Hi all! Just a quick heads up:
Updating to iOS 14.2 on your mobile device will block Bluetooth connections between Orba and the Orba app. We're working on a fix for this and will have an update available soon.
We're still working on a fix for this. In the meantime, this article will walk you through the process of safely downgrading back to the previous version of iOS. We've tried this internally and backtracking in this way (to supported versions of iOS prior to 14.2) does reinstate Bluetooth functionality in the Orba app.
Of course, we'll continue to keep everyone posted on our progress updating the Orba app to support Bluetooth in iOS 14.2.
Brian, Apple is working on a fix for Bluetooth LE Midi on iOS 14.2.
Arne, thanks for your reply. It doesn't appear to be that simple on my devices, having tested again just now. Here's my device list:
* Mac running latest version of Catalina, latest Orba app
* iPhone on iOS 14.1
* iPad on iOS 14.2
iPhone - via BLE, Orba connects. Switching Orba Sounds off or on in the app seems to have no effect for some reason. Via camera connector dongle and cable, audio routes to the Orba. In control center I can switch this to airplay targets but not back to the iPhone speaker, which is no longer listed once I plug in the Orba.
iPad - BLE errors as mentioned as it's on iOS 14.2 - via physical cable, again the iPad output in Control Center disappears as an option as soon as Orba is plugged in.
* When connected via cable to either iOS device, Orba appears to function only as MIDI input and Audio device - opening the Orba app and changing between Drums / Bass etc is not reflected in either direction - is that expected or should it be fully functional?
Mac - all fine. Sounds on/off is respected and applied instantly, and I can freely change output target in Logic Pro to normal output.
If I plug headphones into Orba then I can, through a combination of actions across devices, get just app audio out without Orba sounds - but then the background hiss is too much for this method to be viable. The Apple fix should sort me out when they get it rolled out, though.
(Orba apps and Firmware are all up to date)