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  • Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1
  • Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1
  • Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1


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
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