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Muse Research announces the release of Version 1.2 Software for Receptor

Free software upgrade adds several new ground-breaking features

Frankfurt, Germany, April 6th, 2005 — Muse Research, Inc. today announced the release of version 1.2 software for its hardware-based plug-in player called Receptor. Version 1.2 software adds several new features including ADAT output support that increases the number of outputs to a total of ten. Additionally, the new software features a revolutionary, high-speed plug-in loading technology called “Z-Load” (patent-applied-for) that dramatically reduces the amount of time required to load a plug-in. Also new to version 1.2 Receptor software is a powerful MIDI mapping feature with flexible support for keyboard zones and layers, dramatically improving Receptor’s functionality as a synth, sampler, and sound module. The software, available free to all registered Receptor customers may be downloaded from the company’s website.

ADAT output support increases the number of outputs on Receptor
Although Receptor is ideally used as a performance instrument, it is also valuable when used as an external processor in the studio. Receptor now allows you to return individual channels of audio signals back to your DAW or mixer through the ADAT outputs, providing you with complete routing control over 10 individual outputs streams. The new output routing feature in version 1.2 also allows you to send the Effects bus assignments to their own individual outputs, allowing you to create three complete separate stereo mixes inside of Receptor, dramatically increasing its flexibility in the studio and on stage.

New MIDI mapping features enhance the sound module capabilities of Receptor
Version 1.2 software includes many new MIDI mapping features, designed with the input of Jordan Rudess, keyboardist with Dream Theater and Receptor user. These MIDI mapping features make it easy to set up multiple layers and splits in Receptor, making it an ideal tool for live performance, regardless of what music style you make.

“Receptor is an incredible source of inspiration in the studio, enabling me to live out my wildest sonic fantasies.” comments Jordan. “What makes it even cooler is that in addition to being a great studio piece, it is an instrument that is totally road-worthy. It will be racked up and ready to go for the next Dream Theater world tour.”

Patent-applied-for “Z-Load” technology speeds plug-in loading
Muse Research is releasing a new technology in Receptor that makes it possible to load plug-ins in just milliseconds, versus the several seconds or tens of seconds required by a computer. Called “Z-load”, this new technology was developed by Muse Research to further enhance Receptor as the ultimate synth / sampler / sound module, and utilizes a proprietary technology to achieve superior load times. Muse Research has applied for a patent for this groundbreaking innovation in running plug-ins in a live environment.

Version 1.2 is just the beginning
Receptor was designed from the beginning to easily network with Macs or PCs, through which you can upgrade software and add new features. Version 1.2 software is the second release of software since the introduction of Receptor, and is available free to all Receptor customers by visiting the website.

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