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    "Taster müssen in der Software eingerichtet werden. Das passiert auf der entsprechenden Seite „Pedal 1-6im Pedal-Menü des PROFILER Stage bzw. System-Menü aller anderen Modelle, je nachdem, an welcher Buchse der Taster angeschlossen ist. Für Einzeltaster wird der Modus „Mono Switchoder für Doppeltaster der Modus „Dual Switcheingestellt. Mit einem anderen Soft-Regler können Sie dann dem Taster, der mit der Spitze des Mono- Klinkensteckers verkabelt ist („Switch Tip“), eine Schaltfunktion, wie z. B. „Tuner“, zuweisen. Bei einem Doppeltaster wird mit einem weiteren Soft-Regler dem zweiten Taster, der mit dem Ring des Stereo-Klinkensteckers verkabelt ist („Switch Ring“), eine weitere Schaltfunktion zugewiesen, wie z. B. Tap.

    Mit den Soft-Tastern lässt sich dann noch die Polarität des Tasters anpassen, die darüber entscheidet, ob die Schaltfunktion beim Drücken des Tasters oder erst beim Loslassen ausgeführt wird. „Normalentspricht einem Taster, der im Wartezustand geschlossen ist und beim Betätigen vorübergehend öffnet. Wenn Sie einen Taster benutzen, der im Wartezustand geöffnet ist, so wählen Sie bitte „Inverse“. Vergessen Sie nicht anschließend zu kalibrieren, wie bereits beschrieben."

    Infos die explicit das Expressionpedal betreffen solltest du in der Anleitung des Pedals finden.

    Informationen die den Profiler in Zusammenhang mit Pedalen und Schaltern betreffen findest du im Kapitel "Pedale und Schalter" im Referenzhandbuch ab Seite 130.

    Im Pedal Menu findest du die Möglichkeit die Polarität des verwendeten Schalters einzustellen und diesen zu kalibrieren.

    XLR will not improve the sound quality unless you are planning to use really long cables like on a big live stage. In a studio situation the difference will mostly be unnoticeable. Furthermore many budget interfaces will handle incoming XLR signals like microphone signals which results in an impedance mismatch unless the software that comes with the interface allows you to switch to line level sensitivity even when the XLR inputs are being used. I do not have any personal experience with the interface you are using so you need to check the manual that comes with it.

    each output on the back of the Profiler delivers a mono signal. No need to use split cables. The main outputs are preconfigured by the factory to send the Master Stereo signal.

    Simply connect the main outs to two inputs of your sound card using standard TS cables and connect your monitors to the outputs of your sound card. In the routing of your DAW or the app that comes with the sound card you should be able to route the signals coming from the Profiler to your Monitors.

    I thought you were using the current version of the Focusrite Scarlett which offers 4 line outs.

    But even with just two line outputs you could find out if the issue is caused by the cable or headphone out of your interface.

    For monitoring simply connect your monitors to the main outs of the profiler.

    there are 2 pages including a graphic that explains how to take a direct amp profile in the main manual. What type of info are you missing?


    How to PROFILE an Amp without a Cabinet (Direct Amp PROFILEs)

    So far, we have taken PROFILEs of combinations of guitar amplifiers and guitar cabinets. We call these Studio PROFILEs. The purpose of a Direct Amp PROFILE is to capture the sound of your tube-amp including its power amp.

    When this PROFILE is later run through the internal Class D power amp of your PROFILER, or a separate solid- state power amp, into a guitar speaker, it will faithfully recreate the sound and feel of the original tube-amp. The Direct Amp PROFILE can later be merged with the respective cabinet portion of a Studio PROFILE. Alternatively, Direct Amp PROFILEs can be paired with arbitrary cabinet impulse responses, imported by our KEMPER Rig ManagerTM software (version 3 required). The result is a complete PROFILE that can run a physical guitar cabinet onstage for monitoring, and simultaneously feed the virtual guitar speaker sound to the main PA.

