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Future Retro - Orb

Postby bhrama » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:15 pm

This has been out for some time now, and I was wondering:
1.) how many of you have/use one (or more)
2.) how intuitive is it
3.) will it play well with my gear * see list in signature

Thanks for the feedback!
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Re: Future Retro - Orb

Postby Phollop Willing PA » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:21 pm

bhrama wrote:This has been out for some time now, and I was wondering:
1.) how many of you have/use one (or more)
2.) how intuitive is it
3.) will it play well with my gear * see list in signature

Thanks for the feedback!


1. I have one
2. 6/10
3. yes

It also has the function to act as a MIDI to CV controller and will sequence most anything with MIDI and/or CV.
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Re: Future Retro - Orb

Postby phesago » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:59 pm

1. Yes, I use 3. Generally not at the same time though. Only if I'm lucky do I get to use all three(generally if i want to use a multi patch on the xpander).

2. 6/7-10. Depends on your approach. Once you understand the OS it becomes stupid easy to use. The way it operates is a slightly simple/easier to use machinedrum, with the dual functions per knob/button.

3. Absolutely! You could even dual control two pieces with one orb. One via midi, the toehr via cv. It's not to useful(because it'll be on the same sequence(r)), but it's worth mentioning.

I find them to be extremely useful. It wouldnt be the case if I had two sets of hands, but hey whatever.
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Re: Future Retro - Orb

Postby space6oy » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:32 pm

+1 on using 3. they're great little midi / cv sequencers.
i had fun once. it was AWFUL.
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Re: Future Retro - Orb

Postby GuyaGuy » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:20 pm

Yeah, it has a minor learning curve since the menu screen is limited but once you learn it it's easy to use.
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