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Empress Effects Zoia

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Rojd, Mar 29, 2019.


  1. Rojd

    Rojd Supporting Member

    May 29, 2018
    Rocky Mountains
    Wow, this thing is completely nuts! :woot:

     
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  2. ProfFrink

    ProfFrink

    Jan 16, 2015
    Very cool, but I wonder what type of art you can actually achieve with this. None of the demos sound musical. I'm hearing sounds but no music...
     
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  3. Rojd

    Rojd Supporting Member

    May 29, 2018
    Rocky Mountains
    I like it, but I don't know what I would do with it either. :unsure:
     
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  4. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan bleep bloop Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
    I want it for sure but my brain already hurts to learn how to use it. This one is really gonna test my threshold of how deep I want to go...

    Interesting move to start taking orders in april 1st.
     
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  5. ProfFrink

    ProfFrink

    Jan 16, 2015
    Maybe that's the whole point? (i.e. a joke)
     
  6. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan bleep bloop Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
    But it wasnt a joke. However it lead to tons of speculation...especially considering how the device does enough that a joke would make more sense than it being real.

    That's why I think it was an interesting move. If it was a joke, doing it on April 1st would have been the punchline.
     
  7. allenhumble

    allenhumble

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    This has been in development for a long time. It's not a joke.
    I see this useful in a lot of ways. With midi controller you can use as a multi fx unit. Program patches for pads. Loop. I want.
     
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  8. DagoMaino

    DagoMaino

    Feb 1, 2013
    I am also peaked at this. I've been waiting since winter Namm '18 for the launch. I talked to the Empress guys this year and they mentioned that it was a huge R&D challenge to get it to market, which makes me a bit wary that they will have some bugs to work through even after launch.

    I've been wanting to get into the modular synth thing for quite some time and this is a great way to gain a working knowledge before getting $2k deep in synth modules....and as you stated, a really interesting way throw a whole multi fx on the board with near limitless potential. I assume all the effects will be up to Empress standards so that would be pretty appealing. $500 is actually not bad considering the capabilities.
     
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  9. allenhumble

    allenhumble

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    Has anyone preordered this or planning on buying?
     
  10. DagoMaino

    DagoMaino

    Feb 1, 2013
    I may be ordering tonight. just gotta check the Paypal/Reverb funds in the light of a hefty IRS disruption.
     
  11. allenhumble

    allenhumble

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    I hear you on the IRS. Oh to be young and get money back. I'm probably 2-3 weeks out before I can convince the wife
     
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  12. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
    I popped for it. It shipped today.
     
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  13. DagoMaino

    DagoMaino

    Feb 1, 2013
    Did you order direct from Empress or from a dealer on Reverb? I'd prefer to go through reverb to use up some reverb bucks but sent some messages to see if they actually had inventory yet.
     
  14. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
    Fresh from the source. On IG it looks like there are various timing things going on. Dealer shipments started moving out last week so the dealers could ship this week. The Empress-direct orders are going out in the order of being ordered, and it’ll take a few days to move them all out. Mine will arrive soon.
     
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  15. allenhumble

    allenhumble

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    Please post first impressions
     
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  16. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
    Gotta finish the workday before I plug this in...
    6C7A2211-F66C-4B31-8F34-4E558FABFBCE.
     
  17. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan bleep bloop Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
    We better not see you online later...we demand reviews!
     
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  18. allenhumble

    allenhumble

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    How long is your work day dude;)
     
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  19. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
    I’m booked until 6:30.
    Still trying to figure out which button is the on-switch.
     
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  20. allenhumble

    allenhumble

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    I think you just plug it in to power it up
     

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