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The Artiphon Instrument 1 allows you to use a range of different playing styles to achieve a whole plethora of sound options. Players can either tap like keys, bow like a violin or strum like a guitar depending on their preference. Its innovative design features touch-sensitive interfaces that can be played with a range of techniques, delivering every nuance of your style.
Keys/Drum Pad: When used horizontally, the twelve pads allow users to make beats and trigger loops, or switch to the 72 pressure-sensing keys in six stacked octaves for playing melodies and chords.
Violin: When used like a violin, users can play without frets and achieve notes like a violin, double bass or slide guitar. In addition, players can also rock their finger back and forth to add vibrato to their notes.
Guitar: Finally, when used as a guitar, players can use the fingerboard and bridge functions to strum and pick chords, scale and riffs. This innovative design is equipped with pressure and velocity-sensitivity which add nuance and expressiveness to your playing style.
As well as providing a versatile choice of tones and styles, the Artiphon Instrument 1 can connect to a variety of devices including smartphones, tablets, and computers, along with MIDI devices. Players can then connect to apps such as GarageBand, Animoog, and SampleTank to take their sound to the next level. The Instrument 1 can also connect to computers via USB, for access to ProTools and other professional music recording packages.
Players can also take advantage of the Artiphon App, which allows them to choose new sounds, design new instruments and save them to the library. This high-quality app adds even more versatility to this portable instrument.
The Instrument 1 features a comfortable, ergonomic design that allows players to hold in a variety of ways. Its main fingerboard section will accommodate a full host of different a sized players from adults to children. Its futuristic design is perfect for violin, guitar and keyboard players who want to upgrade to a digital format or vice versa.
"Instrument 1 Makes Me Want to Get Back Into Music." Geek.com
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