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?

As it is a hobby project at heart, the DIY kits are made in limited quantities. The first run of 100 sold out in December 2020. There was a second run of 200 in May 2021, with more on the way. You can sign up for a waitlist at Thonk, who will notify you of new stock. If you want one, sign up on the list as there will eventually be enough Plinky kits made for everyone on it!

Waitlist at Thonk
Plinky design


The latest firmware version is 0.9x released on 2021-06-02.


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.