/profiling), 3 x 1/4″ (return)
- Outputs:2 x 1/4″ (main), 2 x 1/4″ (monitor), 2 x XLR (main), 2 x 1/4″ (send 1/2)
- Digital Inputs:1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
- Digital Outputs:1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
- MIDI I/O:In/Out
- USB:1 x Type B, 1 x Type A
- Headphones:1 x 1/8″ TRS
- Expression Control:4 x 1/4″ (switching/expression pedals)
- Power Source:Standard IEC AC cable
- Weight:10.1 lbs.
- Type:Analog Console
- Faders:5 x 100mm
- Inputs – Mic Preamps:2 x XLR (SuperAnalogue)
- Phantom Power:Yes
- Inputs – Line:2 x 1/4″ (line/Hi-Z), 4 x 1/4″ TRS (2 x stereo line), 4 x 1/4″ TRS (2 x stereo SuperAnalogue line)
- Outputs – Main:2 x XLR (main out), 2 x 1/4″ TRS (main monitor), 2 x 1/4″ TRS (alt monitor)
- Aux Sends:2 x Cue Sends
- Send/Return I/O:2 x 1/4″ TRS (send L/R), 2 x 1/4″ TRS (send L/R), 2 x 1/4″ TRS (Bus B out)
- Busses/Groups:1 x Bus B
- Inserts:2 x DB-25 In/Out (channel, main)
- Headphones:1 x 1/4″ TRS
- Talkback:1 x XLR
- EQ Bands:2-band EQ, Switchable Bell Curve
- Effects:Channel Compressor, G Series Bus Compressor
- Power Source:5-pin 15V DC Power Supply (included)
- Width:10.6″ (including trim)
- Weight:7.7 lbs.
Ok, let’s get to the point. This is exciting, a premium company like Kemper is making a premium touring product. I love the idea of taking my boutique amps, pedals and effects then, “profiling” the sound to match my sound. Not that it’s not exciting to bank through pages and pages of presets to explore different tone pallets. I simply love the idea of getting my sound my way, coping it and keeping it in a small fly rig for touring.
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