dsPIC33FJ128GP802 in wavepro shield

is dsPIC33FJ128GP802 sort of a plug and play or it needs programming before it works?

cause i saw the schematic of wavepro shield (http://sourceforge.net/projects/wavepro/)

i'm wondering if i could do it without having to program a PIC33 chip

Same question (now deleted) posted in Audio section.

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