Spektro Audio ACDGEN Hardware Edition Lets You Generate Endless MIDI Patterns

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Spectro Audio ACDGEN, a popular MIDI pattern generator for Ableton Live Max For Live, is now available as a hardware device. ACDGEN lets you generate near endless MIDI patterns with the help of 8 different algorithms and additional creative features: 6 swing levels, 3 swing modes.

The USB bus-powered device can be used over USB-MIDI or classic MIDI connection.  ACDGEN is an exciting MIDI pattern generator that brings a breath of fresh air to this area. Especially interesting for musicians who are looking for a melody. If you work more in the box, you check out the software version that is available for just $15 USD!

Spektro Audio ACDGEN


ACDGEN – Hardware Edition is a limited edition hardware version of our ACDGEN Max for Live device. It’s a MIDI Pattern generator that lets you use different algorithms to create 16th-note, acid-style, basslines and melodies with a push of a button and manipulate them live using the different parameters available. You can use ACDGEN to create anything from acid house basslines to lush synth arpeggios.

Besides including the same parameters available on the software version (Key, Scale, Density, Length, etc), the hardware version also includes additional features such as random MIDI velocity, Keyboard Shift, MIDI CC sequencing, Shift modes, Swing modes and more.

Spektro Audio ACDGEN

The hardware edition is designed and handcrafted in Brazil by Spektro Audio and Vinicius Brazil, the creator of the Vinicius Electrik Eurorack modules, therefore availability is very limited. 


  • 3 shift modes
  • Automation via MIDI CC
  • Non-destructive pattern manipulation
  • MIDI CC Sequencing
  • Keyboard Shift (transposition via MIDI in)
  • Software Customizer
  • MIDI Clock sync
  • MIDI & USB ports (Bus Powered)
  • Easy to use interface
  • 8 Modes / Algorithms
  • 6 Swing Levels
  • 3 Swing Modes

The hardware edition also includes a free software customizer which lets you change settings such as MIDI Output channel, MIDI Thru, Shift Range, Shift Mode, Swing Mode, as well as the settings for the MIDI CC sequencer. These settings can be stored in the device’s memory so they’re automatically recalled when the unit gets powered on.

Spektro Audio ACDGEN is available soon in limited quantities for $280 USD.

More information here: Spektro Audio

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