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No musician can deny the deep, swirling glory of a vintage rotating speaker cabinet, that uniquely lush, pulsing tone that brings any instrument to life. So, why doesn't everyone use one? Because they are the size and weight of a bulky refrigerator, cost big bucks and are more high-maintenance than a platinum diva.

But, imagine getting all of that inspiringly rich modulation with cutting-edge features in a studio-quiet, road-worthy pedal. Just one little pedal. Now imagine you can use that pedal with guitar and to record direct.

The Roto Choir recreates both the rotating lower speaker and the treble rotor horn --the only way to attain that complex, multi-dimensional tone. In fact, the Roto Choir utilizes a specifically formulated SansAmp technology to deliver the entire signal chain --from the original tube power amp to the speaker and high-frequency rotor horn, to the microphone used to capture it. This is HD, 3D emulation.

The simple controls hide a wealth of options. Drive adds just the right amount of compression, harmonics and grit. Low and High sculpt the tube amp emulation with powerful EQ curves. The Fast/Slow footswitch allows users to ramp up, slow down or even stop the rotating speaker. There's also a dedicated control to custom set the Top Speed of your rotor. Want to vary the intensity of the effect? Simply adjust the Position control to move the Roto Choir's virtual mic closer or further from the horns. Other features include a biamped/single-speaker mode switch, stereo output and a Speaker Sim switch for direct recording.

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
This is a good Leslie sim. I can tell how much I like a pedal by how long the initial few demo jams last ... I don't want to shut this thing off. I would've rated it higher if it came in at a more reasonable price point. There are more "accurate" Leslie sims out there for more money but really, if you're running guitar through it and it gives you the "vibe" what more do you need?
Posted by JC on Jan 21, 2014
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It sure beats having to lug around an old Leslie cabinet.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Since I have severe back problems,I can no longer carry around my old Leslie 16 and I have found the RotoChoir to be an excellent substitute for the old cabinet.It takes a bit of fiddling to get the tone and effect that you want because the adjustment of one control can affect the others.When it's set up properly it sounds incredibly like the real thing and you can even get that old Leslie growl that made the old B-3s sound so great.I play a lot of Hendrix covers and this pedal is fabulous for songs like Little Wing,Angel,Machine Gun etc.I use mine in a pedal chain of 8 pedals with no ill effects or noise.The only downside of it is that the price is pretty steep,yet even then it's well worth the money.
Posted by Guitslinger on Apr 16, 2013
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Doesn't play nice in the sandbox!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
Killer effects and tones, some say it's a glorified flanger. I liked it for what it could do, HOWEVER, the overwhelming amount of RF/humm when hooked up in a chain of pedals renders the pedal useless. Good for recording? But not practical in for live performance....Too bad. I really liked what it could do.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2013
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