CUSTOM TUNES - Digital Option | Mechanical Option
Custom Tune Option | The “Module”
Custom music option available, any song, any recording.
The “digital module” or “electronic module” is an alternative to the traditional music (mechanical movement) that you generally associate with music boxes. It is an electronic device that runs off Ultimate Lithium Ion batteries which last a minimum of 10 - 15 years. One of the highlights for this option is that it mimics a traditional music box by activating upon the opening of the lid, you can even request a push button to control exactly when you want to turn it on and off. It uses a light sensor so when the lid is lifted it begins to plays and stops as it closes. This option can be added to nearly all of the items we carry. As long as it’s a box and not a water globe or figurine, it can be done.
What is the module capable of doing?
You can have practically anything that produces sound put into a music box. For example, the "module" can play your favorite classical piece or a rock & roll tune. Why not freeze time and have a recording of your child’s first recital or even a personal message from a loved one, maybe a happy birthday congratulations or a mother's day wish from your child. You are only limited by your imagination. As long as you can tell us the artist name and song, upload or email a file, provide a YouTube Link, then that is all we need. The module sounds best up to 3:20 of the song, although it can be more then that, we don't recommend it. If you don't want the original music and lyrics of a song, but prefer a music box style sound, you can get a conversion by a professional musician through us.
What is a Conversion? (this is optional)
We are offering an option to take your song and covert it to sound like a traditional music box melody (still in digital format). It will be the song you want but converted note by note to sounds just like a music box and in most cases much better due to the flexibility of the module as well as software enhancement.
Here are some examples of the previous songs that our musician has done “Custom Converted Music Box Samples”.
If you would like, before your order is shipped, you can request to hear the converted file when it is done.
How long does it all take?
Usually about 2 to 3 days for a regular module, add the conversion and add another day or so. Most of the time we can do the module within 1 day if you need to rush it, although during peak holiday season rushing a custom module order might not be possible.
What is the cost for the digital module and optional conversion?
The cost for digital module is $150 plus the price of the box.
The cost for the conversion is $75, if a song has been converted before we can use that and there is no extra cost, just the $150.
So if you want a music box w/ custom music and you want it converted, it would be priced out like this:
Digital Module + Conversion + X (cost of music box) = $150 + $75 + X = $225 + X
*Note - Conversion is optional, it is not required, only the $150 custom option is a requirement.
How To Order The "Module"
You can purchase the module directly online at the below link, from the product page of any music box (look at the screen shot video below) or call us anytime to place the order (818)255-0871.
Below are a few samples of the modules made in different Music Boxes, you can have your song in any box from our web site that has a lid.
THE TWO MUSIC BOXES ABOVE ARE JUST EXAMPLES, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR TUNE IN ANY BOX THAT HAS A LID
This option is by far the easiest and most popular / preferred by our customers.
To order the custom module, simple pick the box you would like your song in, which can be any box that has a solid lid, look below for the "Custom Tune" product order listing or call us to place the order, you can tell us the song you want or email it us after we send you the confirmation for your order.
Custom Tune Option | Mechanical Movement
If you wanted a more traditional, classic approach to personalizing a music box then look no further. The process of building a mechanical movement is pain staking and requires time and precision. However, what you get in return brings with it the awe-aspiring wonders of music and mechanical ingenuity. A custom mechanical movement will be a cherished, as lifelong heirloom that will be admired for generations to come.
We currently have these options available for a custom mechanical movement:
30 Note Sankyo/Orpheus - $1325 ($155 each for more movements after development)
*plays 30 - 35 seconds per verse, overall play time around 7 minutes
50 Note 2-3 Parts Sankyo - $2550 ($450 each for more movements after development)
*plays 40 - 45 seconds per verse, overall play time around 10 minutes
72 Note 2-3 Parts Sankyo - $3100 ($700 each for more movements after development)
*plays 40 - 45 seconds per verse, overall play time around 12 minutes
If you decide to get a custom made mechanical movement, this is what will happen...
1. You email us the mp3 of the file and if possible sheet music, YouTube link will do as well.
2. Depending on the size of the movement you want, we will need you to tell us what part of the song you want, so for an 18 note, as noted above we will need the 15 seconds of the songs you want the movement to play, for the 30 note we will need about 30 seconds of the song and so on.
3. Once we get that, we submit it to the factory, in return they will email us back a file that they have arranged for your song.
4. You will listen to the file and let us know what you think about it.
5. If all is well we begin production and at that time will require a 50% down payment, but only when it is approved by you and is in production.
6. It usually takes about 3 to 4 weeks for production and delivery to us here.
This is all done by email and we need you to call us to place the order, it is not available online. We have to talk to you first and make sure all details are clear and explain the process once more before we put the order through. Call us anytime at (866)622-8842 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Please note Custom Mechanical Movement orders are none refundable under any circumstances. These orders are one of a kind and the reason we go through the approval process many times is to avoid any mistakes or incorrect tune production. Thanks for your understanding.