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Dualo – The new musical instrument for all

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Discovered on 2016-04-15

Experience the joy of creating your own music with one intuitive & stand alone and mobile instrument. Play and compose whatever you want, wherever you want. The du-touch S is a mix between a traditionnal instrument and a launchpad, with an integrated looper-sequencer. It allows you to build your own songs with different tracks without a computer. Its interface is made both for exigeant musicians and beginners with no musical background. Thanks to its small size and weight , powered by a 8-hour battery, you can compose wherever and whenever you want.
Since 2011, The Dualo Team, based in Paris and composed of musician engineers, is working on a new approach of music. Based on “the dualo principle”, the du-touch’s double keyboard gathers notes that sound good together, arranged next to each other. It is easy to play and learn. It is now internationally recognized as one of the most intelligent layouts of keys!

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Dario Guarniasco
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guys, I tried to contact you to tell you that i received my dualo but one piece is broken..
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
It's working now :-) Sorry for the inconvenience.
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
Hi There, sorry for this, we just wake up and we are working on the problem. Bruno.
Paul Richmond
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I can't reach the dualo.ord site either. Chrome reports a database connection error.
Andrew Fleisher
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Am I the only one not able to reach the website to download the software or view the tutorials now that my Dualo-s' have finally been delivered today? Severely disappointed to be receiving a database error when I try to reach the site tonight :-(
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
@Kat
Hi, we have sent a few emails to everyone asking for the confirmation of the postal address. We have not received your answer yet, but as now there is only a very few people who never confirmed, we have decided to trust the address filled inside Kickstarter and the last overseas shipping will start today (Wednesday). It seems maybe overkilled, but on hundreds of shipping, we have suffer only a very few redeliveries.
Kat Trabert
Review from Kickstarter
Still waiting here in the US for my two dualo's???
Philipp Leutenegger
Review from Kickstarter
@Max
I see it exactly like Andy. It is a lot of fun to discover the settings, the Dualo has everything. The dualo layout is the best for me, but it takes a little practice until you can play without thinking. Is still with me also in Progres. In the videos are mentioned all possible settings. However in part a bit too fast and one must take time to try it on the Dualo. The only thing I have not yet realized is, the chords are playing with both hands. Also left and right hand together. But I just have to practice a little bit more ;-) I think, until you can make such cool songs, as in the current Du-Touch S videos, can be a few training hours are given.
Nevertheless, I can make a clear recommendation, because it is simply fun to play with.
My first jam session with my friends witch have a hang-drum and a gittare, I will have this Friday :-)
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
@andy, thank you for you review. Don't forget to send us video on youtube :) @olivia, we refunded you last year as you asked us.
Olivia
Review from Kickstarter
Could you confirm if mine has been shipped to nz
Max Steenbrink
Review from Kickstarter
@Andy
Thank you very much for your review Andy, I can happily confirm that it is delivered to a pickup station in my town today, so tomorrow's gonna be the big day for me, super excited! Thanks also for the advise on Audacity, I'm gonna check it out. I'd love to work with samples, either from existing songs or my piano. Cheers! Max
Andy
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@Max:
No review, but a short first Feedback: It is exactly like i pictured it to be watching all the Videos (over and over again :) ). Yet, do not judge it by your first hours of use - thats YOUr and not the Dualo's fault (LOL). You understand what i mean after a few days of using it yourself.
Simply watch the Tutorials again, things get clear pretty quick.
Setting controls is very well solved and easy to understand. Some understanding in music is needed to master the deepest settings though (but use Youtube to get most answers quick and easy).
Yet, it will be a long way before you master it like our friends from Dualo do in their Videos. Rest assure. To me, that's a good thing though, because i want to have fun with it for a very looong time, a longer learning curve keeps me motivated.
The Keyboard Layout too first has to become your second nature, which will take you time to get used to it. Yet, i think, after a while it is rather intuitive. If not for you, there a multiple Keyboard Layouts you can choose from in the settings. I like Dualo's Layout the most, even so i learned to play the Organ decades ago.
