Muse R&D and Rob Papen showcase Receptor QU4TTRO with eXplorer III at NAMM

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Muse Research and Development and Rob Papen have announced that they will be showing the new eXplorer III bundle running on the Receptor QU4TTRO in booth 6825 located in HALL A at the NAMM Show in Los Angeles.

Muse Receptor QU4TTRO

The eXplorer III bundle includes 13 Rob Papen products, all of which run exceptionally well on the Receptor QU4TTRO hardware. The combined system is designed to allow musicians, producers, and touring acts to experience the power, expressivity and sonic diversity of Rob Papen synthesizers in a compact, completely self-contained, and tour-proven Receptor package.

The Receptor line of hardware plug-in players are used the world over by top touring musicians. The top DJs, Producers, and creators of contemporary dance and Hip Hop music use Rob Papen software. By combining the Receptor hardware and host system with the eXplorer III synth and effects bundle, musicians can now take the fat, organic, and genre-appropriate sounds of Rob Papen synths and effects everywhere in a robust tour-ready system… and survive.

Superb fidelity, extremely low latency, and unlimited versatility are now possible for anyone involved in making contemporary music. Receptor allows a user to layer multiple instantiations of various RP synths together thanks to the quad-core processing and complement of 16GB of RAM. Extensive routing capabilities allow a user to process and output sounds as a composite mix or independently thanks to the bundled PreSonus 1818 interface – perfect for laying down tracks in the studio. To top it all off, the unique LIVE MODE functionality makes it possible to instantly recall any synth or effects combination for use during live performance or in the studio.

The eXplorer III bundle provides over $1300 of software for a $699 retail price. The Receptor QU4TTRO has a retail price of $2999. When purchased together there is an additional savings of additional $200, making the complete turnkey system $3498. This special bundle configuration is only available for a limited time only through Muse Research or through select retailers. Please contact Muse Research for more details.

More information: Muse / Rob Papen


Muse Research ships Recepter Trio & Qu4ttro hardware plugin players

Muse Research & Development has announced the availability of RECEPTOR TRIO and QU4TTRO, the latest additions to its line of dedicated hardware plug-in players.

The first generation RECEPTOR caught on quickly among touring professionals, and since then, thousands of RECEPTORS have played the stages of the finest venues all over the world, covering all styles of music, operating in all kinds of conditions from the frozen tundras of Canada to the sweltering deserts of Dubai. The world’s biggest bands and most famous performers are using RECEPTOR.

The RECEPTOR TRIO and QU4TTRO take RECEPTOR technology to the next level. These are our most powerful Receptors ever; the easiest-to-use Receptors ever, and they also has the most flexible I/O capability of any Receptor ever.

Muse Research Receptor Qu4ttro
The Receptor QU4TTRO offers more power & flexibility.
  • RECEPTOR TRIO & QU4TTRO have Muse R&D’s proprietary Tetra-Core™ technology — With Tetra-Core processing, your plugins are dynamically balanced between the CPU cores with priority given to making music, not graphics or other less-important tasks.
  • All RECEPTORs utilizes Muse R&D’s rack-oriented UI with LIVE MODE — First introduced with RECEPTOR VIP, the new Rack-mode UI and LIVE MODE are far simpler than the older Receptor UI, and are winning acclaim from players and reviewers alike.
  • RECEPTOR TRIO & QU4TTRO feature the most flexible I/O of any Receptor — 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 line.

The Muse Research RECEPTOR product line is available through select music retailers in the US and Canada, as well as through music equipment distributors worldwide.

The Muse Research dealer network from within the United States offers the products at the minimum advertised prices of $1,699 USD (RECEPTOR VIP), $2,499 USD (RECEPTOR TRIO), and $2,999 USD (RECEPTOR QU4TTRO). International distributors set their own pricing for their respective territories. If there is no stocking retailer in your area, a RECEPTOR can be configured to your specifications and purchased via the website (, which also offers virtual instruments and effects packages for use with RECEPTOR starting at $29.99 USD.

More information: Muse Research


Applied Acoustics Systems announces upcoming Lounge Lizard EP-4 update

Applied Acoustics Systems Lounge Lizard EP-4

Applied Acoustics Systems has announced an upcoming update to its recently released Lounge Lizard EP-4 electric piano plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows.

The update adds MIDI control change assignments, MIDI bank change handling, micro-tuning support, and compatibility to the Muse Research Receptor VIP hardware plug-in player. The update shall be available by the end of 2013’s first quarter and free of charge to Lounge Lizard EP-4 registered users.

