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REVOLUTIONARY!


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

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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

 

 

feature set

 
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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.

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE

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.

 
 
 
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TILT

The INSTRUMENT 1's onboard accelerometer controls mod-wheel and adds a new dimension of expression to your music-making. Watch >>

LEFTIES REJOICE

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.

STRING BEND

Bend strings and unlock Stevie Ray Vaughan mode by applying a little pressure to the fingerboard. Watch >>

 
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ALL-DAY BATTERY

Play your heart out without running out. The INSTRUMENT 1's rechargeable battery lasts for 6+ hours even when playing at 11.

LIGHTWEIGHT

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.

 
 

 

Specifications

 
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Accessories

INSTRUMENT 1 Strap

INSTRUMENT 1 Case

 

Works With

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

Power supply

User card

 

Presets

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.

Fixed Presets:

Guitar

  • Mode – Fretted

  • Method – Strummed

  • Tuning – EADGBE

  • Sound – Guitar

Violin

  • Mode – Fretted

  • Method – Bow

  • Tuning – FCGDAE

  • Sound – Violin

Piano

  • Mode – Pad

  • Method – Tap

  • Tuning – C Major

  • Sound – Piano

Drums

  • Mode – Pad

  • Method – Tap

  • Tuning – Drums (Zones)

  • Sound – Drums

 

Battery

Lithium Ion Polymer (000mAh / 1C)

  • Life: 4-6 hours with medium volume

  • Lifetime: 80% capacity after 500 full charging cycles

 

Power Supply

12V DC, 100-240V, international

  • 1.5A

 

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)

 

Digital

Connector

  • Mini USB

USB Audio

  • 48 kHz / 44.1 kHz bi-directional 16-bit / 24-bit

USB 2.0

USB 1.0 Audio Class-compliant

USB MIDI

  • USB MIDI Class-compliant

 

Audio

Amplifier/Speaker System

  • Max Output

    • 4.2W rms into 4 ohms (x2)

    • 8.4W peak into 4 ohms (x2)

    • 7.4V power supply

    • 94 dBSPL @ 1m

  • Frequency Response

    • 100Hz-18kHz

Speakers

  • 2 x 1.25″ (Stereo)

I/O Analog

  • 1/8″ TRRS

    • Tip – Left audio

    • Ring 2 – Ground

    • Ring 1 – Right audio

    • Sleeve – Microphone

  • Audio Input

    • Microphone level

      • 35 dB max

  • Audio Output

    • Headphone output

      • 5.5mW into 32 ohms

 
 

 

Midi Specifications

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.