Originally designed by DIY electronics guru Forrest Mims III as the "Stepped Tone Generator," the Atari Punk Console is one of the most famous and recognizable Lo-Fi synth circuits ever. Using a single 556 dual timer IC with minimal part count, the Atari Punk Console circuit is a solid, time-tested noise generator capable of outrageous square wave madness!
- Low part count = easy build for beginners!
- Dual power supplies: use a 9V battery or save money on batteries with an AC Adapter rated at 5-12V 200mA Center Negative polarity. DC Jack allows for power switching so that battery power is only enabled when there is no AC Adapter plugged in.
- Control Voltage (CV) input allows step sequencers and waveform generators to expand the sonic capabilities of the Atari Punk Console from drone to arpeggio-like dynamism. Use any variable voltage source from 0-Supply Voltage for some glitchy goodness!
- 3 potentiometer controls - Pulse, Width, and Frequency contour the tone while the Volume control sets your output just right.
- Uses 1/4" instrument jacks.
- The Atari Punk Console PCB is designed here at Synthrotek and manufactured to high-quality specs by our friends at Imagineering here in the USA! Silkscreen layer helps you place components onto the Atari Punk Console PCB with minimal effort.
The Atari Punk Console Bare-Bones Kit includes everything that you'll need to build your own APC !
We recommend our 232i Plastic Synth Case for the Atari Punk Kit.