Instrument startup Artiphon has started a Kickstarter project to fund production of their new Instrument 1 MIDI controller.
The Instrument 1 is a controller that can be played in a variety of ways, is fully MIDI compatible and connects to iPhones, iPads, Macs, and PCs via Lightning or USB.
Here is the official intro video:
- Play any instrument, style, and sound with a single device that connects directly to your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
- Plug in and play 100’s of apps like GarageBand with universal musical gestures: strumming, tapping, bowing, sliding, and more.
- Digital string-like interface works with any MIDI-compatible software.
- The ergonomic design can be held in multiple positions, and is fully ambidextrous.
- Design new instruments and custom tunings via the Artiphon companion app.
- Compact, portable, durable, self-powered, and simple.
The companion Artiphon app lets you customize the way the sensors on the instrument work.
The Artiphon Instrument 1 is available to project backers starting at US $299.