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Artiphon Instrument 1

Artiphon Instrument 1, Multi-Channel MIDI MPE Compatible, 2 Stereo Speakers, Headphone/Mic Jack, Tilt Adjust, Pitch Bend, Pressure-Sensitive Aftertouch, Fretted & Fretless Modes, Righty & Lefty Modes, 4 Factory & 4 Customizable Presets


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Discounted Price $299.00

Discounted Price $299.00
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The Artiphon Instrument 1 is a new kind of digital instrument that adapts to the way you play. It’s the first MIDI controller that lets you strum, slide, tap, and drum any sound on a single interface.

With built-in speakers, accelerometer, all-day battery life, direct iOS connection, and MIDI MPE compatibility, the award-winning Instrument 1 has opened a new category of production, performance, and play.

Switch between Guitar, Violin, Piano, and Drums at the press of a button. Four user presets offer the ability to mix + match modes, methods, tunings, and sounds.

Two 1.25" built in stereo speakers are as loud as an acoustic guitar. They allow for jamming with friends, while the built-in 1/8" headphone jack allows for private performance, whether in the bedroom or on the subway.

Pressure-Sensitive Fingerboard
Modulate effects even after you've triggered your note with continuous aftertouch.

All-Day Battery
With all-day battery life, direct iOS connection, and MIDI MPE compatibility, the award-winning Instrument 1 has opened a new category of production, performance, and play.


  • Multi-channel MIDI MPE compatible
  • Compatible with iOS, Mac, and Windows
  • 1/8" jack for headphones and microphones
  • One cable setup, no special drivers needed
  • Adjust filters and other effects by simply tilting the instrument up and down
  • Easily transpose up (or down!) 12 half steps, or set the built-in capo to transpose the instrument in full octaves
  • Built-in arpeggiator with easily customizable tempo and sub-divisions
  • Inward pressure allows you to bend the pitch of a note like a guitar string
  • Pull-off and hammer-on as you would on a traditional guitar
  • Modulate effects even after you've triggered your note with continuous pressure-sensitive aftertouch
  • Allow the instrument to figure out which ways it’s being held, or lock it into either Lefty or Righty mode
  • Built-in battery lasts all day, even when playing at 11
  • 2 stereo speakers
  • Fretted and Fretless playing modes
  • 4 factory presets (Guitar, Violin, Piano, and Drums)
  • 4 customizable presets
  • 12-fret (full octave) fingerboard offers a total of 78 note locations, more than any other MIDI-controller its size
  • Artiphon iOS App and Artiphon Instrument 1 Editor available for download on Artiphon's website
  • Includes lightning to mini-USB cable, USB to mini-USB Cable, and power supply

Get your Artiphon Instrument 1 today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Digital Instrument MIDI Controller
  • Lightning to Mini-USB Cable
  • USB to Mini-USB Cable
  • Power Supply



I don't know how to play any stringed instruments. This makes exploring and learning fun and easy. I do experimental music so this is great for my creative process.



Instrument 1

5.0 1


A/D Resolution Audio Interface with 24 bit/96 kHz
Number of Preset Sounds 4 factory presets (Guitar, Violin, Piano, and Drums), 4 customizable presets
Type of Action Continuous Pressure-Sensitive Aftertouch
After Touch Yes
Audio Effects Yes
Built-In Speakers Yes
Arpeggiator Yes
Connections 1 x 1/8" Headphone/Mic Jack, 1 x USB Port
Headphones Output Yes
USB Connectivity Yes
Power Supply Type Power Supply: 12V DC, 100-240V, International, Battery: Lithium Ion Polymer 2000mAh / 1C
Weight 14.39 oz
Dimensions 23.50 x 3.19 x 2.09 inches
Warranty Info:

Artiphon offers a 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty in the event that your instrument exhibits defects through no fault of your own. To make a Warranty Claim please contact [email protected] with your invoice and a clear, thorough description of the fault. Please note that we are unable to honor Warranty Claims without adequate proof-of-purchase from either Artiphon or one of our authorized retail partners. Once we’ve assessed the issue we will either repair or replace your instrument with new or fully refurbished stock at no additional charge. Artiphon is unable to accommodate shipments outside of the U.S. Warranty claims and replacements can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

Customers who wish to make Warranty Claims on instruments purchased outside of the United States from one of our authorized dealers will need to contact that dealer directly. In the event of a coverage dispute with a dealer or retailer customers may contact [email protected] for resolution.


  • Accidental user damage
  • Structural damage from drops or impact with hard objects
  • Use of a power adapter other than the approved/included factory power adapter
  • Misuse or improper operation
  • Normal wear-and-tear

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