Brigade Chorus Pedal
Thick '70s analog shimmer and deep, huge vibrato.
Revered for its warm, organic modulation and chewy pitch-shifting vibrato, the BOSS CE-1 Chorus Ensemble* was the first ever production stompbox chorus. Introduced in 1976, this heavy-duty pewter box quickly dazzled players and producers with its luxuriant, dreamy textures.
The Brigade Chorus Pedal plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces emulates every inch of this legendary pedal, expertly capturing its legendary bucket-brigade circuit to deliver captivating chorus shimmer and wobbly vibrato that works on nearly any source.
Now You Can:
Give parts and instruments 3-D movement with legendary bucket-brigade chorus
Add thickness, width, and shimmer to guitars, vocals, drums, pianos, and more
Create subtle detuned textures or all out warble with unmatched vibrato circuit
Get legendary, milkshake-thick chorus on electric guitar and bass tracks
Take a listen
Key to the original hardware’s magic is its bucket-brigade circuit; a series of capacitors that pass the effected analog signal along subsequent transistor stages — the “bucket brigade.” As the signal moves down the line, the delayed signal degrades in a uniquely warm and musical fashion, gently caressing treble frequencies and introducing organic, wholly analog modulation. UA’s team of DSP experts have captured this classic circuit in all its glory for the Brigade Chorus Pedal plug-in.
A Chorus for Any Source
Sporting simple, straightforward features, the Brigade Chorus Pedal plug-in can be used on a channel strip or an effects bus to subtly enhance or transform anything you run through it. Easily widen vocals or add haze and shimmer to drum overheads. On electric guitar and bass, the Brigade Chorus Pedal plug-in yields the fat, unmistakable guitar sound of late ’70s Rush and the electric bass textures of the Cure and New Order. Or you can put the Brigade Chorus Pedal plug-in on a Fender Rhodes patch a‘la Herbie Hancock.
When used with stereo tracks or buses, the Brigade Chorus Pedal plug-in can be used exactly as the original pedal — left side dry, right side effected. But with the “plug-in only” Dual Mode, the Brigade Chorus Pedal acts as if two pedals are patched in using their mono outputs — giving you maximum left/right spread. Whereas some chorus units sound unnatural and “tacked on,” the Brigade Chorus Pedal plug-in gets inside your sources with high-caloric chorus thick enough to spoon out of your speakers.
“The Brigade Chorus Pedal plug-in is instant vibe in the box. A tweak in any direction will ignite your creative flow with unique tones.”
– Ivan Barias (Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, Estelle)
“The UAD Brigade Chorus plug-in is the go-to for any guitarist wanting to create that iconic ’80s guitar sound. Or you can add it to more distorted guitar sounds to easily reproduce many of the ‘90s grunge tones.”
– Steve Levine (Culture Club, Beach Boys, Honeyz)
“The Brigade Chorus Pedal plug-in is perfect for giving guitars that classic '80s vibrato. It can be a great stereo widener for synths, guitars, and even background vocals.”
– Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Beck, The Strokes, Morrissey)
“The original hardware is arguably the most luscious of all chorus pedals. Its warmth and liquid modulation are captured perfectly in the Brigade Chorus Pedal plug-in, including the way-cool overdriving of the pedal's front end.”
– Richard Chycki (Rush, Aerosmith, Dream Theater)
“Whenever I need a great chorus plug-in, I call on the UAD Brigade Chorus. It can be a subtle or not very subtle modulation that gives me a wide range of great tones and moods.”
– Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Drake, Bruno Mars)
*The Brigade Chorus product is not affiliated with, sponsored, nor endorsed by Roland or BOSS. The Roland and BOSS names, as well as the CE-1 and Chorus Ensemble model names, are used solely to identify the classic effects emulated by Universal Audio's product.
August 1, 2016
A must have for guitarists and bassists. Sounds and plays just like a vintage pedal... fantastic plug-in.Read More
May 2, 2019
Useful modulation effect.
