Archive for April, 2010
Orange Amplifiers announce the launch of the revolutionary all-in-one Computer Amplifier Speaker – The OPC, and we want one!
A fully fledged computer, the OPC 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 an integrated GeForce 9300 graphics card with an optional dedicated 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!
June 2010 $TBA orangeamps.com
We agree with Jeff in the video below in the fact that we all love the sound of big amps, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices. If you live in an apartment/townhouse or simply can’t haul around that Marshall stack then you may want to look into the Roland Micro Cube.
We saw the Eigenharp at NAMM in January and thought it was a very cool! Check out this great video from Germany’s Musikmesse show in March for a preview of the Eigenharp in action. With three models to choose from (that’s the Eigenharp Pico above) there is sure to be a right size/sound for all of us.
For several years now Progressive Music Center has believed in the use of new technologies and related hardware in the creation and education of music making. So when the Apple iPad hit the market we could not wait to get our hands on the device and see how it can be applied to our teaching curriculums. We are currently experimenting with the iPad and working to integrate it into our teaching rooms by allowing all of our staff to use and discover the Apps and ideas that the iPad brings to the table. (one recommendation: please add a camera!)