NAMM 2014: Pigtronix Rototron Rotary Speaker Simulator

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The Rotary Speaker sound is one of the most iconic of the late ’60s and early ’70s. Pink Floyd, Peter Frampton, Danny Gatton, and the freaking Beatles all used this effect to create swirling sounds that whipped around your head. Pigtronix, TheToneKing.com’s favorite pedal company with the word “pig” in it, has released the Rototron Rotary Speaker Simulator for NAMM 2014.

Check out the full press release below. And, stay tuned to TheToneKing.com for more from NAMM 2014!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

January 21, 2014 (Anaheim, CA) – Pigtronix has unveiled the Rototron, an all-new rotary speaker simulator effect that achieves unsurpassed 3D realism in a compact, easy-to-use pedal. Designed by effects gurus Howard Davis and David Koltai, the Pigtronix Rototron accurately recreates the complex acoustic phenomenon of the legendary dual-rotor 122 and 147 Leslie cabinets as used by Peter Frampton, Danny Gatton, the Beatles and many others.

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Independent Slow and Fast speed controls with adjustable ramp time allow musicians to enjoy the mesmerizing sound of speeding up and slowing down an actual rotary cabinet. A remotely switchable Brake function completes the authentic experience, while independent expression pedal jacks for the low and high rotors enable some entirely new variations on psychedelic bliss—without the back-breaking hassle.

“The obscure, German-made Dynacord CLS-222 rack unit, most famously used by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour on the Division Bell tour, has been the closest anyone ever came to sounding like the real thing… until now,” says sound designer and company president, David Koltai.

The Rototron utilizes a Quadrature LFO to drive simultaneous frequency modulation, phase shifting, tremolo, bucket brigade-based chorusing. These voices have been meticulously combined using a Linkwitz-Riley crossover design to generate a three-dimensional acoustic hologram. The analog circuitry used within the Rototron sounds warmer, fatter and feels far more realistic than the digital rotary effects currently available from other companies. Line-level headroom and full-stereo i/o complete this utterly hypnotic rotary simulator from Pigtronix.

The Rototron has a MAP price of $275 and will be available for purchase from Pigtronix retailers around the world beginning in April of 2014.

Official Pigtronix Website: Pigtronix.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/pigtronixTwitter:  twitter.com/pigtronix (@Pigtronix)

 

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