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by B. Ackley (8/7/2015):

You can put it directly on a track or on a send. Super on drums and vocals but just… Read more

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Roland® Dimension D Plug-In

This plug-in is no longer available for purchase, but will continue to be supported.
Check out the MXR Flanger for a comparable product.

Famous late-1970’s Bucket Brigade Chorus & Sound Enhancing Hardware, Now in Plug-In Form

The Roland Dimension D is a one-of-a-kind studio gem that adheres to the principle of doing one thing, and doing it extremely well. Its one and only function: some of the best sounding stereo chorus ever made. However, the Dimension D is more than a chorus; it is really a unique sound enhancer for adding spatial and stereo widening effects. This classic 1979 Roland device has been heard on countless records, including luminaries such as Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads and INXS. Universal Audio went to great lengths to preserve this Bucket Brigade chorus with all its unique design elements and sonic characteristics. With only four push-button “Dimension” settings, the Dimension D is the ultimate in functional simplicity.



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  • Adam Blake

    Zoot Woman

    "The Dimension D is perfect for adding stereo width and the RE-201 Space Echo always seems to come in handy."

    Mike Shipley

    (Allison Kraus, Maroon 5)

    “I've wanted a real Dimension D for a long, long time. Now I've got one — a UAD version. I use it all the time."

    Jacquire King

    (Norah Jones, Tom Waits)

    "All the [Roland] plugs...I've used the hardware...I'm just using the plug-ins now, because they sound so good."

    Ed Cherney

    (Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Spinal Tap)

    "The Dimension D is one of my favorite plug-ins in the arsenal."

    Vance Powell

    (The Raconteurs)

    "If you take UA's RE-201 and Dimension D plug-ins, you can kind of get a [RE-]301. Both of those plug-ins are brilliant."

  • Killian Servais

    (SoftBeat DE)

    "A marvelous addition into the UAD portfolio."

    Ariel Borujow

    (P-Diddy, TI, Black Eyed Peas)

    "Adding a bit of the Dim D to a bass or even a lead vocal track gives some added depth and dimension just like the original box."

    Ed MacFarlane

    (Friendly Fires)

    "All the guitars are recorded through a Roland Jazz Chorus with the UAD Roland Dimension D plug-in on them."

    Paul Vnuk, Jr.

    (Recording Magazine)

    "Once again UA has come as close to modeling the real thing [with Roland/BOSS Plug-Ins] as you are going to get ..."

    (Future Music UK)

    "In a mix, little things make a big difference – the Dimension D offers something special."

  • Jonathan Wilson

    (Future Music UK)

    "The star of the Roland plug-ins is the Space Echo … but both chorus plug-ins are also excellent in their own right."

    Jason Scott Alexander

    (Remix Magazine)

    "From beautifully soft and subtle to rich and organic ... the presets hit every retro nail squarely on the head."

    Paul White

    (Sound on Sound)

    "The effect the [Roland Dimension D] plug-in produces is uncannily accurate."

    Jason Scott Alexander

    (Remix Magazine)

    "[The Dimension D plug-in] brings the sonic character of early Peter Gabriel and Talking Heads to your door."

    Jason Scott Alexander

    (Remix Magazine)

    "The presets [on the Roland Chorus plug-ins] hit every retro nail squarely on the head."

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    can put it on anything!
    by B. Ackley(Friday 7 August, 2015)

    You can put it directly on a track or on a send. Super on drums and vocals but just blend it in and listen to the mix sweeten up. Read More

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    Didn't do much for me
    by D. Miller(Thursday 9 July, 2015)

    Checked the demo out because of the great reviews. Didn't do much for me, felt my money could be better spent elsewhere Read More

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    If something is sounds good It is good :)
    by T. Koeroglu(Monday 29 June, 2015)

    BVocals, Ac GTR, maybe RnB Bass, E-Guitars If you want Wide feeling of your mixes....Peace:) Read More

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    easiest way to add depth and movement to tracks
    by a. brassell(Friday 12 June, 2015)

    It turned out to be a little too extreme to use by itself, but when you use it on an aux track and blend it in it really adds depth and movement to whatever you put it on. I like it mostly on guitar and bgv busses. Putting it on top of reverb is really nice too. Read More

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    Control of width
    by C. Terpstra(Thursday 7 May, 2015)

    This plugins is used on every mix I do. Gives you create control to widen tracks and therefor gives more room and depth to the other tracks. Read More

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    Tucker Martine

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Features & Specs

Roland® Dimension D Plug-In


  • Famous Bucket Brigade chorus heard on countless records
  • Accurate model of unique Dimension D chorus effect
  • Designed for subtle chorus and spatial effects
  • Entrusted by Roland for accurate analog modeling
  • Identical look, controls, and operation of its analog counterpart
  • Supports the multi-button modes of the original Dimension D hardware
  • Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide.

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