ValhallaShimmer Tips and Tricks: Chorus

ValhallaShimmer was primarily designed as a reverberator. However, it can also get some cool chorus sounds. The Chorus preset is a good place to start. Some general tips:

  • Set Size as low as possible. This will keep the reverberant quality to a minimum
  • Use one of the smaller reverbMode settings. The Chorus preset uses smallStereo, but mediumStereo can be used for a more diffuse, washy chorus.
  • Set Diffusion up around halfway to start with, and go from there. Too high of a Diffusion setting will result in more of a small room sound, but this might be what you are looking for.
  • modDepth should be set to about 0.5 for starters, and modRate should be adjusted to taste.
  • Note that higher settings of Diffusion result in more pitch change for given settings of modRate/modDepth, so you may want to turn down Diffusion and/or modDepth if things get out of hand.
  • The bright colorMode will result in a full-bandwidth chorus signal, while the dark colorMode will be closer to the older BBD based choruses.
  • Use highCut to control the overall brightness.
  • lowCut can be used to shave away the low frequencies, which can add clarity to a chorused signal.
  • Feedback should be left at 0 for standard chorusing. Turning it up with the above settings will result in a very metallic sound, which, again, might be exactly what you are looking for.

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