Erica Synths Acidbox III

Stereo Lowpass / Bandpass VCF in the Desktop Case

  • Based on the Polivoks VCF
  • Programmable operational amplifier
  • Overdrive
  • Syncable LFO with 8 waveforms
  • Tap tempo switch
  • Envelope follower
  • Master modulation control
  • Manual and CV control via cutoff frequency
  • Configurable input for footswitch, expression pedal and external LFO / cutoff control
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 185 x 140 x 55 mm
  • Weight: 0.7 kg
  • Incl. power supply (110 - 220V)

Further information

Bass Pedal No
Breath Controller No
MIDI Controller No
Filter Yes
Effects No
Sequencer No
Product Specific Expansion No

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Erica Synths Acidbox III
45% bought this exact product
Erica Synths Acidbox III
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
NOK 3,659 Add to Cart
Jomox T-Resonator MkII
16% bought Jomox T-Resonator MkII NOK 2,222
Korg SQ-1
9% bought Korg SQ-1 NOK 769
NEO Instruments mini Vent II
8% bought NEO Instruments mini Vent II NOK 2,139
Sherman Filterbank 2 Rack
5% bought Sherman Filterbank 2 Rack NOK 5,969
Our most popular Synthesizer Periphal
2 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
3.5 / 5.0
  • handling
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
2 written ratings
Total
handling
features
sound
quality

My favourite effects box.

AnalogAdrian, 17.03.2018
Pros:
Rock solid build quality
Wide variety of sounds
Lots of creative tweaking options
Stereo in / out
External control input can be configured for CV / foot pedal, etc

Cons:
Price

Used for:
External effects unit for analog synths in a DAW-less synth / drum machine setup.

It?s not cheap but it?s worth every penny! Amazing unit, by far the most used and favourite effects unit in my setup. The build quality is superb - it is built like a tank. All metal exterior, very solid, nice weight with giant oversized Cutoff knob - this knob is huge, has a plush smooth rotation at both high and low speeds and the finger grooves make it super comfy to hold in all sorts of positions.

The controls are well spaced and clearly marked, despite this the whole unit is quite compact and the bevel free edges mean you can easily squeeze it into a crowded desk. I like having it in the top right somewhere so I can easily reach that glorious filter cutoff knob.

The sounds are amazing, and you can easily move between a subtle effect and full blown acid madness by tweaking the mod level. So whether you want a gentle house / disco type filter sweep, or more resonant squelchy acid or just total experimental noise madness you can easily move between all of these simply by tweaking the mod level and choosing different waveforms.

Speaking of waveforms, what makes this unit interesting is the envelope follower - instead of separate filter envelope controls you set the waveform and rate of the LFO, this in turn modulates the filter envelope via the envelope follower controls. Never mind how this works - it sounds awesome and gives you many creative options for sonic experimentation. You can also set it up so that the envelope follower feeds off the input signal - great for beat matched drum effects. The manual comes with several patch ideas to get you started quickly.

The waveforms offer a lot of variety for the filter envelope, and having Bandpass in addition to Lowpass filter is really nice. I also love that this is a stereo unit, I have it connected to a subgroup on my mixer so I can send any channel(s) along with stereo pan out to the Acidbox and straight back thru the stereo returns. Much better than mono aux send in my opinion.

The tap tempo button means you can make really nice beat synced effects or set it up to auto sweep while your hands are busy with other things.

Finally, the external control input can be set to accept a variety of input sources, including foot pedal, CV from synth / sequencer etc.

I?d give the AcidBox 5 stars if it was 100 euros cheaper and in the same price range as the Vermona Lancet and MoogerFooger. But I feel it?s worth investing the extra money for this unit, especially as it?s going to a small garage-based company in Latvia which needs our support no doubt!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
de Automatically translated (Show original)
deOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
handling
features
sound
quality

Great box

Shin0815, 22.01.2018
Unfortunately it has too much character ... great is the saturation level, the filter brings in a cool stereo effect, unfortunately, this chirping of the filter just is not my cup of tea. I like it raw and had the box in use for tight techno, but it's just not the case for me ... well made, good feature set, but ultimately too limited usable
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Erica Synths Acidbox III
(2)
Erica Synths Acidbox III
to the product
NOK 3,659