Also understanding and learning to use all those little tricks and tweaks to manipulate the sounds will take you time. When you download some of the du-musics from du-sound.org, you will realise the du-sounds most of the time do not instantly sound like you know them from the videos. I assume it is because the settings of each loop are not saved and you have to add them yourself.
If you want to create your own du-sounds (like i do for acapella vocals) i can recommend "Audacity". Its a free Software, but it is absolutely enough you can do with it. Cut music into small pieces and even manipulate their sound. Save them as .wav and upload to you dualo (du-station too is easy to understand and to use).
Summary: It is SOOOOOOO MUCH FUN to play with it and you can look forward to your Dualo du-touch S.
Max Steenbrink
Review from Kickstarter
Are there already independent reviews of the Dualo S, or maybe hands-on by backers who already received their Dualo. Still haven't received mine, but I'm dying to experience what it's like.
Andy
Review from Kickstarter
OMG - i got my Dualo du-touch S today. X-Mas in August. Works fine for the start. Was able to update the Software, now lets see if i can learn how to use it and hopefully master it one day.
Finally my own hands on my own Dualo feels soooooo good.
What a relief.
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
@floriano :
We like :
https://www.partybag.it/en/products/partybag-mini/
http://fr.jbl.com/enceintes-et-stations-bluetooth/ (the Xtreme is quite good to play outisde for 15 people).
Floriano Lapolla
Review from Kickstarter
Hi ,
I'm looking for a portable speaker for using it with the dualo S once it will arrive.
I read in the Bose Soundlink Revolve FAQ that this speaker is not the ideal one for playing audio of a movie because the sync "may be compromised due to various signal processing technologies implemented in the speakers."
I just don't want to spend money for a speaker that has delays... So, anyone had some good experience with some portable speakers under 2 kilos?
It's better to buy a speaker designed for musicians (ik iloud , roland cube lite) or a good Bluetooth speaker (with aux input) suits as well as the others? Thanks,
Floriano
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
@cynthia For all support demands, please send us a support request through our website https://dualo.org/support/#ask_for_help
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
@didier oui il faut aller dans le menu "du-touch" de ta du-station
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
@Mattias: For all support demands, please send us a support request through our website https://dualo.org/support/#ask_for_help .
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
@Didier : Nous avons mis à jour le site internet en prévision d'un gros pic de charge. Cela a cassé l'accès au forum, nous le remettrons en place dès le début de la semaine.
Mattias Sjöstrand
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Got my Dualo Du-Touch S two Days ago and the touch Surface seems to be broken. When i touch the soundwave symbol on the left Nothing happens so i can only play the start up drumsounds. The tuning fork meny seems to work. Updating, resetting and restoring factory settings does not help.
didier philippe
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j'ai trouvé la réponse a ma question dans le logiciel du-station mais pourquoi le forum dualo est inaccessible ?
didier philippe
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Bonjour
j'ai reçu mon dualo et je m'amuse bien avec mais a force de tout toucher j'ai bouger pas mal de paramètres. Est il possible de réinitialiser les paramètres d'usine?
Cynthia
Review from Kickstarter
Hey I received my blue du touch s yesterday. I was super surprised I got it yesterday since I received an email that it might be delivered later than expected. Really happy I got it. Only thing was that it didn't seem to power on at first so I tried charging it for a while, but still wouldn't turn on so I pushed the reset button ,et voila, it came to life! Had some fun with it yesterday, looking at some sound and settings and can't wait to play with it more!
Arnaud
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Re bonjour, finalement, il a démarré après que j'ai appuyé sur quelque-chose derrière l'étiquette noire à l'arrière.
Du coup, j'ai pu tester un peu et c'est franchement chouette ! Pas pu le lâcher avant 1h du matin cette nuit. Bravo encore pour ce fabuleux instrument
Arnaud
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Bonjour,
Reçu le Dualo aujourd'hui mais pas encore eu l'occasion de le tester.
