Orba 1

Can I update Orba’s firmware with my phone?
You can not update Orba’s firmware with the mobile Orba app. However, the desktop app is available on the downloads page of our website and allows for a cle...
Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 at 1:19 PM
How does Orba's built-in sound engine work?
We designed an innovative new synthesizer engine for Orba, with a broad range of synth sounds that work seamlessly with various playing gestures. Orba’s emb...
Fri, 3 Apr, 2020 at 10:17 PM
Can I use headphones?
Sure can! We built in a 3.5mm headphone output, so you can connect headphones (or an external speaker for that matter).
Tue, 3 Mar, 2020 at 1:02 PM
Does Orba use Bluetooth MIDI?
Yes! Orba uses MIDI over Bluetooth LE to connect to phones and computers, meaning there's no need to tether the device using a USB cable (although you&#...
Tue, 3 Mar, 2020 at 1:04 PM
Is Orba an MPE controller?
Orba is indeed compatible with MIDI MPE synths. Each playing mode will output notes and CCs on their own channels. Thus, each note can have its own correspo...
Tue, 3 Mar, 2020 at 1:06 PM
Do I need the app to play?
You don’t! Orba works as a standalone synthesizer and looper so you won’t need to connect to any software to play.  We do strongly recommend connecting ...
Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 at 1:13 PM
What do I do if the metronome stops playing after the first loop?
If your Orba’s metronome stops playing after you record your first loop it means your Orba’s firmware is ready for an update. To learn how to update your fi...
Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 at 1:15 PM
Does Orba charge while it’s off?
It does! You won’t see a green charging indicator on Pad 8 (as you normally would when charging Orba while it’s on) but rest assured that Orba is charging e...
Wed, 14 Apr, 2021 at 9:52 AM
Can I play Orba while it’s charging?
Yep! Orba works as perfectly while charging as it does when unplugged ?
Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 at 1:16 PM
Can I use bluetooth headphones or speakers with Orba?
Although Orba does send MIDI over Bluetooth, it does not send audio over Bluetooth. This means you won’t be able to connect it to Bluetooth speakers or head...
Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 at 1:17 PM