TC Electronic Corona Mini Chorus review

A chorus for all occasions

  • £85
  • €118
  • $136
You can change the pre-loaded chorus effect by loading new settings via your smart phone or USB connection

MusicRadar Verdict

If you thought the effect was just for 80s ballads, the Corona might just convert you.


  • +

    Large library of TonePrint presets. Good value. Well made.


  • -

    Compact size won't suit all players.

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We've seen some killer gear from TC Electronic in recent years, but it's the Mini pedals that have really had guitar players talking. Now, TC has launched four of its flagship pedals in that irresistible bijou format, including the Corona Mini Chorus.

"Chorus doesn't get the best rep, but the Corona Mini is perfect for occasional shimmers"

Nowadays, chorus doesn't get the best rep, but the Corona Mini is perfect for occasional shimmers. Complete with USB connection and an ace up its sleeve in the form of TC Electronic's ingenious TonePrint system, which allows you to 'beam' new presets from your iOS/Android phone, the Corona can use one setting at a time, but has a vast collection of presets at its disposal.

Its TonePrints cover sounds from subtle thickening (John Petrucci's Rush-esque Crunch Chorus) to extreme (Munky's deep Drowning Chorus), while the analogue dry-through keeps your raw guitar tone intact - ideal for A Perfect Circle-style distorted chords and warbly rotating speaker-ish solos.

Michael Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.