We are professional musicians who make user friendly profiles that are studio and stage ready.
We work directly with artists to replicate their sound and tell the story of how they found it.
You won’t find endless options in our profiles. We are music professionals making products for music professionals. We simplify the Kemper experience so you can get straight to what you do best: making great music.
Our Kemper profiles enable you to find inspiration from artists you love and respect. By working directly with these artists, we go beyond mimicking the type of gear they use - we capture the essence of their sound and share that story.
Find instant inspiration in this collection of one-of-a-kind finds from years of searching thrift stores and pawn shops for tones unlike any other. The devices we profiled for this collection will suit your everyday needs as well as stand out when you need a unique sonic signature.
When he picks up a guitar, you know that what’s coming will be inspired. His tone is as delicate as it is furious. You probably already listen to at least one of the artists that he’s shared the stage and studio with: All The Bright Lights, Johnnyswim, Jesus Culture, John Mark McMillan, Matt Redman, the list goes on. There is only one James Duke, and the "That's So James Duke" Signature Series profile embodies his amp choices and his tonal approach.
No other mic preamp is as legendary as the 1073. This Class A device is revered for its round and musical coloring. This is the guitar sound for so many legendary records. Typically you see the 1073 in the signal chain mic’ing a guitar amp, but music professionals know it is a fantastic way to capture instruments directly. Bass, Keyboards, Guitars - they all sound wonderful when plugged directly into a 1073. A single channel of a vintage 1073 can easily set you back $5,000, but now Kemper users have access to the same jaw-dropping tone of top studios around the world.
We are guitar players and producers. Sound engineers and song writers.
We make records.
We create things.
We don’t usually use hashtags.
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We enjoy fragmented.
We believe iconic tone is the culmination of technical creation and human inspiration. Also, cyborgs.
We start all our concepts with the artist in mind, not the gear. The result is a simple but profound line of inspiring profiles for use in the studio and on stage.
Nolan has been a studio and touring engineer for 15 years. Working with major labels and independent artists in Detroit, Nashville, Portland, and LA, his studio work has been featured on PBS, ESPN, MTV, and Showtime. Nolan’s touring experience as an audio engineer and production manager has taken him around the world a few times over, collaborating with over 20 artists including Keb Mo, Crowder, Katie Hertzig, Brooke Fraser and many others. Nolan approaches all of his technical roles with an artist’s mind. He thinks that Kempers sound amazing but can be pretty miserable to use, which is why he got some of his buds together and started Tone Thieves.
James has been an integral part of the Christian music scene for over 15 years. He has lent his talents to artists like John Mark McMillan, Matt Redman, Johnnyswim, Jason Upton, Rita Springer, Chris Tomlin, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jesus Culture, and Michael W Smith - to name a few. His innovative parts are faithfully supported by his inspiring and commonly sought after tone. James has devoted years to seeking out rare and unique gear to develop a sound all his own.
Making things look pretty while listening to good music is one of Josh's favorite things in the world. He is the owner of Moon March, a creative agency for products with purpose and missions that matter. Previously, he built brands like Reebok, Google, Advil, and he founded a financial tech company that became one of CNN's "Top 15 Financial Products of the Year." He's been playing guitar for over 20 years and is still waiting for a call-back from anyone at all.