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by K. Ross (5/15/2015):

This is such a phenomenal chorus plugin. I am a HUGE "stereo image freak." This plugin just giv ... Read more

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Roland® Dimension D Plug-In

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)

    "[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."

    Paul White

    (Sound on Sound)

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

    Jason Scott Alexander

    (Remix Magazine)

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

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    Can't Live Without!
    by K. Ross (Friday 9 May, 2014)

    This is such a phenomenal chorus plugin. I am a HUGE "stereo image freak." This plugin just gives a special swirling stereo width to almost any source material. I've used it on mixes for various artists in different genres, from Enrique Iglesias, to Boyz II Men, to J. Balvin, and many more. It NEVER … Read More

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    It does one thing incredibly well.
    by M. Lynn (Thursday 6 March, 2014)

    The Dimension D plugin doesn't do a lot of things, but what it does do is simply amazing. Set the plugin up as a Send and dial in as much (or as little) as you want. If you have two mono sources like acoustic guitar and voice, put the guitar through the Dimension D plugin to give the song instant … Read More

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    Just Like the original
    by P. Harding (Monday 27 January, 2014)

    Couldn't be more pleased, I always used the Dim D on my mixes back in the 80s and 90s and feel very 'at home' having it in my system again. Phil Harding UK … Read More

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    Small change, but it works like magic!
    by P. Draganov (Monday 14 October, 2013)

    It's the little magic, which I needed! Works great on almost everything! … Read More

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    color your world
    by G. Gassert (Friday 27 September, 2013)

    If you want something to get noticed in the mix this will do it ,,,,, I been putting it in an effect loop to blend it . If I had a mix control knob I would insert it on a channel . Its a lot different than your average Chorus effect … Read More


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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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