300 second (5 minutes) USB recording module with 4 buttons (Windows 10 Compatible)
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NOW WINDOWS 10 COMPATIBLE! (Needs BOTH the newly redesigned hardware and new software to operate under Windows 10)
This module plugs directly into the USB port of your PC. Then use the free software to record up to 300 seconds of .wav and/or .mp3 files to this module. Comes with a speaker and a line out for an additional amplifier or external speakers.
Up to 300 seconds of re-recordable voice message (4.7K sample rate)
Includes 6 different playback settings including repeat and continuous playback.
Use USB type-A male connector for direct plug into the USB port of PC (USB1.1)
Easy to transfer software for WAV or MP3 audio files.
Range of 4K - 20K sample rate.
300 seconds of non-volatile recordable IC.
Operating Voltage 3 to 5 VDC
Operating Current < 50 mA
Standby Current < 5 uA
4 Push switches for playback/stop of up to four different messages
40mm 0.25W 16 ohm metal housing mylar speaker (included)
3.5mm (1/8") mono audio output
Unused USB port on a computer
- Windows 10 or earlier Click here for alternative modules that work with Apple Mac
3 x AAA Batteries (Not included)
Mainboard - Excluding USB connector: 55mm x 30mm
- Including USB & line-out connectors: 72mm x 30mm
Speaker: 40mm (diameter)
This unit will directly plug into the USB port of your computer. A USB cable is NOT required. However, if you do want to plug the unit into an extension USB cable first, you can order our A-male to A-female USB extension cable product number:
NOTE: When using the software for the USB5M, be sure to select "DAC for Ext.AMP" under the Voice Output tab before you program the board. Failing to do so, will make the sound distorted during playback on the module.
In Windows 7 the PM66/PM66Q software must be run as administrator by right-clicking on the PM66 icon and then click to "Run as administrator"
Watch the video demonstration of software:
- Common Questions and Answers
- USB5M Data Sheet
- USB5M Software Manual
- SOFTWARE (PM66Q) FOR NEW VERSION OF HARDWARE SOLD SINCE 2018: New Software PM66QWriterV1.06_2017.11.10_setup.zip (or here is the un-zipped .exe)(Runs on Windows 10 or earlier)
- Legacy software (PM66) for PREVIOUS VERSION of hardware sold till end of 2017, is still available from the Retired Product Page
- Click here for our USB5M troubleshooting guide
Hans van Beek on 09/08/2018 05:26:05
In reply to Shaun , ive had the same problem once , and you have to set it to DAC for Amp , else you will indeed get the clickingsound. ;)
Shaun on 07/05/2018 09:53:43
I recently purchased and received two of the 300 second (5 minutes) USB recording modules. I've download the software and was able to easily add audio files to the modules. The problem I'm having is, when a button is pushed on the module and the audio file is starting or finishing, there is a loud and sharp "click" that can be heard through the speaker or via headphone plugged into the 1/8". I've tried downloading different audio files, of different volumes, in both MP3 and WAV format, on both boards. I've tested the modules plugged into the computer without batteries, and removed from the computer with batteries. Each time this "click" is present in the output when functioning a button.
I've uploaded a video to show this:
Can you tell me what may be causing this, and how I can correct it. I can't use the modules for the required application with this issue present.
home, jack weidner on 03/07/2018 16:12:24
I have used the previous version recorder. works great. I have the newer "BUS02m 005", It programs fine but I'm getting Crackling on the speaker when not in use and shows 4.3 vdc on the speaker terminals.
Matt on 02/04/2018 16:15:00
BobDes - I 3D print all my enclosers, I can make any size and shape that way. You might want to find someone with a 3D printer or usually the community colleges have a 3D printing lab.
Terrance Shawn on 01/03/2018 19:15:00
Hello I purchased this recently, and I would like to know if I can put multiple files to 1 button without all of them playing at the same time. I would like to have 3 files on button 1, and have it that when I press button 1 it will chose 1 of those and only plays one of them. Like a random number. How can I do this?
BobDes on 11/02/2017 08:12:04
Can anyone recommend a good size and source for a project box (enclosure)?
