Empress Effects is a pedal company that focuses on providing players with devices that are original, high-quality products for tone sculpting. The company produces reasonably priced pedals from their workshop in Ottawa, Canada. Their core group consists of four experts: Steve, Mike, Jason, and Dan.
Steve has been working with electronics for years, and he holds a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has over a dozen years of musical experience, and it was this experience that led him to forming Empress Effects. When the work picked up, he brought in Mike, a man with years of experience in assembly management. Jason was added to the team to help work on the Empress Superdelay and the Empress ParaEq. Finally, Dan handles much of the actually business, leaving the others free to work on making new pedals.
So far, there are four different pedals in the Empress Effects lineup. The first is the Empress Tap Tremolo, a pedal designed to provide many interesting oscillation features without losing any tone. It’s a completely original pedal.
The Empress Superdelay provides basic delay, as one might expect, but it also brings in much more. It gives you control over just about every aspect of your delay and sound, allowing you to create some of the most interesting textures ever.
If you want to really enhance and change up your tone, the Empress ParaEq brings in much more control that standard ep pedals. It really gives you the ability to control every aspect of your tone from a eq standpoint. (more...)