EMPRESS ZOIA: QUEEN OF MODULAR SYNTHS

The Empress ZOIA can do anything, because it is everything. If that sounds complicated, it is–and it isn’t.

Fitting the effects capabilities of a modular synth into a modestly sized pedal enclosure, the brand new ZOIA is a complete effects laboratory loaded with all the modules you need to build a custom delay, reverb, phaser, or something entirely your own.

You don’t have to be an engineer or a psychoacoustic wizard to do it. All the modules are pre-loaded and available at the touch of a button, so you’re free to experiment without limit. If time is of the essence, just throw on one of 20 pre-programmed settings for traditional effects and leave it, or use it as a base and go from there, or craft your own from the bottom up. Just use the button array to select or deselect.

Much like the Greek word zoya, or life, ZOIA is what you make it.
ZOIA features 80+ built-in modules, with more in development as we speak:

Interface Modules
Audio Input
Audio Output
Midi Notes In
Midi CC in
Midi Pressure
Midi CC out
Midi PC out
Midi Note Out
Stompswitch
UI Button
Pushbutton
Keyboard
Cport Exp/CV in
Cport CV out


Analysis Modules
Onset Detector
Env Follower
Pitch Detector

Audio Modules
Oscillator
VCA
SV Filter
Multi-Filter
Delay Line
Audio Panner
Pitch Shifter
Audio Balance
Audio Mixer
Inverter
Audio In Switch
Audio Out Switch
All Pass Filter
Noise
Audio Multiply
Bit Crusher
Aliaser
1 Buffer Delay
Looper
Stereo Spread
Bit Modulator
Diffuser

Audio Modules
Oscillator
VCA
SV Filter
Multi-Filter
Delay Line
Audio Panner
Pitch Shifter
Audio Balance
Audio Mixer
Inverter
Audio In Switch
Audio Out Switch
All Pass Filter
Noise
Audio Multiply
Bit Crusher
Aliaser
1 Buffer Delay
Looper
Stereo Spread
Bit Modulator
Diffuser

CV Modules
LFO
Sequencer
ADSR
Sample and Hold
CV Invert
CV Rectify
Value
Trigger
CV Flip Flop
CV Delay
CV Loop
CV Filter
Clock Divider
Comparator
In Switch
Out Switch
Slew Limiter
Quantizer
Steps
Multiplier
Random
Rhythm

ZOIA’s expansive feature set also includes:

64 Patches - Save up 64 of your own effects for instant recall.
Patchstorage.com - Sign up with patchstorage.com to load your own patches and share and swap with other users.
SD Card - Empress includes an SD card so you can save your presets and patches in physical form, and through empresseffects.com you can get the newest firmware updates and bug fixes to load straight onto your unit.
OLED Display - Unlike other pedals, ZOIA's equipped with a hi-res OLED display to easily and instantly view your modules and parameter information.
Control and MIDI Port
- Connect your ZOIA to any number of external and midi-enabled devices for extra effects and control options. Midi dongles (⅛”) included.
Customizable Scrolling and Recall - Just like a regular stompbox, you can use the footswitches to scroll available modules or presets from your bank for effects switching and molding new sounds on the fly.
On-board Help - The built-in help function ensures you’ll never be at a loss. No more flipping through a long paper manual. Help is always at your fingertips.
Top Quality Audio - The ZOIA samples at a rate of 48kHZ, with 24-bit conversion and 32-bit internal processing.
Low-Noise - ZOIA is extremely quiet where it counts, operating with a signal-to-noise of >105dB.

ZOIA Specs

Input Impedance: >= 1MΩ
Output Impedance: 100Ω
Frequency Response: (-3dB)10Hz – 23.4kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.22%
Dynamic Range: 105.5 dBA
Input Headroom (no pad): +0.5 dBu
Input Headroom (6dB pad): +5.7 dBu
Input Headroom (12dB pad): +10.8 dBu
Output Headroom: +16.2dBu
Power Input Connector: 2.1mm Barrel Connector
Power Input Voltage: 9V DC (center negative)
Required Current: 300mA
Height (enclosure only): 1.75”
Height (including controls): 2.625”
Length: 5.7”
Width: 3.75”
Weight: 1.5lbs

Call, click, or stop in to pre-order the newest in multi-effects pedals, the Empress herself: ZOIA, today at Chicago Music Exchange.

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