Est-ce normal que rien ne s'allume quand je le mets charger ?
Cela fait 10 minutes qu'il charge et je ne vois toujours rien et il ne s'allume pas non plus quand j'appuie sur le bouton en dessous.
J'ai bien peur qu'il y ait un soucis mais sait-on jamais que j'aie juste mal compris ce qu'il se passe quand il recharge. Merci,
Arnaud.
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
@Mr Clem et les autres, en effet je ne sais pas si parmi vous vous avez déjà testé les pads mais il y a un certain touché à avoir pour taper proprement. Il faut taper franchement au début. Je vous conseille de jouer en sensibilité "STANDARD" afin que vous sentiez bien la courbe de vélocité. Le touché du dualo ressemble plus à une percussion. Votre doigt taper les pads, pas les caresser ou les effleurer. Plus vous allez jouer plus vous allez comprendre les nuances possibles en tapant :)
MrClem
Review from Kickstarter
reçu aujourd’hui et le temps passe vite quand on est dessus.
les touches sont un petit peu trop sensible. je ne sais pas si ça se règle. (par exemple, j'ai bcp de mal à obtenir un simple kick de la grosse caisse, ça double souvent. une idée ?
manu
Review from Kickstarter
Hello! Je l’ai reçu la semaine dernière comme prévu dans les différents sms/mails de livraison. Je l’ai juste essayé rapidement pour tester son fonctionnement. Mais comme c’est un cadeau, il attend maintenant son réel propriétaire! Merci la duteam. Je trouve les claviers vraiment agréables à utiliser. Fallait être patient mais ça me semble du très bon matos :)
Andy
Review from Kickstarter
SMS: delivery 20-28.07, than e-mail 20-31.07 and today, 25.07., another email with another delay now until "lastest 09.08."
I am SOOOOO sick of any further delay and i am SOOOOO pissed about the way they handle this. Shit happened again and again it looks like a cover-up.
"The production rate had to slow down a bit and we had to train new operators so the production keep going."
So you found out today about this? Tell your Grand-ma
Sorry, my time of patience is definitely over.
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
@Mark since the 21th the carrier is trying to deliver your du-touch but nobody is tt the address. Please check your email in a few minutes, I will send you once again your tracking number.
Mark Korte
Review from Kickstarter
soooo...... the strap came today....but only the strap...nothing else....just the useless strap with nothing to connect it to...like the actual product�
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
@Orak75 : L'explication de Guillaume Lazar est exacte. On dit qu'une latence de 20ms est la limite pratique à partir de laquelle généralement un humain ne supporte plus de jouer. Mais en réalité, un musicien aguerri le sent à partir de 5-7ms. Pour info, en dessous de 3ms ce n'est pas naturel, car il y a toujours une distance entre l'endroit de production du son (comme une rosace de guitare) et l'oreille du musicien, ce qui induit une latence naturelle (je vous laisse faire vos calculs distance/latence).
Il existe des exemples de système Bluetooth audio qui semblent fonctionner avec une latence autour de 20ms. Mais nous n'avons pas eu l'occasion de les tester longuement. Et quand bien même nous aurions trouvé une puce qui fonctionne vraiment bien et l'aurions intégré dans le du-touch, si la puce qui est dans l'enceinte est moyennement performante, alors ça ne fonctionnera pas, la latence du plus lent devenant la latence de tout le système. Ensuite, il faudrait aussi évoquer le jitter (irrégularité de la fréquence d'envoi), la perte de paquets, les perturbations de la bande passante à cause de plusieurs appareils BT dans le même espace, ... . Bref, on y est pas encore. D'ailleurs, si les systèmes audio HF pour la musique valent plusieurs centaines d'euros, (et même si ce n'est pas la même techno), c'est bien que ce n'est pas si simple... ;-)
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
@Jose Garcia: No it's not. In the Kickstarter price, we have integrated the amont that we will pay for customs and local taxes, and the extra charges by the carrier to take care of all the customs papers. So the price you see is ex-VAT, which means that the carrier will charge you for all the extra and customs charges before you can get your instrument in your hands. This is usually 10-20% of the ex-VAT price. For example, a carrier will charges around $20 USD or more to take care of the custom papers.
