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New idea in MIDI instrument control.

This radical new idea in MIDI instrument controller is perfect for guitarists. With built-in speakers, all-day battery life, full MIDI compatibility and iOS connectivity, the award-winning INSTRUMENT 1 has opened a new category of production, performance, and play.

Want to play a technique you've already mastered? INSTRUMENT 1 has got you covered. Want to be someone new for the day? That’s just a press away.

If you have some guitar or bass skills, now you can use those to move into the digital realm. You’ll be able to tune each string individually and play them independently with MPE: the new MIDI standard that allows for full expressiveness.

At just 1.6 lbs, the INSTRUMENT 1 is the songwriting tool that goes with you anywhere and plays like anything. And the rechargeable battery lasts all day.


  • Pull-off and hammer-on as you would on a traditional guitar
  • Modulate effects even after you've trigged your note with continuous aftertouch
  • Control filters and envelopes using natural gestures with Tilt: the INSTRUMENT 1's answer to mod wheel
  • Inward pressure bends the pitch of a note, unlocking a new way to utilize your synth sounds
  • Create new patterns and get fresh ideas with the hardware arpeggiator
  • Tempo and sub-divisions are easy to customize
  • I1 will flip automatically depending on the way it's held (lefty/righty switching)
  • Lock it in if you play Albert King-style

Unleash a new direction for creativity. Order the INSTRUMENT 1 today.

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