Sound and sounds

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Sculpturing your tones

Sculpturing tones

Chasing specific tones

FX Settings & Presets

FX Settings & Presets

Signature tones

Signature Tones

Amp-specific Tones

Amp-Specific Tones

Clean Tones

Some very cool and interesting results. I remember my old pal AndyZ (Line 6) used to do this with his clean Pod patches, he turned the Cab OFF.

Start with this profile (Acoustic Dream). You'll notice the Amp and Cab are both off. Leave the Cab off. Press and hold the Amp button, now browse through various amp profiles.

Because the cab is OFF all the high gain or distorted profiles will obviously sound like terrible fizz through studio monitors, but when you hit a semi clean or clean profile the potential is awesome. Add some Amp Compression, tweak the EQ, lower volume to avoid output clipping, etc. Once you have a cool tone switch the Cab on, listen to the difference with Cab off.

I haven't tried it through a powered "FRFR", just through studio monitors.


I run no cabs on some clean tones, particularly if they are in the background or heavily delayed/processed. Obviously for main/dominant clean stuff I go for something warmer, but I find the no-cab tones useful on occasion.


More juice !

To add some juice/volume to clean (or any) profiles, add the pure boost in the X slot.


For in-depth advice that is not dependent upon specific rigs, see MeAmBobbo's High-Gain Tone Guide.

Download Paul's Triaxis Lead from the Rig Exchange; change cab to Till's Recto (start with 02 and find your favourite. Also Tills V30 cab is worth to try. Scoop middle according your taste.

Up to now one of my favourite cabs is the one by Ola Englund on his Triple Rectifier profile... Should be a JCM800 cab with SM57 and Senheiser mic if I remember well.

Well, I'm not into metal sounds, but to my ears this cab sounds fantastic with a lot of amp profiles, at any level of gain. The last discovery was when I combined this cab with the Fender Concert profile by Okstrat.

I tested it with a Les Paul keeping the gain very low, I saved a combination of pedals (low gain Tube Screamer followed by a booster) in front of the amp, tweaked a little the EQ... And it was perfect for me!! Very good sounding, both on cleans and distortion!

Q: What’s the best cabinet for high gain? I like the Greenback 25.

A: It is in the factory rigs, the cab from the S. Mehl profile. You can access it turning the Browse knob while on the Cab menu and selecting Browse by Rig.

See the Kemper’s Orientation Film #3 for an example of how to tweak a rig in order to get a high-gain sound.

Djent tones

I have dialled in great djent tones with my Profiler. Secret is a good OD pedal before the Profiler... amazingly enough just like a good amp.

Me, too! I like the Green Scream in front of the amp (sometimes along with a Studio EQ) with

  • Drive 0;
  • Tone -2.6;
  • Volume +1.

Also, some of Tills' 1960 cabs automatically give me the high mid thump I like in these sounds.

For more djent-like tone and certain amps you can dial the tone faster using the Metal DS stomp. Works very good with passive thick sounding PUs that use to enhance the low-mid and low frequencies, as BKP Warpig or Holydiver. With brighter PUs such as EMG 81 or S.D. Pearly Gates it doesn't work as good, but in combination with the Studio EQ you can achieve a very very good sound.

I find many djent tones have a rather light distortion where you can hear the notes being played clearly; however, they retain the thickness and compression of a heavily distorted tone. There are several things you can try here. One is to use a compressor effect and use lower amp gain. I find it works best in the stomp section. The amp profile itself also has a compressor parameter you can try out. Another interesting find is to turn up the Clarity parameter on the amp profile - this makes the tone clearer without losing the aggression of the distortion. I find it similar to cranking an amp's power section.



Take your pick of profiles and change the cab to JMP77-001. Wham. Instant awesome metal tones.

Assorted, 11-bands tonematched profiles from Silent Underground Studio.

Search the Rig Exchange section of the Kemper site for “Ozone”: you’ll find tonematches for Seek ‘N’ Destroy, Battery, Creeping Death and some black album stuff.

