Canada Rocks, Eh? The Official Empress Club

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Adamixoye, Jan 26, 2014.


  1. Raman

    Raman

    Feb 19, 2003
    Montreal, Qc
    I don't know exactly what to call it. Indie rock I guess. My band was on a hiatus and that's when I started buying all those pedals (to compensate for the void of not jamming/gigging). I played w/o effects mostly the last decade. But we're reforming now, so I'll get to experiment the effects in a band setting. :)
     
  2. Loring

    Loring Supporting Member

    May 4, 2017
    Ontario
    still waiting for the new compressor to drop...
     
  3. TOOL460002

    TOOL460002

    Nov 4, 2004
    Santa Cruz
    Don't need a number, but I used to own the EQ and Multi-Drive, and I still have these three that are usually on the main board in the modulation channel (great company):

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    I can't see myself selling these three. They are keepers for me.
     
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  4. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    Kind of forgot this was a thing that is happening. It's a dumb criticism but I don't love the color schemed. I could consider it in place of my current Empress Compressor; I like it and it's what I want in a compressor, but of all my Empress pedals, it's the one I'm least tied to. I could see upgrading the the Mk II or getting on board with whatever Source Audio eventually releases.
     
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  5. I found this thread randomly and can't help but post this picture in here haha. FYI, I never served in the RCN. The hat was a gift from someone in the RCN during a training event.

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  6. Is the flooring Canadian-maple hardwood? :laugh:

    Lots of great Canadiana there!
     
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  7. cusar5

    cusar5

    Feb 17, 2008
    Planet Iommia
    The Phaser is so good. I don't know why it doesn't get mentioned more. I agree, I'll never let mine go.
     
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  8. Let's just pretend that my flooring is indeed Canadian as well haha.

    Hey @Adamixoye, are you still giving out numbers? I'll take one if so.
     
  9. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    I can try to figure it out, but I am no longer able to modify the original post without a mod getting involved.
     
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    Mod you later...
     
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  11. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    Here's my best attempt to update the numbers, if anyone wants to update their list of pedals or anything let me know.

    Club Numbers
    #1 - @Adamixoye (Multidrive, Heavy, Compressor)
    #2 - @bassburton (Tape Delay)
    #3 - @loopee (Compressor)
    #4 - @aledeville (Compressor)
    #5 - @jimmybc91 (Compressor)
    #6 - @Michedelic (Nebulus)
    #7 - @Titania (Compressor, Multidrive)
    #8 - @saxman_singcan (VMSD, Compressor)
    #9 - @Granny1089 (Multidrive)
    #10 - @Philip Mackenzie (Multidrive)
    #11 - @jjclr (Compressor)
    #12 - @adi77 (Tremolo)
    #13 - @zontar (Distortion)
    #14 - @powmetalbassist (Compressor)
    #15 - @Omelet (Heavy, ParaEQ)
    #16 - @ccouch7 (Multidrive, Heavy)
    #17 - @thejockobird (Compressor)
    #18 - @TMFoodBass (Multidrive)
    #19 - @sideFX (Compressor)
    #20 - @FretNoMore (Multidrive, Compressor, Phaser, ParaEQ)
    #21 - @Raman (Multidrive, Compressor, Tape Delay)
    #22 - @Driven Crane (Compressor, Multidrive)
    #23 - @millahh (Nebulus)
    #24 - @subsonicgroover (Compressor)
    #25 - @just_chill
     
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  12. kranahan

    kranahan Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Can I get #26? My Bass Comp is in for repair but I'll post a pic when it returns!
     
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I can take a number or not, either is fine. Just here to say that my first Empress was the original Compressor -- it was my first modern compressor pedal*. I may have said this before, but I loved it as much or more than any of the compressors I used when I was rack rigging... I'll say it's tied with the Rane DC-24 multi-band unit, and better than the rest (Ashly, dbx, Symetrix). I now own the Empress Bass Compressor and it has all the goodness of the original plus more in a smaller box.

    I also owned the Multidrive for awhile. It's an excellent distortion unit... three distortions in one, with some clever bells and whistles such as bandpass filtering. I sold it (along with a bunch of others) simply because I wound up with too many dirt pedals. The Multidrive is the one I miss most.


