What is Duet?
Duet aims to connect musicians with the ease of existing video conferencing solutions but the added benefit of features geared towards online music teaching and remote collaboration.
How does it work?
- Sign up for a free account to start new private sessions.
- Start a session, copy the link and share it to allow others to join. They don't need a Duet account to join in.
- Connect via the built in video chat, hook up a MIDI enabled piano or keyboard to play notes into the session. Anyone in the session will see the notes being played in near real time.
What do I need to get started?
Duet works with most modern desktop browsers, you don't need to download any additional software to use it. If you'd like to play notes into the session for all participants to see then you'll need a MIDI enabled keyboard, controller or digital piano. Duet will detect the most recently connected MIDI input device automatically and select it by default. You can select an alternative MIDI input device using the drop down menu on the session page.
Which browsers does it work with?
We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox on a desktop computer. Video chat is supported on iOS with Safari. MIDI input is not yet supported on iOS but we're working on native apps to make this possible. Anyone connected to the session will see the notes being played even if MIDI input isn't available.
How do I invite other musicians or students to the session?
All you need to do is share a link to the session, anyone who clicks the link will join the session and they don't need a Duet account in order to do so. You can click the link share button to copy it to your clipboard or simply copy and paste the address from the browser’s address bar.