TC Electronic Corona Chorus Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 12 customer reviews
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from New York, NY
March 26, 2013Music Background:
TC Electronic Corona Chorus...this is GREAT!This is a fantastic Chorus that gives you great flexibility and sounds. I purchased this to replace a UniVibe that I had for many years. The Corona covers all of the sounds that I needed and then some.....
It is very easy to use and really sounds unbelievable. Very clean tones with a nice streamline design.
from The far Northern Calfornia Coast
January 13, 2013Music Background:
Hobbyist with great ambitions
This is a great pedal!I bought this on a bit of a whim and also so I could take advantage of the free Spark Booster offer from TC Elect. It was also recommended by my Sweewater sales friend, Mike S.
I have a chorus on my Boss ME-70. It is nothing like this. This unit can give sounds that are subtle to surreal. It is the kind of tool that really does add to one's creativity. I am currently using this pedal near full-time and just dialing it in and out to get the sound I love.
The TonePrint function is very cool and there are many to choose from. My only complaint is that you cannot audition the sound prior to downloading it, but it is so quick and easy to do it from my Android that I can try all of them if I want.
On comment about the battery -it wont last long enough for you to bother with it. This thing sucks electrons with great appetite. I am using my One Spot and it works great.
from HONOLULU HI.
July 9, 2012Music Background:
CORONA I LOVE IT!ANOTHER GREAT EXAMPLE OF MUSICIANS WORKING WITH AND FOR MUSICIANS.
Hector M Hance Diaz
May 30, 2012Music Background:
pro musician, musical educator
Corona chorusThis pedal is very versatile, and very nice. Working with toneprint is very advantageous as it gives me a great variety of sounds
from Miami, FL
January 23, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Pro Musician, Hobbyist, Producer
Lush and Versatile!I LOVE this pedal! The price is not too bad at all, considering the prices of other high end pedals out there. It's very versatile with the original chorus, tri-chorus, and the custom toneprint feature. I would DEFINITELY recommend this pedal to anyone, beginner or pro. Great buy!
from Tulsa, OK
June 10, 2011Music Background:
Recording Engineer / Producer / Musician
The best Chorus I've Ever Used!This chorus pedal is the best I've ever used, and I have used a handful of them. Versatile, extremely well built, easy to use, small, and runs in stereo. How great is this?!
I was never really a "chorus guy," in fact, I always thought chorus was cheesy. However, the more studio work I began doing the more I found cool subtle uses for choruses when placed on guitars, very subtle, and I realized how neat chorus effects can be. I tried out lots of chorus pedals and finally came across this one. Not only does it have the most options (e.g., Dan Huff - one of my favorite guitarists / producers - has two toneprints for this and they are the BEST ones. I prefer his regular Chorus Toneprint). All the toneprint pedals sound amazing, actually. This thing can add dimension to your playing, whether it's country, rock, metal, etc. Just use it tastefully!!!!
from United States
August 26, 2012Music Background:
GreatNot sure how you can do any better than this. Sounds great.
from Bethlehem, Ga
June 19, 2012Music Background:
Best Chorus I have ever had!I been through a lot of chorus pedals and this one is tops! A keeper for sure. Oh and Sweetwater is the best I just wish they were in Ga! Kudos to Alan Carter my rep this guy is a trooper after all he has been through with me! Thanks, Brian
from Chicago suburbs
March 4, 2012Music Background:
non-pro church guitarist
transparent and quietI bought this because my EH was noisy and unworkable in my house of worship setting (light dimmers, etc) and just didn't have the flexibility to fit the sound I am looking for.
The corona is quiet even in my challenging circumstances, and the sound is remarkably transparent and can go from very subtle to dizzying extremes so it was easy to dial in exactly what I want even without pulling down any tone prints.
