Amanda Ghassaei has designed and publish details of the "glitchbox" - an Arduino-based live audio sequencing device. It can store nine audio samples, which are audio files that have been converted down to 8-bit 8 kHz representations, then stored in the matching Arduino sketch. At this stage the hardware, schematic and Arduino sketch have been published - which gives you enough information to build your own.

Using the buttons you can start playing each sample, and use the controls to alter the volume, tempo and play or record audio loops. So to get started, check out Amanda's website here. And for more news, updates and items of interest, please follow us on twitterFacebook and Google+.

If you're looking to make your own device that can playback saved audio samples, but on a lot easier and more convenient scale - check out the new Audio Sound breakout board:

Once you have converted sound .wav files to the format required by the board, they can be retrieved via simple digital control. The board supports microSD cards of up to 2 Gb which allows plenty of space for various sound effects or recorded voice passages. For more information, check out the product page here.