How do I improve the sound of a 30 note music box? Does the type of wood that I will be using plays a big part on improving sound or not? Because I am considering finding a plastic box that can fit the 30 note music box
Someone asked me for help with a problem in which their music box made a clicking noise and seemed to “stutter” a bit when they turned the handle. Has anyone else experienced a problem like this? Any ideas?
So, I have a melody called Can't Help It - Anarbor that says it was published on 1/31/19, which it was, but it doesn't show up at the top of my melodies where the latest melodies go. Rather, it sorts itself somewhere in the middle of June when I sort my melodies by "latest". I'm guessing this is a bug?
This is a very newbie question, so apologies up front. I'm working with a very long, uncut roll of music for a 30-note player, and I'm wondering if there's a safe, easy way to remove a bit of roll without cycling through the whole thing. Basically, I want to test out the notes at the front, but then remove it without having to churn through all the blank material. Is there a release catch I'm missing?
I have some musical background, however, I have never composed music (apart of some riffs and chords on the guitar, and some rhythms on drums).
I have already done some research on Wikipedia and the like. However, I have not (yet) found any specific information regarding the music box and since they are multiple music boxes even on this site, it only confuses me more.
In the following, I try to summarize my questions regarding the GI30. However, answers for other music boxes are welcome as well.
My questions are: What scales are possible on the music box? ( I have read it is "mostly chromatic" which I would interpret as if it can play most of the scales ) What is the temperament of the music box? ( I assumed it is equal tempered, but I have found no information confirming this ) What is the maximal tempo in bpm, that two notes can be played consecutively ( The creator on this website marks them as red, but how does it decide? )
Questions on Speed and note timing: I'm installing the music box (connected to a 28ybg-48 stepper motor via ULN3003 Driver and Arduino NANO processor) in a very small box enclosure with no external slot. The paper tape will be a small loop. I'm using direct connection to the crankshaft, the ,max speed is approx 1 rev/2 seconds. So I have a problem with timing, as the tape moves too slow, Because the motorized music box will be installed in a small, sealed enclosure, I want to use a short, looped tape. I have a 3d printer and successfully created gears, so I could add to the music-box mechanism to change the ratio, but this will affect torque since the stepper unit is already at a 64-1 gear ratio. So instead of adjusting speed & power of the rollers with a modified gear-train, I'm experimenting changing note timing by adjusting space /density of the punches. I punched music so a whole note is a half column on the the paper strip. Problem is, not all the notes are playing. Is this due to cog spacing, and they can not realign to the denser data? Any Suggestions?