Music Box Stories - Muro Box Real Customer Testimonials
Read music box stories shared by Muro Box users from all over the world!
A sentence and an image that recall your shared memory can be engraved on the wood box and the metal plate to present your story and best wishes for him/her.
Our customized laser-engraving service not only engraves your best wishes on the Muro Box, but also imprints on the heart of the gift receiver.
Let’s see how our global customers make best use of our customized laser engraving service to present their love and creativity for their family and friends!
Siegfried from Belgium is a supporter of the Muro Box-N40 crowdfunding campaign. He also once aspired to create a programmable mechanical music box. However, after realizing that this dream couldn’t be realized as smoothly as he had hoped, he decided to share his valuable experiences to assist the Muro Box team in developing the N40 music box.
Read his story to see how a true mechanical music box enthusiast contributes his knowledge, eventually giving birth to a programmable mechanical music box!
My dad purchased the Muro Box for me as a wedding present for my wedding in June 2019. The Muro Box came ready to play “You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Collins, our special song since I was a little girl. He would always play Phil Collins’ CD in the car; my dad, sister, and I would sing along, driving with the windows down in the summertime. We had every word memorized!
Hi, I’m Shawn from Lullatone. My wife Yoshimi and I make music as Lullatone. We’ve released a ton of albums and also recorded songs for films and videos.
I’m a big fan of the Muro Box – the amazing electro-acoustic mechanical music box that lets you play your own melodies on its tines. You can connect MIDI keyboards, use their app or even send the notes to play from your DAW (like Ableton, etc). The new Resonance Box makes your music box melodies louder, deeper and richer. You can check out the videos I made with my own Muro Box here.
My name is Eugene Kazantsev and I am a professional music box composer. For the last 4 years, I have created more than 1000 custom music box melodies for different types of music box mechanisms. I have recorded and produced original music box melodies, popular song covers, and have created notation for DIY paper strip music boxes, MIDI and audio music box versions for people all over the entire world.
I’m happy to be one of the first composers working with Muro Box and always happy to work on creating new melodies.
When I was around 10 years old I came across a music box that worked with paper strips, and also fell in love with its sound, as it was much richer than the usual small music boxes. I promptly asked for one for my birthday, and got it.
I spent much of my allowance on preprinted music strips, which I still own – along with that music box.
Many of those songs on paper strips were really well made. It’s those strips that I’m now adding to the Muro Box library.
My name is Jay E, I’m a diamond/multi-platinum and award-winning music producer from Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. I have a few music boxes here in the studio that I would use to sample because I like the sound.
I think everyone knows the sound of a music box, it’s a sound that everyone can relate to, but a traditional music box isn’t flexible. I couldn’t play the melodies I was hearing in my head with a traditional music box. Having a Muro Box is handy, and makes my job in the studio way easier, because I can play exactly what I am hearing.
I’m Christophe Duquesne, from La Voix du Luthier and Haken Audio. I’m an instrument maker, sound-designer and musician, and I love to associate acoustic and electronic sounds, merging skills from the past and the most recent technologies.
The sound of the Muro Box is just perfect: you can really play your music box and integrate it in your own composition. And it is rock solid: I brought it to SynthFest France (I’m involved in its organization) and it was used by visitors for 3 full days without any issue.
I’m a member of the Dutch Pianola Association ( https://www.pianolavereniging.nl/ ). There was an article of the Muro Box, and I decided almost directly to order this during its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in 2020, because I love people who makes the World better with positive things (technic) and energy. “Te Deum’ of Charpentier” is the special melody I liked (and still like) in my youth, so I wished to play it on the Muro Box.
As a little child, I had a “programmable” xylophone which was driven by a big cylinder with slidable pins. Unfortunately, I was very careless at that time and so the poor thing broke shortly after I got it. But, the concept of (programmable) music boxes was born in my mind and I always had fascination for the mechanism inside a toy music box.
