YouTuber AA Battery got a preview for a couple of new portable synths coming this summer from Twisted Electrons! The µAcid8 is an 8-bit take on the TB-303, while the hapiNES provides 4 voices of chiptune goodness! Twisted Electrons are accepting pre-orders for $100 each, and hope to ship in August.
Both devices are sync compatible with the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators!
The news that got me the most excited about superbooth 18 was the announcement of 2 pocket synths from twisted electrons. So this was the first booth I went to (It was also right at the entrance :]) The audio recording was clipping, sorry. Official videos will soon be released.
The µAcid8 is a portable 8Bit bass-line synthesizer borrowing the characterful wavetable engine from acid8 and the essential elements of its highly praised step sequencer.
µAcid8 features some new tricks including transposition automation, filter wobbler, stutter and vinyl spin-down effects.
µAcid8 requires only two AAA batteries and can be synced to external instruments and pocket operators.
hapiNes is a multitrack chiptune synthesizer inspired by the RP2A07 sound chip found in the NES games console.
The 4 voices allow you to create authentic sounding tunes in real time!
Both were super easy and fun to use and the knobs give direct and quick access to the most important sound-sculpting features. Both feature a transposition chaining feature, similar to the chords chaining on the PO20 arcade.
Check the official page to preorder: