Muse Research RECEPTOR TRIO 8GB RAM 1TB Hybrid Software Powered Effects Processor

Muse Research RECEPTOR TRIO 8GB RAM 1TB Hybrid Software Powered Effects Processor

Muse Research RECEPTOR TRIO 8GB RAM 1TB Hybrid Software Powered Effects Processor

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The RECEPTOR TRIO Hybrid Software Powered Effects Processor from Muse Research comes with a 16GB RAM, a 2TB hard drive, a quad-core processor, and flexible I/O capability. The processor includes a user interface coupled with features that let you make use of all the power and expressivity possible with software instruments and effects, without the need for a computer. The custom front panel hardware user interface lets you harness the versatility of virtual instruments and effects with minimal hassle (no computer monitor required), thereby making it suitable for use by all musicians. Powerful and easy-to-use, the RECEPTOR serves as an apt choice, whether you perform on stage, record in a studio, or compose for the screen.

The RECEPTOR TRIO is not a computer or a hardware synth or effects processor. It is a hybrid music instrument that serves as a stand-alone solution for running virtual instruments and effects software. You do not have to buy a bunch of interfaces and install drivers to start making music, as the RECEPTOR TRIO is a complete, rack-mount musical instrument and effects processor that works right out of the box. This effects processor is software-powered, and employs a custom, purpose-built operating system and host application for running your software. This lets you make music without the worry or hassle of system conflicts, long boot and load times, slow disc messages, system hiccups, viruses, and the other stability problems that plague computers. Even better, the RECEPTOR TRIO is designed for enhanced playability, so your favorite virtual instruments and effects perform better.

The RECEPTOR TRIO Effects Processor comes with a Live Mode feature that lets you take the contents of any TAG and pre-load the sounds or effects in that TAG using intelligent caching technology. This allows pre-loading of your sounds (up to the limits of the available RAM) and the ability to move from sound to sound (or effect to effect) instantly without waiting for subsequent sounds or effects to load.

Simple to use, all that is required is to simply select a TAG, enter the Live Mode, and start playing. The Live mode starts at the top of your list of sounds, and as you finish with your previous sounds, they are automatically unloaded and new sounds are loaded in their place. The previous preset you play is always kept available, as are several more that are down the list, thereby making it easier to move quickly from song to song or cue to cue during rehearsals.

The Live mode also features a notes function that lets you enter performance reminders such as lyrics, key signatures, tempos, and anything you want or need to see while on stage. It helps reduce performance anxiety and makes sure that your shows run smoothly.

The Live mode feature also lets you override volume and panning levels that are saved with the preset, making it possible to fine tune your set without having to re-save your sounds. This enables fast and easy modifications to your list of presets without needing to leave the live mode performance screen. Live mode is the way to go if you want to perform live on stage, move efficiently from sound to sound in the studio, or demo sounds quickly when searching for a particular instrument or effect.

The RECEPTOR is easy to get started with, thanks to the SoundFinder. It is also a powerful and flexible system that empowers you to create complex and evocative sounds of your own. To do this, it is best to view the RECEPTOR graphical user interface by simply connecting a VGA monitor, a USB mouse, and a USB keyboard to the back of the unit. Once connected, you not only see all the TAGs and presets that make up the SoundFinder, but you can also see the virtual rack with all the available virtual instruments and effects included with your RECEPTOR.

The RECEPTOR TRIO’s rack-style interface lets you create your own custom presets using a simple drag and drop paradigm. Just select a plug-in of interest, drag it into the central rack area (instruments on top, effects on bottom), and play. You can also edit the instrument or effect's GUI by simply clicking on it, giving you all the editing power that comes with the plug-in.

The RECEPTOR's GUI (Graphical User Interface) makes it easy to tweak factory sounds, create complex layered sounds, or split sounds in to zones across a keyboard and more. Saving your creations is easy as the sounds can also be tagged for easy recall later using the SoundFinder or Live Mode.

The RECEPTOR TRIO comes with a variety of software. It features a complete assortment of premium virtual instruments and effects software that are ready-to-use, right out of the box. The included software covers a wide range of instruments and synthesis styles, with over 4GB of built-in quality sounds (MusePlayer by UVI), various virtual analog and physical modeling synthesizers (AAS Player, Alchemy Player, and Forefront Amber), as well as a comprehensive set of effects that includes guitar processing (Peavey ReValver HP, Amplitube Duo), vocal processing (MuVoice LE), and enhanced studio-quality effects (Camel Phat, Camel Space, MasterVerb4, TrackPlug4, and more).

The RECEPTOR TRIO comes with Native Instruments software bundles KOMPLETE 8 and KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE pre-installed, and ready to check out. The effects processor makes it easy to take advantage of a variety of instruments and effects, without the hassle of software installation. It also lets you load in new programs as they become available or add new sample libraries to products like KONTAKT 5 that comes with KOMPLETE 8. The result is that your RECEPTOR can expand and grow with you, making it a versatile and useful piece of music gear.

