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Muse Research updates: RECEPTOR OS 1.8, Solid State Drive and UniWire 1.3
Muse Research has announced a number of updates for its RECEPTOR 2 platform.
Muse Research RECEPTOR 2 updates
- RECEPTOR OS V1.8 system software — In addition to a number of performance and stability improvements, RECEPTOR system software V1.8 now allows Spectrasonics Omnisphere and FXpansion BFD2 virtual instrument users to take full advantage of RECEPTOR 2’s lightning fast processing power, super-low latency and renowned stability. RECEPTOR system software V1.8 also offers increased support for Synthogy’s Ivory pianos, GForce’s M-Tron Pro, and PianoTeq 3 from Modartt. In addition, V1.8 supports all IK Multimedia guitar plug-ins, including AmpliTube 2, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, AmpliTube Metal, AmpliTube Fender, and AmpliTube Duo, and includes support for the most recent Kontakt Player engine that gives access to a large number of sample libraries including those from Big Fish and Sonic Reality.
- Solid State Drive (SSD) — SSD dramatically increases the data throughput of the RECEPTOR 2 PRO and PRO MAX for greater polyphony and lower latency, as well as increasing the ruggedness of an already robust design by replacing the traditional rotating hard drive with solid state drive technology with no moving parts. The SSD option is available on either the RECEPTOR 2 PRO or RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX models, and offers either 128GB or 256GB of storage. These new storage devices dramatically enhance the performance of the already-impressive RECEPTOR 2 pro or PRO MAX by increasing the speed at which data is read from the drive by a factor of up to 5 when compared with a standard hard drive mechanism. The result is a dramatic increase in polyphony, along with reduced boot time, faster sample loading, and the ability to run some sample-based programs at much lower latency settings.
- UniWire 1.3 — Now Pro Tools users can off-load power-hungry plug-ins to RECEPTOR 2 and run them “virtually” using the RTAS-format UniWire plug-in inside of Pro Tools. In addition, RECEPTOR 2 lets Pro Tools users move beyond the RTAS world of virtual instruments and effects into the immense world of Windows VST plug-ins. UniWire lets you connect one or more RECEPTOR 2s to your computer-based digital audio workstation using only Ethernet cables—no audio or MIDI cables are needed. You can then load up the UniWire plug-in to access the virtual instrument and effect plug-ins running on your RECEPTOR 2, controlling them from your computer and running them as if they were inside your host digital audio workstation. Unlike ‘old school’ external sound and effects modules with miles of cables and complicated patching, RECEPTOR 2 lets you integrate with your digital audio workstation exactly like a locally hosted plug-in—but without depleting your host computer’s precious CPU cycles. UniWire’s ability to transfer up to 32-channels of audio with 32-bit floating point precision over a single Ethernet cable means your audio quality will remain pristine all the way to the final mix. And the UniWire plug-in lets you save the RECEPTOR 2 setup as part of the DAW’s project file so you can quickly move from project to project.
More information: Muse Research