I count it a blessing to work with Ms. Liu Hung Yin to arrange two songs for my marriage proposal. I can vouch for everything Prof. Lee Smith said in his review ("outrageous fortune to work with Ms. Liu") – he was not exaggerating one whit about her ability. Like Prof. Lee Smith, I too thought that my requests were impossible. Like him, I was astonished with the results.
If you have a song in mind, I am pretty certain that Ms. Liu will be able to make it sound great on the Muro Box. And, it will sound better than you imagined. She's not exaggerating when she talks about customers letting her know how they were all in tears — she is really that good. She is not just an arranger – her real business is in making dreams come true.
My story: my fiancée and I love music and singing, and I decided to sing my sentiments to her in song instead of having a long wedding speech. I asked Ms. Liu to arrange the song (In A Crowd of Thousands) to accompany my singing. Her arrangement came out better than I had ever imagined. I then asked her to arrange a second song (一生守候), and her arrangement tugged at my heartstrings and giving me chills (the good kind) when I listened to it. I was deeply moved by it and can listen to it over and over.
Although the Muro Box does not support changing tempo mid-song, she was able to make the rhythm and timing close to the original song I supplied, which was critical to using it as accompaniment.
Technical bits: The N20 does not have flats and sharps in its note range. Half of my songs sounded great on it with just a simple transpose / key change (done easily with software), but my attempts at two songs did not sound good because of their use of flats and sharps.
Tips for others: importing a (transposed) MIDI is a good start and works for a number of songs. MBM (Music Box Maniacs) also has a lot of melodies that are good starting points (though often not the full song). But when that fails, or when you want something for a special occasion - know that Ms. Liu has your back.
Thank you Hung Yin again for helping me to make my dream a reality :)