Daryl Leopold on 10/19/2017 20:42:23
I am using this for a halloween prop. For #1 key I have a continuous roll of thunder and this under function 4 "Level Hold, Play Repeat. Key #2 plays a sharp crack of thunder that is timed with a strobe light. Function on this is "One Shot, Re-triggerable". This is set up using relays and an electronic timer. Key one is soldered closed and runs continuous. Key 2 is held open due to the relay and then the timer allows the relay to close and the sharp crack sounds. What I am trying to do is have the rolling thunder always running. As it is, as soon as key 2 is closed the thunder stops and does not come on again until it is closed again. Any ideas?
Mason on 12/05/2016 16:08:47
Hello Everyone, I am seeing a few you need support help. If you need support help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can respond quickly. In the email, please just give a brief description of the problem that you are having and I will do my best to respond as fast as possible. I hope everyone understands. Have a nice day! -Mason C. Electronics123.com Support Team Member
Jim on 12/05/2016 15:04:14
i have lots of wav files on my pc but every time i try and upload them onto my 300 sec recording modual using pm66 a message pops up saying non ppcm format, can you help
Jim on 12/05/2016 15:01:42
how do i get wav files converted to a pcm format
Garry Hughes on 11/04/2016 19:49:33
Hi, not a 'techy' person so here comes what you may consider a silly question! I do not need the speaker which is attached to my USB5M. If I were to remove the speaker would it affect the device at all? Thank you.
Rocci on 10/10/2016 23:20:38
Hi, can the messages be played back simultaneously?
Lawrence K Fuchs on 08/13/2016 12:57:24
I am trying to locate a a record/playback unit that will be triggered using a pir motion detector instead of buttons for some halloween props. Do you have or can you modify a unit for this? Or, do you have some info oh how I csn modife it for pir activation?
reba shields on 08/12/2016 20:36:31
hi! while trying to place this module in my prop, one of the wires for the speaker popped loose from the sound card. is there a way i can fix this myself to save time and money - and if so, could you tell me how? it seems significantly different from just fixing a short or something in your headphones, for example - or would i be better off just buying a replacement?
Marc on 07/19/2016 21:06:24
I just bought this model and it really fits my needs but I was wondering if it's possibly to play one sound on relay followed by another once the button is released? I thought I might be able to set 1 to trigger function 4 then step 2 to trigger function one to do this but it changes the trigger function for the whole group.
Johan Smit on 06/20/2016 12:10:45
Wade, It is activated by a Low signal (0 volt)
Wade T. on 04/13/2016 10:26:02
Is the audio board triggered by a low or high signal?
Mason on 03/14/2016 15:59:35
Hi Mrs. A, This product should work great for you. It uses a basic contact switches that can be placed behind something. So you can have the button behind the light and it will be activated when the light is pressed down. The cool thing about this module is that you don't have to use all 4 buttons to get the full 300 seconds of the sound module. You can put all 300 seconds on one button if you want. You can also remove the unwanted buttons if need be. I hope this will help you with your project some. Have a nice day!
Mrs. A on 03/13/2016 22:14:05
I've been looking for something for my 1 year old to push in his crib at night that will play my voice. All the toys I find won't record past 10 seconds. How hard would it be to hook this up to a push light (or something) So that he can push it and it will play? Also, do you have to use all 4 buttons? If this won't work I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
Mason on 03/11/2016 15:47:39
Hi Han, We can do customizations to the module. There is a fee to do so. You can email me at email@example.com to discuss details. As for your other question. You do NOT have to remove the speaker from the module to use the 3.5mm jack. When something is plugged into the 3.5mm jack, the speaker is muted.
Mason on 03/11/2016 15:30:28
Hi Jeff, I believe that this is possible. I will go through the steps that will have to be taken in order to have the unit work as what you want it to do. In the software when you upload the sound to the device you will have to choose the trigger function "LEVEL HOLD, PLAY REPEAT" This will allow the sound module to activate only when the switch is held down. On the sound module itself now, you have to cut the switch off of the key that you put the sound onto. Once that is done, you will need to twist those wires together so that they are "closed" This will make it so when the power is applied the module will activate. Now you will hook the module up the voltage drop down module that you are using from the dome light. You will have to drop the voltage DOWN to 4.5V DC. This will be so that when the dome light is on the sound module will be getting power. So if you followed all the previous steps, the sound module will play when the dome light is on and will stop as soon as the dome light goes out. If you need any more help with this project, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a nice day!
