Anyone know which 'other' effects are included in this box? I see there is a phaser from the demos. Anyone know about chorus or tremolo?
I'm considering this is an adjunct for my VR-09 as the built-in distortion on the VR-09 is awful. While that keyboard has tremolo and phaser effects built in, there is a disappointing lack of user control. If I could replace the onboard effects with the ones in this pedal, it would definitely justify the price.
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So I took a lot of time listening to the demos with good headphones, and I must state that I am VERY impressed. The distortion sounds very good (after hearing the second demo)... And the amount of adjustment and tweakability is amazing. This could definitely be a Vent Killer. Just the price and the MIDI capabilities alone make it a no brainer!
So the race is on... If this hits the market before the Vent II, look out!
To my ears, it does not beat the Vent in terms of authentic 122 overdrive or 3D realism. The kind of overdrive it does can be achieved with the SK1/2's distortion emulations, the 3300's tube circuitry, or the internal tubes on the XK3/c.
Lots of options, yes but the basic rotary sim does not better the Vent. My two cents.
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A also agree with Jim regarding the overdrive. But it is very good for a tube circuit, and the options for different settings controlled via MIDI would be a godsend for rock cover Hammond players who want to go from Steppenwolf, to Jon Lord, and then to James Gang in the same set. Just choose your voice from the controller and the Leslie sim changes dramatically.
Now for a Jazzer or Blueser, I would probably just set the Vent at one setting and use it there all night.... But for someone who needs a lot of instant flexibility, its pretty impressive,
I think we need to keep in mind that these are 3 videos that are intended to demonstrate the EXTENSIVE features of this box.. I don't think that it's Guido's intention to spend a lot of time (at least initially) proving that the Burn can duplicate the sound of a Ventilator... Jim, based on my experience with the SK1 (albeit somewhat limited) I don't think that the SK1/2 overdrive can do what this unit can do.. The 2:00 mark of the second amp sim video is killer Jon Lord sound (that stack of marshalls sound). I never got anywhere near that with the SK1.
I would heartily agree with HammondDave that this Burn will be a superb unit for someone like me, who wants to go from "Steppenwolf, to Jon Lord, and then to James Gang in the same set". I also have not seen any leslie sim (built in or otherwise) that can be edited to the extent this can, and I think it is AWSOME!!!
I really would like to see a side by side comparison of the Burn and the Ventilator.. I do think that IF the Burn has in it the ability to create "ventilator" quality sound if would be good to demonstrate this.. (and that is the beautiful stereo animation of the Ventilator and the wonderful warm overdrive). I bet it can..
All that said, at a couple of points in the first video I thought there was a bit too much tremolo/wobbliness on high speed.. and I'm assuming that this can be tweaked out of it, given how editable this thing is, and I have never heard that in the VB3/Mojo sim.
Craig MacDonald Hammond BV, Franken-B (A100 in a BV cabinet), Leslies 122/147/44W, Crumar Mojo, Korg Kronos, VR-09, Roland GAIA, Burn, Ventilator
as usual, just my personal feeling! as usual, each individual with his ears, has his single taste, so be happy with these incredible machines (Ventilator, BURN, any other upcoming one....) because I don't remember in the last passed 15 years any other time/period with a so incredible (and high-quality) opportunity of choice!
PS: for my personal "rocking" taste, I also prefer the SK2 internal leslie simulation to the Ventilator.....
I dont know about the burn but my xk3c and vent gets pretty damn close to that James Gang sound. Add a little lexicon verb to account for the concert hall and youre closer than a cover player should be complaining about.