Acid8 MKII

333.00 excl. VAT

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Acid8 is a fun and easy to use hybrid digital/analog acid machine controlled by a powerful step sequencer.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!




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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

Pulse-Width modulation


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)

Tap Tempo

Pattern Copy/Paste

Pattern randomizer

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 (MIDI Type A)

Sync in & Out

Audio out

DC In (power supply suited for your shipping address provided)


Power supply (suitable for all regions)

2 Midi cables

Quick guide cheat sheet


manualUser Manual (updated July 27th 2016) 

manualQuick Reference Sheet (updated May 4th 2016)

dl Editor (WIN/MAC/LINUX) V2 (updated 04/16/2016)


dl V2.2

Release date 08/28/2016

Fixed a led bug related to slide/accent/rest

Earlier updates

dl V2.1

Release date 06/07/2016

-Midi Thru
Enable/Disable by holding SKIP on startup. Skip LED on= Thru enabled. Off= Thru disabled

dl V2.0

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

dl V1.8

Release date 05/04/2016
-Enabled transposing to a note in pattern mode. Shift + any note

dl 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

dl V1.6(440 Tuning)  V1.6(432 Tuning)

Release date 12/30/2015
-Fixed a midi clock related bug

dl V1.5

Release date 10/15/2015
-Improves rotary encoder response
-Fixes octave step oddities

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 32 × 23 × 12 cm

21 x 10 x 4.5 cm (including knobs)