I looked on the internet to see if something like that still was available, but didn’t find anything but programmable music boxes using a paper strip. Being a blind person, punching holes in a paper strip wasn’t really an option; so I was wondering if there was some other kind of programmable music box and all of a sudden, I discovered something called, ”Muro Box”…
Hey guys, my name is Yen-Ting Chen. I’ve arranged music box melodies and shared them publicly in the Muro Box app for 1.5 years. I enjoy publishing my music box melodies for more users to enjoy as well as writing about my creating process to share with other users in the Muro Box Facebook user group.
Arranging music to play on the Muro Box has become a decent way to “properly use” my trivial times. It has become a birthday song special for my family, and kids look forward to my next work. I sometimes take orders from them (challenge accepted!) and most of the time they are satisfied. As to my wife, a piano major, that’s…. not so easily persuaded, but she indeed gave me lots of technical support and has been a reliable consultant. Lucky me!
As a science teacher, I used to start teaching students from learning the basic elements of sound composition, and introduce frequency, waveform, wave speed and other science courses related to waves.
After I started to play the Muro Box, I was shocked by it. In addition to strongly feeling that it will be the last piece of the jigsaw in our series of STEAM courses, the founders’ precious product development process is also the focus of what I want to convey to students: a task-oriented thinking and it is the best example for problem-solving actions.
Watching my students successfully complete a piece of music in class brings me happiness as a science teacher!
I am Felipe Gutiérrez Álvarez, an elementary school music teacher at The American School Foundation in Mexico City. Tracey Bryan, the Elementary STEAM Coordinator invited me in to test the MuroBox she had requested after seeing it featured on an Indiegogo campaign. She knew that it would be a perfect addition to our resources because it blended mechanics with science and the art of making music. I was excited to see how it could enhance my music classes and immediately wanted to test it and determine how to combine our knowledge of mechanical tools and my music expertise to design the classes.
We are Proton d-oo-b and Kalyca, we started a very special music project called “Alchemelic”, and this word combined the meanings from “Alchemy” and “melic”.
Every melody in this project shows the European music style and the elements from the music theory in 1750-1850. We hope to convey the vision to connect people’s hearts with music in those videos.
We aimed to take our music to the streets and wanted to explore the potential for real-life performance. Our initial plan was to play music using loudspeakers, but we soon discovered that it was not allowed. To overcome this challenge, we considered using a music box with punch cards.
During our search for a suitable music box, we came across the Muro box on Amazon and believed it was the ideal solution for showcasing our work on the streets of Zurich.
I’m Dr. Feng, the inventor of Muro Box.
In the mid-October, my cohort told me that our advisor, Wendi, would attend the alumni gathering of University of Rochester (UofR). Although I have left the US for years, most of my lab mates are still in the Bay Area.
I wished that I could be there with them when reading their group discussion about how to drive there, and everyone was looking forward to this gathering.
Then, I came up with an alternative way to join their gathering. I made a proposal that we send a Muro Box to our advisor. I engraved our university’s logo and our lab’s abbreviation “WCNG” (Wireless Communication and Networking Group) on the metal plate of the Muro Box.
My cohort agreed unanimously on the proposed idea.
This is Josh Keeler from Page 2 Stage Music. I am one of the Muro Box Indiegogo campaign backers. I started writing charts for a music box that operated with a hand crank, paper strips and a troublesome hole punch! After that box broke, I eventually looked into finding a new music box on Music Box maniacs. That’s when I discovered the Muro Box Indiegogo campaign. Even though my old music box had more notes, I could see that the Muro Box was superior in many other ways: Speed, durability, range, song length and overall capabilities. The price needed a leap of faith that I don’t regret taking. I doubt future users will regret the purchase either. It was well worth the price and the wait!
After arranging several rock music box melodies for my own Muro Box, I discovered some tips to save time that I will be more than happy to share with other Muro Box users.
It is graceful to witness the development of Muro Box, such a great integration of antique with technology. I am so happy to finally receive the final product few weeks ago. Muro Box is well made with great quality on all of the tiny details. I can tell how much efforts, cares and love had been devoted into this music box.
