ACID BEE: Experimental light controlled bassline creator from Error Instruments
ACID BEE is a beep and bassline generator that makes experimental sounds when you do nothing and even better sounds when you play with it.
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Error Instruments make awesome little boxes of weirdness and the ACID BEE is no exception. Exactly what’s going on inside is anyone’s guess but the main source of control is via a light sensor that you can wave your hand over. There are three knobs that change various aspects of the engine which impacts the tone of the sounds coming out. There’s some really deep filtering going on in there somewhere. The top 2 knobs can also be controlled via CV for some interesting tonal variations via modulations.
It starts off with some basic and clean (ish) sounds but as you tap the “+” buttons the sounds get thicker, intense and more tones appear. Hit the “-” button to reset back to a simple clicking beep.
It’s very interactive and undoubtedly fun to play with and capable of a remarkably wide range of sounds and I’ve no idea where the melody comes from but as the man says, it’s inspired by bees and acid which is definitely a winning combination.
Acid Bee is available now for €129.