Hi I'm happy that I finally received my Orba! The device it's looking great though I can see there are some things that can be improved in the software side.
At this time for me the most annoying issue is some kind of audio drop when changing between modes while a loop is being played or recorded. It's like all the current playing layer sounds are stopped when changing the mode.
Also, I often experience a device reset after switching between modes while playing.
The playability experience is highly reduced without fluidness. I hope this can be fixed in future firmwares.
Thanks for reaching out about this. Glad to hear you received your Orba!
Because the looper is a midi looper and midi sends "note on" and "note off" messages, Orba ends all notes when changing modes to avoid stuck notes between different channels. When you listen back to the loop, you shouldn't hear any drops in the audio.
The second issue you're having is a known issue that we're working on improving with each firmware update, so please check you're on the latest firmware update.
This is a little problem, yes. And in the "Orba Video Course" there is not this problem audible when switching modes in a live session, so it's a little fake or a "feature" of the lasts firmwares
Seems like sound dropping when switching instruments is still present on Orba 2, and that kind of annoying when trying to play live and build something from the scratch.
It is not all about one loop playing correctly, it is about the performance as a whole.