Meet the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1

The First MIDI Polyphonic Expression
(MPE) String Controller

One of the biggest developments in music is MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE). Used with our multidimensional controller, your music will never be the same.

from $399

Meet the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1

The First MIDI Polyphonic Expression
(MPE) String Controller

One of the biggest developments in music is MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE). Paired with our multidimensional controller, your music will never be the same.

from $399

Here's a beat showing off the INSTRUMENT 1’s MPE capabilities, allowing for slides in opposite directions.

Bring Your Sounds to Life

Many apps, including Logic Pro X and GarageBand.are now fully M.P.E. compatible. It's time to unlock your virtual instruments with the first MIDI controller that lets you strum, tap, slide, and bow on a single interface.

The Best Controller
for String Players

Know your way around a guitar or bass? Take your knowledge of the fretboard into the digital realm. Fretless performances, independent note-by-note pressure and vibrato are finally possible.

See INSTRUMENT 1 M.P.E. in Action

Red Means Recording recently got their hands on an INSTRUMENT 1 and wasted no time in learning what it truly means to touch sound. In this new video, you can see how the M.P.E. functionality of the instrument allows for a wide range of modes, presets, and playing methods.

Want to learn more about M.P.E.?
Read an interview with Artiphon Founder and CEO Mike Butera on the Artiphon blog.

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With built-in speakers, accelerometer, all-day battery life, direct iOS connection, and of course, MIDI MPE compatibility, the award-winning INSTRUMENT 1 has opened a new category of production, performance, and play.