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Artiphon Orba

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Portable Synthesizer, Looper, and MIDI Controller

  • 8 Sensitive touchpads which recognise velocity, vibrato, and pressure
  • 8 Multicolour LEDs
  • Motion and position sensors to detect waving, tilting, shaking, and more
  • Vibration motor for direct feedback
  • Onboard looper with 4 tracks
  • Sound engine with 4-part polyphonic synthesizer
  • MPE MIDI support
  • Bluetooth LE MIDI
  • Orba app for managing songs, loops and presets
  • USB-C port (USB 2.0 class compliant audio/MIDI)
  • Headphone/line output: 3.5 mm Stereo jack
  • Built-in 1250 mAh Li-Po battery for approx. 4 hours continuous operation
  • Built-in speaker
  • Dimensions (D x H): 81 x 48 mm
  • Weight: 0.15 kg
  • Includes a USB-C-A cable
Touch-Sensitive Yes
Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel No
Number of simultaneous Voices 10
Sound Engine Digital
MIDI interface None
Storage Medium None
USB-port Yes
Effects 0
Arpeggiator No
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display No
available since September 2020
Item number 502151
Pedal Connections None
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Amazing sound device - experience and interface
radiona.org 19.11.2021
We bought Orba in preparation for workshops with people with intellectual challenges. Having experiences with designing, creating and building our own synths, guitar pedals and sound devices, we were absolutely amazed by Orba. The product is so versatile and yet easy to use. It has great features and sounds we can all relate to. We have many similar devices in our collection, but this is so far the most advanced. It can be used separately or connected with the sound system, it could be used as MIDI interface or solo. The fact that you have a polyphonic synth and a looper, that you can feel the vibration via motors while playing drums is just great. It has a great potential in the spheres of inclusive and assistive music technology, as well when informally working with children and developing their music skills from the earliest stage. And it is designed so organically to fit in the hand of the player. The most interactive music device we haven't seen in a long time. We bought first two, and when we got it, we ordered 2 more because we realised it will be in frequent use. Orba could be a great present for everyone from a small child to seniors, as well as to be used in education and on workshops.
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It's a toy, but a nice one
Max Tau 14.12.2020
Orba is very limited in terms of what you can do with it and what kind of sounds come out of the box. WIth the app, the situation is much better, but this defeats the purpose of having an isolated standalone system.

My main annoyance is the vibrating motor that informs you of every press you make. It's noisy and really irritating.

But overall the experience is pleasant, and it's great for fidgety people.
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Nice toy..
iamoneabe 26.05.2021
I bought this with an idea of being an actual sound designing/composing/MIDI controller do. On paper it does all that, but once you into the ecosystem, you'll find out it's not really there, yet. The community is great and it's fun to interact in. But it's more of a gimmick at this point. At least for me..
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It will be vibrating on every key press very loudly
Nevidimka 13.01.2021
I like it... but...

You cannot switch vibration on every key press.

App settings has no option to switch this off.

Makes it useless
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