Posts From Category: Guitar Amps

Positive Grid Announces New Reverb Functionality For BIAS Head, Rack and Amp

Positive Grid Announces New Reverb Functionality For BIAS Head, Rack and Amp

Nine new reverbs offer a wealth of options for BIAS amplifiers San Diego, CA – November 13, 2017 – Positive Grid, makers of the best-selling BIAS Amp and BIAS FX component-level guitar processors, today announced a free update that adds reverb functionality to their BIAS line of professional amplifiers. Known both for ground-breaking technological innovation …

BOSS introduces Katana Cabinet 212

BOSS Katana Cabinet 212

Companion Speaker Cabinet for the 100-Watt Katana-Head Guitar Amplifier Los Angeles, CA, October 25, 2017 — BOSS introduces the Katana Cabinet 212, a new companion speaker cabinet for the popular Katana-Head guitar amplifier. Optimized for the Katana-Head’s wide tonal range, the Katana Cabinet 212 delivers powerful tones for all genres of music, from blues, jazz, …

Kemper release free modern metal Rig Pack by Lars Luettge for the Kemper Profiler

Kemper release free modern metal Rig Pack by Lars Luettge for the Kemper Profiler

Kemper GmbH, Ruhr Area/ Germany – October 25th, 2017 (ictw) – Kemper GmbH released a modern metal Rig Pack by Lars Lüttge for the Kemper Profiler. This new free Rig Pack for all owners of the acclaimed Kemper Profiler features 50 profiles of the most sought-after guitar amps for metal and rock.

All the amps were profiled utilizing the direct profiling method (merged(*) profiles) that captures the sonic behavior of the amp and the cabinet independently catering for the possibility to later vary the cabinets used between profiles and also for using the powered Profiler in conjunction with the corresponding cabinets in the studio or on stage.

Here is the list of the profiled amplifiers:

  • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier – 1992 Rev F
  • Diezel Hagen
  • Diezel VH4 EL34
  • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head
  • Diezel Herbert Mk1 EL34
  • Engl Extreme Agression
  • EVH 5150III 50 Watt
  • Marshall JCM800 KK
  • Laney Ironheart 60
  • Marshall DSL100H
  • Peavey 6534+
  • PRS Archon 100
  • Marshall MR2555X Silver Jubilee Reissue
  • Soldano Hot Rod 50+
  • Suhr Badger 35
  • Engl Invader 150 EL34
  • Marshall JCM800 2205
  • Marshall JVM410
  • Laboga Mr. Hector MK2
  • Peavey Triple XXX
  • Orange Rockerverb 50 MK3
  • Randall V2
  • Randall Diavlo RD45
  • Mesa Royal Atlantic RA-100
  • Marshall AFD100 Slash Signature

The free Kemper modern metal Rig Pack by Lars Luettge is available at: https://www.kemper-amps.com/downloads/10/Rig-Packs

*All product names and company names are trademarks of each respective holders. Kemper GmbH is not associated or affiliated therewith. These product names are used solely for purpose of identifying the specific products, Kemper Profiler has been operating with.

About Lars Luettge

Profile creators Lars Lüttge and his partner Frank Kölbl are known for “in your face” Metal and Rock profiles. Lars and Frank were the first commercial Profile sellers releasing merged(*) Profiles that work equally good in recording and live situations. The Amp packs they release usually cover anything a specific Amp can do. All channels in various Gain stages, unboosted + boosted with various cabs. That´s one of the reasons they are so popular and have been used by many famous Metal acts over the years like Katatonia, Eskimo Callboy, Benighted, Any given Day and many more.

about merged(*)profiles / direct profiling

Direct Profiling captures the sound of a tube-amp including its power-amp separately from the cab – even when the cabinet load is active. This works by tapping the sound exactly where it hits the speaker cabinet: The speaker output! As high voltage and high wattage are present, a dedicated DI is required. This specialized DI box is capable of scaling down the tube power amp voltage to a line-level signal, suitable for the Profiler, on a XLR output jack. The high-power signal is forwarded to the speaker cabinet through a different output jack.

The purpose is to capture the amp including the complex impedance behavior of the speaker. This method captures those often discussed interactions between the power tube-amp and the connected speaker cabinet. When the Profile is played back through the Profiler’s built-in class D amp, or an external solid state power amp, it will recreate the same impedance situation to the connected speaker-cabinet. This is the key to making the built-in power-amp sound like a real tube power-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 the CabMaker software. 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.

Seymour Duncan Releases the PowerStage 700

Seymour Duncan Releases the PowerStage 700

SANTA BARBARA, CA June 29, 2017 – Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of guitar electronics, announces the PowerStage™ 700, the first power amp designed specifically for guitar players who create their tone with pedals, modelers and effects processors. The PowerStage 700 is a stereo power amp that offers 700 watts of power per channel, a clean preamp section and …

Positive Grid Announces BIAS Mini Amplifier, Twin Pedals & Footswitch At Summer NAMM

Positive Grid Announces BIAS Mini Amplifier, Twin Pedals & Footswitch At Summer NAMM

Guitar and Bass players will get great sound and versatility, ultimate portability and extra room on their pedalboard or rack. San Diego, CA (July 13, 2017) – Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com), creators of the popular BIAS Amp and BIAS FX guitar amp-and-effects processor software, today announced the introduction of BIAS Mini amplifiers, BIAS Twin pedals, and …

Supro release Statesman Head & Combo amplifiers

Supro release Statesman Head & Combo amplifiers

The 1699R Statesman is a two-channel, 50W amplifier that unites vintage Supro tone with modern channel switching functionality, tube-driven reverb and a multi-purpose, all-tube effects loop. The red channel found in the Statesman uses the two-knob preamp from the legendary Supro Thunderbolt amplifier for high-headroom rock & roll power. The Statesman’s blue channel contains the …

Positive Grid Teams Up With New Distribution Partners In EU

Positive Grid Teams Up With New Distribution Partners In EU

June 29, 2017, San Diego, California: Positive Grid expands their International distribution to address the growth of their products by joining forces with M&T Musik und Technik (Marburg Germany), Gold Music (Bruino Italy) and SAICO (Wettolsheim France). These distribution partners will focus on the following EU markets – Germany, France, Italy, BeNeLux, Poland, Czech Republic, …

Supro release Neptune Reverb amplifier

Supro release Neptune Reverb amplifier

Supro USA presents the Neptune Reverb amplifier (1685RT £1499 UK rrp). This 25W, 2×12 combo amp was created in response to artist and backline requests for a Supro amp with a pair of 12” speakers and spring reverb. The Neptune’s microphone-friendly midrange is largely derived from its vintage-correct, 25 watt Class-A power section. It is …

Supro release Black Magick Head

Supro release Black Magick Head

The Supro Black Magick Head (1695TH £1299 UK rrp) packs all the award-winning tone and circuitry of the Black Magick combo into a compact all-tube head format. This 25W, high-gain blues machine pairs perfectly with the Supro Black Magick 1×12, 1×15, Statesman 2×12 extension cabinets or your favourite vintage 4×12 cab. With more gain on …

Peavey® Collaborates with Periphery’s Misha Mansoor on New invective™.120 Guitar Amplifier

Peavey® Collaborates with Periphery's Misha Mansoor on New invective™.120 Guitar Amplifier

MERIDIAN, MS (Jan. 19, 2017) — Guitarists with heavier tastes looking for their next upgrade will find a sturdy solution in the new Peavey® invective™.120 Head and invective™.212 Cabinet. With design input from Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, this dynamic duo is perfectly suited for each other, helping players achieve the most revered metal sounds, from woody …