OrBeat - Collaborative Augmented Reality beats blast

client: NEEEU product


Compose your own songs with AR

OrBeat is an augmented reality sequencer built for fun and collaborative music composition. Choose your sounds, place them in space, and listen back to your tracks in real-time!

Collaborative music making

We have been experimenting with spatial sound for a long time and we have previously released an app: Aero One, which formed a musical playground in augmented reality. With OrBeat we wanted to take the concept further and enable collaborative music-making. As usual, we added a sprinkle of surprise and magic!

Playfulness and tangibility

To come up with a distinct look for our world of sound, we made several iterations, in the form of 3D pre-visualisations, before settling on the final design. One of the main design challenges was to give each instrument its own distinct visual identity and behaviour so that users could remember them, while at the same time keeping the shapes abstract to create a sense of discovery and playfulness.


ORBeat at NEEEU's studio


Video display of ORBeat


ORBeat in Tempelhofer Feld


We always like to share our experiments with the larger public, so that we can collectively reimagine the interactions between people and emerging technologies. Orbeat was first presented at the Retune Digital Arts Lab as part of the Hub.Berlin conference. It was a real crowd-pleaser!