introducing

 
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Traditional MIDI controllers are typically keyboards or grids, designed to be played with one technique. But there are so many more ways to create. Enter the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1: a new kind of digital instrument that adapts to you. Strum, slide, tap, and drum any sound on a single interface.

 
 
 
 
 
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choose the way
you want to play

Play your favorite sounds and samples using multiple positions and a range of intuitive techniques. Revolutionary digital strings let you easily customize tunings, switch between fretted & fretless modes, and even control effects and bends with pressure sensitivity.  

 
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GUITAR & STRINGS

Use your guitar, bass, and other string skills to play any sound imaginable with synths or samples.

 
 
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KEYS & PADS

Get out of your comfort zone with new progressions and finish that demo with drums and keys.

ANY Sound,
ANYWHERE

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Strings

Translate your stringed instrument skills to new digital productions, and easily find your voice with custom tunings and onboard transposition. Even bend strings on the INSTRUMENT 1's pressure-sensitive fingerboard.

 
 
 

portable

The INSTRUMENT 1 goes with you anywhere and sounds like anything. And since it’s Made-for-iPhone, iPad, and iPod, you can leave your computer at home when traveling light.  Stereo speakers put out all the sound you need for the writing session, while the built-in headphone jack allows for stealth mode on the subway.

 
 
 

much more

Play chords at the touch of a single finger using Smart Strum™, lay down unique melodies with the integrated hardware arpeggiator, and more. The INSTRUMENT 1 is a rush of inspiration – get out of your comfort zone, finish that demo, and take your tracks to new heights.

 
 
 

YES, IT WORKS WITH THAT.

The INSTRUMENT 1 is MPE MIDI class-compliant and works with all of your favorite MIDI production software. Whether it's the free Artiphon companion app or your DAW of choice, we've got you covered.
 

 
 
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tHE Band in your backpack

Connect to your favorite apps & music-making programs across iOS, Mac, and Windows including GarageBand, Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, and more. Take your music-making on the go with built-in speakers, all-day battery life, direct iOS connection, and MIDI MPE compatibility.

 
 
 
 

See how beatmaker extraordinaire The Phronetic creates his song "Move" around New York City using only the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 and his own voice.

 
 

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

 

WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING

AVAILABLE
IN BLACK

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FREE SHIPPING IN THE u.S.

The INSTRUMENT 1 is an intuitive musical toolkit that adapts to the way you want to play. It’s the first MIDI multi-instrument that lets you strum, slide, tap, and drum any sound on a single interface.

Hold the INSTRUMENT 1 in multiple positions and play using a range of intuitive musical techniques. Revolutionary digital strings let you easily customize tunings, switch between fretted & fretless modes, and even control effects and string bends with pressure sensitivity.