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Keytar or Innovation? Meet Artiphon Instrument 1
March 18, 2015

Though it totally reminds us of the SHS-10 Keytar, a recent Kickstarter proved in eight hours that the Artiphon Instrument 1 might be the answer to a lot of musical prayers.

That’s how long it took for the electric keyboard/guitar/flute/sitar/name-your-instrument-download to surpass it’s $75,000 Kickstarter goal, bringing in (to date) over $900,000. And it’s not even ready yet.

Unlike the ever-beloved synthy kitch of the Keytar, the Artiphon definitely has an impressive iPad-integrated adaptability—clever coding appears to have done its job. Certainly also digging the ‘real’ wood backing to the instrument, which by itself must make it sound better than the Keytar.

Check out the video and share what you think: gadget gimmick or true innovation?

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