Orange http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/444/all en Orange Amplification Announces OBC210 Mini Bass Amp http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-amplification-announces-obc210-mini-bass-amp/25102 <!--paging_filter--><p>Orange Amplification has announced the OBC210 Mini Bass Amp, the company's smallest conventional, non-isobaric cabinet to date. </p> <p>This latest cabinet is constructed using birch plywood, creating a resonant enclosure adding presence to the overall sound. The OBC210 Mini also comes complete with the Orange signature skid runners to acoustically bond the cabinet to the stage and improve bass response.</p> <p>Housed within the cabinet is a pair of 10” Eminence Legend speakers, which deliver a rich low end with great mid-range clarity. </p> <p>The new cabinet also features two Speakon connectors that allow for daisy chaining to another cabinet of the same impedance for a total load of 4 Ohms. </p> <p>To find out more about Orange, visit <a href="http://orangeamps.com/">orangeamps.com.</a></p> <p><strong>Specifications:</strong> </p> <p><strong>Features:</strong> Compact 2×10″ bass cabinet with parallel Speakon jacks for ‘daisy chaining’<br /> <strong>Speaker:</strong> 2 x 10" Eminence Legends<br /> <strong>Impedance:</strong> 8 Ohms<br /> <strong>Power Handling :</strong> 400 watts<br /> <strong>Finish Options:</strong> Orange or Black Tolex<br /> <strong>Dimensions:</strong> 62 x 35 x 34cm (24.4 x 9.8 x 13.4")<br /> <strong>Weight:</strong> 19.25kg (42.43lb)</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-amplification-announces-obc210-mini-bass-amp/25102#comments Orange Orange Amplification Orange Amps Amps News Gear Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:27:43 +0000 Guitar World Staff 25102 at http://www.guitarworld.com Review: Orange Rockverb 100 MKIII Guitar Amp — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-orange-rockverb-100-mkiii <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><em>PLATINUM AWARD WINNER</em></strong></p> <p>The original Orange amps of yesteryear were known for their outrageous clean headroom, eardrum-shattering overdrive, and earth-shaking volume—just the perfect thing for blues-based boogie rock during the early Seventies, but not the most modern sound in today’s high-gain world. </p> <p>When Orange introduced its Rockerverb series amps just over a decade ago, they forever changed perceptions of Orange amps by offering a product that could hang with the high-gain crowd and even stand out with its own aggressive personality. </p> <p>Over the years, Orange has made a few changes and refinements to the Rockerverb’s design to satisfy the needs of guitarists who have come to rely on the amp as a stage and studio staple. The latest and greatest of those changes are reflected in the new Orange Rockerverb 100 MKIII 100-watt head, which provides impressive tonal refinements and new features certain to satisfy the most demanding players.</p> <p><strong>FEATURES</strong> The Orange Rockerverb 100 MKIII is a two-channel head driven by four EL34 tubes in the power section, four 12AX7 tubes in the preamp section, and two 12AT7 tubes for reverb and the effects loop. The clean channel features a non-master volume circuit and provides volume, treble, and bass controls. The dirty channel has volume, gain, and bass, middle, and treble EQ controls. Both channels share the tube-driven spring reverb section featuring a reverb level control and a footswitchable attenuator that maintains the character and response of power tube distortion while allowing users to play at reduced volume levels. The amp also includes a half-power switch on the front panel and a 4/2 tube selector switch on the rear panel that let users select 100-, 70-, 50-, or 30-watts of output. </p> <p>Other rear panel features include a pair of 8-ohm 1/4-inch speaker outputs, a single 16-ohm 1/4-inch speaker output, individual footswitch jacks for the attenuator, reverb, and channel switching, and send and return jacks for the serial effects loop. The amp is housed in Orange’s characteristic orange-colored cabinet, but Orange also the amp with black basket-weave vinyl covering for players who want a more traditional, stealthy look. The control panel is decorated with Orange’s classic “pictogram” graphics instead of boring names.</p> <p><strong>PERFORMANCE</strong> Orange refined the voicing of both the Rockerverb 100 MKIII’s clean and dirty channels, making it a much more versatile amp than previous iterations of the Rockerverb. The clean channel has increased clean headroom and tone that is more sparkling and “chimey” than before, combining the zing of an AC30, the percussive attack of a Hiwatt, and the powerful punch of a classic late-Sixties Orange. The clean channel is very lively and sexy, particularly when the amp’s luscious spring reverb with its long, velvety-smooth decay is dialed in. The clean channel also provides tantalizing overdrive crunch when the volume knob is cranked up past the three-o’clock mark. </p> <p>The dirty channel remains the main reason why Rockerverb amps have found homes on stage and in the studio with a new breed of hard rock and metal guitarists, producing everything from classic British crunch to mind-melting modern high-gain distortion textures that are thick and harmonically complex. </p> <p>The attenuator and selectable output make it easy for guitarists to achieve the exact clean or distortion character and responsiveness they want from the amp at any volume level from an apartment dweller’s whisper to a stage-filler’s scream. The control panel is quite simple and streamlined, but it makes it easy to dial in a surprisingly wide variety of tones ideal for almost any style of music from the most chilled out country to the heaviest metal.