The VS1053 contains two large tonebanks including various piano, woodwinds, brass, synth, SFX and percussion sounds. The shield is also capable of playing several tones simultaneously (maximum polyphony of up to 31 sounds!). Take a look at our example code to get an idea of how easy it is to add musical zest to your next Arduino gadget.
Note: The 3.3V regulator on this shield isn't properly loaded, so you may see 3.9V at the VS1053, which is not ideal. This should not cause any issues and we've found the board to work just fine under these conditions. We will be changing this for our next revision.