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The better part of a decade ago, Artiphon hit Kickstarter with the Instrument 1 Guitar that allowed you to easily travel with an instrument without all the headaches or worry about carrying a full-size guitar. Artiphon is back with their latest portable instrument, the Orba. Orba is a whole new kind of musical instrument that the brand describes as a cross between a gaming controller and a half a grapefruit that translates gestures from your hands and fingers directly into sound. What does that mean in practice? Hold it in your hand, put it on your desk and get to pushing, clapping and shaking your way into a fun music-making experience that’s suitable for all ages and skill levels. The portable synth, looper and MIDI controller (functionality over both Bluetooth and USB-C let’s you use Orba with all your existing production software) lets you create songs in seconds and play them over the built-in speaker or through your headphones. In other words, the handheld Orba is designed and built to let you make music wherever and whenever the mood strikes.

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