Creepy old music box sounds? We’ll make a sample pack out of anything these days. Dug deep from the Sound & Vision sound archive, we present a small collection of music box sounds. We’re not sure which music box these sounds were recorded from, but in their simplest design, music boxes all follow the same mechanism. Producing sounds that many will associate with the kalimba, they’re extremely warm, melodic and slightly metallic. We can imagine washing them out with a long reverb tail and resampling the tail to create a textural polyphonic sonic bath; but that’s just one idea!
Download the sample pack here.
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