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Music Box Composer

By Jelly Biscuits

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Create your own Music Box music, and easily share your compositions with others.

Designed to aid composing your own music prior to punching the paper strips for Music Boxes, MBC allows you to compose, preview and play your creations before printing out the physical strips.

A small but growing library of Music Box Strips can be viewed here, via webplayer or loading into MBC on device:

Demo of composing, printing, punching an playing:

- Supports 15, 20, 30 and 33 note music boxes.
- Share your compositions with others via sharable link.
- Multiple undo
- Disable Notes for temporary changes
- Ripple edits
- Sounds sampled from physical Music Boxes
- Save strip to JPG file, auto creates PDF resized for printing.

The physical Music Boxes with the paper punch strips and are great fun - what I found was missing was an easy way to preview either transpositions or original creations. This aims to fill that gap but it's also a fun music creation tool in it's own right.

Note that there is a mobile version of MBC available as well.

What's New in Version 1.2.0

Support for the 33 note music box has been added.

Dragging a note off the strip to delete has been reinstated.

Converting between strip sizes has been improved.

Fonts updated for more complete character support.

Miscellaneous bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Really good!

Great app! you can make very good music box songs with this! i don’t see anything wrong with it…so go ahead and try it!

Music Box Composer
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  • $19.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.0
  • Size: 29.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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