The Product Development Journey of Muro Box-N40

Welcome to read our updates to understand how we designed Muro Box N40 based on our customers' suggestions.

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Update #5

Crowdfunding Campaign Plan in 2023, Survey #4 Results (Price Range and Exterior Design)

Update #6 

Focus on N40 Standard Model, Survey #5 (Sound Box Design and Music Range)

 Update #7

Summarize the findings from the Survey#5 about the sound box design. We design the N40’s body part and its resonance box separately to meet different customers’ needs.

Update #8

How we decide the music range for Muro Box-N40; the survey for adding the sublime harmony sound effect and guitar-shaped resonance box.

Update #9

Check out the music range, sound quality, wood box design, and battery compartment of  2 Muro Box-N40 models: N40 Sublime vs. N40 Standard.

Update #10

Muro Box-N40 live streaming is now online, and the App has released N40 composition /performance features. Let’s try them out! We’ve also introduced the N20 Lite Battery Edition and invite you to provide feedback.

Update #11

Welcome to listen to the sound of N40 Sublime and Standard. Learn more about the unique comb design and its speed limit as well as its production method to ensure durability.

Update #12

We designed a new resonance box for Muro Box-N40 and added a sound post for enhancing its sound’s transmission. This new design also serves as the product’s packing box to protect the precious N40 music boxes. The audio pickup will be moved from the N40 Music Box to its resonance box.

Update #13

We have completed shipping for N20 Lite backers in Dec2023. The current status of N40 production plan. The inventor of Muro Box went through a surgery and has come back to work now.

Update #14

This update includes two key highlights:
(1) Check out the first prototype of N40 Resonance Box made with pinewood to hear its sound quality.
(2) Let’s see the N40 metal plate’s new frame designs and tell us which one you prefer.

Muro Box-N40 Update #15

This N40 update introduces:
(1) 4 resonance boxes made with Japanese Cedar, Millettia Laurentii, Taiwan Acacia, and
Pinewood to compare their sound effects when using Muro Box-N40 Sublime music box to play the same song, “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky” (a theme song from the famous Japanese animation “Castle in the Sky”);
(2) report the final decision based on N40 backers’ feedback for the new metal plate designs.

Muro Box-N40 Update #16

This update includes the points:
(1) Let backers confirm their N40 resonance box options and shipping information. 
(2) Call for 10 customer-arranged melodies to present in the default N40 offline playlist (Reward: $40 USD per melody). 
(3) Showcase the final N40 product appearance and their sound effects by recording the live performance of a melody arranged by our No.1 Kickstarter backer (Daniel M.) from the US.

Update #17

This update includes the following points:
(1) TheN40’s PCBs started to be manufactured on March 12, 2024. We visited the production line at MightyNet Electronics to document the production process.
(2) Due to insufficient weight on the vibration plate for the lower notes, we have redesigned the tuning weight and recorded how it is produced.
(3) N40 Shipping plan is explained.

Update #18

This N40 update shares:
(1) N40 will start shipping next week: We record the production process of the first 3 units of Muro Box-N40 Sublime.
(2) The Winners of Call for N40 Melodies are announced: Welcome to listen to the efforts of the creators.
(3) New App Feature: Notification
Let’s enable your Muro Box App notifications to receive the first notice when your creations are saved into someone’s playlist!

Update #19

This N40 update shares:
(1) N40 music box unbox video,(2) the current production status and problems to be solved,(3) how we will arrange the following shipping queue,(4) product tutorials about the app connection and MIDI input.

Update #20

What’s in this update:
(1) The current shipping schedule for the N40 music boxes.
(2) An explanation of the reasons behind the current slow production progress.
(3) Our team’s arranger provides her personal recommendations for keyboard and software tools, based on our customers’ inquiries.

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Update #18

This N40 update shares:
(1) N40 will start shipping next week: We record the production process of the first 3 units of Muro Box-N40 Sublime.
(2) The Winners of Call for N40 Melodies are announced: Welcome to listen to the efforts of the creators.
(3) New App Feature: Notification
Let’s enable your Muro Box App notifications to receive the first notice when your creations are saved into someone’s playlist!