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All the percussion in one, acoustic and nomadic instrument... KeyTam is a melodic percussion with an infinity possibilities of sounds !
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Meet KeyTam

The ultimate instrument for all percussionists

Keytam was designed by a music enthusiast, a "maker" of instruments. It was born on the basis of a frustration, a visceral need for universal expression, the need to produce : 

  • sounds that carry all music, 
  • a melodic percussion instrument, 
  • an acoustic instrument, to do everything, 
  • an instrument to take with you in all circumstances. 

KeyTam, the "Swiss army knife" of sounds...

Playing percussion often requires the use of many instruments in order to vary the sound stamps, the grooves. KeyTam is a percussion with :

The neck to modulate the sound of the skin on 1.5 octaves from 30Hz! We can now venture on melodic games or surprising wha wha effects. 

The snare drum switch brings colors reminiscent of the battery.  

Jingles with a blocking system :

The snare drum switch, magnets, vibrato stick, all coupled to a 1.5-octave modulating skin tension controller, allow infinite combinations with 30Hz deep bass sounds (normally dedicated to large instruments). Sculpt your sound to your liking, to the infinite !

Transpose your playing techniques. Choose a note, block the command and play with 2 hands or 2 sticks like darboukas, pandeiros, bodhrans ...

KeyTam, nomadic & intuitif 

Very handy with its handle designed for a comfortable grip and optimum. Easily transportable in its custom-made cover. KeyTam was designed to come with you everywhere you go !

It was also designed to be played intuitively, with you band or alone... By playing on the skin tension with the joystick, play bass melodies simultaneously to the percussion sounds. 


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Testimonials


 Learning

Jogadoc is a partner of MusiVe, a french social network dedicated to the collaborative learning of music, which enable musicians to pass on their musical know-how in the form of remote digital workshops.

Two teaching modules will be available after the campaign : "discovery" module (subscription cost 87€) and a  "confirmed" module (subscription cost 187€). The entire training, available by the end of 2019, will represent between 60 and 80 demonstration videos and exercises.

You can purchase your MusiVe training modules through the rewards at a special price...

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Crowdfunding

We're launching KeyTam on Kickstarter because we think it is a great way to launch our product on the market. It will enable us to collect pre-orders and to finance our production. Our goal is to pre-sale a minimum of 50 units, and a maximum of 200 units of our instrument. 

More than just financing a pre-production, it is a great way to connect with this huge community of early adopters, innovators, and music lovers. One of the best parts of crowdfunding is the ability to connect directly with people who believe in our vision and want to participate in realizing it. We are really excited to share this project with you all and to see what you are going to do with KeyTam because the possibilities are infinite !


Technicals specifications

  • Body diameter: 40cm
  • Length with the handle: 70 cm
  • Total weight: 3kg or less

We feel we are responsible for how KeyTam will be produced. We are in a process of continuous improvement of our processes in order to reach the final goal of a product produced without waste, in an acceptable energy equilibrium and in the respect of the human being. This model is made of wood in commonly used species. The strapping in contact with the skin is made of aluminum and all plastic parts are made of biologically sourced and biodegradable plastic. As such, this first model consists of PLA via 3D printing.

Respecting the environment with biosourced plastics is particularly important. Like a violin, the KeyTam can not be exposed to intense heat or prolonged humidity.


Product development and values

JOGADOC is a company that develops innovative musical instruments. KeyTam is the first instrument of, hopefully, a long series that will emerge in the years to come. JOGADOC is strongly anchored in an eco responsible and citizen approach and takes under its responsibility the consequences of the production of KeyTam.

After 5 years of research, partnerships, support from the European Union, an incubator, 2 designers (Echele1), a research engineer,  KeyTam has just passed the functional prototype phase and has been validated by a commission of 10 professionals (manufacturers, instrument vendors, distributors, professional and amateur musicians).

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prorotype imprimé 3d
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prototype keytam

KeyTam is now entering its production phase. This crowdfunding is for us the opportunity to measure, evaluate and finance part of the production tools (aluminum foundry molds, machining jigs, machines, biobased plastic injection molds. We have several options available to us and are directly dependent on your orders. To know volumes of 10aines, 100 or 1000iers have absolutely not the same ones

Because we want to keep control of our production to limit the inconvenience of delays and dead ends, we guarantee you the delivery time, we have chosen a first series of 200 units.

The wooden parts are machined with a digital machine with 2 partners (MCO Montpellier, ARESAT Bezier),

  • the plastic parts are printed by us with our machines developed by 3D Modular Systems. These parts will be made of PLA. All the printed parts have already been studied in order to support them mechanically. Like a violin, KeyTam can not be exposed to significant heat at 40 ° C.
  • The assembly operations will be carried out by the ARESAT network in languedoc roussillon.