Stereo Lowpass / Bandpass VCF in the Desktop Case Based on the Polivoks VCF, Programmable operational amplifier, Overdrive, Syncable LFO with 8 waveforms, Tap tempo switch, Envelope follower,...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: No
  • MIDI Controller: No
  • Filter: Yes
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Jomox T-Resonator MkII
(39)
Jomox T-Resonator MkII
to the product
NOK 2,222

Filterbox with delay Specifications, Stereo In, Stereo out, Envelopes with LFO, 2 filters, 2 Delay Lines / Chorus / Reverb, 8 algorithms, Positive feedback loops, Cross feedback, FM feedback, Incl....

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: No
  • MIDI Controller: No
  • Filter: Yes
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Waldorf 2-pole
(16)
Waldorf 2-pole
to the product
NOK 1,666

Desktop Analog Filter Analog signal path: Preamp -> Filter -> Overdrive, Waldorf analog multimode filter technology, Filter can be modulated by LFO, envelope follower or an external signal, Preamp...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: No
  • MIDI Controller: No
  • Filter: Yes
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Vermona Filter Lancet
(8)
Vermona Filter Lancet
to the product
NOK 2,859

Analog Multimode Filter Filter characteristics switchable between lowpass, highpass and bandpass, LFO, envelope, envelope follower and CV/pedal input, Integrated distortion in the input section,...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: No
  • MIDI Controller: No
  • Filter: Yes
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Analogue Solutions Mr. Hyde
(1)
Analogue Solutions Mr. Hyde
to the product
NOK 2,139

Analog 12 db filter Compact and rugged desktop metal case, Wood side panels, Low pass, high pass, band pass and notch filters, Resonance incl. Boost features for self-oscillation, LFO incl....

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: No
  • MIDI Controller: No
  • Filter: Yes
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Analogue Solutions Dr. Strangelove
(1)
Analogue Solutions Dr. Strangelove
to the product
NOK 2,139

Analog dual-input ring modulator LFO including triangle and rectangle, Lo-Fi echo including mix, rate and time, Q Boost switch for resonance self-oscillation, Compact and rugged desktop metal case,...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: No
  • MIDI Controller: No
  • Filter: Yes
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Dreadbox Epsilon Limited Edition
Dreadbox Epsilon Limited Edition
to the product
NOK 2,065

Dreadbox Epsilon Limited Edition; analog 2-Pole State Variable filter; Low Pass & Band Pass; AR envelope; envelope can be used as LFO; signal-to-gate converter; 2 gain options (Lo - High); four...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: No
  • MIDI Controller: No
  • Filter: Yes
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
NOK 3,659 €385.71
Plus NOK 188 shipping
Free shipping from NOK 3,775

Since we ship from Germany additional costs through taxes and customs may occur

NOK price – guideline price only

Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share this product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Free test reports
Future Music Erica Synths Acidbox III
Erica Synths Acidbox III
Future Music (3/2018)
MusicRadar.com Erica Synths Acidbox III
Erica Synths Acidbox III
MusicRadar.com (3/2018)
Online Guide
Synthesizers
Synthesizers
There are a wealth of synthesisers available today, ranging from hardware keyboards to virtual software instruments.
Test Report
 
 
 
 
 
Online guides
Synthesizers
Synthesizers
There are a wealth of synthesisers available today, ranging from hardware keyboards to virtual software instruments.
 
 
 
 
 
Downloads
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown exclude VAT. and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We have a minimum purchase of 25 EUR. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in Euros.
Slate Digital ML-2 Harley Benton Fusion-HSH Roasted Maple JHS Pedals The Bonsai Alesis Nitro Kit Mesh Kit Slate Digital ML-1 DPA 4066-OC-A-F10-LH Zynaptiq Intensity Sennheiser ew IEM G4 E-Band Sound Devices MixPre-6M Solar Guitars A2.7WHM Tech 21 DP-3X Sennheiser ew IEM G4 A-Band
(2)
Recommended
Slate Digital ML-2

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone For Slate Digital VRS8 Thunderbolt audio interface, similar linear and flat frequency response to the Slate Digital ML-1, Allows microphone placement that is difficult or impossible for a larger microphone, Side mounted pad switch -...

