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There is an updated version of this product available: BOB-11684
Description: The VS1053 is a great MP3 decoder, and with this breakout board, it’s easy to drop it into any project. The VS1053 is capable of decoding Ogg Vorbis/MP3/AAC/WMA/MIDI audio and encoding IMA ADPCM and user-loadable Ogg Vorbis. Can drive 30 ohm headphones with no additional power supply..
This new revision uses a new board layout and the TEST pin has also been tied in to IOVDD, no more green wires.
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I bought this to put in a custom MIDI footswitch I am designing. I have a similar board (Music Instrument Shield) which also has the VS1053 chip. Basically, for $30 or so; this is a full-featured Synth/Audio-Processor with all the core/glue components taken care of and with convenient 0.1" spacing pads. Very handy! I have tested it with some MIDI files that have 5 channels of data (Drums, Bass, Chording; Lead1 and Lead2) and it played them without a hitch. The instrument sounds and the effects are acceptable to me for my purposes. I have yet to evaluate the Audio Processing capabilities.