Empress Effects Echosystem

Effects Pedal

  • Ultimate delay design tool
  • Numerous emulations of classic digital, tape and analogue delays as well as Empress' s own delay versions
  • Dual motor allows 2 of these delays to be used together either parallel, serial or left / right
  • Controller: Mix - Output - Feedback - Tone - Thing 1 - Thing2
  • Switch: Mode - Delay Time / Ratio - Shift
  • Footswitch: On / Off - Scroll - Tap
  • True Bypass
  • Power consumption: 300 mA
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply (coaxial connection - negative pole inside, not included in the scope of delivery, matching power supply available under Art.409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 145 x 95 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 680 g
  • Made in USA
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  • Country
  • Crazy Bluessolo
  • Funk
  • Fuzzrock
  • Lead
  • Progressive
  • Rockabilly

Further Information

Analogico No
Delay Time 2,8 s
tap feature Yes
Battery Operation No
PSU included No

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A (fabulous) delay worth the wait!
Kaiviti, 30.12.2019
I love delay, my pedalboard had a Pigtronix Echolution and a Strymon Timeline on it, the former I love but the Timeline has always seemed a bit lacking especially in tape and analog models. Then I heard demos of the echosystem and got a bonus from work... the rest is history!

To be fair, the Timeline has some features and strengths that the Echosystem doesn't, for example the MIDI implementation in the Timeline seems a bit more flexible and they have multi-switch controllers that just plug into the expression jack etc etc BUT for me the killer feature of the Echosystem is just the sound. To me it just sounds way more natural than the Timeline, it becomes part of the instrument (in my case, guitar) and just feels really natural and does what I want, twiddling the knobs gives great, usable sounds and a good range of sounds from subtle and discreet to more 'out there' stuff. The looper is pretty cool and mad powerful too. It is also really quiet, I use it in front of a Plexi style amp but it isn't very noisy at all. Dynamics are good too - yeah, I'm sold.

There are a few cons - for example I plan to use MIDI for patch selection and clocks but since there is just the one jack for MIDI or expression I cant also use an analog expression pedal (which I can with the Timeline). I need to do the expression stuff over MIDI but a separate MIDI and expression jack would be nice - not a biggie though. Another plus for the Timeline is the Nixie patch editor which is really nice (especially as the Timeline has several 'hidden' parameters) but again not a big deal, the Echosystem UI is pretty intuitive - Oh and i forgot to mention that the Echosystem can also do two delays at once - even without that I'm sold but two delays at once in series or parallel or stereo oh my!

Finally, an earlier review stated the Echosystem isn't true bypass - not out of the box no but it can be configured t be true bypass, it's clearly described in the manual. That said the buffer is clean and quiet, I don't hear any change to my dry sound.

I did have a hardware issue with the first unit Thomann sent me but both they and Empress were super helpful and gave excellent support, getting me back up and running within a week.
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A super fun and deep delay fantasy
rgdonaire, 09.02.2020
I use this pedal in my home studio. it's my first , multi delay unit. I absolutely love this pedal. The sound engines are extremely good, they sound lush and warm. There are also some really experimental engines with pitch shifting and reverse which I really enjoy.

I don't have anything negative to say about this pedal. It's very musical, ideas just flow magically. The only minor downside is the lack of screen but everything is color coded and eventually you memorise what thing 1/thing 2 are.

I highly recommend this pedal, it's really something special.
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Great pedal with some fall backs
Michael Carrier, 18.05.2020
I've had this for a couple of weeks now, and use it as a traditional guitar pedal and as a fx unit for music production.

The sounds and fx are amazing with lots of ways to experiment.
I particularly like the tape and analogue section with can emulate Space Echo and Memory Boy for example.

Some cons:
- The signal can easily get distorted in a digital sounding way which isn't nice.
- The midi is very frustrating to implement, since it has a TRS jack and not a normal 5 pin. I'm still trying to work out to connect a midi cable successfully.

Pros:
- Many fx and possibilities
- has a great looper.
- can be updated with new sound engines with Empress up dates a few times a year.
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Best delay i've ever used
Kriig, 09.08.2017
This is a fantastic pedal. Fantastic sound and very easy to get there. The tape delays are just killer and i almost stayed on the first setting too long when i first plugged in. Digital "blue" with all dials at noon, mix and feedback to taste.. Everything else sounded glorious too. Presets was a little to much for me, but dial down mix and it was much better.

I allways make my own presets anyway. So easy. Soooo good.

Empress is updating this often, also based on voting on their forum!

This is staying right here with me.

Pros: Amazing sounds and easy to get there.
Cons: None for me
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