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Compose with an Artificial Intelligence

Orb Composer is a creative tool which you can model very precisely to assist you during your music composition work sessions.

What is ORB Composer?

Orb is the name of the first Artificial Intelligence designed for music composers. More than 5 years of research and development were necessary to create this smart tool for composers, bands, orchestrators, to help them experiment new musical ideas and enhance their creativity.

YOU are the artist!

Orb Composer doesn’t replace the composer and doesn’t write music automatically. You have to feed Orb with your own choices. Orb creates music mock-ups based on your creativity and only with your musical ideas.

Music environment

You can create a complete musical environment according to the ideas you want to experiment. Orb updates in real time according to your new inputs.

Create new music styles

Create your own music styles and experiment with exotic instruments mixes, chord progressions, time signatures and accurate instruments clip settings.

High quality

Thanks to Orb Composer, you can reach the level of high quality required by the TV programs of broadcasting. Focus on the creative part of music before diving into the notes.

Compose music at a higher level

Orb Composer features help you get from musical ideas a complete composition. You can modify this as much as you want, to have the most perfect music composition you were thinking of.

It is always positive to focus on the music structure at a high level before diving straight into the notes.

Before writing a single note, think of music in terms of ideas, intentions and emotions. Orb Composer will turn it into a composition and provide a basis upon which you could then use your creativity and knowledge.

With or without your DAW
you choose!

Orb Composer is a creative tool which you can model very precisely to assist you during your music composition work sessions.

Orb in Standalone Mode

Orb works directly with your favorite VST/AU instruments

Each instrument and articulation can be directly connected to your VST/AU instrument, allowing a 100% standalone experience. This can be very useful for drafting, experimenting and making music instantly with a light setup.

Audio Export

Every track can be individually exported for further manipulation in your DAW of choice

DAW integration

Orb works with a large number of popular DAW's

You can integrate Orb Composer in any popular DAW. Please click on this link and follow the indications to use Orb with your favorite DAW.

Experiment new music ideas quickly

Orb Composer helps you transform a musical idea into a fully organized composition segment. You can modify this as much as you want, to have the reach this idea you have in your mind.

It is always positive to focus on the music structure at a high level before diving straight into the notes.

Think music in terms of ideas, intentions and emotions, before writing a single note.

Orchestration ideas

Orb Composer embeds the most powerful AI ever designed for orchestration. All the different instruments of the orchestra, with all their different articulations have been modelled individually, to reach a high level of orchestration knowledge.

New chord progressions

You can experiment new chord progressions and adjust them in real time in Orb Composer. Orb Composer builds the musical context and gives your chords all the density needed to have a realistic preview on how they would sound in a full musical context.

Experiment instruments combinations

Any crazy idea is welcome in Orb Composer. Want to write a symphonic score with an electric guitar playing the music theme? That’s possible! Quickly experiment exotic instruments combinations and see which one you want to stick to, and develop your ideas inside the final score.

Orb strengthens your creativity

Regardless of how you start your composition, Orb Composer assists you every step of the way.
At any time, enter your choices or ask Orb Composer to make suggestions according to your constraints. Export or record in your DAW the notes you have created.

You always have the last word in Orb Composer, which does not impose or restrict any choice.

Save time for deadlines

We have also designed Orb Composer features for composers working at the frontline needing to hit that deadline. For composers who work for TV, films, games and radio.
Turning an idea into a composition will not take weeks of work anymore, only the most pleasant part of composition will remain.
Orb Composer features have a significant benefit in terms of time and energy as it reduces time to experiment with new ideas and speed up the composition process.
Create your own music mock-ups in Orb Composer and use them as a very good starting point for your composition.

Use Music template

We propose 6 «basic» music templates to help you to pre-select a musical environment:

Orchestral

Piano

Pop-Rock

Strings

Electro

Ambient

The templates provide a list of default instruments and selects the AI engine accordingly.

Create your own composition

Blocks

Experiment new music ideas quickly

Drag and drop the music blocks along the timeline of each sequence of your song (introduction, theme, variations, transitions, end, etc.) to create the complete structure of your composition. You can include as many blocks as you want without restriction. Each block can be independent from the others. Orb Composer also provides blocks variations implementation.

This allows to resume a main theme in different possible ways:

  • In a more intense or less intense version
  • With an instrument with a different melody
  • By integrating a variation
  • By simply copying the theme

Block Scheme

The complete structure of the song is permanently visible in the top menu. To add a block, just click a + button or drag and drop a block from the Blocks tab. 
To navigate in this structure, click on the block on which you want to work, the interface of Orb Composer will then refocus on this block.

