Synthrotek - Atari Punk Console
The Synthrotek - Atari Punk Console is often being described as a "gateway-drug" to DIY users: based on a timer IC, it needed some creativity to turn it into an instrument or "voice" several years ago, famous for its raw, dirty and "computer game" sound: Synthrotek was one of the companies brought it into the eurorack format.
Synthrotek - Atari Punk Console - Here is Synthrotek's Atari Punk Console in Eurorack form! Originally designed by DIY electronics guru Forrest Mims III as the ìStepped 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!
Control Voltage (CV) input allows step sequencers and waveform generators to expand the sonic capabilities of the Atari Punk Console from drone to arpeggio-like dynamism. Use any variable voltage source from 0-Supply Voltage for some glitchy goodness! The APC modular version has two CV inputs that modulate the two square wave internal oscillators.
Powered by Doepfer style 16-pin header connection +12V
Power Draw: +/-20mA
Frac power is available on the circuit board; can be added with a molex connector (not included)
2 potentiometer controls - Pulse Width and Frequency contour the tone.
1.304" (33 mm) deep
Comes with power cable, 3mm and 2.5mm screws