Kemper has just released the OS 7.5 for its Profiler and an updated Rig Manager 3.0. This latest update bring new features and capabilities to the whole system, including an Acoustic Simulator.
Kemper Profiler OS 7.5
The new Kemper Profiler OS 7.5 adds an Acoustic Simulator, Phase Widener, Delay Widener, and an Autoswell, function, whilst the updated Rig Manager Version 3.0 adds a new Library management system and more detailed Rig editing features.
I think the new Acoustic Simulator will be handy for live work, as it allows you to turn a regular electric guitar into an acoustic, perfect for those short acoustic passages mid set. The Phase Widener converts a mono signal into a wide stereo signal, and the Delay Widener, which isn’t mono-compatible, delays one side of a stereo signal by several milliseconds to thicken the perceived width of a stereo delay.
The Auto Swell effect mimics a volume pedal swell based on the string attack, and uses a Swell Rate that controls the time of the swell, allowing for up to 4 seconds. The built-in compressor helps with the note decay, once it has faded in.
Other updates include a set of Low Cut and High Cut Output Filters that will affect all of the Profiler’s main outputs. There is also a S/PDIF Slave Mode, which essentially allows the unit to slave to an external clock.
Overall, I feel this isn’t a ground shaking update with tons of new features. However, there are a few nice additions such as the Acoustic Simulator, and the minor tweaks make it a more versatile unit both live and in the studio.
As with any OS update, make sure you back up all your work before you update. You can follow the link below and head over to the Kemper site to update now.