The RECEPTOR TRIO uses the Presonus 1818 audio interface to provide 8 analog inputs with microphone preamps, 8 analog outputs, ADAT digital out, as well as SPIDF outputs. On the back panel of the RECEPTOR, is a full-sized MIDI input and a TRS footswitch jack for changing patches (use a Y-adapter to connect 2 switches: one for incrementing and the other for decrementing). Also, on the back are four USB 2.0 ports for connecting to a mouse or keyboard, or to a class-compliant MIDI keyboard. You can connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port and view the GUI of the RECEPTOR, or remotely view the GUI over a network by connecting a computer or Wi-Fi router to the Gigabit Ethernet port. Rounding out the rear panel is a universal AC power input. You can take your RECEPTOR anywhere, thanks to the auto-ranging, auto-power factor correcting power supply.

The RECEPTOR TRIO features a rugged chassis that is entirely made of steel and aluminum, and since it is rack-mountable, it is less prone to theft or breakage.

Tetra-Core Technology

With Tetra-Core processing, your plug-ins are dynamically balanced between the CPU cores with priority given to making music, not graphics, or other less-important tasks.

Rack-Oriented User Interface with Live Mode

Rack-Oriented User Interface comes with Live Mode and is fairly simple to use.

Flexible I/O

With 8 analog inputs, 8 analog outputs, ADAT digital output, and SPIDF output, I/O flexibility steps up to the next level for the RECEPTOR TRIO.

Pure Performance Muscle

Run virtual instruments and effects using the dedicated performance muscle of the RECEPTOR. You can rely on the RECEPTOR TRIO as the single solution for running virtual instruments and effects with unrivalled, road-worthy stability, speed, and performance.

Fuel-Injected, Brilliant Performance

The RECEPTOR TRIO has a purpose-built, mission-critical custom system software and audio hardware housed in a beer-bottle proof metal case. It serves as a handy solution for taking your virtual instruments and effects out of the studio and onto the stage. The RECEPTOR TRIO's optimized, efficient, and stable OS runs on customized, intelligently designed hardware with an easy-to-use, on-board control panel and a smartly configured GUI (Graphic User Interface). Well-suited for live performance, it frees you from complex and messy setups, crashes and over-heating. And in the studio, the RECEPTOR works hand-in-hand with your DAW, thereby allowing you to run those massive plug-in libraries without clogging up your processor.

Serious Muscle Equals Seriously Fast

The RECEPTOR TRIO is both fast and efficient. You can run more virtual instruments and effects with more polyphony and low latency.

MusePlayer Software & IK Multimedia's Amplitube DUO

With the MusePlayer Software you can make music right out of the box, since you get over 400 instruments and with the IK Multimedia's Amplitube DUO, you get dozens of other virtual instruments and effects with hundreds of presets that gets you on your music-making way.

Energy Star Certified

The RECEPTOR TRIO is also good for the environment, with a certified auto-ranging power supply that provides over 80% efficiency at all voltages from 100 to 240VAC (it works anywhere in the world). Lightweight, it easily reduces your carbon footprint on tour in just 2 rack spaces. It is also easy on the eyes, with a gorgeous blue-backlit LCD display, beautiful milled aluminum knobs, and a cool, black anodized aluminum front panel.

Sound Quality

With good sound quality, you find balanced line-level inputs and outputs, S/PDIF digital input and output, high performance front panel instrument input, and an 8-channel ADAT optical output. Whether you run at 44.1, 48, 88, or 96 kHz, the RECEPTOR TRIO gives you inspirational sonic performance with minimal latency.

Dedicated Tools for Dedicated Musicians

The RECEPTOR TRIO is a ready to rack instrument for players who demand unshakeable stability and tight performance whether playing live or in the studio. It works as an apt solution if you want to run large numbers of virtual instruments and effects with minimal latency and maximum polyphony.

