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Feb 4, 2019

If mind-blowingly original pedals are your kind of thing, you should be literally dying to get your hands on the Zoia by Empress Effects, since the Canadian builder has been teasing us for more than a year with demos of this bizarre device without a shipping date in sight yet.

Steve Bragg from Empress Effects came up with the idea of a guitar pedal that worked like a modular synth in 2016; at NAMM 2018 he shot a video at our booth and introduced us to it(at the bottom of the post); at this year’s NAMM he came over again to update us about new developments in the pedal’s software. There’s no date announced yet for the Zoia, but this baby is getting more and more interesting…

Sandwiched between the two videos, the gorgeous one by Knobs from early 2018.

See more of our pedal demo shot at NAMM 2019 with 60 Cycle Hum here. We also have a list organized by kind of effect in two pages here and here.

Here’s the video Steve shot in person at our NAMM 2018 Stompbox Booth.