This guide will teach you everything you need to know about triggering audio on the AudioFX board. Each of the eleven input pins can be used to trigger different sound samples with different buttons and sensors, but we'll only be using one of them. 

Since we're triggering over a single pin, we can use Play Next Trigger mode or Play Random Trigger mode for multiple sound files. Everything is based upon a naming convention. Download the files below and unzip them to use the four sounds I selected. 

This naming convention is the key:





This naming means that the sounds are triggered by pin 0, and will play one after another sequentially by number each time the pin 0 is grounded.

Plug in your Audio FX Sound Board, and then drag the .wav files you unzipped onto the ADAFRUITSFX disk drive that shows up!

If you want to use your own sound files, you can! Record, sample, remix, or simply download files from a sound file sight, such as Then, to make sure you have the files converted to the proper specifications, check out this guide here that'll show you how! Spoiler alert: you'll need to make a small, 22Khz (or lower), 16 bit PCM, mono  .wav file!

This guide was first published on Oct 17, 2017. It was last updated on Jul 13, 2024.

This page (Prepare AudioFX Files) was last updated on Oct 11, 2017.

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