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!

Three special functions:

  • Single Switch Mode -- Tremolo-Chorale (2-speed) and Effect-Bypass from a single footswitch!
  • 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  They have been replaced by the mini-Vent II.  Unfortunately, the Mini-Remote will not work with the mini-Vent II.  We have no plans to offer a remote module for the mini-Vent II.

If you already own the original 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.

UPDATE - 2-Apr-2020:  While clearing out the shop, we came across a few more of these modules.  We will continue to upgrade mini-Vents with the Mini-Remote option until supplies run out, or the end of the year, whichever comes first.  If you have been considering adding remote features to your mini-Vent, contact us today!

** 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!

S P A R E   P O W E R   S U P P L Y

Need an extra power supply for your Ventilator?  Bought a used Vent that didn't come with the supply?  This rugged replacement switching supply is lightweight, and fits nicely in your gear bag or in the back of a rack to give 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 power cord to replace the one that your drummer hit with a falling cymbal?  We sell those, too.

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

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 (ex:  GSi Burn).


  Ventilator Power Supply + 5-ft power cord    $23  $19  WHILE THEY LAST!

Spare 5-ft power cord only    $3

R E M O T E   P E D A L S

       We are no longer making footswitch pedals for the Ventilator.
The demand for these pedals fell off several years ago, and the product line has been discontinued.

That said, we still strive to support owners of our products -- even the discontinued ones.  If you have an older pedal and the switches are starting to fail, or the label has worn off, or you lost the cable, etc. please contact Ashby Solutions for repairs.


If you want to make your own, here are the schematics:

760 Style   122 Style   Single   1-Speed (21H)

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