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RE: OT a chorus question

I understand exactly what you're describing... I have several bits of hardware that do just that, the best is my original Lexicon 224 from 1979... it uses subtle random modulation in the reverb algorhythms and chorus and creates a haunting yet organic effect.

Universal Audio have created a plugin replication of it:

Give a listen..


(that's actually my guitar part they used at front and end of the video)


 > Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 15:32:42 +0200
 Subject: Re: OT a chorus question
 From: perboysen@gmail.com
 To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com

 On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 3:04 PM, Michael Peters <mp@mpeters.de> wrote:
> looking for a something like a chorus VST that wouldn't just do the standard > regular chorus effect but something more irregular and organic. Imagine you
 > sit on top of the hill and the wind carries the sound of a far away 
 > bell to you, it moves in irregular ways. Or the sound of a plane passing
 > overhead, if you listen to it it keeps moving and changing all the time.

 That's a lovely sound I know from the real world but not yet (any
 simple solution) from the plugin world :-) It is rather a Phaser then
 a Chorus effect. I think a problem with phaser effects in the plugin
 form is that they dilute the attack and closeness in the sound, so I
 like to apply phaser to a parallel channel and later on sum this with
 the original audio. Then one can also apply reverb to the phased
 signal path and get more of that "sitting-on-a-hill" vibe to it.

 One has to remember that in these sound treatments the experienced
 direction of moving sound or where sound appear to emanate from is
 important. And this is a combination of phasing and placement of the
 sound source.

 A great multi plugin is PSP's N20. It contains lots of effect modules,
 signal path mixing options and assignable modulation options. Of
 course you can build a complex effect processing environment in Bidule
 and save it as a Group, but I kind of like to have it all inside a
 virtual box so I can use my saved presets with many different
 platforms. The latest build of N20 suddenly became very CPU efficient
 with my 2 core i7 mac, but a couple of years ago when the plugin was
 new and I bought it I wasn't able to use it live (but now I have a
 handful N2Os in my live patch).

> On a related note, I was looking for a delay that could do the bouncing ball
 > effect. Smartelectronix has made the "bouncy" delay that seems to do 
 > but for some reason it doesn't get recognized in my Bidule. Any ideas?

 You already have this amazing Bidule object called MIDI Paricle
 Arpegiator (found under MIDI). Graphically it looks like a ball in
 space spitting out smaller balls. In the spitting process you can
 adjust parameters "Number of Particles", "Flow" and "Gravity - so this
 calls for both control and some decent randomization. Well, my point
 is that you can experiment with using those spitted out balls to
 control "bouncing of sound" (in essence a delay's parameters "delay
 time", "feedback", "pre delay", "pitch/speed"). Just a wild idea, I
 have not tested it (since I'm not at a place where time stands still)
 but it's one of those things you walk around with in the back of your
 mind... for those upcoming rainy days.