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Studio D Chorus

Studio D Chorus

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Beautiful subtle modulation and movement for every track.

Introduced in 1979, the Roland Dimension D* chorus is famous for injecting spatialization, and sweet, subtle modulation. Used as a “secret sauce” by everyone from Brian Eno to Stevie Ray Vaughan, this legendary rack piece is an ideal example of functional simplicity.

The Studio D Chorus plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is an exacting emulation of this sought-after rack unit, deftly capturing its musical bucket-brigade circuit, the key to its complex range of sounds and textures.

Now You Can:

Add subtle spatial effects and movement to instruments and buses

Easily open up background vocals, strings, and more

Use the “all buttons” mode for an extra shade of space and depth

Enhance tracks and add pop and interest without obviously effecting signals

Take A Listen

Take A Listen
Enter the Bucket Brigade

Enter the Bucket Brigade

Whereas most analog bucket-brigade chorus circuits work with 512 or even fewer delay stages, the Studio D Chorus plug-in captures the original hardware’s whopping 1024 stages per channel. This design offers complex modulation that fattens the stereo image in very “non-chorus” fashion.

Four Buttons and the Truth

Four Buttons and the Truth

With four push-buttons as its only controls, the Studio D Chorus plug-in perfectly captures the iconic hardware’s understated elegance. Each button gives you four different levels of effect intensity. Engage all four buttons at once, and you get one more tantalizing modulation choice. Like with the hardware, the buttons can used be in any combination for a large sonic palette.

Strength in Subtlety

Strength in Subtlety

Like the iconic hardware, the Studio D Chorus plug-in does not create a dramatically new sound — it enhances it. You can make simple guitar/vocal arrangements wider, deeper, and more interesting, or quickly gel groups of strings and vocals — without compression, EQ, or reverb. For floating guitar textures and synth pads, the Studio D Chorus plug-in simply can’t be beat. Ultimately, the Studio D Chorus plug-in’s utterly unique character on nearly any source make it an essential tool for every engineer’s toolkit.

* The Studio D product is not affiliated with, sponsored, nor endorsed by Roland. The Roland name, as well as the Dimension D model name is used solely to identify the classic effects emulated by Universal Audio's product.

Key Features

Exacting emulation of complex analog bucket-brigade circuit
Adds openness to background vocals, strings, and more
“All buttons” mode for extra shades of space and depth
Enhances tracks and add pop and interest without obviously effecting signals

Customer Reviews

Studio D Chorus

Overall Rating

M. Olsen

August 16, 2016

Just noticed there is no difference in sound with Dimension D

Seems UAD is releasing non-branded versions of the Roland plugins with less realistic GUIs, so I'm posting a followup review with 5 stars instead of 4. It would have been helpful if UAD had sent an announcement about why this is happening instead of mysteriously sending out new plugin licenses and not telling anyone why.

T. Munck

August 16, 2016

The venerable DimD repackaged

Like the R-branded version of the plugin, this is one of the plugs that can work wonders on giving animation to a sound. Sometimes works brilliantly at the end of an aux send, especially with reverbs! This is the modulation plug to have if you love synthwave etc 80s influenced sounds. DSP usage is nicely low so good even for us Apollo twin users.

4 out of 5 since UA didn't add wet/dry controls to this nonbranded version. Sometimes even one mode button down can be too much.

B. Jerkins

August 15, 2016

So Awesome - Helps pick up chicks

This thing is so awesome...

Not only does it add stereo width and changes it's own name... but it changed my life forever. It helps me pick up chicks now. And I'm not talking about the girl you wouldn't tell your buddies you took home, I'm talking about the coolest girls ever. Like I met this one chick. At Wal-Marts. And she was buying what I thought was a parachute. Turns out... it was undergarments for herself. But that's beside the point. We hit it off right away when I told her about my Studio D Chorus. When I took her back to the studio and showed her the plugin - well let's just say that in spite of the restraining order, it was the greatest night of my life!

Buy it now and start picking up chicks right now!! And add stereo width.

M. Olsen

August 16, 2016

Isn't this practically identical to Dimension D?

I'm more excited about Brigade Chorus than I am about this plugin for two reasons. The D choruses are not as mono-compatible as Brigade; however, they are more true to the source material. I'm a big fan of Dimension D. I'm struggling to understand why UA released a copy of its own plugin outside of ditching the Roland branding. They sound nearly identical, but I prefer Dimension D over Studio D for subtle sound and aesthetic differences. Congratulations on knocking off your own plugin, UAD. This doesn't provide any noticeable improvement like the LA and 1176 compressors did for their respective UA predecessors, so I find myself a miffed by this offering. But hey, it sounds great.

