Artiphon Orba 2 handheld synth, sampler, looper and controller

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Hold out your hands and meet Orba 2, the follow - up to Artiphon’s award - winning synth, looper, and controller. Orba 2 has everything you loved about the original with multiple groundbreaking upgrades. Now, you can play any sound imaginable with its unique sample engine. Listen through the built - in speaker, or plug - in and get loud. Customise your instrument with the Orba App and share your creations with friends. Take your creativity to new heights as you take Orba 2 anywhere you go.


Play any sound in the world

Orba 2 features a brand new sound engine that includes sampled audio recordings. This means you can now play instruments like electric guitars and upright pianos, as well as more adventurous sounds like vocals, found sounds, and custom artist songs. Imagine conducting an orchestra in the park with no strings attached and no screens required.

Create your own instruments

Orba 2 players can also capture or import their own sounds to create completely unique instruments. With the press of a button in t he Orba App, everything around you can be turned into an Orba preset. A bicycle bell, a bird singing, or your roommate’s amazing voice can all be played, looped, and shared as a musical melody.

Loop songs in seconds

Orba 2 allows you to record loops right on the device itself. Using Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead, you’ll be able to layer sounds to create songs that are uniquely yours. Orba 2 also has a quantize feature that snaps your musical phrases to the beat so that every moment fits perfectly into the groove. And since Orba 2 has far more memory than its predecessor, you’ll be able to make way longer songs: up to 128 bars!

Play with Gestures

Orba 2’s touch and motion sensors combine to capture even the most subtle micro - movements. Its improved ceramic - like playing surface simultaneously reacts to the nine simple gestures: Tap, Press, Radiate, Tilt, Shake, Spin, Vibrato, Move, and Bump. Each gesture can control the onboard synth engine or your MIDI music software of choice. With unprecedented express ive potential, you’ll never play the same note twice. MIDI Control: Use Orba to control your MIDI - based software and hardware instruments (via USB - C or wirelessly via Bluetooth MIDI).

Orba works with GarageBand, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase , FL Studio, as well as any MIDI - compatible mobile app. In addition, Orba is fully compliant with the new standard for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), making it capable of multiple independent note expressions.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Graeme Pretty
Orba2 - a lot of fun, and versatile

I've had my Orba 2 for a bit over a week. It's been a lot of fun to play with. There's a small learning curve, but no problem if you are patient. It is well made, and well thought out. I didn't like the basic sounds that come with it, so uploaded new ones and all is well. I haven't yet done much sampling, nor uploaded new sampled sounds from my collections, but I will and it will be great. There is only one feature missing - you can't save your composition directly as an MP3 etc. But it makes a great DAW Midi interface, and there, wow, it opens up a lot of new things to do. The little speaker inside the Orba 2 itself is, well, 50mm or so... it's not going to boom. But with headphones or an amp, the sound is really very good. With all the ways you can hit and play this thing, it's up to your imagination to put it to good use. I certainly will! The price is probably right for what it does. I rated 4 stars only because you can't save to it, otherwise it's 5 stars. So, would I recommend it to others? Yes.


Love it l! Lots of fun to use.

Creativity in your hand!

Straight into some intuitive loops and making sounds, but takes a little while to get used to the layout and be able to jam on the fly.

For the price, this is an awesome and well built little toy and totally recommended. The app that accompanies it could use a little polish, but it does what it needs to.

Orba 2 review

An awesome upgrade from the original Orba. Just as addictive but more powerful.

Brett Doherty
This Orba is next level.

A handheld device packed with features, to easy write a tune and record it.
Portable songwriting at your finger tips suitable for any age.