Artiphon

ARTIPHON ARTIST'S GUIDE

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Thanks for being open-minded and joining us in this adventure. Our mission is to make new instruments that empower more music-making. We think musical creativity is for everyone: pro artists, casual creators, and everyone in between. Let’s bring this to life together.

ARTIPHON ARTIST'S GUIDE

🎨

Thanks for being open-minded and joining us in this adventure. Our mission is to make new instruments that empower more music-making. We think musical creativity is for everyone: pro artists, casual creators, and everyone in between. Let’s bring this to life together.

 


THE CREATIVE BREIF

What’s the brief? Create something that inspires you! Authentic joy shines through, so seek out the thing about Orba that makes you smile, bob your head, or make that stanky face you do when you’re really into something. We have a running list of thought-starters below.

THE CREATIVE BREIF

 

What’s the brief? Create something that inspires you! Authentic joy shines through, so seek out the thing about Orba that makes you smile, bob your head, or make that stanky face you do when you’re really into something. We have a running list of thought-starters below.

 


GET TO KNOW ORBA

Orba has two main personalities. It’s a standalone looper that lets you build a song on the go. And it’s a MIDI controller that works with music software like GarageBand, Ableton Live, FL Studio, and the rest. We love it all, so choose your adventure.

Here's where to find the know-how

  • The Orba quickstart guide is here
  • Download the Orba desktop app here
  • The iOS app is here
  • Android app is here
  • Helpful learning videos are here
  • If you're using Orba as a MIDI controller, we have DAW sessions and even a Max for Live utility here

GET TO KNOW ORBA

Orba has two main personalities. It’s a standalone looper that lets you build a song on the go. And it’s a MIDI controller that works with music software like GarageBand, Ableton Live, FL Studio, and the rest.

We love it all, so choose your adventure.

 

  • The Orba quickstart guide is here
  • Download the Orba desktop app here
  • The iOS app is here
  • Android app is here
  • Orbacam video app here
  • Helpful learning videos are here
  • If you're using Orba as a MIDI controller, we have DAW sessions and even a Max for Live utility here

ORBACAM

As if we couldn't make it any more simple and fun!

We have a video app that connects directly to Orba and reacts to Orba playing with visual effects.

The results are colorful and social media-ready sharable videos (it also bakes the audio right into your video, so it'll sound amazing).

We call it Orbacam! Give it a whirl and make your own musical selfie.

 

As if we couldn't make it any more simple and fun!

We have a video app that connects directly to Orba and reacts to Orba playing with visual effects.

 

The results are colorful and social media-ready sharable videos (it also bakes the audio right into your video, so it'll sound amazing).

 

We call it Orbacam! Give it a whirl and make your own musical selfie. Download it here!

 


 

BOOK AN ONBOARDING

We offer our artists the option of an onboarding session to learn the details of Orba. It can be really helpful to go over the basics, and to discuss any more advanced configurations you might have in mind.

You can book that here:

https://calendly.com/jacob_gordon/60min-1

 


 

POSTING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Please post to your platforms of choice in a way that stays live for at least 30 days.

On socials we use tags @Artiphon, #Orbaloops, #Orbacam, #INSTRUMENT 1, #Scanband

 


BOOK AN ONBOARDING

We offer our artists the option of an onboarding session to learn the details of Orba. It can be really helpful to go over the basics, and to discuss any more advanced configurations you might have in mind.

You can book that here:

https://calendly.com/jacob_gordon/60min-1

 

Please post to your platforms of choice in a way that stays live for at least 30 days.

 

On socials we use tags @Artiphon, #Orbaloops, #Orbacam, #INSTRUMENT 1, #Scanband

 


 

OUR ACCOUNTS

Our Accounts

Instagram

TikTok

Twitter

YouTube

Facebook

Snapchat

 

(and yes, we have a Snapchat lens called Scan Band)

 

We curate this page of artist and community content daily. Lots of good inspiration here.

