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A worldwide unique recording of Metal Comb Music Boxes

This impressive collection can be used in many ways. Often you need background music in a scene or as main music in a playful media production. Not to mention holiday greetings. As a sound effect in feature films, authentic sound cannot be used often enough to adapt the scenery to the time.

These machines were mainly used in the 18th century. For this reason it can be that sometimes an instrument starts to grind down a little. Tovusound has deliberately refrained from elaborate sound processing in order not to destroy this very charm. But that doesn’t mean that they kept the footage in its raw state. Every track was carefully inspected, the volume was adjusted and unavoidable sound improvement with equalizers and compressors were made in a gentle way.

  • 30 Different Songs – In 128 meta-tagged WAV files recorded with Neumann KMR184 and Schoeps CCM as Stereo X/Y and M/S.
  • 13 Music Boxes – From the Symphonion, the Polyphon the little Britain Salon Piano to the tiny hand-operated piano, everything is there!
  • Up to 4 Variations – Open, closed, padded or not. For each use in your project you will find the right source material immediately.

Recorded in 192 kHz with a stereo X/Y and a stereo M/S setup. In addition to this high quality download, each customer also receives a 48 kHZ download for fast use in common projects. All these songs are royalty free and can be used in all your projects without GEMA registration or reporting to other collecting society, like all our other sound effects.

ABOUT THE JACOBI COLLECTION

For some time now, interest in these hard-to-find mechanical musical instruments has been growing again. This is mainly due to private collectors who make their holdings available to the public. One of these enthusiasts was the businessman Rolf Jacobi, who together with his wife Heidi Jacobi collected this unique collection over many decades. Beginning with a little polyphony that his mother gave him, he fell in love with these sound marvels.

We are very pleased that we can now offer this unique collection to a wider public, so that these beauties do not fall into oblivion. We thank Heidi Jacobi for the permission to record these devices. Especially Rainer Scharl, who helped us with the production from the beginning. And of course to the rest of the Jacobi team.