Kemper Announces Profiler OS 7.5, Rig Manager Version 3.0
The latest update adds an Acoustic Simulator, Phase Widener, Delay Widener and Autoswell to the Profiler's already-formidable effects lineup.
Kemper has announced the release of Profiler OS 7.5 and Rig Manager Version 3.0 for its Profiler amp modeler.
OS 7.5 adds a number of new effects to the Profiler's already-formidable lineup, including an Acoustic Simulator, Phase Widener, Delay Widener and Auto Swell. The Rig Manager 3.0, meanwhile, aims to provide “next-level library management and detailed rig-editing features."
The Acoustic Simulator allows users to switch their electric amp profile to a simulated acoustic with one stomp of the foot. It features parameters for Bronze, Sparkle, Pickup and Body.
In a refreshing bit of honesty, Kemper says to not "expect perfect results," and that the Acoustic Simulator is principally designed for guitarists who need an acoustic for just a couple of songs at a gig, and don't want to have to haul one along just for that purpose.
The Delay Widener can be used on an existing stereo signal to create a thicker sound using a very short delay, while the Phase Widener creates a stereo signal from a mono signal without coloration.
Auto Swell is a dynamically triggered volume pedal-style swell, controlled by Swell Rate and a built-in compressor, which users can adjust to shape decay.
Elsewhere, the Profiler also now features the ability to run as a slave to an external clock, plus low-cut and high-cut filters for outputs.
Each one of these new features can be downloaded for free by Kemper users.
For more info on the Profiler, stop by kemper-amps.com (opens in new tab).
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