Kickstarter is a real storehouse of unusual developments. These include the unique musical instrument Orba from the American company Artiphon. The device turned out to be so popular that its development has already collected 1500% more than the expected amount.
Externally, Orba resembles a miniature wireless speaker. In reality, it is a synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller in one miniature package. The device allows you to create music in a very unusual way. To start creating, you need to click on the touch areas, swipe on them, shake the gadget, make them swings, knock, rotate, and so on. Any action produces sound, and their combination allows you to create unique musical compositions.
The Orba concept is based on combining various musical instruments and effects in a single device. Due to the compact size of the device, you can always carry it with you and start creating at any time when inspiration comes. A built-in speaker allows you to arrange mini-concerts.
The companion app, available for macOS, iOS, Windows, and Android, significantly extends the basic capabilities of Orba. It gives you access to more sounds, presets, loops, and settings. The app also allows you to save and edit songs and then share them on social networks. In addition, tracks can be exported to popular music programs like Apple's GarageBand.
At the time of writing, the creators of Orba collected more than $720,000 for production instead of the requested $50,000. The price of the device starts at $89.