Superbooth 2018: Twisted Electrons Announced hapiNES & uAcid8 – Affordable Portable Synthesizers

Twisted Electrons new portable Synthesizers brings back the sound of vintage video console games!

At Superbooth 2018, Twisted Electrons, makers of the TherapSid MKII Synthesizer or Crazy8 sequencer announced new interesting affordable portable Synthesizers. HapiNES is a new multitrack chiptune Synthesizer inspired by the RP2A07 sound chip found in the NES games console. µAcid8 is a portable 8Bit bass-line synthesizer borrowing the characterful wavetable engine from acid8.

Both instruments features a built-in sequencer, are battery powered and are sync-able with the PO series from Teenage Engineering. Unfortunately I didn’t visit the Twisted Electrons booth this year because the Superbooth was with over 200 exhibitors ver huge.

hapiNES

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!

Features
  • authentic triangle bass
  • 2 squares with variable pulsewidth
  • 36 synthesized drum sounds (no samples)
  • 16 arpeggiator modes with variable speed
  • 18 Buttons
  • 32 Leds
  • 6 high quality potentiometers
  • 16 pattern memory
  • Arp Fx with variable depth and decay time
  • Filter Wobble with variable speed and depth
  • Crush Fx with variable depth
  • Audio and Sync input and output chaining (compatible with PO sync modes)
  • Runs on 2x AAA batteries (auto shutdown for power saving) or via Micro USB

µAcid8

Acid8 on the go! 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. It 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.

Features
  • 18 Buttons
  • 32 Leds
  • 6 high quality potentiometers
  • Arp Fx with variable depth and decay time
  • Filter Wobble with variable speed and depth
  • Crush Fx with variable depth
  • Audio and Sync input and output chaining (compatible with PO sync modes)
  • Runs on 2x AAA batteries (auto shutdown for power saving) or via Micro USB
Sound Demo By AA Battery

The Twisted Electrons hapiNES & µAcid8 will be available in August for a price of 99€ without taxes.

More information here: Twisted Electrons

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