Internal Item ID: 576(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
Placed Music Boxes in their inactive and active states. Click the image to view a summary of each row.
The Music Box is a Hardmodeaccessory and furniture item that can be purchased from the Wizard for 10 GC. When the Music Box is equipped in an accessory slot, it will record the currently playing in-game music after a randomized delay. This includes tracks being played by other Music Boxes. Once recorded, it will change into one of the Music Boxes listed below. On Desktop, Console, and Mobile, a record sound alerts the player about a completed recording. Most Music Box variants can only be obtained by recording in-game music with the exception of Music Box (Journey's End), which can be bought directly from the Princess for 10 GC after defeating the Moon Lord.
A recorded Music Box can be played back in one of two ways:
While the Title, Journey's Beginning, Alt Title, and Day Remix Music Boxes have to be crafted first, they can be recorded, along with any other Music Box.
Unlike most equipped accessories, an equipped Music Box is not visible on the player.
A Music Box will not record when equipped in a vanity accessory slot or when it is inside an inventory slot. It can, however, be listened to when recorded.
It can take up to 10 minutes for a Music Box to record music.
Music Boxes can be reforged and have modifiers. It is also possible (though relatively rare) for a Music Box to get a random modifier after being recorded.
The Music Box is unobtainable. Although it can be added via inventory editors, it is not fully coded (resulting in unexpected appearance), and will disappear upon being equipped or upon leaving the world.
The Journey's End Music Box behaves differently depending on if it is equipped in a social slot or accessory slot. Equipping it in a social slot only plays the music while equipping it in an accessory slot plays the full credits sequence.
Event and boss music may take multiple attempts to record, due to the random time required. Stretching these encounters for maximum time offers a better chance at a successful recording.
The total amount of money needed to buy one of every Music Box is (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)8 PC40 GC / 3 PC20 GC, plus the craftable ones (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)3 PC10 GC / 1 PC70 GC.
The Music Box (Tutorial) was initially crafted with Console-/ Mobile-exclusive Music Boxes. With the exception of the Music Box (Tutorial) itself, these Music Boxes are no longer exclusive, as of 1.2.
Prior to 126.96.36.199(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), the Music Box (Title) required the most number of ingredients of any crafting recipe in the game.
The twelve Music Boxes required to craft the Music Box (Title) contain the twelve tracks that were present as of the 1.1 update – originally the game's entire soundtrack. Its recipe remained unchanged as new tracks were added in 1.2 and beyond.
The six Music Boxes required to craft the Music Box (Alt Title) are in reference to the songs that were originally exclusive to Terraria's console editions. The Desert, Ice, and Boss 5 themes were integrated into the Desktop version with the 1.2 update, with the remainder being integrated in 188.8.131.52.
The twelve Music Boxes needed to craft the Music Box (Journey's Beginning) contain the twelve original tracks composed for the 184.108.40.206 update.
Despite being unrelated to the Pirate Invasion event, the Music Box (Boss 4) resembles the golden furniture dropped by most pirate enemies. This is because Boss 4 was the original theme to the Pirate Invasion prior to 1.3.
The Music Box (Corruption) and the Music Box (Eerie) have identical designs, apart from color. The same is true for the Music Box (Martian Madness) and the Music Box (Lunar Boss), as well as the Music Box (Boss 1) and the Music Box (Dungeon).
In the Console version the Music Box (Tutorial) is classified as a crafting material. It is the only craftable item out of the old-gen-exclusive items.
(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) The Otherworldly music boxes are tracks from the cancelled Terraria: Otherworld.
The Music Box (Morning Rain) is a recycle of the Tutorial level song used in the Console and pre-1.3 Mobile versions.
The sprite of the Music Box (Sandstorm) Music Box's sprite is visually similar to the sprites of the Music Box (Storm) and Music Box (Windy Day).
Music Box (Empress Of Light) has improper capitalization, with Of being capitalized.
Added the following music: Journey's End, Windy Day, Space Day, Ocean Night, Town Day and Night, Storm, Slime Rain, Graveyard, Underground Jungle, Surface Night Jungle, Duke Fishron, Morning Rain, Console Title, Underground Desert, Queen Slime, Empress of Light, Terraria: Otherworld soundtrack.
Music Boxes now make an audio indication that they have recorded.
You can now place Music Boxes in your vanity slot to listen to them.