to the product
NOK 1,265
Recommended
Harley Benton Fusion-HSH Roasted Maple

Electric Guitar Ergonomically shaped mahogany body, "Ultra Flame" flamed maple veneer top, Matching headstock, Bolt-on neck from "roasted" Canadian flamed maple, "Roasted" maple fretboard, Neck shape: Modern C, Clay Dot fretboard inlays, 24 Medium jumbo stainless steel frets, Nu-Bone...

to the product
NOK 3,179
(1)
Recommended
JHS Pedals The Bonsai

Effect Pedal Overdrive, 9 Tube Screamer Overdrive modes, 5 Classic TS circuits and 2 popular mods, Analogue operation, True bypass, Volume, sustain and tone controls, 9-Way rotary control to select between Tube Screamer modes (OD-1 / TS-808 / TS-9...

to the product
NOK 2,065
Recommended
Alesis Nitro Kit Mesh Kit

Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit, e-drum set for beginners, Mesh Heads for toms and snare, Nitro drum module with 385 sounds, 25 preset kits, 15 user kits, 60 songs, metronome, mono 1/4" jack outputs (L/R) to connect speakers or mixer, stereo...

to the product
NOK 3,019
Recommended
Slate Digital ML-1

Large-diaphragm condenser microphone Neutral ML-1 condenser microphone that can be combined with VMS hardware and software, Optional Neutral VMS preamp ensures minimal sound-colouration (not included!), Via VMS plug-in software, you can completely change the sound characteristics even after recording,...

to the product
NOK 6,769
Recommended
DPA 4066-OC-A-F10-LH

DPA 4066-OC-A-F10-LH, d:fine CORE 4066 Omni Headset Mic, professional headset microphone with removable and adjustable neck holder for left or right-sided use. Omnidirectional, 20Hz-20kHz with 3dB boost between 8-20kHz, 144dB SPL max.,TA-4F Switchcraft connector for Shure Transmitter . beige, Great...

to the product
NOK 5,699
Recommended
Zynaptiq Intensity

Zynaptiq Intensity (ESD); enhancer plugin; innovative algorithm increases detail, clarity, density and loudness of any audio signal; suitable for single tracks, groups, mixbus or mastering; easy to us clearly arranged user interface; additional soft-knee saturating limiter at the output stage;...

to the product
NOK 1,185
Recommended
Sennheiser ew IEM G4 E-Band

Evolution Wireless In Ear System Consists of UHF bodypack receiver (EK IEM G4), 9.5" transmitter (SR IEM G4) and IE4 earphones, Stereo / focus / mono modes, Up to 1680 frequencies in 42 MHz switching bandwidth, 20 Channel banks...

to the product
NOK 7,959
Recommended
Sound Devices MixPre-6M

Portable multitrack audio recorder and USB audio interface Max. of 12 tracks, 6 of them simultaneous, Kashmir microphone preamplifier with 76 db gain, Inherent noise:-128 dBu max. (A-weighted, gain = 76 dB, 150 ohm source impedance), Limiter per channel,...

to the product
NOK 7,555
Recommended
Solar Guitars A2.7WHM

Electric Guitar 7-String, Body: Mahogany, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Ebony, Neck profile: C, 24 Super Jumbo frets, Graphite nut, Nut width: 48 mm, Pickups: 2 solar humbuckers, Grover 18:1 locking machine heads, Colour: White matte

to the product
NOK 5,555
Recommended
Tech 21 DP-3X

Preamp for bass dUg Pinnick signature model, Controls: volume, chunk, high, mid, low, comp, drive, Gain switch, Mix button, Chromatic tuner, XLR DI output, TRS input / output, Headphone output, Dimensions (W x D x H): 19.7 x 6.4...

to the product
NOK 2,379
Recommended
Sennheiser ew IEM G4 A-Band

Evolution Wireless In Ear System Consists of UHF bodypack receiver (EK IEM G4), 9.5" transmitter (SR IEM G4) and IE4 earphones, Stereo / focus / mono modes, Up to 1680 frequencies in 42 MHz switching bandwidth, 20 Channel banks...

to the product
NOK 7,959
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.