Empress Zoia


#423

Prymaxe has been inconsistent - I got lucky in getting the discount, others did too, others weren’t able to. I saw people (on the Zoia FB page) reporting getting the discount even a week or two ago. It’s worth trying, anyway.


#424

Thanks guys you don’t do resisting this device any easier!

Do you actually mess around with the modular patching or save something and then use the ready-made patches?


#425

I’ve cleared the decks on mine and am starting from scratch. Some of the patches on the Zoia out of the box are amazing, but I don’t really want to use presets for my own work. I’m a ground-up kind of a guy!


#426

Only quickly scrolled through the presets the fist time i booted up. Some of them sound pretty good, but for me zoia is all about designing my own sounds.


#427

This. Running OT cue output into this super tempting …


#428

https://reverb.com/item/23647940-empress-effects-zoia-multi-effects?utm_source=android-app&utm_medium=share <- Someone better grab this demo unit Zoia for $390…


#429

I saw it last night. Sent them a message to see about overall quality of it. No response yet :frowning:


#430

The built in patches are good, but I bought this to make my own. So far I have made to keep, a stereo clone of Shallow Water, a sample rate reducer & bitcrusher (think Ottobit jr.) & a midi sequencer with modulation cc out for my Dreadbox Nyx. I want to make something like Mutable Instruments Clouds next, if possible, not sure yet how I’m going to do this, but hopefully I can get something similar :slight_smile:


#431

I would have to get my hands on one to try out. Still- as a pedal and synth junkie, I play guitar and synths it would be loads of fun. Right now I sample my guitar tracks to my OT and remix.


#432

(At least) one person is working on it. Maybe check theirs out and see what you can do…

https://patchstorage.com/fog-a-granular-textural-synthesizer/


#433

That’s the plan. And with 24 LFOs?? :surfing_woman:


#434

Can it do
Tempo syncd stuff.(delays , Lfo sweeps etc)
Vocoder type things (either with built in synth carrier or external carrier + audio input)
Can i put samples on it via storage and make drum machine etc.

I watched cuckoo’s latest vid from super booth and it looks quite intuitive , it seems to be gaining more interest than the mod duo device (which is quite expensive )
The reverbs sound nice , i’’l keep an eye on patch storage as they seem to feature audio examples too , very handy if you don’t have one.


#435

Yes.
Dunno.
Not yet but definitely coming.

I guess the mod duo got delayed. And from (the little) I’ve heard it doesn’t sound nearly as nice as the Zoia.


#436

No mention of the bypass? so guessing it’s buffered only with no option for analog bypass.


#437

Is this pedal suited for LINE input or more suited and designed for instrument input ?

Thinking of two of these but want signal to be pristine
One for a stereo EFX unit for my Matrixbrute --analog EFX are not that great on MB
Another other for a send return EFX unit for my Prime X1800 DJ mixer.
Thanks in advance


#438

How’s the reverb on this?


#439

A vocoder should be doable. Everything you need to build one is present (a lot of bandpass filters and envelope followers, seems like). Someone who wanted to try building a vocoder would just have to copy the Nord Modular patch here, in section 8.1 “vocoder techniques” - http://www.cim.mcgill.ca/~clark/nordmodularbook/nordmodularbook.pdf

(that book is a goldmine for Zoia explorations)


#440

the percussion/noise/texture on this track is Digitakt drums into Zoia [4 loopers, different low-pass filter for each looper, all summing into a plate reverb, heavy tweaking of filter frequencies and filter Qs throughout]:


#441

Good old Glitch…


#442

Do the filters ping?