Muse Research Announces New Receptor QU4TTRO

January 24, 2013
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Superior Performance and Expanded I/O in New RECEPTOR Model

Anaheim, California. Jan 24, 2013—Muse Research and Development, Inc. makers of the RECEPTOR VIP dedicated hardware-based plug-in player are debuting their new top-of- the-line RECEPTOR QU4TTRO at the 2013 Winter NAMM show. The RECEPTOR QU4TTRO features a new quad-core processing engine, a 2TB hard drive, 16GB of RAM, and comes bundled with a PreSonus 1818 audio interface to provide up to 18 inputs and outputs - 8 analog inputs and outputs as well as 8 digital inputs and outputs, along with S/PDIF digital I/O. The new QU4TTRO model also features a 64-bit operating system with IntellibridgeTM technology that lets you run 32-bit and 64-bit plug- ins simultaneously, as well as expanding the capabilities of Muse Research's exclusive LIVE MODE, a breakthrough new look-ahead caching technology for performing live with virtual instruments and effects. It's the most powerful RECEPTOR model ever, and is expected to ship first quarter with a list price of $3499.

QU4TTRO: Forth Generation RECEPTOR gets Quad-Core Processing The name QU4TTRO not only identifies this as the 4th generation Receptor, it's also descriptive of the new quad-core processing engine that powers it. This new engine features exclusive Muse R&D TetraCoretm technology that dynamically balances the load between the cores and gives all audio tasks top priority (instead of graphics, for example). This feature lets a musician exploit every available ounce of power from each of the four cores to deliver superior performance even when running the most processor-intensive virtual instruments and effects.

64-bit OS Supports More RAM for Unbeatable Performance Live or in the Studio

Complimenting the TetraCoretm processing engine is RECEPTOR QU4TTRO's new 64- bit OS featuring the company's Intellibridge technology. Intellibridge lets you run both 64-bit and 32-bit virtual instruments and effects at once, taking advantage of the expanded RAM while letting you run plug-ins that are not 64-bit native. Even more impressive is what you can do with the extra RAM when performing, thanks to RECEPTOR's exclusive LIVE MODE feature. LIVE MODE let's a musician pre-load all of the sounds and effects they use during their set and makes them available instantly with no waiting for a preset to load. The result is seamless transition from song to song during a show, with none of the stress or anxiety even when performing with large sample libraries. The combination of a 64-bit OS and the 16GB of RAM available for use with the LIVE MODE feature further enhances RECEPTOR's status as the go-to instrument for performing live.

Four times the I/O support compared to previous Receptors

The RECEPTOR QU4TTRO's exceptional performance makes it perfect for use in a studio as a way to take the load off your digital audio workstation computer. And integration of the QU4TTRO into the studio environment is a piece of cake thanks to the bundled PreSonus 1818 interface. With the 1818 interface, the RECEPTOR QU4TTRO supports four times the number of inputs and outputs previously available: eight analog inputs and outputs and eight ADAT optical digital inputs and outputs. There's also a stereo S/PDIF digital I/O and digital word clock output to let the RECEPTOR QU4TTRO adapt to virtually any recording or touring system.

RECEPTOR QU4TTRO is also a great solution for running multiple simultaneous effects in a front-of-house system; each input and output can have its own effect letting you process multiple streams of audio simultaneously, either in the analog or digital domains. In smaller venues, you can use the analog inputs to process and mix external devices like guitars, microphones or other keyboard instruments, letting the RECEPTOR QU4TTRO become the hub of your performance environment. All settings and configurations can be saved for later recall with a single MIDI program change, by pushing a button on the front panel, or by pressing a footswitch, making it usable by any member of the band or crew.

Muse Research will be showing the RECEPTOR QU4TTRO for the first time at the Winter NAMM show in booth 6825 in Hall A. The company will also be showing the complete line of RECEPTORs, with models to fit all budgets and applications.

For more information about Muse Research or their products, please visit www.museresearch.com.

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