Enter the rave reactor

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.

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Unleashing sonic chemistry

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.

The origins of acid

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.

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What we added

This is no ordinary 303 clone. Acid V has been deliberately mutated with fresh and experimental features designed with explosive sonic reactions in mind.

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A closer look

Zoom in on the quick-fire workflow of Acid V’s interface, from familiar voice controls to retrofitted modern features.

The advanced panel

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…

Preset library

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.

Bass Line

Hard Bass


Melodic Sequence

Rhythmic Sequence


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Included in
V collection

Legendary Keyboards Reinvented

This instrument is also part of the V Collection -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modeled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism, and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

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TAE® Powered

The exclusive analog modeling technology that makes our emulations indistinguishable from the originals.

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.

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