Redefining the phaser effect from the ground up, Empress Effects has created a phaser pedal unlike anything else on the market. Employing a unique VCA based design, the Empress Phaser Pedal offers unparalleled signal-to-noise ratio. Choose between 2 stage, 4 stage or an Empress exclusive 3 stage mode; all controllable via tap tempo sweeping through an impressive set of 8 waveforms.
The Empress Phaser Pedal is the next generation in the evolution of digitally-controlled analog technology. It features an all-analog signal path but is controlled by a microprocessor, allowing it to maintain all its character and analog flavor while adding a ton of possibilities for control and adaptability. Sure, it does the classic jet sounds, super funky auto-wah and ring modulators, as well as having vibrato and Univibe sounds on tap. But what really sets the Empress Phaser Pedal apart are the auto modes: envelope following, audio-triggered sweeps, rhythms and direct control are just a few of the settings found on the Empress Phaser Pedal.
It also offers unsurpassed connectivity by featuring expression pedal control as well as accepting control voltage, external tap, external audio control and MIDI. All of this comes in a rock solid die cast aluminum enclosure with true bypass keeping things clean.
The Empress Phaser Pedal gives you maximum control in a small package. In addition to tap tempo and super musical auto modes, you can now control your phaser via control voltage, expression pedal, external audio input and MIDI.
Killer Sound Quality - The Signal to Noise ratio is around 104 dB.
8 Auto modes - Envelope follower, center & speed, speed(sine), speed(square), audio sweep trigger, random level trigger, rhythms and direct control
Tap Tempo with Ratios - Use tap tempo to set the phasers speed; the ratio selection makes fast tempos and triplet based phase times easy.
Question: What kind of bypassing does the Phaser have?
Answer: The Phaser has true bypass switching.
It uses a relay to switch.
Question: What kind expression pedal/volume pedal should I use for the blend exp input?
Answer: The pinout of the expression pedal should be TIP=output, RING=input, SLEEVE=ground. There's a list of expression pedals on this page that work with the control port. They should also work with the blend exp input. Volume pedals probably have too high of a pot resistance to work with the blend exp port, but you can give it a shot!
Question: What expression pedals can I use with this pedal?
Answer: The pinout for the expression pedal is TIP=signal, RING=3.3V power, SLEEVE=ground. So your expression pedal has to have that pinout. Here's a list of pedals that we know work. Please let us know if you find any other pedals that work!
Moog EP-2 (we've tested the EP-2, and it works. it has been replaced by the
EP-3 which we haven't tested yet)
Question: I play bass! Can I rock out through this pedal?
Answer: Yes! All of our pedals play nicely with bass. Check out the "Features
& Specs" section for information on the frequency response of our
pedals. We have lots of customers who play bass through our
Question: The pots turn easily, so they move when I accidently hit them
during a show. What can I do?
Answer: One of our customers has a great solution to this problem. If you
wrap rubber bands at the base of the pot it makes it harder to
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