Orange Amplification Introduces the OPC

by Dave

The Orange OPC, courtesy orangeamps.com

The Orange OPC, courtesy orangeamps.com

To be released in June 2010, the Orange OPC Computer Amplification Speaker will make history - a personal computer with full guitar amp capability. The OPC was designed in the UK and will be built there as well.

The OPC is a fully integrated computer with an internal speaker that delivers playing, recording, editing, and computing capabilities to musicians and music lovers. 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.

Orange has included a high-powered speaker and a universal input jack so a guitar or keyboard can plugged in. Additionally, other devices like iPods, MP3 players and microphones can make use of the amplifier.

The OPC is a full computer, with 4GB DDR2 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, Intel chips, Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, 8 x USB2.0 ports, is Wi-Fi enabled, and has a built-in GeForce 9300 graphics card with an optional dedicated ATI 5670 512MB card. That way, if you want to play a few games while you put your guitar down, you have plenty of video rendering power.

The first models will have modeling software that uses computer samples of vintage and current Orange amps and cabinets, as well as a free, branded recording software package.

Once you're plugged in, you can use the included software to compose music or choose your guitar sound and then play, record and crank your guitar through the computer!

The OPC is compact, portable, sexy and all Orange! It takes many of its design cues from Orange’s immediately recognizable, bright orange covering and picture-frame cabinets. This new innovation once again makes Orange Amplifiers stand out from the crowd.

We don't have any pricing yet, but should be available soon.
For more information about the OPC, visit the Orange OPC release page.

Click here for more information about other Orange Amplifiers.

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