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."