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Talking through some of the elements of Martin Gore’s live gear setup for Depeche Mode’s 2013 Delta Machine Tour, Jez Webb mentions Martin Gore’s use of the Kemper Profiling Amplifier (3:17 into the video): “The new addition to the setup is the Kemper Profiling Amplifier. This is the first tour we’ve used that. Within a couple of days [of receiving it] we dialed in roughly six - eight songs. We found it very easy to use, the interface, the layout of it, particularly the way it’s split into three sections: your effects, the amp, and delays & reverbs, etc. So as I say we were pretty much out the box, plug it in, we were up and running and using that. From this, we take a stereo feed into the [Rivera amps, the Venus 5](http://equipboard.com/items/rivera-venus-5-head)…”more
"Profiling means you setup your amps and you can make what is essentially a tone print of your amp/mic chain to take with you. For the sake of weight, I wanted to try it. "I’ve been using the Rectos for so long for a specific sound, but I wanted to see if we could do it with less weight. There’s a 23kg weight restriction when you fly and we have to keep our costs down. So I tried the Kemper and it’s worked out killer. "This rack-mounted one has a 400-watt Class D power amplifier under it. So I have a Mesa cab onstage to get some sort of air movement, which I do like. I miss having amps onstage. The whole completely direct thing kind of sucked for me. So having the cab onstage has been great," says Devin Townsend, on [Music Radar](http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/rig-tour-devin-townsend-project-621935/20).more
St. Vincent says in this [*Guitar World* interview](http://www.guitarworld.com/enigmatic-st-vincent-talks-technique-gear-choices-and-dimebag-darrell) "I’m using a Kemper modeling amplifier for live work. Originally I was bringing out vintage ’66 Kalamazoo kind of small amps—the kind of little guy that you could ram a lot of signal through and get a nice breakup and saturation and all of that. But I just stopped."more
I don't know how much it has changed, really. I mean, in 2002 we went with SansAmp, and on the last tour we did I think I had five Marshall amps hot rodded with the eight Marshall cabs. But this time we're going to go with Kemper. It's like an Axe FX kind of rack. I actually get to simulate the guitar sound I have in the studio. I don't know how it's going to work, but they say it's very simple. I just got it at home today, so I'm going to sit and program it and do everything with it. Hopefully, that's going to be enough. No speakers, only the pre-amps.more
Alex Gaskarth says in [this Facebook post](https://www.facebook.com/kemperamps/posts/1058187784197544) "There's nothing like Kemper. We've used other profilers and amp simulators in the past and they just never compare to the real thing. Kemper gets the job done, and it makes touring the world with every amp sound we know and love so simple and straightforward, without sacrificing tone, quality and organic sound.”more
Alex and Jack are shown here in front of their Kemper Profiler Rack Guitar Amp System. Jack says in [this Facebook post](https://www.facebook.com/kemperamps/posts/1058187784197544) "Kempers have changed touring for me. In the past I believed that no matter what, digital heads would always sound a little "robotic". But now I have been proven wrong. My Kemper has given me any amp I could imagine. As crisp and accurate as the real thing."more
> "Irons uses a Kemper Profiling Amplifier live, and all of his profiles are Fender Bassman sounds. Irons is used to playing Marshalls, so he’s currently trying a real-amp approach with only boost, clean, and dirty profiles. 'The Kempers can do so much more than that, but I’m still adapting to using them, so I’m going for a basic thing right now.'" -Tessa Jeffers; Rig Rundown by [Premier Guitar](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/23529-rig-rundown-awolnations-zach-irons) on Zach Irons When looking at his pedalboard [here](http://www.premierguitar.com/ext/resources/images/content/2015-12/RRs/AWOLNATION/pedalboard-ENL.jpg?14508998780), he uses a footswitch to switch between amp settings (left of the volume pedal).more