Paul Gilbert, Racer X, Mr. Big
Paul Gilbert is an American guitarist, best known for being the co-founder of the band Mr. Big.
I was curious if the Profiler could really capture the sound and feel of my favorite tube amps. My first "profile" took just a few minutes to set up. When I compared the tone of my 'real' amp to the profile, I couldn't tell the difference. Mind blowing! I've been profiling my whole amp collection since then!
Pat Metheny Group
The American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny is best known as the leader of the Pat Metheny Group. He has three gold albums and 20 Grammy Awards.
The Kemper has been life-changing for me. I can’t even remember being this excited about a product.
Deep Purple, Kansas, Dixie Dregs
Steve Morse's career has encompassed rock, country, funk, jazz, classical, and fusion of these musical genres. In addition to a thriving solo career, has been (and continues to be) a member of several renowned bands. He shares with us his experiences with the Profiler:
This is already an important part of my recording studio. It is very easy to use right away, and I"m looking forward to doing more in depth modeling with it. Without even looking at a manual, I dialed up some keeper sounds very quickly. Very impressed! Thanks for a great working piece of gear!
Testament, Metal Allegiance
Alex Skolnick is an American metal and jazz guitarist who is best known for his work as the lead guitarist of Testament. The readers of the GUITAR WORLD magazine considered Skolnick as one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
The student of Joe Satriani also played guitar for acts like Ozzy Osbourne, Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
As a tone purist, I've never been satisfied using any amplifier that 'replicates' a guitar sound, rather than being a source of it, until the Profiler came along. It's the first product of its kind that truly holds its own next to traditional amps and has especially been ideal for travel, providing consistent quality on the road while removing the need to rely on fragile, costly tube amps or faulty rental gear.
James „Munky“ Shaffer
James "Munky" Shaffer is the guitarist and co-founder of the American band Korn and sold over 35 million albums. In 2004 he was ranked at No. 26 of Guitar World's 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time.
Steve Winwood, Blind Faith
Steve Winwood is an English multi-instrumentalist. Besides his successful solo career he was a key member of The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith.
Kemper has revolutionized my thinking on guitar amplification. The sounds are completely true to life, matching faultlessly the models they are profiling, and unlike other amplifiers it is not subject to mic placement or level.
A phenomenal achievement!
30 Seconds to Mars
What can I say? I have waited a long time for something like this to finally be great enough to implement on the Thirty Seconds To Mars stage.
I've always struggled to choose between tonal quality and versatility versus convenience for touring. Unfortunately, I've always had to lug around enormous amounts of gear (multiple different amp heads, multiple iso-cabs, matrix loop switching, literally more than a dozen different pedals, etc...) to do what I needed live so that I could pull off several albums worth of material at the level of quality needed... Then along came the Profiler and changed my life forever!
With the Profiler, we can profile all of the amps we use live, I have all but two very custom effects available to me in the Profiler library of effects pedals (many of which sound way more rich and have better dimension than the "real" thing), and this all fits into a 3 space rack that I can check on a plane and never have to wonder again what I will be dealing with on a fly-gig.
One of the things people who love music don't think about is the cost of touring! Shipping thousands of pounds of gear all over the world is insanely expensive, and the Profiler just demolished that entire problem with one product. The Profiler has truly become that one piece of gear I simply cannot live without.
All Time Low
All Time Low is an American Pop Punk band formed in 2003.
Profiler have changed touring for me. In the past I believed that no matter what, digital heads would always sound a little "robotic". But now I have been proven wrong. My Profiler has given me any amp I could imagine. As crisp and accurate as the real thing.--Jack Barakat
There's nothing like Profiler. We've used other profilers and amp simulators in the past and they just never compare to the real thing. Profiler gets the job done, and it makes touring the world with every amp sound we know and love so simple and straightforward, without sacrificing tone, quality and organic sound.--Alex Gaskarth
We have had the guys on everything from live cabs, load bearing DI’s, to digital modelers and they have never been ecstatic about the results. The second they heard the Profiler rigs they were thrilled! These rigs have made everyones jobs easier! I would never recommend anything else.--Daniel Nickleski PM/ MONS
Luke Kilpatrick is member of the Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive, formed in 2003.
I’ve known about the Profiler for a while but refused to believe they could actually do what everyone was saying they could. My first chance to really see their potential was in the studio recording our new album and I was blown away. It simulated whatever we mic’d up perfectly and made recording a breeze! It’s now my main touring rig and I’ll never go back to traditional amplifiers. It’s so convenient, consistent and reliable that I’d recommend the Profiler to anyone for either studio or live gigs. I’m sold!
Mark Hoppus is an American musician, best known as the bassist and co-lead vocalist for the punk rock band Blink-182. He´s the only remaining founding member of the band that has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and is considered as one of the most infuential punk band of the 1990s.
Amon Amarth is a melodic death metal band from Tumba, Sweden, founded in 1992. It takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom, a volcano in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Their lyrics mostly deal with the Vikings, their mythology and their history. The band comprises vocalist Johan Hegg, guitarists Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg, bassist Ted Lundström and drummer Fredrik Andersson. Amon Amarth has released eight studio albums, one EP, one DVD, and seven music videos.
Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg told us:
The Profiler finally makes it possible for us to bring our studio tone on the road.
Accept is a German heavy metal band originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes. Their beginnings can be traced back to the late 1960s. The band played an important role in the development of speed metal, being part of the German heavy metal scene which emerged in the early to mid 1980s.
Following disbandment in 1997 and resurrection in 2005, they reunited in 2009 with former T.T. Quick frontman Mark Tornillo and released their highest charting album to date, Blood of the Nations.
They have sold over 17 million albums worldwide. Their current album Stalingrad entred the german album charts at position 6.
After spending about an hour with the Profiler I was convinced this is going to change everything. I recorded the guitar tracks for our brand new album 'Stalingrad' with it and now have the KPA on the road with me for the Accept World Tour 2012/13. All my favorite amps coming out of this one little box- I am thrilled!