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Music Boxes
  • Music Box item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Dimensions2 wide × 2 high
TooltipHas a chance to record songs
RarityRarity Level: 3 (item)
Rarity Level: 4 (recorded)
Rarity Level: 5 (with modifier, see Notes)
Buy / Sell10 Gold Coin / 2 Gold Coin
Placed Music Boxes in their active and inactive states. Click the image to view a summary of each row.

The Music Box is a Hardmode accessory that is purchased from the Wizard for 10 Gold Coin. When the Music Box is equipped in an accessory slot, it will record the currently playing 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.

A recorded Music Box can be played back in one of two ways:

  • Equipping it as an accessory
  • Placing it as furniture and activating it, either by right-click or with wires.

On the Mobile version Mobile version and 3DS version 3DS version, the Music Box was made unobtainable because it was unstable.

Recorded Music Boxes[edit | edit source]

Item Area Links Listen
Overworld DayOverworld Day
Internal Item ID: 562
During day in the Forest
(when Alt Overworld Day is not playing)
Bandcamp, YouTube
Alt Overworld DayAlt Overworld Day
Internal Item ID: 1600
During day in the Forest
(when Overworld Day is not playing)
Bandcamp, YouTube
Internal Item ID: 564
During Night on Surface
in the Forest and Hallow
Bandcamp, YouTube
Internal Item ID: 1601
During raining in a Forest Biome Bandcamp, YouTube
SnowSnow(Desktop VersionConsole Version)
Internal Item ID: 1596
Snow Biome Bandcamp, YouTube
SnowSnow(Old-gen console version[1])
Internal Item ID: 1894 / 5028
Underground Snow YouTube
IceIce(Desktop VersionConsole Version)
Internal Item ID: 1602
Underground Snow YouTube
IceIce(Old-gen console version[1]) Snow Biome Bandcamp, YouTube
Internal Item ID: 1603
Desert YouTube
Internal Item ID: 1604
Ocean Bandcamp Desktop VersionConsole Version, YouTube Desktop VersionConsole Version,
YouTube Old-gen console version
Internal Item ID: 1597
Space Bandcamp Desktop VersionConsole Version, YouTube Desktop VersionConsole Version,
YouTube Old-gen console version
Internal Item ID: 566
Underground, Caverns Bandcamp, YouTube
Alt UndergroundAlt Underground
Internal Item ID: 1964
Alternative to Underground music Bandcamp, YouTube
Internal Item ID: 1610
Mushroom Biome Bandcamp, YouTube
Internal Item ID: 568
Jungle, Underground Jungle Bandcamp, YouTube
Internal Item ID: 569
The Corruption Bandcamp, YouTube
Underground CorruptionUnderground Corruption
Internal Item ID: 570
Underground Corruption Bandcamp, YouTube
Internal Item ID: 1598
The Crimson Bandcamp, YouTube
Underground CrimsonUnderground CrimsonDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console version
Internal Item ID: 2742
Underground Crimson Bandcamp, YouTube
The HallowThe Hallow
Internal Item ID: 571
The Hallow Bandcamp, YouTube
Underground HallowUnderground Hallow
Internal Item ID: 573
Underground Hallow Bandcamp, YouTube
HellHellDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3237
The Underworld Bandcamp, YouTube
Internal Item ID: 1605
Dungeon Bandcamp, Youtube
Internal Item ID: 1608
Jungle Temple Bandcamp, YouTube
Boss 1Boss 1
Internal Item ID: 567
King Slime, Eye of Cthulhu Desktop VersionConsole Version,
Eater of Worlds, Skeletron, Skeletron Prime,
Duke Fishron, Goblin Invasion Old-gen console version
Boss 2Boss 2
Internal Item ID: 572
Wall of Flesh, The Twins Bandcamp
Boss 3Boss 3
Internal Item ID: 574
The Destroyer, Frost Legion, Brain of Cthulhu Bandcamp, YouTube
Boss 4Boss 4(Desktop VersionConsole Version)
Internal Item ID: 1599
Golem, Lunatic Cultist Bandcamp, YouTube
Boss 4Boss 4(Old-gen console version[1])
Internal Item ID: 1892 / 5026
Queen Bee, Eye of Cthulhu, Ocram YouTube
Boss 5Boss 5(Desktop VersionConsole Version)
Internal Item ID: 1607
Queen Bee YouTube
Boss 5Boss 5(Old-gen console version[1])
Internal Item ID: 1607
Golem, Pirate Invasion YouTube
Internal Item ID: 1606
Plantera Bandcamp, YouTube
Internal Item ID: 563
Meteorite, Blood Moon, The Underworld Old-gen console version Bandcamp, YouTube
Internal Item ID: 1609
Solar Eclipse Bandcamp, YouTube
Goblin InvasionGoblin InvasionDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3371
Goblin Invasion Event Bandcamp, YouTube
Pirate InvasionPirate InvasionDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3236
Pirate Invasion Event Bandcamp, YouTube
Martian MadnessMartian MadnessDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3235
Martian Madness Event Bandcamp, YouTube
Pumpkin MoonPumpkin Moon
Internal Item ID: 1963
Pumpkin Moon Event Bandcamp, YouTube
Frost MoonFrost Moon
Internal Item ID: 1965
Frost Moon Event Bandcamp, YouTube
The TowersThe TowersDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3370
Lunar Events Bandcamp, YouTube
Lunar BossLunar BossDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3044
Moon Lord Bandcamp, YouTube
SandstormSandstormDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3796
During a sandstorm in a Desert YouTube
Old One's ArmyOld One's ArmyDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3869
Old One's Army Event YouTube
Internal Item ID: 565
Crafting Bandcamp Desktop VersionConsole Version, YouTube Desktop VersionConsole Version,

