RECEPTOR VIP: The Faster, Better, Cheaper RECEPTOR for EVERYONE!
When virtual instruments and effects software came on the market over
10 years ago, no one could have predicted how quickly they would dominate
the world of music production. Nowadays, almost all recording is done
using computers, with virtual instruments and effects software being
used to create the sounds, grooves, and textures that make up today's top tracks.
Muse Research saw this trend very early on, and identified one major problem
with the software revolution: computers are great at recording and manipulating
sounds, but they aren't very good for performing live like music instruments.
What was needed was a dedicated device that was based on computer technology
so it could run all the latest and greatest virtual instrument and effects
software, but do so in a configuration that was better tailored to the needs
of musicians. The result was our first product, called RECEPTOR.
The first generation RECEPTOR caught on quickly among touring professionals, and
since then, thousands of RECEPTORS have played the stages of the finest venues
all over the world, covering all styles of music, operating in all kinds of
conditions from the frozen tundras of Canada to the sweltering deserts of Dubai
(and no, we're not making this up). The world's biggest bands and most famous
performers are using RECEPTOR, but we have to admit that it required effort to
master, limiting its appeal to those who really needed it as solution.
- Processor: Dual-Core Intel 3GHz processor
- Drive: 1TB 7200RPM Hard drive with 64MB cache, Optional 256GB SSD drive.
- RAM: 4GB of 1333MHz high-speed DDR3 RAM
- Power: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, Auto-ranging, Auto-power correction power supply.
- Dimensions: 2U high (3.5" / 8.9 cm) by 11.25" / 28.6cm deep by 19" /
48.3cm wide (Case is 17.375" wide)
- Weight: Unit weighs 14 pounds (6.3kg), 17.5 pounds (7.9kg) with pack-out
kit and box.
- 2 channels line level balanced inputs OR 2 channel mic/instrument inputs.
- 2 channels line level unbalanced outputs.
- Passive mix mode for connecting external CD or MP3 player, drum machine, etc.
- Front panel headphone output.
- Full Size MIDI input.
- Four USB ports.
- VGA video output for viewing / editing software interface of plug-ins.
- Phantom power.
- Dedicated mic/instrument input volume control and 3 segment LED meters.
- Ethernet port.
All that has changed thanks to our first entirely new model of RECEPTOR,
called the RECEPTOR VIP. The RECEPTOR VIP provides a completely new
user-interface, coupled with breakthrough features that let you make
use of all the power and expressivity possible with software instruments
and effects without the hassles of a computer. The RECEPTOR VIP is our new,
faster / better / cheaper RECEPTOR model with something for everyone.
What is it exactly?
RECEPTOR VIP is not a computer. And it's not a hardware synth or effects
processor, either. RECEPTOR VIP is a "hybrid music instrument" that serves
as a stand-alone solution for running virtual instruments and effects software.
With RECEPTOR VIP, you don't have to buy a bunch of interfaces and install
a bunch of drivers to start making music, since the VIP is a complete,
rack-mount musical instrument and effects processor that works right out
of the box. Nothing more to buy, install, or fiddle with to get working.
RECEPTOR VIP provides a custom front panel hardware user interface that
lets you harness all the power and versatility of virtual instruments and
effects with minimal hassle - no computer monitor required - making the
RECEPTOR VIP something that ALL musicians can use.
RECEPTOR VIP is software-powered, but it employs a custom, purpose-built
operating system and host application for running your software to let
you make music without the worry or hassle of system conflicts, long boot
and load times, slow disc messages, system hiccups, viruses, and the
other stability problems that plague computers. Even better, the
RECEPTOR VIP is designed for superior playability, so your favorite
virtual instruments and effects feel better than ever before.
The RECEPTOR VIP has something for every musician!
The RECEPTOR VIP is software-based, so it can appeal to a very wide range
of musicians, including keyboardists, guitarists (both electric and acoustic),
vocalists, percussionists, and live sound mix engineers. And of course, if
you happen to be a guitarist or keyboardist or percussionist who sings,
well you'll be even more delighted because RECEPTOR VIP does more than
one thing at once... You can process your guitar while you sing, or play
that killer piano while your friend plays guitar or bass... or even process
two guitars separately and simultaneously! RECEPTOR VIP is one of those
rare that does many things well, yet still meets the specific needs of
even the most demanding player. Here are some typical use cases.
