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The Cosmic Music Box

Version: Kontakt 4.2.4 / NCW / V1.01

Kontakt Music Box Mechanics

£6.70 + VAT


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Product Overview

The project started off by acoustically recording 21 tine actuations from a disassembled music box mechanism placed on a wooden sounding board using both conventional condenser and contact microphones.

The sound of the clockwork motor and air brake mechanisms was also captured. A synthesized halo effect was created to blend with the tines by capturing several beating sine waves from a 1960’s tube based dual tone generator which were fed through the filter stages of a Minimoog with the filter in near resonance.

FULL version of Kontakt please. Not Kontakt player

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A second page was developed to permit the user to dial in various effects such as chorus, phaser, delay and reverb…

A user interface was devised to implement a randomised delay feature between two groups of acoustic tine instruments to create a plink effect and to blend the halo and motor effects together to form The Cosmic Music Box

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Download Contents:

  • 51 Samples
  • Cosmic Music Box GUI
  • 5 Example Instrument Patches
  • User Manual
  • Demo


  • Dan Wilson Sound, Patch Design & Demo
  • Stephen Howell GUI Design & Graphics
  • Mario Krušelj GUI Script


5 Stars (2)
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Cosmic Sounds!

Really great and ethereal sound. Truly deserves its name! Not that much of soundvariation, but who can complain at this price. Absolutely recommended.

Paul Lebküchner

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

So cool and a bit creepy sounding.

I used this in a track right away. It's a classic music box sound but with tons of extra atmosphere and vibe. Love it.

Jacob Golden

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