Empress Effects has expanded its lineup of compressors with two new models. While their flagship model has been revamped to include a “tilt” tone EQ control and selectable side chain, the new bass model has been retooled for us low-enders.
After releasing the Stella last year, BecosFX has expanded their lineup of compressor pedals with the CompIQ Twain. The unit is a dual-band/stacked compressor and limiter that the company says forges a new path in the realm of compressors.
Origin Effects have unveiled a special limited-edition reissue of their original Cali76 compressor pedal with the Cali76-TX.
EBS recently unveiled the “Blue Label” pedal series that updates their flagship models with new features. They have now announced the third unit in the lineup with the Multicomp Blue Label.
Darkglass Electronics has introduced the Microtube X Ultra, which they say “greatly expands” on the versatility of their Microtubes X7 pedal. It has all the same controls as its predecessor but adds four key components.
BecosFX has added to their CompIQ series with the CompIQ PRO Stella Compressor. Designed for bass and guitar, the pedal is described as “highly versatile… providing compression, limiting, and a twist of available harmonic distortion.”
ZVEX Effects has unleashed a new vertical version of their Instant Lo-Fi Junky pedal. The pedal revolves around a Comp/Lo-Fi knob that gives a warbly, vibrato effect.
EBS expanded their bass pedal offerings this year at the Winter NAMM Show with the EBS MicroBass 3, an analog “multi-tool” for bassists. The unit is a two-channel preamp that brings together features from their HD360 and Fafner II bass amplifiers.
Ashdown Engineering has expanded their pedal offerings with the PRO FX line, which consists of five new units: The Triple Shot, the Macchiato Comp (Guy Pratt Signature), the Studio Comp, the Velvet Comp, and the Type 23.
MXR has expanded their bass pedal lineup with the M282 Dyna Comp Bass Compressor. The new stompbox offers their Dyna Comp sound in a bass-centric format that includes a clean control for maintaining your low end. It’s also tiny.
Pirate Guitar Effects has released the Peg Leg Overdrive and Compressor, a pedal that they say captures the amp tones of the ’60s and ’70s with an added versatile compressor. Useful for bass and guitar, the pedal features dual-mode circuits for a wide palette of sounds.
Catalinbread has expanded their line of pedals with the NiCompressor. Inspired by the vintage Loco Box “The Choker” compressor, the new stompbox is described as offering “exceptional compression dynamics while keeping higher-frequencies intact.” Alongside Gain, Compression, and volume controls, the NiCompressor has Bass and Treble knobs for extra tone shaping. Its all-analog design is FET based and offers 4.8ms of...