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I've had all three. The Rotary Ensemble sounds much more accurate to a real leslie than either one of them. The Roto has the best feel, due to an analog circuit, but lacks the lushness of the other two. The Boss has a much (much!) better bypass than the other two as well. I use an overdrive pedal as I find that all three have terrible built in overdrive (the Roto being slightly better than the others, but no where as good as a Timmy).I was gonna ask about the Boss RT-20, how does it stack up agains the ones you already mentioned?
Hmmm...transparent EQ. You know, that's a pretty-good term to describe the DLS, now that you mention it. I think that very thing of enough effect level and the mid-notch crossover presence you describe is similar to why I haven't been quite satisfied with the most of my rotary pedals. I'll have to digest this a bit more and see where it may lead.
Speaking of digesting information...I've got to go back a spend more time with your TIMMY op-amp comparison. I wanted to experiment a bit with mine, but didn't know where to begin. You did all the hard work. I just have to do the homework! Thanks for posting those clips!
Thanks guys, I'm glad to have helped! The fast Leslie speed can be done moderately well by many pedals, but the slow is the hard one. I've heard no other pedal that can do it accurately, although runner up would be the DLS. Still really digging the RT-20 and the Timmy with a TL072.Catoogie said:Angle Loss,
The slow sounds on the demo of the RT-20 you did could possibly some of the sweetest modulated sounds I have ever heard. SOLD!!
Now I've got a Korg G4 and a Rotomachine I need to unload.
So just how noisey IS the HK Rotosphere, I've heard it described as a washing machine.I've been using my Rotosphere for almost 5 years now for my leslie tones. I've tried everything (Option 5, Korg, Boss etc..)
The only other pedal that you have to consider is the Line 6 Rotomachine!
The RT-20 maintains the correct ramping speed for the individual rotor and horn. You can hear the horn speed up/down faster than the rotor. The overall ramp speed is adjustable, but it like the stock Leslie ramp. Many cheaper units ramp now, but they do uniformly. I like the mismatched speed change. The complexity of the sound is great--or magic as you said.