• Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Display does not scale correctly on XR
On the iPhone XR, some of the controls are off-screen. Otherwise app seems good with lots of flexibility. Sending Artiphon back because of hardware issue - Capo triggers unexpectedly when playing.
Not what I expected
To be clear, this is a review of the app, not the instrument. Artiphon is a very nice MPE controller that is slimmer than most others while offering a grid. I foolishly didn't check out the app or software before my instrument came in the mail. What a disappointment. It's just not intuitive to change all of the elements. They are interdependent when they should be completely open and orthogonal. for example, changing from fretted to unfretted will also change your tuning. What? Why? You're supposed to be able to save presets to the dots but they always revert back to factory settings when you switch away. Presets just forever go to die in the my presets folder. I figured out i could Drag one around but i cant put it anywhere or delete one. Also it's complete crap that I can't change the settings of the guitar, violin, keys, and drums. Especially for the string instruments, I like nonstandard tunings and every time i pick up this thing i'll look at the guitar icon but then have to say to myself "no. Wait. Don't use that one because it's tuned wrong."
Last thing: this is a MIDI device so I NEED some control over what channels it's sending. There's a bunch of apps the instrument 1 can't talk to probably because they don't understand MPE. You've got to let users turn that off if they want to.
Go back and rewrite this app, Artiphon. You made a beautiful piece of hardware that's just so crippled by the software.
Art iPhone App on iPhone X
Also to be clear, this review is for the app itself not the instrument. The app is poorly designed. The UI is not scaled to fit the screen most setting are out of the screen so it’s impossible to set defaults from within the app. Testing it out on desktop and will see how it goes. It’s a shame such a beautiful piece of art to have such a poor interface.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.