At either end of the ergonomic body fashioned from sustainably-harvested hardwoods and bamboo are BMR speakers
The Instrument 1 from Artiphon
The Instrument 1 is a professional-grade instrument that leverages the processing power of a docked iPhone or iPod touch
Touch controls along the inner handle edge are used to set the behavior of the strum section and fretboard interfaces
On one side of the central dock is a velocity-sensitive strum section that has the look of a covered guitar pickup
Artiphon founder and Instrument 1 inventor Dr Mike Butera
After tempting us with some candid studio shots last December, followed by some attention-grabbing showcasing at CES 2013 and NAMM, Artiphon has revealed that its Instrument 1 will shortly be available to buy. The professional-grade instrument leverages the processing power of a docked iPhone or iPod touch running digital music creation and recording apps, such as GarageBand or Animoog. It allows existing guitarists or piano players to use familiar playing styles in a new way, while ushering in a whole new wave of digital music noodlers.
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