I was bummed out to see in the manual that you need to use the app to change the key of the Orba, making it pretty useless for live jam situations, which is why I bought it.
Also, very concerning is the fact that the pop up list for keys to change to didn't show any minor keys....Can't use it for songs in Am? really?
Am I missing something, or is the Orba really this limited?
I have not received my Orba yet. After installing the Windows app, I see that minor keys are indeed an option, which is a relief.
I'd love to see an option for changing keys directly on the Orba, though....
To understand why this is important (to me, at least) is this situation:
We jam with about 8 musicians. One of the first questions before starting a song, is "What key is it in?"
Every song is different, according to vocal range, instruments, etc.
Currently, if I bring along the Orba, I can only really use it easily if the song is in C major (or ONE key, whichever I choose).
If I want to use it for every song, I need to hook it up to the computer, and app, and change the key. Everyone will not wait around for that each time we start a song.
Maybe there's something I"m overlooking, but it seems this is the way it would have to work with key changes on the Orba (short of only using it for drums which requires no key....)
Yes I hope they add this on a update some how I use mostly minor but to be able to change to a major will be needed live
I'm sure they'll add this soon. It seems pretty logical. In the meantime, for $99 you ca't really go wrong with this. I'm looking for some renewed inspiration since I won't have to sit in front of my DAW to use this.
Yeah, it looks like Minor keys ARE supported, but changing the key right on the Orba is not....so using it in a jam situation without a laptop isn't possible....unless you just use it for percussion....
It's actually quicker than 30 seconds. If you save a song with every likely key, all you have to do is load that preset from the iPhone app.
Why can't I change keys when my Orba is connected to my Windows 10 PC via USB? The key selection is grey out and not selectable..
I've read the prior comments and I agree that the most needed upgrade is to be able to change the key on the Orba, not just through a connected app. You can already "transpose" by an octave, but the Orba would be MUCH more useful if you could transpose by half steps.