Adding to their ever-growing range of FeatherWing development boards, Adafruit has this week announced the availability of the new Music Maker FeatherWing which offers a MP3 OGG WAV MIDI Synth Player together with a Stereo 3W Amplifier.
The new addition to the FeatherWing which has been created by Adafruit is now available to purchase directly from the online store and is priced at $24.95.
Specifications include :
– Features the VS1053B codec chip – decodes Ogg Vorbis, MP3/MP2/MP1, MP4, AAC, WMA, FLAC, WAV/PCM, MIDI
– Stereo audio out to any 4ohm speakers (3W max) or 8 ohm speakers (1W max), class D output
– MicroSD card socket, for any FAT16/FAT32 formatted SD card from 64MB or greater
– Built in MIDI synth/drum machine with dozens of instruments
Adafruit explains more :
end all audio files to your will with the Adafruit Music Maker FeatherWing + Amplifier! It’s a fun-size version of our Music Maker shield for Arduino, and similar to our other Music Maker FeatherWing, but this one is even better – with an on-board 3 Watt amplifier! This powerful wing features the VS1053, an encoding/decoding (codec) chip that can decode a wide variety of audio formats such as MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, MIDI, FLAC, WAV (PCM and ADPCM). You can do all sorts of stuff with the audio as well such as adjusting bass, treble, and volume digitally.
All this functionality is implemented in a light-weight SPI interface so that any Feather Board can play audio from an SD card. There’s also a special MIDI mode that you can boot the chip into that will read ‘classic’ 31250Kbaud MIDI data from the UART TX pin and act like a synth/drum machine – there are dozens of built-in drum and sample effects!