As some of you may have already noticed, we've recently made few improvements to the website. You can now follow your favorite maniacs through a special button, which is located right below the avatar in the user profile. For instance, check DiyMusicBox and don't hesitate to follow him. You can always find people you are currently following in your profile via a corresponding tab. When you follow somebody, you get notifications whenever they publish melodies, add videos or submit melody requests. Another great thing we've added is achievements. Well, maybe it's not that great, but at least we like it. They are being shown in the profile, say hi to Chrispy-Audioshi, but also as small icons in the people section. Follow each other, unlock achievements, publish your melodies and have fun!
We've recently received several questions regarding the size of 30 note paper strips produced by our service. So after we've done some checks, it appeared to be that the strip was narrower, than it's supposed to be. We don't know for sure for how long it's been the case, but we are happy to inform you that it's been corrected now and would like to apologise for all the inconvenience caused by this. Oh and the second thing is that we've updated the product view and the store look in general. There is also a discount product block on the home page, so that you won't miss some really good deals. The store shows discounts and new arrivals now, has better support of mobile devices and generally looks much prettier in our opinion. Hope you like it too!
Many of our users have asked us to add a possibility to un-vote the melody, once you've voted for it. We've spent quite a lot of time trying to recall why this was restricted, but haven't found any good reason for this. So we are happy to announce, that from now on it is possible. Just click on the active vote button one more time, and it will revoke your vote, no matter if it was plus or minus. We have also improved melody requests section. It now has a search form, that outputs both melody requests and melodies. By the way, we would like to say thank you to everybody who is solving melody requests. Much appreciated. The avatars are now being loaded from social network profiles on the first login, and we've fixed a couple of annoying bugs in the meantime. More updates coming soon!
We are happy to announce that we've finally added a possibility to subscribe for comments on melody, profile and melody request pages. You can either do it manually by clicking on the appropriate button in comments block header, or this will happen automatically when you add a new comment. In case if you are subscribed, you will get a notification about every new comment being posted. This feature is disabled for page owners, because they receive comment notifications by default. Please remember that in case if you don't enjoy the updates, you can always adjust your notification settings in your profile. We hope that this new change will make the communication process more predictable, easy and smooth. Cheers!
We are constantly receiving melody requests from our users. Some people want to surprise their friends or relatives with a melody from their memories. Some just want to play their favorite melody on a real music box. In any case, every time when we help these people, we feel how happy and glad they become, and it motivates us a lot. Unfortunately we receive more requests than we are able to process. We spend all our time to maintain and enhance the website. So we would like to ask you all for a favour. Please take a look at unresolved melody requests, pick up the one you like most of all and try to solve it. Sometimes you might find the melody in MIDI format online, and in this case it's just a question of importing and post polishing. Some melodies are quite rare and need to be created from scratch by hands. Anyway it's not as hard as it might seem like, because it's not necessary to create the entire melody - in most cases only a short piece of melody is enough. We are really looking forward for your collaboration and we are sure that all our melody requisitioners will appreciate your help a lot. Thanks in advance!
As some of you have probably noticed, we have a lot of interface changes.
Profile page has been changed to show your melodies, melody requests and activity feed as separate widgets without the need of switching between tabs
Other than that we've slightly changed header and button styles
Melody editor has also been slightly improved. Button size and layout is now depending on your screen width
We hope you enjoy it!
We are happy to announce some small changes we've made recently:
Good news everyone. We have added Melody Requests section. From now if you want to create a custom melody and if you are having a hard time composing it yourself you may submit a melody request and hopefully somebody will help you with this. On the other hand if you know how to create melodies and feel passionate about helping people to fulfill their dreams feel free to pick up and solve any melody request from the list.
We've also added Online Store page where you can order best DIY Music Box Kits from Amazon.
Besides that we've fixed some bugs and started the process of automated testing. This should improve stability of the service.
Today we've decided to share our favorite melodies with you. Please make sure to check out these guys, they rock:
Stay tuned and don't hesitate to write comments and rate melodies!
We've reversed note order in the editor. Notes are coming from the bottom to the top now which is the same order as most common music editors and music box kits have. Right click on the editor field now sets playback start offset. It could be very useful if you are making a long melody. Special thanks to Mia who had pointed to these things! Or btw check out the full screen toggle button at the top left corner.