Playing the Wurlitzer SideMan (vintage 1950’s drummachine) with MIDI retrofit

July 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

The SideMan is a drum machine from 1959 that fires valves/tubes to generate the tones, which are then passed trough a tube amp. The cigar box houses Doepfer MTC components and a direct line out. Interconnect is over DB37, fed into the SideMan from underneath. No drilling or irreversible mods were done to the SideMan, although I did tweak it a bit to get a longer decay from the kick bass.

A lot of thanks to Eric Noel, who gave his time, expertise and some of the Doepfer components to this project; and to Steve Craig (Midwest Music Menders), who patiently repaired the SideMan when I acquired it in “almost working” condition.

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