Review: Orange OMEC Teleport

(Image credit: Orange Amplification)

Any guitarist who has tried to combine computer software or mobile device apps with a traditional live performing rig (i.e. genuine amps and effect pedals) probably knows that while it can be done, it also can be a lot more complicated than it needs to be. Orange’s new OMEC Teleport audio interface greatly simplifies the integration of software/apps, within an existing rig, by providing guitarists with a stomp box device that easily fits on a pedal board, converts analog audio to digital and vice versa, and connects directly to a computer or mobile device via USB. When you want to access sounds or models from your software, you simply engage the footswitch. You can also use OMEC Teleport as an audio interface for recording directly to digital audio workstation software.

FEATURES The “micro” pedal design of the Orange OMEC Teleport is truly as simple as it gets. There is a ¼-inch input jack, two ¼-inch output jacks for stereo output or sending signals to two different signal chains, a USB jack and a 9-volt DC center negative plug for a 2.1mm power supply plug (a power adapter is not included, but the unit can be powered with any standard 9-volt adapter or power supply). That’s it. There are no knobs to adjust as all settings, such as output level, are controlled within the software or app itself. The super compact size means that OMEC Teleport can easily fit into a crowded pedalboard. The package also includes a free download of IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube CS app (for Mac OS/PC) that provides models of four Orange amps and cabinets and seven stomp boxes. The app also has a loop drummer and single-track recorder. 

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.