This example reads a wave file from an SD card and plays it using the I2S interface to a MAX08357 I2S Amp Breakout board.

The wav file bust be stereo signed 16 bit 44100Hz. You can export such kind of files using free softwares like audacity and the procedure below:

Import your audio file:

Export the wav file:

Hardware Required


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 This reads a wave file from an SD card and plays it using the I2S interface to
 a MAX08357 I2S Amp Breakout board.

 * Arduino/Genuino Zero, MKRZero or MKR1000 board
 * SD breakout or shield connected
 * MAX08357:
   * GND connected GND
   * VIN connected 5V
   * LRC connected to pin 0 (Zero) or pin 3 (MKR1000, MKRZero)
   * BCLK connected to pin 1 (Zero) or pin 2 (MKR1000, MKRZero)
   * DIN connected to pin 9 (Zero) or pin A6 (MKR1000, MKRZero)

 created 15 November 2016
 by Sandeep Mistry

#include <SD.h>
#include <ArduinoSound.h>

// filename of wave file to play
const char filename[] = "MUSIC.WAV";

// variable representing the Wave File
SDWaveFile waveFile;

void setup() {
  // Open serial communications and wait for port to open:
  while (!Serial) {
    ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for native USB port only

  // setup the SD card, depending on your shield of breakout board
  // you may need to pass a pin number in begin for SS
  Serial.print("Initializing SD card...");
  if (!SD.begin()) {
    Serial.println("initialization failed!");
  Serial.println("initialization done.");

  // create a SDWaveFile
  waveFile = SDWaveFile(filename);

  // check if the WaveFile is valid
  if (!waveFile) {
    Serial.println("wave file is invalid!");
    while (1); // do nothing

  // print out some info. about the wave file
  Serial.print("Bits per sample = ");

  long channels = waveFile.channels();
  Serial.print("Channels = ");

  long sampleRate = waveFile.sampleRate();
  Serial.print("Sample rate = ");
  Serial.println(" Hz");

  long duration = waveFile.duration();
  Serial.print("Duration = ");
  Serial.println(" seconds");

  // adjust the playback volume

  // check if the I2S output can play the wave file
  if (!AudioOutI2S.canPlay(waveFile)) {
    Serial.println("unable to play wave file using I2S!");
    while (1); // do nothing

  // start playback
  Serial.println("starting playback");

void loop() {
  // check if playback is still going on
  if (!AudioOutI2S.isPlaying()) {
    // playback has stopped

    Serial.println("playback stopped");
    while (1); // do nothing

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Last revision 2016/12/06 by AG