Orange OPC

Musicians are a nomadic sort. One night, it’s a bar gig in Boston, the next it’s a Bar Mitzah in Boca Raton. So streamlining the equipment is key for today’s creative mavens, and the Orange OPC does just that, combining a PC with an amplifier in a funky orange shell. Built-in software (minus the bloatware) lets you play, record, and mix multiple tracks, and kick them out via two stereo 6.5″ full tonal JBL speakers. The PC portion boasts a bevy of inputs including HDMI, while the amp offers 1/4″ jacks inputs/outputs, and EQ controls. The dual-core i3 OPC goes for $1300, while the top of the line quad-core i7 runs $1600.