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Empress Effects Launches New Compressor MK II Pedal

Empress Effects Compressor MKII
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Empress Effects has launched its Compressor MKII pedal, a successor to its popular Compressor pedal.

The MKII retains the control set and features of its predecessor – such as independent attack and release controls, a mix knob for parallel compression and an external sidechain insert – while cutting its size in half.

The analog signal path and onboard LEDs of the original have also been retained, while a ‘tilt’ tone EQ control and selectable sidechain high-pass filter have been brought aboard.

The Empress Effects Compressor MKII pedal will be available starting November 25 for $249.

For more info on the pedal, stop by empresseffects.com (opens in new tab).

Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.