Meet the Multi-instrument
With built-in speakers, all-day battery life, full MIDI compatibility and iOS connectivity, the award-winning INSTRUMENT 1 has opened a new category of production, performance, and play.
This is not a guitar
But it is a way to take your knowledge of the fretboard into your digital productions. Know a little guitar or bass? You'll have no trouble finding your way around the world's only MIDI MPE string controller.
The BAND IN YOUR BACKPACK
At just 1.6 lbs, the INSTRUMENT 1 is the songwriting tool that goes with you anywhere and plays like anything.
And the rechargeable battery lasts all day–even when playing at 11.
Play Your Apps With Familiar Techniques
You've already got the best sounds and synths around. More versatile than your keyboard controller, and far more performative than musical typing, the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 is here to help unlock your virtual instruments.
The INSTRUMENT 1 is MPE MIDI class-compliant and works with all of your favorite MIDI production software. Whether it's the free Artiphon companion app or your DAW of choice, we've got you covered.
“Music and technology coming together to make something so accessible, so fun. This is what the future looks like now. Get used to it.”
"The point isn’t to substitute a real guitar. It’s to give producers access to another tool: just like the MPC wasn’t meant to replace a drummer or the MIDI controller wasn’t meant to replace the synth."
Modulate effects even after you've trigged your note with continuous aftertouch.
Pull-off and hammer-on as you would on a traditional guitar. Now do it with a piano sound.
Control filters and envelopes using natural gestures with Tilt: the INSTRUMENT 1's answer to mod wheel.
Inward pressure allows you to bend the pitch of a note, unlocking a new way to utilize your synth sounds.
Create new patterns and get fresh ideas with the hardware arpeggiator. Tempo and sub-divisions are easy to customize.
I1 will flip automatically depending on the way it's held. Lock it in if you play Albert King-style.