Muse Research and Development has announced an agreement with Ultimate Sound Bank to provide sounds for the upcoming MuseBoxTM, a highly versatile Musical Instrument and Effects Box, being co-developed between Muse Research and Peavey Electronics. Ultimate Sound Bank will provide the core, pre-installed sound set for the device that includes all the essential keyboard sounds required by the gigging musician, as well as expansion sound sets that will be sold to customers both on-line and at retail. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
UVI Engine chosen for quality and efficiency
Muse Research evaluated several different sound engines for use as the built-in sound engine and factory sound set for MuseBox, and determined that the UVI engine was the best suited for the task. The UVI engine has created a respected name in the music industry, powering multiple virtual instruments from MOTU and Spectrasonics as well as the impressive UVI Workstation and UVI Soundcard line from Ultimate Sound Bank.
MuseBox to ship with a comprehensive essentials sound set
MuseBox, currently under development by Muse Research and Peavey Electronics and winner of a Mix Magazine Pick Hit Award at the 2010 NAMM show where it debuted, will ship with a comprehensive sound set that includes acoustic pianos, electric pianos, organs, plus synth leads and pads – all the essentials required by the gigging keyboardist. At press time, it is expected that the core sound set will approach 4GB in size, drawing from the extensive Ultimate Sound Bank library.
Other announcement from Muse Research is that its renowned RECEPTOR 2 line of Hardware Plug-in Players now supports the Native Instruments KOMPLETE 6 bundle of virtual instruments and effects, and the RECEPTOR 2 with KOMPLETE Inside now comes with KOMPLETE 6 pre-installed at a significant savings. Now users can run these top-quality instruments and effects on the best-sounding, most reliable platform available.
KOMPLETE 6 brings together seven cutting-edge products that no studio should be without. Containing groundbreaking and multi-award winning samplers, synths, guitar/bass amps and creative effects, this collection represents Native Instruments’ most powerful software tools. From hip-hop to film scores, pop to techno, rock to classical and beyond – KOMPLETE 6’s 7,000 presets and 60 GB of samples have it all covered.