JOSE GARCIA
Review from Kickstarter
is this now 100€ cheaper on your website? Below is the price I saw today. dualo du-touch 399,17€ ex. VAT
Guillaume lazar
Review from Kickstarter
@Orak75: C'est écrit dans la FAQ du kickstarter (5eme question), pas de blutooth en audio. Tu peux te connecter à une enceinte portable mais via un cable jack. De tout maniere même si c'était possible ça n'aurait aucun sens avec une latence de 200ms ca serait désagréable à jouer. Le dualo c'est un instrument de musique, pas un simple lecteur de mp3 ou un décalage de 200ms importe peu. Pour ma part, j'attend toujours mon dualo blanc... :/
Orak75
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No Bluetooth Omagad o/
C'est vraiment l'ultra grosse déception de rajouter un adaptateur Bluetooth à 10€ pour une fonction qui devrait être de base sur ce type d'instrument Oo
Ça m'a trop blasé :(
Orak75
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Recu le mien aujourd'hui, il manquait la ceinture(super early bird), il est tres beau :) je me demande comment on fait certaines manip avec encore Mais Ca viendra j'espere. Je ne l'ai pas encore connecté pour faire la mise à jour.
question sur les photos ya marque USB midi Bluetooth.
Rassurez moi on peut bien mettre une enceinte en Bluetooth ? �
Henry
Review from Kickstarter
... Windows 10 64bits
Henry
Review from Kickstarter
Got it today! ... charged and now I tryto connect it on my computer ... till now, no luck! Still blocked on the error:
"USB Driver Nodu-touch was detected" ... and the du-touch S is powered ON
Super Kicker
Review from Kickstarter
What Mail Service do you use and will there be tracking of the package available? Cant wait... =)
Andy
Review from Kickstarter
@Dualo: Done.
Dualo
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Andy,
Can you send a message on our support form?
https://dualo.org/support/#ask_for_help
From now please only use this place to ask for support, as we will be able to track questions&answers more easily ;-)
Andy
Review from Kickstarter
Finding about Du-Station Software:
Now that the Dualo-S Keyboard Layout is available i updated the Du-Sation Software and switched the Keyboard Layout from L to S.
In the passt month waiting i already had prepared some du-sounds.
Now that i switched the Layout i realised, that always one of the Samples (when more than 5 Samples are in a du-sound) is not mapped to the Keyboard Layout of the S-Version.
So what i do is i delete all Samples and upload them again, then it works.
Anyone having the same? @Dualo: Maybe you can try yourself. Can you confirm my findings?
didier philippe
Review from Kickstarter
je viens de recevoir mon sms, livraison prévue entre le 17 et le 26 juillet 2017 :-)
Super Kicker
Review from Kickstarter
Great News! Looking forward to receive my 2 Dualos ����
Floriano Lapolla
Review from Kickstarter
Hi,
I'm very happy to see that we will have a perfect battery on our Dualo S!
I hope that you guys will attend a very big (and alcoholic) party this evening! I'm just popping a good beer to celebrate you all! I'm writing you just to advice that I don't have a cell phone, so I cannot reply to your SMS!
Can it be possible instead to send me a message via kickstarter or via email? Thanks,
Floriano
Andy
Review from Kickstarter
i mean, yes you said that before, but never with specific details. i like to be part of a campaign, being involved by being enthusiastic about the product and by being informed about the steps, hinders etc.
Well, I am VERY enthusiastic about the product.....
Andy
Review from Kickstarter
thanks for the clarification. btw: that's the stuff that should have been in the updates.