NAMM 2018: Empress Effects Zoia - Modular Synth In A Pedal

Outrageous amount of routings and effeects      02/02/18

Buying Choices

Winners of the Sonicstate NAMM 2018 New Technology award, the Zoia from Empress Effects is a completely unique programmable modular pedal system.

They call it "a platform for creating musical anythings" and thats not an overstatement. The 5x8 grid matrix represents 40 slots (per page) which can have a large assortment of DSP effects, routings, pedal input function and intuitive routing options. Not only do you have all the usual suspects - delay, reverb, synths (it has MIDI in and control voltage input too) - they have around 50 modules, and are adding more all the time.

Its an incredibly flexible system, with presets being saved to an online repository, so you can load and save additional user created patches for a large potential library. It seems to be based on a Pure Data DSP engine but with a more user friendly programming system.

Empress are aiming to launch in late spring 2018 price $449/499 (tbc)

 

 


All NAMM 2018 News |  Videos |  Live Blogs |  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
z

More From: EMPRESS EFFECTS
Even more news...

 



More Videos

Meet The Makers: Vlad Kreimer Of Soma Laboratory 

Oragnismic manufacturing explained


Sonic LAB: Audient iD44 USB Audio Interface Presentation 

4 Class A mic preamps and much more


Friday Fun: Microvolt 3900 + Behringer Neutron Synth Jam 

With Ventris Dual Reverb, Arturia Keystep and Lab4Music Sipario


Sonic LAB: Erica Synths Graphic VCO Eurorack Module 

Highly flexible Wavetable VCO