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Handheld synthesizer and looper
The Orba is a highly versatile digital instrument that combines a synthesizer and a looper into a handheld device. The internal synth is designed to respond to your movements, providing four main sounds to loop and create songs with. The synth is comprised of Drum, Bass, Chord and Lead sounds that span every genre. The sounds range from cutting-edge melodic tones to powerful percussive presets. The soundset is tuned so you can have real-time control over the Orba’s gestures, making it one of the most expressive instruments on the market.
The built-in looper makes it easier than ever to create loops, cultivate ideas and turn them into songs. From capturing inspiration to building on song sessions, the Orba can do it all. It takes a few touches to loop a beat and you can play continuously for hours. It even has a built-in haptic feedback engine so it vibrates to deliver physical feedback.
Multiple ways to interact with sound
Touch, glide, tap, wave and much more. The Orba provides a variety of ways to interact with the onboard synth. The onboard motion and touch sensors capture even the most subtle of movements so you can express yourself without boundaries. You can create vibratos using different gestures, shake the Orba, or even wave it in the air, resulting in different tones and dynamics. The intuitive design makes it perfect both beginners and professionals.
The USB connectivity means you can also use the Orba as an external MIDI controller. This allows you to control your favourite music software and virtual instruments using this handheld instrument.
Robust and portable design with built-in battery
The sleek and compact design allows the Orba to be held in your hand, this is perfect for making music wherever you go. The robust construction provides a highly durable exterior, keeping the internal circuitry protected from bumps and scrapes. It even features a built-in speaker so you can play and listen no matter where you are. The headphone output allows you to play in private, perfect for capturing inspiration during late night sessions or on public transport.
Play on the move thanks to the built-in lithium-ion battery. This rechargeable battery means you can use the Orba on the move for up to four hours. The Orba also features built-in Bluetooth LE MIDI connectivity so you can control your music apps wirelessly.
- Play with various gestures including: Tap, slide, shake, wave and more
- Synthesizer, looper and MIDI controller
- Create songs on the fly using the built-in looper with up to four parts (Drum, Bass, Chord and Lead)
- Built-in speaker so you can create wherever you go
- Connect to the Orba companion to access songs, additional songs and advanced settings
- MIDI over Bluetooth connectivity to play with your favourite music apps
- Touch-sensitive pads and integrated gyroscope
- Headphone output for private creation
- Handheld size with lithium-ion battery (approx. 4 hours battery life dependant on usage)
- USB-C (USB 2.0 Class Compliant Audio/Midi)
- 3.5mm (1/8") TRS Analog Headphone Stereo Out)
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth LE MIDI
- Speaker System: 3W built-in active speaker system
- Battery: Lithium Polymer Battery, 1250 mAH
- Battery Life: 4h average operating time, 80 percent capacity after 300 charging cycles
- Operating Temperature: 0 Degrees Celsius - 45 Degrees Celsius
- Capacitive Touch Sensitive Pads: 8 Pads can be used with different gestures. Tap, Press, Vibrato, Radiate, Hover, Slide, Hold, Palm, Hold
- IMU – Accelerometer:
- Modulation and Controllers: Tilt, Spin, Lift, Shake, Bump, Move, Wave
- Haptic Engine: Tactile feedback with sounds and metronome
- Looper: Four track MIDI looper
- Modes: Four on-board modes: Drum, Bass, Chord, Lead
- Patterns: Chords, Arpeggios, Note Repeat, Custom Patterns
- Sound Engine:
- Synth: 4 part polyphonic synthesizer with subtractive and physical modelling synths
- Other: 9 voices + drums
- Companion App: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows
- Product Code: 900-00007