Compression is an effect often overlooked by live guitarists, yet it is a powerful tool in the studio. The main issue with Pedal Compressors is their tendency to colour a guitarists tone, something we all hate. The Empress Compressor is a truly transparent compressor with the same controls you would expect to find in a studio compressor. The result is a pedal that is capable of adding subtle sustain or getting the 'Quack' that country players love. The Mix control allows you to blend in the dry signal for even more transparency, and a gain reduction meter so you have a visual representation of what the Empress Compressor is doing at all times.
All Analog Signal Path - no digitals in here!
Extremely Transparent - Add dynamic control without altering the original tone of your instrument
3 Compression Ratios - 2:1, 4:1 and 10:1 ratios offer lots of flexibility
Attack and Release Control - allows for ultimate control over the compression characteristics
Mix - Blend uncompressed signal in with the compressed signal for parallel compression, New York Style!
Metering - Meter either gain reduction, input, or both.
True Display LEDs - Bright multi-color LEDs always let you know what the Compressor is doing.
Bass - Works great on bass!
True Bypass - The Empress Compressor employs true bypass, so you can be sure that it's not affecting the signal when disengaged.
Small Size - The enclosure measures approximately 4.5" by 3.5" by 1.5", which is delightfully small when considering all the features packed into this unit.
Beautiful Case - It has a sparkle you can't deny!