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  • A revolutionary musical instrument that adapts to players of all skills and styles
  • Successfully shipped thousands of units to customers in 72 countries
  • #1 Musical Instrument on Kickstarter: $1.3M from 3,300+ backers
  • Best-seller at the MoMA Design Store in NYC and Tokyo
  • Named one of TIME's best inventions of the year


The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 is a patented multi-instrument that lets you strum a guitar, tap a piano, bow a violin, and loop a beat... all on a single device. We believe new technologies can empower anyone to make music and enjoy every note.

Artiphon’s free iOS companion app is the easiest way to start playing your INSTRUMENT 1 right out of the box. Intuitively choose sounds, tunings, and other settings. Design new instruments and save them in your library. And because the INSTRUMENT 1 is a connected device, it's always getting better – new features and product enhancements are being pushed all the time.

The INSTRUMENT 1 works with hundreds of apps like GarageBand on iOS, Mac, and PC, so you can take your music-making anywhere. The INSTRUMENT 1 is also compatible with pro apps such as Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, and more.

Artiphon's patented multi-instrument technology is a breakthrough for musical expression, allowing a broad range of familiar gestures to be captured on a single device. Its ergonomic body can be laid flat on a table and played like a piano, picked up and strummed like a ukulele, or held upright like a bass or cello. With the INSTRUMENT 1's built-in speakers, one-cable connection, and 6-hour battery, it's a band in your backpack.


Here's what happened when we sat down with a group of people – ranging from beginners to pros – and captured their real first reactions to the INSTRUMENT 1.

Artiphon has been featured in hundreds of publications around the world, including Fast CompanyForbes, WIRED, BuzzFeed, TechCrunchand more.


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Artiphon's Kickstarter campaign launched in March, 2015 and surpassed its funding goal of $75,000 in under six hours. The company has now shipped to all backers, and continues to be the highest-raising crowdfund for a musical instrument on any platform.

The INSTRUMENT 1 is a current best-seller at the MoMA Design Store (the retail branch of the Museum of Modern Art) in NYC and Tokyo. The product is also available via, B8ta Store, and More information on current and future retailers can be found on the business page. 

Artiphon's user community is diverse and global. It includes beginners, hobbyists, and accomplished professionals playing any kind of music you can imagine. See what they're sharing on social media.



Prior to launching on Kickstarter, Artiphon raised $700k of convertible debt from Steve Case, 500 Startups, Eric Ries, and other angel investors. This enabled four years of research and development, intellectual property protection, and significant early traction in the global market.

We're excited to continue empowering musical creativity with an instrument platform built for the 21st century. Our next steps include:

  • Expanding international sales and distribution in Musical Instrument and Consumer Electronics markets
  • Supporting education pilot programs and curriculum development
  • Continuing to develop additional software and expand with new features for the existing product
  • Advancing our product roadmap to integrate hardware, software, and content into new intuitive musical products that anyone can enjoy 

Founded in 2011, Artiphon's dedicated and agile team is distributed between Nashville, NYC, and LA. With broad expertise in music hardware, manufacturing, software design, and brand development, Artiphon has internally developed and launched a revolutionary, industry-leading product on a remarkably lean budget. We're excited to continue innovating as we reinvent the musical instrument for the digital age.

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