The dualo workflow

The dualo workflow

Musical instinct revealer

The dualo workflow

Musical instinct revealer

Three fundamental functions = three elementary buttons

Choosing a sound:
Change sound and preset in an instant without loading time.

Recording and managing loops:
Compose using the smart looper/sequencer.

Setting:
Make your adjustments simply and directly on the instrument.

Three fundamental functions = three elementary buttons

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    Choosing a sound:

    Change sound and preset in an instant without loading time.

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    Recording and managing loops:

    Compose using the smart looper/sequencer.

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    Setting:

    Make your adjustments simply and directly on the instrument.

The interface

The interface

The du-touch has been specially designed after collecting the needs and desires of thousands of musicians across France. There was thus missing to the arrival of electronic music a mobile and all in one instrument on one hand, not requiring sharp technical knowledge on the other hand.

The goal was to free musicians (especially beginners and amateurs) from the many constraints of software composition: the need to have a computer to play, and the complexity of interfaces sometimes “too complete”.

It was necessary to contain and condense as much as possible the essential features of the musical composition, while combining intuitiveness and logic.

Thus, the interface was designed around three basic functions: choice of sound, recording, and settings. The display consists of a screen (oriented towards the player) and a color code on the keys of the keyboard. Scroll wheels (touch sliders) allow to modify the values of the parameters, and are used as potentiometers in game.

The du-touch has been specially designed after collecting the needs and desires of thousands of musicians across France. There was thus missing to the arrival of electronic music a mobile and all in one instrument on one hand, not requiring sharp technical knowledge on the other hand.

The goal was to free musicians (especially beginners and amateurs) from the many constraints of software composition: the need to have a computer to play, and the complexity of interfaces sometimes “too complete”.

It was necessary to contain and condense as much as possible the essential features of the musical composition, while combining intuitiveness and logic.

Thus, the interface was designed around three basic functions: choice of sound, recording, and settings. The display consists of a screen (oriented towards the player) and a color code on the keys of the keyboard. Scroll wheels (touch sliders) allow to modify the values of the parameters, and are used as potentiometers in game.

Choosing a sound

Choosing a sound

When the sound button is held, the entire keyboard changes to a library of sounds, called du-sounds. Each key corresponds to a location, the du-touch S having 147 slots spread over 3 pages.

Each du-sound has 4 customizable settings (presets) accessible by sliding a finger on the central wheel.

The screen displays the name (default 1 to 4) and the affected sensors (here, aftertouch, sliders, and gyroscope) of the current preset.

When the sound button is held, the entire keyboard changes to a library of sounds, called du-sounds. Each key corresponds to a location, the du-touch S having 147 slots spread over 3 pages.

Each du-sound has 4 customizable settings (presets) accessible by sliding a finger on the central wheel.

The screen displays the name (default 1 to 4) and the affected sensors (here, aftertouch, sliders, and gyroscope) of the current preset.

Recording and managing loops

A short click on the music button will prepare a loop recording, which will be active at the first note played; record without haste, when you’re ready. To close the recording, simply touch the music button again (the silence between the last note and the closing of the recording is taken into account).

The dualo looper stands out especially in its ability to record loops of different length in the same piece, each to be multiple of the first (recommended short).

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When the music button is held, the right keyboard changes to a sequencer. The first 7 lines of keys represent the 7 available tracks (an 8th being occupied by the current du-sound). Each key corresponds to a slot, and can contain a loop called du-loop. The du-touch S has 18 slots.

It is thus possible to play and mute loops by clicking on their respective keys, the operation taking effect when releasing the music button, anytime you want. Each track can accommodate multiple loops, a single loop playback per track except for a same du-sound of “percussion” or “samples” type.

When the music button is held, the left keyboard changes to a music piece library. Each key corresponds to a slot, and can contain a piece called du-music created by the user or a member of the du-community, or an interactive tutorial called du-game. The du-touch S has 69 slots, spread over 3 pages.

