Artiphon

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  • INSTRUMENT 1
  • Orba

INSTRUMENT 1 iOS APP

ABOUT:
This is the iOS companion app for the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1. Connect the INSTRUMENT 1 device to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod using the provided USB-to-Lightning cable, download the Artiphon app, and immediately start exploring an intuitive palette of musical sounds, techniques, and features.

Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod)
Available on the Apple App Store


ARTIPHON INSTRUMENT 1 EDITOR

Platform: macOS and Windows
Available here: macOS  | Windows PC
Find our INSTRUMENT 1 Editor user guide here

ABOUT:
The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Editor is an interface for customizing the settings of your INSTRUMENT 1. Combine techniques, tunings, and features to create and save custom presets. Control how your INSTRUMENT 1 interfaces with MIDI-enabled software (such as GarageBand, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and more) on your Mac or PC.

 



 

NOTE FOR WINDOWS USERS:
When using the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Editor the INSTRUMENT 1’s MIDI port is used by the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor and can not be used by a third-party sound generator or music-making app like Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Cubase, etc.

In order to change your presets and try them out in a third-party music app you currently need to open the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor, make your customizations, and then exit before opening the third-party app. When the third-party app is open and you want to continue to customize your presets, you’ll need to quit before opening the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor.

 


OTHER SOFTWARE

ARTIPHON SESSIONS
FOR GARAGEBAND & LOGIC PRO

Platform: macOS
Available to download here: GarageBand | Logic Pro

ABOUT:

These sounds were selected and customized by the Artiphon staff to work especially well with the INSTRUMENT 1. If you’re new to GarageBand, this is a good place to get started. If you’re already savvy with Apple music-making software, this project can act as a jumping-off point and a place to get ideas for making fun sounds on the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1.

 

 


ARTIPHON SESSION
FOR MAINSTAGE

Platform: macOS
Available to download here

ABOUT:
These sounds were chosen to match the default presets on the INSTRUMENT 1. Turn on MIDI Program changes in the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor and when you press the preset knob, these instruments will automatically change. This is a great way to perform live using a variety of technique and sounds.

 

ARTIPHON TILT-READY SYNTHS
FOR GARAGEBAND & LOGIC PRO

Platform: macOS
Available to download here: GarageBand | Logic Pro

ABOUT:
This GarageBand session contains nine sounds that all work seamlessly with I1 Tilt. Turn on this feature and move the INSTRUMENT 1 up & down to control these sounds in new expressive ways.

 

ARTIPHON SESSION FOR KONTAKT PLAYER

Platform: macOS and Windows
Our configured sessions can be found here: macOS | Windows PC
Additionally, you’ll need to download Kontakt’s Factory Selection Library which can be found here.

ABOUT:
The Native Instruments Kontakt Player is a free sampler for PC and Mac that can be used to play virtual instruments with the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1. The Artiphon Staff Picks download for Kontakt Player features sounds selected by the Artiphon team and have been configured to work especially well with the INSTRUMENT 1.


NOTE:
This session uses a Pitch Bend range of 24, which can be adjusted in the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor.


ARTIPHON SESSION FOR ABLETON LIVE

Platform: macOS and Windows
Available to download here

ABOUT:
This Ableton Live session is a template for using MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) with the INSTRUMENT 1. By setting up six individual instances of an Ableton virtual instrument, you can use string bending or fretless mode to independently bend the pitch of strings and control channel pressure. This additional setup is only necessary for independently controlling pitch bend or channel pressure, otherwise the INSTRUMENT 1 will work normally with just one instance of an Ableton virtual instrument.


NOTE:

This session uses a Pitch Bend range of 24, which can be adjusted in the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor.


ARTIPHON INSTRUMENT 1 MAX PATCH

Platform: macOS and Windows
Available to download here

ABOUT:
Max is a visual programming language used by artists, educators, researchers and anyone who wants to take their sights and sounds to new heights. Use the Artiphon Max patch as a template to access all of the MIDI data sent from the INSTRUMENT 1 in a controlled, organized, and visual way. Route the INSTRUMENT 1 to trigger custom synths, video manipulation tools, and any of the limitless possibilities made possible within the Max programming environment. This patch takes care of all of the preliminary routing so you can start creating right away.

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Orba is a handheld synth, looper, and MIDI controller that lets anyone make music immediately. With Orba’s integrated looper you can layer Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead parts to create beats and songs on the fly. Play through the built-in speaker or use the ⅛” jack to connect headphones or amplifiers. Pair wirelessly to the Orba app to customize your instrument and share your creations with friends.

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PLAY WITH GESTURES

Orba’s touch and motion sensors combine to capture even the most subtle micro-movements. The playing surface features eight highly touch-sensitive pads, and Orba has ten core gestures: Tap, Press, Spin, Radiate, Tilt, Shake, Slide, Vibrato, Move, and Bump. Each gesture can be used to control the onboard synth engine or your MIDI music software of choice.

Smart Device Technology

Artiphon designed Orba with inspiration from traditional instruments, classic synthesizers, household objects, and modern mobile devices. The capacitive-sensing pads, haptic engine, and LED feedback incorporate the latest in mobile and gaming-controller technology. Orba features a proprietary on-board synth engine which includes sound design by esteemed DJ and engineer Richard Devine.

MIDI Control

Use Orba to control your MIDI-based software and hardware instruments (via USB-C or wirelessly via Bluetooth MIDI). Use Orba with GarageBand, Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Cubase, FL Studio, as well as any MIDI-compatible mobile app. Orba is fully compliant with the new standard for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), making it capable of multiple independent note expressions.

