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DOWNLOADS

ORBA APP

(DESKTOP)

Download: macOS | Windows
Note: Windows users encountering errors installing the Windows app should consult these steps.

Release Notes

Orba App Version 0.15.27

We’re pleased to present two new Chord presets, including:


Soul chords ☁️

Beautiful chords that include a lot of 7ths, 9ths, and 11ths – giving this organ-like sound a soulful feel.


Passage Chords ⏳

Inspired by vintage pop progressions and featuring a soft, breathy synth tone.


There are also several bug fixes, including a firmware updating issue with macOS 12 Monterey Beta.


Orba FIRMWARE Version 0.15.13

Please be sure to update your firmware as well:

  • • We have fixed several crashes when using the looper. You might not have noticed this unless you went crazy with multi-part layering.
  • • We’ve also made the volume buttons respond faster. This way, you can turn up to 11 even quicker.
  • • And we fixed some issues with battery charging.

Get the most out of your Orba with the Orba companion app from Artiphon. Designed to take your everyday music-making even further, the Orba app offers endless customization with an easy-to-use interface.

Connect wirelessly using MIDI over Bluetooth. Then explore a library of Songs and Presets that feature different sounds, tunings, and tempos. Record loops, then easily save, edit, and organize your creations – even add custom artwork for each track.


ORBA APP

(MOBILE)

Download: iOS | Android
Android users can also download the mobile app directly here.

This companion app gives you full functionality when using your Orba. Connect Orba via Bluetooth to your favorite iOS device or via USB on your Android device to start exploring presets and creating your own songs right in the palm of your hand.


ORBA SESSIONS
FOR GARAGEBAND & LOGIC PRO

Download: GarageBand | Logic Pro

Here is a collection of our favorite factory sounds from GarageBand and Logic Pro – organized in a session to work perfectly with Orba right out of the box. Each set of sounds is grouped by color – the drums are green, the basses are blue, etc. – to match the modes on Orba. When you select your instrument channel, be sure to change to the same mode on Orba, and everything will be mapped out for you and ready to go.

This session is available for GarageBand and Logic Pro. Both versions share the same sounds and track layout, but the Logic Pro version has a few additional settings, MIDI routings, and customizations.


ORBA SESSION
FOR ABLETON LIVE

This Ableton Live session is custom tailored to leverage Orba’s unique interface and gesture set. It has all of the MIDI channel routing pre-set, as well as some sounds loaded, mixed, and mapped to gestures. It also includes various loop-length clips so you can record using Ableton’s looper.


ORBA SESSION
FOR F.L. STUDIO

Welcome to your Orba FL Studio template. We’ve picked out three different instruments for each mode on Orba. When you select your instrument channel, be sure to change to the same mode on Orba, and everything will be mapped out for you ready to go.


MAX FOR LIVE UTILITY DEVICE

(DESKTOP)

For those of you who have Ableton with Max for Live, this custom Max for Live device allows you to isolate and map individual gestures to MIDI mappable parameters.

Special thanks to our collaborator, Odie DeSmith, for developing this utility tool
🙌


UTILITY PRESETS

(DESKTOP)

These Utility Presets are designed to isolate Orba's MIDI output to a single gesture at a time, allowing you to map each multi-dimensional gesture in your DAW with precision.

For additional help, you can download the user manual here.

INSTRUMENT 1 EDITOR

(DESKTOP)

Download: macOS  | Windows PC

The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Editor is an interface for customizing the settings of your INSTRUMENT 1. Combine techniques, tunings, and features to create and save custom presets. Control how your INSTRUMENT 1 interfaces with MIDI-enabled software (such as GarageBand, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and more) on your Mac or PC.

Learn more about the Editor in the INSTRUMENT 1 Manual.


INSTRUMENT 1 APP

(MOBILE)

Download: iOS

This is the iOS companion app for the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1. Connect the INSTRUMENT 1 device to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod using the provided USB-to-Lightning cable, download the Artiphon app, and immediately start exploring an intuitive palette of musical sounds, techniques, and features.


INSTRUMENT 1 SESSIONS
FOR GARAGEBAND & LOGIC PRO

Download: GarageBand | Logic Pro

These sounds were selected and customized by the Artiphon staff to work especially well with the INSTRUMENT 1. If you’re new to GarageBand, this is a good place to get started. If you’re already savvy with Apple music-making software, this project can act as a jumping-off point and a place to get ideas for making fun sounds on the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1.


INSTRUMENT 1 FOR MAINSTAGE

Download: macOS

These sounds were chosen to match the default presets on the INSTRUMENT 1. Turn on MIDI Program changes in the INSTRUMENT 1 Editor and when you press the preset knob, these instruments will automatically change. This is a great way to perform live using a variety of technique and sounds.


