This is the multi-instrument/MIDI controller that guitarists have been waiting for!
Will M. on December 12, 2017
BEST TOOLSET FOR MOBILE MUSIC MAKING!
As a travel companion for mobile music making, there's no better tool set.
Valeri C. on July 26, 2017
THE INSTRUMENT OF THE FUTURE!
It can sound like anything, be anything. It presents a new canvas through which I continually discover a new and rare voice.
Jae K. on August 23, 2017
FRETTED OR FRETLESS
Turn frets on and off. The INSTRUMENT 1 is the first digital string-like instrument to support fretless playability, and is revolutionary for violinists, bassists, and anyone interested in sliding between notes.
78 NOTE LOCATIONS
The 12 fret (full octave) fingerboard offers a total of 78 note locations – more than any other MIDI controller at its size.
The INSTRUMENT 1's interface is continuously pressure-sensitive, allowing for powerful control over software instruments via polyphonic aftertouch. And yes, it's MPE MIDI class-compliant.
The INSTRUMENT 1's onboard accelerometer controls mod-wheel and adds a new dimension of expression to your music-making. Watch >>
Automatically retunes for left and right-handed players. Or for those who only play Elizabeth Cotton-style, manually select your preference and lock it into place.
Bend strings and unlock Stevie Ray Vaughan mode by applying a little pressure to the fingerboard. Watch >>
Play your heart out without running out. The INSTRUMENT 1's rechargeable battery lasts for 6+ hours even when playing at 11.
Your 1.6 lb bass/piano/synth goes with you anywhere, sounds like anything, and will fit in your carry-on (we've done it).
SIMPLE TO SET UP
One-cable connection lets you start creating in seconds. No special drivers needed.
INSTRUMENT 1 Strap
INSTRUMENT 1 Case
iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th Generation)
iPod touch (6th generation), iPod touch (5th generation)
Mac OS X 10.9 or later
Windows 7 (64-bit) or later
What's In the Box?
The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1
Lightning to Mini USB cable
USB A to Mini USB cable
Presets can be customized and saved to the four user preset slots on the INSTRUMENT 1 or in unlimited numbers via the Mac, PC, and iOS apps.
Mode – Fretted
Method – Strummed
Tuning – EADGBE
Sound – Guitar
Mode – Fretted
Method – Bow
Tuning – FCGDAE
Sound – Violin
Mode – Pad
Method – Tap
Tuning – C Major
Sound – Piano
Mode – Pad
Method – Tap
Tuning – Drums (Zones)
Sound – Drums
Lithium Ion Polymer (000mAh / 1C)
Life: 4-6 hours with medium volume
Lifetime: 80% capacity after 500 full charging cycles
12V DC, 100-240V, international
Dimensions and Weight
INSTRUMENT 1 Size
597mm x 813mm x 546mm (23.5 in x 3.2 in x 2.15 in)
INSTRUMENT 1 Weight:
0.73 kg (1.6 lbs)
Shipping Box Size
672mm x 159mm x 120mm (26.46 in x 6.26 in x 4.72 in)
Shipping Box Weight
2.34 kg (5.15 lbs)
Master Carton Size
684 mm x 489 mm x 384 mm (26.93 in x 19.25 in x 15.12 in)
Master Carton Weight
22.83 kg (50.33 lbs)
48 kHz / 44.1 kHz bi-directional 16-bit / 24-bit
USB 1.0 Audio Class-compliant
USB MIDI Class-compliant
4.2W rms into 4 ohms (x2)
8.4W peak into 4 ohms (x2)
7.4V power supply
94 dBSPL @ 1m
2 x 1.25″ (Stereo)
Tip – Left audio
Ring 2 – Ground
Ring 1 – Right audio
Sleeve – Microphone
35 dB max
5.5mW into 32 ohms
|Single Channel MIDI||Multi Channel MIDI||Configurable in App and Editor|
|MIDI Channels||Channel 1||Channel 2-7 (base channel 1)||Switch Single / Multi Channel|
|Fingerboard pressure||Polyphonic Aftertouch||Channel Pressure||On/off, Sensitivity|
|Fingerboard and Bridge Tap||Note on/off, velocity||Note on/off, velocity||Midi note #, Method Sensitivity|
|Slide on fingerboard||Pitch bend (ch.1, adjustable range)||Pitch bend (channel per note, adjustable range)||Pitch Bend Range (12, 24, 48)|
|Bridge Bow||Note on/off, Brightness (CC74)||Brightnesss (CC74)||Method Sensitivity|
|Bridge Strum||Note on/off, velocity||Note on/off, velocity||Method Sensitivity|
|String Bending||Pitch bend (ch. 1, up to two semitones)||Pich bend (channel per note, up to two semitones)||Pitch Bend Range (12, 24, 48)|
|I1 Tilt||Mod Wheel (CC1)||Mod Wheel (CC1)||On/off, Tilt Range|
|Program Changes||Program Changes 0-7||Program Changes 0-7||On/off|
Velocity Ranges (Adjustable with the Method Sensitivity)
|Low:||Velocity 40-123 using light to very hard touch|
|Medium(default):||Velocity 60-123 using light to hard touch|
|High:||Velocity 80-123 using light to medium touch|
|Very High:||Velocity 100-123 using light to medium touch|
In tap method, velocities 124-127 are possible but require harder strikes.