It's in that moment when you start playing. You hear the speaker start to rotate and you sense the moving air. With a little growl it becomes magic from that first moment. This is what playing through a rotary speaker is all about, and with Neo Instruments Ventilator II you enter a sonic world of absolute perfection. Handy, light and absolutely reliable, it's the best rotary speaker sound you could wish for.
- Complex modeling algorithms, precise replication of Leslie 122 rotary effects
- Simple analog operation
- Independent simulation of bass and treble rotors with adjustable rotation speed and acceleration
- Exact reproduction of mechanical properties
- Authentic Leslie 122 speaker frequency response (can be switched off for playback via guitar amp)
- Wide and detailed parameter controls (Speed, Balance, Drive, Distance, Mode)
- 800Hz crossover just like the original
- Drive section simulates distortion and final stage saturation of the Leslie tube amp
- Variable microphone distance
- Silent foot switches for True Bypass Relay, Slow/Fast and Stop
- Connection for remote footswitch, half moon switch or expression pedal
- Sturdy steel housing, recessed knobs
For purists, only the original has been considered, because the forefather of all rotary speakers is the measure of all things. With Ventilator II you now have the very best alternative to the real thing, emulating every nuance of the original in the most minute detail, delivering all the character and the stellar sound of the real thing in a handy format.
It's all about sound
You feel every nuance of your sound as Ventilator II offers enormous sonic depth, emulating the sound of a Leslie 122 Rotary Speaker picked up with 3 mics. Its 3D sound lets you immerse yourself in the loudspeaker experience as you perceive every rotation with a sense of spatial location and moving air just like having a Leslie in the room, whether you use it with organ or your guitar. Where other effects only pan the signal between left and right, Ventilator II's exact emulation of mechanical movement provides a unique psychoacoustic experience. That's why Ventilator II sounds great not only in stereo, but in mono, too.
Uncompromising in every aspect
To emulate the original, capturing its character with all its strengths and unique sound-forming 'weaknesses' in detail, no compromise was made in the comprehensive design of the analog section. Ventilator II provides extensive headroom with unadulterated dynamics and the lowest background noise. The high-performance 32-bit Sharc DSP focuses all its resources on just a single effect, ensuring unparalleled digital perfection with low latency.
Control over every detail
Ventilator II offers a wide range of adjustment options for reproducing the behavior of the original down to the last detail. Whether on stage or in a recording studio, with the controls and footswitches you can dial in your favorite sound in no time. In addition to rotary speed, you have easy access to many other parameters such as microphone distance, acceleration and deceleration, drive and more.
Rotary and beyond
While Ventilator II is the best solution for the perfect rotary sound, it can do much more. You'll love its slow chorus and flanger-like effects for your guitar, organ or synthesizer, and its intense tremolo-like textures take you on a journey back in time.
|Included From Manufacturer
| Emulates the sound of a Leslie 122 rotary speaker picked up with 3 mics
Drive section emulates distortion and final stage saturation of Leslie tube amp
|Dual 1/4" stereo input
|Dual 1/4" stereo output
|Number of Pedal Switches
|On-board Expression Pedal
|1/4" TRS remote input for use with Ventilator II Remote, expression pedal or half moon switch (all sold separately)
|Requires 9V center negative adapter (sold separately)
|2 lb 7 oz.
Neo Instruments Warranty
Neo Instruments extends a warranty covering all verifiable defects in material and workmanship for a period of 12 months from the date of original purchase. Statutory warranty rights remain unaffected hereby.
The warranty covers the remedying of manifest defects by replacing or repairing defective parts. Any other claims, in particular those for a reduction in price or cancellation of contract, may only be made after an attempt to rectify the defect or deliver a replacement has failed.
The warranty does not cover damage incurred during transit, as well as damage caused by non-compliance with the operating manual and improper or negligent handling of the device. Beyond that, the warranty does not cover defects or damage caused by acts of God (including but not limited to lightning, floods, etc.) or other external influences, as well as mechanical damage or flaws that are not attributable to manufacturing defects.