Empress Effects Compressor Pedal

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  • Analog Signal Path for Optimum Clarity
  • Add Dynamic Control Without Altering the Your Original Tone
  • Three Compression Ratios which Offer Lots of Flexibility
  • Blend Uncompressed Signal with Compressed Signal
  • Bright Multi-Colour LEDs Provide Easy Operation

Empress Effects Compressor Pedal


The Empress Effects Compressor Pedal is a compact versatile transparent compressor which allows for a wide range of sounds from subtly adding sustain to getting the unique “quack” that country players love. Other features include 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. The multi-colour LEDs make it very easy to use especially in darker environments. The Compressor is useful both in the studio and also in live performances and can be used with a Bass guitar. It is the ideal addition to any pedalboard.

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The Empress Effects Compressor Pedal is both unique and versatile as other compressor pedals are often limited by oversimplified controls and heavily colored sounds. Compression can add consistency and sustain to your guitar playing or it can be used to add note definition and other effects. It essentially narrows the difference between high and low audio levels by reducing the gain to any signal over the threshold.

Sidechain Input

The sidechain connector on the Empress Effects Compressor is a loop that lets you alter the signal going to the gain reduction control circuit, and is ideal for high pass instruments like basses. It accepts a ¼” TRS plug: Tip = send, Ring = return, Sleeve= ground. When using the compressor on a bass guitar, it can be very useful to add a high pass filter to the sidechain in order to avoid triggering the compressor with high energy notes in the lowest octave.

Using the Meter Toggle Switch

The compressor has a 10 segment LED meter that shows input gain, gain reduction or both.Red LEDs indicate gain reduction. Gain reduction values are marked over each LED. Green LEDs indicate input volume. When “both” is selected, overlapping gain reduction and input LEDs will appear yellow.


  • All Analog Signal Path for optimum clarity
  • 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
  • Blend uncompressed signal in with the compressed signal for parallel compression
  • Meter either gain reduction, input, or both
  • True Display LEDs provide bright multi-color LEDs which let you know what the Compressor is doing
  • Can also be used on Bass Guitar
  • The Empress Compressor employs true bypass, so you can be sure that it's not affecting the signal when disengaged
  • Small Size unit of approximately 4.5" by 3.5" by 1.5" with beautiful sparkly housing


  • 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