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Dato Duo - the synth you can enjoy with your dog

Postby BJG145 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:20 pm

OK so actually it's for kids, not dogs, but I'm sure a well-trained dog could also operate it if you left it on the carpet.

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It came up in the net after today's trawl for eBay gadgets, and at that price it might be worth a punt. Andrew Huang made a banging track out of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-dLQoS5XEQ
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Re: Dato Duo - the synth you can enjoy with your dog

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:39 pm

That's rather impressive... a very cool idea, and well executed too.
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Re: Dato Duo - the synth you can enjoy with your dog

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:35 pm

Nicely designed - with a bit of a Dr. Who feel methinks :thumbup:


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Re: Dato Duo - the synth you can enjoy with your dog

Postby tea for two » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:19 pm

All synths should be like this
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Re: Dato Duo - the synth you can enjoy with your dog

Postby Arpangel » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:32 pm

I looked at these, but can’t you put a synth in anything? it’s all getting a bit like, how different can we be. I’m after one of these....

https://ciat-lonbarde.net/plumbutter/index.html

Or these...

http://ciat-lonbarde.net/deerhorn/index.html
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Re: Dato Duo - the synth you can enjoy with your dog

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 pm

Arpangel wrote:I looked at these, but can’t you put a synth in anything? it’s all getting a bit like, how different can we be. I’m after one of these....

https://ciat-lonbarde.net/plumbutter/index.html

Or these...

http://ciat-lonbarde.net/deerhorn/index.html

I have a US friend who owns some Ciat-Lonbarde gear, and he loves it!

I must admit that its wood design appeals to me too 8-)


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Re: Dato Duo - the synth you can enjoy with your dog

Postby blinddrew » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:19 pm

Arpangel wrote:I looked at these, but can’t you put a synth in anything? it’s all getting a bit like, how different can we be.
I think the thing about the DUO is that it's designed to be played by two people.
Which i think is quite a nice way of spicing things up.
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Re: Dato Duo - the synth you can enjoy with your dog

Postby Arpangel » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:05 am

blinddrew wrote:
Arpangel wrote:I looked at these, but can’t you put a synth in anything? it’s all getting a bit like, how different can we be.
I think the thing about the DUO is that it's designed to be played by two people.
Which i think is quite a nice way of spicing things up.

That’s an interesting one, make an instrument that can "only" be played by two people.

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Re: Dato Duo - the synth you can enjoy with your dog

Postby Arpangel » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:09 am

Martin Walker wrote:
Arpangel wrote:I looked at these, but can’t you put a synth in anything? it’s all getting a bit like, how different can we be. I’m after one of these....

https://ciat-lonbarde.net/plumbutter/index.html

Or these...

http://ciat-lonbarde.net/deerhorn/index.html

I have a US friend who owns some Ciat-Lonbarde gear, and he loves it!

I must admit that its wood design appeals to me too 8-)


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I’m not sure about this, I’m torn, I can see the potential, but it’s so painfully different in a very self conscious way, like a lot of off-the-shelf experimental gear right now, which is sort of a contradiction in terms, experiments are normally done with stuffy you can’t buy, that you have to make yourself.
Mind you, there is a lot of very interesting stuff out there, the Soma stuff, I really like that Pulsar 23 that’s very tempting.
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Re: Dato Duo - the synth you can enjoy with your dog

Postby BJG145 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:56 pm

Arpangel wrote:That’s an interesting one, make an instrument that can "only" be played by two people.

Yes, considering that coupling is one of the main drivers of human existence it's perhaps surprising there aren't more things made for two. Apart from the obvious, there's tandems, and...was there anything else...?

A while ago I came across a weird and wonderful concept synth that was designed for two people sitting opposite; I think it was some kind of dual ribbon controller, but I haven't been able to find it again yet.

The musical tandem...that can be your next Kickstarter Arpangel. You might want to incorporate strange noises and electrical fields in it also.
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