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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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May update: production/shipping

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Another update from Dato headquarters. A lot has happened the last few weeks. Most notably: the first backers are receiving their long awaited Dato DUO's! We will tell a bit more about the shipping/production further down in this update.

Superbooth and MEFF already seem long ago. It was a great chance to meet fellow synthesizer makers and musicians and even a programmer who kindly helped us fix a software bug on the spot – thanks Valter! It was also nice to see the DUO as part of the Good Vibrations exhibition on synth history at the Musikinstrumenten-Museum Berlin.

Dato guerrilla marketing at Superbooth
Dato guerrilla marketing at Superbooth

 

Dato DUO in the Musikinstrumenten-Museum catalog
Dato DUO in the Musikinstrumenten-Museum catalog

After returning from Germany and Italy we went back to full-time production. The first Dato DUO's were sent to Kickstarter backers last week and we will keep sending more out every day. Transport to the parcel point happens in traditional Dutch fashion:

Cargo bike transportation of Dato DUO's
Cargo bike transportation of Dato DUO's

We will be sending the early bird DUO's first. They are sent via DHL, but in some cases your local postal service will deliver the package. After you have received an email with tracking code, the package may take about a week to arrive if you are within Europe, and two or three weeks if you are further away.

If you have received yours, please let us know about it in the comments.

In other news: we were kindly invited by Kickstarter to set up a booth at Sonar+D music/creativity/technology festival in Barcelona. We are proud that they have chosen our campaign to showcase the power of their crowdfunding platform. Please come say hi if you're in Barcelona between June 14 and 17.

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    1. Dato Creator on June 1

      @Reinout, Matthew & Garret: great to hear that they have reached you safely! Have fun jamming.

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      Garrett Hartzog on May 31

      Just received mine today. My son and I had a nice little jam session.

      Very satisfied with how it turned out.

    3. Matthew Dragon on May 24

      It's here! My daughters are about to play!

    4. Reinout Wolfert on May 22

      I've got mine (about a week now)! My daughter (3) and her friends (and her father) are enjoying the Dato Duo!

    5. Dato Creator on May 22

      @Matthew: if we can keep up this production schedule, early birds will be sent out before the end of June. All regular Dato DUO Kickstarter rewards should be sent by mid August.

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      Matthew on May 22

      I haven't gotten mine yet, but I can't wait! Is there any way for us to tell when ours will be shipped?