The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 is a portable MIDI controller and multi-instrument designed to provide versatile playing and expression styles for producers, musicians, and beatmakers in writing sessions, on-the-go idea exploration, and studio and live stage productions. It features six digital strings and 12 frets on a velocity- and pressure-sensitive fingerboard, which can be configured in one of several stringed or pad-based modes. An integrated accelerometer offers mod wheel control via physical movement.
Play the guitar, violin, piano, or drum instrument presets, or trigger sounds in your favorite DAW. The INSTRUMENT 1 supports MIDI and audio via USB and is customizable via the Artiphon iOS app. Listen through the built-in stereo speakers or monitor through headphones plugged into the 3.5mm TRRS mini-jack, which also serves as a microphone input.
Power can be sourced from the included 12 VDC power supply or the internal 6-hour rechargeable battery. Weighing in at only 1.6 lb, it can easily be transported anywhere your creativity takes you.
- Pressure- and velocity-sensitive fingerboard with six digital strings and 12 frets
- Selectable fingerboard modes include fretted, fretless, grid, and pad
- Strum, pluck, or fingerpick any instrument sound
- Play melodies and chords on pressure-sensitive strings
- Use fretless mode to enable continuous gliding between notes
- Tap out drum beats via velocity-sensitive pads
- Bridge and capo buttons
- Selectable arpeggiator, string bending, Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE), string flip, and more
- Integrated accelerometer controls modulation wheel for additional musical expression
- Adjustable instrument tuning
- Adjustable sensitivity for velocity, hammer-on, and aftertouch
- Four preset instrument sounds including guitar, violin, piano, and drums
- Built-in stereo speakers
- 3.5mm TRRS jack provides microphone input and headphone output
- Internal rechargeable battery offers hours of portable fun
- Power LED indicates battery status
- Supports MIDI and audio up to 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution via USB
- Lightweight at only 1.6 lb
- Includes Lightning and USB cables and 12 VDC power supply
- Customizable via iOS app