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Leslie / Rotary sim pedals... what's good these days?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by dannybuoy, Jan 8, 2018.


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  1. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    England
    Several years ago I had an Option 5 Destination Rotation, which apart from a lack of lows with the drive setting engaged, sounded lush.

    Since then there have been several new pedals on the market, and @ProtonLenny's vid for the Ventilator II has re-ignited my Leslie GAS:



    There's a few more out there these days such as:
    • EHX Lester K / Lester G
    • Pigtronix Rototron
    • Keeley Dyno My Roto
    • Strymon Lex
    • Boss RT-20
    • Tech21 RotoChoir
    • DigiTech Ventura
    Anybody compared any of these on bass?
     
  2. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    Strymon Lex and DLS Rotosim. Mine is Mobius (DLS Rotosim was before).
     
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  3. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Chamonix Mont-Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    I use the Strymon Lex with the EHX organ pedals
     
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  4. That Coyote

    That Coyote

    Apr 7, 2017
    Love my Mobius! Covers all the rotary I’ll ever need.
     
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  5. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Chamonix Mont-Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    Is the Lex on the Mobius identical to the standalone pedal? Same primary, secondary and tertiary controls?
     
  6. It sounds like an amazing rotary cabinet simulator that scratches a very specific itch well. For my needs, I have a Mobius and a H9, so while this is a better emulator...those two processors cover that itch well enough for me at the moment. It's also the kind of effect I'd want to use as a combination of presets via midi...which the other pedals cover and this one doesn't.
     
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  7. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    England
    I guess not many people have done a rotary sim shootout then! I love the sound of that Ventilator but if I can get 90% of that in a smaller cheaper pedal I would do that instead. Time to search Youtube, not expecting many bass demos out there though!
     
  8. TheLopp

    TheLopp

    Dec 30, 2013
    I got the H9 which I think is good, I’ve tried the Lex and for me that sounded better. I think I have to get the Mobius in the near future just because it’s so fun with effects.

    Here’s a new and probably cheap contender to try out: Vibraclone Rotary | TC Electronic
     
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  9. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    England
    Cheers, haven't seen the TC one before!
     
  10. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    H9 + Mobius are enough to me. i do use the Rotary seldom.
     
  11. Indiedog

    Indiedog

    Aug 23, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    ...allow me to add to the chorus (um, I mean the rotary effect):
    Strymon Lex.

    I use it mostly on my Nord C1 organ but it makes anything in the geetar or bass realm twirl!
     

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