Menlo Park, CA (January 31, 2007)–Muse Research, Inc. made a few important announcements regarding their Receptor plug-in player, at the Winter NAMM Show last weekend. First, Muse is now offering a new model of Receptor, priced between their standard Receptor model and the top end Receptor Pro, announced at AES in October ’06. The new model, called Receptor Pro-400, comes with 2GB of enhanced performance RAM, a 400GB, 7200RPM drive, and the 64-bit AMD processor, running at 2.4 GHz and featuring 1MB L2 cache and a 1GHz HyperTrasnport system bus.
Muse Receptor ProThe company also announced that the standard Receptor with 256MB of RAM is being discontinued, being replaced by a standard model that comes with 2GB of RAM and a higher price adjusted for the additional RAM.
The new Receptor Pro-400 is designed for professionals who need a large number of sounds and large sample libraries available to them, suiting session players both in the studio and on tour.
“This new configuration provides the performance benefits of our highly-successful Receptor PRO, and optimizes the configuration and price point for our customers who simply don’t need 750GB of storage space,” commented Bryan Lanser, VP of Marketing for Muse Research. “This new model provides a Receptor model at three distinct price points for every budget and performance requirement.”
Muse also showed some of the new plug-ins that have been made compatible with Receptor at Winter NAMM, including Synthogy’s Italian Grand Fazioli sampled grand piano expansion set for their Ivory sampled piano virtual instrument, MusicLab’s Real Guitar sampled guitar virtual instrument, The Sound Guy’s SFX Machine Pro virtual effects rack, and EastWest’s Hard Core Bass sampled bass guitar library.
And, finally, Muse announced they are releasing Universal Binary compatible versions of the software that works with Receptor. Muse’s Receptor Remote software as well as the Audio Units (AU) version of their UniWire plug-in are now compatible with Intel-based Macs, allowing Mac users to run all their favorite plug-ins on Receptor, while maintaining control and integration between their Receptor and their Mac. The Universal Binary versions of their software is available from the www.plugorama.com support website and are available free to all registered Receptor owners.