UAD User

August 15, 2016

Studio D / Dimension D

Look, I don't know why UAD stopped working with Roland, but what is sure is that UAD changed the name of the plugin and kept the same product.
Those are emulations made by UAD years ago, and they had the name of Roland...
What I mean is that UAD Studio D = Roland Dimension D, The emulation that UAD made for Roland...
Same For UAD Galaxy Tape Echo = Roland RE-201 Space Echo
Same For UAD Brigade CHorus = Roland BOSS CE-1
I would really like to know why they stopped the partnership with Roland...

g. brooker

August 15, 2016

Studio D Chorus

So many plugins. Only need a few. To much repetition just takes time away from working on a finished product. I really don't need more of any one type of item. A few choices for different textures but not a half dozen or even more. Our DAWs come stocked with excellent usable plugins. Every company is pushing for your money. Spend if you have it and it brings you joy. Maybe just realize that we don't really need most of them. Analogue mixers had a compressor or two, console E.Q. , and outboard effects like maybe one reverb, one delay, one chorus, maybe flange. Now we have unlimited choices and companies competing for our money. U.A. asked me to leave feedback on this plugin. I have the one released years ago under a different name. Good chorus.

H. Barnard

August 1, 2016


Sounds awesome! Perfect for adding stereo width.

UAD User

December 14, 2018

Great tool!

Great tool for any source that needs some richness. I love it on guitars, synths and even vocals. They just cut better through the mix. In 90% "step 1" will do the job properly.

UAD User

December 8, 2018

Just discovered this...WOW...great on vocals

Secret sauce. Get it. Period.

E. Pensa

September 18, 2018


Awesome and easy to use! Minimal sounds tho, but still killer !

g. denham

August 22, 2018


I have, for YEARS, been trying to get a full 3 dimensional chorus that doesn't sound like I'm singing through a toy. Waves Mondo Mod was ok but did in a pinch. I couldn't find one. Like anywhere. Everywhere I looked for what I thought Chorus should sound like and there just wasn't one.

If I'd have known about this hardware unit, I would have had one already. Now I don't need one. I tried this once and was in love within 5 seconds. I don't care about a million parameters if they all sound thin and mechanical. This takes the mechanical sound out of it and somehow magically transforms vocals into a musical spread across the stereo field. There is no other chorus that matters. This will be used on 98% of my tracks.

m. james

June 25, 2018


It does what you think it would and a little more on all buttons in. Nice depth and width added.

M. Ivey

May 24, 2018

Great Plugin that adds very professional sounding Chorus to any track

Having already own the Dytronics® Tri-Stereo Chorus I was hesitant to add yet another chorus effect to my collection because I have this thing about buying just for the sake of having without an actual need. Simply put..... I just don't do it.

But after having run the demo and performing comparison tests with the Tri-Chorus; I immediately recognized the benefit of this plugin.

Whereas the Tri-Chorus is suited for more musical creativity and subtle to drastic effects; the Studio D adds just the right amount of subtle effect to sweeten any mix and it does it in a way that cannot really be duplicated with the Tri-Chorus plugin.

The Tri-Chorus can certainly do subtle chorus effects as well but quite the same way. I find the Studio-D my go to plugin when I need to just sweeten a track with enough chorus effect to feel the presence without really noticeably "hearing" it. Which I know may not make a ton of sense to some; but if you demo it you'll understand.

So far, very pleased with it and not regretting the purchase at all

K. Rex

May 5, 2018

Studio D

The plug is awsome. Clean and easy to get to the point. I was sceptical at first because it’s not the true cLassic DD but there’s no real audible difference in my opinion.

M. Park

April 29, 2018

it sounds just like I remember

I didn't do a side by side comparison, but it sounds exactly as I remember the hardware unit sounding back in the day. Just like the original, it's a nice problem solver when trying to place something in a mix. For me it's a UAD "must have".

L. Zavala

April 18, 2018

Blind bought it, and have ZERO regrets...

This plugin was Blind-bought only because I had extra money to be able to spend. Withought even watching the demo or anything I bought it based on the testimonials here. I LOVE this thing. It's brought out a whole other level of sound dimentsion.GREAT product. Keep em coming along:)

H. Kim

March 19, 2018

말 그대로 코러스.

복잡한 조작 없이 가벼운 코러스 효과를 주고 싶을 때 바로 원하는 소리를 만들어줍니다. 각각 다른 버튼 조합도 가능해서 몇 가지 없는 조작 치고는 폭넓은 톤메이킹이 가능합니다. 코러스 트랙 버스나 피아노, 스트링 앰비언스 등에 사용하고 있습니다.

D. Rouge

March 9, 2018

Studio D

I love it! Very similar to Dimension D. Really great plugin!


February 2, 2018

Wide Boy

A really good attempt at re-creating the original, however Roland units have proven not to be easily copied both in software & hardware. If you're a Roland fan stick to the originals, if you just want a good sounding wide open subtile chorus go for the Studio D.

B. D'Andrea

January 24, 2018

Da Chorus

Simple Easy Great sound
All the chorus you'll ever need