Back on May 27th we interviewed Toon Welling about the DUO to find out more about the inspiration behind this synth for 2 and the challenges involved in making it a reality. You can read the interview and details about the DUO here.
Today, some 17 days later, Toon has been in touch to let us know the DUO has reached its goal and will be coming into the world soon.
Here’s what the thrilled Toon has told us:
We made it! We reached 100% our Kickstarter funding goal to bring the Dato DUO in production with a little under 2 weeks to go.
Dato DUO is an innovative synth for two by Dutch designers David and Toon. It is aimed at musicians and non-musicians of any age. It has two faces: a synthesizer side and a synth side. Two players collaborate in making music facing each other. The controls and functions have been designed so that the instrument is easily usable by non-musicians, too. For the more serious musician, the Dato DUO is equipped with sync in and outputs and MIDI IN/OUT.
Here's a VERY short video on the synth aspect of Dato DUO:
Dato has been visiting artists and letting them jam on the DUO prototype. Chris from Dutch producer duo Killing Skills says: “Constraints are actually really cool. They make you creative”. Videos will be posted on the Dato Music YouTube channel as they appear (http://dato.mu/yt).
The Dato DUO was selected Kickstarter project of the day on June 8th. We reached our funding goal of € 60000 (~$68000) in 15 days. The Kickstarter campaign will run until June 26th 23:00 CEST.
Kickstarter campaign is here: http://dato.mu/ks
Youtube channel: http://dato.mu/yt