Our friends at Neo Instruments have introduced the Ventilator II, an effects device that emulates and faithfully reproduces the famed Leslie Model 122 rotary speaker sound. The company, based in Fulda, Germany, is manufacturing the Ventilator ll as a second-generation version of its successful Ventilator and a companion to two existing “mini VENTs” designed for both guitar and keyboard.
The original Ventilator is used by many touring artists including Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones) and Craig Frost (Bob Seger). Guitar greats Steve Miller and John Mayer also use the Ventilator in their rigs.
Housed in a rugged metal chassis measuring 6”x 5.25”x 2.25” the Ventilator II fits easily on the top of a keyboard rig or on a guitar pedal board. Three rotary pots allow adjustment of rotor Speed Control (slow to fast), Balance, and Drive. In addition, separate pots control a unique virtual mic placement feature – one for the low bass rotor and one for the high rotary horn– that simulates close to distant microphone positions for each “driver”. Three footswitches provide Bypass, Speed Control, and Stop.
Independent emulations of bass and treble rotors
Same 800Hz crossover as original Leslie 122
Adjustable rotary speed and acceleration
Drive section that simulates tube saturation of Leslie amp
Variable placement of virtual microphones
Relay-equipped true bypass circuit
Speed or Mix Control via Expression Pedal
Independent mix control for lo and hi rotor
Speaker simulation may be switched off for guitar amps
Port for remote footswitch
Controls for Fast Speed, Slow Speed, Balance, Acceleration, Drive, Mode (Gtr1, Gtr2, Key), Mix/Distance Lo, Mix/Distance Hi, Input Level Hi / Low, Remote select (Switch, Pedal Speed, Pedal Mix)
Unbalanced 1/4” connectors: Input L, Input R /Mono, Out L, Out R /Mono, Remote, 12V DC
Power supply: universal 12 volt included
The Guitar Sanctuary does accept returned items as long as arrangements are made for such within 48 hours of purchase/receipt. Returned items MUST be in the original condition and packing (including owner’s manual, un-used warranty card, any other items that came with the item) in order to qualify for a refund. No refunds are available for “special” ordered guitars or amplifiers (items that were not in stock, but rather ordered per the customers request. The customer is responsible for all freight charges and credit card processing fees incurred in the course of the sale. We cannot refund freight charges. The Guitar Sanctuary will charge a 20% restocking fee for returned effects pedals and amplifiers and a 10% restocking fee for Guitars. The only exceptions are for products that are defective. Please only purchase an item after you are certain it is right for you! Layaway: You can lay-a-way any product for a maximum of three months. Lay-a-way requires a 25% non-refundable deposit. We will not be able to ship the item until it is paid for in full and as a lay-a-way purchase, does not qualify for the 48 hour approval policy. International Sales: We can ship most guitars and other products internationally. We prefer money orders, cashier’s checks, or bank wire transfers in U.S. dollars. Shipping quotes are only valid for 48 hours. Please consult with your local officials about taxes, duties, currency exchange rates, etc.