Instagram

TikTok

Twitter

YouTube

Facebook

Snapchat

(and yes, we have a Snapchat lens called Scan Band)

 

We curate this page of artist and community content daily. Lots of good inspiration here.

 

 

Did we mention there are animated Artiphon stickers in Instagram + TikTok?

Just search for Artiphon or Orba.


 

OUR ACCOUNTS

Our Accounts

Instagram

TikTok

Twitter

YouTube

Facebook

Snapchat

(and yes, we have a Snapchat lens called Scan Band)

 

We curate this page of artist and community content daily. Lots of good inspiration here.

Instagram

TikTok

Twitter

YouTube

Facebook

Snapchat

(and yes, we have a Snapchat lens called Scan Band)

 

We curate this page of artist and community content daily. Lots of good inspiration here.

 

 

Did we mention there are animated Artiphon stickers in Instagram + TikTok?

Just search for Artiphon or Orba.


PRONUNCIATION

Artiphon is pronounced Ar-ti-fawn (like Bambi is a fawn)

And we say “Orba,” rather than “The Orba”

 

Artiphon is pronounced Ar-ti-fawn (like Bambi is a fawn)

And we say “Orba,” rather than “The Orba”

PRONUNCIATION

Artiphon is pronounced Ar-ti-fawn (like Bambi is a fawn)

And we say “Orba,” rather than “The Orba”

 

Artiphon is pronounced Ar-ti-fawn (like Bambi is a fawn)

And we say “Orba,” rather than “The Orba”


 

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

We’re always here to support you however we can. Feel free to book an onboarding session if you haven’t already. And if you have technical or creative questions (or you’ve just hit writer’s block) reach out.

 

Jacob@artiphon.com

Vrostonics@artiphon.com

 

We’re always here to support you however we can. Feel free to book an onboarding session if you haven’t already. And if you have technical or creative questions (or you’ve just hit writer’s block) reach out.

Jacob@artiphon.com

Vrostonics@artiphon.com

 

VIDEO PRODUCTION 🎥

Keep in mind

Sometimes Orba can be hard to see because it's small.

Sometimes Orba can be hard to see because it's dark.

Sometimes Orba can be hard to see because it's small.

Sometimes Orba can be hard to see because it's dark.

 

GETTING THE BEST AUDIO 🎤

If you want to capture direct audio from Orba, here are a couple of ways:

 

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

We’re always here to support you however we can. Feel free to book an onboarding session if you haven’t already. And if you have technical or creative questions (or you’ve just hit writer’s block) reach out.

Jacob@artiphon.com

Vrostonics@artiphon.com

 

We’re always here to support you however we can. Feel free to book an onboarding session if you haven’t already. And if you have technical or creative questions (or you’ve just hit writer’s block) reach out.

Jacob@artiphon.com

Vrostonics@artiphon.com

 

VIDEO PRODUCTION 🎥

Keep in mind

Sometimes Orba can be hard to see because it's small.

Sometimes Orba can be hard to see because it's dark.

Sometimes Orba can be hard to see because it's small.

Sometimes Orba can be hard to see because it's dark.

 

GETTING THE BEST AUDIO 🎤

If you want to capture direct audio from Orba, here are a couple of ways:

If you want to capture direct audio from Orba, here are a couple of ways:

 

DIRECT LINE OUT

Orba has an 1/8" headphone jack. You can use a cable to go straight into your audio interface, effects pedals, or phone. Note: if you want to run line audio into your iPhone you’ll need an iRig or similar.

Direct line out

Orba has an 1/8" headphone jack. You could use a cable to go straight into your interface, your guitar pedals, or phone, if paired with an iRig or similar.

CONTROL MIDI

Use Orba the same way you'd use a MIDI keyboard to track MIDI in your DAW. For detailed information on MIDI mapping, go here.

Control MIDI

Use Orba the same way you'd use a MIDI keyboard controller and have access to all of your DAWs sounds, settings, and recording functionality.

For detailed information on MIDI mapping, go here.

