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Kemper release free Ton(e)hammer Rig Pack for the Kemper Profiler

Kemper free Tonhammer Rig Pack

50 rigs for the modern Metal side of things

Kemper GmbH, Ruhr Area/ Germany – September 21st, 2017 (ictw) – Kemper GmbH today released the Ton(e)hammer Rig Pack 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 Ton(e)hammer Rig Pack 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 Ton(e)hammer

Ton(e)Hammer Kemper Amp Profiles was founded by Lars Lüttge (Deadlight Studio) and Frank Kölbl. Known for “in your face” Metal and Rock profiles Ton(e)hammer 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 …

Kemper release new Rig Manager Software 2.0 introducing Rig Pack support

Kemper release new Rig Manager Software 2.0 introducing Rig Pack support

Kemper GmbH/ Ruhr Area/ NAMM 2017 – January 19th, 2017 (ictw) – Today Kemper GmbH announced Version 2.0 of the Rig Manager software librarian for the Kemper Profiler introducing Rig Pack support. Rig Manager 2.0 The update introduces support for so called Rig Packs. Those are essentially themed collections of guitar patches for the Kemper Profiler. …