Profiler Stage Introduction Thread

  • Anyone else mounted the Stage to a pedalboard yet? If so, photos please. Pedaltrain Classic 1 looks like it would do the trick without being unwieldy. I only have a Classic JNR at hand atm, which is too narrow. Think the Mission EP-1 could just stay on the floor as it’s already quite tall.

    Just finished wiring up my Kemper Stage Rig on a Voodoo Labs Dingbat pedalboard.

    The signal path is;
    Line 6 G30 or guitar cable (switchable with Loop-Master) > DigiTech FreqOut > KP Stage input > Lovepedal Super Six SRV (loop 1) > Wampler Paisley Deluxe (loop 2) > KP Stage main out > Mission Engineering Io cab. Plus, 2 Dunlop DPV4 Mini expression pedals. All nice and tidy.


    Sounds ridiculously good. All I need now is the Kemper editor



  • Just received my Stage today. Never had a profiler before & didn't buy it to profile my own amps but to play others :).

    I have only used the early Line 6 UX1, 11 rack & Amplifire Box (with which I was very happy). Have heard nothing but good things about Kemper products & I'm psyched to get to know the workings of this machine.

    Watch ALL the official Kemper tutorials on Youtube and get to know the Amp parameters. They completely affect/change the tone and response of the profiles.

    The key to everything is patience.
    You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
    -- Arnold H. Glasow


    If it doesn't produce results, don't do it.

    -- Me

  • Sorry I haven't read the whole thread, but did you notice the Stage has lower specs? For example:


    Analog Outputs PROFILER Head, PowerHead, Rack, and PowerRack:

    MAIN OUTPUT L and R:

    XLR balanced, ¼ inch TS unbalanced with ground lift max. output level: XLR +22 dBu, TS +16 dBu

    Kemper Stage:

    MAIN OUTPUT L and R:

    XLR balanced, ¼ inch TS unbalanced with ground lift max. output level: XLR +15 dBu, TS +15 dBu


    And the input is "impedance 22 kohms - 1 megohms selectable". Selectable where? In the input section?


    Also, the kemper stage S/PDIF can be set to slave.


  • THIS looks great. I'm thinking a right-angled, locking IEC would make a lot of sense, although it's proving difficult to find one.


    I have a right angle (not locking) IEC, but the strait cable worked better with this board because the cable can go directly into the hole under the Loop-Master switch pedal. The underside of the board has a power strip mounted where the Stage is plugged in and also a Cioks DC-10 for the pedals.

  • Ok,

    I heard it said on a YT video about the workings of the profiler stage; that you should find profile you like & use it as is. I find that all hi gain profiles need some tweaking like reduction of treble & an increase in gain on the guitar I use, which has a medium output bridge pickup (SD Full Shred).


    It sounds absolutely awesome. I added a green screamer to the Top Jimi brown sound FW M profile & it sounds awesome. As do the Keith Merrow 5153 profile

  • Ok,

    I heard it said on a YT video about the workings of the profiler stage; that you should find profile you like & use it as is. I find that all hi gain profiles need some tweaking like reduction of treble & an increase in gain on the guitar I use, which has a medium output bridge pickup (SD Full Shred).


    It sounds absolutely awesome. I added a green screamer to the Top Jimi brown sound FW M profile & it sounds awesome. As do the Keith Merrow 5153 profile

    You can do whatever you want to the profiles as long as you like the results. Personally I don't like to add gain to the profile with the gain knob, I use a stomp for that, sounds better to me or I look for a profile with more gain. If you are looking for good metal high gain profiles, check out the Lasse Lammert folder in the rig manager (or the STL Tones packs, but they are not free).


    EDIT: check this out

  • The ONLY caution about adjusting EQ on rigs I can think of is:


    If you are going to send a signal to FOH from the main Outputs, I suggest you use Full Range speakers (studio monitors, PA monitoers, etc.) to dial in the Rig EQ.


    If you need to adjust the EQ for your onstage monitor, or, especially for a conventional guitar cabinet, I suggest you use the Output Menu's Monitor EQ (not the Rig EQ).


    If you are going to put a microphone in front of your guitar cabinet, and never send a signal to FOH from the Main Outputs, any of the EQs can be used :)

  • I only play my Kemper through 2 small M audio studio monitors at home for now.


    If I find a profile I like but find it lacks a bit of gain I’ll add a green screamer with drive & tone at 0 & let the green screamer volume control be what adjusts the gain - correct or is there a better way? I want a clean boost that doesn’t affect the tone.

    That’s usually how I use a tubescreamer in front of a real 5150.


    I’m going to try using the definition instead of the profiles amps EQ

  • For a clean boost, there are multiple possibilities. I normally use morphing in conjunction with the volume within the amp module.


    Edit: now that I read your post again, perhaps you're looking for an increase in volume all the time, in which case I generally use the volume in the amp module, but without morphing involved.

    Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. - Wayne Dyer

  • For a clean boost, there are multiple possibilities. I normally use morphing in conjunction with the volume within the amp module.


    Edit: now that I read your post again, perhaps you're looking for an increase in volume all the time, in which case I generally use the volume in the amp module, but without morphing involved.

    Yes I want to boost the basic sound all of the time, not just a solo boost. For a solo boost I figured I could add a volume increase, EQ mid boost & some delay with a pedal.


    How do I access Definition on the stage?

  • Yes I want to boost the basic sound all of the time, not just a solo boost. For a solo boost I figured I could add a volume increase, EQ mid boost & some delay with a pedal.


    How do I access Definition on the stage?

    Definition is under the Amplifier block, but I wouldn't recommend that as a volume booster, as it will change your tone. The Volume control in the Amplifier block is a better alternative IMO. I don't have a Stage, but on the KPA you push and hold the Amplifier button to get to the settings there.

    Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. - Wayne Dyer

  • Definition is under the Amplifier block, but I wouldn't recommend that as a volume booster, as it will change your tone. The Volume control in the Amplifier block is a better alternative IMO. I don't have a Stage, but on the KPA you push and hold the Amplifier button to get to the settings there.

    Yes I know, but I was thinking about trying tweaking definiton before I tweak the amp EQ; Bass, mid & treble

  • I was just adjusting the definition for one of the top jimi VH profiles & it made a huge difference. The Full Shred pickups are very trebly & does not have a lot of output, despite its name. I suspect the hard rock/metal profiles were made with higher output pick-ups like the SD JB or similar in mind.


    Now I just need to restore the profiles I have ruined & try from the start by tweaking them with definition & adding a stomp :)

    Thanks for your help