Orbit Is A FREE Virtual Instrument By Beat Academy


Beat Academy released Orbit, a freeware virtual instrument in VST3 plugin format for Windows and macOS.

Orbit is another free sample-based virtual instrument that will bring polished and well-engineered sound to your projects. It was made with Maize Sampler, so the feature set is somewhat limited, but the included samples make up for it.

Beat Academy is an online music production training and learning platform, and it was founded and run by Ill Factor, a Grammy-Nominated producer. Orbit was designed by him to create cool, outer space vibes with deep and ethereal sounds. It is now available for free download.

Orbit has a really simple interface centered around the two main sound modules, called ‘Planet A’ and ‘Planet B.’ Yes, the space theme has been kept alive throughout the plugin, which explains the name Orbit and all the preset names that come pre-loaded with it.

The interface comes with a standard ADSR envelope, allowing you to control the amplitude’s Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release. There are also dedicated knobs for Chorus, Space, Filter, and Gain. Together with the controls for the two sound layers, the Orbit interface gives you all the basic tools that you will need to create the sound that you have in mind.

There’s not much information on the product page, but you can watch the video below to learn more about the plugin.

Orbit sounds really good with a polish that we don’t always see in free instrument plugins. It can lend itself very nicely to soundtrack and background score projects, not to mention any electronica project that needs lush and vibrant pads and keys.

It is a VST 3 plugin, and it is compatible with both Windows and Mac. A valid email address is required to get the Orbit download link.

Download: Orbit 


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  1. Loading it up and deleting it in FL Studio both cause a lot of lag, and then the plugin wouldn’t even work at all (in regard to altering any sound).

  2. Deleted it after a few minutes :
    sounds aren’t bad, but biggest issue is it makes Cubase files HUGE .. Adding about 160 MB so saving is slow.
    Also interface isn’t fully developed and the 12 or so sounds aren’t worth the trouble.

  3. Thank you for making these available foc. There are some nice pads. It would be good if the volume of the sounds were responsive to the Expression Pedal.

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