Orange Amps Unveils OPC – All-In-One Amplifier – Speaker – Computer
Orange Amplifiers, the British based guitar amp manufacturer, are proud to announce the launch of the OPC, an all-in-one computer amplifier – speaker – computer. What?? Yeah, we don’t really get it either…
The OPC is a fully integrated computer with internal speaker which delivers playing, recording, editing and computing capabilities to musicians. This is the first computer of its kind that you can connect yourself and your music to the digital world simply by plugging in your instrument.
» The first computer of its kind to have a built-in high powered speaker which delivers superb full range hi-fi quality sounds as well as vintage guitar sounds.
» The first computer to have a universal input jack enabling users to plug in a multitude of musical instruments (guitar, keyboard etc ) and peripherals such as the iPod, MP3 players, microphone’s.
» A unique cooling system to ensure air goes in and exits only after cooling the internal computer
As a fully fledged computer it has 4GB DDR2 RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Intel chips, Windows 7 x64 home premium, 8 x USB2.0 ports, is Wi-Fi enabled and has a graphics card with optional ATI 5670 512MB card for those who may want to play a few games while they put their guitars down.
The first models will include modelling software incorporating computer samples of vintage and current Orange amps and cabinets as well as free branded recording software package. Once plugged in, you can then use the software included to create music or choose your guitar sound and then play, record and hear your guitar through the computer.
The OPC is compact, very portable, and takes many of its design cues from Orange’s, instantly recognizable, brightly colored Orange Amplifiers and picture-frame cabinets and once again makes Orange stand out from the crowd.
The OPC is due sometime in June 2010, no pricing has been announced. More information on the Orange OPC.