Is chorus really used much these days, for "current" music?

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  1. Grateful Ape

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    I have a couple of different ones, and will use them judiciously a few times in a set. Especially for the Arion fake Leslie thing.
     
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    I can tell you yes. Tons of it. A lot of the chorus being used these days is subtle and you don't hear it as out front as we have in the past.
     
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    No, it isn’t, thank the Lord!
     
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    Yes I do. But most would not notice it was there. I use a two amp setup with the Boss Chorus Ensemble pedal set to blend really low through one of the amps only sort of wet/dry, usually on my DRRI. It just adds a touch of shimmer, just like the producers do in the studio on a large proportion of recorded guitars.
     
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    I can’t figure out how to try that since my Arion is on my board, in the middle of the chain.
     
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    Building an Arion style chorus with a board from Nucleon. I've used a Small Clone that I gave to my son so he can mess with it, and I have the AM Chorus which doesn't get used a whole lot.

    I'm looking forward to the build with a BBD chip, even if it's just a once in awhile novelty.
     
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    I haven't had a modulation effect in my live arsenal for several years now. I don't miss them. However, if I were to be in a situation where I needed to cop some of those sounds for particular covers, I would bring out the old Roctron Intellifex and layer it on. But for my own purposes, I never liked how chorus made single notes sound out of tune. If I wanted a more ambient sound than just reverb, I added some delay. I just don't like detuned notes riding along my fundamental.
     
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    I love a good chorus sound...in the right place.
     
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    yes,it's still a great fx... these days it's often used very subtile, just to give a clean tone/chord something silky without hearing a chorus fx...
    but damn.. I still love that 80ies "L.A. session" lush shimmering chorus with delay...like Luke and Landau

    I just rediscovered my 80ies Quardraverb and when I went through the factory presets I was on a journey back to the glory 80ies
     
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    I hear heavy chorus a lot with bands from the last decade.
    Mac Demarco comes to mind as being heavy handed with it.
    I can’t name a whole lot of bands using it but I hear it when I go to bars where young people hang out.
    I think it sounds cool, in the right context. If the music is meant to sound mushy and warbly.
     
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    i still use my boss chorus to subtle effect specially for clean tones and it adds a little "body" and "sweetness"for some dirt tones.
     
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    I have 3 pedal boards all with chorus pedals. I don't use it as much as I used to & it's much more subtle now. And...my 2 flangers are now stored away.
     
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    It's really popular with '80s cover bands. :)
     
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    Not sure I follow....just turn up the rate and depth...
     
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    I think people still use it (probably more than I realize), but not as much or as obviously as in the 80's and 90's.

    I use a Strymon Lex for Leslie sounds- I think that might count as chorusing. But it sure doesn't sound like "paradise City"
     
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    It’s about hooking it up.

    I can only use the mono out on it because it’s in the middle of my board. The mono out runs to the subsequent pedals on the board. I can’t run two cables from it into two separate amps/channels.

    That’s the whole point of the Arion stereo chorus. If you’re just running from one of those outs, you’re not using it for what it’s designed for.
     
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    It's not the chorus I hate, it's the wobble. That's why I run one of these.

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    I think that sums up my thoughts on chorus, because I dislike modulation on delay for the same reason.

    Chorus also seems to create this illusion to my ears of taking some of the punch and attack away, unless it's super subtle. And if it's that subtle, I'd rather just not bother with it at all.
     
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    Gotcha. Well, I've used it both ways, depending on what comes after. To be honest, on most gigs I use one amp, so it's ''good enough' in mono, for me.
     
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