The title says it all really. But don't be put off by the idea of a mediocre, all-in-one, musical instrument experience. The Artiphon Instrument 1 does look like an instrument I'd like to pick up and play, partly because of its flexible multi-instrument approach, partly because it looks drop-dead gorgeous, and also because the focus is on expression even for non-musicians.
The Atriphone Instrument 1, developed in Nashville, TN, is currently doing very well indeed on Kickstarter. With 40 days to go they've exceeded their goal of $75k by double.
Artiphon Instrument 1.
Here's a short summary of the Instrument 1's features along with a link to the Kickstarter page.
- Play any instrument, style, and sound with a single device that connects directly to your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
- Our patented multi-instrument technology transforms the INSTRUMENT 1 into a guitar, violin, bass, piano, drum machine... it's any instrument you want it to be.
- 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 unique ergonomic design can be held in multiple positions, and is fully ambidextrous.
- Design new instruments and custom tunings via the Artiphon companion app.
- It's compact, portable, durable, self-powered, and simple.
- Designed and engineered in Nashville, TN.
You can play all these styles of instruments in one? Bring it on...