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Muse Releases Receptor 2

Post by mojobone » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:45 am

New lower prices, too! Here's a review from Keyboard:

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Re: Muse Releases Receptor 2

Post by mazz » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:32 pm

It's a tempting alternative to a slave PC, that's for sure.
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Re: Muse Releases Receptor 2

Post by jparker » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:25 pm

Sounds Like one of those could do more than two or three slave PCs at the same time. $1600 for a standard? My wife better hide my Sweetwater and my Guitar Center Cards .

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Re: Muse Releases Receptor 2

Post by mazz » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:12 pm

This is starting to look really good the more I thnk about it. Audio and midi over Ethernet is where we are headed. I need to see if I need the tax deduction this year! Hmmmmm
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Re: Muse Releases Receptor 2

Post by matto » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:32 pm

Wow this is a huge step up over the original receptor and a step down in price. Now I think I'm gonna have to give this serious consideration...

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Re: Muse Releases Receptor 2

Post by mazz » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:40 pm

Same here!
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Re: Muse Releases Receptor 2

Post by mojobone » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:51 am

I was a fan of the original, (never actually got around to buying one) based on ruggedness alone; I've seen too many beer-fueled rock gigs, heh. There is one drawback, though; the Receptor is Linux-based, and all the plugins need a special version written to run on Receptor. Usually the RTAS and VST versions get written first, whenever there's an upgrade to a plugin; if you're the type that has to have the latest thing first, you could be in for a long and itchy wait.
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Re: Muse Releases Receptor 2

Post by mazz » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:56 am

But my main VI is Kontakt and also the Spectrasonics stuff and that all seems to be cool on there (even Play, I think).

I'm more interested in VIs than plugins, I have tons of great plugs between my UAD and MOTU setups on my main computer which I use for mixing. I need the juice to run instruments. In fact, a Receptor would give me an extra 2 or 3 years at least on my 8 core mac because it does just fine mixing tons of audio tracks and I could have the other computers and a Receptor doing the heavy lifting of the VIs. Plus with one computer already doing so, and a Receptor using only Ethernet for audio and MIDI, that eliminates a ton of cabling from my studio setup.

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Re: Muse Releases Receptor 2

Post by fusilierb » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:29 am

This looks incredible. I forgot about Receptor. How do you load up the vi's? Feed them into it from your computer?

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Re: Muse Releases Receptor 2

Post by mazz » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:37 am

There's tons of info including videos and manuals on their website. It has connections for monitors and keyboard/mouse, so maybe it can be done directly, although you'd have to attach an external HD to it. It does have USB and eSATA connectors!

It's basically a Linux computer purpose built to run plug ins and VIs with supporting hardware.

The videos are worth watching.
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