Short name for an early sound modification device
(the full name is Leslie Rotating Speaker), invented in the late 1940's by Don Leslie
. The leslie
is often used together with some sort of electric organ
thereof (like a Moog
), and was extremely popular in the 70's and 80's rock
scene, and has become rather fashionable
bands of the late nineties.
behind the leslie is easy - the sound is output through one or more horn
drivers which rotate horizontal
ly around a pivot
point. This affects the sound in several ways:
All these effects coupled with some chorus
from the organ itself and variable rotor
speed produce a complex
, rich sound.