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Empress Effects Tape Delay Pedal

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EMPRESS TAPE

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Now with an analog dry path, the Tape Delay is packed with features, all accessible from the advanced configuration mode. Presets can store all your settings and be recalled at the touch of a button, making switching live fast and easy. Rich, lush tape delay in an incredibly small box. 3 flavors of tape age let you choose how dark and gritty the repeats will get. Filter and modulation controls allow for even more fine tuning.

Awsome Sound Quality - The Signal to Noise ratio is around 103 dB.
Tap Tempo with Ratios - Use tap tempo to set the Tape Delays speed; the ratio selection makes fast tempos and triplet based phase times easy.
True Bypass and Trails. - The Empress Tape Delay Pedal employs true bypass, or you can choose to use buffered bypass with trails.
Small Size - The enclosure measures approximately 4.5" by 3.5" by 1.5", which is delightfully small when considering all the features packed into this unit.
Analog Dry - The dry signal path is all analog.
Advanced Configuration - let you customize the tape delay to suit your needs.
Blips - Activate blips to get crazy sounds when you move the tape head around while playing
Presets - Advanced configuration allow you to run with 0, 2 or 3 presets
Relay Bypass - Using a relay for bypass means quieter switching and, if the pedal loses power, your signal will still pass unharmed.
Filter - Hi pass or low pass the delayed signal.
Modulation - Add a little or a lot of modulation, or none at all!
The Empress Tape Delay Pedal runs on standard 9V negative tip DC power but can safely accept up to 18V. It draws about 280mA.

Specs
Power Input Voltage 9 - 18 V DC (Negative tip)
Power Input Connector 2.1mm barrel connector (Negative tip)
Power Consumption ~280mA
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 1 lb
Input Impedance 1Meg
Output Impedance 1K
Frequency Response (-3dB) 8Hz - 18.5kHz
Input Headroom +10.8dBu
Output Headroom +10.2dBu
Distortion 0.40%
Signal to Noise 102.7dB
Delay Time 5ms - 2.8s

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This pedal sounds very natural. Just like an actual Tape Echo. Sound that doesn't get in the way!
Posted by Josh on Oct 6, 2017
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One of the best tape delay/echo pedals.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Got to play this side by side with the well known and very popular (for good reasons) Strymon El Capistan. They both sound spectacular! But the Empress Effects Tape delay is just a tad warmer which I like better. You're gonna love the modulation options on this one. Very useful! So many other awesome features and you get plenty of controls to play around with. If you're looking for one of the best "tape" delay/echo pedals, you ought to check out the Empress Effects Tape Delay.
Posted by Josh on Oct 1, 2017
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Truly a world-class digital tape delay. Here's why.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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I've been through a metric ton of modern tape delay pedals. I've landed on the Empress and I'm not letting it go anytime soon. My list if pros: - repeats have a number of ways of having their tone adjusted, both overall with HP/LP/NONE filters or simply with the TAPE AGE choice which adds degrees of subtle and not-so-subtle darkness. All of them sound great, no digital harshness. - presets! Allows for up to 3 different presets can be recalled easily. Presets can also be write-protected which is a nice touch. - Tap-tempo - Inner dip switches to adjust headroom/input padding amount, for people who have unique rigs/pedalboard gain staging. Invaluable. - Output level/boost. So many delay pedals dip in volume when engaged or when MIX is on a highly wet setting. The output knob allows you total control over what comes out of the unit. And this setting is saved uniquely per preset, allowing different levels of boost per sound if desired. Only pedal that technically had better sound, imo, is the Strymon El Capistan - and it's in stereo. But it has no presets built-in. And it's twice the price. Enjoy!
Posted by Skinny D on May 7, 2016
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