  • FEATURES
  • TECH SPECS
  • Eight capacitive-sensing pads respond to the lightest velocities
  • Accelerometer and gyroscope capture a range of multi-dimensional gestures
  • Onboard synthesizer and built-in speaker offer an immediate playing experience
  • Use the built-in looper to layer Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead parts
  • Connect to the cross-platform Orba app for more sounds, songs, and settings
  • Connect via MIDI over Bluetooth or USB-C, and use MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) to play your sounds in dynamic new ways
  • Use the 1/8" (3.5mm) output to listen on headphones, speakers, and amps
  • Multicolor LEDs respond to the way you play
  • Embedded haptic engine offers vibration feedback
  • USB rechargeable battery

What's in the box?

  • Orba
  • USB Cable
  • Quickstart Guide

Dimensions

  • 3.14" (diameter) x 2" (height)

I/O

  • USB-C (USB 2.0 Class Compliant Audio/MIDI)
  • 3.5mm (1/8") TRS Analog Headphone Stereo Out

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth LE MIDI (MIDI only)
    Note: Windows 10 does not currently support Bluetooth LE MIDI

Speaker System

  • 3W built-in active speaker system

Compatibility

Note: Firmware can only be updated from a computer with a USB-C connection.

  • iOS 11 and newer
  • Android 9 and newer
  • macOS 10.12 and newer
  • Windows 10

ARTIPHON SOFTWARE

ARTIPHON iOS APP

Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod)
Available on the Apple App Store

ABOUT:
This is the iOS companion app for the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1. Connect the INSTRUMENT 1 device to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod using the provided USB-to-Lightning cable, download the Artiphon app, and immediately start exploring an intuitive palette of musical sounds, techniques, and features.

ARTIPHON INSTRUMENT 1 EDITOR

Platform: macOS and Windows
Available here: macOS  | Windows PC
Find our INSTRUMENT 1 Editor user guide here

ABOUT:
The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Editor is an interface for customizing the settings of your INSTRUMENT 1. Combine techniques, tunings, and features to create and save custom presets. Control how your INSTRUMENT 1 interfaces with MIDI-enabled software (such as GarageBand, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and more) on your Mac or PC.

 

 

NOTE FOR WINDOWS USERS:
When using the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Editor the INSTRUMENT 1’s MIDI port is used by the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor and can not be used by a third-party sound generator or music-making app like Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Cubase, etc.

In order to change your presets and try them out in a third-party music app you currently need to open the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor, make your customizations, and then exit before opening the third-party app. When the third-party app is open and you want to continue to customize your presets, you’ll need to quit before opening the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor.

 


OTHER SOFTWARE

ARTIPHON SESSIONS
FOR GARAGEBAND & LOGIC PRO

Platform: macOS
Available to download here: GarageBand | Logic Pro

ABOUT:

These sounds were selected and customized by the Artiphon staff to work especially well with the INSTRUMENT 1. If you’re new to GarageBand, this is a good place to get started. If you’re already savvy with Apple music-making software, this project can act as a jumping-off point and a place to get ideas for making fun sounds on the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1.

 

 


ARTIPHON SESSION
FOR MAINSTAGE

Platform: macOS
Available to download here

ABOUT:
These sounds were chosen to match the default presets on the INSTRUMENT 1. Turn on MIDI Program changes in the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor and when you press the preset knob, these instruments will automatically change. This is a great way to perform live using a variety of technique and sounds.

 

ARTIPHON TILT-READY SYNTHS
FOR GARAGEBAND & LOGIC PRO

Platform: macOS
Available to download here: GarageBand | Logic Pro

ABOUT:
This GarageBand session contains nine sounds that all work seamlessly with I1 Tilt. Turn on this feature and move the INSTRUMENT 1 up & down to control these sounds in new expressive ways.

 

ARTIPHON SESSION FOR KONTAKT PLAYER

Platform: macOS and Windows
Our configured sessions can be found here: macOS | Windows PC
Additionally, you’ll need to download Kontakt’s Factory Selection Library which can be found here.

ABOUT:
The Native Instruments Kontakt Player is a free sampler for PC and Mac that can be used to play virtual instruments with the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1. The Artiphon Staff Picks download for Kontakt Player features sounds selected by the Artiphon team and have been configured to work especially well with the INSTRUMENT 1.


NOTE:
This session uses a Pitch Bend range of 24, which can be adjusted in the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor.


ARTIPHON SESSION FOR ABLETON LIVE

Platform: macOS and Windows
Available to download here

ABOUT:
This Ableton Live session is a template for using MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) with the INSTRUMENT 1. By setting up six individual instances of an Ableton virtual instrument, you can use string bending or fretless mode to independently bend the pitch of strings and control channel pressure. This additional setup is only necessary for independently controlling pitch bend or channel pressure, otherwise the INSTRUMENT 1 will work normally with just one instance of an Ableton virtual instrument.


NOTE:

This session uses a Pitch Bend range of 24, which can be adjusted in the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor.


ARTIPHON INSTRUMENT 1 MAX PATCH

Platform: macOS and Windows
Available to download here

ABOUT:
Max is a visual programming language used by artists, educators, researchers and anyone who wants to take their sights and sounds to new heights. Use the Artiphon Max patch as a template to access all of the MIDI data sent from the INSTRUMENT 1 in a controlled, organized, and visual way. Route the INSTRUMENT 1 to trigger custom synths, video manipulation tools, and any of the limitless possibilities made possible within the Max programming environment. This patch takes care of all of the preliminary routing so you can start creating right away.