Lounge Lizard EP-4 ships with a new streamlined interface, a new equalizer and compressor module, a new multi-effect processor, brings native 64-bit operation on Mac OS X and more. The factory library has been redesigned with more than 200 presets boasting the sought-after classic electric pianos as well as a great selection of custom pianos taking full advantage of the effects.

“Since its first release more than 10 years ago, Lounge Lizard has always been a favourite among top keyboard players and producers both for live playing and studio work. This is not only because it sounds great but also because it has the feel of a true instrument,” says Marc-Pierre Verge, CEO of Applied Acoustics Systems, “The new Lounge Lizard EP-4 goes even further in terms of faithfulness and sonic possibilities resulting in a piano that is more inspiring and fun to play than ever.”

Lounge Lizard EP-4 is available now at a suggested retail price of $199 USD. The update shall be available by the end of 2013’s first quarter and free of charge to Lounge Lizard EP-4 registered users. Lounge Lizard EP-4 runs on both Mac OS X and Windows in 32- and 64-bit host sequencers supporting the VST, Audio Unit, and RTAS plug-in formats.

More information: Applied Acoustics Systems / Lounge Lizard EP-4


Muse Research launches Muse OS2.0 for Receptor 2+ Pro and Pro Max & Receptor VIP announced

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Muse Research has announced that it has enhanced the Receptor 2+ Pro and Pro Max models with the release of Muse OS2.0 software.

Muse Research Receptor 2

This entirely new software version features an incredibly simple user interface that introduces the SoundFinder™ technology for organizing and navigating presets in the RECEPTOR. SoundFinder was first developed for their MuseBox product which was jointly developed with Peavey Electronics, but unlike MuseBox, the MUSE OS2.0 supports up to 16-channels of synthesizers and audio effects thanks to the superb processing power of the dual-core processors found in the RECEPTOR 2+ PRO and PRO MAX models.

Additionally, the software features enhanced MIDI functionality including full “MIDI learn” capability, as well as other advanced programming and preset functionality to make these models of RECEPTOR better than ever! And since there are so many major touring bands and artists use RECEPTOR and are familiar with the mixer style interface, MUSE OS2.0 features a “Classic” mode lets you continue to use the legacy interface with its classic look and feel.

Muse Research also introduced the RECEPTOR VIP (Virtual Instrument Player).

RECEPTOR VIP makes use of an entirely new user-interface inspired by the MuseBox, and includes an incredibly simple front panel hardware interface to find and manipulate your virtual instrument and effects presets quickly. Sporting a new 2U rack-mount design, this product is ideal for customers who need more power and channels than a MuseBox, and the RECEPTOR VIP provides a lower-cost alternative to the top-of-the-line RECEPTOR 2+ PRO and PRO MAX models.

The Receptor VIP model will replace the existing base model Receptor 2+, and will ship in March with a MAP price of $1599 USD.

More information: Muse Research


Muse Research & Development upgrades Receptor 2

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Muse Research & Development Receptor 2+

Muse Research & Development has announced that its RECEPTOR 2 line of Hardware Plug-in Players has been upgraded to deliver even more impressive performance over its predecessors.

“We’re pleased to offer even more power and disk space to our customers with the RECEPTOR 2 + line,” comments Bryan Lanser, VP of Marketing for Muse Research. “All of this power and storage coupled with the unique RECEPTOR host software environment ensures that the RECEPTOR 2 + line has no equal when it comes to running virtual instruments and effects.”

Included in the refresh is an increase in the RECEPTOR 2 storage capacity from 320GB to 750GB, an increase in the processing power of the RECEPTOR 2 PRO and in increase in its storage capacity to 1 TB, and a significant upgrade to the RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX to the fastest processor in its class and a 50% increase in storage capacity to 1.5TB.

Receptor 2 hardware

  • RECEPTOR 2+: The RECEPTOR 2+ is an even better deal than before thanks to the increase in drive size from 320GB to 750GB – the same size as the previous PRO model. As with all RECEPTOR 2 products, the RECEPTOR 2 + includes the Plugsound BOX collection included at no charge, and adds the Alchemy Player as well.
  • RECEPTOR 2+ PRO: The RECEPTOR 2+ PRO has an upgraded 3GHz processor, and now comes with a 1TB drive.
  • RECEPTOR 2+ PRO MAX: The top-of-the-line RECEPTOR 2+ PRO MAX sees a 50% increase in drive capacity and a 10% increase in processing speed (now 3.3 GHz) – resulting in as many as 100 extra voices with which to make music.

These units are available now, and the prices remain the same on all three models at $1699, $2599, and $3199 US MAP respectively.

More information: Muse Research & Development


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