Eventide is busy porting the H9 effects for Windows, macOS and iOS, with the latest being the TriceraChorus. Not just a chorus, but a “tri-chorus” in BBD (bucket-brigade) style with micro-pitch detuning. As with the other effects in the series, the release is celebrated with an introductory offer.
TriceraChorus is inspired by the classic tri-chorus effects found in pedals from the 70s and 80s. It’s a combination of a tri-chorus in the style of a bucket brigade, with Eventide’s micro-pitch detuning. The effect should make any instrument sound wider and fatter, with a smooth modulation. The Chorus mode is reminiscent of these early classic chorus effects, while the Chorale mode is based on classic tri-chorus rackmounted effects. Chorus Mix allows you to put just a touch of FX on the track, or reach into a powerful vibrato, and the Depth L/C/R controls lets you adjust the amount of modulation for all three voices (left, center and right). You can also deactivate individual voices.
You can detune the left and right channels synchronously by up to +/- 40 cents using the Detune controls, or add delay to the chorus, to create slap-backs or a flanger-like effects, using the Delay controls. Swirl produces psychedelic flanger effects through “frequency shifting in the stereo image”. Finally, the Tone control allows you to cut the high and low frequencies. As a result, the sound becomes less muddy or gets a slightly darker character.
As with all other plug-ins in this series, you will find the virtual ribbon control on the bottom which lets you modulate between parameters. Hotswitch, on the other hand, changes to a specified set of settings at the push of a button. Both functions are particularly useful for live performance.
Specification and price
The Eventide TriceraChorus runs as a VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX plug-in under macOS 10.9 and higher and Windows 8 and higher. 64-bit on Mac, and 32- and 64-bit on PC. There’s also a 30-day unlimited demo version available from the manufacturer. The free iLok manager is required for registration. Finally, for a short while, the desktop version’s price is USD 39.
The iOS version can run both as a standalone and as an AUv3 plug-in. The price is not yet known, but it will probably be around USD 10.