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Pure Acid by Jim Pavloff

Jim Pavloff, developer of GR-16 and Poison-202, is about to release Pure Acid next week! This groovebox includes a bass synthesizer and drum machine for manner of classic Acid House and Techno needs. The initial release on the 20th of November will include all of the major iOS technologies you expect, except for AUv3. The App Store description says that AUv3 is, "planned for the nearest future updates."

You can pre-order Pure Acid today for $9, and it will become available on the 20th of this month.

Pure Acid App Store Description:

Pure Acid is a top quality bassline synthesizer and a drum machine in one app! Inspired by classic hardware bassline synthesizers and rhythm machines, which changed musical world back in 80's, like the legendary TB-303 synthesizer, TR-808 / 707 / 909 rhythm boxes and their numerous replicas, Pure Acid is designed to bring back the feeling of retro analog gear in every detail in terms of sound, as well as to provide new functions previously unavailable in the original devices to make your music creation workflow fast and fun! A large number of factory preset patterns will immerse you into an exciting world of Acid House, Techno, Hardcore and Big Beat music genres, which will inspire you to create your own basslines and rhythms for your tunes and compositions!

You can use Pure Acid app as a ready-to-go realtime musical instrument (groove box) in your jam sessions together with Ableton Link feature to synchronize it with the rest of your music gear. Its bassline editing system and randomization options will be handy to create unique groovy basslines. Realtime master effects with XY-pad controls can add expression to your live performance. You can also use Pure Acid with AudioBus, AUM or other IAA-supporting apps to create complex setups for your compositions.

Features:

• supports Ableton Link, AudioBus, Inter-App Audio, Core Midi, Virtual Midi In, Bluetooth Midi In
• AudioBus state saving support
• high quality 64-bit sound engine
• Midi Learn function for assigning midi controllers to knobs
Note: AUv3 mode is not implemented yet, it is planned for the nearest future updates.

Bassline Section:

• 2 classic bassline waveforms: Saw and Pulse
• classic knobs: Tune, Cutoff, Resonance, Env Mod, Decay and Accent
• Distortion effect with amount, HPF and Boost knobs
• filter LFO with rate and depth knobs

Sequencer Section:

• up to 12 bassline patterns can be stored in one preset
• up to 32 steps per each bassline pattern
• patterns can be chained together to create more complex patterns
• pattern Tempo and Swing parameters
• Gate parameter, which allows you to adjust bass note lengths
• Pattern Editor allows you to copy, transpose patterns, shift notes left/right, insert or delete a note, variate (randomize all note properties expect pitch), shuffle (randomize notes order only), reverse and compose patterns using Bassline Composer function
• onscreen keyboard allows you to enter bassline notes in a comfortable way. You can also record basslines in realtime.

Drums Section:

• drum machine with 16 independent drum parts
• 35 different classic drum sounds with ability to tune your own drum kit
• each drum part sound has its own parameters like Tune, Decay, Attack/Snap/Color, FX A send, FX B send, Boost, Pan, Level
• up to 12 drum patterns and 4 drum fill patterns can be stored in one preset
• 16 steps per each drum pattern, with ability to add 16 "backbeat" steps between main steps
• patterns can be chained together to create more complex patterns
• Swing and Flam (double drum strike) features
• Total Accent part with adjustable total accent value can give you ability to "highlight" specific steps in your drum pattern

Mixer Section:

• 2 mixer channels: Bassline and Drums
• Drive effect for each channel
• 2 send effect pedals: FX A and FX B
• 14 send effect types to choose from
• send effect can be routed to either master output, MFX or another send effect (FX A -> FX B), which allows to chain several effects one after another
• MFX pedal with 22 effect types to choose from
• FX A and FX B send amount knobs for each mixer channel
• XY-pad on each effect pedal to control their parameters
• Master Compressor/Limiter effect to prevent sound from clipping

and more:

• Unlimited number of user presets
• Audio export to wav file (16, 24 or 32 bit)
• Preset / Bank Share function
• Selectable UI color schemes with ability to adjust colors manually
• Designed for both iPad and iPhone

Thank you very much to reader Linda for pointing me to the only demo video for this one! It is a Facebook embed, which starts muted so you'll need to turn on audio... and stand back!