Block Scheme

The complete structure of the song is permanently visible in the top menu. To add a block, just click a + button or drag and drop a block from the Blocks tab. 
To navigate in this structure, click on the block on which you want to work, the interface of Orb Composer will then refocus on this block.

Structures

Create a musical structure precisely

Attach a structure type to each music block with a simple drag and drop. 
Orb composer embeds a list of possible structures, containing sentences such as.

Standard

Answer

Question

Answer Prime
Answer based on question
Chord Progression

Use Chord Progressions

Orb composer also embeds a library of chord progressions that you can enrich.
You can create new chord progressions by modifying the existing ones and saving them.
Any type of chord progressions can be created. Try and experiment new ones as much as you want.
Find quickly the chord progression you need with a simple search tool.
Chord progressions can be filtered by specififying a key, a number of chords or both.
You can associate the chord progressions to different moods, so that they can be filtered by mood.

Chords

Use our huge chords database

Orb Composer embeds a huge collection of different chord types to provide a full range of music colors.
This includes libraries of basic and extended chords. A simple search tool allow you find the chord you are looking for.
To include a chord of your choice in a block, drag end drop it in this block.
Highlighted keys reminds you notes of the chord you have selected.

Instruments

Add or Remove Instruments

In all the composition process, you are always free to choose the instruments, their articulations and roles or to let Orb Composer suggest choices based on intensity curve. A full list of instruments is available, organized by categories, letting you experiment a lot of new combinations of instruments. Each direction of the instruments has its own color and color palette

Keyboards

Piano, Celesta

Plucked

Harp, Guitar, Bass

Leads

3 leads instruments

Synth

2 Synth instruments

Bass electro

2 Bass Electro instruments

Pads

2 Pads instruments

Synth hardware

16 Synth hardware possible

Drums and Drum Kit

Drum kit, Drum kit extended and 47 spare elements

Percu

Subhit, Lowhit, Midhit, Highhit

Fx

4 FX instruments

Voice

Female Voices, male and child

Choir

Female Choirs (Soprano, Mezzo, Alto), male (Tenor, Baritone, Bass) and Children’s Choirs (Children, Boy and Girl).

Woodwinds

Picolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Oboe, Cor Anglais, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Bassoons, Contra Bassoons

Brass

Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Contrabass Trombone, Cimbasso, Tuba, Contrabass Tuba

Orchestral Solos

Solo Violin, Solo Cello

Strings

Violin, Viola, Celli, Double Bass

Orchestral percussions

Timpani, Triangle, Cymbals, Bass drum, Snare drum, Tenor Drum, Tambourine, Castanets, Gong, Tubular Bells, Glockenspiel, Xylophone

VST/Audio units

VST/Audio units

Plug your machine instrument collection, and fine tune your composition directly inside Orb Composer.

Friendly workspace

Orb Composer has been made to allow you to use it easily, the interface is clear, simple and all main functionalities are reachable from here. In one window, you can see the clips, yhe options and all the main features without going on fastidious submenus.

What you can do in the block area:

  • Different Bar Items
  • Different Bar Items
  • Draw curves
  • Manually create your instrument clips
  • Import Midi Melody
  • Create own Chords
  • Create Chord Progressions
  • BPM
  • 5 Magic buttons
  • Time Signature
  • Complete clip edition

Main Features

Bar Items

Different Bar Items

For each music block, pick a bar item, representing the block’s structure with the music phrases and the bars symmetry. It can be set very easily in order to create complex or simple music structures.

Curves

Curves

You can draw curves of “momentum” and “intensity”. For orchestration, you have an additional “Space” parameter. Momentum is related to the horizontal density of notes. Space is related to the number of instruments playing at the same time. Intensity is a complex high level parameter which depends on each instrument/articulation combination, dynamics, register and polyphony.

This text fails to include the new “density” curve for the Orchestral template. We’ve defined density as “Density increases or decreases the number of notes per bar. Higher density results in more notes per bar. Lower density results in fewer notes per bar.”

Times Signature

Times Signature

You can use different time signatures

  • 4/4
  • 3/4
  • 2/4
  • 5/4
  • 6/4
  • 5/8
  • 6/8
  • 7/8
  • 9/8
  • 12/8
Import Melody

Import Melody

For block item, you can import your own melody (MIDI format).

Chord Progressions

Chord Progressions

Create as many chord progressions as you want or use our chord progressions library, organized in moods.
Clips

Clips

Each clip represents a little music segment played by a unique combination instrument/articulation. All the fine tuning parameters are available per clip, which gives you an infinite amount of tuning.

Plug-ins

Plug-ins

Connect your instruments and effect, VST and Audio unit compatible.

Other

Other

– Creation of instrument clips
Create, delete and edit easily your clips. 

