Artiphon Orba 2 Handheld Synth Looper and Controller

Updated to include sampling, the Artiphon Orba 2 is an addictive mini-synth that lets you use hand gestures for highly responsive, expressive playing.

Orba 2's unique sounds include electronic synths as well as more traditional and acoustic instruments. Artiphon redesigned Orba's sound engine from the ground up so that it can play sampled pianos, guitars, found sounds, and more. Imagine conducting a string orchestra in the parkno strings attached and no screens required. Simply by sliding a finger across the Orba 2's responsive surface, you'll blend these synths & samples to achieve an infinite combination of sounds. With unprecedented expressive potential, you'll never play the same note twice.

Create your own instruments:
With the Orba 2 app, you'll be able to record any sound from the real world and transform it into a playable musical instrument. Try capturing the sounds of the city on your walk to work: turn a jackhammer into a percussion instrument, replay the melody of a songbird, or sample a tone from the street busker so you can play it yourself.

Loop songs in seconds:
Orba 2 has an integrated MPE looper that allows you to record loops right on the device itself. Using Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead modes, you'll be able to combine these sounds to create songs that are uniquely yours. Orba 2's quantize feature will keep everything in time, so you can focus on creativity and fun. And since Orba 2 has far more memory than its predecessor, you'll be able to make way longer songs: up to 128 bars!

Play with Gestures:
Orba 2's touch and motion sensors combine to capture even the most subtle micro-movements. Its improved read more ceramic-like playing surface simultaneously reacts to the nine simple gestures: Tap, Press, Radiate, Tilt, Shake, Slide, Vibrato, Move, and Bump. Each gesture can control the onboard synth engine or your MIDI music software of choice.

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


- Onboard sample engine and synthesizer and built-in speaker offer an immediate playing experience
- Eight capacitive-sensing pads respond to the lightest velocities
- Accelerometer and gyroscope capture a range of multi-dimensional gestures
- 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-C, and use MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) to play your sounds in dynamic ways
- Use the 1/8" (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
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- What's in the Box: Orba 2, USB-C to USB-A cable, Quick Start Guide
- I/O:
- USB-C (USB 2.0 Class Compliant Audio/ Midi)
- 3.5mm (1/8") TRS Analog Headphone Stereo Out)
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth LE MIDI
- Speaker System: 3W built-in active speaker system
- Battery:
- Lithium Polymer Battery
- 1250 mAH
- 5h average operating time
- 80% capacity after 300 charging cycles
- Operating Temperature: 10 Degrees Celsius- 40 Degrees Celsius Storage Temperature
- Capacitive Touch Sensitive Pads: 8 Pads can be used with different gestures. Tap, Press, Vibrato, Radiate, Slide
- Modulation and Controllers:
- Tilt, Spin, Shake, Bump, Move
- Haptic Engine
- Tactile feedback
- Looper: Four track midi looper
- Modes: Four on-board modes: Drum, Bass, Chord, Lead
- Sound Engine: Sampling Audio Engine
- Companion App: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows
- System Requirements: Minimum System Version: iOS11, Android 9, Windows 10, MacOS 10.12
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 900-00009
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Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 900-00009

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