Artiphon Instrument 1 Updated With New String Muting & MIDI Control Features

Artiphon has updated the firmware for its Instrument 1 MIDI controller, adding feature improvements for string muting and for using the knob as a MIDI controller.

String Muting:

Volume Knob Mapping:

Here’s what they have to say about the update:

The INSTRUMENT 1 just got a major playability update for muting strings. Now simply strum a chord, and when you lift off the fingerboard the strings will automatically mute.

Bonus: Strummed notes will ring out for as long as you can hold them with new infinite sustain.

The volume knob also learned a new trick – it now sends data to your DAW (via CC#9) so you can map your favorite effects, dynamics, and more when using an external sound card or line-out from your iPad.

See the Artiphon site for details.

4 thoughts on “Artiphon Instrument 1 Updated With New String Muting & MIDI Control Features

    1. I was looking at this thinking, holy crap, this is awesome, I want one. But $399! whooshka. Like AUD$500+ for me. I can think of plenty of other things to spend $500 over this.

      Also, I just checked to see what shipping cost was. Can’t even get one shipped to AU. Oh well.

    2. I don’t think it’s too much for what it is. Any controller that provides poly aftertouch or multichannel MIDI (MPE more or less) is going to cost, for the extra hardware to detect pressure on each individual key/pad. Just compare the price of any of the Roli stuff, or LinnStrument.

Leave a Reply