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Episode from the podcastJust the Beginning

Finding Your Voice

Released Thursday, 7th February 2019
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What does it mean to sound more like yourself?
Voice teacher Daisy Press guides us through some pretty unusual vocal exercises.

Maya and Bosco Kante are the founders of ElectroSpit, a family business devoted to helping people sing like robots. They tell us how an ungainly vintage instrument and a disappointing performance with Kanye West inspired them to create it.

As a teenager, people told Ionnalee that she had a good voice… for singing backup. She started the mysterious Iamamiwhoami project to find her artistic edge and reconnect with the way she sang as child.

What would an AI want to sing about? Botnik Studios uses predictive text to create new creative works. Hear a preview of The Songularity, their forthcoming album of computer-aided pop songs.

Daisy Press does a voice lesson with our coworker Maura Lynch, who sings in the indie rock band Blush. Can Maura add some vocal pizzazz to her favorite Karaoke song?

Music in this episode


Bosko Kante

Botnik Studios’ The Songularity


Find a full transcript with photos here.