– BPM 
Pick the BPM you want. 

– Tonality/Mode 
Set the tonality you want, with full mode control, including music modes. 

– Sequencer functionalities 
An easy-to-use playbar including Play/Play looped, stop. 

– 5 Magic Buttons 
– magic Melody : changes only the block’s melody 
– magic Instruments : create instruments clips based on the curves (intensity/momentum) 
– magic Chords : creates new block’s chords 
– magic Notes : recreates the notes with the exact same clip parameters 
– magic All in One : recreates everything above in 1 click 
– Audio export 

Flexible clip setting

Every clips can be separately edited, deleted, copied. You can manage clip duration but also a lot of settings like

  • Articulation
  • Role
  • Dynamics
  • Rhythm
  • Register
  • Polyphony
  • Different chord notes
  • Complete clip edition
Clips can be lock for safety, and can be moved on other instrument or theme structure.

Main Features

Articulations

Instrument Articulations

You can select many different articulations for real instruments, for example for Violins : Legato, Long, Marcato, Staccato, Pizz, Bartok Pizz.

Value on the clip

The complete structure of the song is permanently visible in the top menu. To add a block, just click a + button or drag and drop a block from the Blocks tab. To navigate in this structure, click on the block on which you want to work, the interface of Orb Composer will then refocus on this block.
Role

Instrument Role

In all the composition process you can choose the instruments you need and for each of them, a role.

Doubling Notes and Rhythms

Notes and rhythms can be doubled by using the menu option.
Doubling Notes
Doubling Rhythms

Easy color system

For every kind of instrument’s role, a color is assigned to help you to manage your project.

Melodies

Yellow squares

Accompaniment

Orange squares

Background

Blue squares

Bass

Pink squares

Value on the clip

All settings are visible and editable directly on clips.
Dynamics

Dynamics

Every clip can have his own dynamic, and this is easily settable on the dynamic windows.

Dynamics with 4 dynamics family curves:

  • Straight
  • Crescendo
  • Decrescendo
  • • Mountain shape

Value on the clip

All settings are visible and editable directly on clips.
Rhythm

Rhythm features

You can change the rhythm for every clips by using the dedicated windows. Set here rhythm expressions and global rhythm for the clip (momentum, and complexity).

Value on the clip

All settings are visible and editable directly on clips.
Register

Register

Set the good register for each clip, from very low to very high, to manage individually the intensity for each clip.

Value on the clip

All settings are visible and editable directly on clips.
Polyphony

Polyphony

For some instrumental roles such as Background, you have control over the polyphony for each instrument clip.

Value on the clip

All settings are visible and editable directly on clips.
DCN

Different Chord Notes

Fine tune different chords notes from this menu, to make your own custom notes moves

Value on the clip

All settings are visible and editable directly on clips.

New 1.5 Features

New Orb AI Engine

The core of Orb Composer is its very own Orb Engine. It is responsible for creating all the different variations and complex combination of instruments, their roles, notes and musicality resulting in greater melodies, expression, harmony and bass.

Midi Editor with control changes

With the all-new and fully functional MIDI editor you are now able to control every aspect of the music creation process. We have also added some extra and very unconventional features. Now you will have instant visual feedback of everything Orb creates. This was the most requested feature from our user base.

Smart Melody import

Creating a whole piece of music is now easier than ever. Just import your MIDI idea into Orb Composer and generate an entire piece of music only with a few clicks. The Smart Melody Import feature is a very powerful and usable tool for every musician and composer who needs to get an idea of a final piece of music very fast.

Redesigned ORB chord progressions engine

The Chord Progressions Engine will boost your musical inspiration and creativity. Choose from an immense amount of popular, emotional-based chord progressions, or create your own. Orb will always give you a wide selection of possibilities to enrichen your music compositions.

DRUM Editor

Now Orb integrates a standard Drum editor, allowing the total control of the drum patterns and transitions.

New clip parameter windows

The new clip parameter windows gives you a simple and fast access to all clip settings.

System Requirements

Operating systems

Mac OS

Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan 64 bits
or higher

Not compatible yet with Catalina

Windows

Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64

Minimum System Requirements

Processor

2.4 GHz Intel or AMD multi-core processor
At least Intel i5 or AMD A10 APU recommended

RAM

1 GB
32 GB RAM recommended (required for your VST instruments loaded in your DAW)
​Graphics card

Onboard (minimum resolution 1280 x 768)
1920 x 1080 recommended

Sound card
Onboard
ASIO compatible hardware is recommended
Hard drive space
2 GB (for program installation)
Optical drive

CD/DVD drive
Only required for installation of the box version

Internet
Connection required for downloads and activation
Not applicable to the box version

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