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Dylan ChenfeldBy Dylan Chenfeld
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Dylan ChenfeldBy Dylan Chenfeld
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$1,738
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47
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 9 2018 4:05 PM UTC +00:00

About

My name is Dylan Chenfeld from New York City. 

As a touring musician, I’ve observed the challenges using backing tracks and how complex, expensive and volatile they can be.  

I’ve spent the past two years working to find a way to make backing tracks more user-friendly and accessible to performing musicians. I am now ready to roll out the Backtrack Box, a low-cost, simple consumer audio tool that will provide great benefits to musicians. With your help, I can get this groundbreaking new product to musicians around the world.

The Backtrack Box is the first and only product that simplifies the use of live backing tracks by replacing multiple units with a single, small device. The Backtrack Box runs on phantom power from an XLR, requires no batteries, and can play audio from any source.  It is an elegant solution that will enhance your live performance.

The Backtrack Box has been used by numerous bands including Blonder, Rebounder, Future Generations and Nekokat.

Signal Flow graphic
Signal Flow graphic

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The Building Process

one of the first prototypes
one of the first prototypes

Every Backtrack Box is hand built in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  

Prototype with initial sketch
Prototype with initial sketch
The first run of boards, ready for enclosures!
The first run of boards, ready for enclosures!

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How it Works:

Unlike traditional backing tracks rigs, the Backtrack Box takes audio from any source and splits the  L/R signal into two distinct outputs.  The audio on the left ear is split, sent to the XLR output and becomes the live tracks. The audio on the right ear is split, and becomes the guide or click track, its sent to the 1/4th out ‘CUE OUT’.    

The drummer or controller of the tracks utilizes an isolated control that can raise the volume of the guide or click track without raising the volume of the backing tracks being sent to the XLR output.    

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Where You Come In:

I am just about ready to come to market with The Backtrack Box, but I need your help to get to the finish line. With your contribution, I can produce The Backtrack in quantities that will make it affordable so that anyone who wants one will be able to get one. 

I have the following production costs:               

  •       Buying and painting enclosures.            
  •       Printing custom circuit boards.           
  •       Buying all the components required to assemble a unit.

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Production and Fulfillment Plan:  

I have just started the manufacturing process of a very limited first run of Backtrack Boxes. Once we determine the quantity that I will manufacture, I will have the product in approximately two weeks. 

 This campaign will effectively serve as a pre-order for the devices, as this is the first time and place they have been available for sale. With any pledge of $100 a device will be sent to you.

Final Production Backtrack Box !
Final Production Backtrack Box !
Another picture of the Final Production Backtrack Box!
Another picture of the Final Production Backtrack Box!

Risks and challenges

I have been a musician my entire life, and a touring musician for the past four years. I believe I can create this product, because I'm the target demographic for it.

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                limited edition The Backtrack Box shirt (printed in Brooklyn), available sizes S-XL.

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    Limited edition The Backtrack Box shirt and tote bag (printed in Brooklyn). 

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    receive a singe Backtrack Box. The first ever run of a breakthrough live product. 

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     receive a singe Backtrack Box, as well as a shirt and tote bag. I really recommend this package.

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