Both are rotary-speaker simulators but they include additional features that make them neither Uni-Vibe clones nor No-Frills pedals. That is supposed to sound more leslie'ish, but I haven't worked on mine. I stated previously that I thought the Rotosphere is the best Leslie sim. It also has stereo inputs as well as stereo outputs, making it a bit more useful for those who might want to use it with keyboards, synthesizers, or other instruments. Edited to ad a warning- It has a pretty fierce volume boost.
He was planning to create a cab that perfectly synced with the Hammond organs his company dealt in. Fantastic pedal but way too expensive. He plays all styles of music and his saxophone sounds, well, like a saxophone. This is a Leslie pedal simulator by Leslie, designed for your portable organ, Keyboard, and electric guitar. For me, this is the best one for guitar of the three I have tried.
Think more Leslie 120 single lower rotor and you'll have it. They've got a whole team of bellringers going in there — or maybe three hamsters all pedalling like hell in their little hamster wheels! Amongst rock and blues guitarists, David Gilmour and Stevie Ray Vaughn are the two players most closely associated with the Leslie speaker's undulating, liquid tones, with Gilmour being an especially frequent user, and rarely if ever appearing on stage or record without one. Like Reuben Wu, who plays keyboards with Ladytron in the photograph above, a good option is to add reverb and distortion to the keyboard sound. Therefore, you can safely invest your money in any one of the models. The rotary is cool, but the actual amplifier is pretty lackluster, well very lackluster. At the same time, we paid attention to the affordability factor.
Supposed to have a good leslie sound, but I don't like the wah format, and all the demos suck. It's not too big, and works with standard power adapters. Their second guitarist Ben Nieves is a good buddy, I slipped it his way cause I wasn't using it. The Neo V is certainly as good but a little cleaner and more transparent sounding which might be an advantage or not depending on what you expect form a Leslie simulator. Despite being the size of a significant piece of furniture something Hammond players were already accustomed to! It can be found on pedalboards of people like Noel Gallagher Oasis , Franz Ferdinand and others. Wish I could get rid of that clunky Whammy as well, but I use it enough to need it.
Others: Wiggler- has a leslie setting on it. If I had one knock, it would be that the slow speed sounds a bit phase-shifter-y in mono vs. I got mine for about 50£, they have a marvellous chorus and when you increase the rate, it starts to sound more leslie like. We selected only those brands that accurately replicated the core effect of the rotating Leslie speaker-amplifier combo. The simulation of the Leslie wooden cab is flawless with the Ventilator, the sophistication of your amp notwithstanding. They weigh a ton but look the business and sound excellent.
It also has switches for true bypass, brake, and slow-fast. In case you don't already know, a Leslie cab is a monstrous speaker enclosure with spinning baffles manipulating the sound by utilising the Doppler effect. You can opt for the digital or analog version of the simulator pedal, based on your preference. Despite being originally conceived by its inventor Donald Leslie as an effect for Hammond organs, the Leslie rotating speaker has become at least as well known and beloved as a companion for the electric guitar. No matter whichever version you choose, you can rest assured that both the variants will be able to reproduce the original effect.
The Neo Ventilator is probably the truest leslie sim out there, but it also was big, needed its own power supply, and for me much better on keyboards than guitar. I particularly like the drive pot, which simulates the valves in a Leslie 122 cab being pushed. I just uploaded it to the gretschpages radio if you're interested. The Boss Rotary Station is a rare situation where I don't have to. I mean, c'mon, look at this thing go. I want a pedal not a speaker cabinet. I like it very much, but then again, never ever had anything remotely similar, so can't compare it to anything.
Anyway, must dash -- I'm just going to install a new power block on my pedal board. Check 'em out and swirl on, friends. Its digital soul gives the added benefits of built-in mic and speaker simulation, as well as an excellent, and very useful, set of speed, balance, and drive controls. Are you looking for the best Leslie pedals? The construction is robust throughout the recessed buttons and the enclosure both have been shaped out of die-cast aluminum. If you're looking for a Leslie sim, I think it's worth considering. Not the same I know but more authentic than just chorus if you think about what a Leslie actually does.
Sound clips on the site sound really good, so I think it'll be a home run if it lives up to the clips in person. To be blunt, the Ventilator is not a cheap pedal and you have to ask yourself how much you could get away with using the effect, both live and on recordings. The speakers tend to speed up and slow down at different rates thought, so you do get really cool slow to fast and fast to slow sounds. Usually, modulation effects go down really well with keyboards: besides Leslie simulatiors, if you try chorus, flange or phasing effects you can certainly find a great array of interesting sounds. The G4 was, in my opinion, ahead of its time. © 2006-2016 All rights reserved. Not exactly cheap, but sounds good.