Muro Box | Customer Review written by an instrument maker

Christophe Duquesne

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. 

I’m a long time music box lover, and fell in love with the one in the picture below when I was very very young (2 years old… yes), and my father recently offered it to me.

The old music box that Christophe's father gave him.

How did I find the Muro Box (a MIDI-controlled music box)?

When I heard about the the Muro Box from my dear friends Elisabeth and James from Synthtopia (https://www.synthtopia.com/content/2022/02/26/the-muro-box-is-a-midi-controllable-mechanical-music-box ) I had no hesitation and immediately purchased it ! Furthermore, it’s such a great combo together with our Onde resonator (it looks like a unusual piano and sound amazing).

This is a short improvisation on an Onde acoustically coupled with a Muro Box (MIDI-controlled music box). The coupling is purely mechanical here and the sound of the music box is naturally amplified by the soundboard of the Onde. The small keyboard (a bit noisy) is a CME XKey. 

After purchase, the Muro Box (midi-controlled music box) was shipped very quickly and I had some very nice exchanges with the Muro Box Team.

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.

Christophe introduce Onde and Muro Box (midi-controlled music box) in SynthFest French
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"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."

Christophe Duquesne

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