Additional Features

8GB of high speed RAM so you can run massive sample libraries and tons of sounds
Massive processing power allows you to run plug-ins with rather low latency
Hard drives for maximum polyphony
Substantial networking bandwidth lets you connect to your computer (laptop or desktop, PC or Mac) using a single Ethernet cable and view the RECEPTOR's interface on your computer over a network, over a WiFi connection 1
Transfer files and back up your RECEPTOR in no time
Versatile Muse software built on top of Linux for more efficient memory usage that prioritizes audio tasks over all others
Easy sound selection lets you select presets without having to open a plug-in interface and also control all aspects of a plug-in as well as the mixer itself using MIDI
Quickly creates splits and layers, as well as re-channelizes and re-pitches your sounds instantly
Universal preset access so that every instrument and effect presents its presets in a consistent and straightforward way on the RECEPTOR's built-in interface so you spend more time making music
Z-Load feature for the times you instantiate a plug-in for the first time, with subsequent instantiations being almost instantaneous so you can make more music with less waiting
Snapshot banks for quickly switching from one sound to the next without waiting for samples to load, therefore well-suited for live performance
The MIDI filter's patch bay function re-channelizes incoming MIDI to play other channels, as well as transposes incoming MIDI to play different pitches
Flexible so you can load up to 16 instruments in a bank, and selectively layer, split, and transpose any of the instruments with a simple program change, and also add new plug-ins at any time
Automatic recall remembers the last bank when you turn it on again, requiring no loading or set up
Enhanced USB peripheral compatibility in the form of a USB driver allows hot plugging of a large range of peripherals like MIDI and ASCII keyboards as well as mice
Graphical user interface lets you easily browse through sounds and instantly load them using Muse's graphical interface
Tweaked audio I/O drivers avoid the annoying conflicts and latency that plagues most computer systems
Interface flexibility to attach a monitor, mouse, and keyboard to the back panel to view mixer-like software interface in action and also edit virtual instruments and effects using the GUIs
Hundreds of presets ready to cover a wide variety of musical styles
Fast and stable, thereby eliminating time-consuming re-boots and other computer-freezing conflicts
Suitable for any player with heavy plug-in and I/O demands

Installed Software - Synths & Sample Playback Plug-ins

MusePlayer Sample Player: Over 4GB of pristine sounds, including a 900MB piano
AAS Player with dozens of custom presets
Camel Audio Alchemy Player Synthesizer with dozens of custom presets
U-He Triple Cheese Karplus: Strong synth with dozens of high-quality sounds
ForeFront Amber Lite physically modeled grand piano
Peavey ReValver Guitar amp and effects modeling
MuTech MuVoice LE with dozens of vocal processing presets
WaveArts MasterVerb 4 professional reverberation effects plug-in
WaveArts TrackPlug 4 professional channel strip with EQ / Compressor / Limiter / Gate
Camel Audio Camel Phatt, Camel Space, and Camel Crusher distortion, filter, and delay effects
Gallo Engineering Studio Devil BVC Guitar Amp Modeler
Kjaerhus Audio Classic EQ, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Reverb, Limiter
IK Multimedia Amplitube 2 Duo Amp Modeler
Big Tick Dual Delay, Hexaline, TickyClav, Cheeze Machine
EVM Synths MicroSynth
AudioNerdz Delay Lama
Green Oak Crystal Synth
GTG Synths LOG Synth, PD Poly, Tranzister, Yuno 2
Rumpelrausch Taips ZR-3
Xoxos Synger
Smart Electronics H20, MadShifta, SupaPhaser
Destroy FX Buffer Override, EQ Sync, Monomaker, RMS Buddy, Scrubby, Skidder
GVST Gloop Audio Looper
Steinberg Karlette
Toby Bear CowDelay, Decimator
Wurr Audio Green Gate, Green Wah, Little Booster, GreenMachine Amp II
Virtual Creations Ultra Phazer
In the Box
Muse Research RECEPTOR TRIO 8GB RAM 1TB Hybrid Software Powered Effects Processor
  • PreSonus AudioBox 1818 Multi-Channel Audio Interface
  • USA Power Cables
  • Software CD
  • USB Cable & Hub
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Hard Drive Size 1 TB TB, 7,200 rpm hard drive with 64 MB cache and 256 GB SSD drive (sold separately)
    CPU Intel 64-bit, Quad Core, 3.7 GHz peak, 6 MB cache
    RAM 8 GB of 1,333 MHz high-speed DDR3
    Player Over 400 built-in sounds
    I/O 8-channel balanced mic / line inputs
    8-channel balanced line outputs
    8-channel ADAT digital optical in / out
    Stereo S/PDIF in / out
    Front panel headphone output
    Full size MIDI input
    3 USB ports
    VGA video output for viewing / editing software interface of plug-ins
    Phantom power
    Dedicated mic / instrument input volume control and 3 segment LED meters
    Ethernet port
    Audio Interface 1U high (x / x)
    Networking 10 / 100 / 1000 Gigabit Ethernet
    Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz, auto-ranging, auto-power correction power supply
    Phantom power
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 2U high with 3.50 x 48.30 x 11.25" (8.89 x 122.68 x 28.57 cm)
    Case is 17.37" (44.11 cm) wide
    PreSonus 1818 I/O Expander: 1.75 x 19.00 x 5.50" (4.44 x 48.26 x 13.97 cm)
    Weight Main Unit: 14.0 lb (6.3 kg)
    PreSonus 1818 I/O Expander: 4.6 lb (2.0 kg)
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