It is a perfect gift to make our family life full of romance and surprise! Thank you, Muro Box!
Mohammad Alkhateeb Purchased Muro Box as His Wife's Birthday Gift (Kuwait)
My wife, Lina, found the Muro Box after its Indiegogo campaign finished, but she wanted the Muro Box really badly. When it was available to purchase from the Muro Box website, she mentioned it to me, but I just brushed it aside pretending not to care.
The special melody I used the Muro Box to play for her birthday surprise is “You’re My Sunshine”. I choose this song because I sing it to my wife when things are particularly bad and it makes her feel better.
Are you curious to know how many music creators were inspired when music boxes became musical instruments?
Do you want to hear how the music box performs in different genres?
Curious about how Muro Box can blend in with other instruments?
The Muro Box combines the diversity and convenience of digital music arrangement and retains the analog music live performance method of traditional music boxes. When the familiar melody reverberates, the memories will unfold one by one.
Come and see how Muro Box can unleash your creativity.
My husband collected 14 songs that are special to us, and burned them onto a CD as a gift for me when I was 18 years old. I would like to use the last song on the CD, Stars of Perseverance, to express my gratitude for being together all this time.
I have known my husband for 13 years, then we got married and had a baby together. I want to commemorate this love and cherishment along the way, so I found Muro Box to help arrange a song called “I Only Care About You”, and engraved my husband’s word of encouragement “You Make My Every Day Count!” on the music box. I am thankful that this music box can bring back our loving memories and to continue our commitment for each other.
My name is G.J. Lee, and I am currently devoted to teaching, performing and promoting Ukulele. The first time I knew Muro Box and its R&D team from Tevofy Technology Ltd. was during the first crowdfunding campaign period in Taiwan in 2018. I waited until 2020 to finally receive the first generation of Muro Box N20.
During this long waiting period, I read their regular and detailed updates to report the actual production progress and experimental results. I found this company to be admirable. Music box is not a necessity in life, and nowadays many people are not familiar with it. Even though the product may not be profitable, they still did their best to strive for the better sound quality regardless of the high production cost.
Seeing the perseverance of their team in the pursuit of making music boxes into handicrafts, and combining the convenience of modern technology to make more people willing to understand music boxes again, I think this spirit is very admirable. Hence, as its first-time backer, I am willing to spend such a long time recording a second unboxing video, documenting the hard work and long time their team has spent on refining Muro Box. (The first unbox video was made in 2020 when I received it for the first time.)
Before I got married in December 2022, I ordered a Muro Box and added a special song “Have a Nice Day” sung by Waa Wei for my wife. This song was her music on hold melody. When I called my wife and heard this song as her setting for the music on hold, I started to sing along with it spontaneously.
Even now, whenever I call her, I still look forward to hearing this song. I will not only dance to the music, but also recall how I fell in love with her. This song is just like her who always brings love, warmth and care to people. I also want to thank Muro Box for keeping this tender song by my side through one of my favorite music forms. It conveys my original intention to thank my dear wife beautifully, so we both love to hear its live performance around us.
I’m Hao-Chi Chiang (You can call me Leo). I’m really curious about music research, so I bought a Muro Box to study it for my master’s thesis. I’m going to present my findings in a conference in South Korea! The research is to explore the multiple relationships between Muro Box and the Internet of Things (the Internet of Things) and the body’s multi-sensory and embodied memory. I am currently studying at the Institute of Musicology, National Taiwan University, majoring in Zhongruan and minoring in Sanxian.
Hello everyone, my name is Ming-Hsu Huang. I am currently a Resident in training. My hospital job seems to have nothing to do with music. I have to be on duty from time to time, and I have to work in the hospital all day. For me, music is a good way to adjust my mind after getting off work.
