Musikmesse 2013: Startup instrument maker Dualo is introducing a new musical instrument with a unique keyboard layout, the du-touch ß.
The instrument features dual hexagonal keyboards, designed to more closely reflect the actual relationships between pitches.
According to the dualo principle, the notes of a scale are arranged alternatively on both hands. For example, in, C major, there is a chord of C major on the right hand (C – E – G – B) and a chord of D minor on the left hand (D – F – A – C). In addition, the position of the fingers on the keyboards is always the same even, if you change the tonality of the the chord.
Here’s a video introduction to the Dualo du-touch ß:
The first production series of the du-touch ß is sold out. A second limited series is planned for the first quarter of 2013. Dualo du-touch ß can be obtained through a pre-sale at the price of 1490 Euro. See the site for details.