The Music Box is an item that can be used to record and play in-game music. To record music, equip the item and the music box will record whatever music is playing. To play music, equip the music box or place it and right click on it.


  • Having two or more music boxes placed in a world may cause their sprites to become glitched, but they will still play music.
  • Once placed, they can be hooked up to Wires and timers.
  • The music box will record music even if the player is stationary.
  • Once the song has successfully recorded, the box will change its appearance and become tier 4 in quality.
  • To record music, a Music Box must be equipped as an accessory. It cannot record in the social slots. If autopause is on, the inventory must be closed because music can't be recorded while the game is paused.
  • If the game's volume is turned down to 0%, music played by Music Boxes can still be heard, though the music will play at a low volume.
  • Music played by Music Boxes can be used to "copy" music to another box. This includes copying music from one equipped Music Box to another, which can even result in a player having two of the same accessory equipped.
  • Music boxes cannot record music if the game volume is muted.

Music Boxes

Name Source
AltOverworldDaymusic Music Box (Alt Overworld Day) Forest
AltUndergroundmusic Music Box (Alt Underground) The Underground
Boss1music Music Box (Boss 1) King Slime, Eye of Cthulhu, Eater of Worlds, Skeletron, Skeletron Prime, Duke Fishron
Boss2music Music Box (Boss 2) Wall of Flesh, The Twins
Boss3music Music Box (Boss 3) The Destroyer, Frost Legion, Brain of Cthulhu
Boss4music Music Box (Boss 4) Golem, Lunatic Cultist
Boss5music Music Box (Boss 5) Queen Bee
Corruptionmusic Music Box (Corruption) The Corruption
Crimsonmusic Music Box (Crimson) The Crimson
Desertmusic Music Box (Desert) Desert
Dungeonmusic Music Box (Dungeon) Dungeon
Eclipsemusic Music Box (Eclipse) Solar Eclipse
Eeriemusic Music Box (Eerie) Blood Moon, Meteorite
FrostMoonmusic Music Box (Frost Moon) Frost Moon
GoblinInvasionmusic Music Box (Goblin Invasion) Goblin Army
Hellmusic Music Box (Hell) The Underworld
Icemusic Music Box (Ice) Underground Snow Biome
Junglemusic Music Box (Jungle) Surface Jungle, Underground Jungle
LunarBossmusic Music Box (Lunar Boss) Moon Lord
MartianMadnessmusic Music Box (Martian Madness) Martian Madness
Mushroomsmusic Music Box (Mushrooms) Glowing Mushroom Biome
Nightmusic Music Box (Night) Night
Oceanmusic Music Box (Ocean) Ocean
OverworldDaymusic Music Box (Overworld Day) Forest
PirateInvasionmusic Music Box (Pirate Invasion) Pirate Invasion
Planteramusic Music Box (Plantera) Plantera
PumpkinMoonmusic Music Box (Pumpkin Moon) Pumpkin Moon
Rainmusic Music Box (Rain) Rain
Sandstormmusic Music Box (Sandstorm) Sandstorm (Desert surface)
Snowmusic Music Box (Snow) Surface Snow Biome
Spacemusic Music Box (Space) Outer Space
Templemusic Music Box (Temple) Lihzahrd Temple
TheHallowmusic Music Box (The Hallow) Surface Hallow Biome
TheTowersmusic Music Box (The Towers) Celestial Pillars
Titlemusic Music Box (Title) Crafted (See chart below)
Tutorialmusic Music Box (Tutorial) Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Icon mobile Crafted (See chart below)
Undergroundmusic Music Box (Underground) The Underground
UndergroundCorruptionmusic Music Box (Underground Corruption) Underground Corruption
UndergroundCrimsonmusic Music Box (Underground Crimson) Underground Crimson
UndergroundHallowmusic Music Box (Underground Hallow) Underground Hallow

Crafted Music Boxes

Name Boxes Required Crafting Station
Titlemusic Music Box (Title) Music Box (Boss 1), Music Box (Boss 2), Music Box (Boss 3), Music Box (Corruption), Music Box (Eerie), Music Box (Jungle), Music Box (Night), Music Box (Overworld Day), Music Box (The Hallow), Music Box (Underground), Music Box (Underground Corruption), Music Box (Underground Hallow) Tinkerer's Workshop
Tutorialmusic Music Box (Tutorial)Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 Icon mobile Music Box (Boss 4),Music Box (Desert), Music Box (Ocean), Music Box (Snow), Music Box (Space) Tinkerer's Workshop


Box glitch

The Music Box duplication glitch

  • There is a glitch that causes music boxes to float in the air if the blocks it is standing on are removed.
  • After recording the Ocean theme, placing the Music Box, then destroying it, it will spawn a fully functioning Drax, but will destroy the Music Box.
  • Icon pc There is a bug which causes the note on the music box to be only partially lit, specifically the stem of the note. It is unknown what causes this to happen. This bug also causes the music box to be click repeatedly if the right mouse button is held down, with the cursor silently hanging over it.
  • Icon pc Equipping a music box will instantly record the music currently being played.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 The music that plays during the Pumpkin Moon cannot be recorded.
  • Icon ps3 A placed Ocean Music Box will spawn a Cactus Sword when broken. It has also been reported to spawn a Drax (see above).
  • Sometimes when you buy it, it would not show up. (3DS Version)
  • if you try to record a song being played by a another music box the one recording will disappear.

Update Info


  • Changes textures as shown in gallery.


  • Added several new themes to be recorded.


  • Fixed a bug that caused the Music Box to be duplicated when placed on Wood Platforms. (However, duplicates can still be created by placing on flat surface items such as the Wooden Table.)


  • Added to the game.


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