Muro Box- Play your own melodies to recall your precious memories

Welcome to read our global customers' stories and listen to Muro Box playing their favorite melodies.

I remember it was a very unexpected chance when I saw the 2018 zeczec crowdfunding campaign of Muro Box. In fact, I have nothing to do with music creation. I decided to pre-ordered it as its backer simply because I was attracted by the mechanical structure of the music box.

I’m just a coffee fan, and the name of my coffee shop “Atti” comes from the first four letters of the English word for “attitude”.

Hi, I’m Shawn from Lullatone. My wife Yoshimi and I make music as Lullatone. We’ve released a ton of albums and also record songs for films and videos. 

I’m a big fan of the Muro Box – the amazing electro-acoustic mechanical music box that lets you play your own melodies on its tines. You can connect MIDI keyboards, use their app or even send the notes to play from your DAW (like Ableton, etc). The new Resonance Box makes your music box melodies louder, deeper and richer. You can check out the videos I made with my own Muro Box here.

In 2020-2021, we worked with a famous Japanese singer, Kyosuke Himuro, to release a limited special edition of Muro Box for celebrating his 60-year old birthday, and his fans pre-ordered 290 units of Muro Box in 1 month! Let’s read the comments from the contributors of this special collaboration project and listen to the Muro Box live performance from these Japanese customers’ unbox video posts.

I’m Christophe Duquesne, from La Voix du Luthier and Haken Audio. I’m an instrument maker, sound-designer and musician, and I love to associate acoustic and electronic sounds, merging skills from the past and the most recent technologies. 

The sound of the Muro Box is just perfect: you can really play your music box and integrate it in your own composition. And it is rock solid: I brought it to SynthFest France (I’m involved in its organization) and it was used by visitors for 3 full days without any issue.

I am Felipe Gutiérrez Álvarez, an elementary school music teacher at The American School Foundation in Mexico City. Tracey Bryan, the Elementary STEAM Coordinator invited me in to test the MuroBox she had requested after seeing it featured on an Indiegogo campaign. She knew that it would be a perfect addition to our resources because it blended mechanics with science and the art of making music. I was excited to see how it could enhance my music classes and immediately wanted to test it and determine how to combine our knowledge of mechanical tools and my music expertise to design the classes.

This is Josh Keeler from Page 2 Stage Music. I am one of the Muro Box Indiegogo campaign backers. I started writing charts for a music box that operated with a hand crank, paper strips and a troublesome hole punch! After that box broke, I eventually looked into finding a new music box on Music Box maniacs. That’s when I discovered the Muro Box Indiegogo campaign. Even though my old music box had more notes, I could see that the Muro Box was superior in many other ways: Speed, durability, range, song length and overall capabilities. The price needed a leap of faith that I don’t regret taking. I doubt future users will regret the purchase either. It was well worth the price and the wait! 

After writing several melodies for my own Muro Box, I discovered some tips to save time that I will be more than happy to share with other Muro Box users.

I’m a member of the Dutch Pianola Association ( https://www.pianolavereniging.nl/ ). There was an article of the Muro Box, and I decided almost directly to order this during its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in 2020, because I love people who makes the World better with positive things (technic) and energy. “Te Deum’ of Charpentier” is the special melody I liked (and still like) in my youth, so I wished to play it on the Muro Box.

My dad purchased the Muro Box for me as a wedding present for my wedding in June 2019. The Muro Box came ready to play “You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Collins, our special song since I was a little girl. He would always play Phil Collins’ CD in the car; my dad, sister, and I would sing along, driving with the windows down in the summertime. We had every word memorized!

Mohammad Alkhateeb Purchased Muro Box as His Wife's Birthday Gift (Kuwait)

My wife, Lina, found the Muro Box after its Indiegogo campaign finished, but she wanted the Muro Box really badly. When it was available to purchase from the Muro Box website, she mentioned it to me, but I just brushed it aside pretending not to care.

The special melody I used the Muro Box to play for her birthday surprise is “You’re My Sunshine”. I choose this song because I sing it to my wife when things are particularly bad and it makes her feel better. 

Mohammad Alkhateeb
2021/12/19

programmable music box Muro Box user from Kuwait. Holding Music Box.
Nick Chen Proposed to His Girl Friend with programmable music box Muro Box Playing Their Songs

Nick Chen Proposed to His Girl Friend with Muro Box Playing Their Songs (Taiwan)

I started to like listening to English songs because of my girl friend. I remembered that she gave me the first birthday surprise was to sing, “Proud of You” with other high school classmates in a  KTV in late evening when she was supposed to arrive home according to her parents’ rules…I want Muro Box to play this song and many other songs that recalled our shared memories.

Nick Chen
2018/11/22

Wen-Yi Lo Bought 2 Muro Boxes as the Family Heirlooms for His Children (Taiwan)

Kevin Kern’s “Through the Arbor” was the bedtime music I used to play for my son and daughter. For our family, this music has special meaning, so I bought two Muro Boxes to preserve this memory for a lifetime for my children.

Dr. Wen-Yi Lo
2018/12/31

Wen-Yi Lo Bought 2 programmable music boxes Muro Boxes as the Family Heirlooms for His Children

It is graceful to witness the development of Muro Box, such a great integration of antique with technology. I am so happy to finally receive the final product few weeks ago. Muro Box is well made with great quality on all of the tiny details. I can tell how much efforts, cares and love had been devoted into this music box.

It is a perfect gift to make our family life full of romance and surprise! Thank you, Muro Box!

Listen to the melodies composed by our first customer from Belgium!

“This is my first attempt to compose some music for the Muro Box. I wanted to try and make up a tribute to everyone who participated in the development of Muro Box; it's wonderful how I have been supported by this team as being a blind person (they made the app readable for me, they didn't mind about a survey I sent via mail instead of via the online survey, I received the user's manual in pdf so that I could read it better). Therefore, I picked some melodies that the Muro Box team has been demoing with and I tried to sequence them in chronological order. I realize there are still a lot of errors in my piece, but it's a first attempt and I hope everyone will enjoy it somehow.”
Geert Vanpee
Music arranger, Belgium
2020/12/26