Three years ago Ramon Mañas, the founder of Odisei Music moved to Berlin to study Song Writing. While living there, he started learning how to play the saxophone his cousin gave him. At that time he was sharing a flat with 2 other musicians and he started facing the first serious problem.
It's a loud instrument - so practicing late at night was impossible and practicing at other times was not easy because you disturb your family and neighbors. (Even if you are a superb PRO player).
One day his neighbours even called the police 👮♂🚨🚔 because he was playing the saxophone at 10 pm. Fortunately, nothing serious happened.
At that time however, he had no choice other than start practicing in different places like public parks. This was cool until the winter came.
On top of travelling a lot for business, he started facing a second problem.
Carrying the saxophone when travelling is very expensive and it is not convenient because it is a heavy instrument.
He started looking for solutions in the market to solve his problem and he found very few options 🤷♂.
The electronic saxophones he found where too big to carry them on a daily basis and the keys weren't feeling like playing a real saxophone.
At that point, he decided, together with his friend Guillem to start building the first real electronic Travel Sax prototype.
While developing Travel Sax we interviewed more than 50 different saxophone players and we noticed that all of them had the same two problems (noise and transportation). So, we set out design objectives.
1. Design the smallest and lightest electronic saxophone in the market.
2. Make sure that the position of the Keys and the pressure needed to play them where as similar as a conventional saxophone.
3. Create a user-friendly instrument that helps saxophone players practice without disturbing anyone.
4. Develop a smartphone app that helps you set practicing routines and teaches you cool saxophone concepts.
The reason why we chose Kickstarter is because we believe that sharing Travel Sax with this great community will help us reach many more saxophone players. We want you to become part of this project from the beginning, and feel part of the Travel Sax community. We are sure that Travel Sax will change the way Saxophoneplayers practice and it will help them improve much faster.
We have set our retail price at 499 €, approximately 50% more affordable compared to a basic saxophone.
To reward your support we have decided to offer these special discounts!
CHARITY TRAVEL SAX
Our mission at Odisei Music is to spread music all over the world. We love music and musicians and we believe that every single human being deserves the opportunity to have musical education. Unfortunately, there are people who can't afford it! To help , we will be giving away a Free Travel Sax to SONA ACCIÓ MUSICAL, when we reach our goal. This associacion is based in Barcelona and its mission is helping people who suffer from social exclusion to get free musical education.
They already have 3 saxophone students 💪🏻!
1) We will be limiting the number of Travel Sax's produced to 100 units now, so you will be one of the first 100 users worldwide to have a Travel Sax.
2) We will be personalizing your Travel Sax with your Name or a phrase you want to have on your Travel Sax (20 characters max.)
3) Limited Edition: all of the saxophones will be having a serial number. Each one different so they will be completely unique.
We are a team of musicians with engineering and business backgrounds that started Odisei Music to help Saxophone players learn their instruments faster and easier. Our love for music,hard work and your support will be the key to make Travel Sax a success.
Our registered Design® has been developed in Barcelona by our engineering team you just read about👆🏼.
Travel Sax will be manufactured at D-Factory in Barcelona, the biggest Digital Factory in Europe using the latest 3D Printing Technology.
HOW TO PERSONALIZE YOURS? Don't worry, we will contact you after the kickstarter campaign finishes and ask you what you want us to print on your Travel Sax (max. 20 characters).
UPS is the company that we will be working with to deliver your Travel Sax fast* and safe to your home. We have chosen them because they are the most reliable shipping company in Spain and they ship internationally.
* You will be receiving your Travel Sax in order of purchase - starting July 2019.
We love music just like you do, and this project means a lot to us. We have been working really hard for more than a year to get to the point where we are now and it makes us really proud to be able to share it with you. Your support is extremely important for us because it will help us make Travel Sax a reality and help many saxophone players navigate their daily challenges. We are extremely thankful for your support and trust.
See you soon! 😊🙏🏻
For the past months, our team has been working day and night to dial in the design, production and logistics. Our partnership with D-Factory, the largest 3D Printing Incubartor in Europe, will ensure the best quality control of the Travel Sax manufacturing.
We understand and acknowledge that no project comes without risk and challenges. Despite our planning, there are circumstances that may be out of our control. If we are met with these, we promise to communicate with full transparency to you.