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Electrify your voice with the sound of any keyboard, guitar, or our smartphone App.  ESX-1, tubeless talkbox reimagined for the future!
Electrify your voice with the sound of any keyboard, guitar, or our smartphone App. ESX-1, tubeless talkbox reimagined for the future!
424 backers pledged $112,999 to help bring this project to life.

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  At ElectroSpit, we’ve created the world’s most expressive instrument. Now everyone can master the art of unsinging — shape your sound without even using your vocal cords. You can create new and different sounds using our instrument and App. Our cutting-edge tech gives you new ways of producing melodic and musical sound while forming words. The ESX-1 is a versatile instrument that’s so easy to use, it removes all the barriers, allowing everyone to connect with the talkbox sound and with each other. We’re unlocking the imagination of music creators around the world by showing them how simple and expressive an instrument can truly be.

 The beloved talkbox, heard on hits like 24k Magic and California Love, yet impossibly difficult to build or play, has remained unchanged for 50 years...until now. ElectroSpit has totally reimagined the talkbox’s form and function for the future with the ESX-1, making it mobile and easy to use, and integrating an ElectroSpit App. The ESX-1 has already been used in major releases from music greats such as David Guetta vs Bruno Mars “Versace On The Floor” and Big Boi of OutKast and Phantogram’s Skrillex Produced “Drum Machine”, and has received high praise from producers and artists including Terrace Martin, Teyana Taylor, and Teddy Riley, all seen performing with the ESX-1 in ElectroSpit’s newly released video. 

Bosko is the CEO, Mechanical Engineer and co-founder of the innovative music tech company ElectroSpit. Together with ElectroSpit’s Chief Marketing Officer and cofounder Maya Kante, Bosko hand built and tested each prototype of the ESX-1, finally arriving at a masterpiece. The sleek futuristic ESX-1 has a built in amp, a long lasting battery, and doesn’t require a tube! The ESX-1 eliminates all the hassle of set up, need for multiple expensive and bulky pieces, and the drastic learning curve of the traditional talkbox without compromising the rich funky sound we love. After creating the final prototype and App, Maya & Bosko, realized the ESX-1 wasn’t just for talkboxers or even just for keyboardists and electric guitarists. 

 “Compatibility with any keyboard, electric guitar or plug-in, makes the ESX-1 a perfect addition to any producer or recording studio’s arsenal, and it’s form factor and accompanying custom synth App allows anyone to unlock their musical creativity and imagination.” - ElectroSpit Co-Founder/ Chief Marketing Officer, Maya Kante 

 “Eliminating the set up and the tube gives me the freedom to perform talkbox live, and the option of using ESX-1 with the App means everyone has access to the the talkbox sound. It’s game changing!” - world famous producer and talkboxer Teddy Riley

                                                                              

Hi, I’m Bosko Kante, I’ve loved the talkbox since I was a kid when I would break dance to Zapp and Roger’s “More Bounce to the Ounce”. That was the spark that led me to become an iconic west coast music producer & talkboxer with over 20 million records sold, and to winning a Grammy with Kanye West. 

 On one of the biggest stages of my career, I was forced to lipsync a live talkbox performance of “The New Workout Plan” with Kanye West at the American Music Awards. Right then, I realized I had to use my USC Mechanical Engineering Degree and reinvent the talkbox to make it portable and easy to use live. 

Then in the summer of 2014 at a music tech accelerator called Zoo Labs in Oakland, CA, Maya Kante, ElectroSpit’s CMO/co-founder and I conceived the plan to build the ESX-1 Mobile Talkbox. We founded ElectroSpit with the mission of unlocking self expression, inspiring inventiveness and putting power back in your hands, the music creators of the world. Our core belief is that everyone deserves the freedom to create from their soul without the barriers of expensive equipment and steep learning curves. ElectroSpit’s Kickstarter campaign launch of the ESX-1 is the next step in fulfilling our vision. 

 We’ve done all the design work and testing and now we need your support to complete the manufacturing. The money raised through this crowdfunding campaign will be used to cover the cost of the injection molding, tooling, hand samples, and the first batch of factory manufactured ESX-1’s to be delivered straight to you our early adopters!

Raffi Minasian- Industrial Design/ Manufacturing

Charles Deck- iOS Development

Rory Nugent- Electrical Engineering

Dorian Ferrari- CAD/ 3D Printing

Video Credits: Godzspeed Communications Inc.

Additional video footage provided courtesy Douglas Canning 3rdGorilla.com

Music Credits: “Central Navigation” by ElectroSpit (Pete Miser, Lance Coleman, Bosko, & Maya Kante) 

 “Inspired by” - Blackalicious feat. Bosko

         

Risks and challenges

We are really excited about launching the first ever mobile talkbox. However, the most important aspect of this project is that we fulfill our promise to you, our backers!

We put our hearts, soul, and creative energy into designing and building ElectroSpit. As a hardware project we are also aware that there will be challenges of manufacturing, production, shipping worldwide and more. Our promise is that we'll rise to meet all these challenges and more with the combined experience and passion our team brings to this project.

We've given conservative estimates for our delivery dates. We are committed to keeping you informed of our progress both during and following our campaign. We assure you that we are all working very hard to produce a sensational product that not only arrives on time but is of optimum quality!

We are excited to get ElectroSpit into the hands of you, our backers!

Thank you,
Bosko & Maya Kante
Team ElectroSpit

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    ElectroSpit ESX-1 + T Shirt

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    ElectroSpit ESX-1 + Custom Keytar

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    Studio Session w/ Bosko + Framed Art

    With this reward, not only will you receive one (1) ElectroSpit ESX-1 and one (1) ElectroSpit App download, but also a professionally framed high resolution print of the ESX-1 Industrial Design artwork from the campaign and a one-on-one studio session with noted Grammy winning Talkbox artist and Mechanical Engineer Bosko Kante at Zoo Labs in Oakland.

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    You’ll receive one (1) ElectroSpit ESX-1 customized with your name or logo by acclaimed visual artist Pete Miser, one (1) app download, one (1) master class provided by Grammy Winning Talkboxers/ Producers Byron Chambers “Mr. Talkbox”, Fingaz, creator of the TalkStar talkbox and Bosko, Creator of the ElectroSpit ESX-1! At Zoo Labs in Oakland, California.

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