YouTube Old-gen console version

TutorialTutorialOld-gen console version
Internal Item ID: 1891 / 5025
Crafting YouTube

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • A Music Box will not record if the game's music volume is set to 0.
  • A Music Box will always sell for 2 Gold Coin, regardless of whether it has recorded anything.
  • Activating a recorded Music Box that has been placed will cause all players in the vicinity to hear its music.
  • Music Boxes will record other placed Music Boxes. This is useful if you need multiple music boxes for a large area.
  • Music Boxes have a range of 200 feet (100 tiles). If the ranges of two active Music Boxes overlap, the ranges will not be averaged. Instead, one Music Box will play at full range and the other will not.
  • The Title Music Box is crafted with "Overworld Day." It cannot be crafted with "Alt Overworld Day". It must also be crafted with "Underground," not "Alt Underground".
  • The Title Music Box cannot be crafted in Crimson worlds, as the recipe was made before the Crimson was introduced. However, you can use another world that has Corruption in it with the same character.
  • While the Title Music Box has to be crafted first, it can be recorded, along with any other Title Music Box.
  • Unlike most equipped accessories, an equipped Music Box is not visible on the player.
  • Desktop Version A Music Box will not record when equipped in a vanity accessory slot.
  • Console version It can take up to 10 minutes for a Music Box to record a song.
  • Mobile Version3DS version The Music Box is currently not obtainable. Although the Music Box 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.
  • Music Boxes can, in fact, be reforged and have modifiers. It is possible (though relatively rare) for a Music Box to get a random modifier after being recorded, but you can alternatively use the Goblin Tinkerer's reforge function.
    • Music Boxes can also receive a random modifier if they had a pre-existing modifier and were placed down and picked back up. This will only work with Music Boxes that had a modifier before being placed and will not work with normal Music Boxes (meaning Music Boxes that did not have a modifier before being placed).

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The total amount needed to buy one of every music box is 3 Platinum Coin 90 Gold Coin Desktop VersionConsole Version, or 2 Platinum Coin 90 Gold Coin Old-gen console version, plus the craftable ones 1 Platinum Coin 20 Gold Coin Desktop VersionConsole Version or 1 Platinum Coin 70 Gold Coin Old-gen console version.
  • 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 VersionConsole Version, the Music Box (Title) required the most number of items of any item in the game.

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Music, a descriptive list of the various Terraria music tracks.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 In Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, the Snow and Underground Snow (Ice) variants are switched; The same applies to the Boss 4 and Boss 5 variants.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Sprites updated.
    • Added the following music: Hell, Goblin Invasion, Pirate Invasion, Martian Madness, The Towers, and Lunar Boss.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Updated graphics and each music box now has a unique design.
    • Reverting back to randomly having a chance to record music.
    • Music notes now come from music boxes.
  • Desktop 1.2.2:
    • Now records music instantly once equipped (previously had a random chance of doing so while equipped).
    • Will no longer turn into an Ankh Charm when trying to record the Pumpkin Moon music.
    • Will no longer duplicate on tables.
  • Desktop Fixed a bug that caused the music box to record instantly.
  • Desktop 1.2:
    • More music added.
    • Music box/chest duping no longer works.
  • Desktop 1.1.1: Fixed a bug with copying of recorded Music Box upon placing on wood platforms.