Sweetwater has great fulfillment, and it may not be typical, but I ordered mine on Friday morning and the delivery MSN woke me up on Saturday morning. I didn't pay for overnight delivery, they were just that much on the ball.
from SF, CA
February 27, 2012Music Background:
Rock & Country musician
TC Electronic Corona SparklesThe Corona chorus delivers a sparkling sound that is free of that mid-rangey honkiness that characterizes some choruses. It has three modes, 'Chorus' (which does a great job in emulating the classic TC Electronic SCF Chorus Flanger), 'Tri Chorus' (A more modern chorus sound that delivers a layered effect), and 'Tone Print' (which I haven't had the need to even try yet). The pedal has typical controls (Speed, Depth, Level), plus a Tone control that I find very helpful in producing that shimmering quality that makes a chorus effect so cool. While the Corona isn't quite on par with the famous SCF Chorus Flanger, it comes really really close - but it's price and form factor make it a perfect alternative.
July 23, 2011Music Background:
Recording, live performing, song writing guitarist
Corona ChorusAs most choruses go, there is little or no control over the FX mix level. I was initially attracted to this box for just that, also for the Tri-Chorus setting. This pedal delivers even the most subtle chorus, for example, on distorted tones where I want a little doubling to help it stand out in a dense track. My biggest use for my pedals is in the studio, so I am fine with tweaking to get interesting results. I am still experimenting with the tones on this box. But so far, I am impressed. The footprint and price were a premium, too, along with TC Electronic's great reputation for excellence.
from United States
November 22, 2012Music Background:
Session player, music producer
Thin sounding chorusDisappointed. I guess I expected a lot more from this pedal based on the raving reviews. Let me be clear, I agree that this pedal is the best chorus pedal at this price range.
However, I compared it with 3 other higher priced chorus pedals: the Tortuga Effects Martini, the TC Electronic SCF and the Strymon OLA. No comparison, even if one ignore the feature set of the others. Chorus is just not as lush as the others, period.
Also, the footswitch build quality doesn't feel as sturdy as even others within the same product line (Flashback).
Readers of SweetNotes and Sweetwater's other publications know that I love to get "hands on" with gear of all types. That's why I was so thrilled to be asked to work with TC Electronic to create an exclusive set of Sweetwater TonePrints for 's pedals. Talk about hands on -- we were way deep inside those boxes!
But let's take a step back here. TC's TonePrint line consists of five pedals: the delay, the chorus, the flanger, the vibrato, and the reverb. These compact and affordable pedals sound great and offer excellent features and benefits, such as allowing the analog input signal to pass through completely untouched. They're also very versatile, with algorithms drawn from TC's long history of amazing studio and guitar effects processors. That versatility is kicked way up by the TonePrint part of the equation. A TonePrint is a free downloadable preset that can be loaded into one of the five pedals. This preset might be an artist-designed sound or something from TC -- or in this case, special sounds crafted by yours truly. You can get the presets off the TC site and load them in your pedal via USB. Or, even cooler, you can use your iPhone or Android to "beam" a TonePrint into your pedal, instantly, anywhere you might be.
Creating a TonePrint isn't as simple as playing with the front-panel knobs on the pedal to find a sound you like. TC uses specialized editing software that allows you to go deep into the pedal to adjust hundreds of parameters. It's an intense process, but also a lot of fun! In my case, I brought in a box of vintage pedals I'm no longer comfortable taking to the gig, and TC's Tore Mogensen and I spent hours re-creating the sounds of those pedals. We ended up with four TonePrints: a BOSS DM-3-style analog delay for the Flashback, a BOSS CE-2-style analog chorus for the Corona, a BOSS Dimension C-style multi-chorus for the Corona, and an original Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress-style flanger/chorus for the Vortex.
After hours of work, we were very pleased with the results. Our goal was to capture the spirit of the original pedals, and I think we succeeded! Best of all, you can have these TonePrints for your own TC pedals, completely free of charge, courtesy of TC Electronic and Sweetwater! Simply use your computer to load the TonePrints from tcelectronic.com, or use your iPhone/Android to access them. TC pedals and TonePrints are a staple in my rig, and I hope that you find them just as useful.
In the end, what I came away with from this experience was a true appreciation for just how powerful these unassuming little TonePrint pedals are. Check them out!