Happy spring from Artiphon headquarters! We are once again blown away by the talent and creativity the Artiphon community is bringing to life. Here is our recurring roundup of the new and noteworthy videos we just couldn’t get enough of.
Band on the Run: Wild Adriatic in the Office
New York-based rock-and-soul trio Wild Adriatic came by Artiphon headquarters in Nashville to demo the INSTRUMENT 1 and started hammering out a song right off the bat.
The Italian duo Laica is fond of creative covers in their own special style. Here we have their interpretation of “Re-arrange” by Biffy Clyro, but also check out their other experiments, including a cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.”
Joe Kye created a multi-camera/instrument version of Michael Jackson’s Human Nature along with one of his favorite guitar collaborators.
TechMundo Video Review
TechMundo, a Brazilian YouTube channel that specializes in product reviews, gave their followers a closeup look of the INSTRUMENT 1. Spoiler alert: hop ahead to 4:30 to see the underwater theme from Super Mario World played entirely on the INSTRUMENT 1.
And lastly, our own Will Podolak from the Artiphon engineering team continues to take his INSTRUMENT 1 to new heights. Here is his cover of Colbie Caillat’s “Bubbly.” You can see more of his creative musings on his YouTube channel.
And there’s so much more. In fact, we made a Community Performances YouTube playlist featuring all of the user videos we spotted in the wild so far. Hop in and see what players from around the world are doing with their INSTRUMENT 1’s.
We were honored to be invited by Sony to collaborate on the launch of their newest noise-canceling headphones, the MDR 1000X. The video features Artiphon co-founder Jacob Gordon and explores themes around how technology enables music-making and music listening.
We’re particularly intrigued by how these headphones foreshadow the future of augmented listening. The noise canceling technology of the MDR 1000x turns down the world around you, but there are also settings that can selectively let ambient sound in, even filtering for the frequencies of the human voice. To us, this is part of a future that offers more choice in how we hear the world, and how the world hears us.
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.