    *History blast: my first pedal comp was the MXR limiter that I got four decades ago. The Ovnilab review is spot on: it has some quirks but is quiet and performs surprisingly well for that era. I still have it around somewhere, but haven't used it in decades: no reason to go there, the modern comps I own are better.
     
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  14. WG Plum

    WG Plum

    Apr 9, 2021
    Seattle
    Patiently waiting for the bass compressor to drop. I think I finally understand the reason for 'colorless' compression.
     
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  15. Lowendtech

    Lowendtech Happily trending in my own peculiar direction. Supporting Member

    Indeed, my favourite Comp so far. At some point I will have more Empress in house.
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  16. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    Next iteration:

    Club Numbers
    #1 - @Adamixoye (Multidrive, Heavy, Compressor)
    #2 - @bassburton (Tape Delay)
    #3 - @loopee (Compressor)
    #4 - @aledeville (Compressor)
    #5 - @jimmybc91 (Compressor)
    #6 - @Michedelic (Nebulus)
    #7 - @Titania (Compressor, Multidrive)
    #8 - @saxman_singcan (VMSD, Compressor)
    #9 - @Granny1089 (Multidrive)
    #10 - @Philip Mackenzie (Multidrive)
    #11 - @jjclr (Compressor)
    #12 - @adi77 (Tremolo)
    #13 - @zontar (Distortion)
    #14 - @powmetalbassist (Compressor)
    #15 - @Omelet (Heavy, ParaEQ)
    #16 - @ccouch7 (Multidrive, Heavy)
    #17 - @thejockobird (Compressor)
    #18 - @TMFoodBass (Multidrive)
    #19 - @sideFX (Compressor)
    #20 - @FretNoMore (Multidrive, Compressor, Phaser, ParaEQ)
    #21 - @Raman (Multidrive, Compressor, Tape Delay)
    #22 - @Driven Crane (Compressor, Multidrive)
    #23 - @millahh (Nebulus)
    #24 - @subsonicgroover (Compressor)
    #25 - @just_chill
    #26 - @kranahan (Bass Compressor)
    #27 - @Fuzzbass
     
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  17. Raman

    Raman

    Feb 19, 2003
    Montreal, Qc
    I currently have:
    -Empress Bass Compressor
    -Empress Multidrive
    -Empress Nebulus
    -Empress Echo System
     
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  18. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    LOL, just realized I didn't even update my own entry. I have to add my ZOIA.

    I love my Compressor although I've considered getting rid of it for something more compact. Multidrive and Heavy aren't going anywhere unless I were to go completely digital.
     
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  19. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    One last try?

    Club Numbers
    #1 - @Adamixoye (Multidrive, Heavy, Compressor, ZOIA)
    #2 - @bassburton (Tape Delay)
    #3 - @loopee (Compressor)
    #4 - @aledeville (Compressor)
    #5 - @jimmybc91 (Compressor)
    #6 - @Michedelic (Nebulus)
    #7 - @Titania (Compressor, Multidrive)
    #8 - @saxman_singcan (VMSD, Compressor)
    #9 - @Granny1089 (Multidrive)
    #10 - @Philip Mackenzie (Multidrive)
    #11 - @jjclr (Compressor)
    #12 - @adi77 (Tremolo)
    #13 - @zontar (Distortion)
    #14 - @powmetalbassist (Compressor)
    #15 - @Omelet (Heavy, ParaEQ)
    #16 - @ccouch7 (Multidrive, Heavy)
    #17 - @thejockobird (Compressor)
    #18 - @TMFoodBass (Multidrive)
    #19 - @sideFX (Compressor)
    #20 - @FretNoMore (Multidrive, Compressor, Phaser, ParaEQ)
    #21 - @Raman (Multidrive, Bass Compressor, Nebulus, Echosystem)
    #22 - @Driven Crane (Compressor, Multidrive)
    #23 - @millahh (Nebulus)
    #24 - @subsonicgroover (Compressor)
    #25 - @just_chill
    #26 - @kranahan (Bass Compressor)
    #27 - @Fuzzbass

    Apologies to any inactive members of this list who are getting the extra tags from reposting this list...if only I could go back to editing the original post!
     
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  20. Loring

    Loring Supporting Member

    May 4, 2017
    Ontario
    i have just the compressor for you -, it’s the empress bass compressor. All the goodness and then some from their previous compressor and half the size. I sold my old one and bought the new one and couldn’t be happier.
     
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