I really, really don’t like to compare Apps... Humans too… I also don’t really like sometimes when I can read this kind of thing: Audiobus vs AUM... I love and I need both of them... One of the day I will add a Audiobus with AUM post and show the incredible things that we can do with these 2 Apps... If I am talking about this, it is because 3 or 4 days ago, I posted the review of another Chorus: FAC Chorus. A Killer Chorus, a Must Have Chorus, and right now I am writing the review of another Chorus: VC-1. A Killer Chorus. A Must Have Chorus too! But, just by a look at their Videos Demo, you will see and hear that the generated sound is totally different. Both are great and unique and can or must have their place in your Plugins library.
So, now let’s talk about VC-1.
VC-1 it’s not 1, but 3 chorus. 3 unique Chorus: Analog, Digital, Vintage Digital. With one tap, your sound will be transformed and this with the same settings. Thus is really, really great because you can work on your sound, try to find the best setting and just with one Tap you will totally change its colour. A warm and bass sound for the Analog algorithm, more bright, with high frequencies with the Digital one, and more dark with The Vintage Digital, more “noisy” too. Now, from the left: a fixed 3 band split input section. Not so usual to find an Eq in a Chorus, but it should… most of the time when I am using a Chorus, I need to insert an EQ to my channel (Pre). The second column: first knob: Stage. 3 Chorus Stages that you can set in parallel or serial by using the 2 switches locate at the bottom of this column. Between, the delay time. The third columns. The first 2 knobs. Modulation Frequency and amount. Below 2 other switches. Sine: Sinusoïdale LFO: what we can find in a classical Chorus and Noise: what we can not find in a classical Chorus. More,? I don’t know how to explain… less conventional,…. Watch the video demo…. the fourth column, also not so usual to find in a Chorus, but it should. An Advanced Dimension D style stereo coupling, a Stereo Animator & true stereo processing throughout. The last column, a mix button a low and high shelf. In summary: VC-1 is a classic delay with un classic features. As all the App from this developer (one of my favourite one), you can find the Ableton Link feature, a Tap Tempo button, and you can control all the parameters from VC-1 with an external controller or another App. In summary: VC-1 is a classic Chorus, with a lot of great and unusual features for a Chorus… there are not there to transform this Chorus into another effect, but they allows you to work better on a sound. Also, one really great thing is that you will not loose some dynamic by using it… And this is really cool… A Killer App. A must Have!
Review by Ed