Kemper has unveiled a range of new delay effects for the Kemper Profiler. This is the story in their own words...
In Profiler OS Version 5.0 guitar players will find a giant leap forward in delay FX technology. Scheduled for release later this year Profiler owners now have the chance to preview the new delays immediately with the public beta version of OS 5.0. Though it is not recommended to use this version for touring and other critical applications yet, it is great fun to be able to check out the astonishing new delay concepts prior to the final release already.
The Kemper Profiler Delays: All-in!
Without a doubt, the new Profiler Delay effect types are some of the most advanced and comprehensive effects collections in the Profiler and also compared to other solutions. The Kemper approach to delay effects is quite different from what musicians are accustomed with: There is no dedicated Reverse Delay, Tape Delay or Ducking Delay. Kemper decided that it simply makes no sense splitting crucial tone design features into separate delay types. Instead, Kemper have equipped every single delay type with a range of tone shaping parameters – and routing of course: Why not have a Dual Reverse Delay? Or a Serial Delay with analog tape character? Or a Melody Delay with ducking? All of these are possible with the new delays in the Profiler, from OS 5.0 and up.
They new Delay categories are:
- Single Delay
- Dual Delay
- Two Tap Delay
- Serial Two Tap Delay
- Rhythm Delay
- Quad Delay
- Dual Crystal Delay
These features are available in most of the new Profiler delays:
Most of the delays can be designed towards a tape delay tonality with parameters like Hi Cut/ Lo Cut, Cut More, Flutter Intensity and Flutter Shape, Grit (Tape Sat & Distortion). Many of the delay types feature a Grit control to add typical tape saturation and distortion to the delay signal. With less intensity of these controls, the delays will have both the sonic flavor of an analog bucket-brigade delay or a modern digital delay.
A number of delay types feature the parameters "Swell", "Smear" and "Cross Feedback". Each of these parameters will make the delay sound smoother and can turn a rhythmical delay into a more ambient, or reverb-like, effect. And together, they work even better!
About The Kemper Profiler
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier represents a radical new approach to guitar sound. For decades, the electric guitarist has effectively been shackled to the tube amplifier as the only solution for getting "that sound". This combination may indeed be glorious, but it is far from ideal; achieving consistent results between practice, studio, and touring situations continues to challenge the guitarist, just as it has since the early 1930's. With the advent of the Kemper Profiling Amplifier, everything has changed. For the first time in history, guitar players are free to create the most unique and individual tones that reflect the very essence of the individual player, and then capture these exact sounds into the digital domain with Kemper's unique technology. www.kemper-amps.com
Pricing and Availability:
Version 5.0 of the Kemper Profiler OS is available as a public beta version immediately and for free from the Kemper Website.