Sidney the Snare

About Sidney:

  • Sidney the Snare is one of 'The Lads', a gang of Virtual Analogue Sequenced Percussion devices about to muscle in on your music productions
  • Sidney is a Virtual Analogue Snare Drum with clout
  • Sidney offers a lot of control over the tone and shape of his sound
  • Sidney is armed with a serious, grown up, sequencer - for maximum impact


Sidney the Snare: Features

Buy Sidney the Snare

or purchase The Lads bundle 

About the circuit:

  • Sidney's circuit is based on a pair of Bridged-T network bandpass filters, supplied by Surreal Machines, plus a noise source as found in TR-808 and CR78  drum machines
  • Sidney's controls offer access to popular circuit bent functions 
  • Sidney is NOT a TR-808 emulation but does share similar sound characteristics
  • Sidney can do a passable clave/rimshot too

Sidney's Controls

Body - This is the fundamental tone of the snare

  1. Freq 1 - Pitch of tone 1, tone 2 is @1 octave higher

  2. Balance - crossfades between tone 1 and tone 2

  3. Decay - tone 1 & 2 filter resonance

Noise - controls for the noise source

  1. HiPass - removes low end from the noise

  2. Decay - 0 - 500ms

  3. Curve - A tightening exponential curve applied to the noise amplitude.... 

The sequencer

Finally, a grown up percussion sequencer that is simple to use, fast and creativity enhancing

Don't be fooled by its benign appearance, this sequencer can supercharge your beats in seconds

Here's a video exploring the sequencer's functions

Global Controls

Housekeeping stuff

  1. The K-Teck logo

  2. Device title and version number

  3. Preset display - for storing and recalling your presets

Global tone controls

  1. HiPass - A High Pass filter to lift Sidney in the mix

  2. LoPass - A lowpass filter designed by Surreal Machines to remove excess top end

  3. Gain - Output volume - also drives into that Surreal Machines Low Pass filter for extra grit

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