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Kemper Profiler with Yamaha DBR10 live – does it work?

Early in 2016 I bought a pair of Yamaha DBR10 powered speakers to monitor my Kemper Profiler. I bought my it in the summer of 2013 and for the first 2 years I used it exclusively in my home studio. Then with the advent of my band Banda de la Casa it made a real sense to use the Profiler live. I wanted to have my amazing Kemper effects, honed to perfection in the studio, available live. I also wanted to be able to drastically change the sound of my guitar mid-song. From clean, mellow, dynamic tone I use most of the …

Artur Dutkiewicz + Banda de la Casa
April 7th, Founders Theatre

Artur Dutkiewicz + Banda de la Casa perform at Hamilton’s Founders Theatre Foyer on Thursday, April 7 at 7.30pm. Artur Dutkiewicz + Banda de la Casa Tickets cost $29.90 full price and $24.90 concessions (service fees apply) and are available from www.ticketek.co.nz A leading Polish jazz pianist will join one of Hamilton’s newest jazz ensembles at a one-off concert in the city next month. Artur Dutkiewicz (www.arturdutkiewicz.pl) will perform with Banda de la Casa (www.bandadelacasa.com) in the foyer of the Founders Theatre on April 7. Dutkiewicz will perform solo and with the band at the concert, being organised by Banda de la Casa guitarist and fellow-Pole Maciek Hrybowicz. …

Is Kemper Profiler any good live?

I’ve been using my Kemper Profiler amp for 18 months for practicing and recording and I absolutely love it. I use 4 basic profiles which I tweaked over time so they feel right for my style of bluesy jazz. In some way I also changed the way I play precisely because of the way the profiled amps respond to my fingers. However, the biggest downside so far was that I couldn’t (or wouldn’t) use it live, so the tunes I wrote with the Kemper never sounded on stage like I really wanted them to sound. I am not complaining, I use a gorgeous …

The Thrill Is Gone: B.B. King is dead…

B.B. King has always been a part of my music life, so I still can’t quite believe that he is dead. B.B. was a huge influence on me. I remember desperately trying to get the sweet tone, the perfect bends and the trembling vibrato when I was a young electric guitar hopeful in, then Communist, Poland. I never had any of BBs records; in fact hardly anyone had them, since you couldn’t buy them in the shops. But I had a Russian-made reel-to-reel recorder and I taped some of his tunes from the radio broadcasts. Despite endless practice, I …

Nivara Lounge solo gig – Kemper Profiling Amp 10 April 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my solo gig at the Nivara Lounge in Hamilton and, most importantly, seeing my friends who came to support me – thank you all!  This was my first live outing of the Kemper Profiling Amp and the results are encouraging. (Kemper website).  I think I will really enjoy taking my produced studio sound to live venues. In case you don’t know, Nivara Lounge is a vibrant, atmospheric music club catering to all sorts of musical tastes ranging from very loud punk, rock and dance to quieter jazz, folk and world music – all of it interesting and …