Dytronics® Tri-Stereo Chorus

Dytronics® Tri-Stereo Chorus


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Ultra‑thick analog chorus from
a legendary ’80s rack unit.

No other chorus unit has earned the “Holy Grail” moniker quite as honestly as the coveted Dytronics CS-5 Tri-Stereo Chorus. A three‑channel dream machine favored by ’80s L.A. session royalty ‑ including Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, and Dann Huff ‑ the hard‑to‑find CS‑5 leaves guitar and keyboard tracks dripping with lush vibe and character.

Developed by Softube, and available exclusively for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces, the Dytronics Tri‑Stereo Chorus plug‑in gives you all the expansive depth of the original’s three independent bucket‑brigade delay lines, along with new “plug‑in‑only” features.

Now You Can:

Get thick analog chorus from three bucket-brigade delay lines, simultaneously on a single source

Craft rich, swirling analog chorus textures on guitars, keyboards, bass, synths, and more

Sculpt lush modulation sounds with Preset or Manual mode, each with its own LFO waveform output

Use Preset and Manual modes together to create your own signature chorus tones

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
King of Chorus

King of Chorus

The famed Dytronics Tri‑Stereo Chorus has left its swirling, sultry signature on albums by Michael Landau, Stevie Nicks, Boz Scaggs, Chaka Khan, Sheena Easton, and hundreds of others. In the ‘80s, guitar players from Steve Lukather to Dann Huff relied on it for dense stereo chorus sounds that went far beyond mere single- or double‑channel stompbox units.

Layers Upon Layers

Layers Upon Layers

Especially ideal for layering lead and rhythm sounds, the Dytronics Tri‑Stereo Chorus is built around three distinct, and manually adjustable, bucket-brigade delay channels ‑ Left, Center, and Right ‑ each swept back and forth by a dedicated LFO, and mixed with the dry signal to create the unit’s characteristic shimmer.

Two Modes

Two Modes

The Dytronics’ simple, powerful LFO section boasts two modes, Preset and Manual, which can be run independently or in parallel, each with its own LFO waveform and character. Preset mode offers more complex, shimmering tones, while Manual yields thick, classic chorus textures. Or you can run them together to create your own ultra‑lush neo-classic chorus recipes on guitars, synths, vocals, and more.

Added Features

Added Features

The UAD Dytronics Tri‑Stereo Chorus plug‑in makes the original’s savvy workflow and easy adjustability even more intuitive. Included is the added Choral enhancement feature of the ultra-rare MkII version of the hardware unit, as well as brand new stereo input not available on the original hardware.

Key Features

Exacting emulation of the ultra-rare Dytronics Tri-Stereo Chorus analog hardware

Imparts instant vibe and stereo character on a variety of sources

Unprecedented lush triple chorus sound

Unique preset mode with dual LFO modulation

Added feedback feature of the rare MkII version

Added stereo input feature not on original hardware

Customer Reviews

Dytronics® Tri-Stereo Chorus

Overall Rating

(30 reviews)

A. Kolomvatsos

February 19, 2020

Great sounding chorus

My go to chorus!

C. Kiasi

January 22, 2020

Wicked fx tool

I've found this useful on a couple of tracks I've worked on. Well worth it!

S. Friedrich

January 21, 2020

Love it

One of the best Stereo Chorus plugins. Top!

L. Cohen

December 28, 2019

Can't get enough

Wonderful sounding chorus. It really sweetens acoustic guitar and anything else. I love this clean and crisp sounding plug-in.

K. Volpe

December 16, 2019


This chorus is beautiful. Just dial in the right amount and it's magic on certain guitar parts.
So glad that I got this plugin

C. Horsethief

July 14, 2019

Still looking for a little sparkle...

I wanted to add a little sparkle to the guitars, and this is the best UAD plug-in I’ve found to date.

C. Mayr

May 16, 2019

Great !

This is a Chorus with the "real 3D" ! Thanks UAD !

J. Jordan

April 28, 2019

It’s the sound of love!

This is the chorus love my guitars, Rhodes and synths have been looking for.

C. Paschall

January 25, 2019

Awesome chorus!

I have a few different chorus plugins but nothing quite like this guy. The way they emulate that "3D" effect is pretty great. Adds a new depth to sources.

C. Paschall

January 25, 2019

Awesome chorus!

I have a few different chorus plugins but nothing quite like this guy. The way they emulate that "3D" effect is pretty great. Adds a new depth to sources.

V. Tovt

December 26, 2018


Hello to all! I really like your plugins, the product is great, I am delighted with all the plug-ins that I bought in your store, from the company UAD! Many thanks to all the developers, everyone who is working and working on these plugins! Thanks UAD!

K. Johnston

October 18, 2018

for EP

I love the way my EP patches have added dimension with this plug in, from subtle to extreme.

L. Roccatagliati

September 19, 2018

Great on Guitars

This is perfect to have a proper 80's boogie sound on guitars

F. Sequenzia

June 12, 2018

non credevo

il suono di questo plugin e molto reale messo in catena su un ampli com il marshall plexi o con il db 100 rende molto non fa rimpiangere altri multieffetti digitali o analogigi grazie uad

L. Rollins

May 14, 2018

Transparent to gooey and many steps between

I appreciate the subtlety available in this where a little bit will go a long way. Can also get weird for spacier effects. Fun to experiment with.

B. Busch

April 12, 2018

Perfect and easy.

Perfect classic chorus sound just be hitting the "preset" button. Tweak the other parameters to get it more subtle or more wacky. Sounds great. Super easy to use, which is what I look for as a mixer. Don't use it everyday, but always smile when I do.

M. Ivey

February 28, 2018

Very nice Chorus FX

I'm very old school when it comes to musical flavor and artistry so when I heard the demo it was a no brainer for me to add this plugin to my arsenal. It introduces a very distinct sound that a simple chorus plugin cannot produce.

Adding it tastefully to a guitar or piano track really creates a very unique and pleasing sound that is distinct within itself.

I wouldn't suggest purchasing this plugin if all you need is a chorus effect since there are many less expensive plugins that can do that. But if you're familiar at all with some of the earlier works of artists in the 80's and 90's that used the Tri-Stereo Chorus effect in their music and would like to implement that same sound, then this is the plug-in

B. McDade

February 20, 2018

brilliant used in moderation...

Don't go mad but worth a trial, buy it if you like it!

A. Porcelli

January 31, 2018

Davvero un bel chorus!

Davvero un bel chorus! Consigliato!

A. Lee

January 30, 2018

Even better...

I have th Brigade chorus and was very happy with it - but this is more versatile and has a more hifi sound. Both are essential