The Muse Research Receptor hardware stand alone plug-in player has had a number of significant advances. Apart from the technical stuff (mor elater) the number of supported plug-ins has grown again to include Gmedias just released and acclaimed miniMONSTA, the innovative new Vector Sector plug-in from General Vibe, the Garritan Personal Orchestra library, Kontakt, Absynth3, and Guitar Rig from Native Instruments, as well as Stylus RMX from Spectrasonics. Also being shown is the Colossus sound library from East West, as well piano samples from Post Music Instruments.
The company also announced that it currently testing several plug-ins that, although unsupported by the company, have proven to run successfully on Receptor. These include Mach 5 from Mark of the Unicorn, the entire USB Plugsound library collection, and the Vienna Symphonic library from Ilio.
New features have been added including support for ADAT interfaces - for more flexible I/O for live and processing use.
MIDI mapping enhacements for more intuitive setups. These MIDI mapping features make it easy to set up multiple layers and splits in Receptor, making it an ideal tool for live performance.
Patent-applied-for "Z-Load" technology speeds plug-in loading 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
Also on show was the new UniWire technology, 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.
Plugorama's the place for new Receptor Plug-ins
Muse Research maintains a site that supports Receptor called www.plugorama.com. The plugorama website provides support information as well as updates for Receptor software. Receptor has hundreds of software synths and effects pre-installed, and dozens of these come from "premium" developers whose products can be purchased directly on the web.
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