I’m considering creating a series of free effect
plugins, partly inspired by the Kjaerhus Classic
My current thought is to only create plugins which
can be made with simple GUIs. Say a maxiumum of 8
knobs or switches. The simple controls will be a
limiting factor on how effects are designed. However
that should make the GUI’s quicker to produce,
leaving more time to focus on the effect algorithms
which is more fun.
My goal was to create a clear chorus effect that
could be used to thicken or blur synth parts or
vocals. I’m fairly happy with the plugin so far.
Depending on the feedback I might tweak the chorus
algorithms a bit more. I’m not sure about the all
knob GUI design. I think it makes for an attractive
overall layout, but perhaps switches would better
represent the functionality of the MODE and SHAPE
Orange Chorus is available as a free download for
Windows (32/64-bit VST).