This chorus pedal effect is useful for creatively modulating vocals, guitars etc.Read More
May 1, 2019
Great character. Blows the stock chorus on my DAW out of the water.Read More
May 1, 2019
Most analog-sounding chorus. If you're into these kind of sounds, you need to buy it.Read More
April 30, 2019
Pretty cool !
This chorus is excellent. I wouldn't use it on vocal, unless for creative ideas, but on guitars synths, it does an amazing job with a very specific signature sound that I can't find in any...Read More
April 25, 2019
To Be Honest
At first I didn't expect to have much of a use for it, but it has been a very pleasant surprise.Read More
Authentic emulation of legendary analog bucket-brigade ’70s chorus pedal
Adds 3-D movement with legendary bucket-brigade chorus
Gives width, and shimmer to guitars, vocals, drums, pianos, and more
Creates subtle detuned textures or all out warble with unmatched vibrato circuit
Plug-in-only Dual mode replicates running two pedals in stereo for maximum Left/Right spread
Brigade Chorus Pedal
Disappointed. Just not a nice sounding chorus.
Hi everyone, my first review. Oh, don't get me wrong, i adore most of my UAD plugins and have some very positive reviews coming.I had high hopes for this, but note, i am unfamiliar with the hardware it emulates. All i can say is, after hours of tweaking every combination imaginable, I simply do not like the sound of the chorus on guitar or bass, whatsoever. Curiosity led me to try it on pads and synths where it impressed me even less. I find it cold and impossible to dial in the right setting to get any sort of realistic or lush chorus. It's so easy to with many of my native chorus plugins, which this trails by a mile. Perhaps it has usage in special fx arena. I won't ever go to this for my first reach chorus, for any source unfortunately
A must have for guitarists and bassists. Sounds and plays just like a vintage pedal... fantastic plug-in.
Useful modulation effect.
This chorus pedal effect is useful for creatively modulating vocals, guitars etc.
Great character. Blows the stock chorus on my DAW out of the water.
Most analog-sounding chorus. If you're into these kind of sounds, you need to buy it.
Pretty cool !
This chorus is excellent. I wouldn't use it on vocal, unless for creative ideas, but on guitars synths, it does an amazing job with a very specific signature sound that I can't find in any other chorus plugins.
To Be Honest
At first I didn't expect to have much of a use for it, but it has been a very pleasant surprise.
Subtle to extreme, brigade chorus adds just the right flavor to my productions.
Another chorus in my arsenal, it has it’s own character so this is another color in my pallet, sound is great.
Years ago, I owned the original gear. But it's been lost somewhere on tour ...
Now, i have it back as plugin and it's essential as it ever was ...
From bass to Rhodes, over guitar to Vox.
Great plugin nice product
This thing sounds fantastic. Got it for free when I bought my new Apollo 8 but would have gladly paid for it.
I used it on Rhodes, Hammond organs etc, and works very well. Nice chorus!
Unique Chorus effects
Different, complex but musical effects
I use this on ambient sounds, and vocals to create a different color. I really enjoy it!
Great as a Doubler On Vox!
Not used it on guitars yet so I can't comment on how it stands up compared to other guitar chorus plugins/pedals, but I did try it as a doubler aux effect the other day on a vocal track with great results. Got the idea from an article featuring Post Malone's engineer who uses it on his voice. I think it's another useful tool to have in your box but obviously if your on a budget you can get by without it. I didn't purchase it as U..A. kindly gifted it me for free when I registered my interface - Bonus!
Same as the real thing
Although this is an awesome plugin which sounds very similar to the real thing, it is hard to get a good sound and isn't what I'd say describe as a lush sounding chorus. However, if you're looking for something that sounds like the old bucket brigade chorus pedals this is as close as you'll get!!
now all my guitars sound like The Cure.
Chorus that sings
Love this Brigade chorus. Really adds a wonderful shine to my guitar sounds
A chorus you can use
You know how Chorus are sometimes diffcult to get right in the box, but I think this one is ok, sounds legit and does a good job on guitars.