Muse Research Receptor
Large images ..Available from 11/30/1999 until 11/30/1999
It's no secret that computers have changed the way we make music, Computers allow us to manipulate audio and MIDI in ways that were previously unimaginable. The downside is that we often spend too much of our time dealing with system problems and less time creating music. Not anymore.
Receptor™ is a 2U rack-mountable multi-timbral sound and effects module that runs standard VST instruments and effects. It combines the power of a computer with the ease-of-use, portability and reliability of dedicated synth and effects hardware.
Receptor's intuitive, mixer-like architecture combines up to 16 different audio sources, which can be either internal VSTi instruments or external analog/digital inputs. Each source is then routed through its own inline effects matrix that allows three VST plugins to be configured in every possible parallel/series arrangement. From there, each source is sent to a dedicated mixer channel, where the sound can be further processed by sending it to two dedicated effects busses, each with another fully configurable VST effects matrix. Need more processing? There is yet another VST effects matrix on the master output, for mastering and sweetening effects.
In all, Receptor provides architectural support for as many as 16 simultaneous VSTi instruments and 57 VST effects, while further offering the ability to process external inputs using its front-panel high-Z input, it's rear-panel balanced analog inputs, or its S/PDIF digital input.
And, all this effects power can be harnessed through Receptor's intuitive front-panel interface, with full front panel and MIDI access to millions of internal patch locations. For those who prefer mice to buttons, you can connect a mouse, keyboard and monitor directly to Receptor, or you can network it to your Mac or PC and control it remotely from a window on that machine.
In short, Receptor is the ultimate hardware solution for a software crazy world.
Receptor is complete. Receptor is ready to go, with its hard drive pre-loaded with all the necessary software, plus tons of plugins. Premium brand plugins are instantly available in demo mode, and full versions can be purchased easily by visiting our Plugorama web store anytime of the day or night.
Receptor gives you control. Receptor supports up to 16 channels of audio with as many as 57 simultaneous effects, all controllable via MIDI, and instantly recalled with a single program change. And, if your clumsy drummer kicks out the power cable, Receptor restarts to where you were in seconds, making it perfect for live performance. Try that with a Mac or PC.
Receptor is convenient. Receptor is robust and portable, allowing you to enjoy the latest plugin software live at a gig, or move from studio to studio. And the simple to use hardware lets you just “dial and play” your favorite VST and VSTi plugins. You get the best of both worlds because the graphic user interface for each plugin can be displayed either on an optional monitor connected directly to Receptor, or within an editing window on any Mac or PC connected to Receptor.
Receptor defies obsolescence. New instrument and effects plugins can be downloaded into Receptor through our Plugorama website, allowing you to stay current with new innovations and styles as they appear -- enhancing your creativity by offering a constant flow of new and interesting musical tools with which to work.
Receptor plays well with others. Receptor was designed to work in harmony with your computer, integrating with the application you are already using. Receptor allows you to use VST plugins with ProTools, Logic, Sonar, Digital Performer or any other sequencer or DAW program, as well as with stand-alone recorders and portastudios. Just plug Receptor's outputs into your audio interface and away you go.
Receptor is fine on its own, thanks very much. You can use Receptor without a computer via the intuitive front panel. Want more control? Simply connect a mouse and monitor and you'll have complete access to graphical parameters of a plugin. Receptor's hard drive stores all plugins, patches and settings, so all you need to do is provide a MIDI or audio input and start making music.
Sounds good, yes? Receptor's audio I/O was designed for superlative sonic performance, with 24-bit / 96kHz converters, balanced +4dbm input and outputs on 1/4” TRS connectors, as well as S/PDIF stereo digital I/O. A front panel, high-Z instrument input provides instant gratification for guitar and bass players. MIDI I/O supports your keyboard rig and a convenient USB port provides support for several USB MIDI devices. And, of course, you can plug your headphones into the front panel jack during those late night moments when inspiration strikes.