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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. Other compressor pedals are often limited by oversimplified controls and heavily colored sounds. Empress Effects have 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. We've also included a mix knob to blend in the dry signal for an even more transparent sound and a gain reduction meter so you know what the compressor is doing at all times.

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. Also included is a wet/dry mix knob that allows parallel compression for increased transparency and dynamics.

All Analog Signal Path - no digital 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!

Specs
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 1lbs

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Title says it all - this thing is my (not so) secret tone sauce. Extremely versatile, well-built, and Canadian. With some careful tweaking, it will make everything about your tone better, without changing any of the things that make it your tone. If you are even halfheartedly considering this pedal, stop watching demo vids, stop reading reviews (including this one) and just go buy it, now.
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this is my first effects pedal for bass. i got lucky watching rig run downs on the helpful insight. best pedal ever. besides the one that keeps me tuned. this thing compresses the sound waves to keep them clean and smooth throughout the live performance. highly recommended for bass.
Posted by izzy on Jan 4, 2016
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I'm using this on bass, and switched from another great Canadian-made comp. The Empress gives me all the control I need to get a subtle, usable compression that adds a fullness to my sound. The "mix" function is key!
Posted by Laurence on Mar 30, 2015
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Pedal. True bypass. No sound colouring. Great controls. Getting the visual queues from the LEDs is a big help. Wish it were smaller - I'm sure the LEDs could be downsized to fit. A little pricey. Otherwise, I am very happy with this product.
Posted by D.Alexander on Dec 18, 2014
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