Welcome to this track box programming tutorial. This is a 30-word tune box set, and it is a 20-note song field set. And whilst you program longer songs on these music packing containers, like this one, it’s quite daunting regularly. And i have been doing this for a lot of years now and developed some methods that makes it less daunting and drives you much less loopy. So on this video, I want to share my great tips on learn how to application these music bins with you! More often than not they arrive in C foremost, the 20-note track packing containers, but i’ve retuned my tune packing containers to distinctive keys by means of adding some soldering on some notes.To become a member of these two pieces, you are going to need tape, a ruler and a knife. (rip) So we with securing one piece to the table. And on this 2d piece we will cut a bit of curve, so we see all of the lines, (whoosh) like that! So now we are able to pair this grid with this grid. That appears just right! Put an extra tape straight over the seam like this! (rip) And here’s the magic. So now you’re taking the ruler and you are making a diagonal reduce through both pieces even as. (slicing) (rip) (more chopping) smooth the surfaces of the joint. Good excellent thin overlaying tape. (chopping) (peeling tape off) And there is your superb joint! Once I started making these tune field programming, I made the joint straight over the paper. And look at them now. When you do it right, the joint must disappear. (paper flipping) the next step is to file your tune in MIDI. So as to make the whole thing so much simpler on the later stage. (Metronome performs at round 110 bpm in 3/4) (music begins) (music ends) (spacebar) So earlier than starting programming I continually give myself some aid by way of striking in these reference marks.So this music is in waltz tempo, three/4 one, two, three, one, two, three and the dotted line will be the division and via including these reference marks it will be so much easier later once we start to punch the exact holes, to not get misplaced however we will make it even more clear with the aid of placing in the chords from the tune (spacebar) so D minor starts (music) do, do-do (spacebar) D minor bear in mind this phase that we cut off within the establishing? So cut off a little bit piece like this and drag it with you whilst you draw your notes after which you’ve gotten effortless reference on the vertical traces. I perpetually use the MIDI grid and i’ve it right in front of me right here so i will see in the MIDI grid what notes are coming and i can playback and it helps so much from to consider your arrangement. So, first bar do-do-do-do-do-do D minor (writes notes) Like that! (time lapse) And at this factor it could actually really be clever to check out to reduce these holes to take a look at the tempo on the song box to see in case you’ve been pondering correctly with the decision of the timing, and that you are heading within the correct course.Alternatively of making the whole track after which comprehend that you simply cannot crank fast ample or it’s way too quick or whatever. (track box hits the desk) (pudoh) (wrrrp) (track box performs) So now there isn’t any contact microphone recording the sound from the music box, so we will have numerous sound from the gears (brrrrr) (track box performs) So, the experiment instructed me that we are on our correct way and we will move on. And on this subsequent bar I already see a crisis with the MIDI. This be aware, does not exist on the music box. It’s too low. You can try to put it one octave greater. As you will see that I drew some errors however then I simply cross out these circles and then after I start punching the holes i know that I shouldn’t punch those.You should keep this music in mind. Like right here i know there may be two notes even as. I need the bottom notice to be little prior so I put the hole a bit bit in this path like a little bit bit before and this melody I put a little bit that course to have that ‘g-dang’ great track box feeling (click on) (click) (continuous clicking) so, that was 1/2 the holes so here, where we are actually i would like the music to repeat itself I wish to play what now we have programmed to this point, twice And the goodnews is that there’s a manner of copying what now we have just achieved If we take this notice, where the song must repeat and we align it with the first note that we already reduce, we are able to actually just use the holes that we reduce and duplicate them onto the brand new paper, like this.However before I draw all these, i am gonna examine for mistakes on the first holes. And observe now that we do not have the true microphones within the tune field now, so it is going to be a variety of mechanical noise. Slower… What occurred there? The absolute best word didn’t play. I didn’t hear any errors. So this time I was once lucky sufficient in view that there was once no mistakes on this programming so far. But I wish to exhibit you a trick on how one can repair your errors. It can be genuinely no drawback, considering you will make a lot of mistakes. So i’m gonna exhibit you only for an instance. I put a hole right here this one and i simply realized that it will have to be on the road next to it. So what I do is that I turn it around and i tape that hole. I ensure the tape has very excellent edges after which I re-punch the hole proper next to it.So now the proper be aware will likely be performed. And the wrong be aware shall be silent. So, that’s some remedy, in a way in case you put a note slightly bit too early, I believe here, I put this be aware here that you can just keep on making a hole until you wish to have the word on account that the music field wont play unless the gap ends. Now i’ve repeated the entire track twice however I need to end the tune with repeating the first little part, also. So, take the opening and you’re simply gonna draw that little phase in as well.Last hole! Riiiiight there. Okay. When you cut for a long time, the paper part is tearing up your dermis like this. I simply put a bit of masking tape on my hand it really works very good, in reality. So, this tune is done. I think when you have been excellent with writing application you might write a application that takes MIDI and makes a laser cutting template and which you could just put these papers into the laser cutter and have the laser cutter to cut excellent holes with ideal timing Annnnd .. . If anyone is curious about doing anything like that with me, please let me comprehend given that it might be relatively cool, actually. I know for a 30 word song field, i have noticeable rolls long rolls with paper so you do not have to join them. If any individual has obvious lengthy rolls for the 20 be aware track field paper so you do not need to become a member of them i’d be very for that hyperlink as good. This tune is done. And, on the following video, i’m gonna put the tune onto the music box and record it accurately so that you may hear the effect. I hope you learned whatever at present and probably you wish to have to check out this your self. I would like to look your variation of a music field like this. It doesn’t must be motorized, it can be hand cranked. That’s mostly even cooler. And . . . You could subscribe to Wintergatan right here, And .. Thanks a lot for watching. See you on the following video..