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This is the Dato DUO, an instrument for two. A gritty sounding synthesizer paired with a flashy sequencer. For kids aged 3 - 99 and up!
This is the Dato DUO, an instrument for two. A gritty sounding synthesizer paired with a flashy sequencer. For kids aged 3 - 99 and up!
This is the Dato DUO, an instrument for two. A gritty sounding synthesizer paired with a flashy sequencer. For kids aged 3 - 99 and up!
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October Update; a new prototype!

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Dear Backer,

Behold our new prototype:

Dato DUO October prototype
Dato DUO October prototype

Ain't she pretty? Our custom keypad and the blinking lights are working nicely together. No graphics on the face plate yet, but we're working on that.

We have been working very hard to get the Dev-Kits ready which we will be sending out half November, with a little delay. There are still bugs to work out for this prototype but we think it looks awesome and we are very happy with the result so far!

Dato DUO October prototype, top view
Dato DUO October prototype, top view

To get to this point we made our first little assembly line in our small space and we are still perfecting it. This is a whole new ball game for us but through trial and error we hope to get the production down to about half an hour for every DUO. So all the quality control will be happening indoors.

Toon assembling a DUO
Toon assembling a DUO

 

Stack of DUO pcb's.
Stack of DUO pcb's.

Then some more fun news; you will be able to play on a DUO at the ADE and the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven at Bizarre Sound Creatures, DDW Music and at Driving Dutch Design. Please let us know if you'd like to come. We’d love to meet you, but we will not be there all the time (the DUO will be waiting for you, though!)

Then the best news! David just became a father for the second time, we welcome Ludo as the fourth kid in the Dato family!

Thanks from Dato

Toon

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