3 years ago5,000+ Views
New Instrument That Made $80,000 on Kickstarter in Just Six Hours
The Artiphon Instrument 1 is revolutionary. The name says it all: It's the one and only instrument you'll ever need. Thanks to groundbreaking technology, Instrument 1 transforms into any instrument, from guitar to drum to piano — even a sitar or saxophone. And unlike a lot of new instruments, it sounds and plays amazingly well.
Mike Butera invented Instrument 1 after he noticed that what was missing from modern musical instruments was a multi-use instrument that anyone could use.
That led Butera and his team to start work on a prototype four years ago. They launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund large-scale production of the result this week and within six hours, the campaign had already made $80,000, surpassing its $75,000 goal; by day three, it had blown past $200,000.
"We chose the name INSTRUMENT 1 partly because we want people to approach it as a blank creative canvas," Butera wrote Mic. "Software lets you make any sound, but hardware instruments tend to do just one thing. It's either a keyboard, a guitar, a DJ controller, etc. We envision musical multi-instruments that can flexibly adapt to however you want to play."
Whoa this is super funky! Looks like something I can actually play lol, I love the little girl rocking out too!
3 years ago·Reply
Oh!! This is so much easier to transport than some of the bulkier instruments!
3 years ago·Reply
I am really moved by this thing because like mike said, it will allow musicians to turn their intent into music, but not too easily. You still have to have musical talent and technique.
3 years ago·Reply
How much? Looks awesome I use a Launchpad but this thing looks 10 x better.
3 years ago·Reply