0.15.2


Mode Mixing

You can now mix the individual instrument parts in your songs, right on Orba. To adjust the volume for Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead parts, just make sure you’re on the Mode you wish to adjust, hold the A button, and toggle Orba’s volume control up/down. Turn down for what? To get the perfect mix!





0.14.15

  • Bluetooth has been improved and now works on Android. 

  • We fixed a bug where disabling Orba sounds could cause a crash.

  • We fixed an issue where channel pressure was not being sent over Bluetooth.

  • Sometimes turning off Orba sounds, at the same time that notes were being played, could cause stuck notes. We fixed this.

  • Sometimes when notes crossed the loop boundary and you exited overdub mode, Orba would crash. We fixed this, too.

  • We fixed a bug where pitch bend and aftertouch, when recorded as global CCs, could cause a crash.


Details

New Features

  • Updated audio engine to latest version.

Bug Fixes 

  • Major fixes to BLE firmware that address instability with Android devices. Connection should be significantly improved on Android devices. Minor improvements in iOS. (PROD-2219, PROD-2214, PROD-2268)

  • Fix issue where channel pressure wasn't sent via BLE MIDI (PROD-2151)

  • Fix issue where turning off Orba sounds when notes were playing could cause stuck notes (PROD-2210)

  • Fix issues where exiting overdub when notes that crossed the loop boundary were playing could cause looper corruption (PROD-2274, PROD-2355, PROD-2367)

  • Fixed a bug where disabling Orba sounds would cause a crash. (PROD-2376)

  • Fix bug where pitch bend / aftertouch recorded as global CCs could cause crash (PROD-2397)


0.14.11 

New Features

Added compatibility for a USB connection to Android devices.




0.14.8


  • There's a smarter way to loop! We heard similar feedback from many users that looping could be a bit easier to play, and we agree. 

    • Pickup notes: The looper will accept notes played shortly before the first “1” of the measure and add them to your final measure, right where you played them.

    • The “A” button no longer needs to be pressed immediately after the loop ends. The loop now ends at the end of the bar the last note was played in (or automatically after 8 bars). We figured, “why rush?”

  • Orba sounds better: we adjusted the limiter in the audio engine to create clearer, less distorted sounds… even when playing at 11.

  • Orba’s metronome can now be switched on + off now by holding the A button and Pad 7 – BPM for two seconds

  • Orba will now put itself to bed. Leave Orba running for ten minutes and it will automatically power down. Feel free to disable this feature in the settings menu.

  • This update includes dozens of bug fixes and stability improvements, especially with looping.


Details


New Features


  • Added ability for MIDI looper to handle more notes than available playback heads 
  • Added ability for looper to start playing ongoing notes when entering overdub, and be audible within a certain time period 
  • Loop now ends when last note is played, not when A button is pressed 
  • Orba’s looper accepts notes plays shortly before the first '1”
  • To end a loop the “A” button does not be pressed close to the actual end of the loop anymore. The loop now ends at the end of the bar the last note was played in.
  • Add automatic power down after 10 minutes of inactivity



Bug Fixes


  • Fixed issue where Orba would lose time when changing modes with looper playing
  • Fixed issue where held note wouldn't get recorded 
  • Fixed issue where Orba could crash if multiple notes were played at the same time 
  • Fixed issue where holding A + any pad would erase song instead of A + REC 
  • Fixed issue where changing tempo from app could cause a crash 
  • Fixed issue where Orba could crash if a single note was held for the loop length limit 
  • Fixed issue where loading presets in overdub could cause a crash
  • Fixed issue where CCs could get lost for notes that crossed the loop restart boundary 
  • Fixed issue where Boomy Booms bass preset could sound scratchy 
  • Fixed various issues with beeping / glitching during preset loading 
  • Fixed issue where 2 loops could be playing back the same notes 
  • Fixed potential crash when recording a loop with a single note before the “1”
  • Fixed crash if lots of CCs were being sent simultaneously 
  • Fixed issue where crash was possible if playing lots of notes and switching modes 
  • Fixed issue where loading presets in overdub could cause crash 
  • Fixed issue where notes could get stuck when pausing a loop from play 
  • Fixed issues where rapidly played notes could cause a crash in overdub 
  • Fixed issue where holding a note longer than 8 bars could cause crash 
  • Fixed issue where A button press could delete note on first beat 
  • Fixed issue where notes could get stuck when deleting a song from record / overdub 
  • Fixed issue where speaker could distort at high volume levels 
  • Fixed issues where Orba could crash if notes were held longer than the loop length 
  • Fixed issue where stuck notes could happen if the A button was pressed with ongoing notes 
  • Fixed issue where changing instruments in overdub could cause a crash 
  • Fixed issue where MIDI looper didn't use channels properly 
  • Fixed issue where notes shifted if ending overdub under certain conditions 
  • Fixed issue where All Notes Off message wasn't sent on MIDI Channel 16 
  • Fixed issue where All Notes Off messages would be continually sent during preset / song loads 
  • Fixed issue with overdub loop not being saved if you left overdub before the loop was played back 
  • Fixed issue where CCs would be erased if overdubbing and the associated note wasn't active 
  • Fixed issue where All Notes Off MIDI messages were continually sent during preset / song load 
  • Fixed issue where note off message would happen between 0-2s after a note on if Orba's speaker was disabled 
  • Fixed some audio engine issues that could cause distortion or scratchy bass sounds 
  • Fixed issue where switching modes before recording a song could cause a long delay on the metronome tick 
  • Fixed issues where switching modes during record before recording a song could cause a crash 