- Keyboardists: RECEPTOR VIP is an excellent companion
to a Roland, Yamaha, Korg, or Kurzweil workstation keyboard. RECEPTOR
VIP has the ability to vastly expand the sound palette of these
keyboards, as well as integrate tightly with ANY keyboard thanks
to the "MIDI learn" function. You can even process the audio output
from your keyboard THROUGH the RECEPTOR VIP while simultaneously
generating sounds in the RECEPTOR VIP, making it an ideal way to
expand your workstation while maintaining the feel you are used to.
You'll be amazed at the sounds you can add to your existing keyboard...
even the pickiest piano aficionado will be won over by high-end piano
libraries like IVORY II when they run it on RECEPTOR VIP.
- Guitarists: RECEPTOR VIP is arguably the world's
most versatile guitar processor, starting with the included ReValver
amp modeling software, but that's just the beginning. You can
route your guitar through various studio-grade effects to take
your tone in to vast uncharted territories, selecting patches
with nothing but a simple footswitch plugged into the back.
RECEPTOR VIP lets you take your tone to the limit, letting you
create presets that can be instantly recalled, combined, and/or
modified in real-time with a MIDI foot pedal. RECEPTOR VIP not
only expands your world of tone, but it also cleans up your band's
live mix by eliminating mic bleed and making stage volume problems -
a thing of the past! Worship team members will love the fact
you can enjoy massive "cranked to 11" guitar tone coming out of
the line outputs without being told to turn down by your worship
leader. Of course, you can still use your favorite stomp boxes since
the VIP has two standard guitar inputs on the front panel, letting
you send raw guitar signal into one channel for virtual amp
processing and connecting your effect chain signal into the other,
switching or combining the two as desired! It's the future of
guitar processing, made easy.
- Solo Instrumentalists who Sing: Do you play solo
regularly at a local pub, club, weddings, or at a hotel or
restaurant? The last thing you want to do is drag a car-full
of gear with you every time you play. That's where RECEPTOR VIP
really shines. All you need is your keyboard or guitar, your
microphone, and your powered PA speakers and you're ready to go.
That's because you can play RECEPTOR's vast array of internal
sounds from your MIDI keyboard, process your vocal, and process
your guitar, and mix in backing tracks from your iPod or CD
player - all at the same time! The 32-bit floating-point
internal mixing provides unbeatable fidelity, which means no
other device on the market sounds so good or does so much, yet
remains rugged and supremely portable to and from the gig.
And if you take your show on the road, you'll love the fact
RECEPTOR VIP is small enough and light enough to go with you
everywhere, whether you travel by car, taxi, bus, subway,
train, or plane.
Installed Software - Synths and Sample playback
plugins (included free)
- MusePlayer sample player: over 4GB of pristine sounds, including a 900MB piano.
- AAS Player with dozens of custom presets
- Camel Audio Alchemy Player Synthesizer with dozens of custom presets
- U-He Triple Cheese Karplus-Strong synth with dozens of high quality sounds.
- ForeFront Amber Lite physically modeled grand piano
- Peavey ReValver Guitar amp and effects modeling
- MuTech MuVoice LE with dozens of vocal processing presets
- WaveArts MasterVerb 4 professional reverberation effects plug-in
- WaveArts TrackPlug 4 professional channel strip with EQ/Compressor/Limiter/Gate
- Camel Audio Camel Phatt, Camel Space, and Camel Crusher distortion, filter, and delay effects.
