Atari Punk Console Synthesizer, But With Vacuum Tubes

The latest Usagi Electric video documents creating an Atari Punk Console synthesizer – but made with vacuum tubes.

The Atari Punk Console is a popular synth DIY project, originally created by Forrest Mims for the 1980 Radio Shack booklet, Engineer’s Notebook: Integrated Circuit Applications.

Check it out, and share your thoughts on it in the comments!

Video Summary:

“The Atari Punk Console is one of the most quintessential circuits you can build when taking your first steps into the world of DIY synth stuff, so I figured why not make it out of vacuum tubes!”

15 thoughts on “Atari Punk Console Synthesizer, But With Vacuum Tubes

      1. I dont know, with an audio out you could plug it into some audio in of a synth and apply envelopes and stuff …
        instead of just farting around. 😉

          1. Maybe I missed it, but is the spectrogram on his phone coming from the speaker or from a line out? nice and fun project either way.

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