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 is a second run of 500 underway and available in 2021. You can wishlist it at Thonk, who will then notify you of new stock.

Wishlist at Thonk
Plinky design


The latest firmware version is 0.9m released on 2021-05-07.


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.


Find all the little gotchas and tidbits here.