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UNIWIRE™ Technology from Muse Research Makes European Debut

Proprietary audio + MIDI networking technology connects Receptor To Macs or PCs over a single Ethernet cable

Frankfurt, Germany, April 6th, 2005 — Muse Research, Inc. today announced that its proprietary new technology called UniWire™ is making its European debut in stand 54 of Hall 5.1 at the Music Messe / Pro Light and Sound exhibition being held in Frankfurt. UniWire is a single cable solution for connecting the company’s Receptor hardware plug-in player to a computer (Mac or PC) using standard Ethernet protocol and standard, off-the-shelf network peripherals. UniWire allows both audio and MIDI data to flow between Receptor and computer, integrating with a host DAW program with no other interface devices required. Communication to and from the host computer is performed via a plug-in developed by Muse Research. The company plans to deliver UniWire technology to market in the form of a Receptor software update in the second quarter.

Instant, seamless integration with your computer
Receptor is a stand-alone synth, sampler, and sound module with the ability to serve as an advanced effects processor. UniWire technology makes it possible to seamlessly integrate Receptor into a VST host on a Mac or PC by simply installing the UniWire VST plug-in onto the host, and then connecting the Receptor to the computer over a standard Ethernet cable. The company intends to support other plug-in formats as well.

UniWire technology is network-friendly
Unlike other CAT5-based audio and MIDI solutions that use proprietary chips or just the physical layer of Ethernet, UniWire is completely compatible with standard Ethernet hubs, switches, and routers. UniWire software has an intelligent bandwidth management feature that automatically takes into account the number of channels in use as well as the available network bandwidth, allowing high-quality audio and MIDI transmission and reception in various network configurations.

32 channels of audio and 32 streams of MIDI over one standard Ethernet cable
The company states that it has been able to transfer 32 channels of 32-bit audio over UniWire as well as 16 streams of MIDI data simultaneously over a single 100baseT Ethernet cable. The result is that Receptor can generate or process 16 stereo channels of audio and send those to the host with minimal latency. Since most computer hosts automatically compensate for the latency of a plug-in, Receptor acts like an auxiliary synth and processing unit for your computer while maintaining perfect sync with the host audio.

“This is a huge step forward for us,” comments Chris Halaby, President and CEO of Muse Research. “UniWire will allow Muse-enabled devices to communicate on computer networks, improving work and creative flow and simplifying studio infrastructure. A recording studio almost no cables – that’s the promise of UniWire”

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Muse Research specializes in music and audio technology development, including real-time media-rich software design, embedded systems engineering and integration, DSP algorithm development, and user interface design. Muse Research’s core technologies have been designed to evolve with advancements in hardware, software, and network standards, providing a stable, intuitive, future-proof platform for creating, capturing, and sharing music and audio content.

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