World's Fastest Guitarist Uses New Orange Computer/Amp Hybrid
'Musicians Personal Computer' to be used in new Guinness Book of Records attempt on Friday 06/01/11
Here's the press release we received from Orange...
Orange Amplifiers announced to the world in summer 2010 the revolutionary small portable all-in-one computer instrument amplifier with in-built speakers – The OPC. Orange collaborated with Intel to bring the original Core processor to the OPC. The partnership is evolving to bring the power of the 2nd Generation Core processor to the OPC platform.
OPCs are currently in production sporting the Core i3. Intel are using the OPC to demonstrate the new upgraded 2nd Generation Core i5 on their booth at the CES show in Las Vegas.
Stretching the unique capabilities of the OPC to the full will be the world's fastest guitarist and Orange amp endorsee, Tiago Della Vega, as he attempts to break his Guinness World Record. This stunning musician holds the record for playing Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee at 320 BPM without any errors made at EM&T Sao Paulo, Brazil on the 9th May 2009.
Tiago's recording breaking attempt will be is at 12:20 PST (15.20 EST, 20.20 GMT) on Friday, January 7th and will be live streamed at:
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
Stereo Amplifier with 2 x JBL 6.5"Dual Concentric drivers
The all-in-one computer amplifier studio revolution starts here! See the OPC on the CES Intel Booth 6th – 9th January. Pricing and Availability:
The OPC recommended retail price is $1499 (£1020 + vat) and it will be on sale in the first quarter of 2011. More information: