Kemper updates their OS operating system to the new Profiler Operating System Version 8.0, adding new sought-after and industry standard overdrive pedals to their arsenal. This new update from the amp modeling manufacturer, currently in public beta, is a work in progress which will evolve and be enhanced further with input from players.
The Profiler OS 8.0 update includes:
Ibanez / Maxon TS808, TS9/ Klon Centaur/ Horizon Precision Drive/ Boss OD-1, SD-1/ Analogman King Of Tone/ Timmy Overdrive/ Marshall Bluesbreaker MK1
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According to Kemper, the overdrives are not just modeled after the originals. Kemper takes the technology and concepts one step further and approaches overdrive with an open mind, to find out what is actually going on under the hood, listening, measuring, and searching for crucial parameters and possibly overcoming urban myths. The results always respect the tonal legacy of the genre and improve the resulting Profiler FX in terms of sound quality, ease of use, and performance.
The Kemper research team thoroughly uncovered all the similarities as well as the differences amongst analog overdrive pedals, the tools of the trade. The result now is a kind of ‘Uber-Drive’ which features an advanced algorithm capable of creating all the special overdrive characteristics in just one unit by just adding two additional particular parameters.
The new Kemper Drive recreates all the classic and sought after overdrive tones and goes far beyond those as well: Combining all the classic tonal characteristics into just one ‘pedal’ allows for the unique possibility to seamlessly morph between all the overdrive classics and create the perfect tone for any particular guitar, amp, and cabinet combination: From creamy, smooth saturation to the ultra-extreme tightening of High Gain sounds. For a start 20 presets are available to get going easily.
And: Kemper does not stop here. As an appetizer from the lab, PROFILER OS 8.0 also includes an OCD-inspired Distortion. And there is more to come from the Distortion realms in the next Update!
The Operating System Updates for the Kemper PROFILER are available for free at: www.kemper-amps/downloads