I just recently bought a music box for my girlfriend to celebrate our 1 year anniversary coming up. However, when I received it, I opened it up to listen to the quality of the music.
The quality sounds absolutely fantastic, but there's a noise that's holding the quality back from being perfect. There's a tingy noise that plays before and after some of the notes. It almost sounds like some of the combs are gently scraping against the wheel.
Does anyone have experience with this? If so, what should I do?
I would post a video, but I don't see any media attach option on this forum. I just created this account to address this specific reason.
I recently bought a 30-note music box from ebay, the kind which lets you make your own song sheets and play them. What bothers me is that some notes make a slight buzzing sound, as if theyre touching something, and sometimes the notes dont ring out completely. Is there any way I can fix this? I'd add a video but there isn't an option to do that.
Hi all. I'm new at this, so maybe anyone is familar with this issue and knows what to do.
I got "Celin Dion - My heart will go on" song file sample (from seller), marked and punched wholes (i got 30 notes Wingostore music box). Then played couple times - it sounded perfect. However, later when I tried to play one more time, begining was ok, but ending was like from horror movie. I analysed and find out, that paper strip moved a bit (1-2 mm) to one side (and wholes as well), so that was the reason. Paper strip side isn't damaged (at least i dont see).
i'm marking the notes on my 30 note strip paper, and since I don't really understand music, i'm just following the PDF made for my song. on the website's template, the note is D, but when I count by lines, it gets to D#. is it supposed to be like that? sorry for the silly question lol i fr don't understand much about it
After months of experimenting, I've finally found the right combination of machine, paper, and software to automatically cut music box strips, rather than having to punch the holes by hand. This process utilizes a consumer-level Cricut cutting machine. I've made a tutorial video that walks you through the process:
I was inspired by previous Wintergatan attempts, but this approach is much cleaner, more user friendly, and even incorporates the Cricut's drawing function to decorate the music box strips. I'm happy to answer any questions, if you have them.
Hi! I'm a long time user of this site and I'm so glad it exists, but there's one thing bothering me: landscape A4 paper can fit just about 3 lines of 30 notes music paper, however, the pdf exports has margins that makes the prints only 2 lines tall, leaving a huge margin at the bottom.
I’ve been working on a piece of music for music box, and realized partway through how much of a hassle it would be for me to punch out the holes to the precision I would need. Instead, I developed a python script to create dxf files for me to laser cut.
This script should be able to work with any of the paper strip music boxes on the market by just editing the global variables at the top of the script. The rest of the instructions are on the github page!
Hey everyone, I just joined the community. I did a search, but couldn't find an answer here. I have a 30-note programmable music box, but I seem to have misplaced my hole puncher for it. Can someone tell me the diameter of the circular holes? I need to find a new paper puncher that makes the correct size of holes for the programming.