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The Receptor VIP2 Virtual Instrument Player from Muse Research is a rack-mountable musical instrument & effects processor that serves as a stand-alone solution for running virtual instruments and effects software. The VIP2 employs a custom, purpose-built operating system and host application for running your software while eliminating system conflicts, long boot and load times, slow disk messages, system hiccups, viruses, and the other stability problems.
The unit's GUI can be viewed by connecting a USB keyboard, a USB mouse, and a VGA monitor to the VIP2. The "rack-style" interface lets you create your own custom presets using a simple drag and drop paradigm. You can also edit your instruments and effects directly from the GUI, in addition to being able to edit the instrument's and effect's GUI by simply clicking on it.
The featured SoundFinder user interface is designed to help you organize your effects and instruments by using TAGs to categorize them. The VIP2 comes with hundreds of presets already organized by TAGs, and you can create your own presets and TAGs to best suit your needs. The Live mode pre-loads your presets into the RAM, thus eliminating the need to wait for instruments or effects to load.
The Receptor VIP2 comes pre-installed with an assortment of virtual instruments and effects software covering a wide range of instruments and synthesis styles with over 4GB of built-in quality sounds, various virtual analog and physical modeling synthesizers, and a comprehensive set of effects. It also includes demo modes of dozens of virtual instruments and effects. Each software title comes with a free trial period (up to 30 days), during which the software is fully functional; you can subsequently purchase an iLok dongle license to use the software titles of your choice indefinitely. There is a compartment underneath the unit designed specifically for dongle storage.
Custom, purpose-built operating system
"Rack-style" graphic user interface
SoundFinder interface with library of presets; enables you to save your own presets
Live mode enables pre-loading of effects and presets to avoid waiting for subsequent effects to load
Includes pre-installed software and demo software plug-ins
Can be controlled remotely in Live mode with a smart-phone, tablet computer, or laptop running a VNC viewer application
VIP2 must be connected to a Wi-Fi router to use this feature
In the Box
Muse Research Receptor VIP2 Virtual Instrument Player (2RU)
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Chassis: Steel and aluminum
Dual-Core Intel 3.3 GHz
1 TB, 7200 RPM
64 MB cache
8 GB, 1333 MHz high-speed DDR3
2 x 1/4" phone jack, line level input, unbalanced
1 x MIDI, input
2 x 1/4" phone jack, line level output, unbalanced
1 x Headphone output
1 x VGA video output
1 x 1/4" TRS, footswitch input
4 x USB
1 x Ethernet port
1 x AC power, input