</p> <p><strong>LIST PRICE</strong> $2,149; Rockerverb 50 MKIII, $1,999<br /> <strong>MANUFACTURER</strong> Orange Amplification, <a href="http://orangeamps.com/">orangeamps.com</a></p> <p>The revoiced clean channel provides expanded clean headroom and enhanced treble chime. A footswitchable attenuator maintains the power, character, and responsiveness of a fully driven amp at lower output levels.</p> <p><strong>THE BOTTOM LINE</strong> The Orange Rockerverb 100 MKIII is designed to provide Orange’s heaviest tones to date, but the refined clean channel is so sweet that players of any musical style should check it out. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/poWWd62ORe4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/review-orange-rockverb-100-mkiii#comments July 2015 Orange Orange Amplification Videos Amps News Gear Magazine Wed, 20 May 2015 16:19:03 +0000 Chris Gill, Video by Paul Riario 24515 at http://www.guitarworld.com Have We Accidentally Spotted a Prototype Orange Amps Effect Pedal? http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-amps-making-effect-pedals <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>NOTE: Updated Thursday, February 26</strong></p> <p>Yesterday, the gang at Orange Amps posted this photo (below) to the company's official <a href="https://www.facebook.com/OrangeAmps/photos/a.402464620245.369672.14717465245/10155218837550246/?type=1">Facebook page.</a></p> <p>The photo was accompanied by the harmless caption, "Orange Ambassadors Monolord took a tour of Orange HQ and met with our Lead Designer and Mad Scientist Adrian Emsley."</p> <p>That's very nice and all, but what's that, um, pedal behind the denim-clad blond-haired guy on our far left?</p> <p>The effect pedal, which is of the large, rectangular variety, is black with orange knobs and clearly sports an Orange Amps logo. If this is what we think it is (an effect pedal made by Orange Amps), it's sort of a big deal, since the U.K.-based amp maker does not currently make effect pedals!</p> <p>We can't make out what the knobs are for, but we can see a word on the chassis; it's something that looks like "RangeeTar," whatever that is. Care to speculate?</p> <p><strong>UPDATE: It seems Orange has mysteriously deleted the photo in question! Stay tuned for updates!</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/secret%20pedal%203.JPG" width="620" height="349" alt="secret pedal 3.JPG" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-amps-making-effect-pedals#comments Orange Orange Amplification Effects News Gear Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:15:57 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23594 at http://www.guitarworld.com An Abridged Guide to the World of Stage Amplification with Silverstein's Paul Marc Rousseau — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/abridged-guide-world-stage-amplification-silversteins-paul-marc-rousseau-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In this brief video, we explore the Orange amp and cabinets used by Silverstein guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau during the band's DTW10 tour.</p> <p>You'll notice Rousseau really loves his Orange Rockerverb 50 amp.</p> <p>For more about this particular amp, visit <a href="https://www.orangeamps.com/products/guitar-amp-heads/rockerverb-mkii-series/rockerverb-50100-mkii-heads/">orangeamps.com.</a> For more about Silverstein, head in <a href="http://risepreorders.merchnow.com/">this general direction.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WEu4pja6tmc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/abridged-guide-world-stage-amplification-silversteins-paul-marc-rousseau-video#comments Orange Orange Amplification Paul Marc Rousseau Silverstein Videos Amps News Gear Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:17:47 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23498 at http://www.guitarworld.com Review: Orange Crush 35RT Guitar Amp — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-orange-crush-35rt-guitar-amp-video <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><em>GOLD AWARD WINNER</em></strong></p> <p>Orange is best known for its loud, high-output classic amp heads and extremely popular Terror Series mini tube amps, but over recent years the company has significantly expanded its offerings. </p> <p>A great example is the Crush PiX Series combos, which quickly became some of the best-selling practice amps after their introduction. </p> <p>The new Orange Crush 35RT combo is an extremely affordable-but-versatile Crush Series amp that does away with digital multieffects in favor of a simpler control layout with classic performance features, like two-channel operation.