Country rock & chicken picking

Follow this link.


Here's a Brian Setzer Style Rockabilly video tutorial by Gundy Keller.


The Profiler may provide some "virtual feedback" on high gain sounds by using the chromatic pitch in front of the stack. I combine it with a compressor for infinite sustain before the pitch. The pitch uses the ducking feature so the harmonies come in after the attack of the initial tone has decreased in volume. Create a patch using these settings with the Stack and fx you use for your lead tone, so you can kick the "feedback" in on the end of a solo. A Delay with high feedback setting provides an "infinite" feedback.

Settings as follows:

compressor: Intensity 7.8 Attack 2.1 Squash +5.0 Mix 100% Volume 0.0

Chromatic pitch:

Voice 1 pitch 24 Voice 2 pitch 19 Detune 2.3 Voice mix 0.0 Mix 60% Ducking +1.8 Volume 0.0


you can also use a ducked octave effect, that kinda sounds like feedback. And add a ducked long Hall reverb with a high mix to make it even more dramatic!

-Don Peterson

You could also split your headphones signal and mount a robust pair of high level headphones on a mic stand. If you want feedback, just move your guitar pickups towards that headphones and you should be able to achieve feedback in a very comfortable and controlled way.


Emulating other instruments

Emulating other instruments

Various Suggestions

Try the Matchbox Spring Reverb preset. It makes the sound smooth and open.


Take the Soul Dano Overdrive stock preset, change the cab to Till's 1960 057. You’ll have blistering high gain. Now turn the gain from 6.8 to zero and you have a sweet clean tone. If it doesn't blow your mind then sell your Profiler :D

I took the Soul Dano Drive profile. Added a compressor in Slot A (0 volume) and a pure boost in Slot B (4.9 volume) and matched it with Till's 1960 054 Breman. Very different sound than your combo. This is just too much fun!!

For whomever has the TheAmpFactory’s Hiwatt Clean profile, try putting the Green Screamer in front with gain at 7,6, tone -1,2, volume +1. boost a little the mids on the EQ. Tell me what you think…

Try the TheAmpFActory’s A-BOG Green XTC profile and change the cab to the Till's Marshall 1960 Bremen. If it doesn't blow your mind then sell your Profiler :D

Try this: Mitch Malloy's Pro Junior Profile, changed the cab to a Peavey VK100. Incredible!

Take Andy's "Wem" profile (free), use the Greenback cab... kaboom!

The Siggi Mehl Greenback cab is absolutely my overall favourite when some grit is needed.

Try the Steve Pearce Soldano SLO profiles, change cab to Till's 013, add the new 1.6 Tube Screamer.

Your FRFR has no Mojo?

Do you have a somewhat honky/flat clean amp profile that you would like to 'spruce up'? Simply download the Dammit Rig from the Rig Exchange and save the Dammit cab in your Profiler - this cab naturally cuts the mids and adds some very nice lows and highs. If the effect is 'too much', simply boost your amp's mids and cut highs and lows as needed. This cab also works great for a really dark distorted profile as well.

Getting an "Amp in the Room" Tone

see Sculpting Tones.

Double Amp Sound

The Profiler cannot load two different profiles simultaneously (only one amp at a time can be used). But we can get a huge 'double tracked like sound' by using the Stereo Widener effect (you'll find this effect in the 'Yellow' EQ group). Put it into the X slot (it is a stereo slot) and check it out: it works quite well, and is 100% mono-compatible.

A popular method to get that thicker, slightly-more-spacy double-tracked sound from a single guitar is to use a very short delay. Set Feedback and Bandwidth to 0%, Mix to around 35%, and Time to the minimum possible, then slowly increase Time to where it sounds bigger but not disjoint. It's no replacement for true double-tracking, but it can help live if you only have one guitarist.


People have successfully profiled multiple amps [simultaneously as one profile]. So it’s possible to simulate a combination of amps in one rig.


Sound-related Issues

Sound-related Issues