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    Artiphon Orba

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    A musical instrument designed for your hands. A synth, looper, and controller that lets you create songs with intuitive gestures like tapping, sliding, and waving.

    Songs in Seconds: With Orba’s integrated looper you can layer Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead parts to create beats and songs on the fly. Play through the built-in speaker or use the ⅛” jack to connect headphones or amplifiers. Pair wirelessly to the Orba app to customize your instrument and share your creations with friends (the Orba app is available on iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows).

    Play with Gestures: Orba’s touch and motion sensors combine to capture even the most subtle micro-movements. The playing surface features eight highly touch-sensitive pads, and Orba has ten core gestures: Tap, Press, Spin, Radiate, Tilt, Shake, Slide, Vibrato, Move, and Bump. Each gesture can be used to control the onboard synth engine or your MIDI music software of choice.

    Smart Device Technology: Artiphon designed Orba with inspiration from traditional instruments, classic synthesizers, household objects, and modern mobile devices. The capacitive-sensing pads, haptic engine, and LED feedback to incorporate the latest in mobile and gaming-controller technology. Orba features a proprietary onboard synth engine which includes sound design by esteemed DJ and engineer Richard Devine. 

    MIDI Control: Use Orba to control your MIDI-based software and hardware instruments (via USB-C or wirelessly via Bluetooth MIDI). Use Orba with GarageBand, Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Cubase, FL Studio, as well as any MIDI-compatible mobile app. Orba is fully compliant with the new standard for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), making it capable of multiple independent note expressions.


    • Eight capacitive-sensing pads respond to the lightest velocities 
    • Accelerometer and gyroscope capture a range of multi-dimensional gestures
    • Onboard synthesizer and built-in speaker offer an immediate playing experience
    • Use the built-in looper to layer Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead parts
    • Connect to the cross-platform Orba app for more sounds, songs, and settings
    • Connect via MIDI over Bluetooth or USB, and use MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE)
      to play your sounds in dynamic new ways
    • Use the ⅛” (3.5mm) output to listen on headphones, speakers, and amps 
    • Multicolor LEDs respond to the way you play
    • Embedded haptic engine offers vibration feedback 
    • USB rechargeable battery

    Tech Specs:

    Product Weight (no box)

    • 158 grams

    Product Dimensions (no box)

    • 3.14" (diameter) x 2” (h)
    • 81mm x 81mm x 48.5mm
    • Boxed Weight - Gift Box
    • 292 grams

    What’s in the box

    • Orba 
    • USB-C to USB-A cable 
    • Quick Start Guide


    • USB-C (USB 2.0 Class Compliant Audio/MIDI)
    • 3.5mm (1/8”) TRS Analog Headphone Stereo Out)


    • Bluetooth LE MIDI

    Speaker System

    • 3W built-in active speaker system


    • Lithium Polymer Battery
    • 1250 mAH
    • 5h constant play time at 50% volume

    Capacitive Touch Sensitive Pads

    • 8 Pads can be used with different gestures

    Sound Engine

    • 4 part polyphonic synthesizer with subtractive and physical modeling synthesis



    Optional Accessories

    • Travel Case
    • Silicone Sleeve