Artiphon Orba Synthesizer & MIDI Controller Now Available

Artiphon let us know that their Orba handheld synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller is now available.

The Orba features a built-in synth engine and speaker, so it can be played anywhere. Artiphon describes the built-in syunth engine it as a hybrid synth, featuring morphing oscillators, physical modeling and MPE MIDI support.

Audio Demos:

Orba pairs with a companion app, which lets you switch quickly between Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead parts, or layer them to create a song with the built-in looper.

Orba is also a class-compliant Bluetooth MIDI controller, so you can connect wirelessly and use it with your MIDI software.

Pricing and Availability

Orba was originally funded via a Kickstarter project, but is now available to anyone for $99.99 USD.

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  1. For folks waiting on an Orba, we very much regret to hear you’ve been waiting longer than expected. As a team, we’ve certainly encountered our fair share of logistics challenges this year. We’ve shipped thousands of Orbas worldwide so far, and we’re working hard to smooth out the remaining disruptions. Orders placed on are indeed shipping within 4-6 weeks. However, there is a batch of orders that were more significantly delayed due to a problem in our system. We’ve spoken about more of these details in a recent social post ( If anyone is still experiencing issues with their order, please do email us at [email protected] and we get back to you with the status. Thank you so much! –The Artiphon Team

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