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!
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
User Manual (updated July 27th 2016)
Quick Reference Sheet (updated May 4th 2016)
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 (MIDI Type A)
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