- Gallo Engineering Studio Devil BVC Guitar Amp Modeler
- Kjaerhus Audio Classic EQ, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Reverb, Limiter
- IK Multimedia Amplitube 2 Duo Amp Modeler
- Big Tick Dual Delay, Hexaline, TickyClav, Cheeze Machine
- EVM Synths MicroSynth
- AudioNerdz Delay Lama
- Green Oak Crystal Synth
- GTG Synths LOG Synth, PD Poly, Tranzister, Yuno 2
- Rumpelrausch Taips ZR-3
- Xoxos Synger
- Smart Electronics H20, MadShifta, SupaPhaser
- Destroy FX Buffer Override, EQ Sync, Monomaker, RMS Buddy, Scrubby, Skidder
- GVST Gloop Audio Looper
- Steinberg Karlette
- Toby Bear CowDelay, Decimator
- Wurr Audio Green Gate, Green Wah, Little Booster, GreenMachine Amp II
- Virtual Creations Ultra Phazer
RECEPTOR VIP is remarkably easy to use thanks to SoundFinder™
RECEPTOR VIP features an entirely updated user-interface that takes only
minutes to master called SoundFinder. This means that ANYONE, regardless
of their technical sophistication, can start taking advantage of the
remarkable world of software virtual instruments and effects with the
turn of a knob and the push of a button.
Our exclusive SoundFinder interface organizes the hundreds of presets in
the VIP into simple categories called TAGS. RECEPTOR VIP starts up in
PLAY mode, which lets you choose a category (TAG) of sounds or effects
you are interested with the lower knob, then select a specific sound
or effect you want to play with the top knob, and pressing either knob
to load. That's all there is to it! We've even tested this interface
with people who've never used an electronic music instrument before,
and they were able to use it immediately!
Your RECEPTOR VIP comes with pre-defined TAGS for the categories
of sounds, like Acoustic Pianos, Electric Pianos, Pad Synths, etc.,
as well as TAGS for the type of effects you might need like Electric
Guitar Effects, Acoustic Guitar Effects, or Vocal Processing Effects.
This makes it incredibly easy to find a specific sound or effect
quickly - just select the TAG and select the preset. It's as
simple and fast as that.
Of course SoundFinder also lets you create your own custom TAGS to
organize your sounds however you want. You can create a TAG for
the sounds you use in a particular gig, or perhaps create TAGs
that are specific to a particular recording project. What's
even better is that once you have created a TAG of the sounds
or effects you need, you can perform with them instantly using
our exclusive LIVE MODE.
LIVE MODE: the breakthrough new feature for performing live.
Virtual instruments and effects sound better and are far more versatile
than hardware instruments and effects, often because the sounds are much
larger and more detailed than what you find on a hardware synth. The
only downside is that larger sounds take longer to load, which can
cause delays when you are on stage performing. The RECEPTOR VIP
solves this problem with a new, proprietary feature called LIVE MODE.
LIVE MODE lets you take the contents of any TAG and pre-load the
sounds or effects in that TAG using our proprietary look-ahead
intelligent caching technology. This lets pre-loads your sounds
(up to the limits of the available RAM) and move from sound to
sound (or effect to effect) instantly with no waiting for subsequent
sounds or effects to load.
Using LIVE MODE is incredibly simple: select a TAG, enter Live
Mode and start playing! LIVE MODE starts at the top of your
list of sounds, and as you finish with your previous sounds,
they are automatically unloaded and new sounds are loaded in
their place. The previous preset you played is always kept
available, as are several more that are "down the list", making
it an ideal feature for moving quickly from song to song or cue
to cue during rehearsals.
LIVE MODE gives you control over a variety of performance situations
When you're performing live, being able to select which preset you want is
just as important as having that preset be loaded ready to play. Because
of this, we've given you a number of ways to control LIVE MODE function,
allowing it to adapt to almost any performance situation.
Here's some of the ways you can control LIVE MODE in a performance situation:
- You can use the front panel preset knob to select a sound, just turn to
the name of the preset and it loads automatically.
- You can attach a mouse and monitor to the back of your VIP and click
on the large preset increment or decrement buttons on the LIVE MODE
window. The big buttons make it easy to find and hit the target
even on stage.
- You can send a MIDI program change from your keyboard or controller
to select presets, which instantly move to the next sound in the list.
- You can connect a footswitch into the back of the unit and select
presets by pressing the footswitch. There is even support for a
TRS jack adapter to connect TWO footswitches, one for moving down
the list, one for moving up!
