MATRIXSYNTH: Vacuum Tube Atari Punk Console

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Vacuum Tube Atari Punk Console

video upload by Usagi Electric

"Happy New Year! To kick the new year off, we’re going to do something completely out of the norm – we’re building DIY synth stuff out of vacuum tubes! Well, maybe that’s not totally out of the norm, haha. 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!"

0:00 Intro
3:08 555 timer kit update
4:13 What I got wrong in this version
5:13 Testing the 555 timer kit
7:25 Two 555 timers = Atari Punk Console
10:46 Building a better APC
12:44 First tests
14:12 What I got wrong
15:04 The schematic
17:35 What if we try a different tube?
19:31 Testing even more tubes in it
21:31 Thoughts
23:17 Bunny!


  1. Drop a Tesla coil on that and you'll have something.

  2. Synth rabbit


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