WHAT IS THE INSTRUMENT 1 EDITOR?
The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Editor is used to customize all the presets and settings on your INSTRUMENT 1 while controlling third-party virtual instruments or synths on your computer.
What is a preset?
A preset is a combination of INSTRUMENT 1 settings including Method, Mode, Tuning, and additional features that you can enable. For example, the Guitar preset is Strum Method, Fretted mode, and Guitar tuning (EADGBE).
CUSTOMIZING YOUR INSTRUMENT 1
There are eight default presets on the INSTRUMENT 1. The first four – Guitar, Violin, Piano, and Drums – can be customized but not overwritten. The other four presets, indicated by numbered dots, can be overwritten.
We provide a number of presets in the folders on the left-hand side of the Artiphon iOS app and INSTRUMENT 1 Editor for Mac and Windows. Start with a default preset and change the settings to your ideal playing preference. The possibilities are limitless!
Please see the INSTRUMENT 1 Manual for a complete definition of all the INSTRUMENT 1's various settings. This guide will specifically focus on how to change these settings.
SELECTING A MODE AND METHOD
The INSTRUMENT 1's four playing Modes are: Fretted, Fretless, Grid, and Pad. These can be selected by clicking the different icons within the Artiphon iOS app and INSTRUMENT 1 Editor.
The four playing Methods are: Strum, Bow, Slide, and Tap. Select these by clicking under the Method section. Some methods are not available in certain modes, for example, Slide method is only available in Fretless mode. It is grayed out in the screenshot above because Fretted mode is selected.
SELECTING A TUNING
In the Tuning section you’ll find a dropdown menu with a selection of available tunings for the mode which you’ve selected. If you’d like to customize a tuning further, click on the graphic of the fingerboard or the bridge in the mode window. Then, simply type a note and octave, or use the arrows or dropdown menu to adjust individual notes.
It is also possible to save No Note as a tuning to turn off a string, grid or pad location. Hit Save in the menu bar if you want to preserve your custom tuning in the current preset.
Any note between C-2 and C8 can be assigned to the strings, grid or pads.
Below Mode, Method, and Tuning, you can access a number of additional features and sensitivity settings. For definitions of each setting, please refer to the INSTRUMENT 1 Manual.
SAVE YOUR PRESET TO THE INSTRUMENT 1
Any preset can be stored directly onto the INSTRUMENT 1 hardware for easy access and recall. These are the four user presets indicated by the dot icons beneath the volume/preset knob.
To save a preset to the INSTRUMENT 1 itself, select Presets from the menu bar and then select one of the four user preset locations from the dropdown. Alternately, press Command or Control and the number of the preset over which you want to save (1-4).
All of these options are under the File menu. You can save the current preset as a new preset with Save As. Delete the current preset or preset folder (Artiphon presets and folders cannot be deleted). You can also rename a preset here.
If you are experiencing issues after updating, it is possible that something went wrong during the update process. Whoops! In this case, please open the Help tab and choose Restore INSTRUMENT 1 firmware to revert your instrument to its original factory settings.