This New Instrument Reimagines the Infamous Talkbox

Bosko Kante is a grammy-winning artist, producer and most recently, innovator. He and his wife Maya Kante co-founded Electrospit and co-created the ESX-1, a tubeless talkbox designed to liberate an artistic expression with mobility, style, freedom and innovation.

The traditional talkbox is to thank for the famous hook that rises and falls like west coast hills at the beginning of 2pac and Dre’s “California Love.” But talkboxes have always been clunky, intrusive DIY-instruments, extremely impractical to play on stage until Electrospit exploded on Kickstarter, tripling its goal of $40,000.

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“With a traditional talkbox,” Bosko says, “You have a synthesizer that you connect to an amp that you connect to a speaker that goes through a tube that goes into your mouth that makes it hard to talk. With the Electrospit mobile talkbox [ESX-1], we’ve combined all of those pieces into one unit.”

Looking at the two side by side is kind of like comparing beats headphones to a catheter.

Traditional talkbox

David Guetta, Bruno Mars and more are playing with Electrospit’s ESX-1, and you can too without having to shove a tube in your mouth that you bought on Amazon. Play it in the studio, play it in your house, play it in church, Maya Kante says.

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