Numark Orbit - Your Top Questions Answered

 

Frequently Asked Questions

numark orbit mainWhat is the Numark Orbit?
What will I get with my purchase of the Orbit?
What software can I use the Numark Orbit with?
What is the expected battery life on the Orbit with a full charge?
Is the battery user replaceable?
How can I check to see how much battery life is remaining?
Is there a MIDI implementation chart available?
What is the range of the Orbit controller from the USB dongle?
I lost my USB dongle. What can I do?
The USB dongle for the Orbit will not fit next to my other USB devices. What can I do?
How many Orbit controllers can I use on one computer?
How many Orbit controllers can connect to one USB dongle?
Does the Orbit require drivers?
How can I reset my orbit back to its factory settings?
How can I select the playback device in my Numark Orbit DJ App?
Is the Numark Orbit DJ App ASIO compatible?
Can I beatmatch using the Numark Orbit DJ App?
How can I get further technical support or warranty service?

 

What is the Numark Orbit?

The Numark Orbit is a 2.4 GHz ultra-low-latency wireless performance controller with 16 backlit pads, 4 selectable banks, and 4 virtual knobs per bank. Orbit has a 2-axis accelerometer for instant motion control via 2 shoulder trigger controls. 100% MIDI-customizable: to control music, software, videos, effects, lighting, and more.

What will I get with my purchase of the Orbit?

The Orbit includes: Orbit Controller, USB Cable, User Manual, Safety & Warranty Manual, Velcro Strap (for wearing), Storage pouch, Orbit DJ software (download), Orbit MIDI editor (download) and a variety of downloadable customized mappings for DJ and recording software. 

What software can I use the Numark Orbit with?

The Numark Orbit is a generic MIDI controller and as such will work with any DJ or audio recording application that supports MIDI. Customized mappings for Logic, Sonar, Virtual DJ, Traktor, Serato DJ and more will be available on the Orbit homepage after the products release. Check out www.numark.com/ozone for more information. 

What is the expected battery life on the Orbit with a full charge?

The Orbit should last around 8 hours on a single charge. This time will vary depending on the use case of the device. Obviously using the Orbit with applications sending multiple LED messages will consume the battery life much faster. 

Is the battery user replaceable?

The Numark Orbit does not have any serviceable parts. If you are having any troubles with your Orbit please contact the Numark support team for assistance. We are available to help you 8:30am - 6:30pm EST Monday through Friday (except holidays) at 401-658-3131.

How can I check to see how much battery life is remaining?

To check Orbit's battery level, hold down Virtual Knob Selector K1. The 4 Pad Bank Selectors will light up to indicate how much battery power is remaining (when all 4 Pad Bank Selectors are lit, Orbit has a full battery). Release Virtual Knob Selector K1 and wait a few seconds for Orbit to return to normal operation.

Is there a MIDI implementation chart available?

The Numark Orbit MIDI editor included will allow you see all preset MIDI values as well as change and customize them to your liking. You can also change colors and save presets within the editor software. The Orbit MIDI editor is available on Mac and Windows computers. 

What is the range of the Orbit controller from the USB dongle?

The typical signal range is approximately 100 feet (30 meters) with a clear line of sight. If you experience signal interference, move Orbit closer to your computer and/or remove any obstacles between them (walls, furniture, etc.). It is recommended to stay within 75 ft for best results. 

I lost my USB dongle. What can I do?

If you are having any troubles with your Numark Orbit please contact the support team for assistance. We are available to help you 8:30am - 6:30pm EST Monday through Friday (except holidays) at 401-658-3131.

The USB dongle for the Orbit will not fit next to my other USB devices. What can I do?

The included USB extension cable should be used on computers where the USB ports are very close together. 

How many Orbit controllers can I use on one computer?

You can use as many Orbit controllers as you like. It is recommended to change the MIDI channels of your Orbit devices so they aren't on the same channel. To do this just open the Orbit Editor software and select a different channel for all four banks. 

How many Orbit controllers can connect to one USB dongle?

Currently only one Orbit controller can connect to a single dongle. To use multiple Orbit controllers you will need to use a USB dongle for each or plug in with the included mini USB cable. 

Does the Orbit require drivers?

No. The Numark Orbit is class compliant and does not require any drivers. Simply plug your USB dongle or the included mini USB cable into your computer and you're good to go.

How can I reset my orbit back to its factory settings?

Click here to find out more info about the User Maintenance modes of the Numark Orbit.

How can I select the playback device in my Numark Orbit DJ App?

Orbit DJ uses the default playback audio device in your computer and does not have any preferences within the application. If you want Orbit to play through another device, please select that device using the following steps:

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OSX:
Is the Numark Orbit DJ App ASIO compatible?

No, instead Orbit DJ uses the default playback audio device in your computer. You can set any Windows compatible audio interface to be the default device by using the following steps:

Can I beatmatch using the Numark Orbit DJ App?

The current version of Orbit DJ does not include the ability to beat match although many of our software partners have applications that do. Please visit www.numark.com/Ozone to download Orbit mappings for popular DJ applications.

 

Numark Support & Warranty Service

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Numark product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Numark technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.