Thorens Swiss Music Box

A Thorens Music Box made in Switzerland recorded with an AKG 414....

The story

This is my Thorens Music Box made in Switzerland. I found it at the City Wide Garage Sale in Austin, TX sometime around 2007 before I relocated to Portland Or. It came with a dozen or so discs that played little tunes which was fun for a while but it wasn’t long before I decided to sample it so I could have more control over the music that came out. These are charming little music makers, and I decided to keep the mechanical noises that go along with it for a more authentic sound.

Recorded with an AKG 414 into an AKAI 4000DS reel to reel tape machine and then dumped into Ableton Live. I hope you enjoy!


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  • Beautiful and Authentic Sounding

    This music box is really authentic sounding, and I personally don't mind the mechanical noises in the background. They add to the authenticity as I see it. Very fun and novel sound!

    Sam Ecoff18 October 2021