Earlier at this years Musik Messe we caught up with the folks from Muse Reasearch. They were showing their Receptor Plugin Player, a dedicated music device designed to run VST™ plug-ins in both studio and live applications. Using proprietary Muse software (based on a Linux kernel we believe), Receptor can run VST software without the complexity and fragility of a computer. In addition Receptor has been optimized for super-low latency, which provides high performance in real-time environments.
Designed to be easy to use, you just turn Receptor on, dial up a VST plug-in, and start making music. Receptor is completely self-contained and includes a large library of pre-installed VST plug-ins. In addition, Receptor ships with several banks of great sounds using the hundreds of plug-ins, all of which are pre-installed on Receptor and included for free. Audio inputs and MIDI interfaces are built-in, eliminating complexity and increasing reliability.
Receptor runs software synthesis, sample playback, guitar processing, and audio effect plug-ins, all at the same time, essentially functioning as four products in one. In fact, Receptor is like a rack of plug-ins and a rack of effects, all wired to a 32 bit-automated, digital mixer, and crammed into a 2-rack space portable package. In addition, Receptor offers flexible control options that fit easily into any studio or gigging environment. For example, Receptor can be controlled stand-alone via the front panel, stand-alone via a mouse and monitor, or controlled by another computer in the studio via Ethernet. Everything in Receptor is MIDI controllable, with full automation when used with a sequencer or other MIDI Controller.
Receptor is shipping now worldwide.