The new version 1.6 of the Muse Receptor contains numerous enhancements, fixes, and improvements. A complete list of all the changes is available in a Release Notes PDF downloadable from the website.
Here are three new featuresâ€¦
- Automatic UniWire Enabling: Previously, if you wanted to use Receptor with UniWire, you would need to go to Setup view and manually turn on the Enable UniWire option. Now, with the release of Receptor v1.6, you do not need to do this. Receptor will automatically enable UniWire if you instantiate a UniWire plugin in your host sequencer (or launch a sequence containing UniWire plugins). Similarly, if UniWire was automatically turned on in this way, it will automatically be turned off (within 30 seconds) when all UniWire plugins are uninstantiated or the connection is lost with the host sequencer. This makes UniWire operation even more seamless within your studio environment.
- Send MIDI Program Changes Directly to Plugins: Receptor will now allow you to send MIDI program changes directly to Source plugins, completely bypassing Receptorâ€™s own, internal patch management feature. This is particularly useful, for example, when you load a plugin that does not yet contain any â€œReceptorizedâ€� patchesâ€”only its own, internal patches. By using this feature, you can tell Receptor to pass the MIDI program change information directly to the plugin rather than using Receptorâ€™s own methodology for managing Multi, Single, and Plugin patches.
- Support for Plugins with Built-in Sequencers: Some plugins (such as Native Instrumentsâ€™ Reaktor) contain built-in â€œgroove orientedâ€� sequencers. On a computer, these built-in sequencers are designed to start and stop with the transport controls in your host sequencer, but Receptor doesnâ€™t have a transport control. Prior to version 1.6, there was no way to remotely start or stop a plugin that contained an embedded sequencer (unless you were using UniWire). Now, as of version 1.6, plugins running on Receptor will respond to MIDI start, stop, and continue messages, meaning you can start, stop, and sync these groove oriented plugins over MIDI.