</p> <p><strong>FEATURES</strong> The Orange Crush 35RT is a 35-watt solid-state combo featuring a single 10-inch Voice of the World speaker housed in the classic orange Tolex-covered cabinet with woven tan speaker cloth. The top panel even includes Orange’s classic picture graphics for each control and input. This two-channel amp provides separate volume controls for the Clean and Dirty channels, while both channels share treble, middle and bass EQ. The Dirty channel also includes its own gain control. Instead of the variety of digital effects found on previous Crush Series amps, the 35RT features only digital reverb, which is shared by both channels and features a reverb level control. Channel switching can be controlled using the mini toggle switch on the front panel or an optional footswitch connected to the 1/4-inch footswitch jack.</p> <p>The amp’s built-in tuner, 1/8-inch input for connecting a CD or MP3 player, and 1/4-inch headphone jack (featuring 4x12 cabinet simulation) support its role as a practice amp, but features like channel switching and a fully buffered, low-impedance mono effect loop encourage players to take it out of the practice room and onto the stage for gigs.</p> <p><strong>PERFORMANCE</strong> Like Orange’s Terror Series amps, the Crush 35RT may be small, but it is impressively loud. The Clean channel is exactly that, retaining clean headroom without a hint of overdrive across its entire output range, which makes it a great platform for a pedal rig. The Dirty channel delivers delicious overdrive crunch with the gain control set below 12 o’clock. Higher gain settings produce fuzzy, buzzy distortion at lower volume levels, but as the Dirty channel volume is cranked up, those settings bloom into aggressive high-gain tones with more body. </p> <p>The digital reverb sounds rich and natural. It blends nicely with distortion settings, retaining attack and definition instead of becoming blurred mush. The effect-loop section may consist only of send and return jacks, but it’s a welcome feature that elevates the 35RT above the average practice amp.</p> <p><strong>CHEAT SHEET</strong><br /> <strong>LIST PRICE</strong> $259<br /> <strong>MANUFACTURER</strong> Orange Amplification, <a href="orangeamps.com/"> orangeamps.com</a></p> <p>A two-channel, 35-watt amp with built-in digital reverb, effect loop and a single 10-inch speaker.</p> <p>Channels can be selected using the mini toggle switch on the front panel or an optional footswitch connected to the 1/4-inch footswitch jack.</p> <p><strong>THE BOTTOM LINE</strong> The Orange Crush 35RT is perfect for players who want an affordable classic-style amp for practice that can also hold its own during gigs</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CIxJEdynMZ0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/review-orange-crush-35rt-guitar-amp-video#comments Gold Award March 2015 Orange Orange Amplification Videos Amps News Gear Magazine Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:25:44 +0000 Chris Gill, Video by Paul Riario 23400 at http://www.guitarworld.com NAMM 2015: Orange Amplification Launches Tangle-Free Twister Instrument Cable http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-orange-amplification-launches-tangle-free-twister-instrument-cable <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Follow <em>Guitar World's</em> coverage of the 2015 Winter NAMM Show with gear news and videos on <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com,</a> updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a></strong></p> <p>Orange Amplification has solved the perennial problem of instrument cables tangling and kinking, with the launch of the new Orange Twister Cable.</p> <p>This age-old problem has frustrated musicians and inventors since the dawn of electrified music and Orange has had to think outside the box to create a solution that provides freedom of movement on stage without the need for a digital wireless unit. </p> <p>True performers are not static and cables can knot and prevent them from moving and turning on stage. The innovative Twister Cable incorporates a unique Twister module (patents applied for) which rotates freely preventing the cable from tangling and kinking.</p> <p>The Twister module itself is machined from high quality, lightweight, aircraft grade aluminium, incorporating three sealed internal precision ball races ensuring a robust and reliable cable for performing musicians. The signal transmitted remains unaffected and uninterrupted due to the unit’s extremely low noise factor. Featuring the highest grade of oxygen-free copper cabling, the new Twister Cables achieve the same high performance of signal transmission as Orange’s existing Professional Cable range, ensuring optimum clarity and articulation with the additional benefit of tangle-free operation.</p> <p>Features include:<br /> • Prevents cables from tangling in use, without the need for wireless technology.<br /> • Durable precision aluminium casing with three internal ball races.