Music Maker Shield for Arduino VS1053

Place this shield on top of your Arduino to play and record audio files in a variety of formats off an SD card! It can also record audio in both PCM (WAV) and Ogg Vorbis formats!

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Last Updated: 06/17/2024




This assembled Audio shield gives you the ability to play and record audio files of many different types off an SD card with ease. To give listeners the best headphone listening experience, the VS1053 includes EarSpeaker spatial processing which accurately simulates how a room with stereo loudspeakers would sound. You can adjust bass, treble, and volume via Arduino as well as play back files of multiple formats. Audio output via standard headphone jack so you can easily add music/audio to your Arduino project as well as mic jack input for audio recording! Connect your headphone or speaker to the output jack to control a variety of audio files via Arduino.


  • Audio Output:
    • 1/8" 3.55mm Stereo Speaker Jack(the kind used for headphones / speakers)
  • Audio Inputs:
    • 1/8" 3.55mm Mic Jack
    • Onboard Microphone
  • Micro SD card Slot
  • Audio File Types Supported:
    • MP3 files
    • WAV files (PCM and ADPCM)
    • AAC files
    • Ogg Vorbis files
    • WMA files
    • MIDI files
    • FLAC files
  • Onboard button: Reset
  • Microphone for recording line_in input interface
  • Power indicator LED
  • 3.3V and 2.8V of LDO chip AMS-1117 on board, provides up to 800mA current
  • Does not require an external power supply. Gets power from the Arduino.
  • 12.288 Mhz crystal
  • Easily drop it into your project or make an mp3 player using your microcontroller.
  • Plays a variety of music formats so you don't need to spend time reformating audio files
  • Supports OGG encoding real-time recording
  • SPI interface
  • 3.3V and 2.8V regulators on board so it can get power straight from Arduino
  • Provides up to 800mA current
  • Chipset: VS1053B


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