Why another music box?
In general, you can’t have enough music boxes. Every one of them sounds a bit different and adds something unique to your sound palette. But that is only one reason why we have created MusicBox. We really wanted to make this as versatile and cool as possible. That’s why we included some great features to help you get inspired, such as, different sound sources, the famous detune-slider from our ‚Hammered Acoustic Guitar‘ and some unique presets.
Presets: Well, these are not just presets. We created completey new samples out of the original recordings to provide you some unique sound sets. Especially some of those are great for sound design work or layering purposes. And if you are looking for more variation, you even can randomize the presets with every note you play.
Different sound sources: Maybe you already know this feature from E-Ukulele. Select different sets of samples for playback. This way you have total control over tone and character. Also, this feature enables you to create very wide stereo images by layering two different sets. Technically, the sound sources give you 5 different music boxes! Our personal highlight is the ‚Broken set‘ which is just pure fun to play. And if you are bored of using just one set at a time, simply use the randomize function to add more variation and sonic movement.
Detune-slider: We introduced the detune-slider with the release of ‚Hammered Acoustic Guitar‘. MusicBox really offers itself to make perfect use of this feature. If you are looking for this specific horror feeling where the music gets out of tune while playing, this is it!
Important note: In order to use MusicBox you have to have the full version of Native Instruments‘ Kontakt 5.3 (or higher). This library does not work with the free Kontakt Player.