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♫   ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS ...   ♫ **

But -- is it better?

That's right, the mini-Vent on the left has remote capabilities that its siblings are missing.  It has been upgraded to the new Mini-Remote option from Ashby Solutions, which allows it to connect to remote foot- and hand-switches:

  • Halfmoon Switches (2- and 3-way, mini-Vent for Organ only)
  • Neo Remote Footswitches
  • Ashby Solutions footswitches
  • Trek II VIB-3™ organ interface
  • 8- and 11-pin interfaces
  • sustain pedals
  • FS-5U, FS-5L, FS-6, SWITCH3 compatiblity
  • and more!

  •   Single 122 Mode -- Tremolo-Chorale (2-speed) or Tremolo-Stop (1-speed) operation from a single footswitch (mini-Vent for Organ only)!
  •   Uber 122 Mode -- use a 3-way halfmoon as a 'virtual 2-way' that switches between Tremolo-Chorale and Tremolo-Stop operation (mini-Vent for Organ only).

The Mini-Remote takes a hidden gem and turns it into a superstar!  Want to rack-mount your Ventilator?  The Mini-Remote can help.  Want to control it with a Halfmoon Switch, a sustain pedal, or the switches you already have in your rig?  The Mini-Remote makes it easy!  There are dozens, maybe hundreds of available foot- and hand-switch controls that can be used with the Mini-Remote.  See if yours is listed below; contact us if it's not.

      Mini-Remote User's Manual 2.0           Mini-Remote Cross-Reference

The Mini-Remote replaces the Bypass switch on the mini-Vent with a 1/4" phone jack that allows connection to all kinds of peripherals.  It has six settings made for Halfmoon Switches; and five more to connect to 1-, 2-, and 3-position foot pedals.  Shrink your pedalboard footprint, or improve your control over the rotary sound!

  • Requires no additional batteries or external power sources.
  • No extra holes drilled in the case.
  • Does not void the mini-Vent warranty.
  • Auto-senses normally-open and normally-closed foot pedals.
  • Special programming mode to set Preset A and Preset B.
  • Re-use controls that you already have.

Order your mini-Vent or mini-Vent for Organ from Ashby Solutions with the Mini-Remote today!  Didn't buy from us?  We can still add it to your mini-Vent.

The mini-Vent and mini-Vent for Organ are no longer being made.  They will be replaced shortly by the mini-Vent II.  Unfortunately, the Mini-Remote will not work with the mini-Vent II.  We have a very small inventory of the original Minis, which are being reserved for use with our Mini-Remote.

If you already own a mini-Vent or mini-Vent for Organ, the Mini-Remote can still be added to it.

If you already own a mini-Vent with the Mini-Remote option, we can upgrade the software to Version 2, adding the Single 122 and Uber 122 operating modes.  Contact us for more details.

 

** By the way, we know that the third mini-Vent is the guitar version, so technically, all of the mini-Vents are different.  Don't be such a know-it-all!


R E M O T E   P E D A L S

If you want to mount the classic Ventilator on your keyboard or rack for easier adjustment; or you want to be able to stop the rotors for a really old-school sound (ex: Jimmy Smith or Felix Caveliere), you'll need a remote pedal.  One option is our Halfmoon Switch.  If hand operated controls aren't your thing, though, we offer many styles of floor pedals.

FOR ALL MODELS OF THE VENTILATOR

These switches were designed for the original Ventilator, but will also work with the Ventilator II if the Remote setting is at the 9:00 position; and with the mini-VENT for Organ, if it has the Mini-Remote option.  Our dual footswitch can be ordered three ways:  '122 style,' '760/900 style,' and '122 Momentary.'

122 STYLE:  In an original Leslie 122, the Brake Option plug (without the rare and apparently unpopular Brake Accessory) simply disconnects the Chorale (slow) motors, and so the speed control either selects between Chorale and Tremolo (fast) when the plug is in place; or Stop/Tremolo when the plug is disconnected.  This is the way 122 style works; Tremolo is always Tremolo, and the 'other setting' is either Chorale or Stop.  [BW:  The Ventilator Remote calls this MODE 1.  This is my personal favorite setup for organ.]

