The heart of Acid8 is an 8-BIT oscillator that can be manipulated to the extreme. You have 16 waveforms to choose from and can even redraw your own! You can apply up to 5 dsp effects at once, invert bits of the digital signal for weird harmonics and effects, link the env mod to pitch for percussive sounds and more.
All signal beyond the oscillator is 100% analog offering a punchy VCA and gritty resonant low pass filter.
The built-in step sequencer has all the functionality you would expect from an acid machine and is very easy to use so you’ll be composing patterns effortlessly.
Edit, copy/paste & randomize patterns in real-time without having to stop the sequencer. 8 levels of swing are available to get your grooves going – swing and waveshape info are stored within the pattern, and chain patterns into songs!
ACID WITH A TWIST – NEW LOOK, NEW FEEL!
Acid8 has been upgraded featuring a slick rugged brushed aluminium case and the highest quality bolted potentiometers and metal knobs.
The instrument is more compact now measuring only 21 cm x 10 cm x 4.5 cm
The audio circuit has also been updated to feature a stronger accent. The functionality and layout are the same and the firmware is cross compatible between MKI and MKII.
7 knobs, 1 Rotary Encoder, 22 Buttons and 40 subtle white Leds with 2 levels of brightness.
16 WAVESFORMS (4 editable in software):
- Rectangle: Prophet, Distorted, SID and Perfect Rectangle
- Triangle: NES, Prophet, SID and 3-BIT Triangle
- Saw: Prophet, TB-303, SID and 3-BIT Saw
- Sine: Pure, Overtone Sine, Acoustic Guitar and Piano
Bit Crushing & Sample Rate Reduction
Envelope Pitch Modulation
Bit invert effect
Slide effect with adjustable speed
Cutoff, Resonance and Envelope Modulation knobs
Accent with depth control knob
128 Patterns (1 to 16 steps in length)
5 Chains (up to 8 patterns)
Rest, Accent, Slide per step
Swing (8 levels)
Sync via midi clock or 1/8″ jack
Real time pattern recording (REC MODE)
Visual representation and editing of patterns
Hand draw custom waveforms. Win, Osx, linux. Download V2 here (updated Apr 16 2016)
Midi In & Out
Sync in & Out
DC In (power supply suited for your shipping address provided)
Power supply (suitable for all regions)
2 Midi cables
Quick guide cheat sheet
Release date 08/28/2016
Fixed a led bug related to slide/accent/restEarlier updates
Release date 06/07/2016
Enable/Disable by holding SKIP on startup. Skip LED on= Thru enabled. Off= Thru disabled
Release date 05/08/2016
-Enabled transposing to a note in pattern mode. Shift + any note,
-Up/down buttons now transpose the whole pattern by octave in Pattern mode
Release date 05/04/2016
-Enabled transposing to a note in pattern mode. Shift + any note
V1.7(440 and 432Tuning)
Release date 04/18/2016
-Extended duration of sync pulse (better compatibility with some devices like Teenage Engineering PO-12)
-One touch FX performance! Now in pattern mode you can activate any FX by holding the corresponding black key.
Note: this replaces the favourite pattern loading/saving feature. Bank switching is disable while an FX is held
-Daylight mode: hold accent while powering up for brighter LEDS (better visibility outdoors)
-Improved acid8<>editor interaction: Now the editor reflects changes made on acid8 and vice-versa
(ensure that you have editor V2 installed!)
-Real time note recording: Hold shift+play+press encoder to enable/disable REC mode (run flashes when REC is enabled)
Now play the keys to record patterns in real time! Rest, Slide, Accent and Octave up/down are also recorded.
-Improved midi note handling (note on=voice on; note off=voice off)
-Variable slide speed (experimental): When in pattern mode, hold slide and turn the encoder to change the slide speed from 1-16 (indicated on the 16 step LEDS)
-Improved scrubbing experience (stay in sync with pattern). You can now also hit play during scrub to reset pattern to step 1
Release date 12/30/2015
-Fixed a midi clock related bug
Release date 10/15/2015
-Improves rotary encoder response
-Fixes octave step oddities