Artiphon’s Chorda: Empowering Beat Production Anywhere with Innovative ‘Band in a Box’
Artiphon, a niche music gadget manufacturer, has introduced a new instrument called the Chorda. Combining elements of their previous devices, the Instrument 1 and the Orba 2, the Chorda offers a unique and standalone experience. Unlike its predecessor, the Instrument 1, which relied on a connected phone or tablet, the Chorda operates independently, appealing to the growing market of DAWless recording gadgets.
The Chorda inherits the multi-instrument technology of the Instrument 1, allowing users to access a wide range of instruments, including guitar, drums, and piano. The device boasts “hundreds” of built-in sounds and offers various control methods that mimic playing the analog versions of the instruments. With 12 responsive pads, users can employ tapping, tilting, strumming, vibrato, and other micro-gestures through capacitive sensing technology and Midi Polyphonic Expression (MPE).