Plinky is an 8-voice polyphonic touch synthesiser that specialises in fragile, melancholic sounds.

It fits into 24HP eurorack cases, but can also be played as a standalone desktop mini-synth, with line-level stereo input and a headphone output, all powered from a micro-USB connector.

When is it available?

Due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage (the CPU in Plinky is currently extremely hard to find), the DIY kits are made in limited quantities by Thonk. You can sign up for their waiting list and they will notify you of new stock- their goal is to satisfy everyone who wants one.

Waitlist at Thonk
Plinky design


The latest firmware version is 0.9z released on 2021-06-26.


Building your Plinky is part of the fun, and easy!

How to play

Got your Plinky working? Great! Go here to learn how to play it.


Read the Plinky manual.