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Muse Research Adds ADAT® Optical Output to Receptor™

Feature will increase the total number of outputs to 12

Frankfurt, Germany, March 31, 2004—Muse Research today announced that they have enhanced the output section of their upcoming Receptor hardware-based audio plug-in player to include the ADAT “lightpipe” multi-channel digital audio output standard. This hardware addition, included on every Receptor, will allow users to connect directly to digital consoles and DAW systems with eight channels of audio entirely in the digital domain. The feature will be supported in a future software update for Receptor customers.

Muse Research announces Receptor to support multi-channel outputs
Receptor is currently configured to support stereo outputs, with balanced / line-level stereo analog outputs as well as S/PDIF coaxial digital outputs as well as a front panel headphone output. The addition of ADAT lightpipe output to Receptor allows you to have eight separate streams of audio to be sent from the unit and fed directly into optical inputs of many mixers, computer audio interfaces, and DAW systems. This increases the total number of outputs on Receptor from four to 12.

Whereas the initial shipping version of Receptor’s software will support stereo outputs over the ADAT lightpipe, the company announced that a free software upgrade is planned to add full support of multi-channel outputs.

Ideal for integration with other audio systems
Receptor already supports complete remote control over Ethernet, allowing it to easily integrate with other computers, as well as to facilitate the control of multiple units over a network. Now, with the addition of the ADAT optical output, the integration with other studio gear improves even more, allowing Receptors to serve as remote processing units that allow a person to add increased computational horsepower to their studios without adding a lot of complexity.

“We added ADAT lightpipe in response to customer demand for multi-channel outputs on Receptor,” explains Keith Borman, VP of Sales for Muse Research. “We’re pleased to be able to enhance our product right from the start, underlining our commitment to innovation and value” he adds.

ADAT optical: the industry standard for multi-channel digital audio data
Support of the ADAT optical multi-channel output format allows Receptor customers to route the individual outputs of synths and effects back to their DAW or mixing system without having to mix down to stereo inside the Receptor.

The selection of ADAT lightpipe as the multi-channel I/O choice for Receptor also acknowledges the dominance of the ADAT optical format in the studio. The ADAT lightpipe format ensures compatibility with hundreds of digital audio devices on the market, including the most popular digital mixers, pro-grade sound cards, and digital audio workstations from a wide variety of companies.

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