Category: Community

Community Roundup – April ’17

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.”

Human Nature

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. 

Bubbly Cover  

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.


Meet Brit Laurén Manor

Brit Laurén Manor

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









Join us in the Artiphon Community Forum!


artiphon instrument 1 community forum

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.

December Community Roundup


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)…


Nate covered a song by the band Marillion…


And of course Will continues to share covers that range from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Star Wars to Stairway.

Also, Gustav in Japan found some smooth flute sounds, Heather discovered some sounds from outer space, Ken has been using custom tunings and tap guitar (and blogging in depth about his observations), and Shawn posted an insightful and excellent INSTRUMENT 1 walkthrough focused on guitar techniques.

It’s also nice and flattering to see the critics taking notice of the INSTRUMENT 1. Jordan from 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. 

Demonstrating the INSTRUMENT 1 at MoMA

Demonstrating the INSTRUMENT 1 at the Museum of Modern Art

Co-founder/CMO Jacob Gordon demonstrating the INSTRUMENT 1 (Photo credit: Linnéa Mellander)

We had a very special invitation in January to come to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan – widely considered one of the most influential art museums in the world – and demonstrate the INSTRUMENT 1 for guests. The occasion was the final week of MoMA’s exhibit titled Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye. It was a dynamic collection that included pop art, iconic pieces of audio electronics from Braun and Bang & Olufsen, a mint condition 1964 Fender Stratocaster, and two plate glass windows that played Brian Eno’s Music for Airports using declassified Navy audio technology.

We would like to thank the Kickstarter backers and other supporters who came out and said hello. And a deep thank you to MoMA for the rare and thrilling opportunity.