    While it is relatively straightforward to capture Direct Preamp PROFILEs from line level outputs of bass amps, or the send outputs of preamps, capturing them from tube amps that include the power tube section is a bit more challenging. It requires you to tap the sound where it is about to hit the guitar cabinet. This tap is the speaker output, where high voltage and high wattage occur, meaning you will need a dedicated DI box for this purpose. A specialized DI box like for example the KEMPER DI box can scale down the voltage to a line level signal, suitable for the PROFILER, on an XLR output jack. The high-power signal is forwarded to the guitar cabinet through a different output jack.

    PROFILING an Amp 299

    PROFILING an Amp 300

    Connections PROFILING with DI; on PROFILER Stage connect to SEND 1 and RETURN 1

    Why do I need my guitar cabinet when I want to capture a PROFILE without a cabinet?

    It's true, the sound of the speaker will not be captured in this case, but the complex impedance behavior of the speaker is still needed to create those oft-mentioned interactions between the power tube amp and the connected guitar cabinet. The DI box will ensure that there are real-life interactions for the PROFILING process to capture. Later, when the PROFILE is played back through the built-in Class D power amp, or an external solid-state power amp, it will recreate the same impedance situation to that of the connected guitar cabinet. This is the key to making

    our built-in power amp sound like a tube power amp. For this reason, we recommend that you don't use any kind of power-soaks or power-attenuators, either as a substitute for, or in addition to, the DI box and true speaker. Those devices work mostly with simple resistors, which might inhibit the desired impedance interactions, thereby resulting in an inauthentic PROFILE.

    Besides the DI box, it helps if you own either a PROFILER with built-in power amp, or a separate solid-state power amp, for capturing a Direct Amp PROFILE. Otherwise, it is not possible to immediately play and check the PROFILE that has been captured.

    How to setup Direct Amp PROFILING

    PROFILING an Amp 301

    • Connect your guitar to the INPUT of your PROFILER and the DIRECT OUTPUT or SEND 1 to your reference amp (this part is identical to regular studio PROFILING).
    • Use a speaker cable to connect the speaker output of your reference amp to the speaker input of the DI box.
    • Use another speaker cable to connect the speaker bypass output of the DI box to your guitar cabinet.
    • Finally, connect the line output of the DI box to the RETURN or RETURN 1 of the PROFILER.
    • Switch off the optional speaker simulation of the DI box, if it has one.

    It is not mandatory to connect the MAIN OUTPUT to a monitor speaker system, or to use headphones, as you would end up listening to the Direct Amp PROFILE without a guitar cabinet. This sound is very harsh and unnatural. A valid A/B comparison is only possible by connecting your guitar cabinet to the PROFILER power amp, once the PROFILE is captured.

    • Enter the PROFILER Mode.
    • Play your guitar and check if the OUTPUT LED shows a signal.
    • Adjust the Return levelparameter so that the LED shows green at input signals. An exact adjustment is not

      necessary, the correct volume will be found automatically by the PROFILING algorithm.

    • Now you can start the PROFILING procedure, as explained earlier in this chapter. Normally, the PROFILER will

      automatically detect a Direct Amp PROFILE, switch off the cabinet module and capture the entire PROFILE in the amplifier module. In exceptional cases, it can happen that the Direct Amp PROFILE isnt recognized automatically. In

      that case manually select No Cabinetand repeat the process.

    The recommended refining procedure, which comes after the automated part of the process, is a bit of a shot-in-the- dark, as you will continue to hear your reference amp through the physical guitar cabinet only. Still, it's a good idea to go through with it by playing chords on your guitar, as explained in the chapter Refining the PROFILE.

    When the PROFILING is done, it's time to listen to the result!

    How to Create Merged PROFILEs

    If you are planning to take both a Direct Amp PROFILE and a Studio PROFILE of the same tube amplifier, for merging them later, we recommend the following sequence:

    If you like, do the setup and cabling for both PROFILEs. Position the microphones by the guitar cabinet as required. However, you will not be able to take both PROFILEs in one go, since the PROFILER only supports one return signal for PROFILING.

