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Topic: Can someone help me find this sound please (cylinder music box)

Hi - I *think* I'm looking for a sound of an old-fashioned cylinder music box, the sort that was on grandma's shelf when I was growing up, looks something like this: http://www.gueissaz.com/images/music_bo … pe_big.gif , or this http://www.reginamusicboxcenter.com/ima … draic3.jpg .

I'd like to load it up as a MIDI instrument. I checked my libraries - Halion Sonic SE, SampleTank, and of course PianoTeq, but couldn't find anything like this. It has a thin sound, not much real reverb, it is a "plucked" sound by virtue of its mechanics.

Would anyone know where I could find that sound? Or if not, the next best thing? Cheap is good, free or demo is better!

Thanks very much!

Alexis

PS: A sound like in the first 5-10 seconds of this: https://sonuscore.com/shop/origins-vol- … ked-piano/ , but I don't have Kontact ...

Last edited by SmilingKeys (31-05-2017 02:32)

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Re: Can someone help me find this sound please (cylinder music box)

I found some nice ones, but they require the full Kontact player which I am not looking to buy: Exactly the sound I would like - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee_hRDUGQ5I .

Here is one that is available, but not quite what I want ... too reverb-y: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmoJVbT6Xz0

Anyone else by any chance? (Is this maybe not the right forum for this kind of question?).

Thanks!

Last edited by SmilingKeys (01-06-2017 04:42)

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Re: Can someone help me find this sound please (cylinder music box)

This is free, but maybe not the best ;-)

http://www.dskmusic.com/dsk-music-box/

And one more
http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=1299

And one more
http://myvst.com/vst-instruments/old-music-box-freeware

Last edited by olepro (01-06-2017 13:04)

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Re: Can someone help me find this sound please (cylinder music box)

Thank you, olepro!

I've looked at those, and agree, they are not quite what I'm looking for.

I do have success to report however ... Victorian Music Box demo from http://frozenplain.com/products/victorian-music-box/ .

On youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdzfQQww8PI

I needed to download the free Kontakt Player, and it was a bit fiddly to get Kontakt to make it work, which I attribute entirely to my complete ignorance of that platform.

From what I understand, Frozenplain is a one-man shop, he was very helpful to me, answering an email question within a day ... I definitely will keep his site bookmarked for when I need to purchase some sound effect VSTi's. I recommend you all take a look at his site if you are in the same position!

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Re: Can someone help me find this sound please (cylinder music box)

That's a truly excellent music box sound, with a lot of interesting options (though I like the basic one best).

Thanks!

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Re: Can someone help me find this sound please (cylinder music box)

I wonder if Pianoteq's Celesta, Glockenspiel and Toy Piano could achieve this sound. Maybe by freezing their parameters together. smile