Orba 2

Sale price$149.99

Color: White
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Sample your world.

Music as soon as you open the box.

Tap into your creativity with Orba 2 by Artiphon. Easily switch between Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead, using the built-in synthesizer and looper to create full tunes. Whether you are looking to unwind, fidget, sketch musical ideas, or use its MIDI capabilities to control your DAW, Orba will evolve with you on your musical journey.

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Real (good) sounds.

Orba's sounds include traditional instruments like guitars, pianos, basses, drums, and electronic synth sounds. Pair your Orba 2 with the Artiphon Connect companion app to play and combine hundreds of sounds inspired by your favorite genres like Lofi, EDM, Hip-Hop, Trap, Pop, RnB, and more!

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Play all the parts.

Orba’s onboard synthesizer features four modes — Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead — easily switchable with a tap. Its looper allows quick layering and recording for instant song creation. When connected to a DAW, these modes control software instruments and enable advanced features like playing multiple MIDI notes with a single finger.

Sampling a rubber duck using the Artiphon Connect app with an Orba by Artiphon

Sample that.

Transform any sound into a playable preset, using the Artiphon Connect App. Load your recorded or existing samples onto Orba and experience its powerful sound engine automatically tuning your samples to your selected key. Whether it's a bicycle bell, a bird singing, or your friend's voice, any sound can kickstart your next song.

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Always sound good.

Further customize your instrument using the app, selecting different keys, tuning, adjusting tempos, and more. Its innovative technology keeps you perfectly in tune, never hitting a wrong note. Toggle on quantize, and your performance stays perfectly on the beat of your selected tempo, allowing you to focus on creative expression while Orba handles the rest.

Real (good) sounds.

Orba's sounds include traditional instruments like guitars, pianos, basses, drums, and electronic synth sounds. Pair your Orba 2 with the Artiphon Connect companion app to play and combine hundreds of sounds inspired by your favorite genres like Lofi, EDM, Hip-Hop, Trap, Pop, RnB, and more!

Play all the parts.

Orba’s onboard synthesizer features four modes — Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead — easily switchable with a tap. Its looper allows quick layering and recording for instant song creation. When connected to a DAW, these modes control software instruments and enable advanced features like playing multiple MIDI notes with a single finger.

Sample that.

Transform any sound into a playable preset, using the Artiphon Connect App. Load your recorded or existing samples onto Orba and experience its powerful sound engine automatically tuning your samples to your selected key. Whether it's a bicycle bell, a bird singing, or your friend's voice, any sound can kickstart your next song.

Always sound good.

Further customize your instrument using the app, selecting different keys, tuning, adjusting tempos, and more. Its innovative technology keeps you perfectly in tune, never hitting a wrong note. Toggle on quantize, and your performance stays perfectly on the beat of your selected tempo, allowing you to focus on creative expression while Orba handles the rest.

Person playing a blue Orba by Artiphon, held in their hands, in a park.Sampling a rubber duck using the Artiphon Connect app with an Orba by ArtiphonSmiling person playing an Orba handheld synthesizer while sitting on a couch

Feel the music.

Immerse yourself in musical expression with Orba's touch-sensitive pads, responding to the slightest touch. Feel the music as you naturally modulate sound using nine intuitive playing gestures like Tilt, Shake, Radiate, Bump, Move, Spin, and more — all mappable in your DAW.

Yes, it works with that.

Break free from the creative constraints of traditional controllers with their limiting keys, knobs, and buttons. Orba is a Bluetooth MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) controller that seamlessly connects to your favorite music production apps, empowering you to control software instruments in popular DAWs such as Ableton Live, GarageBand, Logic, FL Studio, and more.

Using Orba as a MIDI controller to connect with DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations)

A musical sketchpad.

Bring your musical ideas to life with Orba; its always-in-tune capability makes idea generation a breeze. You can seamlessly share your creations by exporting finished tracks as audio files, or export MIDI data to finalize your compositions in your preferred DAW.

Person sketching musical ideas using Orba 2 as a stepping stone

Take it anywhere!

Orba is the size of a small grapefruit, making it superbly portable. Bring Orba to your next BBQ party, subway ride home, or band practice. Wherever creativity sparks, Orba is there to scratch that itch. With its built-in speaker, rechargeable battery, and headphone jack, you can play as loud as you want wherever you are!

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Accessorize in color.

Add an extra layer of protection to your Orba with our custom Silicone Sleeve. This flexible sleeve allows full access to buttons and cable ports and features a removable strap long enough to attach Orba to your wrist or backpack.

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Onboard speaker

3W active system, about as loud as an acoustic guitar.

USB C Port

For connecting to devices to charge and to trigger MIDI.

Headphone jack

For private jamming, or for plugging into amps and turning up.

Feather touch playing surface

Eight, capacitive-sensing pads that respond to the most subtle movements.

Volume buttons

For turning up, silly.

Tech Specs

What's in the box?

  • Orba 2
  • USB Cable
  • Quickstart Guide

Dimensions

  • 3.14" (diameter) x 2" (height)

I/O

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

Features

  • Multi-colored LEDs
  • 8 capacitive sense pads
  • Built-in accelerometer
  • Built-in Gyroscope
  • Embedded Haptic feedback
  • (A) menu button
  • Power + volume button
  • Rechargeable battery (+5 hours)

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth LE MIDI (MIDI only)
  • Note: Windows 10 does not currently support Bluetooth LE MIDI

Speaker System

  • 3W built-in active speaker system

Compatibility

  • iOS 11 and newer
  • Android 9 and newer
  • macOS 10.12 and newer
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)

Note: Firmware updating requires a cabled USB connection and can only be done from a desktop computer.

Note: Transferring a sample from your device to Orba 2 requires a cabled USB connection.

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