An easy-to-build, all board-mounted APC! With more stepped tones and better bass response, the APC Handheld is a new take on a classic circuit!
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!
- Easy build for beginners!
- Better bass response (lower duty cycle than original)
- More steps in between the original stepped tones
- Dual power supplies: use a 9V battery or an AC Adapter rated at 5-12V 200mA (center negative polarity, not included); 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 sequencers and waveform generators to expand the sonic capabilities of the Atari Punk Console from drone to arpeggiated 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 level just right
- Uses 1/4″ mono instrument jacks