122 MOMENTARY:  The momentary pedal works the same, except that the Speed switch only changes to Tremolo (Fast) for as long as the switch is actually pressed, acting more like a piano sustain pedal.  The Brake switch still selects Stop or Chorale (Slow), which is the 'standard' speed when the speed switch isn't being pressed.  This style is great for players who tend to use Leslie speed as an accent.  [BW:  The Ventilator Remote calls this MODE 5.  This is my personal favorite when playing guitar.  It's also great for the 'Jimmy Smith' vibe.]

760/900 STYLE:  In later Leslies, the Stop function overrides any setting on the speed switch.  This is how 760 style works.  Stop is always Stop, and the Speed switch controls the speed only when the Ventilator isn't in Stop.  [BW:  The Ventilator Remote calls this MODE 2.]

All three versions provide a removable cable so you can choose a length that suits your needs.  In an emergency, any TRS cable you have around should work.

For those who like to keep it simple, we sell a single foot switch that just provides Slow/Fast control.  It's also available as a momentary switch; and by special request, in a Fast/Stop version for old-school Jazz players.

NOTE:  These pedals may look like your average floor pedal, but they're not the same.  The standard pedal used in guitar amps for tremolo-reverb or channel-boost will not work with an original Ventilator without modifications.

For a limited time, we are offering a 15-foot cable at the same price as the 10-foot version.  Offer limited to stock on hand.

 

  Ventilator Dual Foot Pedal
Control:   122 Style for Neo Ventilator
760 Style for Neo Ventilator
122 Style for GSi Burn
760 Style for GSi Burn
Cable length:       
 

Ventilator 122 Momentary Foot Pedal

Control:   Neo Ventilator
GSi Burn
Cable length:       
 

 

For those who like to keep it simple, we sell a single foot switch that just provides Slow/Fast control.  It's also available as a momentary switch; and by special request, in a Fast/Stop version for old-school Jazz players.

 [Why are the single and double the same price?  Both switches start from standard pedals, but the single pedal needs added parts.  It also takes more time to make.]

 

 

  Ventilator Single Foot Pedal
Control:   Neo Ventilator
GSi Burn
Cable length:       

Single Momentary Foot Pedal

Control:   Neo Ventilator
GSi Burn
Cable length:       

S P A R E   P O W E R   S U P P L Y

Need an extra power supply for your Ventilator?  (We all forget things at gigs!)  This rugged replacement sitching supply is lightweight, and will fit nicely in your gear bag, or in the back of a rack, to give you the flexibility to take your Ventilator to all your gigs and recording projects, without having to unplug and coil wires.  Or maybe you just need a spare cable for the one your drummer hit with a falling cymbal?  We sell those, too.

These supplies work with all of the Ventilator models:  the original Ventilator, a.k.a. the 'Vent I'; the mini-VENT (organ and guitar models); and the Ventilator II.  They also work with the GSi Burn.

This is the number one "blind panic" item that we sell.  Yes, we'll ship you one overnight when you lose it, but why not eliminate the overnight shipping fees (and the heartburn!) by picking up a spare now?

Note:  This power supply is not the same one that ships with the Ventilator.  However, it's of high quality, well oversized for the job, and will not cause hum or damage the Ventilator in any way.  It will also power other devices that need 1.2A or less 12V power, using a center-positive barrel plug.

 

  Ventilator Power Supply + 5-ft power cord    $23

Spare 5-ft power cord    $4

 

We can upgrade your older Ventilator I (purchased before August 2010) to the latest DSP software, which will add one handy feature:  When using the Remote jack to stop the rotation, the simulated rotors always stop in 'front,' at maximum volume and in phase.  It also removes the short Chorale burst during the transition to Stop, making the response closer to that of a classic Leslie 122.  Please contact us for more details about pricing and scheduling.

We can also add the Stereo Bypass Mod to your stock Ventilator I, regardless of where you purchased it.  Please contact us for details.


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