FAC Chorus updated – classy chorus app in an AU format gets new features

Download from iTunes App StoreFAC Chorus arrived on the App Store a few of weeks ago and I wrote a full review it recently here on the blog. I was suitably impressed and, in terms of basics, the app is universal, requires iOS 10.0 or later and is a modest 19MB download. It is also modestly priced at just UK£2.99/US$2.99; very much in the casual purchase price range.

What’s perhaps less modest is the feature set. As shown in the various screenshots (and I’ll get to in more detail in a minute), the apps offers a rather nice ‘studio rack’ graphical look and, thankfully, a control set that reflects that studio look (and would seem to go much further than your average stomp-box in terms of control options).

What’s also welcome is that, aside from stand-alone use (welcome, but most folks probably would not wish to use the app in that way), then app is primarily intended to be used as an Audio Unit v3 plugin. This is great to see and – finally – AU seems to be getting the attention it deserves in the majority of new effects appears now appearing on the App Store.

The latest update to FAC Chorus adds some UI tweaks including a new VU meter.

Anyway, a further update to the app – taking it to v.1.2 – has now appeared on the App Store. As well as some fine-tuning under the hood, the update brings some UI tweaks, a revised preset manager and a new stereo VU meter so you can more easily judge how hot (or not) your signals are.

Having given the update a quick run through all seems to be working well. The new meter is welcome and the preset system very easy to use. Oh, and on a different front, my understanding from Fred is that there is an OSX AU version of the plugin also on its way. It’s kind of cool to see an indie developer start in iOS and then spread their wings into the desktop world…. so personal good wishes to Fred for that project :-)

The update also reworks the preset system….

FAC Chorus is a classy little app. Even if only for very occasional use, I can see lots of iOS musician wanting to find a spot on the iOS device for it. The sound is polished and the control set very flexible. As a fully-featured, and fairly conventional, chorus effect, this is as good as I’ve used under iOS. And, at UK£2.99/US$2.99, it is very much in the casual purchase price range. FAC Chorus therefore comes highly recommended so check out the two demo videos below and then hit the App Store download button to find out more.

FAC Chorus

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