Music Thing AxoControl DIY Kit

£54.00 £27.00 (Excl. VAT)

Music Thing Modular have created this?simple controller for the fantastic Axoloti sound board, inspired by the Nord Micro Modular. It adds 6 knobs, 3 buttons, 4 LEDs, a joystick and a sturdy acrylic baseplate in a unit the size of a game controller.

You need to buy the core board separately HERE to use this kit.


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A kit containing all the parts to transform your Axoloti Core into the unit shown in photographs.

The kit contains everything you need EXCEPT the Axoloti Core which must be sourced directly from Axoloti.

You just need to provide the tools, solder, computer and USB power supply! (An iphone/android USB charger works great)

Tom Whitwell from Music Thing Modular writes:

Axoloti is a very nice €65 audio board from Belgium, the closest thing I’ve yet seen to an Audio Arduino; lots of easy analog ins and outs for pots and switches, enough power to do interesting audio, and a nice visual patching system. A bit like a Nord Modular for 2016.

I’ve put together a simple control surface for my Axoloti; pots, buttons, LEDs and a joystick.

The BOM and PCB files (with a link to OSHPark to buy the PCBs direct) is here on Github: Axoloti Control Board.

It is all CC-BY-SA licensed so feel free to make and sell boards, so long as you credit me (Tom Whitwell / Music Thing Modular) and share any changes/improvements you make to the design.

Here’s a demo video showing a little Echophon/pitch shift patch – it can also happily play the .raw files from the Music Thing SD card.


View more videos here.

Axocontrol BUILD DOCUMENTS and test patch

Axoloti general info

Sketching digital audio algorithms with the musical playability of standalone hardware.

The Axoloti Patcher offers a “patcher” environment similar to Max/MSP, Pure Data or Reaktor.

The patches run on a standalone powerful microcontroller board : Axoloti Core.

Check some examples of what it is up to.

Visit or join the community forum.

Current source code is on GitHub, latest release can be found here.