Paris-based Playtronica shared this sneak preview of Orbita, a tangible music controller that’s like a cross between a turntable and a sequencer.
Orbita is designed to be an intuitive controller and innovative sound generator. It is a tangible music controller, and can connect to computers and mobile devices via USB-C. It’s also MIDI compatible, so it can be used with all types of music software.
By arranging magnets on a spinning disc, you can trigger synths and samples using four track ‘orbits’.
There is also a “scratch mode”, and timing can be adjusted with the spinning wheel, like a classic turntable pitch control.
Playtronica says that they set out to create “an elegant object that evokes creativity and wonder, by allowing people to see the world like a synesthete.”
Pricing and Availability
Playtronica plans to open pre-orders for the Orbita starting April 29th, priced at about 250 Euros. See the Playtronica site for details.