The project history

The project history

From the initial idea to today

The project history

From the initial idea to today

Already more than ten years of adventure

Already more than ten years of adventure

2007-2008: Idea and first prototypes

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    Jules Hotrique

    Mathematician and musician passionate about musical harmony, he proposes a new mathematical model allowing a new representation of the notes within a geometric space, which he calls “the dualo principle”.

2009: Patent filing

2007-2011: Field survey of thousands of musicians in France

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    Bruno Verbrugghe

    Engineer specialized in electronic instruments, working on the interactions between gestures and sounds and karaoke video games. He joins forces with Jules Hotrique, both being members of the Pavé Jazz association.

2011: Creation of the company Dualo

Special Jury Prize, Design category

Winner of the 2012-2013 competitions:

2013: First industrial prototypes

40 units sold

2014: medal of the ministry of productive recovery

2014: Creation of the du-station software

2014 Lépine Competition
Gold Medal and Jury President’s Award

2015 Lépine Competition
Silver Medal

2015: Commercialization of the du-touch Pro

450 units sold in a single series
(5-octave keyboard, 256 MB memory)

Margaret Guthman 2015
Technical Excellence Award

2016 Kickstarter Campaign:
€220,000 raised in one month

2017 : Commercialization of the du-touch S

1800 units sold
(3-octave keyboard, 2 GB memory)

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2016: Start of design of a du-touch L (5-octave keyboard, 4 GB memory…)

2018: Development of the du-game

liquidation

2018: Liquidation of the company Dualo

2019: Birth of Intuitive Instruments

3 members of the former Dualo team decide to continue the activity and lead other projects

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2007-2008: Idea and first prototypes

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    Jules Hotrique

    Mathematician and musician passionate about musical harmony, he proposes a new mathematical model allowing a new representation of the notes within a geometric space, which he calls “the dualo principle”.

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2009: Patent filing

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2007-2011: Field survey of thousands of musicians in France

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2011: Creation of the company Dualo

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    Bruno Verbrugghe

    Engineer specialized in electronic instruments, working on the interactions between gestures and sounds and karaoke video games. He joins forces with Jules Hotrique, both being members of the Pavé Jazz association.

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Special Jury Prize, Design category

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2013: First industrial prototypes

40 units sold

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Winner of the 2012-2013 competitions:

2012

2014: Creation of the du-station software

2014: Medal of the ministry of productive recovery

2015: Commercialization of the du-touch Pro

450 units sold in a single series
(5-octave keyboard, 256 MB memory)

2014 Lépine Competition
Gold Medal and Jury President’s Award

2015 Lépine Competition
Silver Medal

Margaret Guthman 2015
Technical Excellence Award

2017 : Commercialization of the du-touch S

1800 units sold
(3-octave keyboard, 2 GB memory)

2016 Kickstarter Campaign:
€220,000 raised in one month

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2016: Start of design of a du-touch L (5-octave keyboard, 4 GB memory…)

2018: Development of the du-game

liquidation

2018: Liquidation of the company Dualo

2019: Birth of Intuitive Instruments

3 members of the former Dualo team decide to continue the activity and lead other projects