Neo Instruments Micro Vent 122 and 16 review

Compact rotary speaker simulation in two distinct flavours

Neo Micro Vent pedals
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

The Micro Vent 122 offers full-range Leslie sounds for a mono signal chain with its essential facilities in a small footprint, but if you prefer that Vibratone sound to a full-range rotary, the Micro Vent 16 is a great way to add it to your pedalboard.


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    Convincing sounds.

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    Blend control allows for hybrid setups a la Gilmour.

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    Compact form.


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Neo has established itself as a go-to brand when it comes to rotary speaker emulation pedals, with the likes of its Ventilator II and Mini Vent II models.

And now the company has come up with something a little more pedalboard-friendly with this pair of micro-sized Vent pedals, both of which are said to feature equally as powerful DSPs as the larger models.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.