TC Electronic Corona Chorus Pedal
The Corona appeared on our recommended list for Chorus Pedals - $100 & Above from August 2017 until January 2020 when it was out-ranked by other pedals.
Pedals from TC Electronic are hard to review, because as a general rule they all come preloaded with TC Electronic”s TonePrint software. TonePrint is software that allows users to either modify parameters of their effect (which varies from pedal to pedal) and/or use other user's presets.
Though while the versatility of the pedal is impressive, it should be noted that if you’re not willing to take advantage of the TonePrint software you may be better off with either a cheaper pedal. A lot of musicians don’t really want to be bothered with having to tweak their pedal, and in that situation you don’t receive any benefit from the TonePrint software (so you’re paying extra for something you don’t really need).
However, the stock settings on the pedal are definitely serviceable. The pedal handles everything from a subtle warble to luscious chorus admirably. The unit does have a pretty digital sound, though this can somewhat be adjusted with the unit’s onboard tone controls.
Lastly, the unit is able to run in either true or buffered bypass mode. This allows you to switch between the transparency you get with true bypass and the signal boost you get from buffered, depending on which works better for your situation.
- Control: Effect Level, Speed, Depth, Tone, Mode
- Circuit: Digital
- Bypass: True or Buffered Bypass
- Power: 9-Volt Adapter or Battery
- Dimensions: 4.8" x 1.97" x 2.83"
- Weight: 0.66 lbs.