Rotary CLS-222

Revolving stereo motion

Rotary CLS-222 reimagines the classic Dynacord® rotary speaker emulator as a creative plugin that goes from silky smooth stereo swirls to spinning synchronized patterns - enhancing your sound with extra width, momentum, and analog character in seconds.

Send your
sound spinning

Bring your sound full circle with the instantly recognizable sound of the rotary effect; discover the iconic spinning character heard on countless records, or explore the wilder side of stereo movement with bonus creative features. What goes around…

Definitive rotary emulation

The sought-after analog box that delivered the full-tilt Leslie sound without the need for a spinning box - brought to life in all its stereo analog detail, right in your DAW.

Classic to chaotic

Capture that classic rotation for ultra-smooth stereo sheen, or opt for dizzying compound mayhem & synchronized modulation to explore your stereo field in a whole new way.

Spin any sound in stereo

The rotary effect pairs perfectly with keys and guitars, but Rotary CLS-222 is built to experiment with any sound for everything from psychedelic beats to dense ambient soundscapes.

Creative upgrades

Push Rotary CLS-222 into creative territory beyond its hardware predecessor with thoughtful upgrades like a valve preamp, separate bass & treble speeds, an interactive visualizer, and more.

A closer

Discover Rotary CLS-222's main controls for rapid stereo results, or head to the Advanced panel to get adventurous with deeper creative control.

in orbit

The classic sound of an organ revving up or a guitar solo spinning around your head - propelled into the 21st Century and beyond.

The stop-start rotary sound is one of the most unique and recognizable forms of modulation - and now it’s yours to explore. Hear it in action below and get a taste of what it can do for your projects. Essential & authentic rotary configurations; contemporary & abstract settings to get your sound moving; Rotary CLS-222 comes loaded with a preset library full of mix-ready sounds to suit your style of production.


Drums affected with the Slow Wide Leslie effect.


Picked guitar affected with the Fast Stereo Leslie effect.

Jazz Organ Fast

A jazz organ harmony with the Classic Fast Leslie effect.

Jazz Organ Slow

A jazz organ harmony with the Classic Slow Leslie effect.

Rock Organ

A minor ascending organ with the steady "Rock Rotary" preset applied.


A vocal line with the Classic Slow Leslie effect.


Vive la

Most creative effects that we use today started life as physical manipulations of recording equipment.

Delay was sound recorded to tape and played back at varied intervals; flanger was two reels playing the same recording, with one reel being subtly pressed to slow it down; the rotary effect consisted of motorized speaker drivers, spun on an axis and recorded with static microphones.

Inevitably, these heavy, unpredictable mechanisms moved aside for more practical solutions. In the case of the Leslie rotary speaker effect, that practical solution was the Dynacord® CLS-222.

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Included in
FX collection

Effects you'll actually use

This effect is part of FX Collection, a suite of essential audio effect plugins empowering musicians, producers, and artists to get creative with their production. From iconic recording gear modeled with breathtaking accuracy, to cutting-edge contemporary effects, the collection includes the most sought-after studio tools, rare guitar pedals, modern mix enhancers, and beyond. Elevate your production and add color to your mix like never before.

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The features
you need

  • DAW ready

    However you use these plugins; for the amazing tone of their reverb, for the gritty preamps, or for their incredible sound design abilities, you'll be safe in the knowledge that they are fully compatible with your setup. These plugins work with all major DAWs, and on both Windows and MacOS.

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  • Resizable GUI

    Whether you want the full visual immersion of our classic effects emulations, or to save precious screen real estate, the interfaces for all of your Arturia plugins can be resized to a scale that suits you.

  • Real-time control

    Every parameter in every FX Collection plugin can be mapped to your favorite MIDI controller for instant, hands-on control of your mix. Sweep a filter, crank a preamp, or warp your modulation on the fly.

  • In-App Tutorials

    Every plugin in FX Collection comes with built-in tutorials, guiding you step-by-step through the crucial parameters, adjustments, and mixing hacks to get the most out of your sound. The tutorial panel also explains the controls you’re using in real-time - so you’ll never miss a tweak.

  • Preset browser

    FX Collection’s streamlined preset browser lets you filter, organize, and save your favorite presets for instant recall. Search by instrument type, genre, production technique, and much more - so you can quickly find the tweak you need and save valuable creative time!

TAE® Powered

The exclusive analog modeling technology that makes our emulations indistinguishable from the originals.

By accurately mimicking the characteristics of analog oscillators, filters, and soft clipping, we can provide astonishing component-accurate detail and authentic analog charm in equal measure.

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Main Features

Classic studio rotary effect emulation

Modeled Op-amp pre-amp circuit

Additional valve pre-amp circuit

Continuous stereo width control, from mono to 120% stereo

Fast, Slow, and Stop modes with ramping in between

Advanced panel with additional features

  • Input high-pass filter
  • Separate speeds for Bass and Treble, Hz or sync
  • Optional treble-to-bass ratio setting
  • Visualizer with 4 phasing options
  • Multi-shape distance controls for Bass and Treble
  • Dry/wet

Optional summed mono input and ‘Dry Bass’ setting

Built-in preset library

A/B comparison


Platforms specifications


  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).


  • Mac OS 10.13+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

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