I punched a few songs out, and have really been enjoying it. As of recently, it seems like the music box is tending to "skip" or "stutter" when playing songs. The gears will continue to move, but it appears that the paper stops moving for about half a second, then it picks back up. It's almost like it loses its "grip" on the paper (but I can't figure out why that would be)
Has anyone seen any similar issues to this? Anyone know what's going on?
All the 30-note crank mechanisms for sale via the store link have plastic gears (and users complaining they break). Except ONE that has copper gears, but... it will not play what we compose/transcribe here, because it is not tuned c d g a b c d e f f# g g# a a# b c c# d d# e f f# g g# a a# b c d e... Identifying the right combo and adding a link to it would be a great help! Alternatively, could the "create" page allow to toggle between "c" and "f" options/tunings, as they seem to be called informally?
Hi guys, I'm having trouble with my first music box creation.. I've punched out the holes on my paper strip but when I play my melody through the music box it sounds all wrong, like it's in a minor key or something. I've double checked the notation and I can't see any errors.. the timing of the music is perfect but the melody is way off. Any ideas where I could be going wrong? Any help appreciated.
I want to make a music box for my friends B-Day. I found the notes here but I'm not sure which Notes / Music box (Kikkerland, grand illusion, wintergatan) I need. It says: Type = Full range 60 But I don't know what this means and which box and notes are the right one.
It should be as similar to the example here as possible. Should I choose a different song? Or will it be possible
I thought of a tune that should be good for a music box. I don't have the skills to inout it and make it into a punch card. I'd love to hear it, because I think it'd make a great tune for a music box, but I don't want to make an official request - just want to pass along the idea in hopes someone else will say "hey, that'd be a good one"
I looked at the melody request page, but that sent me to another site entirely, which appeared to be only for if I wanted to hire someone to create the card. I'd just like to see it on the webpage software (is it melodymaker?)
I made a little song in an app called medly, and it lets you export it as a midi file. I wanted this song to be played with a music box-type sound, and I found this website which says it can import midi, so I was really excited! But... I can’t figure out how to import it.
What method do you guys use to get the printer paper exports onto card stock? I've tried laminating the printer paper with packing tape, taping 3 sheets of printer paper together, etc, without much success. I was wondering if I could use a glue stick and just glue the sheets to card stock but thought that might be too thick and am hoping that asking here will save much time experimenting.
I found this YouTube channel: [suspicious link] And I think the sounds are amazing but there are no MIDI files to download and I’m very interested in the Lana Del Rey’s songs for a gift to a friend. But I’m not a musician or anything and I don’t understand how I can « translate » what I hear into a MIDI file which I can use on this website. I don’t play any instruments and I know nothing about music notes.. I know there is a page where we can pay people to do a song but before using this option I would like to try myself. And I also know there are a few Lana songs here but I prefer the YouTube versions which are more complete. Do you know the steps please ? I would love to learn and do it myself if it is possible !
My import seems ok and when I "play" it on the web site, it sounds fine. When I publish it and print the strips, you have to crank like crazy to make it sound reasonable. It is in 3/4 and is a lullaby but the poor kid might grow up before the piece is completed. Any suggestions on how I can condense the published strip so that it plays faster on the music box without a wrist sprain?