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Orba 2 Handheld Musical Instrument

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Orba 2 Handheld Musical Instrument

17 768 XPF Non-Member
Members save up to 20% & free shipping $35+
Member and other discounts do not apply.

Color:  Black

Size:  One Size

Item# 20379-163655 In Stock
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Simultaneously a powerful sampler and an electronic musical instrument, the Artiphon’s Orba 2 is shaped like a half sphere and fits conveniently in your hand. Use it on the go to capture any sound that interests you and play it back, or plug it into a larger speaker system and let it be part of your own personal symphony. The Orba 2’s sound engine includes pre-sampled audio recordings like real electric guitars and upright pianos among hundreds of other drum, bass, chord and lead sounds. 

Orba 2 allows you to record loops right on the device itself and to make songs up to 128 bars long. Its ceramic-like playing surface reacts to nine simple gestures: Tap, Press, Radiate, Tilt, Shake, Spin, Vibrato, Move, and Bump. Each gesture can control the onboard synth engine or your MIDI music software of choice. Orba 2 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 new standard for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), making it capable of multiple independent note expressions.

Features of the Orba 2 Handheld Musical Instrument include:

  • Onboard sample engine and synthesizer and built-in speaker offer an immediate playing experience.
  • Quantize feature snaps your musical phrases to the beat so that every moment fits perfectly into the groove.
  • Eight capacitive-sensing pads respond to the lightest movement.
  • 3W built-in active speaker system.
  • 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 new ways.
  • 2GB each of factory and sample memory.
  • Use the 1/8" (3.5mm) output to listen on headphones, speakers, and amps.
  • Multicolor LEDs respond to your playing.
  • Embedded haptic engine offers vibration feedback.
  • USB rechargeable battery (cable included) with up to five hours of play. (Fully charges in 3 hours).
  • Compatible with iOS 11+, Android 9+, Windows 10 and macOS 10.12 and newer devices.
  • Measures 2h x 3.14” diam.
  • Designer
    Mike Butera
  • Size
    2h x 3.20" diam
  • Material
  • Year of Design
  • Origin
Orba 2 Handheld Musical Instrument

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