ARTIPHON TILT-READY SYNTHS
FOR GARAGEBAND & LOGIC PRO

Download: GarageBand | Logic Pro

This GarageBand session contains nine sounds that all work seamlessly with I1 Tilt. Turn on this feature and move the INSTRUMENT 1 up & down to control these sounds in new expressive ways.


INSTRUMENT 1 SESSION FOR KONTAKT PLAYER

Download: macOS | Windows


Additionally, you’ll need to download Kontakt’s Factory Selection Library which can be found here.

The Native Instruments Kontakt Player is a free sampler for PC and Mac that can be used to play virtual instruments with the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1. The Artiphon Staff Picks download for Kontakt Player features sounds selected by the Artiphon team and have been configured to work especially well with the INSTRUMENT 1.


INSTRUMENT 1 SESSION FOR ABLETON LIVE

This Ableton Live session is a template for using MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) with the INSTRUMENT 1. By setting up six individual instances of an Ableton virtual instrument, you can use string bending or fretless mode to independently bend the pitch of strings and control channel pressure. This additional setup is only necessary for independently controlling pitch bend or channel pressure, otherwise the INSTRUMENT 1 will work normally with just one instance of an Ableton virtual instrument.


ARTIPHON INSTRUMENT 1 MAX PATCH

Max is a visual programming language used by artists, educators, researchers and anyone who wants to take their sights and sounds to new heights. Use the Artiphon Max patch as a template to access all of the MIDI data sent from the INSTRUMENT 1 in a controlled, organized, and visual way. Route the INSTRUMENT 1 to trigger custom synths, video manipulation tools, and any of the limitless possibilities made possible within the Max programming environment. This patch takes care of all of the preliminary routing so you can start creating right away.

Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

Coming Soon

ORBA APP

(DESKTOP)

Download: macOS | Windows
Note: Windows users encountering errors installing the Windows app should consult these steps.

Release Note

Orba App Version 0.15.27

We’re pleased to present two new Chord presets, including:


Soul chords ☁️

Beautiful chords that include a lot of 7ths, 9ths, and 11ths – giving this organ-like sound a soulful feel.


Passage Chords ⏳

Inspired by vintage pop progressions and featuring a soft, breathy synth tone.


There are also several bug fixes, including a firmware updating issue with macOS 12 Monterey Beta.


Orba FIRMWARE Version 0.15.13

Please be sure to update your firmware as well:

  • • We have fixed several crashes when using the looper. You might not have noticed this unless you went crazy with multi-part layering.
  • • We’ve also made the volume buttons respond faster. This way, you can turn up to 11 even quicker.
  • • And we fixed some issues with battery charging.

Get the most out of your Orba with the Orba companion app from Artiphon. Designed to take your everyday music-making even further, the Orba app offers endless customization with an easy-to-use interface.

Connect wirelessly using MIDI over Bluetooth. Then explore a library of Songs and Presets that feature different sounds, tunings, and tempos. Record loops, then easily save, edit, and organize your creations – even add custom artwork for each track.


ORBA APP

(MOBILE)

Download: iOS | Android

Android users can also download the mobile app directly here.

This companion app gives you full functionality when using your Orba. Connect Orba via Bluetooth to your favorite iOS device or via USB on your Android device to start exploring presets and creating your own songs right in the palm of your hand.


MAX FOR LIVE UTILITY DEVICE

(DESKTOP)

For those of you who have Ableton with Max for Live, this custom Max for Live device allows you to isolate and map individual gestures to MIDI mappable parameters.

Special thanks to our collaborator, Odie DeSmith, for developing this utility tool
🙌


UTILITY PRESETS

(DESKTOP)

These Utility Presets are designed to isolate Orba's MIDI output to a single gesture at a time, allowing you to map each multi-dimensional gesture in your DAW with precision.

INSTRUMENT 1 EDITOR

(DESKTOP)

Download: macOS  | Windows

The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Editor is an interface for customizing the settings of your INSTRUMENT 1. Combine techniques, tunings, and features to create and save custom presets. Control how your INSTRUMENT 1 interfaces with MIDI-enabled software (such as GarageBand, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and more) on your Mac or PC.

Learn more about the Editor in the INSTRUMENT 1 Manual.


INSTRUMENT 1 APP

(MOBILE)

Download: iOS

This is the iOS companion app for the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1. Connect the INSTRUMENT 1 device to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod using the provided USB-to-Lightning cable, download the Artiphon app, and immediately start exploring an intuitive palette of musical sounds, techniques, and features.