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Bend all audio files to your will with the Adafruit Music Maker shield
for Arduino! This powerful shield 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). It can also be used to record audio in both PCM (WAV) and
compressed Ogg Vorbis. 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 Arduino 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 an Arduino pin and act like a
synth/drum machine - there are dozens of built-in drum and sample
effects! But the chip is a pain to solder, and needs a lot of extras.
That's why we spun up the best shield, perfect for use with any
Arduino Uno, Leonardo or Mega.

This version of the shield includes an onboard 3W/channel stereo
audio amplifier that can drive 4 or 8 ohm speakers. Volume control is
handled by the VS1053 chip. We also have a version without an
amplifier, when only line/headphone out is required.

We believe this is the best MP3 playing shield you can get, and at a
great price too. Here are some specs:

* Features the VS1053B codec chip - decodes Ogg Vorbis, MP3/MP2/MP1,
* Stereo audio out with proper audio filter caps and ground
reference so it can be safely connected directly to headphones, a
stereo system or other powered speakers
* 7 extra GPIO's that can be written or read through the Arduino
Library for reading buttons or lighting LEDs
* MicroSD card socket, for any FAT16/FAT32 formatted SD card from
64Mb or greater.
* Full 3.3/5V level shifting for SD and MP3 chipsets
* Works with Arduino Uno, Mega, or Leonardo
* Built in MIDI synth/drum machine with dozens of instruments
* Plenty of optional breakouts for pins like the card-detect and
microphone input

Each order comes with one fully-assembled and tested shield, 2 2-pin
terminal blocks, a stick of 0.1" male header and 2x3 female header for
the ICSP connection. Some light soldering is required to attach the
through-hole headers to the PCB for plugging into the Arduino as well
as the terminal blocks for the speakers. Speakers, $1 headphones, SD
card and Arduino not included!


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Manufacturer Adafruit
Product type Electronics modules
Item number5998574
Manufacturer no.ada-1788

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