empress superdelay

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  1. empress_effects

    empress_effects Gold Supporting Member

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    Hello,

    I helped design the Empress Superdelay. If you have any questions about it, please post here and I'll do my best to answer them.

    One thing we figured out yesterday is the release date: May 12th.

    Steve.
     
  2. thisfire

    thisfire Supporting Member

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    Can I preorder one?!?

    :drool
     
  3. benbenben

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    ONE QUESTION :D

    I've already preordered one of these from a distributor overseas. BUT

    the looper function, in the video you mentioned the short looper was 6 seconds for higher quality, how long is the long looper?
     
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    empress_effects Gold Supporting Member

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    Sweet! 12 seconds is good for me!

    Cheers Steve!
     
  6. TaronKeim

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    Can't wait to try one out!

    _TJK*
     
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    can you stack loops or is it single loop that you can simply play over? thanks
     
  8. empress_effects

    empress_effects Gold Supporting Member

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    You can keep on overdubbing onto the loop.
     
  9. jlearman

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    Reallllly interested in the superdelay. 2 questions:

    1) Is it a bucket brigade delay? or digital? (i'm guessing digital) If it is digital, does the dry signal get converted to digital as well?

    2) Is the modulation digital or analog? Can I use the modulation and tap tempo at the same time?
     
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    1) It's digital. The dry signal does get converted. At first we were trying for a completely analog dry signal. We tried a digital potentiometer, a VCA, and something else (i forget), but we couldn't get anything to work that decreased noise. They only increased noise.

    We've been getting people in Ottawa to try out the pedal, comparing it to other pedals with various amps. So far, everyone has said the fidelity is amazing. Of course, just believing what someone else says (especially when they're selling something) without checking it out is sometimes a really bad idea. Ideally, you should listen to the pedal with your own setup before buying. We're going to put up a sound clip of it being switched in and out soon enough. We're pretty sure you won't be able to tell the difference. I know some people like when pedals color the sound. Oh well, you can't please everyone.

    2) The modulation is digital. The high pass and low pass filters are digital. They can be used with any mode, including modes that use the tap tempo.
     
  11. this1smyne

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    i just jumped on the pre-order list.... is it one of those that i'll wait 2 years for? how long is the list? thanks! Looking foreward to trying it out!
     
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    empress_effects Gold Supporting Member

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    We're building the Superdelays right now, so we'll be able to ship out on the release date (May 12).
     
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    1. But, true bypass so when off it's just your regular analogue dry signal right?
    2. Is it stereo? I can only see a single input and a single output jack in the pics.
    2.5 If stereo, is that regular dry signal on one channel / wet on the other ... or something else?
    3. I also see an expression pedal jack? What's that going to do? Time/modulation/intensity?

    There's been a bit of a buzz about this up on the guitars canada forum too...
     
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    1. Yes, it's true bypass. So when it's bypassed, it's completely analog.
    2. No, it's mono.
    3. The expression pedal jack can control the mix and feedback.
     
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    and it ships.... I cannot wait!
     
  16. Crazyquilt

    Crazyquilt Guitar Dad Silver Supporting Member

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    Are the filter/modulation options available with the looper?

    Thanks.
     
  17. thisfire

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    Mine shipped too...can't WAIT!
     
  18. empress_effects

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    yes, the filter and modulator work with the looper.
     
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    Man, I had a chance to demo an early proto...
    Was a superior, feature-laden delay then and it's been refined since.
    Looking forward! Remarkable design by some wonderful peeps.
     
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    I'll second Wayne's comments: it is a fantastic delay. The fidelity is really outstanding. You really don't know what good digital is until you plug into one of these.

    I've had a great time with this setting on the Empress Effects Superdelay. Basically lets you play and when you stop it'll just do this nice faded edge, infinite repeat thing. Start playing again and it ducks it all down. Lets you perch right on the edge of crazy without going over.

    mix: 12:00
    d time | ratio: 4:00
    feedback: 4:00
    mode: misc
    volume: 12:00
    exp: none
    filter: lp
    modulation: fast
    mode: b

    I'll post some more Superdelay settings over the next few weeks. When you get yours: share your settings! I'd love to try out things other people find cool. It's an incredibly deep pedal with a deceptivily straight foward interface.
     

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