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Receptor Crosses Over From Stage to Studio
New UniWire™ technology makes Receptor invaluable in the Studio
New York, NY. October 7, 2005—Muse Research, Inc. will be showing its UniWire technology in booth 1256 at the 119th AES show in New York. The company's UniWire technology allows you to connect their Receptor hardware plug-in player directly to your laptop or desktop computer using only a single Ethernet cable, and get complete integration of MIDI, audio, and remote control data to and from the Receptor.
UniWire makes Receptor as indispensable in the studio as it is on stage.
Receptor has really resonated with demanding professionals who need robust, portable, high performance gear, solving the problem of needing to use plug-ins in a live performance situation while needing to avoid the unpredictability of standard computers. Now with UniWire, it is possible to leverage that power and stability in the studio, since UniWire gives you 32 channels of audio between your computer and Receptor, as well as providing each plug-in with its own MIDI port (16 channels). Finally, Receptor's Muse Control GUI software can be viewed and operated using Receptor Remote, a separate application that gives you total control of Receptor over Ethernet.
UniWire: unified, complete integration over a single cable.
To enable UniWire on your computer, simply install the UniWire plug-in (available free to all registered Receptor customers) and then connect a Receptor to your Ethernet network. The plug-in will automatically recognize all the Receptors on the network, and once assigned, all you need to do is either assign MIDI data or audio tracks to that plug-in with your host software. The UniWire plug-in will transfer the audio or MIDI data over to Receptor where it is processed or created, and the audio results are sent back over Ethernet and delivered just as if it were a native plug-in running inside your computer. Since your host software program probably performs automatic plug-in delay compensation, the audio results will come back perfectly in sync with the rest of your project. It's as if your computer just got remarkably more powerful just by adding on a Receptor and installing the UniWire plug-in.
Distributed processing made easy… need more power? Just add more Receptors!
Computer animation companies have long used the notion of "blade computing" where high-load CPU tasks are shared among multiple CPUs. With Receptor and UniWire, it is possible to use a network of Receptors as a computational array, dividing the plug-ins among the various Receptors and having the results all returned to the host over Ethernet. And UniWire is completely network aware, meaning that you see what Receptors are available and which ones aren't allowing you to install Receptor's throughout a production facility and gain access to un-used units.
Of course, each unit is independent and can be used locally either with the front panel controls, a local mouse, keyboard, and monitor, or using a local computer connected to Receptor over Ethernet.
White Paper Explains It All
A white paper is available at the Muse Research booth explaining the concept of UniWire and what it can do for you. You can also request a copy to be mailed, faxed, or emailed to you by contacting Muse Research at (650) 326-5400 or by sending an email request to email@example.com.