Here’s a sneak preview, by Cliff White, of the new Synthrotek Atari Punk Console (APC) in modular Eurorack format. Continue reading
Synthrotek has announced its first 3U (Euro and Frac) Atari Punk Console modules. Continue reading
Atari Punk Stick is a DIY project that puts an ‘Atari Punk Console’ synth into a joystick:
The problem with the Atari Punk Console is the interface; knobs can be fun but only keep me entertained for so long. A joystick on the other hand is a much more fun and active way to use interface. This Instructable will teach you how to combine the simple design of an Atari Punk Console with the fun interface of a joystick.
Details on the build are available at Instructables.
In this video, Collin Cunningham from Make Magazine takes a look at the Atari Punk Console – one of the more popular synth DIY projects.
See our previous posts for more info on and examples of the Atari Punk Console.
The Maker Shed now has an Atari Punk Console Kit available for $25 – which makes it a very inexpensive way and pretty foolproof way to get started with synth DIY.
If you’re not familiar with the Atari Punk Console, it’s a DIY synth/noise machine. The design, by Forrest M. Mims III, was originally published in a Radio Shack booklet, Engineer’s Notebook: Integrated Circuit Applications, as the Stepped Tone Generator.
The design got the Atari Punk Console nickname because of the devices lo-fi sounds.
Similar kits are available from several suppliers, so we’ve included them below, too.
Atari Punk Console Kit Sources:
If you’re more confident with your synth DIY or just want to be punk rock about it, you can build the Atari Punk Console off of the schematics. Here’s a video that demonstrates the punk schematic approach. Continue reading