0.13.19

 

New Features

  • Disable A button when wedge is pressed to prevent accidental menu mode activations 

  • Remove debounce delay from A button to make ending a loop on time easier 

  • Limit max loop length to 8 bars 

  • Playback no longer stops when clearing loop 

  • Note off messages are always sent over BLE MIDI 

  • User pitchbend scale is now persistent across power cycles

  • Added support for minor chords 

  • Chords now respond to major / minor changes from app.

  • Changed A button to switch from record to overdub instead of to next part when recording first song

  • Changed menu entrance to short white flash instead of constant blinking 

  • Changed deleting a loop to go to stop instead of back to record 

  • Enabled metronome tick whenever record is active

  • Turned down metronome volume by ~4dB 

  • Added song root note and scale to Orba metadata 

  • Added delete song feature via A+REC for 4s and A+REC+SHAKE 

 

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed issue where loop could restart one bar in when closing a loop (PROD-1885)

  • Fixed crash when recording long loops 

  • Fixed issue where notes would get stuck on if they were held during an octave shift 

  • Improved USB Audio stability 

  • Fixed issue where notes could get stuck during looper playback 

  • Fixed issue where notes could get stuck if they were held longer than the loop length

  • Fixed issue where it was possible to have loop playback start one bar in when switching from record to overdub 

  • Fixed issue in looper where a note could be missed during the first loop of playback 

  • Fixed issue where Orba could crash when overdubbing overlapping notes 

  • Fixed audio distortion when overdubbing lots of notes on all parts 

  • Fixed various issues where sliding across menu and mode buttons simultaneously could cause crash 

  • Fixed issue where drum LED would be red when initially recording a loop 

  • Fixed issue where CC and aftertouch messages were played per note instead of per channel 

  • Fixed issue where looper wouldn't record channel pressure 

  • Fixed issue where starting record of a loop just before the '1' beat would result in resuming playback midway through the song 

  • Fixed issue where turning off Orba sounds while the looper was playing would cause stuck notes. 

  • Fixed issue where battery charge blink would never indicate full battery 

  • Fixed issue where MIDI notes > 127 could be played with enough octave shifting 

  • Fixed issue where overdubbing on chords could cause crash 

  • Fixed possible crash if playing lots of notes at once 

  • Fixed issues where chunks of loops could go missing 

  • Fixed issue where pausing Orba when nothing has been recorded wouldn't restart record correctly 

  • Fixed issues with CC's not being recorded properly after loop / song erase 

  • Fixed issue where stuck notes were possible if pads were played during flash writes 

  • Fixed an issue where overdubbed notes longer than the loop length could get stuck 

  • Fixed issues where notes could get stuck on erasing a loop / song while in record / overdub 

  • Fixed an issue where Orba would freeze if opening Logic (or sending any sysex messages via USB) 

  • Fixed issue where switching to lead wouldn't send a MIDI program change 

  • Fixed issues where erasing loops and songs could cause stuck notes 

  • Fixed issue where tilting Orba to ~90deg and pushing A button erased loops without a shake to erase (PROD-

  • Fixed issues where notes would get cut off when recording a new part in a song and notes crossed the loop restart boundary 

  • Fixed issue where tapping tempo would default to lowest tempo on first tap