Hans van Beek on 03/08/2016 06:36:02
Hi , is it possible to have this item slightly customized , as in longer cables from the push switches , and does the 3,5 mm jack work with the onboard speaker , or do i have to have that removed before i can use that ?
Jeffrey Walker on 03/04/2016 19:24:42
Good evening , I want to use this device to activate when I open my car door. The power to the unit isn't an issue can I wire one of the switches to the dome light switch so it activates when I open the car door? Thank you for your time. Respectfully Jeff
Mason on 02/17/2016 15:13:55
Hi Matt, you can just remove the paper and glue if you need to. The paper is used to just hold the module together when it is not in an inclosure. Unfortunately in your case, this module comes with the paper already on the unit. I am glad to hear that you are liking the module.
Matt on 02/14/2016 17:03:35
Got the module yesterday, it is perfect everything I need. But why is the board sand the speaker glued to a piece of paper? I am going to install this unit into a project box, so I don't wany/need it glued to paper. The speaker needs to be uncovered, and so it can be heard. Can I just cut the glue off, or will that damage something? On my next order can I request no paper or do they all come that way?
Mason on 02/12/2016 14:50:10
Matt, this module would work great for you. You are able to program the sound module with up to 300 seconds shared across all 4 buttons. You can also change the trigger function to make the module work the way that you want it to, You can refer to the "Common Questions and Answers" link in the 'Documentation and Downloads" section to find what each trigger function does. Unfortunately there is no ON/OFF switch on the module but you can add an inline switch on the leads from the battery pack. Have a nice day!
Matt on 02/06/2016 19:19:48
I have 4 sounds that I need this would perfect for, the only question I have is: the sounds are white noise, pink noise, brown noise and blue noise. I want to record each sound to a different button and have it be selectable, ie each button a different noise, but I need each button to loop the sound that is selected, will this do that? And I know this is 2 questions, but if 1 button is pressed looping the sound, and another button is pressed to select that sound, is there an on/off switch that in which the device can be turned off. If not no big deal Im sure I can add one inline with the batteries.
Mason on 01/14/2016 13:21:26
Hi Cody, This sound module has 300 seconds shared between all 4 buttons. This means you could put all 300 seconds on 1 button or you can mix and match between all 4 buttons as long as the total amount doesn't exceed 300 seconds.
cody yanna on 01/13/2016 00:07:29
Are you able to put multiple recordings on each button or are you limited to one per button up to a cumulative 300 seconds? I'm hoping to use this in a gift for a friend where I can put various movie quotes on one button, birthday wishes from old friends on another, etc. but I would like to be able to have each button play only one of each type at a time when the corresponding button is pressed.
Johan Smit on 12/18/2015 12:32:16
Nick, we hope to have in the future a version for Windows 10. Unfortunately we do not yet have it or even know when it will be available. Thanks
Nick Pratelli on 12/18/2015 06:54:42
Is there software that is compatible for Windows 10 or an alternative as I cannot roll back to Windows 7 or earlier?
Mason on 12/01/2015 16:00:04
Hi Jeffrey, I would recommend any of the AAM1 amps that we carry. If you search for that, you can see we have a couple of versions of the amp module. From there you can choose the version that best suites your needs.
Jeffrey Lang on 12/01/2015 14:29:33
Awesome, converted to a wav file using GoldWave and sounds good although I think I want to see how an amplifier could enhance the sound. Would you happen to be able to suggest an amplifier/amplifier kit option? I see the VM114 below but my config is using the 3 AAA batteries. Thanks
Mason on 11/30/2015 16:26:04
Hi Jeffrey, I would recommend the GoldWave software. It is a free and easy program to use. You are able to save in any sound file format using that software.
Jeffrey Lang on 11/30/2015 14:36:49
I have a wma file and see many free converter programs, as well as a Microsoft program but the MS tool states it will convert WMA Lossless file back to uncompressed PCM in .wav format....any recommendations? Thanks