- You can connect a Wi-Fi router to the back of the VIP and use a
mobile device such as a smart-phone, tablet computer, or laptop to
run a VNC viewer application (available as a free download for most
devices). This gives you wireless control via the LIVE MODE
performance screen, and was specifically designed for easy viewing
and control from a tablet device such as an iPad.
LIVE MODE also features a NOTES function that lets you enter performance
reminders such as lyrics, key signatures, tempos - anything you want
or need to see on stage! It's great for reducing performance anxiety
and making sure your shows run smoothly.
LIVE MODE also lets you over-ride volume and panning levels that were
saved with the preset, making it possible fine tune your set without
having to re-save your sounds. This is great for fast and easy
modifications to your list of presets without ever having to leave
the LIVE MODE performance screen.
LIVE MODE is a breakthrough feature that is only found on
RECEPTOR VIP. It's the ideal way to perform with the incredible
sounds inside your VIP live on stage, move efficiently from sound
to sound in the studio, or to demo sounds quickly when searching
for that "just right" instrument or effect!
Premium Plugins that come with the unit in Demo Mode
for 15 to 30 days
- Applied Acoustics: Lounge Lizard 3, Ultra Analog, String Studio
- Cakewalk: z3ta+
- Dash Signature: Combo Sister, daAlfa2K, daHornet, EMM Knagalis,
- GSI: VB3
- IK Multimedia: Total Workstation bundle with Sonik Synth, SampleTank 2,
Miroslav Philharmonik, SampleMoog, SampleTron, T-Racks 2, CSR Reverb
- GForce: impOSCar, M-Tron PRO, Minimonsta: Melohman, Oddity, VSM Virtual
- Kjaerhus Audio: GEQ-7 parametric EQ, GMO-1 modulator
- OhmForce: Predatohm, QuadFrohmage, Hematohm, Mobilohm, OhmBoyz effects
- LinPlug: daOrgan
- Modartt: Pianoteq 3
- Nomad Factory: Blue Tubes Bundle, Essential Studio Suite, Rock Amp Legends
- Native Instruments: KOMPLETE 8 and KOMPLETE 8 Ultimate
- PSP Audioware: PSP MixSaturator, Lexicon PSP 42 and 84, MixPack,
Stereo Pack, Nitro, Vintage Warmer
- Rob Papen: Blue, Predator, RG Guitar, SubBoom Bass, RP Verb
- Sonalksis: CQ1 Multi-Band Compander, DQ1 Dynamic Equalizer,
SV-315 Compressor, SV-517 Equalizer
- Sonic Projects: OP-X, OP-X PRO, Stringer
- The Sound Guy: SFX Machine Pro
- Wave Arts: MasterVerb 5, TrackPlug 5, FinalPlug 5, Panorama5, MultiDynamics 5
Don't see what your favorite in the list above? There are hundreds of other
plug-ins that work on RECEPTOR VIP and can be installed at
the factory for you. For a complete list of supported software,
please visit the www.plugorama.com website and click on the Plug-ins tab.
RECEPTOR VIP - Easy to use, yet it grows with you.
The RECEPTOR VIP is really easy to get started with thanks to SoundFinder.
But the RECEPTOR VIP is also a very powerful and flexible system that
empowers you to create complex and evocative sounds of your own. To do
this, its best to view the RECEPTOR VIP graphical user interface, which
can be viewed by simply connecting a VGA monitor, USB mouse, and USB
keyboard to the back of the unit. Once connected, you'll not only see
all the TAGs and presets that make up SoundFinder, but you'll also see
the "virtual rack" with all the available virtual instruments and effects
included with your RECEPTOR VIP.
RECEPTOR VIP's new "rack-style" interface lets create your own custom
presets using a simple drag and drop paradigm. Just select a plug-in
of interest, drag it into the central "rack" area (instruments on top,
effects on bottom), and play. You can also edit the instrument or
effect's GUI by simply clicking on it, giving you all the editing
power that comes with the plug-in. RECEPTOR VIP's GUI is immediately
familiar and makes it easy to tweak the factory sounds, create complex
layered sounds, or split sounds in to "zones" across a keyboard and
more... And saving your creations is easy, at which point they can
also be "tagged" easy recall later using SoundFinder or LIVE MODE.
