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NZ$ 52,174
pledged of NZ$ 10,000pledged of NZ$ 10,000 goal
448
backers
25days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 14 2019 4:22 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Saxmonica   Generation 2

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter project in 2018 we now have finished the generation 2 Saxmonica.

Thanks very much to everybody that helped us to get started.

New features to take the Saxmonica sound to an epic new vibe.

  • 2 new lower tubes with completely new scales and keys 
  • Great new App features 
  • Custom colours 
  • Meditation sounds



With the assistance and support of everybody that backed us for the initial Kickstarter campaign we have been able to continue the development of the Saxmonica sound taking it to great new places.

We now have our manufacturing and distribution method very well developed so although the initial development stage of the Saxmonica took longer than anticipated we are very pleased with the outcome. 

More importantly we have now reduced our development and distribution time significantly.

This means that we can easily meet our production and distribution goals.

We have added 4  great new features to the Saxmonica that we can now share with you.


2 new tubes  to give you a massive range of sounds 

Make up the full Saxmonica Quiver.   If you are a current Saxmonica player just pledge for the two new tubes and quiver carry bag.

The 2 new  tubes combined with the Space Jazz and many more beautifully composed backing tracks  gives the Saxmonica a massive increase in range.

The original tube plays to many beats and backing tracks but for those of you who really want to play mainstream blues, reggae and jazz In the more popular keys   we have created the  2 new Jam tubes. 

This will allow you to jam to hundreds of thousands more of the mainstream blues jazz, reggae and other genres  that are readily available on line.

It a game changer for anyone that really wants to play and develop their Saxmonica sound in the more popular keys.

With the additional Jam tubes the Saxmonica has gone from a great toy to a serious instrument thats a must have for aspiring  players. 

You basically have a full blown regular sax in your pocket. 



Saxmonica App 

We are  creating  hundreds of extra backing tracks to give you many hours of great music that you can play over.

From meditation tracks that suit the original tube along with many more rock, jazz, blues and reggae tracks in other popular keys.

If you can play over the top of these you will find that you will be able to jam with almost every blues, reggae and jazz band out there. 

We have added new feature on the app that allows you to jam with reverb and echo directly off the App.

This feature is incredible. 

Put your headphones on or connect to a speaker and feel like a rock star any where. 

Busk on the streets.  Its a one man super busker kit.

Relax in comfort anywhere and create your own meditation music. 

This is so unique , so cool and so easy to do. 



Custom Colors.

We are featuring 2 new custom painted Saxmonica’s. 

Carbon fibre and swirling Crimson.

These are coated in a 2 pot industrial paint that is rock hard and its possible to cut and polish any light scratches that will appear in time, always ensuring your Saxmonica will look great in years to come. 

 Meditation Music 

Meditation sounds. 

We have created a new sound in meditation. 

Our meditation backing tracks have all been designed to suit the   Saxmonica sound.   It's very easy to play over them so you can chill out anytime any place.

This works beautifully with a range of new soulful meditation  backing tracks.

Now you can put our beautifully arranged backing tracks on and just play gently over the top of them to create your very own healing sounds. 

Space jazz meditation  is a musical category containing many different styles of music from around the world,  which includes many genres and instruments. We’ve select the right instruments and tune them to the right frequencies to suit the Saxmonica sound.

This is a very unique concept as once again the Saxmonica plays beautifully over them creating  beautiful relaxing tracks for your self or others to listen to. 

Generation 1 Saxmonica  $60




This is the start out package.  Download the Saxmonica app follow the tutorials , and start jamming to our custom made backing tracks.   Within days you will be starting to jam to that beat.  Straight away you will start to understand music intuitively instead of technically. As your breathing develops, your tone develops into a magical sound that you can take anywhere for the rest of your life. 

1 Saxmonica    4   x reeds      Carry case 


Generation 2 Saxmonica full unit   $90




The full quiver.  As your playing develops the Generation 2 set up will massively increase your musical options.   Play over most keys and  develop your own sound and style. 

D major and C    are the additions to the  quiver.  

1 Saxmonica Neck       3 lower tubes   4 reeds   Carry case. 


2  New lower tubes    $35




For those of you who have already purchased a Saxmonica just pledge for the 2 new tubes and carry case. 

The new additions are 

D major and C to give you a full compliment off sounds.


Custom Colours  $135 

Generation 2 blinged out.




Beautifully painted custom tubes.  

Swirling pink and carbon fibre finishing.  Painted in super hard 2 pot epoxies these units are destined to stay looking great for years to come. 

As these are custom painted there will be a delay until July August of this year. 


Download the Saxmonica App now  (free download)  and check it out. Everything you need to know on playing a Saxmonica. If it's not there, you don't need it. Just follow the basic steps and in days you will be playing great music. 

This system is revolutionary to music learning and has now been tried and proven.

                                      You just can't fail.

Orian Bartov  

                                              Guitarist , sound engineer , music producer.

I first met Nick in Cambodia and after jamming and talking  together for a few minutes I realised he had a new concept in music. 

