Orbital Guitar is a MIDI Guitar like no other, the fretboard is completely mapped onto a sphere which you can rotate with either buttons or accelerometers. You can use it straight out of the box with it’s internal samples based synth, and then if you have MIDI devices to connect then get ready for a fiesta de carne. A chord selector allows you to strum and progress your chords with ease, making an extraordinarily simple way to make elaborate tunes that regularly sound good. If electronica is your scene then the XY pad next to the guitar allows you to apply a range of FX to your sound whilst you are playing.
It comes with 15 preset sounds and you can use Audio Copy & Paste to bring in more sounds. There is a limited record functionality that grabs arounds 10 seconds of sounds so you can record riffs but not whole songs in this first version, the plus version will get microphone and longer recording in the next version.
If the whole 360 spherical guitar is a bit too much for you then you can zoom in and it becomes a bit more like a 4×4 pad that you might find on a drum machine. Although If you really want to make full use then you slip into the accelerometer mode and play solos as the guitar rotates in space.
Orbital Guitar is ready to go as a samples triggering instrument; but when you use it as a MIDI instrument you will realise it’s true power, to facilitate this Orbital Guitar supports both coreMIDI and DS MIDI WIFI so you can support hard wired iPad connections with the Camera Kit and have two mechanisms by which you can set up network midi sessions.