Reader Comments 15

That is certainly a great classic sound. There are other TB 303 clones with groove machines out there in iOS, but the dev’s Groove Rider 16 app is so stellar that this might be worth a purchase, if only to support a great developer.
November 15, 2019  | favorite_border Laarz
I'm sure the app will be dependable like the other K-devices. It seems I'm more curious about the changes to the video interface. Not the usual Y-Tube insert ...?
November 15, 2019  | person_outline Crowfly
Follow up to first comment. So when I finish submitting the first comment about the different video interface I'm not used too I go back to finish watching and I get an error message saying the video is now "unavailable." Alas!
November 15, 2019  | person_outline Crowfly
Ahhhh, third time was charmer. App sounds good too.
November 15, 2019  | person_outline Crowfly
Ho nice,
pity that it is not available on Windows...
November 16, 2019  | person_outline fa
Now available in the App Store. downloaded and Playing with it now
November 17, 2019  | person_outline Ar
It’s out. It’s awesome. And more to come.
November 17, 2019  | person_outline anickt
I spent my bus journey in playing with this - it is so pretty, and great fun. Jim has done an amzing job on the UI - really thoughtfully done.
Peeps, how would you rate Pure Acid against (1) Chicago in Gadget 2, and (2) iELECTRIBE?

I totally get that it’s a different app, and highly respect the work of JimAudio, but could you ‘compare’ this new app to any other existing app (other than above)?

I was totally blown away when I finally gave-in and purchased Poison-202, it’s even become one of my “go to” synths in iOS, so I know I won’t be disappointed with Pure Acid, I just want to hear more about it from peers actually using it.

Many thanks!

~ Jay
November 18, 2019  | person SuperFlyEDSguy
On November 16, 2019 - @fa said:
Ho nice,
pity that it is not available on Windows...
It really is! Jim would make a small killing selling his stuff to work in a PC/Mac environment.

I would imagine that you couldn’t say anything bad regarding Pure Acid, based on Jim’s previous work. I can’t wait to try it myself, but I’m a bit strapped for funds at the moment :(

Tim should do a contest for a copy or two! I could only dream, right?

~ Jay
November 18, 2019  | person SuperFlyEDSguy
@Jay

having played with it for a few hours - I say Pure Acid and the iElectribe are more instruments to be played than Gadget, which is more a daw workflow. This and i Electribe are much more immediate in
that you can play them both as everything is right there.
November 18, 2019  | person_outline ARB
Hello friends!

@Jay

I purchased pure acid last night and played it for couple of hours. I will continue doing the same today but first things first and that is the answer to the question asked by Mr. Jay. I was thinking the same last night when I purchased PureAcid. I do not own Korg gadgets but iElectribe
I do have and I prefer it to PureAcid sound wise . The Korg Elecrtibe has much mor varied sound or to put it simple I like more how iElectribe sounds. Pure acid sounds pretty shallow to me.
But this changes nothing for me. I am still very impressed with PureAcid and it is highly recommended product. This introductory price is amazing and if you still think about buying stop it immediately and buy it. Support one very good developer if you can.

Best regads to all!
November 18, 2019  | person_outline Dragan


@Jay

I purchased PureAcid last night and played it for couple of hours. I will continue doing the same today but first things first and that is answering to the question asked by Mr. Jay. I do not own Korg gadgets but I do own iElectribe which sounds amazing. On the other hand PureAcid sound somewhat shallow to me. Both bass synth and drums. The synth should have more sound controls. I would like if this bass synth can sound like Poison synth. But this changes nothing for me. I am still very impressed with PureAcid and it will be and it is highly recommended product. This introductory price is amazing and if you still think about buying stop it immediately and buy it. Support one very good developer if you can.

Best regards to All!
November 18, 2019  | person_outline Dragan

Hello friends!
One more excellent instrument from amazing developer Dimitrij Pavlov.

Best regards to all!
November 18, 2019  | person_outline Dragan
The developer has a great track record and has indicated AUv3 is in an imminent update. Since that is now a requirement for anything I purchase once that is in I look forward to adding this to my collection.
November 20, 2019  | person_outline Kevin Stay
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