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New Orba Players Welcome!

Hi there and welcome to the new Orba forum!

Please introduce yourself, and let us know what you think. We’re eager to hear your thoughts. 

If you come upon an issue, the fastest way to find a solution is by contacting Though we do our best to always respond, your post in this forum could get lost in the more high-volume threads.

You can also feel free to start a new forum thread if you have an interesting discussion point. It could be about anything – the sounds, the industrial design, the app as it continues to be developed, or anything else!


Rock and roll,

Adam from Artiphon

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Hi. when will the orba be available to the general public please?

Hi Tony!

Great timing — we just opened orders to the general public today (US only). You can shop Orba at

Thanks for the question and please let me know if you have any others!


I already ordered two units on July 23rd using PayPal. I gave not received any order confirmation from artiphon. Will I?

Hello! I ordered on 7/20 from the reservation email. Received order confirm but has not shipped yet. Excited to get my hands on the device and to hear what all of you come up with using yours. ✌

Hi! Still Waiting on mine to arrive. 

I ordered mine 7/20. I have a receipt, but I keep getting notices that I need to complete my order.

Hi all, thanks for the thoughtful messages! We're equally excited to get Orba in your hands. For those looking for information on shipping and fulfillment, we've begun shipping, and you'll be receiving tracking information soon.  For more specifics around tracking your individual order, give a shout at, as backers and reservers will be receiving units on different timelines. 



Thank you. I. Ordered mine 7/20 also. Hopefully mine gets shipped soon. I can’t wait to get my Orba.

Thanks! Looking fwd to start playing on it :)

BTW, the question: how many steps Orba's looper is? I.e. how long is the longest loop? Tnx!

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Hi, I'm Lukas and I'm really looking forward to holding Orba in my hands. It's been a pleasure and a fantastic journey following the project through Kickstarter, reading all these great updates, watching video teasers and getting a first impression on what Orba can do.

Playing the drums, the piano and a wee bit of guitar I can't wait to add a whole new level of making music with that wonderful instrument that's coming our way.

Keep up the good work and thanks for all your effort at Artiphon!



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Hi, I'm really excited that the Orba will be on it's way soon!

After looking at the User Manual, I wanted to ask if the firmware update will also be available for Linux? It would be a shame if I couldn't use my Orba! :)

Cheers, and thank-you.

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I have not ordered an Orba yet, but I had a question about the chord functionality.

-I read (I think on the FAQ page) that you can change the chords to be whatever you want, but I don't see a way to do that. Is it/will it be in the song editing menu in the app and/or computer program? If it is how does it work? If i find the chords to a song I like, can I load the chords for that song onto the Orba and save it as a song, then be able to come back to it later through the app?

The Orba seems like a really cool instrument, this is the only thing I have some trepidation on.

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Heather Buchanon probably not. Regular people don’t even know about Linux much less building software for it. I know, it’s sad isn’t it. The most used operating system on the planet and most companies don’t create software for it. From what I’m reading it appears the desktop app will only work on Mac or Windows so don’t mean to disappoint you but the answer to your question would be no, you can only update the firmware from a Mac or Windows computer. A desktop or laptop computer, not your phone, tablet, or phablet. So if you don’t even have a desktop or laptop computer you can’t update the firmware.

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