August update: shipping the second batch
It’s been a long time since our last update, but in this case no news means good news. So far, we have sent about 200 of 240 Dato... Read more
June update: 100th DUO manufactured!
The first Dato DUO's are in backers' hands. We've seen some nice videos so far! Here is Hanna from Australia playing on the DUO for the first time with one... Read more
May update: production/shipping
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... Read more
April update: we started production!!
We started production!! We set up a pop up factory at the Central Museum of Utrecht, The Netherlands, were we spent the last two very productive days preparing... Read more
March update: a little delay (not the good kind)
Our workshop is getting fuller and fuller with stuff. Our woodworker has worked hard to get the wooden side plates finished and the logo has been screen printed... Read more
February update: video & good news!
The design of the DUO is done and production parts have been ordered. Here’s a quick video showing off the latest and final prototype.
The delay effect... Read more
December update: Merry christmas everyone!
Since our last update, we have been working hard on our production prototype.
The Dev Kit backers received their Dato DUO prototypes and had some play time with them. We... Read more
November update; dev kits shipped!
Great news! Today, we shipped the Dev Kits and DUO Acapella's to our backers. We feel really proud to get these out of the door and into the world.
We... Read more
October Update; a new prototype!
Behold our new 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... Read more
It’s time for another update, and we think you’ll love it! Last month, we showed you designs for our silicone keypad and the brains circuit boards. This month, we’re showing... Read more
It’s been a bit over a month since we successfully finished our Kickstarter campaign. After a short summer break we are back working full-time on the DUO. In this update,... Read more
€ 77,777 raised by 321 backers!
We did it! We raised € 77,777. And with ‘we’ we mean you and your 320 fellow backers as well. Thanks to you we can start producing Dato DUO’s... Read more
Open source, retail price and new videos!
First off, we left our prototype with some musicians over the last weeks, they tried the DUO in their setup. We were surprised by their results - it is wonderful... Read more
Fully funded! New articles, new videos, new rewards
We made it! A big thanks to all your pledges and support. We are very proud that, like us, so many people would like to see the Dato DUO turned... Read more
50% and Project of the Day
Only yesterday we hit the 100 backer mark. Today, we are featured as Kickstarter project of the day and we have hit another important... Read more
MIDI in and out on every Dato DUO
We received many requests for MIDI on the Dato DUO. The DUO already plays nicely with other gear like Volca's and Pocket Operators but we agree that just syncing isn't... Read more