Neo Instruments Ventilator Rotary Simulator PedalItem ID: Ventilator
Rotary Speaker Simulator Pedal with Bass and Treble Rotor Emulation, Drive Section, Virtual Mic Placement, and 2 Footswitches
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Put Rotary Cabinet Action on Your PedalboardLove the sound of an authentic rotary cabinet, but hate the bulk and inconvenience? Put Neo Instruments' Ventilator Pedal in your rig and get the performance, without the hassle! The Ventilator emulates a Leslie 122 rotary cabinet, right down to the independent treble and bass rotor speeds, the crossover (800Hz), and even that rich tube drive that the classic cab adds to your sound. This amazing 2-footswitch pedal even includes microphone placement emulation, so you can choose the perfect setup and sound for your rig. Love the sound of your amp, but want that rotary magic? Switch off the Ventilator's speaker simulator. And, thanks to true-bypass switching ensures that your sound is completely intact when the Ventilator is switched off.
This amazing pedal lets you adjust rotary speed and acceleration, so you get that outstanding rotary speaker vibe from your existing rig; it's perfect for touring players (or anyone who wants that Leslie vibe, without the physical cabinet). The road-tough Ventilator is housed in a rugged aluminum chassis and it's knobs are recessed, so you get worry-free performance onstage. A remotely switchable rotary stop means you're not tethered to one part of the stage when you're using the Ventilator. This pedal makes a rotary rig a reality!
Neo Instruments Ventilator Rotary Cabinet Emulation Pedal Features:
Neo Instruments' Ventilator Pedal puts all the nuances and character of a rotary cabinet right on your pedalboard!
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Todd, Dunedin, FL
Reviewsbased on 36 reviews
Old School Good
by Kirk Fischer from Temple, TXBack in the 1970's I owned Leslie 825 and a vintage 147 for my Hammond M100. Today it's a Roland VK7 with a Leslie sim that is shrill and unsatisfying... so I bought a Motion Sound (real deal) but i... read more [+]t's 80 pounds and problematic outdoors - the inboard mics are also shrill.
April 30, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician
The Ventilator solves all that. It not only provides the best-I've-heard rotation simulation, it also models how the old 122s and 147s altered the tone, giving it body and rolling off the highs just enough to let this Roland just scream without the harshness. Pumped through my Mackie SRM450s my rig is now every bit as good as the old M100/147 combo at 1/10th the size and weight.
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by Steve Gasiecki from OhioBought it to use with my Roland VR-700 V-Combo. Amazing difference in not only the leslie sim, but the Leslie 122 modeling as well. Has that high end roll off modeled just right, and actually gives ... read more [+]you that sense of swirling around you instead of just at and away from you. Also allows me to use the Hammond model in my Jupiter-80 when I can't bring the V-Combo. Very happy with the purchase. close [-]
April 3, 2013
Music Background: Musician
Neo Ventilator with guitar
by Brad Reid from ArkansasGetting back into playing, I was looking at Leslie simulator pedals. After previously owning a Leslie Model 16 (same as Fender Vibratone) and also a Hammond C3/Leslie 147, I knew this was going to be... read more [+] a long search.
February 25, 2013
Music Background: hobby player now
I heard about Neo Ventilator on YouTube and watched clips with both guitar/amp and keyboards demoed. I was astonished by how close it sounded to a Leslie (both the Fender Vibratone/Leslie Model 16 and a 122).
Yes, there were less expensive options, but none approached the sound/versatility of the Neo. After receiving and using it, I was truly sold on it!! I don't have any keyboards right now, but I know that if I do get some, the Neo will have a place in their use.
Sweetwater's customer service is second to none, and It was on my doorstep two business days after ordering the item. When I have ordered from other online retailer's it would usually take 5-7 business days to receive. close [-]
by Randy Skolnik from Biloxi, MSI haven't been this happy in a Very Long time! When you run a hot signal into the ventilator (which they recommend), the typical hiss that you hear coming from your stereo PA speakers slowly pans back... read more [+] and forth (as the Leslie horn simulation spins at slow rotation). This is the (exact) sound of the great "Hammond Beast" waiting to be let out. It will inspire you to play a screaming solo as you change the rotation back and forth from fast to slow. Raising the "overdrive" slightly past 12 o'clock puts just the right "edge" on your tone. It reminds me of the time I ran two microphones from my Leslie into a Marshall tube amp, placed the Marshall amp (facing me) on top of my B3 as it blasted me right in the face (while I pretended to be Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson, etc. This is the exact same thing (minus the ear damage). close [-]
December 7, 2012
Music Background: Keyboard player (who lugged a B3 and Rhodes 88 all over creation)
Perfection and more!
by Steffen Presley from Southern CaliforniaI've owned a Leslie 147 for many many years. I know it inside-out! I recently had my Hammond B3 modified so I could hook up the Ventilator at the same time as the Leslie 147 while switching rotor spee... read more [+]ds on both from one switch. Recording both outputs allows me to do instant A/B comparisons between the Leslie and the Ventilator. For me the results were quite surprising! I expected there to be some tonal differences for at least these reasons: the Ventilator was modeled on a Leslie 122 (not a 147), plus there is the factor of microphones and mic preamps on the 147. Nevertheless, with relatively neutral settings on both units, the sound was so close to identical that I could not tell the difference! Well actually there are certain undesirable artifacts from the 147 (relay switching sound- not usually perceivable in a music track) which gave it away since the Ventilator does not produce these artifacts (which is good!). The Ventilator also has a variety of very useful controls for altering the sound, including a tube overdrive knob which can produce more distortion than my Leslie cranked all the way up. Along with this, you can overdrive the input which also adds up to a classic overdrive effect. All in all, the Ventilator is pretty much perfect and I would never hesitate to use it on professional gigs and recordings. close [-]
November 13, 2012
Music Background: Pro musician, producer, arranger and studio owner
Neo Instruments Ventilator Rotary Simulator Pedal
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