A higher demand commits us to significant investments. 3D printing must make way for injection molds that are very expensive and time-consuming to manufacture.

This campaign allows us to measure the reception of the public. We will also be at the Musikmesse International Fair in Frankfurt and Musicora in Paris to also measure the reception of sales professionals.

We prefer to announce a delivery at the end of 2020 to allow us to organize the production.


Timeline 

  •  May - June : Design Office for the start of production (matching according to production choices)
  •  June-July : industrial partnerships
  •  September : start of production and assemblies
  •  December : start of shipments

Inventor

Guillaume Toutain is a musician, passionate and inventive. He has been designing and selling rhythmic and melodic instruments for twenty years. 

He began to build "conventional" instruments for him, after a decisive encounter with Carlo Rizzo, he focuses on a first version, the melodic tambourine that he made and sold to percussionists in more than 10 country. Among them: Glen Velez, Cyril Atef, Nicolas Leroy, Ben Grossman, Checco Pallone, Bernard Mondoloni, Dominique Molard, Lionel Teissier, Ganesh Anandan, Thomas Ostrowiesci ...

Thanks to his initial training in orthopedics, his instruments are ergonomic, with a robust mechanics, made to be solicited in time. He is the founder and manager of SAS JOGADOC, which markets the instrument.

Credits


Découvrez KeyTam

L'instrument ultime pour tous les percussionnistes

KeyTam a été conçu par un amateur de musique, un "maker" d'instruments. Il est né sur la base d'une frustration, d'un besoin viscéral d'expression universelle, du besoin de produire:

  • des sons qui portent toute la musique
  • un instrument de percussion mélodique
  • un instrument acoustique, pour tout faire
  • un instrument à emporter avec soi en toutes circonstances. 

KeyTam, le "couteau suisse" du son...

Jouer de la percussion nécessite souvent l'utilisation de nombreux instruments afin de faire varier les timbres sonores, les grooves. KeyTam est une percussion avec :

Le manche permet de moduler le son de la peau sur 1,5 octave à partir de 30Hz ! Vous pouvez ainsi vous aventurer dans des jeux mélodiques ou dans des effets surprenants.

Le commutateur de caisse claire apporte des couleurs rappelant la batterie.

Les cymbales avec un système de blocage :

Le commutateur de caisse claire, les aimants, le bâton de vibrato, le tout couplé à un contrôleur de tension de peau modulant 1,5 octave, permettent des combinaisons infinies avec des sons de basses profondes à 30Hz (normalement destinées aux grands instruments). Sculptez votre son à votre goût, à l'infini !

Transposez vos techniques de jeu. Choisissez une note, bloquez la commande et jouez avec 2 mains ou 2 bâtons tels que darboukas, pandeiros, bodhrans ...

KeyTam, nomade & intuitif 

Très pratique avec sa poignée conçue pour une prise en main confortable et optimale. Facilement transportable dans sa housse sur mesure. KeyTam a été conçu pour vous accompagner partout où vous allez !

Il a également été conçu pour être joué intuitivement, avec votre groupe ou seul... En jouant sur la tension de la peau avec le joystick, jouez des mélodies de basses simultanément aux sons de percussion.


KeyTam en action

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Témoignages

Apprentissage

Jogadoc est partenaire de MusiVe, un réseau social français dédié à l'apprentissage collaboratif de la musique, qui permet aux musiciens de transmettre leur savoir-faire musical sous forme d'ateliers numériques à distance.

Deux modules d’enseignement seront disponibles après la campagne : un module "découverte" et un module "confirmé". L'ensemble de la formation, disponible fin 2019, représentera entre 60 et 80 vidéos et exercices de démonstration.

Vous pouvez acheter vos modules de formation MusiVe par le biais des récompenses à un prix spécial ...

Contreparties

Financement participatif

Nous lançons KeyTam sur Kickstarter parce que nous pensons que c'est un excellent moyen de lancer notre produit sur le marché. Cela nous permettra de collecter les précommandes et de financer notre production. Notre objectif est de pré-vendre de 50 à 200 instruments.

Plus que le financement d’une préproduction, c’est un excellent moyen de nouer des liens avec cette immense communauté "d'early adopters", d’innovateurs et de mélomanes. L'un des meilleurs aspects du financement participatif est la capacité de communiquer directement avec des personnes qui croient en notre vision et veulent participer à sa réalisation. Nous sommes très heureux de partager ce projet avec vous tous et de voir ce que vous allez faire avec KeyTam car les possibilités sont infinies !


