Review of The Musique Box from Soundiron

Submitted by on Feb 27, 2013

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:

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



  1. vazzed says:

    FIRST my ninja

  2. Soundiron Sampling says:

    St Joe from Sounds and Gear give our new Musique Box library 5 Subs! Awesome :)

  3. sig310 says:

    off subject but..u still down with Maschine or r u on the new Akai?

  4. Elevory says:

    Great video. Music boxes are probably the best thing ever.

  5. SoundsAndGear says:

    @sig310 Yeah I still rock maschine. is not either or for me but the akai ain’t where I need it to be for me to buy it at this point

  6. SoundsAndGear says:

    @Elevory Thanks fam I agree!

  7. Haralduz7 says:

    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?

  8. really nice review! I’m a sucker for music boxes (my dad used to build them when I was a kid) so I totally agree with the 5-sub rating. And I can honestly say, this ain’t my dad;s music box. No sir! :-)

  9. Rakbeatzz says:

    Had to buy it after this review. They did a great job on this!

  10. Uprightest says:

    Awesome Joe…thanks for the review.

  11. SoundsAndGear says:

    thanks for watching fam

  12. Baddboy2000 says:

    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.

  13. Angel says:

    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! 😉

  14. NA-RA-KU says:

    Soundiron. So good that even though you handed them money, you still feel like you’re stealing something. Nice review.

  15. SoundsAndGear says:

    hahahaha, indeed!

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