iOS app 1.0.7 and Mac/ PC Editor 0.29


#1

2/24/2017, Release Notes

iOS App 1.0.7
With INSTRUMENT 1 Firmware 1.0.40

New Feature: String Bending

With the new String Bend feature, you can now bend notes by applying pressure to the fingerboard.
In Fretted Strum technique, string bending allows you to press on the fingerboard to pitch bend the string.
To turn on the feature, tap the “A” icon to go into Settings where you’ll find an on/off switch. This switch can also be found in the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor for Mac/Windows.

New Feature: Tilt

Rotating the INSTRUMENT 1 can now shape sounds in new expressive ways.
Using the built-in accelerometer, tilt the INSTRUMENT 1 to control a mod wheel effect in the Artiphon app, GarageBand, or any other MIDI app that supports this input.
In a horizontal position, the mod wheel is at zero. It starts activating at 15 degrees, and is at max value when the instrument is in a vertical position.
To turn on the Tilt feature, go to Settings where you’ll find an on/off switch. This switch is also available in the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor for Mac/Windows.
When using the Artiphon App, Tilt controls a filter sweep effect. In third-party music apps, mod-wheel (MIDI CC 1) can often be mapped to control any effect.

New Feature: No-Note is now a tuning option

You asked and we built it: individual strings can now be turned off.
New tuning presets have been included for instruments with four or five strings like banjo, bass, and violin.
No-Note can also be assigned to grid or pad locations

Update Mode Light Show

A new LED pattern indicates that the INSTRUMENT 1 is updating. We hope you like it :slight_smile:

Audio Effects On/Off

On/off switches for delay and reverb are available in the “More” section of preset settings.

Reset App Preferences

In Settings, use the Reset button to bring all global parameters to back to their default settings.

Bug Fixes

Verification Hash Error blocks firmware updates.
The first time a note tuning is edited, the note will de-select.

Known Issues

Lightly tapping the bridge with tap method can double-trigger notes.
Pressing hard near the edge of a fret can cut off the note. This can be obvious when using String Bend.
Changing the sound in the Artiphon app resets the capo setting.

Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Editor for Mac/Windows 0.0.29
With INSTRUMENT 1 Firmware 1.0.40

INSTRUMENT 1 Editor

New Feature: String Bending

With the new String Bend feature, you can now bend notes by applying pressure to the fingerboard.
In Fretted Strum technique, string bending allows you to press on the fingerboard to pitch bend the string.
To turn on the feature, you’ll find an on/off switch below the tuning editor section.

New Feature: Tilt

Rotating the INSTRUMENT 1 upwards can now shape sounds in new expressive ways.
Using the built-in accelerometer, tilt the INSTRUMENT 1 to control the mod wheel in GarageBand or any other MIDI app that supports this input.
In a horizontal position, the mod wheel is at zero. It starts activating at 15 degrees, and is at max value when the instrument is in a vertical position.
You’ll find the on/off switch for Tilt below the tuning editor section.
A GarageBand session is available at artiphon.com/downloads that contains sounds ready to use with the Tilt feature.

New Feature: No-Note is now a tuning option

You asked and we built it: individual strings can now be turned off.
New tuning presets have been included for instruments with four or five strings like banjo, bass, and violin.
No-Note can also be assigned to grid or pad locations

Update Mode Light Show

A new LED pattern indicates that the INSTRUMENT 1 is updating. We hope you like it :slight_smile:

Other Improvements to the Editor

General UI updates
When customizing tunings, notes can now be chosen from a dropdown menu or typed
Pressing Enter gives the option to rename a folder or preset
Prompts now warn against saving duplicate preset names, leaving edited presets without saving, and prevent against editing or deleting Artiphon Presets
Custom tunings are indicated as such

Bug Fixes

No indication of a custom tuning
Verification Hash Error blocks firmware updates

Known Issues

Lightly tapping the bridge with tap method can double trigger notes
Pressing hard near the edge of a fret can cut off the note. This can be obvious when using String Bend.
Changing the sound in the Artiphon app resets the capo setting


INSTRUMENT 1 Firmware 1.0.40
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#3

Congratulations on implementing String Bending and Tilt - great features!

Just for my understanding: Are the new features limited to the app or is it possible to use them in any MIDI environment (so it transmits pitch bend or MIDI CC) like a DAW?


#4

Yup, both work brilliantly over MIDI, though third-party apps vary in their handling of the information. On iOS, GeoShred is particularly good for pitch bend, with visual feedback as well as customisation options, and Photophore for mod-tilting (check out the different ways you can map it in the Photophore settings). Garage Band implements them differently for different patches, and the onscreen wheels don’t give any visual response, which is a bit rubbish but liveable. (Nave and Arctic Keys get it right, and I like the 2D display in Addictive Pro.)