<br /> • Superior low noise transmission of sound with excellent frequency response.<br /> • Available as part of the Orange Professional Cable range in instrument and microphone configurations with genuine Neutrik connectors.<br /> • Twister module is available in black or silver finishings.</p> <p>The Orange Twister Cable is available to purchase from Feb/March 2015.</p> <p>Orange Amplification will be showing the Orange Twister Cable and all its other new products at their Booth 4890 Hall C at Winter NAMM 2015. For more information, visit <a href="https://www.orangeamps.com/products/cables/twister-cables/">orangeamps.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM Show coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 section,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Twister_Cables-620.jpg" width="620" height="461" alt="Twister_Cables-620.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-orange-amplification-launches-tangle-free-twister-instrument-cable#comments NAMM 2015 Orange Orange Amplification Accessories News Gear Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:42:00 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23316 at http://www.guitarworld.com NAMM 2015: Orange Amplification Launches Crush Practice Amps http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-orange-amplification-launches-crush-amplifiers <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Follow <em>Guitar World's</em> coverage of the 2015 Winter NAMM Show with gear news and videos on <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com,</a> updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a></strong></p> <p>Orange has announced its latest combos, the new 2015 Crush series. </p> <p>Redefining the benchmark for practice amplifiers, the Crush 12, Crush 20, Crush 20RT and Crush 35RT are primed to introduce guitarists of all levels to the signature Orange sound, while offering a genuine alternative to digital modelling.</p> <p>Building on the success of the critically acclaimed Crush Pro range, Orange has opened up the same high gain, four stage preamp design to the new Crush series, capturing the Dirty channel of its iconic Rockerverb in solid state form. Combined Orange’s custom Voice of the World speakers, the new Crush deliver gut-punching tones with highly responsive overdrive and levels of detailed saturation never before heard in a practice amplifier.</p> <p>All models feature Orange’s new CabSim circuit, which faithfully emulates the muscle of an Orange 4x12" cabinet through the headphone/line output, whilst channel switching is available on 20W and 35W models. RT versions feature onboard reverb and an integrated chromatic tuner. The Crush 35RT also includes a fully buffered low-impedance effects loop and more than enough output for the rehearsal room. </p> <p>With refined styling, rock-solid build quality and enormous, wide-ranging tones, the new Crush takes players back to the heady, no-nonsense days of straight ahead, ‘plug and play’ analogue amps.</p> <p>Key Features:<br /> · New high gain preamp design (Crush 20/20RT/35RT)<br /> · Footswitchable channels (Crush 20/20RT/35RT)<br /> · Analogue signal path<br /> · Custom Orange Voice of the WorldTM speakers<br /> · CabSim loaded headphone/line output<br /> · Free access to the online beginner Orange Rock Guitar Syllabus (https://orangeamps.com/learn) when registering on orangeamps.com</p> <p>Orange Amplification will be showing the New Crush Amplifier series and all their other new products at their Booth 4890 Hall C at Winter NAMM 2015. The series is available from January 22.</p> <p>For more information including audio samples and high-resolution images, visit <a href="https://www.orangeamps.com/products/guitar-amp-combos/crush-series/">orangeamps.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM Show coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 section,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Orange_Crush_2015_Group_Pho.jpg" width="620" height="264" alt="Orange_Crush_2015_Group_Pho.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-orange-amplification-launches-crush-amplifiers#comments NAMM 2015 Orange Orange Amplification Amps News Gear Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:30:25 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23315 at http://www.guitarworld.com Orange Amplification Launches Complete Guitar Pack for Beginners http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-amplification-launches-complete-guitar-pack-beginners <!--paging_filter--><p>Orange Amplification has launched (in time for Christmas) its new guitar pack containing everything needed to start playing guitar, all in one box. </p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>Created to get the next generation of guitarists playing, or encourage lapsed performers to get back in the saddle, this quality, affordable pack contains an Orange Guitar, Orange Crush PiX 12L amplifier combo, Orange branded gig bag, headstock tuner, guitar lead plus plectrums and strap. </p> <p>Also included is the new Orange Music Education Rock Guitar beginner guitar tuition course with access to more than 10 video tutorial lessons and backing tracks.