Can you add *crazy-new-feature* to the Empress Reverb or Echosystem?
The firmware on the Empress Reverb and Echosystem can be easily updated via the SD card slot. If you want a say in what features we work on, join our vot...
Fri, 26 May, 2017 at 12:17 PM
Can you engage and bypass the pedal with MIDI?
Yes. The MIDI engage controller number is CC#60. If you send a value of 0, the pedal bypasses, if you send 127, the pedal engages. We forgot to incl...
Tue, 7 Jun, 2016 at 10:03 AM
Can you simulate expression pedal input with MIDI?
Yes. You can simulate an expression pedal input with controller number CC#10.   We (and by we we mean Steve) forgot to include this in version 1....
Sun, 26 Jun, 2016 at 5:51 PM
How do I tell what firmware is loaded on my Empress Reverb?
Here's a nice little video on how to do it:
Tue, 27 Sep, 2016 at 8:48 AM
What firmware version is loaded on my Empress Reverb?
Here's a nice little video on how to figure this out.
Thu, 8 Sep, 2016 at 1:05 PM
I keep accidentally hitting the $#%!@& save button!
That's a bummer, especially when you're on stage! So here's a quick fix to hold you over until we update the 'Knob Lock' feature in the...
Thu, 15 Dec, 2016 at 10:16 AM
Can you change presets on the Reverb with a MIDI CC (control change) message?
This functionality was added in firmware 2.01. Please download from You should now be able to change prese...
Wed, 28 Dec, 2016 at 3:43 PM
I'm having trouble updating the firmware using the SD card
There are a number of things that will trip you up. Please make sure each of these is true. 1) The card you're using is high capacity. You can tell ...
Wed, 4 Jan, 2017 at 3:45 PM