If you want to capture direct audio from Orba, here are a couple of ways:

 

DIRECT LINE OUT

Orba has an 1/8" headphone jack. You can use a cable to go straight into your audio interface, effects pedals, or phone. Note: if you want to run line audio into your iPhone you’ll need an iRig or similar.

Direct line out

Orba has an 1/8" headphone jack. You could use a cable to go straight into your interface, your guitar pedals, or phone, if paired with an iRig or similar.

CONTROL MIDI

Use Orba the same way you'd use a MIDI keyboard to track MIDI in your DAW. For detailed information on MIDI mapping, go here.

Control MIDI

Use Orba the same way you'd use a MIDI keyboard controller and have access to all of your DAWs sounds, settings, and recording functionality.

For detailed information on MIDI mapping, go here.

ORBACAM

You can also use Orbacam, our video app which reacts to your Orba playing with visual effects. Orbacam conveniently routes audio right into your video, so it'll sound amazing! Download it here!

 

Control MIDI

Use Orba the same way you'd use a MIDI keyboard controller and have access to all of your DAWs sounds, settings, and recording functionality.

For detailed information on MIDI mapping, go here.

Orbacam

You can also use Orbacam, our video app that reacts to your Orba playing with visual effects. Orbacam conveniently routes audio right into your video, so it'll sound amazing! Download it here.


GETTING INSPIRED

To get your creative wheels turning, here’s our page of creator highlights:

https://artiphon.com/pages/community-highlights

And here’s a running list of things to consider trying:

  • Create a melody and sing over it
      • Dance to the beat of your own #Orbaloop

        • Connect Orba to your phone, bring it on your next walk in the park
      • Get friends together for an Orba jam
      • Do a fun and surprising product review
      • Connect to GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad and write a multi-track song on the go
      • Connect Orba to your DAW and control your drum racks or soft synths via MIDI
      • Lay down an Orba loop and solo with an instrument over it
      • Use Orba to soundtrack a social media video that needs some original music

To get your creative wheels turning, here’s our page of creator highlights:

https://artiphon.com/pages/community-highlights

And here’s a running list of things to consider trying:

 

  • Create a melody and sing over it
      • Dance to the beat of your own #Orbaloop
      • Connect Orba to your phone, bring it on your next walk in the park
      • Get friends together for an Orba jam
      • Do a fun and surprising product review
      • Connect to GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad and write a multi-track song on the go
      • Connect Orba to your DAW and control your drum racks or soft synths via MIDI
      • Lay down an Orba loop and solo with an instrument over it
      • Use Orba to soundtrack a social media video that needs some original music

GETTING INSPIRED

To get your creative wheels turning, here’s our page of creator highlights:

https://artiphon.com/pages/community-highlights

And here’s a running list of things to consider trying:

 

  • Create a melody and sing over it
      • Dance to the beat of your own #Orbaloop

        • Connect Orba to your phone, bring it on your next walk in the park
      • Get friends together for an Orba jam
      • Do a fun and surprising product review
      • Connect to GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad and write a multi-track song on the go
      • Connect Orba to your DAW and control your drum racks or soft synths via MIDI
      • Lay down an Orba loop and solo with an instrument over it
      • Use Orba to soundtrack a social media video that needs some original music

To get your creative wheels turning, here’s our page of creator highlights:

https://artiphon.com/pages/community-highlights

And here’s a running list of things to consider trying:

 

  • Create a melody and sing over it
  • Dance to the beat of your own #Orbaloop
  • Connect Orba to your phone, bring it on your next walk in the park
  • Get friends together for an Orba jam
  • Do a fun and surprising product review
  • Connect to GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad and write a multi-track song on the go
  • Connect Orba to your DAW and control your drum racks or soft synths via MIDI
  • Lay down an Orba loop and solo with an instrument over it
  • Use Orba to soundtrack a social media video that needs some original music

Thank you so much for joining us on this adventure and bringing Orba to life.

Tools like Orba are nothing without the minds and hands that animate them.

Thank you so much for joining us on this adventure and bringing Orba to life.

Tools like Orba are nothing without the minds and hands that animate them.