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Empress Effects Compressor Analog Compression Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Compression is a tool used on pretty much every recording you will ever hear, yet this extremely useful and versatile tool is often overlooked by guitar players as part of their rig.

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Overview

Compression is a tool used on pretty much every recording you will ever hear, yet this extremely useful and versatile tool is often overlooked by guitar players as part of their rig.

Other compressor pedals are often limited by oversimplified controls and heavily colored sounds. Empress has created a truly transparent compressor, complete with all the controls found in the studio. The result is a tool that allows for a wide range of sounds from subtly adding sustain to getting the "quack" that country players love.

With all the controls available in top end studio compressors, the Empress Compressor has opened new sonic doors for guitarists; ranging from truly transparent compression for dynamic control to over the top squashing. We've also included a wet/dry mix knob that allows parallel compression for increased transparency and dynamics. Plus the three compression ratios, 2:1, 4:1 and 10:1, offer lots of flexibility.

Features
  • All Analog Signal Path
  • Extremely Transparent
  • 3 Compression Ratios
  • Attack and Release Control
  • Blend uncompressed signal
  • Meter either gain reduction, input, or both
  • True Display LEDs
  • Works great on bass
  • True Bypass
Specifications
  • Input Impedance: 1M
    Output Impedance: 2.2k
    Frequency Response: (-3dB) 40Hz - 35kHz
    Distortion: less than 0.1%
    Noise: -101dB
    Power Input Voltage: 9 - 18 V DC (Negative tip)
    Power Input Connector: 2.1mm barrel connector (Negative tip)
    Power Consumption: 100mA
    Enclosure Material: Die Cast Aluminum
    Input connector: 1/4" Jack
    Output connector: 1/4" Jack
    Height (Enclosure only): 1.5"
    Height (including controls): 2"
    Length: 3.5"
    Width: 4.5"
    Weight: 1 lb.
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Empress EffectsCompressor Analog Compression Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)

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5.0

Amazing comprress

By Patsy

from Chattanooga, tn

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Empress Effects Compressor Analog Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This is a great pedal. Sound quality is amazing, size is nice it fits well on my pedal board.

     
    5.0

    B. E. A. Utiful.

    By Robofarmer

    from Garland, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Empress Effects Compressor Analog Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I have a rumble 500watt head and a SWR 4x10 800watt cab. Without this pedal I was experience clipping and inconsistent output levels. Once I put this pedal on my board my bass sings. Super easy to use and a tight, sustaining tone that will make anyone sound better. It does create a bit of fuzz when turned on and you aren't playing. I just put the boss noise suppressor on my board and couldn't be happier. Buy this pedal it's well worth the money!

       
      5.0

      Best compression pedal by far

      By LexRox

      from Bandlwin Park, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Empress Effects Compressor Analog Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I've tried just about every compression pedal out there. The Empress Compressor is by far the best sounding and easiest to use. Once you've seen the LED display and how it corresponds to your signal, you'll never use another comp pedal again. Pedal sounds great, and usable at any setting.

           
          5.0

          Great compressor

          By PrimEvil7027

          from Evansville, IN Midwest

          Comments about Empress Effects Compressor Analog Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This compressor is awesome. It's totally transparent and has all the desired controls. I play bass using this pedal and it is exactly what I wanted. I'm definitely going to try other Empress pedals in the future.

           
          5.0

          Nice and transparent for 5-string bass

          By yourNameHere

          from Central, MI

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Empress Effects Compressor Analog Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

            The Empress Compressor is a nice, quiet, nearly transparent compressor. I use it for managing dynamics on 5-string basses where the b-string becomes urnruly at times due to playing style.
            The compressor has 2:1, 4:1, and 10:1 ratios. I leave this on 4:1 and use it as an always-on "effect". It doesn't do limiting in the purest sense of the word, but on the 10:1 ratio at a low threshold you'll get solid compression and squashed dynamics for sure. I don't play slap bass, so can't comment on that. I'm very happy with this choice for my finger-style and pick playing. For pick playing I'll do 10:1 and lower the threshold a bit over what I have it set to when using 4:1. It is very quiet unless you crank the Release knob too far clockwise. It can use a regular 9v supply, but can accept up to 18v. It's not a small pedal, about twice as wide as a regular effects pedal. It is built like a tank. The metering lights are great and make adjusting settings that much easier, but you must still use your ears; the light help confirm what you're hearing if you're not familiar with compression in the first place. It has a sidechain loop. I haven't used it yet, but plan to add EQ so that the really low stuff gets squashed before the higher stuff. I would buy the Empress Compressor again if I needed to replace this one.

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