</p> <p>The single-cutaway Orange guitar is crafted from solid Nato wood, with a maple neck and rosewood fretboard. It features chrome hardware including Orange branded machine heads, a Tune-o-matic bridge, a three-way pickup selector switch with two tone and volume controls. </p> <p>It also is fitted with medium/high output humbuckers, giving a wide range of classic and modern tones. The guitar’s high-gloss finish is available in three distinct colors; the company’s signature bright orange, timeless black and pristine white.</p> <p>The Crush PiX 12L is the perfect practice amp. This combo amp is made for every level of guitarist and is ideally suited for rehearsal or small performance environments. The amp is portable, durable and well built using quality components to Orange’s high manufacturing standards. It comes with three-band EQ, overdrive and master volume controls, plus the headphone out allows you to practice anywhere. The solid-state amp produces a wide variety of rich warm tones that make the Crush PiX 12L suitable for a broad range of genres.</p> <p>Completing this comprehensive set is a modern, soft padded gig bag embossed with the Orange logo, an Orange professional instrument cable, Orange headstock tuner, six classic celluloid plectrums, a sturdy, comfortable strap and a bonus guitar tuition course.</p> <p>The Orange Guitar Pack offers budding guitarists an affordable way to get started on the electric guitar with a great sounding, easy to play instrument, made to Orange’s strict quality standards and all the accessories needed. The new pack will be available from October 2014 and will retail for £229 inc vat (€269, $349). </p> <p>To find out more, visit <a href="https://www.orangeamps.com/guitar-pack/">orangeamps.com/guitar-pack.</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-amplification-launches-complete-guitar-pack-beginners#comments Orange Orange Amplification Amps Electric Guitars News Gear Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:37:34 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22267 at http://www.guitarworld.com Orange Amplification at 2014 Summer NAMM: Dual Dark 100 Guitar Amp — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-amplification-2014-summer-namm-dual-dark-100-guitar-amp-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>While we were at the show, we had a chance to stop by the Orange Amplification booth. Our visit is chronicled in the video below. </p> <p>In the clip, the Orange crew show off their Dual Dark 100 amp while discussing its characteristics and tone. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lxMIVVU4T78" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-amplification-2014-summer-namm-dual-dark-100-guitar-amp-video#comments Orange Orange Amps Summer NAMM 2014 Videos Amps News Gear Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:52:29 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21964 at http://www.guitarworld.com Review: Orange Amplification Dual Dark 50 Guitar Amp http://www.guitarworld.com/review-orange-amplification-dual-dark-50-guitar-amp <!--paging_filter--><p>For the past decade, amp manufacturers have waged a low-wattage amp war, all vying to produce the greatest sounding tube-powered, low-output machine. </p> <p>Orange is credited as firing the first shots with its wildly popular Tiny Terror and high-gain Dark Terror amps. That trend seems to be shifting as more and more of these diminutive divas are upsized and reconfigured into multichannel, higher wattage versions. </p> <p>Orange’s new Dual Dark 50 (which is also available as a 100-watt head) does far more than just repackage the Dark Terror’s high-gain engine. It offers earth-shaking tonal depth, power attenuation and two highly versatile channels, one of which is an entirely new dynamic preamp section created specifically for the Dual Dark series.</p> <p><strong>Features:</strong> Chrome face handles, bulletproof construction and beveled cabinet edges are all familiar sights for fans of Orange’s classic heads, as are the front panel’s pictograph control markers. Channel A offers controls for volume, treble, middle, bass and gain, while channel B’s minimalist but effective control set includes controls for gain, volume and shape. </p> <p>This shape control is similar to the one seen in numerous other Oranges, effectively allowing the player to dial through a range of EQ curves and achieve ideal midrange balance. Channels are footswitchable or can be selected via the front-panel switch. </p> <p>The Dual Dark ships with a pair of EL-34 power tubes that pump out 50 watts, but 6L6s and other tetrode tubes can be used, if biased correctly. Power is switchable on the front panel from 50 to 25 watts, but Orange has also included a footswitchable attenuator, which controls attenuation for both channels. Unlike simple preamp attenuation, this circuit allows players to experience the harmonic bliss of a cooked power section at any volume level. Rear panel jacks are included for the tube-driven effect loop, three speaker outputs (two eight and one 16 ohm), and optional channel and attenuator footswitches.