Empress Effects ZOIA

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Effect Pedal

  • Modular synthesiser
  • Provides the necessary modules to recreate your own custom effects, synthesizers, midi controllers and virtual pedalboards
  • Over 80 modules
  • Over 20 ready-made effects like Delays, Chorus, Flanger, Overdrive already included
  • 64 Patches
  • Multifunction controller
  • OLED display
  • Effect on LED
  • Footswitch: Select, Scroll, Bypass
  • 2 x Input (6.3 mm jack)
  • 2 x Output (6.3 mm jack)
  • Midi In / Out
  • Micro SD
  • Power adapter connector (coaxial connection 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside)
  • Current consumption: 300 mA
  • Power supply via 9-12 V DC power supply (2.1 mm x 5.5 mm coaxial connection, polarity (-) inside, not included in delivery, matching power supply: Art.409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 145 x 95 x 67 mm
  • Weight: 680 g

Note: Battery operation is not supported.

available since April 2019
Item number 463334
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Design Stompbox
Amp Modeling No
Drumcomputer No
Incl. Tuner No
Expression Pedal Yes
USB-Port No
Headphone Output Yes
MIDI Interface Yes
Line Out Yes
Battery Powered No
PSU included No
Effect Types Modeling Effect
6.444 kr
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the Swiss army knife of fx pedals
Pruneboy 07.10.2020
I use my ZOIA in two ways:
1) an all in one sound design pedal.
- whenever i need something special for live performances and can't be bothered with lugging 3 pedalboards with me for just 20 seconds of sound ---> ZOIA

2) my modular's best friend.
- very nice reverb, delay, granular, amp sim etc... with the possibility to accept CV and 2 separate inputs which can be internally routed and mixed. ((let's say input = synth, input 2 = guitar) = FUN).

it's a bit unwieldy at the beginning but once you get used to the fact that it's not just an fx pedal but also a sound design machine you'll be creating great sounding patches in no time!
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Roman23 18.01.2020
This is a good modular device with a fresh concept of interface and Empress did a good job with this idea and implementation.
This is a nice multi-purpose toolbox, the biggest features for me are the ability to add any kind of modulation to the effects (which is missing on many expensive stompboxes) and granular/looper/env-follower/pitch-tracking-shifting madness.
And unlike similar modular devices you can program it in place (or at least without monitor and keyboard as with Organelle or iPad with H9).
Unfortunately this comes by a cost of lesser quality of sound. Maybe I am wrong but initial impression was that the same effects sound a bit worse than reverbs and delays on other Empress boxes and overall sound is a bit muddy. But I haven't seen anyone complaining about that...
Another "con" is a difficulty to figure out what is going on in the current patch, the types of boxes and connections are not visible until you click everything. The bigger screen or ability to use external screen or tablet would be great, but looks like not in the current hardware revision (and this would contradict with the whole idea of Zoia buttons interface, why not touch screen then?)
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Swiss army knife of pedals
Tony Amsterdam 24.09.2022
This is an amazing pedal that takes modular synths, fx and functionality to another level. In the form of a multi-fx guitar pedal it is a powerhouse with unparallelled musical potential. Kudos for the community of Zoia patch builders, that extend the horizon of this machine endlessly. It takes some time to wrap your head around the UI, but when you got it, it is very rewarding.
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Great product
shlomi 22.02.2022
Excellent sound, many options, not easy to use
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