This is one piece of cool technology! Nashville based company Artiphon have been hard at work crafting a device that incorporates the sounds of numerous instruments and enables users to make music using a singular piece of equipment. Thekickstarter funded device is aptly names INSTRUMENT 1 and countless customisable options that allows you to play any instrument and create sounds that can’t be matched. The initial goal of $75000 on kickstarter has quickly been surpassed and currently stands at $527,533, peep the video after the cut to see it’s capabilities but be warned you may end up pledging the $349 price tag needed to get your hands on one.
“A guitar is designed to be strummed; piano keys are pressed; drum pads are tapped; violins are bowed. But what if a single instrument could be played with any of these techniques? That’s exactly what we’re creating – one instrument that lets you be the whole band,” reads the Kickstarter page. “Our patented technology enables a new type of musical experience focused on exploration and creativity rather than skill sets and signal chains. It’s an entirely new approach to what a musical instrument can do.”