Multi-FX racks went out style a long time ago, but the idea of having one device deal with more than one effect has gained momentum in the last few years, the more compact, the better.
Hailing from Greece, Crazy Tube Circuits just unveiled SIDEKICK, their take on this concept, which incorporates – in this order – a bucket brigade flanger/chorus unit, a 700ms echo/delay, and a three-mode reverb (exciter – taken from their Splash mk3, plate and shimmer).
Each effect has its own separate controls and footswitch.
A switchable studio quality buffer / preamp guarantees unaltered tone no matter what the length of your cables is, and a DI/Headphones output with switchable amp / speaker simulation adds extra flexibility.
Check out the videos of the Sidekick, below.
Sidekick combines the most common time based effects and creative tools in a compact design, ideal for any fly-rig or small board setup. Starting with a fully analog, lush BBD chorus for 3-dimensional sounds that can be also switched for less modulated delay time and extra feedback creating a flanger like effect. A sweet but sparky echo / delay with a maximum delay time of 700ms adds organic repeats to your tone while 3 algorithms of spacious reverb (exciter – taken from Splash mk3, plate and shimmer) create the perfect ambience.
You can use any of the effects on their own or combine them to create the soundscapes of your dreams.
A switchable studio quality buffer / preamp taken from our Magnifier pedal ensures that all your precious tone will be kept unaltered through travels of long cables or enhance/boost your signal if needed (microphones, low output / piezo / acoustic instruments…)
With the DI and Headphones outputs with switchable amp / speaker simulation you can always have your personal in-ear monitor with you or silent practice late at night and at the same time connect to your audio interface / mixing console.