His Saxmonica sounded great with my guitar. Although he didn't really have any musical knowledge he had figured out the beat.  That's the street we are all following. 

The following few months we travelled, recorded and engineered a new sound.

This is what you are listening to, this is is simple, this is music made easy. 

You can do it, anyone can do it.


Saxmonica App

To ensure you can't fail as a Saxmonica player we have created an app to guide you through your learning experience. with minimum effort. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saxmonica/id143...

https://apkpure.com/saxmonica/com.saxmonica


Hours to learn, days to master = A life time of cool.

Included is a series of customised backing tracks dedicated for the Saxmonica and a range of other instruments.

We have developed this  system as we have developed the Saxmonica sound.

This method works  on building your confidence by giving you solid foundation and easy path to follow.

This  will ensure your journey to creating great sounds and music is an effortless success. 



                     Find the tone ---- jam to the beat.

health and mental benefits of learning a Saxmonica 

                    Communication through music 

Breathing ,                                Finger dexterity           

Coordination                             Meeting people 

Achievement                             Challenge 

General fun                                Feel good factor 

                             Creativity 

                 Keshia the wandering gypsy


I was a non believer when I met Nick and Orian in Thailand. They convinced  me to try out their Saxmonica and App.  

Three  days later the Saxmonica had built my  confidence and I just wanted to jam over the backing tracks.

I'm sold on the idea.✌️

                 The Ultimate Travellers Instrument 

      Busking  on the road, the Saxmonica is second to none.

Busking with the app, open mic nights, or just killing time in airports, train stations and other crazy locations, the Saxmonica and App  is unsurpassed for ease and portability.

                                  Generation 1           

                                Whats in the box

 Saxmonica , carry bag, 2 reeds =  a life time of  

                                    adrenaline 

                                              Vision

As a creator I believe the Saxmonica can radically alter the way music is discovered and learnt. Music is an impossible dream for millions throughout the world. The Saxmonica will change this allowing wanna be musicians to become hot musicians in a very short time.

                                   20 Day Progression

Rio and Daymo Jamming over a 20 day period.  They had no previous musical experience and this is what happened.



                          Production Schedule

                          Immediate shipping 

                            4000 units shipped to date 

Generation 1 will be shipped throughout the campaign.

We had a very positive response to our initial Kickstarter campaign with over 3000 units being ordered. This has really given this project a head of steam.

 So, many thanks to the people that  gave us the initial support and have patiently waited to receive their Saxmonica's.


Production Schedule  Generation 2

Generation 2

Prototyping Testing                 November 2018 - January 2019

Tooling and Testing                  February   April    2019

Kickstarter Campaign.              March - May  2019

Production commences            May 2019

Shipping                                     Mid June 2019



                         Busking Jamming 

As a busker it gives you an extra sound thats very easy to make and cash in on. Its a travelling buskers dream. 

If you are a travelling guitarist's partner, get a Saxmonica and join the fun. 

Music takes you to cool places and introduces you to amazing  people. 

You won't regret it.

The Start of the Saxmonica Journey. Rabbit island.           Cambodia

                                Saxmonica Sound 

                                      Space Jazz

Made on the road, meeting friends and travelling  through South East Asia. Our recording system was a worn out Mac book, borrowed  version of cubase,  cheap micro phone and some broken headphones. Travelling light with carry on luggage, it was crazy and cool. 

                                   The Saxmonica Concept 

                               No musical ability is required, no musical books are required.

                The tutorials will give you all the required techniques to make a great sound. 

The course revolutionises the way we learn music and once learnt the information will never be forgotten.

                                    What's a Saxmonica

It really is the most amazing little instrument, in a league of its own.The simple design has eliminated all the unnecessary components that many instruments possess. Due to this aspect it plays effectively one full bluesy scale in one octave, meaning that whatever the player does with it it will sound great. 

                                       Play Summertime

                               How should I play it

Aggressively, softly, bluesy, whichever way you feel. The Saxmonica will play all genres of music. From reggae to jazz, blues and soul.

                          What if I'm not a musician

This is where the Saxmonica shines out from other instruments.The Saxmonica combined with the Saxmonica App can very easily turn any non musical person into a rock star in days. It requires no musical knowledge as you will develop a great understanding of how music is created. There is no need for hours of practice and study and no need for expensive lessons or books. Everything you need to develop your musical ability and style is well presented in the three hour course.

                                    The Tutorial

                                                   An example of my style of teaching.

                              Over 30      3-4 minute easy to follow videos on the App

The tutorial has been designed around the age old technique of playing music by ear. What this means is as a player you concentrate on the beat of the music.The beat is the driver and will effectively take you to where you need to go. Within days you can be playing quality music to a range of beats and backing tracks.There is absolutely no need to study books or play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

If you tap your foot to a beat or hum to a tune the Saxmonica will allow you to play along.

The tutorial has been designed around a learn it and understand it method. There is no need for hours of laborious boring practice.The tutorial takes you straight into blues, reggae, soul, jazz or whatever your music tastes are.

