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70s Style Analog Chorus Effect For Synths

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:30 pm
by TheMillionthCouncil
I am looking for suggestions for a chorus effect box to use with my synths, primarily my Odyssey. The music I make is rooted in 70s style electronic music so I am looking for an effect that would be more fitting to that decade.

I currently use a Boss CE-2B. It certainly has its uses, however I find it to be on the subtle side.

I'd prefer to stay away from vintage units. I typically record in mono, but stereo suggestions are certainly welcome.

Re: 70s Style Analog Chorus Effect For Synths

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:17 pm
by V301H
The Boss CE-2W Waza Craft is a re-creation of the CE-2 with the addition of stereo outputs and also re-creates the legendary 1970s CE-1 with the addition of depth control. In addition to the Waza Craft option for much less money there are mod kits available for the CE-2B designed to enhance it's performance. The CE-2B mod kit converts it to CE-2 specs with increased Depth, Speed, and Fidelity. The CE-2B adds a Mix control not found on the CE-2.

Re: 70s Style Analog Chorus Effect For Synths

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:24 pm
by V301H
Another option is the Electro-Harmonix Small Clone which was first introduced in the 70s and is reasonably priced. The Analog Man Standard Chorus is a much more expensive handmade boutique version of the Small Clone. Analog Man also makes other highly regarded chorus pedals. TC Electronic makes several chorus pedals including an affordably priced recreation of the Juno 60 chorus called the June-60.

Re: 70s Style Analog Chorus Effect For Synths

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:39 pm
by TheMillionthCouncil
Thank you for your reply! I've been eyeing the Boss CE-2W for a while mainly because of the CE-1 mode. Since I currently own the CE-2B which is based off the CE-2 circuit I was looking for other options before settling for another Boss pedal.

The EHX Small Clone could be a nice option, however I've heard it distorts easily with synths. Have you any experience with that? Perhaps the Bass Clone could work since it has level, depth, and EQ controls.