The display shows the type and name of the current du-music/du-game, its status (play/stop), and a small time circle; the latter, larger when the music button is released, indicates the positioning of the playhead of the longest loop, its beginning being at twelve o’clock. It is possible to move the playhead of a du-music or navigate the steps of a du-game by sliding a finger on the central wheel.

Recording and managing loops

A short click on the music button will prepare a loop recording, which will be active at the first note played; record without haste, when you’re ready. To close the recording, simply touch the music button again (the silence between the last note and the closing of the recording is taken into account).

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The dualo looper stands out especially in its ability to record loops of different length in the same piece, each to be multiple of the first (recommended short).

When the music button is held, the right keyboard changes to a sequencer. The first 7 lines of keys represent the 7 available tracks (an 8th being occupied by the current du-sound). Each key corresponds to a slot, and can contain a loop called du-loop. The du-touch S has 18 slots.

It is thus possible to play and mute loops by clicking on their respective keys, the operation taking effect when releasing the music button, anytime you want. Each track can accommodate multiple loops, a single loop playback per track except for a same du-sound of “percussion” or “samples” type.

When the music button is held, the left keyboard changes to a music piece library. Each key corresponds to a slot, and can contain a piece called du-music created by the user or a member of the du-community, or an interactive tutorial called du-game. The du-touch S has 69 slots, spread over 3 pages.

The display shows the type and name of the current du-music/du-game, its status (play/stop), and a small time circle; the latter, larger when the music button is released, indicates the positioning of the playhead of the longest loop, its beginning being at twelve o’clock. It is possible to move the playhead of a du-music or navigate the steps of a du-game by sliding a finger on the central wheel.

Setting

The settings button allows access to different settings menus, depending on whether it is used alone or combined with the sound button or the music button:

Setting

The settings button allows access to different settings menus, depending on whether it is used alone or combined with the sound button or the music button:

General instrument settings
(settings button alone)

du-sound preset editor
(sound button + settings button)

du-music settings
(music button + settings button)

Setting a du-loop is done by double-clicking on a du-loop; the menu displayed is the same as that of the preset editor, and allows adding effects downstream of the recording without affecting the preset of the original du-sound.

The menus are displayed on the right keyboard, each parameter being represented by a green key. The center wheel allows to adjust the value of the selected parameters, and the left keyboard remains active (especially to see the effect of a setting without leaving the menu). Some parameters have variants accessible by double clicking on the key (e.g.: attack/release), or several sub-parameters that will be displayed at the bottom of the keyboard (ex: delay; mode, time, feedback).

To exit a menu, simply touch the settings button again.

Setting a du-loop is done by double-clicking on a du-loop; the menu displayed is the same as that of the preset editor, and allows adding effects downstream of the recording without affecting the preset of the original du-sound.

The menus are displayed on the right keyboard, each parameter being represented by a green key. The center wheel allows to adjust the value of the selected parameters, and the left keyboard remains active (especially to see the effect of a setting without leaving the menu). Some parameters have variants accessible by double clicking on the key (e.g.: attack/release), or several sub-parameters that will be displayed at the bottom of the keyboard (ex: delay; mode, time, feedback).

To exit a menu, simply touch the settings button again.

Adopt the workflow

Knowing by habit the location of your sounds/presets,
Exploiting fully the usefulness of the smart looper,
Composing using the dualo principle and the illuminated scale on the keyboard,
It is composing complete sound environments very quickly: the essence of the dualo workflow !

Adopt the workflow

Knowing by habit the location of your sounds/presets,
Exploiting fully the usefulness of the smart looper,
Composing using the dualo principle and the illuminated scale on the keyboard,
It is composing complete sound environments very quickly: the essence of the dualo workflow !

Adopt the workflow with the tutorials

  • Videos arranged in order of learning:
    Watching the videos in order with your du-touch on will help you familiarize with it.
  • The user guide in video:
    Also find the chapter corresponding to each feature directly on the du-station software, tab du-community.

Adopt the workflow with the tutorials

Videos arranged in order of learning:
Watching the videos in order with your du-touch on will help you familiarize with it.

The user guide in video:
Also find the chapter corresponding to each feature directly on the du-station software, tab du-community.