Muse Research Ships Two New Receptor VIP Models

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Now Available with 256GB SSD and/or NI's KOMPLETE 8

San Jose, California—Muse Research and Development, Inc. has announced there are now three configurations of their new RECEPTOR VIP dedicated hardware plug-in player. This new software-powered music instrument combines the ease of use and stability of dedicated hardware with the flexibility and sonic power of software-based computer technology, delivered in a compact and affordable package. Perfect for the gigging musician who wants superior sounds and effects in a road-proven package, the base model RECEPTOR VIP comes bundled with over $900 of software on its 1TB hard drive and has a MAP price of $1599. The new RECEPTOR VIP SSD comes with a 256GB Solid State Drive for supreme performance, and has a MAP price of $1999. Also available is the new RECEPTOR VIP K8, with Native Instruments KOMPLETE 8 pre-installed and authorized, also with a $1999 MAP price.

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Bringing legendary RECEPTOR performance to a new price point

Muse Research is well known amongst touring and studio musicians, with their RECEPTOR product line being used by some of the world's biggest bands, employed in lavish theatrical productions, and on live television shows. With its rock-solid performance, minimal latency, and flexible programming interface, the RECEPTOR family has become the standard of the industry for mission-critical applications. Now, virtual instruments and effects technology is more affordable than ever thanks to the RECEPTOR VIP with over $900 of software included with the unit's $1599 MAP price.

A Dream Come True for Performing Musicians...

The RECEPTOR VIP is a dream come true by making the power of RECEPTOR more affordable AND much easier to use. The new SoundFinder interface makes it possible to call up presets from the installed software in seconds, and the new "rack-style" graphical user interface is immediately familiar to anyone who has worked with music software before. These two interfaces work together to make it a breeze to select from the hundreds of factory presets as well as creating your own presets from scratch.

NEW 256GB SSD model puts the puts the pedal to the metal

The based RECEPTOR VIP has a whopping 1TB hard drive for storing your virtual instruments and effects. But thanks to the 256GB SSD option, you can access any of your sounds or effects incredibly fast thanks to the amazing performance of the RECEPTOR VIP SSD. Everything is faster: it boots faster, it loads faster, it even delivers higher polyphony, in addition to making the RECEPTOR VIP virtually indestructible!

Add one part KOMPLETE 8 to create the winning formula
Every RECEPTOR VIP comes with KOMPLETE 8 pre-installed in demo mode, ready to activate with a license code, opening up an immense range of sounds and musical possibilities. But if you order the RECEPTOR VIP K8 model, this incredible collection of virtual instruments and effects comes pre-authorized, ready to use, right out of the box.
With over 90GB of sounds, and a collection of world-class plug-ins including KONTAKT 5, Massive, FM-8, Battery 3, Reaktor 5, Guitar Rig 5,and Absynth 5 you'd pay over $3600 to purchase all this software, but it is all yours pre-authorized in the RECEPTOR VIP K8 for a total price of just $1999 MAP!

Versatility is just the beginning

Keyboardists love RECEPTOR because it runs all the great virtual instrument software that is out there. But guitarists, vocalists, and drummers can join in on the fun as well thanks to RECEPTOR VIP's front-panel microphone / instrument inputs, as well as rear- panel line inputs. You can sing and play at the same time, process your existing keyboards or electronic drums, all in one high-performance package. RECEPTOR VIP is sure to become the heartbeat of your rig.

"The RECEPTOR VIP is perfect for anyone looking for a comprehensive solution for using virtual instruments and effects live" comments Matt Christiano, CEO at Muse Research. "RECEPTOR VIP hosts the world's finest virtual instruments and effects, and now with two more configurations, every musician can find the right solution to their musical needs."

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