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Beep and reset when over-dubbing

Is there a maximum number of tracks that can be overdubbed with the Orba? Whe playing around with layering in some drums, the Orba has (on four occasions now) beeped loudly and reset itself, erasing the tracks recorded in that session. Has anybody else encountered this behavior?

Thanks for reaching out, Casey. This is a known issue that comes up from time to time. When loops get really complex, there is a possibility of a firmware error, resulting in a crash.


We're working on a fix for this, but in the meantime when this happens, the best thing to do is verify you are running the latest app version (15.18) and firmware (15.4).  Then give your Orba a hard reset.

  1. Reconnect Orba to your Mac or Windows computer via the included USB-C cable
  2. Press and hold the Power button and Volume Down (-) button simultaneously for 15 seconds (you won't see any visual feedback from Orba). This forces Orba to power off.
  3. Press and hold the Power button on its own for 5 seconds (again, you won't see visual feedback from Orba). This ensures that Orba is powered back on.

Let me know if this helps

I just received my replacement Orba after the first one demonstrated some hardware issues. I'm still getting frequent crashes. I haven't been able to complete a single song - and I usually don't make it past drums before it beeps and resets. It likes to fail aroundthe third loop through 8 counts. I have updated the firmware and confirmed that the desktop app is the latest version. I also tried the hard reset. It still has the issue. Is this up for a firmware fix in the near future, or am I working with an abnormally buggy unit (for the second time)?

Unfortunately, you're not working with an abnormally bugged unit. This is becoming a more known issue, and our development team is working to provide a fix for it in a future firmware update, so make sure you always have the latest firmware on your Orba. 

Yes, I am having the same issue myself. 
Frequently I will be in the middle of making a song and the devices beeps, crashes and wrecks the song in the process; occasionally reverting to my previously stored song. Considering I just received the Orba a week ago, it's pretty disconcerting that I received what is essentially a broken and unfinished device, out of the box. :/ 

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