Atari Punk Console
Atari Punk Console

Atari Punk Console

Your Price:$64.99
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Part Number:C-C-APC

This product has been discontinued.

The APC is the ultimate video game noise unit. 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!


  • 2 Control Voltage (CV) inputs 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.
  • 1/4" jacks
  • Requires a 2.1-2.5mm 9V center negative power supply of at least 50mA (not included). A Boss-style or one-spot adapter will work fine.  Or use a 9V battery instead, just remove the back of the case and install like a standard guitar pedal. 
  • Important note about the CV Input: Make sure the tip of your cable is positive voltage, not to exceed 10V DC, and the sleeve is grounded (this is normal CV polarity). Plugging reversed polarity CV into your CV input may damage your unit and void your warranty.

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