Brit Laurén Manor is a recording artist and actor based in Los Angeles. Brit’s newest record, Only Child, is a culmination of a lifetime of music, theater, and cultural cross-pollination. In addition to her own records, you can hear her voice on the soundtrack of Orange is the New Black, backing up Nick Waterhouse onstage, and lots more. Dive into more at www.britmanor.com.
Whether you have an INSTRUMENT 1, or you just want to see what people are up to, drop by our Community Forum and have a look around. You can see how people are using the INSTRUMENT 1 in a whole host of ways, check out videos and audio tracks, and learn about new features and updates we’re pushing to the hardware and software. We also invite you to share your feedback, insights, and suggestions – all of which helps us improve our products and evolve as a company.
This has been such an exciting and eventful time here at Artiphon. There are now thousands of INSTRUMENT 1’s out in the world, and things are really starting to heat up. If you follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, you’ve probably seen some of the great photos, videos, and blog posts people are sharing.
Kickstarter backer Parth Raval is building up entire songs using his INSTRUMENT 1 and Apple’s Logic…
We saw our first performance where the INSTRUMENT 1 was the part of a string quartet…
Dave shared his rendition of Little Martha (in honor of Duane Allman’s birthday)…
It’s also nice and flattering to see the critics taking notice of the INSTRUMENT 1. Jordan from Geek.com said “it makes him want to get back into music.” PC Mag listed it among its Beautiful But Practical Tech Gifts, and TechCrunch celebrated it as a “jack of all trades.”
We’re so inspired by what’s bubbling up from the user community, and we’d love to see what you’ve been up to with your music-making.
We’re still trying to make sense of everything that just happened, but we do know one thing: Moogfest was a rare and remarkable gathering. After taking last year off to rethink itself, the festival moved from Asheville to Durham, NC for 2016, where it magnetized a remarkably dynamic roster of artists, bands, thinkers, and explorers. The daytimes were mostly filled with talks and workshops, and the evenings bubbled over with incredible – and surprisingly intimate – performances.
First, the music. We saw Ben Frost, Tim Hecker, and Oneohtrix Point Never, one after the other, attempt to sonically dismantle the historic Carolina Theater (they nearly succeeded). We saw Laurie Anderson narrate delicate stories with her keyboard and electric violin. Sam Aaron livecoded a DJ set using Sonic Pi. Actress moved a crowd at The Durham Armory. And Kode9’s set was guided by a video screen drone navigating an abandoned industrial wasteland. Then there was GZA, Reggie Watts, Dawn of MIDI, Grimes, Son Lux, and sunn O))). Yes, it was a feast.
Moogfest starts this Thursday, May 19, kicking off a super-exciting lineup of speakers, workshops, interactive events, and a long weekend of stellar bands. We’ll be there participating in several talks, panels, and workshops, so check out our schedule below and come say hello.
Centered around the old Lucky Strike campus in Durham, NC, Moogfest is a hybrid event meant to celebrate the legacy of legendary synth luminary Bob Moog.
The nighttime headliners include the likes of Odesza, Grimes, and Miike Snow. Some of our other favorites include Reggie Watts, Gary Numan, Laurie Anderson, Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange), Actress, Bob Moses, Daniel Lanoi, Dawn of MIDI, Son Lux, YACHT (the list goes way on).
The daytimes are packed with thought leaders in the realm of music tech, VR, futurism, and (of course) synthesizers. Part of the fun is that the world doesn’t really know what to make of Moogfest, but is definitely paying attention. Forbes ran some nice preview coverage of the festival (and Artiphon) here.