</p> <p><strong>Performance:</strong> Curious to see if what I’d heard of the Dual Dark’s abilities was true, I set the amp’s gain at nearly full. What came out was a hair-raising blast of dizzying distortion. Still, this gloriously insane level of gain was controlable, allowing notes to sing without being mushy and lows to sound chunky and tight. Either channel is capable of this wild overdrive, yet each can also be dialed back for truly harmonious clean and historic British crunch derivatives. </p> <p>Channel A, specifically designed for the Dual Dark, includes complex harmonic tonal elements from the high-end “Pics Only” Orange heads, with much more gain on tap. Channel B is accurately billed as a reproduction of the Dark Terror’s speaker-hammering preamp, only it sounds much deeper, fuller and defined through the Dual Dark’s more robust power section. </p> <p><strong>Street Prices:</strong> 50-watt, $2,299; 100-watt, $2,499<br /> <strong>Manufacturer:</strong> Orange Amplification, <a href="http://orangeamps.com/">orangeamps.com</a></p> <p><strong>Cheat Sheet:</strong> Rich with tube tone and impressively malleable, both channels can produce anything from top-shelf clean to vintage crunch and modern über-gain sounds. </p> <p>Switchable full and half-power options, along with power amp attenuation, provide control over the power amp’s drive, response and overall volume. </p> <p><strong>The Bottom Line</strong> Taking its place among the elite super-high-gain heads, Orange’s all-tube Dual Dark 50 is equally proficient at producing modern, ear-melting gain and yesteryear’s British chime. </p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3385412061001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3385412061001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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The cabinets are individually selectable, so they can be mixed and matched with other amp heads for different sound possibilities.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-04-03%20at%206.08.07%20PM.png" width="620" height="748" alt="Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 6.08.07 PM.png" /></p> <p><strong>Stompbox Effects Mania</strong></p> <p>Even though Orange doesn’t make stompbox effects, IK Multimedia has created four vintage-styled Orange-inspired effects to make AmpliTube Orange a versatile stage and studio suite. </p> <p>Players will find four staple effects: a “Noise Filter” for keeping the hiss down when the gain is cranked; the “Highway Drive” vintage inspired overdrive pedal with crunch, level and tone controls, the “Echo Trip” delay pedal with feedback, delay time, level and tone controls, and “The Shaker” tremolo pedal with rate, depth and inspirational “shape” control.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-04-03%20at%206.07.38%20PM.png" width="620" height="281" alt="Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 6.07.38 PM.png" /></p> <p><strong>Recording Studio</strong></p> <p>After dialing in their favorite tones, players can start recording thanks to AmpliTube Orange’s built-in recorder. The recorder section can be expanded via in-app purchase (four tracks on iPhone/iPod touch, eight tracks on iPad) for multi-track recording and composition. </p> <p>The full recorder features a bounce function that frees up tracks for limitless recording, and a master effects section with global reverb, EQ and compression. Players can record complete compositions without leaving AmpliTube Orange.</p> <p>AmpliTube Orange is also Inter-App Audio and Audiobus compatible, so it can be used as an input or effect in other compatible audio apps like GarageBand, making it perfect for injecting Orange tone into other audio environments.</p> <p><strong>Practice Buddy</strong></p> <p>AmpliTube Orange is also the perfect practice tool, thanks to its built-in “Song” section. The Song section allows a user to import any audio from their device iTunes library and play along. </p> <p>It features a “no voice” button that cancels the center portion of the stereo field (where most vocals and leads are placed) making soloing over existing recordings a breeze. There’s also a speed control that allows users to slow down (or speed up) audio material without changing pitch, allowing players to learn difficult passages or enhance their speed and precision.</p> <p><strong>Standalone or AmpliTube in-app</strong></p> <p>AmpliTube Orange is available as a standalone app from the App StoreSM, an “in-app” purchase bundle within AmpliTube, or individual amps and effects can be purchased a-la-carte as in-app purchases within AmpliTube. This gives players the flexibility to choose the bundle or individual models as their needs change.</p> <p><strong>Plugging In and Control</strong></p> <p>With IK Multimedia’s range of interfaces and controllers for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac/PC, getting a guitar signal to AmpliTube Orange is as simple as plugging into an amplifier. </p> <p>iRig HD and iRig PRO are the newest digital interfaces that allow players to plug into an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and a Mac or PC and deliver pristine quality pure guitar signal. iRig BlueBoard is the advanced Bluetooth pedalboard that allows for control of presets and sound parameters in AmpliTube, wirelessly, from the floor, without laying your axe down.