Spécifications techniques

  • Diamètre du corps : 40cm
  • Longueur avec la poignée : 70 cm
  • Poids total : 3 kg ou moins

Nous nous estimons responsable de la manière dont sera produit le KeyTam. Nous sommes dans une démarche d'amélioration permanente de nos process afin d'atteindre le but final d'un instrument produit sans déchet, dans un équilibre énergétique acceptable et dans le respect des hommes. Ce modèle est conçu en bois dans des essences couramment utilisées. Le cerclage en contact contre la peau est en aluminium et toutes les pièces en plastique sont en plastique bio sourcé et biodégradable. A ce titre ce premier modèle  est constitué de PLA via impression 3D. 

Respecter l'environnement avec des plastiques biosourcés rime avec attention particulière. Comme un violon, le KeyTam ne peut être exposé aux chaleurs intenses ou de façon prolongée à l'humidité.


Développement de produits et valeurs

JOGADOC est une société qui développe des instruments de musique innovants. KeyTam est le premier instrument d’une longue série qui devrait voir le jour dans les années à venir. JOGADOC est fortement ancré dans une démarche citoyenne et responsable et assume les conséquences de la production de KeyTam.

Après 5 ans de recherche, de partenariats, de soutien de l’Union européenne, un incubateur, 2 designers (société Echelle1), un ingénieur de recherche, KeyTam vient de passer la phase de prototype fonctionnel et a été validé par une commission de 10 professionnels (fabricants, vendeurs d’instruments, distributeurs, musiciens professionnels et amateurs).

Photos prototypes

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Prototype Imprimé 3d
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Prototype Imprimé 3d
KeyTam bois 01
KeyTam bois 01

KeyTam entre maintenant dans sa phase de production. Ce financement participatif est pour nous l’occasion de mesurer, d’évaluer et de financer une partie des outils de production (moules de fonderie en aluminium, gabarits d’usinage, machines, moules d’injection plastique biosourcés. Nous disposons de plusieurs options qui dépendent directement de vos commandes. À savoir les volumes de dizaines, centaines ou milliers n'ont absolument pas les mêmes conséquences : en effet nous souhaitons garantir le délai de livraison par une production maitrisée. Nous avons donc fait le choix d'une première série limitée à 200 unités. 

  • Les pièces en bois (corps et manche) sont usinées avec une machine numérique chez nos 2 partenaires (MCO Montpellier, ARESAT Béziers).
  • Les pièces plastiques sont imprimées par nos soins avec nos machines développées par 3D Modular Systems. Ces pièces seront réalisées en PLA (plastique biosourcé à base d'amidon de maïs). Toutes les pièces imprimées ont été étudiées afin de supporter mécaniquement les efforts mécaniques. A l'instar d'un violon, le KeyTam ne pourra être exposé à des températures supérieures à 40°c ou une exposition prolongée dans un milieu humide. 
  • Les opérations d'assemblage seront réalisées par le réseau ARESAT en Occitanie.

Une demande supérieure nous engage à des investissements importants. L'impression 3D doit faire place à des moules d'injection très onéreux et longs à fabriquer (délais moyens supérieurs à 6 mois avant de commencer à produire la première pièce). 

Cette campagne nous permet de mesurer l'accueil du public. Nous serons aussi présent au salon international Musikmesse de Francfort et Musicora de Paris afin de mesurer aussi l'accueil des professionnels de la vente. 

Chronologie

  •  Mai - juin : Bureau d'études pour le début de la production (adaptation selon les choix de production)
  •  Juin-juillet : partenariats industriels
  •  Septembre : mise en production et assemblage
  •  Décembre : début des livraisons

Inventeur

Guillaume Toutain est un musicien passionné et inventif. Il conçoit et vend des instruments rythmiques et mélodiques depuis vingt ans.

Après une rencontre décisive avec Carlo Rizzo, il commence à construire des instruments "classiques". Il se concentre sur une première version, le tambourin mélodique qu'il a fabriqué et vendu à des percussionnistes dans plus de 10 pays. Parmi eux: Glen Velez, Cyril Atef, Nicolas Leroy, Ben Grossman, Checco Pallone, Bernard Mondoloni, Dominique Molard, Lionel Teissier, Ganesh Anandan, Thomas Ostrowiesci ...

Grâce à sa formation initiale en orthopédie, ses instruments sont ergonomiques, avec une mécanique robuste, conçue pour être sollicitée dans le temps. Il est le fondateur et le gérant de SAS JOGADOC qui commercialise le KeyTam.

Crédits

Risks and challenges

After producing and delivering one first instrument, we know that any hardware project is a challenge ! So we know that producing and shipping KeyTam out into the world won't be easy. That is why we have spent considerable time assessing the potential risks. Through understanding these processes we have in planned a strategy to keep the project on time, that is also why we decided to limit the number of units we can deliver through this campaign to 200 units. This way, we are confident that we will deliver KeyTam on time.

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