Review of The Musique Box from Soundiron

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Hey what’s good fam! Back with another product review from one of my favorite companies.

Soundiron! Today I’m looking at their new music box library…you know I love a good music box!

On a side note, I had a chance to meet these guys at NAMM last month…great guys man!

Mike is super tall!

Let’s check it out


So what is The Musique Box?

the-musiqueboxWell, it’s pretty self explanitory, it’s a music box library for Kontakt….done the Soundiron way.

Of course they have captured and created a nice sounding music box, but they also give you the tools to tweak those sounds.

So while you can play the music box in it’s “normal” way, you know they make their products super useful for experimentation and sound design purposes.

Their products are aimed at composers of course so…not just the “typical” layout and tools.

But that’s why we love em!

Quick Specs

How does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderCome one man…it’s Soundiron…they make good stuff!

No seriously, they did a great job with this.

I love the sound of the music boxes even more I love the random ambiances and experimental sounds they’ve created.

I like that it’s a layered instrument so you get to pick and mix between two different layers in a patch.

It’s also fun to layer the “standard” music box tones with some of the more ambient and experimental ones to come up with brand new sounds and ideas.

Not to mention once you start playing with the custom reverb impulses…good times I tell ya

So what’s the bottom line?

If you like music boxes like me, then get this, period.

5subsI give The Musique Box 5 out of 5 subs, it sounds great and has a easily tweakable interface to match.

I love that  it’s not just the music box sound, but it’s really a flexible sound design tool.

Being able to make new ambiences, drones, and bell-like noises is really fast and intuitive.

Just go check it out man: http://www.soundiron.com/instruments/tuned-percussion/musiquebox/

Leave me a comment below, let me know what you think

 

24 Comments

  1. This was some cool sounds!

    I have 2 questions:
    – Do you know of any sample packs with similar sounds?
    – Aren’t there going to be any more “fish” on fridays?

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  2. SJ: This music box is full of nice “Jewels”. The sounds seem plentiful & clear. This is a 3.5/5.0 for me. Thanks for peeping this one.

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  3. Great review!
    I think there’s the first seriously musicbox/carillon vst created until today.
    An OT question:
    Can I know the keyboard model that you used in the review?

    Thanks a lot man and good work! 😉

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