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
October 12, 2018
sooooo goodRead More
October 10, 2018
great sounding chorus effect
I would rate up theENSEMBLE CHORUS with my analog IBANEZ CHORUS pedal, VERY LUSH EFFECTRead More
October 8, 2018
The best chorus plug ever invented! Never disappointed wit the results.Read More
October 8, 2018
Very good!Read More
October 4, 2018
Warm and Fat
If you need to do a make-up at your pads, or your basses... or if you want obtain more warmth from your guitar, this is the right tool. Powerful and effective. Like a stomp magic box!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.
This sounds very good, when you need this sound....
great sounding chorus effect
I would rate up theENSEMBLE CHORUS with my analog IBANEZ CHORUS pedal, VERY LUSH EFFECT
The best chorus plug ever invented! Never disappointed wit the results.
Warm and Fat
If you need to do a make-up at your pads, or your basses... or if you want obtain more warmth from your guitar, this is the right tool.
Powerful and effective.
Like a stomp magic box!
A nice addition to the stable
This is regularly findings it way in to my mixes now. I'm finding very good for adding a little bit of width to mono synths. I would probably not have bought it, but it was a very nice surprise when I registered my new satellite.
Another great UAD plug in
Very Vintage style and sounds great.
Thank you UAD for this great plug in
Good Chorus but lots of competition
This pedal does the trick but at this point there are so many good choruses with more functionality you'd have to be really loyal to the Boss original. I think this is a good contender for a Unison upgrade with new component modeling. I think that would take it to the next level for guitarists and synth folks.
It's a nice chours sound to bass and guitarr. I like this.
Great emulation from 70’s / 80’s
I am enjoying this pedal plugin. I think it is an excellent emulation of 70’s / 80’s chorus pedal which I also own but without all of the inherent noise of the original. Great sounds achieved on Telecaster and Gretsch. As a bonus I added subtle effect to backing harmonies - really interesting effect.
Sounds really good. Thanks UA.
Made me surprised
I was needed to get a warm sound from electric guitar that was recorded directly to "line in". I tried different amps and cabinet but nothing helped until I got this plugin. Surprisingly the send effect to Brigade Chorus gave me exactly THAT warm sound I wanted to get.
Subtle or Bold
Have been using this plugin for about a week and been really happy with it. There's a lot of control of nuance. I enjoy how it feels "real"... like an old chorus pedal.
Simply The Best!
Is the best Chorus that I tried.... precision and quality! Magic on bass! Wow... Amazing!
best sounding chorus plugin I've heard
Alternative to you know what..
Nice on bass and vocal fx chain. It has some of that thickening 3D vibe the original Ensemble is famous for (which are €300-400 2nd hand last time I checked)