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Muse Research's Receptor™ Makes European Debut

Versatile Hardware-based Product Simplifies Plug-in Software for Musicians and Audio Engineers

Frankfurt, Germany, March 31, 2004—The Muse Research Receptor audio plug-in player is making its European debut at the Musik Messe, in Hall 5.1 stand D-94. The Receptor is a highly anticipated 2-rack space product that combines the best of the computer world with the simplicity, portability, and reliability of the dedicated hardware world. Serving as a software-based synthesizer, effects processor and 32-bit automated mixer, Receptor has everything you need to make use of audio plug-in software either in the studio or on the road.

Receptor is complete
Imagine a rack of synthesizers, a rack of effects processors, and a 32-bit automated digital mixer all in a two-rack space box. You've just imagined Receptor, the new hardware VST plug-in player from Muse Research of California.

Receptor consists of a simple-to-use hardware front panel, a large hard drive pre-loaded with dozens of plug-ins, as well as pro-grade analog and digital I/O and MIDI interface for connection to a wide variety of other studio gear.

There are two types of plug-in software on Receptor: innovative freeware, as well as“premium” software from the world's greatest commercial VST developers. Thirty day trial versions of all premium plug-ins are available in every Receptor. You can easily purchase the premium software by downloading a “key” into Receptor's iLok® dongle, which transports your software licenses from unit to unit. Purchases occur on the Muse Research website which is also where new software can be downloaded and added to Receptor.

Premium software developers who have agreed to support the product include Applied Acoustics Systems, Arturia, Dash Signature, DiscoDSP, FXpansion, GMEDIA Music, Kjaerhus Audio, LinPlug, Native Instruments, Ohm Force, reFX, rgc:audio, PSP Audioware, and Wave Arts.

In addition to the premium software, there is a wide variety of “freeware” included with Receptor with hundreds of factory presets. These factory presets make use of Receptor's proprietary “multi” patch structure. Receptor's “multis” are user-programmable presets made up of various instruments, effects, and mixer settings all combined into one unified patch structure. This allows you to reconfigure Receptor entirely with just one MIDI program change, making Receptor ideal for live performance.

Receptor is versatile
Receptor is completely self-contained, so it is portable, yet it is also extremely versatile. Receptor has a simple-to-use front panel interface allowing you to use it live, with complete control over the VST parameters via the front panel LCD. Receptor also supports the connection of an external mouse, keyboard and monitor that allows you to manipulate the graphical user interface of a plug-in as well as quickly adjust mixer settings. Receptor can also be controlled over Ethernet, which allows you to connect it to a computer for total integration with your computer-based studio. Multiple Receptors can all be networked and controlled remotely- ideal for large studio installations.

For guitarists, Receptor serves as the ultimate processor by supporting up to 57 plug-in effects along with amp simulation. Keyboardists love it, since Receptor supports “Multipatches” which combine all of your plug-ins with their individual parameters as well as all mixer settings into a single MIDI patch change. For recording engineers, Receptor offers powerful effects routing structures and a choice of digital or analog connection to your console. And since Receptor was designed to support live performance, it's ideal for fixed installations since it boots up to the last saved state in event of power loss and has a“fail safe” audio pass-through mode for uninterrupted audio.

“Receptor will put plug-in software in the hands of a whole new group of musicians in addition to the innovators who have been using it for years. Receptor is a solution for those who need the spontaneity and portability that only dedicated hardware delivers” explains Chris Halaby, President of Muse Research. “Receptor is extremely useful to recording musicians as well as to live performers, and, since it works in a variety of situations, its represents a terrific value”

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