The abrasive, hypnotic sound that gets synapses firing and feet tapping unlike anything else. Give your bass the acidic treatment and set off a sonic chain reaction that’ll heat up your mix to lethal levels.🚨 Media with id 10044 was not found 🚨
Little box, big bass
The magic silver box that defined acid, modeled down to component-level detail, capturing the pure sonic essence of a certified bass classic.
In constant motion
Acid V is all about movement; instantly spawn jagged polymetric sequences, hypnotic scale-based patterns, and endless sonic mutations.
The strobe-lit dance movements of the ‘80s, ‘90s, and early ‘00s share the same analog DNA; now it’s yours to manipulate, reinvent, and transform.
A mutated classic
Steer the 303 sound into experimental territory with upgraded features & effects delivering sounds far darker, deeper, and more impactful than the original.
Discover a raw, biting, in-your-face analog sound that never stops moving.
Fusing the 303 sound with a cocktail of creative and experimental features, Acid V is all about launching a sequence and tweaking, mutating, evolving. Spark note changes, drop in slides and accents, and - of course - making that abrasive resonant filter scream.
A hard-hitting half-tempo track with a cyberpunk vibe, building to a trance-like four-to-the-floor drop.
An evolving EDM / breakbeat track with multiple Acid V instances.
An ambient downtempo track using 6 Acid V instances for basses, acid lines, sequences, and leads.
This punchy drum & bass track uses several presets from Acid Vs' factory bank.
A aggressive IDM track showing two sides Acid V: hyperactive basslines and dreamy leads. The kick was also made using Acid V.
A trance track featuring an uplifting supersaw sequence and a gnarly distorted acid lead.
Many of history’s most iconic and sought-after instruments were not necessarily popular at the time of their introduction; often intended for one thing but transformed by users into something else entirely, ushering entire movements into existence.
When the TB-303 Bass Line synthesizer was released in 1981, it was meant to be a substitute for bass guitars. Its sound was subsequently deemed unrealistic by users, and it was discontinued 3 years later - but when it found its way into the hands of electronic music producers in the late ‘80s, the 303 emerged as something entirely different.Learn more
The 303 sound may not have been reminiscent of bass guitars, it proved to be a volatile catalyst that sparked an entire dance music movement. It was in Chicago that the reaction started; artists like Phuture and Sleezy D released tracks featuring crunchy, bubbly, jagged basslines that audiences simply hadn’t heard before.
The culprit? Second-hand 303s, paired up with the hypnotic rhythms of house music. Thus, ‘acid house’ was born, and the quirky bass synth at its core went on to feature heavily in rave, hardcore, psytrance… Today, its sound is a favorite of everyone from Daft Punk to Aphex Twin to Tame Impala, etched into music’s past, ever-prominent in its present - and now, Acid V puts its future in your hands.
This is no ordinary 303 clone. Acid V has been deliberately mutated with fresh and experimental features designed with explosive sonic reactions in mind.
A bigger, better voice
Get deeper and more deranged bassline sounds with a 2-octave range sub oscillator and vibrato that goes from slow detune to audio rate.
The 303 sound is so synonymous with distortion that you can’t have one without the other. We included 14 algorithms to satisfy every crunchy craving.
An evolved sequencer
Acid V features the fast, musical, advanced sequencer 303 fans have always wanted; you can even bounce its unique patterns to MIDI for use with clips and other instruments.
Scales & Transmutation
Alter your sequence’s DNA and create fresh patterns in one click with Transmutation, and lock into musical scales specially curated with modern styles in mind.
Under the hatch
Crack open Acid V’s virtual panel to uncover detailed analog fine-tuning, letting you emulate the specific pitchy, drifty, noisy quirks of genuine vintage units.
Modulation & effects
Create evolving movements & vivid sonic coloration without leaving Acid V’s interface; 3 modulators, 4 FX slots, and 17 FX algorithms for next-gen acid sound.
Zoom in on the quick-fire workflow of Acid V’s interface, from familiar voice controls to retrofitted modern features.
The classic sawtooth and square waveforms, perfectly modeled, offering totally distinct harmonic characteristics for your basslines.
Voice & filter controls
A row of controls for adjusting Acid V’s voice, primarily controlling its signature shrieking filter; riding the cutoff, pushing resonance to the limit, and finding punchy sweet spots with envelope controls.
Add more depth and contrasting texture to Acid V’s sound with 2 octaves of sub oscillator, plus 3 waveforms to choose from.
Dial in subtle pitchy movements, go full FM with cranked rates, or anything in between with Acid V’s additional vibrato control.
Choose from 14 algorithms, analog or digital, and customize your drive & dry/wet blend.
