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Thonk Music Thing Modular Radio Music DIY Kit

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$89.00

In Stock
This is a full kit which includes every single component to build a Radio Music module right down to the Teensy microprocessor board, the knobs, rack screws and power cable.

This is not a radio. It is a sample player that behaves like a radio.

A digital way to simulate radio-powered compositions by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Don Buchla's voltage-controlled radio experiments. It uses a teensy3.1 to play files from a SD card to simulate a voltage controlled AM/FM/Shortwave/Time Travel radio.

It is designed to be a source of unexpected audio, not a drum loop player or a sample mangler.

Like a radio, this module works on a series of banks and stations. Each of the 16 banks can contain many different stations. Each station is .raw audio file stored in a bank directory on the SD card. Choose a bank by pressing and holding the RESET switch. Choose a station by turning the STATION knob or plugging a voltage into TUNE.

Up to 32gb storage, 16 banks of 75 channels each
Files stored as headerless .raw wav files
Customize the module by editing settings.txt on the SD Card

This kit contains all parts to build the module, right down to the power cable and the screws.

This is a full kit which includes every single component to build a Radio Music module right down to the Teensy microprocessor board, the knobs, rack screws and power cable.

NOTE – you need to purchase a MicroSD card and a Micro-B USB Cable elsewhere to set up this module. The Micro-B cables are the smallest type shipped with Kindles and many Android phones. You also need a card reader to write files to the SD card, many laptops and desktops already have them built in now.

The very cheap $2 MicroSD cards are not worth the trouble they will cause you, buy genuine SanDisk or Kingston branded MicroSD cards from Amazon or elsewhere. 32Gb maximum… that’s 108 hours of lossless audio in 16bit 44.1khz. Total file limit per card is 1200 files.

***Assembly service includes assembly and testing of the module kit. Assembly may take 4-14 days from the date the service is ordered. Please call us at 347-699-2875 for accurate service turnaround time.

This is a full kit which includes every single component to build a Radio Music module right down to the Teensy microprocessor board, the knobs, rack screws and power cable.This...

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Width: 4HP
Max Depth: 40mm
Power: 75mA@ +12V , 8mA@ -12V , 0mA@ +5V