Numark Orbit

Continuing my obsession with computer input devices, especially midi control surfaces…

I happened upon the Numark Orbit today.


  • 16 Generic Buttons
  • Jog/Shuttle Wheel
  • RGB Backlighting
  • Wired -or- Wireless (with built-in battery)

The jog wheel makes me think this would be a sweet Instant Replay controller.

There appears to be hope that the backlighting is controllable with control change (CC) midi messages:

Remaining questions:

  • Are jog wheel ring leds controllable?  Or, can the absolute/relative setting be changed with midi?
  • Are the virtual knob (K1, K2, K3, K4) and pad bank buttons (1, 2, 3, 4) controllable?  Or, can the selected bank/knob number be queried?
  • Price for used on ebay is as low as $50.

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