</p> <p><strong>Pricing and Availability</strong></p> <p>AmpliTube Orange is available now on the App StoreSM in two versions: AmpliTube Orange for iPhone/iPod touch and AmpliTube Orange for iPad for $14.99/€13.99 each. The 4–Track recorder and 8-Track recorder with master effects section on iPhone and iPad cost $9.99/€8.99 and $14.99/€13.99 respectively as an in-app purchase.</p> <p>AmpliTube Orange is also available as a bundle for existing AmpliTube users for $14.99/€13.99 as an in-app purchase. Individual gear models are also available for in-app purchase, price ranging from $2.99/€2.69 to $6.99/€5.99.</p> <p><strong>More Info</strong></p> <p>iPhone: <a href="http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/orangeiphone/">amplitube.com/orangeiphone</a><br /> iPad: <a href="http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/orangeipad/">amplitube.com/orangeipad</a></p> <p>For more information about IK’s range of interfaces and accessories for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac/PC, visit <a href="http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/cat-view.php?C=computer-interfaces">ikmultimedia.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/ik-multimedia-releases-amplitube-orange-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touch#comments IK Multimedia Orange Orange Amplification News Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:13:45 +0000 Guitar World Staff 20936 at http://www.guitarworld.com Orange Announces Limited-Edition White Amps http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-announces-limited-edition-white-amps <!--paging_filter--><p>Orange Amplification is launching a limited-edition white finish of its Rockerverb guitar amp heads and combos, Thunderverb 200 and 50 heads, PPC412 and PPC212 speaker enclosures.</p> <p>These sought-after heads and speaker enclosures will be available finished in a white Levant covering trimmed with gold piping and gold capped handles.</p> <p>The Orange Rockerverb series, long regarded as a British guitar amp masterpiece, are versatile, roadworthy amps covering a wide range of tones. </p> <p>The Thunderverb series amps were recently described by <em>Guitar World</em> as having "jaw-dropping British tones, superb versatility and exceptional quality." The smaller Thunderverb 50, said MusicRadar, is "highly versatile and powerful head from one of the UK’s great amp builders."</p> <p>The matching white PPC412 and compact lighter PPC212 speaker enclosures are built to the same high standards and deliver the distinct warm midrange tones synonymous with Orange.</p> <p>The white limited editions ranges will be at the Frankfurt Musikmesse exhibition on the Orange Music Booth (F60, Hall 4.0) and are available for general distribution from April 2014.</p> <p>For more about Orange, visit <a href="http://www.orangeamps.com">orangeamps.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-announces-limited-edition-white-amps#comments Orange Orange Amplification Amps News Gear Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:16:20 +0000 Guitar World Staff 20584 at http://www.guitarworld.com NAMM 2014 Video: Orange Amplification Dual Dark Series 50 and 100 http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-video-orange-amplification-dual-dark-series-50-and-100 <!--paging_filter--><p>During last week's 2014 Winter NAMM Show, the <em>Guitar World</em> crew visited the Orange Amplification booth to check out the company's new Dual Dark Series of guitar amps. </p> <p>From Orange:</p> <p>The all-new Orange Dual Dark Series is a range of high-end dual channel amps.</p> <p>Put simply, these amps showcase Orange Amplification at their most innovative. The new amps build on the brand’s reputation for creating the ultimate British guitar tone.</p> <p>Bringing a new dimension of sound that delivers potent combinations of tone and the highest levels of gain the brand has ever offered.</p> <p>The models have a completely new voicing for Channel A, different to anything else in the Orange Amp range yet still true to their heritage. Channel B is has the voicing of the Dark Terror tone. Both channels can go from clean through to crunch at lower gain levels and offer four stages of gain!</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.orangeamps.com/">orangeamps.com</a>.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2014">[[ <em>Guitar World</em> at NAMM 2014: Gear updates, photo galleries, videos and more! ]]</a></strong> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BQ4zVIibj_s?list=PLagcgzXkwROjMu6mYIQOmp4eU-uvzhBGj" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-video-orange-amplification-dual-dark-series-50-and-100#comments NAMM 2014 NAMM 2014 Video Orange Orange Amplification Amps News Gear Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:28:44 +0000 Guitar World Staff 20383 at http://www.guitarworld.com NAMM 2014: Orange Amplification Launches Three New Models in OPC Lineup http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-orange-amplification-launches-three-new-models-opc-lineup <!