Audio Blast has announced the release of AcidBox V2, an update to the bassline synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

Version 2 of the recreation of the iconic 303 bassline synthesizer from the ’80s comes with many new features and improvements.

A new interface, which makes it easier to create real-time sequences and tweak them in a live situation. 6 built in effects: 5 distortions units and an intuitive delay. A sequencer, with MIDI in record, to make your sequences easier. Export and import your sequences, patterns, and banks in multiple formats. Get your live performances further with ACID BOX, A simple tool for real-time creation.

Changes in AcidBox V2

  • New GUI resizable and dark mode.
  • 303 presets included.
  • New ARP mode.
  • Bit Crusher added in the distortion selector.
  • Fine tune, fine time, pan parameters per step.
  • Realtime multiple random options: only accents, slides, notes, octaves, steps, fine tune, fine time, pan, params, all random.
  • Adjustable pitch bend range.
  • Use mouse wheel on knobs..
  • CTRL click to reset sliders to default values (les mini fine sliders).
  • Single clear for: note, octave, fine params, step, accents, slides.
  • “Clear all patterns” added.
  • Transpose for MIDI Out.
  • Customizable value for accent threshold (when using MIDI In mode or when exporting MIDI/send MIDI Out).
  • Stay in sync when bypass/not bypass.
  • Better MIDI export (accents + slides).
  • MIDI assign chart.
  • Drag n drop .303 files on the UI.
  • More bass with updated oscillators and filter (“legacy mode” also available).
  • Improved memory footprint.
  • Fixed unwanted noise on fast automations for resonance.
  • Minor bugs fixed.
  • M1 Apple native build.

Priced 49.99 USD/EUR, AcidBox V2 comes in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats. It is available at the Audio Blast store and from distributor ADSR Sounds.

The update is free for owners of the original AcidBox.