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*Disclaimer: I'm a songwriter, producer, and educator. My writing style may read like a billboard ad, but my user review is sincere and authentic. I only appraise a product I consider extraordinary, hence the high rating. I don't work for the developer. In fact, I rarely work at all. :-) I hope you find my review useful. — Tommy Zai
One by one I'm checking out Melda's bundle and having fun reviewing the inspiring ones. . .
I would give this a 9.5, but there was only 9 or 10, so I went with 10.
MMultiBandChorus by MeldaProduction is much more than a basic chorus effect. For the price, basic was all I was expecting. The launch page is simple to understand and use. I quickly created a nice, sweet-sounding, analog-ish, thick chorus with a touch of saturation, and with the turn of one of the four big knobs I extended the modulation into a tight slapback delay. MMBC has all the familiar parameter controls like rate, width, dry/wet, etc. I would have been satisfied if that's all it did. In truth, a basic chorus effect was all I wanted and all I thought I needed. Things changed! I was pleasantly surprised to discover the advantages of using two, three, or even six bands to effect specific frequencies — not just by modulating them into something a little wider, but by increasing the voices, applying LFO shapes, low-/high-pass filter, saturating, stereo spread,.
Simple to use via easy page (knobs, column of features, and a meter).
Deep controls via edit page with visually addressable multiparameters.
Nice array of presets, some standard and some experimental.
Randomize button to generate new settings ? click, click, click and eventually you stumble upon something fantastic.
Lots of bands and each can be soloed or muted.
Super price, especially if part of Melda's bundle.
Responsive developer (communication and updates).
Lifetime free updates (VERY nice for us working poor).
Like any versatile effect that has a deep level of controls — use wisely and sparingly to avoid creating a jumbled-up mess — unless that is the sound you're after! J.
As expected, some of the more advanced setting tax CPU.
There are six great algorithms, but I'm greedy and want more.
MMBC is everything a chorus modulation effect is supposed be, plus a bunch of other cool things — it has built-in bonus features that are hard to mix without once you use them. If used wisely, vocal tracks will sound lush. If used wildly, synth tracks (especially pads and atmospherics) will sound otherworldly. I highly recommend this chorus effect plugin to any eMusician, audio producer, sound designer, DJ, etc. for any style of music or sound. All the chorus modulation options are there for any desire usage from pop to ambient to glitch and beyond. Tommy Zai gives MMultiBandChorus a thick smile. Thank you Melda for creating a massive chorus effect plugin.