    Make all required adjustments to the amp while listening to it right in front of the guitar cabinet. Don't worry about the mic'ed sound at this stage, as the direct sound cannot be adjusted by anything other than the amplifier controls.

    Capture the Direct Amp PROFILE first, as described above, and save it.

    PROFILING an Amp 302

    Turn down Monitor Volumefor the power amp of the PROFILER.

    • Put your reference tube amp into standby mode, as it should not run without a speaker connected.
    • Unplug the speaker cable (the one going to the speaker) and plug it into the SPEAKER OUTPUT of the PROFILER

      PowerHead or PowerRack.

    • Play, and turn up Monitor Volumecarefully.
    • Done! When played through your guitar speaker, the PROFILER and your tube amp will sound identical.
    • Save your Direct Amp PROFILE.

    Do not touch the controls of the amp after capturing the Direct Amp PROFILE, as both PROFILEs, and thus the eventual Merged PROFILE, must be based on the same original amp sound.

    Now, you can merge the cabinet portion of the Studio PROFILE into the Direct Amp PROFILE. Here's the procedure in detail for all PROFILER variants other than Stage:

    PROFILING an Amp 303

    • Connect the microphone (instead of the DI box) to the return of the PROFILER. If you want to disengage the DI box, and connect the guitar cabinet directly, dont forget to put your reference amp on standby first.
    • Prepare for the capture of the Studio PROFILE by adjusting the microphone positions. To optimize your mic'ed sound, use either the 4-band equalizer in PROFILER Mode, or the equalizers on your mixing desk.

    Capture the Studio PROFILE.

    • Select the Studio PROFILE in Browser Mode.
    • Hold the CABINET button for at least one second until its in focus.
    • Press COPY on the front panel.
    • Press EXIT and select the respective Direct Amp PROFILE.
    • Hold the CABINET button for at least one second to bring it into focus.
    • Press PASTE.
    • "Merge Cabinet" will appear under a soft button. Push it!
    • You can undo and redo the merging by pressing Merge Cabinetagain and comparing results.
    • Press EXIT and store your new PROFILE.
    • Once stored, it is no longer possible to undo the merging!

    The procedure slightly differs for the PROFILER Stage:

    • Select the Studio PROFILE in Browser Mode and push the CABINET button to open the cabinet module.
    • Hold the CABINET button again for at least two seconds until the copy/paste screen appears.
    • Press soft button Copyon that screen.
    • Press and select the respective Direct Amp PROFILE.
    • Open the cabinet module.
    • Hold the CABINET button for at least two seconds until the copy/paste screen appears.

    PROFILING an Amp 304

    • Press soft button Paste.
    • "Merge Cabinet" will appear under a soft button. Push it!
    • You can undo and redo the merging by pressing Merge Cabinetagain and comparing results.
    • Press and store your new PROFILE.
    • Once stored, it is no longer possible to undo the merging!

    the behaviour is determined by the method you use for switching between slots. If you use the Rig left/right buttons on the Profiler any unsaved settings will be preserved as long as you stay within the same performance. When you use MIDI or the Remote the originally stored versions of the rigs in the slots will be loaded. If the Profiler detects a Rig Manager on the other end of the USB cable you can switch with the Remote and still preserve the temporary settings within the same performance just as if you were using the Rig left/right buttons on the hardware.


    page 245 main manual

    While navigating Slots within a Performance via the PAGE buttons of the PROFILER Stage, or the left and right RIG navigation cross buttons of the other PROFILER variants, any modifications (e.g. loading another Rig, or cranking up Gain) are interpreted as editing, and will be retained until you move to another Performance. Don’t forget to store before you load another Performance, if you want to make those modifications permanent.

    Performance Mode 245

    As soon as you load another Slot from your foot controller, or foot buttons of the PROFILER Remote or Stage, any former modifications within that Performance are interpreted as temporary tweaks during a live performance and will be discarded immediately. If, for example, you had activated a booster in module B, or increased Delay Mix via pedal, any such changes will be lost if you switch Slots remotely. This way, you can always be sure that Slots will be loaded in their original, predictable state during live performances.