Sequencer & performance controls
Reflecting the controls on its hardware predecessor, Acid V’s main sequencer panel lets you quickly adjust sequencing, arpeggiation, note input, and more - ideal for interacting with your patterns in real-time.
This button unveils Acid V’s hidden panel for subtle analog customizations.
Go from hands-on bass box to acid sound design playground at the touch of a button. Acid V’s Advanced panel lets you dive deep into its sequencing, modulation, and effects for a whole new trip.
Acid V is a sequencing & arpeggiation playground. This dedicated panel blows open every individual element of its powerful sequencing, from scale-based pattern generation to polymetric controls. Whatever your style, quickly build thumping bass sequences, wild mechanical rhythms, and unpredictable patterns that refuse to repeat. It even features over 350 sequence presets to get your grooves off the ground.
3 customizable function generators give you hands-free movement sound design flexibility that far exceeds the capabilities of classic hardware. Choose from familiar LFO-like configurations, or go full custom by drawing your own modulation shapes, and quickly assign them to dozens of parameters across Acid V’s interface.
Transform Acid V’s sound far beyond the sum of its components with 4 FX slots and 17 total FX to choose from, including Pitch-Shift Delay, Super Unison, Multiband Compressor, and more. Turn basslines into swirling stereo soundscapes, resonant rave melodies into crushed industrial textures…
Enjoy an expertly-crafted selection of 150+ presets, from classic bass synth lines to experimental modulated tones for modern production - instantly-gratifying results in a few clicks.
ProducerI'll finally be able to be as Digitally Nasty as I'd love to be for those gritty 303 lines.
OrbitalIt sounds great. The way the sequencer triggers is brilliant, makes you use the old sound in a new way. The effects and distortion are really great too, they have a proper meaty wholesome sound to them. Very good!
ProducerGood sounding and an easy to use sequencer with a very inspiring pattern creating function. Also the distortion module is very versatile. The additional features like the Sub Osc and Vibrato are usable but if you just need a pure 303 - you feeling home and here you´re right.
DJ / ProducerImmediate fan of the ACID V, really enjoying the ease of setting constantly evolving parameters, it makes for a far more interesting and live feel.
ProducerI can't think of any other plugin that's stretched the acid spectrum so much! It's a really good sounding tool, the amount of editing options are insane. Sub osc section is just amazing and makes the acid sound big and fat. Shuffling through the preset sounds is super intuitive and helpful in finding new inspiration too.
ProducerI would've thought that pretty much every angle had been covered regarding acid in the last 40 years but Acid V manages to take it even one step further. What personally stands out is the sequencer (especially the polymetric mode) and the different types of distortion
ProducerFinally a great to use and amazing sound 303 plugin
ProducerAcid V is super refreshing for people that love that 303 sound! Not only can you tweak the sound more then a normal 303 but there are tons of preset loops to play with too. The possibilities are endless with each loop! - BRAVO!
ProducerNothing could ever replace the original 303, but it's very useful to have tools like Acid V to create new and different ways of expression with this iconic sound.
On Acid V
“It’s the perfect instrument to experiment with, and whether you want to spice up your house tracks or add some mutated flair to your trance or techno projects, you’ll feel right at home.”
On Acid V
“Acid V is more than just another simple soft recreation”
On Acid V
“Hands-down the best feature set on a virtual TB-303 right now”
On Acid V
“All in all, a total winner and another triumph for Arturia.”
Integrated in-app tutorials guide you through every aspect of the instrument, from individual parameters to tips from our sound designers, so you can focus on the creative stuff. It shouldn't be this easy, but it is!
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By accurately mimicking the characteristics of analog oscillators, filters, and soft clipping, we can provide astonishing component-accurate detail and authentic analog charm in equal measure.Learn more
Enhanced software emulation of classic TB-303 bass synth.
Virtual Instrument playable in a DAW (Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro…) or standalone with a MIDI keyboard.
Analog oscillator with Square and Triangle waveforms
Sub oscillator with 2-octave range and 3 waveforms
Resonant low-pass filter
Built-in distortion module with 14 algorithms
Added vibrato feature
Advanced polymetric sequencer & arpeggiator
- Up to 64 steps
- Slide, accent, octave shifting
- Transmutation (Sequence generation & alteration)
- Built-in scales
- Shift sequence in 4 directions
- Drag and drop patterns into MIDI blocks
- Over 350 sequence presets
Hidden hatch for fine-tuning & customizing analog components
3 multi-mode function generators for flexible modulation
4 FX slots with 17 FX to choose from
MTS-ESP microtuning compatibility
Over 150 factory presets
- Win 10+ (64bit)
- 4 GB RAM
- 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
- 3GB free hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
- ARM processors not supported on Windows
- Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).
- Mac OS 11+
- 4 GB RAM
- 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
- 3GB free hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
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