RECEPTOR VIP comes with over $900 of software to get you going.
RECEPTOR VIP comes with a complete assortment of premium virtual instruments
and effects software, ready to use, right out of the box - over $900 worth
in total, making RECEPTOR VIP an exceptional value. The included software
covers a wide range of instruments and synthesis styles, with over 4GB of
quality sounds built-in (MusePlayer by UVI), various virtual analog and
physical modeling synthesizers (AAS Player, Alchemy Player, and Forefront
Amber), as well as a comprehensive set of effects that includes guitar
processing (Peavey ReValver HP, Amplitube Duo), vocal processing
(MuVoice LE), and superior studio-quality effects (Camel Phat, Camel
Space, MasterVerb4, TrackPlug4, and more). Here's what one magazine
reviewer said about the software that comes pre-loaded and ready to
use on your VIP:
"These plug-ins cover pretty much all the bases for composing, playing, and
recording music, if not full mixdown or mastering; they’re from well-respected
names and virtually all of them have been around a while and established great
reputations" Mike Metlay, Recording Magazine.
RECEPTOR VIP also comes to you with dozens of "premium" virtual instruments
and effects that you can "try before they buy". Each software title comes
with a free trial period (up to 30 days), during which the software is
fully functional, and then you can purchase an iLok dongle license to use
it indefinitely. There's even an exclusive "dongle garage" underneath
the unit to keep your licenses safely "parked" inside!
Speaking of built-in software, every RECEPTOR VIP also comes with Native Instruments KOMPLETE 8 and KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE pre-installed, ready to check out in demo mode, and then easily authorized using a serial number that you can buy either with the unit or from your local music store. The RECEPTOR VIP makes it incredibly easy to take advantage of the vast world of instruments and effects that are out there, without the hassle and drama of software installation.
Of course the VIP lets you load in new programs as they become available, or add new sample libraries to products like KONTAKT 5 that comes with KOMPLETE 8. The result is that your VIP can expand and grow with you. Quite simply, the RECEPTOR VIP will likely become the most versatile and useful piece of music gear you've ever owned!
RECEPTOR VIP - easy integration in to your current setup
In addition to the two high-quality combi-jacks on the front panel of the VIP for use with Guitar or Microphone inputs (complete with 48V phantom power for condenser mics), the RECEPTOR VIP features a complete set of professional inputs and outputs on the back of the unit for easy integration into any setup.
There you'll find 1/4-inch input and outputs, a full-size MIDI input, and a TRS footswitch jack for changing patches (use a Y-adapter to connect two switches: one for incrementing, the other for decrementing).
Also on the back are four USB 2.0 ports for connecting to a mouse or keyboard, or connecting to a class-compliant MIDI keyboard. You can connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port and view the GUI of the VIP, or view the GUI remotely over a network by connecting a computer or Wi-FI router to the gigabit Ethernet port.
Rounding out the rear panel is a universal AC power input that let's you take your RECEPTOR anywhere, thanks to the auto-ranging, auto-power factor correcting power supply.
Road Ready, Tour Proven, and Ready to Go|
With years of touring experience with our RECEPTOR line, we know what it takes to build a product that will survive the ravages of the road. As a result, we've designed and built the RECEPTOR VIP to be super-rugged, with a chassis that is fabricated in the USA entirely out of steel and aluminum. RECEPTOR VIP is designed to deliver years of reliable music making, and since it is rack-mountable you won't need to worry about someone walking away with it while you're on your break. Most importantly, if it does get knocked over or dropped at a gig, you won't be sweeping up the pieces as you would with a laptop!
RECEPTOR VIP - Check it out at your local music store or book a demo!
Doesn't your music deserve the best sounds and effects available? Then check out the RECEPTOR VIP by visiting your local music store and requesting a demo. Listen to the great sounds and see the unit in action by visiting the RECEPTORLAND channel on You Tube. Or contact Muse Research and book a demo with a local sales expert, available in the major metropolitan areas world-wide.