Music Box Composer by Jelly Biscuits (Universal)
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Released: Mar 30, 2012
Version: 2.62
Size: 91 MB
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Music Box Composer

Jelly Biscuits
Create your own Music Box music, and easily share your compositions with others.

Designed to aid composing your own music prior to punching the paper strips for Music Boxes, MBC allows you to compose, preview, play, save and share your creations via Email or iTunes file transfer.

A small but growing library of Music Box Strips can be viewed here, via webplayer or loading into MBC on device:
http://www.jellybiscuits.com/?page_id=763

Demo of composing, printing, punching an playing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWxkoHcPbS0

- Supports 15, 20, 30 and 33 note music boxes.
- Share your compositions with others via Email.
- Multiple undo
- Disable Notes for temporary changes
- Ripple edits
- Save and Load (access the save location via iTunes File Sharing)
- Sounds sampled from physical Music Boxes
- Save strip to PDF/JPG file.

The physical Music Boxes with the paper punch strips and are great fun - what was missing was an easy way to preview either transpositions or original creations. This aims to fill that gap but it's also a fun music creation tool in it's own right.

Rated as a Killer App by Apps4iDevice.

Note that there is a desktop version of MBC available from the Mac App Store, as well as desktop versions for other OS's from the Jellybiscuits site.

What's new in version 2.62
Now supporting access to the MBC saved files via the 'Files' App on iOS11
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Music Box Composer is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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