The Saxmonica has the sweetest saxophone style sound. It can be played very quietly or comes with huge volume. It has the sexiest, meanest sax growl and a dynamic range of amazing tones. It plays beautifully with a range of acoustic instruments, from guitars to bongos.

It can easily be amplified to hold its own with all electric instruments. It's sound range is massive.

As the Saxmonica is a fully acoustic instrument it really allows the musician to feel what he/she is playing.This feeling has great impact on the musician as you feel the soul when you play.This feeling allows you to present a sound that really does mirror your emotions when you play. 

It is super exciting when everything flows. Your fingers, breathing, vocal expressions come together with the beat, becoming one of the great feelings in life. 

As a musician you are always searching for that spine shivering sense. The Saxmonica allows you to feel like a rockstar in your garage jamming to beats. When you get that feeling you just want more of it. 


                                            Features

The significant design features of the Saxmonica is its size. It is a two peice unit that easily fits into your pocket therefore it is extremely easy to carry. It is unbreakable and never needs servicing. It has interchangeable reed and ligature (clamp that holds reed in place) giving it a huge range of different tones.

Due to its unbreakable construction the Saxmonica can be played in the icy mountains of the Himalayas or the sand dunes of the Sahara.

                      Saxmonica as a Training Instrument

A further significant aspect to the Saxmonica is as a start out instrument for young aspiring wind instrument players. The characteristics of the Saxmonica make it an ideal instrument for anyone wishing to progress in playing wind instruments. 

Young people often struggle with full size instruments due to the size, the weight and hand spacing. Their fingers can't reach the keys making it very hard to get good solid tone along with the weight and general awkwardness of a full size instrument therefore hampering their progression. 

The Saxmonica has very similar characteristics to a full size saxophone as the basic hand position and fingering is identical to clarinets, saxophones and flutes.  

The saxmonica will allow a student to master their breathing and basic fingering which is absolutely vital to playing a full size saxophone. 

Further to this it is unbreakable therefore reducing the damage and servicing cost that are relevant to maintaining a full size saxophone, clarinet or flute.

This is also an ideal instrument for professional musicians to keep their embouchure (mouth muscles) in good order if they are on holiday and can't take their full size instruments with them.    

                           Why we are on Kickstarter

As a genuinely new and innovative musical instrument we felt that Kickstarter  is the obvious choice for a product launch.  We are a New Zealand based startup and are looking to raise funding to help establish this product internationally.

 Creators Quote  

As the inventor/creator of the Saxmonica I have spent many, many hours in my garage testing and fine tuning this instrument and developing a tutorial to cover all aspects of learning it.

My musical ability at the start was very limited but during the development process I have gained a significant knowledge of music This instrument has allowed me to pursue a musical dream later in life and I have tried to convey all of this practical approach to my own leanings into the tutorial I have produced.

          FB                                  https://www.facebook.com/saxmonica/?ref=bookmarks 

          Youtube                        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLPtAaZqSEY92h...

          Instagram                     https://www.instagram.com/saxmonica.music/

 Team Saxmonica

                        Nick Millington       Creator and the push behind the idea.

                        Orian Bartov.           The man behind the music composition.

                        Rio Millington          The social media advisor. 

                        Bronwyn  Hill           The behind the scenes energy.                   

For our backers

As a backer you will very shortly become the proud owner of a Saxmonica.

If you currently have no real musical ability and you choose to really learn this instrument I can genuinely say this has the potential to change a dimension of your life.

I genuinely wish you well and hope that your musical experience is as good as mine.

It rocks. We appreciate your support.


Risks and challenges

After a successful launch of the Generation 1 Saxmonica last year we took on a lot of risks and challenges .
This has put us in a very good position to complete this campaign.

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    The Original Saxmonica. The coolest mini saxophone on the market. This comes with a bag and reeds. Take an easy path into making some very cool sounds. Download the app and jam over our backing tracks, beats and watch the tutorials. This rocks. Its a life changer when you crack it. Get everything sounding great and step up to Generation 2.

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    Generation 2 Saxmonica consists of mouth piece and reeds, Saxmonica neck and 3 lower tubes giving you a comprehensive sound making system that will be with you for life. Full access to the Saxmonica app gives you a very easy path way into a musical life. Take the time to master this cool little instrument and you look at spare time in a magical new way. You are a musician. That says it all.

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    These are Kickstarter Custom colour blinged out Saxmonicas. Consists of 1 neck and mouth piece, three lower tubes, reeds, carry bag and free app download. Make yourself stand out with a beautifully presented custom Saxmonica.
    Play over almost all the keys and make great sounds for the rest of your life. Learn the Saxmonica and give your spare time a new dimension.
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    A beautiful carbon fibre Generation 2 Saxmonica. Painted in composite paint with a super tough finish this Saxmonica is looking and sounding great for the rest of your life. Cut and polish to keep in pristine condition. Consists of 1 neck and mouth piece, three lower tubes, reeds, carry bag and free app download.
    This will make you stand out in a crowd. Beautiful to look at, great to listen to, awesome to play .
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