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Music Instrument Shield

SKU: DEV-10587

$48.02 AUD, inc GST
$43.65 AUD, exc GST

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Music Instrument Shield
48.02 AUD

SKU: DEV-10587

$48.02 AUD, inc GST
$43.65 AUD, exc GST
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In stock, with a short lead time. 16 units dispatch in 3 to 6 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Mon, 25th of Dec with Express Post within Australia.
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Do you ever wish your Arduino was more musically talented? Or maybe your project could use some cool sound effects. The Musical Instrument Shield is an easy way to add great sounding MIDI sound to your next Arduino project. This board is built around the VS1053 MP3 and MIDI codec IC, wired in MIDI mode. Simply connect a speaker/stereo/pair of headphones to the 1/8" stereo jack on the shied and pass the proper serial commands to the IC and you’ll be playing music in no time!

The VS1053 contains two large tonebanks including various piano, woodwinds, brass, synth, SFX and percussion sounds. The shield is also capable of playing several tones simultaneously (maximum polyphony of up to 31 sounds!). Take a look at our example code to get an idea of how easy it is to add musical zest to your next Arduino gadget.

In this version, we’re using a better regulator, corrected the speaker connectors, and have the reset pin pulled high. We’ve also included solder jumpers for pin 3 and 4 so they’re selectable.

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  1. Review by Grant - Easy to use, does exactly what i need! verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    I got this for testing midi output on retro computer hardware. It has been easy to use and great for testing.

    I run it straight from 5v from the pc and its midi input line will happily will work from a PC midi output.

    saves using expensive Roland units for testing when you don't trust the source hardware. (Posted on 30/08/2015)

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