THE ORBA 2, A WAY TO MAKE MUSIC ON THE GO, NO KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
MIDI controllers are a popular choice of tech gifts for audiophiles but odds are your friend already has a couple lying around. Why not go for something more fun?
The Orba 2 is the perfect gift for both advanced musicians and people who just want to dabble from time to time.
orba 2 instrument artifon
The follow-up to a popular synth, looper, and controller from Artiphon, the Orba 2 fits in the palm of your hand and reacts to the simplest of micro-movements to make music.
This is a pocket-sized digital instrument that lets you make music by simply playing around with it – tap it, tilt it, whack it or rotate it and it will make sounds, flash and vibrate.
It has a speaker on the bottom, so the user can do a live show on the fly. It also has a headphone jack and bluetooth, so it can turn your giftee’s public transport commute into a fun opportunity to create beats and loops.
The Orba 2 retails for $149.99 but, if your budget is tight, keep an eye out for the first Orba, as it frequently goes on sale.
Check it out here.