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Clean 80`s chorus sound

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by kjetillunde, May 18, 2011.

  1. kjetillunde

    kjetillunde Member

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    What`s the closest clean compressed 80`s chorus tone (Lukather, Landau) you`ve got with guitar pedals? (not rack units)

    As I understand Lukather used TC1210 and a detune effect (SPX-90?) for chorus and a Lexicon PCM70 for circular and pan delay.

    This guy almost manage to get close to this chorus sound with just Boss pedals:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7fVdG7Zd3A&feature=BFa&list=PL0653B0135708AD6B&index=7

    Is it possible to get close with just the Line 6 M9?
     
  2. JohnRegular

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    I would suggest the TC Corona. Just check it out, especially the trichorus setting.
     
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    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    TC Electronic SCF. Stereo + Chorus & Flanger
     
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    this one is pretty darn good
     
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    Blix Supporting Member

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    My gut feel says hell no, but play around with the compressor, stereo chorus and a pitch shift detune, and you migth get close-ish.
     
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    Does the Line6 M9 have pitch shift detune?

    It has Smart Harmony (Inspired by Eventide H3000), kan this do pitch shift detune?

    It also have the Roland Dim D, kan this do pitch shift detune?
     
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    Hey a Dimension D is right there with real 80's tones, it's a KILLER unit. The Dimension D does a nice "detune" chorus by itself, so that might be something to try. As for the M9 Smart Harmony, I have no idea, but if it's inspired by a H3000, you should be able to recreate something similar, set the pitch to something like -9 left and +9 cents right and you should be in the ballpark.
     
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    Digitech Hardwire chorus is excellent as is a cheap Dano coolcat chorus imo ,ad a touch of delay and your there.
    The best lush chorus unit Ive tried is the Yamaha UD stomp though
     
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    Yes, thank you, I don`t have the Line6 M9 myself but here are some info from the manual about the simulations of Dimension D, Eventide H3000 and Tri Chorus:

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    It doesn`t look like it`s possible to set the pitch to -9 left and +9 cents righton the Smart Harmony? (Eventide H3000 simulation)

    Maybe the Dimension D simulation should do the work then?
     
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    Jamie West-Oram of the FIXX used an MXR Dyna-Comp & Stereo Chorus before moving to racks
     
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    The TC Corona is so so good @ the 80's stuff.

    It was by far the most pristine and glistening chorus I've tried.
     
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    Arion SCH-1 which Landau uses.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    monty Member

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    +3. Grab one of ebay and enjoy.
     
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    Can't really do that with pedals...
    BUT CHECK THIS OUT:
    http://www.italodeangelis.com/it/eventide_and_other_stuff/


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    I was just going to suggest that video & method when I saw this thread!

    Personally I think he did a remarkable job, and worth it over getting a heap of rack units to copy those sounds.


    I think with the original method, it is the TC1210 for the signal split & stereo spread, then the SPX-90 adds the "chorusy goo" texture, and the PCM-70 creates the spurling whirling delay and reverb effects.

    All you need to do is use alternatives for each effects process (as done in the YouTube video), and you're set. Just remember that there is also the element of parallel mixing involved.
     
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    It's similar, if not better.


    Pitch detune is a static offset of the incoming signal's pitch.


    The Dim D is almost static. Instead of wavering up and down like a sine wave or a triangular/zig-zag wave, the LFO "glides" by using two trapezoidal waves. It slowly goes up, then stays constant for a bit, then drops down suddenly, then repeats the cycle. The two waves cross then flip, so it's like a through-zero flanger effect.


    And how it sounds? Try 1984...........
     

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