New ‘profiling amplifier’ unveiled
Launching at the NAMMShow in Anaheim and expected to hit stores within the next couple of months, the Profiling Amplifier from German manufacturer Kemper takes the concept of ampmodelling to a new level, as its clever technology gives the user the ability to ‘teach’ his or her Kemper amp the sound of any other amplifier.
This means that, as well as a range of classic amps, the Kemper can be used as a replacement for an existing favourite amplifier – to save taking an expensive classic out on the road, perhaps, because you want to keep the sound but sell the amp, or simply to bring its sound more readily into the digital realm.
The lunchbox-size device also features a stompbox section, a master FX section and a set of parameters for further tweaking amp profiles. Pricing was still TBC as we went to press. Web http://kemper-amps.com
SOUNDBYTES Everybody needs a Theremin Few electronic instruments make a sound as distinctive as the Theremin. If you’ve got a whole lotta love for this classic noise-maker (see what we did there?), you’ll be pleased to hear that the BTS SuperTheremin VST plug-in is now available for free to Windows users. More info at http://blechturmstudios.at
Veteran producer joins the SAE team WELCOME TO PLANET EPPS
Stuart Epps has worked with some of the biggest stars in music: Elton John, George Harrison, Led Zeppelin, George Michael and Oasis are just some of the A-list names that litter his production CV. However advanced your own production skills may be, we seriously doubt there are many Music Tech readers who couldn’t learn something from the man!
So news that Mr Epps is now joining the teaching staff at SAE Online really is quite exciting. Students signing up for his Music Production: The Epps Factor ‘VIP signature course’ can expect to benefit from the knowledge he’s picked up during some 40-plus years in the music business during a four-week course covering all aspects of music production, from booking studio time and setting budgets to the final mixdown and dealing with clients (and their egos).
The course costs £382. Contact Via website Web http://online.sae.edu
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