Orange Amplifiers announced to the world in summer 2010 the revolutionary all-in-one computer amplifier speaker – The OPC. The product has since undergone significant specification improvements and at NAMM the company will be debuting the final production spec product.
The much anticipated OPC is a complete all in one Guitar Amplifier and Recording Studio Workstation designed for musicians and songwriters, offering one stop playing, recording, editing and computing capabilities with selected software pre-installed. The OPC is the perfect ‘Musicians Personal Computer’ and will work straight out of the box with no setting up necessary… just plug in, create, play, record and share to the web!
The OPC will be leading the way with a number of ‘Firsts’:
– The first PC to feature an integrated audio interface enabling the user to plug in a guitar or microphone using a standard 1/4″ jack plug
– The first computer of its kind to have built-in high powered speakers which deliver superb full range studio quality sound as well as producing vintage guitar sounds.
The OPC comes with well over $1000 of premium software, including the following packages:
IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 including Custom Shop Orange Amps – Amp and Effects Modelling Software
Presonus Studio One Custom Orange Edition – DAW
Acoustica Mixcraft 5 – DAW
Toontracks EZdrummer Lite
Lick Library Player – Guitar learning and jamming centre
4GB DDR3 1600Mhz
OPC Instrument Interface 24bit, 96hz ULTRA low latency
2 independent ¼” jack inputs for guitar, microphone or instrument, switchable and attenuated
Optical & Coaxial S/PDIF outputs
Slot-loading DVD-DL Drive
Wireless-G (802.1 B/G) with top-loaded antenna
Intel® Core™ i3-540 Processor (4M Cache, 3.06 GHz)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Stereo Amplifier with 2 x JBL 6.5”Dual Concentric drivers
The OPC recommended retail price is $1499 (£1020 + vat) and it will go on sale first quarter 2011.