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Blue Cat Audio: Chorus

A free vintage-style chorus plugin.

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3 November 2023

With a background in industrial software engineering, Blue Cat Audio’s founder Guillaume Jeulin understands the importance of stable software. The French company offers professional audio effects, innovative audio analysis tools, and standalone applications that transform Digital Audio Workstations into professional audio processing environments. As an extra arrow in Blue Cat’s quiver, it also offers consulting and engineering services for custom software development, and as such has amassed a variety of customers, ranging from recording studios, universities and recording schools, and home studio owners, to recording engineers, and professional and amateur musicians.

The chorus effect was originally designed to simulate the sound of several voices — as if several people were singing together in unison — and uses a variable delay between them to control the intensity of the effect. This is one of the typical effects that can be achieved with Blue Cat’s Chorus. However, this chorus can do just about anything, from a light ensemble to a deep destructive modulation effect. The plugin allows you to drastically change the original sound and create deep pitch modulation, or crazy ‘bubbling’ effects, and with the additional ‘Spread’ control on the stereo version the famous stereo-widening, head-spinning chorus effects are but a few clicks away.

Features:
  • Single voice vintage chorus effect
  • Stereo spread control
  • Sine or triangle LFO shapes
  • In or out of phase mix control
Blue Cat Audio Standards:
  • Available in most plugin formats for Mac and Windows
  • Full MIDI control and automation support, MIDI Learn
  • No CPU load on idle. Processing shuts down when fed with silence (optimal CPU usage)
  • Customisable user interface with transparency & zoom
  • Smooth Bypass. Noiseless plugin activation / deactivation
  • Undo/Redo
  • Full featured integrated presets manager
  • Copy/paste the state of the plugin between instances
  • Any sample rate supported

This plugin is also available in the Blue Cat bundle, ‘Freeware Plugins Pack ii’. https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Bundle_FreewarePack/

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