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More about Rotary Speaker emulation
« on: May 04, 2021, 04:39:30 PM »
Dear friends,

short time ago we had an interesting discussion about the on board Rotary effect and/or additional external units emulating Leslie.
Among various posts Mini Vent (Leslie emulator) was also mentioned.

So, about the Mini Vent external unit I casually found this video that shows a very effective comparison between a real Leslie 122 cabinet and Mini Vent.

The result of this test, IMHO, is that Mini Vent effect is very close to the real Leslie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4DuP0mjq0A

The test was made with a Mag organ. But of course is valid for Genos or any other keyboard.

Hope you will enjoy.

Ciao,

Angelo
Yamaha Genos, Clavinova Cvp309PE, Hs-8, Hammond Xm2.
Past: Farfisa Minicompact, CompactDeLuxe; Elkarapsody; Hammond L122R&Leslie142; CasioCz1000; Roland D50, E20, ProE, Juno106, JX8P, Ra90; Technics Kn800, 1000, 2000; Korg M1, i3, i30, Pa1x, Pa3x; others.
 
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Re: More about Rotary Speaker emulation
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2021, 12:49:56 AM »
Thanks, interesting video, just watched it ...

I found that if I slowed the "fast rotary" setting a little, it came a lot closet to what I remember from
real Leslies on B3s.  To me, the REAL ROTARY is just a bit too fast on its fast setting.

Jim
Raleigh, NC, USA / Genos / Tyros5-61 / Lucas Nana 600 / other stuff
 

Re: More about Rotary Speaker emulation
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2021, 11:39:43 PM »
Dear Jim,

I also used to have a Leslie cabinet (122) with my Hammond L122R, and desperately try to find something better then what I found on arrangers (I had many Korg flagships before to move to Genos),

I feel that REAL ROTARY is to "weak", almost a Vibrato. ROTARY SPEAKER 1 looks a little better, but still weak. The best I found is a Legacy Rotary, Legacy/Rotary Speaker 5, that has more stereo depth on both slow and fast.

I have to say that Mini Vent is much closer to a real Leslie. I wish Yamaha would do something similar.

Ciao

Angelo
Yamaha Genos, Clavinova Cvp309PE, Hs-8, Hammond Xm2.
Past: Farfisa Minicompact, CompactDeLuxe; Elkarapsody; Hammond L122R&Leslie142; CasioCz1000; Roland D50, E20, ProE, Juno106, JX8P, Ra90; Technics Kn800, 1000, 2000; Korg M1, i3, i30, Pa1x, Pa3x; others.