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6 May 2018

Review: the Dualo du-touch S, a controller, synthesizer and sequencer in one!

6 May 2018
producer/hardware The new model of the Dualo the Dualo du-touch S is a controller, synthesizer and sequencer in one. The instrument looks a bit like a futuristic accordion and with its small size it is easy to carry. Read more at Inside Audio!


The new model of the Dualo the Dualo du-touch S is a controller, synthesizer and sequencer in one. The instrument looks a bit like a futuristic accordion and with its small size it is easy to carry. It is a very versatile instrument and for beginners this is a very accessible instrument because the scales and chords are represented by simple geometric shapes.

The Dualo du-touch S

  • Has a playing time of 8 hours uninterrupted
  • Has 52 touch-sensitive drum pads with LED lighting
  • Weighs no more than 600 grams
  • Can be used as midi output

How does it work?

The Dualo du-touch S is played with the 26 drum pads on each side (52 in total) that can be operated as a controller, synthesizer or sequencer. On the top of the instrument is a sound button to choose from different types of instruments and a settings button with which you can set up almost anything. At the front of the instrument there is a music button with which you can conveniently create and select loops and a scroll bar (sensor) with which you can adjust the volume by swiping up and down.


The 52 drum pads are all lit and by selecting a color with the drum pads you can choose what you want to do with the next loop. If the drum pad turns green, the loop you play just plays, select orange, then you turn off the loop, in red you record a loop and with white you empty the selection.

Accessible

The instrument is tuned to the chromatic scale and can play up to three octaves. For beginners, this is a very accessible instrument because the scales and chords are represented by simple geometric shapes.

First experience

The instrument looks simplistic and cool, especially the lighting of the touchpads and the innovative scrollbar to adjust the volume are very noticeable. The Dualo du-touch S comes with a concise manual, however, this manual is more than sufficient to control the instrument in minutes. The Dualo is standard equipped with more than enough instrument packs to create every kind of music on the spot.

Finally

The Dualo du-touch S is an ideal tool for novice or advanced musicians and musicians who want to be inspired. Due to the low weight and small size, the Dualo is easy to carry.

Watch the video below of a Dualo in use


Recap

  • Pros

    Multifunctional and versatile for its small size

  • Cons

    There are no speakers integrated

  • Price

    €479,-

  • Website

    dualo.org/product/du-touch-s/

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