The Orbit is an electronic-music-themed rompler. It was released at the same time as E-Mu's other first-generation genre-themed modules, the Planet Phatt and the Carnaval. It was followed by the Orbit 3 a few years later.
The original Orbit can be upgraded to an Orbit v2 via option kit 9095, a set of ROM chips containing the new V2 firmware.
Year Released: 1996
Polyphony: 32 notes
Multitimbral: 16 parts
Preset Patches: 256
User Patches: 256
ROM: 8MB (384 samples) at 16-bit, 39 kHz
Power Consumption: 25 watts
Dimensions: 19 in. x 8.5 in. x 1.75 in.
Weight: 3.1 kg
This is a 1-space rack unit.