Working in a hospital requires precision, efficiency, prescribing the right medicine, and setting goals in everything. But music is for me, not a professional performer, and does not need to pursue the ultimate precision. With some emotional changes will even make a more beautiful piece of music. I don’t need to pursue the efficiency and goals for music arrangement, and I can simply create the music the way I want. There is no need to prescribe the right notation, because every note will not be commented as wrong, and each person’s careful arrangement can produce completely different styles of music. Therefore, the interest in music box arrangement and the profession of a doctor have enriched my life with different colors.
After receiving my Muro Box, I often listen to some classical songs. Among them, there is an old English song “Yesterday Once More” by the Carpenters that brought back memories of my student days.
After graduating from my elementary school, I left my hometown and moved to a big city to live with my relatives in order to have a better study environment and work opportunity. At that time, I was studying at Wufeng Junior High School in Taichung. I often felt very lonely when I was living with another family. In my spare time, I love to listen to the radio station. I heard the song “Yesterday Once More” by chance. I didn’t know English at that time, but this melody has imprinted on my mind.
Hello everyone, my name is Pitipat. I live in Thailand, and I manage a music education YouTube channel called “Mob Melody”.
I feel that Muro Box is a very good music box because it can play any song you created, and you can also upload midi files from other software. It is a very convenient device for musicians!
I remember it was a very unexpected chance when I saw the 2018 zeczec crowdfunding campaign of Muro Box. In fact, I have nothing to do with music creation. I decided to pre-ordered it as its backer simply because I was attracted by the mechanical structure of the music box.
I’m just a coffee fan, and the name of my coffee shop “Atti” comes from the first four letters of the English word for “attitude”.
Wei Wei, a live streamer from Singapore, came across Muro Box while looking for unique products in Taiwan, and decided to host a special webcast – sharing emotional stories with live music box performances!
In the live broadcast, the music arranger, Ms. Liu, used the Muro Box to present the fans’ requested songs with their shared stories. The magic of the music box aroused everyone’s memories. The participants in the webcast empathized with other people’s stories and eyes well up with tears.
Such a special experience also made Wei Wei change from a purchasing agent to a buyer. Let’s see what kind of stories and melodies resonate with everyone!
“I will use the Muro Box to compose more melodies for my wife!”
Mr. Wang said.
Mr. Wang’s hobby was to arrange music with paper strips for his hand-cranked music boxes. When he purchased a Muro Box music box and arranged music with the Muro Box APP, instantly saved a lot of time and effort rather than punching repeatedly on the paper strips like he did in the past. He is now able to have more time to spend with his wife and enjoy the music that he arranged for the Muro Box music box to play for them.
“Muro Box is not just a music box to me, it is more like a small piano player. I highly recommend it to everyone!” said Mr. Wang.
Recently, there are several caring and passionate volunteers about to leave the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where I belonged. I admire and appreciate these partners very much.
Due to the short preparation time, I was desperate in looking for a suitable gift to express my gratitude to those church friends.
My original expectation was to find a traditional music box that can play my melody and engrave some simple sentences.
To my surprise, I found the Muro Box website and started to get interested in it. Later, I found more videos of Muro Box produced by Youtubers and realized that it is a special gift.
Muro Box uses modern technology to bring brand new meaning to the classical music boxes. It also allows people like me, who are not familiar with the craftsmanship of making a music box movement, to present our creativity in creating customized melodies.
Wen-Yi Lo Bought 2 Muro Boxes as the Family Heirlooms for His Children (Taiwan)
Kevin Kern’s “Through the Arbor” was the bedtime music I used to play for my son and daughter. For our family, this music has special meaning, so I bought two Muro Boxes to preserve this memory for a lifetime for my children.
Dr. Wen-Yi Lo
Nick Chen Proposed to His Girl Friend with Muro Box Playing Their Songs (Taiwan)
I started to like listening to English songs because of my girl friend. I remembered that she gave me the first birthday surprise was to sing, “Proud of You” with other high school classmates in a KTV in late evening when she was supposed to arrive home according to her parents’ rules…I want Muro Box to play this song and many other songs that recalled our shared memories.