Muse Research and Development, Inc. makers of the RECEPTOR VIP dedicated hardware-based plug-in player, have introduced the RECEPTOR TRIO and QU4TTRO at the past 2013 Winter NAMM show. The new RECEPTORS feature a new quad-core processing engine and comes bundled with a PreSonus 1818 audio interface for up to 18 inputs and outputs.
The new TRIO model features a new and improved 64-bit operating system with Intellibridge™ technology that lets you run 32-bit and 64-bit plug-ins simultaneously as well as expanding the capabilities of Muse Research’s exclusive LIVE MODE, the ground-breaking live performance technology that first appeared in their VIP model. RECEPTOR TRIO is expected to ship first quarter with a list price of $2999.
The new QU4TTRO model also features a 64-bit operating system with Intellibridge™ technology that lets you run 32-bit and 64-bit plug-ins simultaneously, as well as expanding the capabilities of Muse Research’s exclusive LIVE MODE, a breakthrough new look-ahead caching technology for performing live with virtual instruments and effects. The product is expected to ship first quarter with a list price of $3499.
TRIO: Third RECEPTOR model slots in-between VIP and QU4TTRO
The RECEPTOR TRIO incorporates a slightly less powerful quad-core processor, a 1TB drive, and 8GB of RAM to allow it to fit nicely between the affordable RECEPTOR VIP and the top-of-the-line RECEPTOR QU4TTRO. The result is a system with impressive capabilities at an affordable price. Like the QU4TTRO, the RECEPTOR TRIO features TetraCore™ technology to balance the load between the four cores to get maximum performance from even processor-hungry virtual instruments and effects. Also like the QU4TTRO, the TRIO supports multiple channels of inputs and outputs thanks to the bundled external audio interface, letting you use it as a multi-effects processor and multi-channel sampler / synth / sound module all at the same time. The new RECEPTOR TRIO is ideal for a touring or performing musician who requires more power than the VIP, but doesn’t need the extra performance offered by the top-of-the-line QU4TTRO model.
QU4TTRO: Forth generation RECEPTOR gets quad-core processing
The name QU4TTRO not only identifies this as the 4th generation Receptor, it’s also descriptive of the new quad-core processing engine that powers it. This new engine features exclusive Muse R&D TetraCore™ technology that dynamically balances the load between the cores with priority given to audio tasks (instead of graphics and other less important system calls) so as to exploit every ounce of available processing power. The result is superior performance when running even the most processor-intensive virtual instruments and effects.
64-bit OS supports more RAM for unbeatable performance live and in the studio
Complimenting the TetraCore processing engine is the new 64-bit OS that supports both 64-bit and 32-bit virtual instruments and effects. Support for 64-bit plug-ins means that you can make use of all 8GBs of the on-board memory, and with 32- and 64-bit plug-in bridging, you can run both formats of plug-ins simultaneously. Even more impressive is the exclusive LIVE MODE feature that will pre-load the sounds and effects you need at a gig, and access them instantly using the new LIVE MODE performance screen, which can be controlled from a tablet or smart phone device over Wi-Fi.