To change keys:

  1. Open the Orba 2 app
  2. Expand the menu in the top left
  3. Select Key, and a window will appear at the bottom of the screen with different options
  4. Select your key, and press close the window

Orba's Modes interact with the selected key a bit differently.  By using the ORBA 2 app, presets with different tunings can also be loaded onto Orba 2.

  • Bass Mode is monophonic, meaning only the most recent note is played at a given time.  It will play according to the key and scale selected in the app.

  • In Chord Mode, each of Orba’s pads triggers multiple notes simultaneously to form a chord in the selected key and scale of the song.

  • Lead Mode is polyphonic (meaning you can play several different notes simultaneously). In most Lead presets, the pads are tuned to a pentatonic scale.  If you prefer the traditional major/minor scale, you can select the preset called "Orba Diatonic".

Once you have selected your key and scale, you are all set to make some jams!  If you connect to a Daw or other hardware, your key and scale translate through midi also.  You can find more on these topics in the online User Manual.