Misty Nights Analog Chorus - Electric guitar pedal - Vintage-style 2-voices chorus

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All audio clips are recorded with a Marshall JCM900 amp set with a clean tone. We also used a Naoto Overdrive/Distortion on some clips (where specified).


Fender Stratocaster (3 Fender single coil pickups)
Kramer Pacer (Suhr humbucker pickups)

Clean sound, no effects added

Clip 1
Guitar: Fender Stratocaster (neck and middle pickup)
Mode: Ensemble
Speed: 4/10
Depth: 5/10

Clip 2
Guitar: Kramer Pacer (neck and bridge pickup)
Mode: Ensemble
Speed: 4/10
Depth: 8/10

Clip 3 (Misty Nights Chorus + Naoto Overdrive/Distortion)
Guitar: Kramer Pacer (bridge pickup)
Mode: Ensemble
Speed: 5/10
Depth: 6/10

Clip 4
Guitar: Kramer Pacer (bridge pickup with coil split)
Mode: Clone
Speed: 8/10
Depth: 7/10

Clip 5
Guitar: Kramer Pacer (bridge and neck pickup)
Mode: Clone
Speed: 4/10
Depth: 8/10

Misty Nights is an analog chorus based on the milestones circuits of the nostalgic era (from the late 70s to early 90s). Thanks to the Bucket Brigade (BBD) MN3007 chip, the Misty Nights preserves all the warmth and timbre of the characteristic devices of that era that thousands of people have dreamt about: musicians, music lovers and simple listeners.

The power of chorus…
The first device to generate the chorus effect was conceived in 1976 by Roland, who founded the Boss company branch dedicated to guitar effects, giving life to Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, becoming a reference very quickly.
Luca Colombo argues that the chorus effect awakens something deep and mystical thus describing its magical power:

“I am not a psychologist and I have no knowledge on the subject but, speaking with many people of my generation, even outside musicial world, I have always shared with them the fact that a guitar sound processed by a chorus, suddenly makes us jump over time, a sort of blackout catapulting us back to our childhood. In those days the music mainstream was much more influential than now despite the new and modern technologies of information and music reproduction or entertainment, a good song was listened to it many times in a row over and over again, we waited for the following week or month on newsstands to buy the next issue of our favorite magazine and we anxiously waited looking at the clock for the daily episode of our favorite TV show, no streaming, no scheduled repeats.
I firmly believe that Ikutaro Kakehashi, the founder of Roland and Boss, brilliant mind and creator of the first chorus pedal ever, knew precisely what he was doing in 1976, a modulated signal with a low frequency oscillator mixed with the original signal to emulate a group of instruments instead of one creating this massive sound, as if an ensemble of guitars were playing the same part generating union and complicity.
The contribution of this effect has reserved to anyone who lived that era in almost every guitar sound, a safe place in subconscious re-emerging whenever our ear transduces its vibrations. “

Ensemble and Clone
Misty Nights chorus offers 2 operation modes:

  • Ensemble is based on the characteristics of Boss world, combining the circuitry and liquid character of the CE-1 with the versatility and subtleness of the CE-2, generating a typically 80s character;
  • Clone recreates a deeper sound, reminiscent of the early 90s, inspired by Small Clone chorus from Electro Harmonix reminiscent of the last years in which the chorus had preponderance in the music scene, the era hated to death or madly beloved without any compromise, which marked the end of Glam Rock and the beginning of Grunge.

Controls on Misty Nights are the following:

  • Speed: set the speed of the modulated signal;
  • Depth: set the range and the width of the oscillation.