--paging_filter--><p>Following the amazing reception and prestigious awards received for its personal computer, the Orange OPC, Orange Amplification has unveiled three new OPC models. </p> <p>They are aimed at offering users a choice of serious computer power combined with all the software you need for a wide range of creative uses from recording, video editing and music playback.</p> <p>The new OPC family effectively widens and broadens the range, with the OPC Studio, The OPC Professional and The OPC Ultimate, offering users a choice to suit their diverse demands. </p> <p>The new OPC portfolio offers consumers more options than ever before which deliver cutting edge performance and quality whether at home or in the studio.</p> <p>The OPC Models offer a choice of 4th generation Intel Core processors, memory and a dedicated graphics card allowing you to decide the right specification for your needs: OPC Studio (Intel i5 Processor, Memory 4GB RAM), OPC Professional (Intel i5 Processor, Memory 8GB RAM), OPC Ultimate (Intel i7 Processor, Memory 16GB RAM, Graphics card included).</p> <p>All models come complete with Windows 8, IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3, PreSonus Studio One (Orange Edition), Acoustica Mixcraft 6, Toontrack EZdrummer Lite, and LickLibrary Guitar Lesson Center software. Audio features include 5.1 line out, coaxial 2x 1/4in TRS outputs, 2x 1/4in TRS inputs, 2x 1/4in TRS instrument inputs, 2x integrated 6.5in JBL studio monitor speakers. </p> <p>They all support wired keyboards and mouse, USB and extension cable. The addition of a dedicated graphics card is available to satisfy the needs of gaming enthusiasts.</p> <p>"The expanded OPC range provides a complete computing experience, free from frustrations of buggy/trial software, latency and slow-downs," said Charlie Cooper, OPC lead developer. "The OPC’s will now appeal to a wider audience and are more customisable, faster than ever and upgradable to future technologies."</p> <p>All three will be on display on the Orange Amplification Booth 4890 Hall C at Winter NAMM 2014 with all the other new and current products.</p> <p>For more about Orange, visit <a href="https://www.orangeamps.com/">orangeamps.com</a>.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2014">[[ <em>Guitar World</em> at NAMM 2014: Gear updates, photo galleries, videos and more! ]]</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-orange-amplification-launches-three-new-models-opc-lineup#comments NAMM 2014 Orange Orange Amplification Accessories News Gear Sun, 26 Jan 2014 02:13:54 +0000 Guitar World Staff 20287 at http://www.guitarworld.com NAMM 2014: Orange Amplification Launches Dual Dark Amplifier Series http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-orange-amplification-launches-dual-dark-amplifier-series <!--paging_filter--><p>The all-new Orange Dual Dark Series is a range of high-end dual channel amps. </p> <p>Put simply, these amps showcase Orange Amplification at their most innovative. The new amps build on the brand’s reputation for creating the ultimate British guitar tone. </p> <p>Bringing a new dimension of sound that delivers potent combinations of tone and the highest levels of gain the brand has ever offered.</p> <p>The models have a completely new voicing for Channel A, different to anything else in the Orange Amp range yet still true to their heritage. Channel B is has the voicing of the Dark Terror tone. Both channels can go from clean through to crunch at lower gain levels and offer four stages of gain!</p> <p>Launching at NAMM 2014 are the 50-Watt and 100 Watt-versions, both feature footswitchable attenuators and Orange’s signature low impedance effects loop design. The Dual Dark 50 has an output that can be switched to 50 or 25 Watts. Output on the Dual Dark 100 can be switched to 100, 70, 50 or 30 Watts. </p> <p>Both amps come with standard EL34s fitted but other tetrode valves can be used when biased correctly by a technician. The Dual Dark amps have been built with state of the art components backed by Orange’s ever evolving design and deliver the biggest amount of gain available in the history of their amps.</p> <p>Orange Amplification will be showing the Dual Dark Amp series and all their other new products at their Booth 4890 Hall C at Winter NAMM 2014.</p> <p>For more about Orange, visit <a href="https://www.orangeamps.com/">orangeamps.com</a>.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2014">[[ <em>Guitar World</em> at NAMM 2014: Gear updates, photo galleries, videos and more! ]]</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Specifications:</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-25%20at%205.53.50%20PM.png" width="620" height="275" alt="Screen Shot 2014-01-25 at 5.53.50 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-orange-amplification-launches-dual-dark-amplifier-series#comments NAMM 2014 Orange Orange Amplification Amps News Gear Sun, 26 Jan 2014 02:01:41 +0000 Guitar World Staff 20286 at http://www.guitarworld.com