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Muse Research Announces New RECEPTOR 2 PRO and RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX

New hardware and software is smarter, faster, and better than ever

Menlo Park, California. December 11, 2008?Muse Research, Inc. has announced the release of two entirely updated models of their esteemed Receptor hardware plug-in players: the RECEPTOR 2 PRO and RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX. These new models of Receptor are faster, smarter, and better in all respects than the previous generation. They feature entirely new computational engines including incredibly fast dual-core processors that offer twice the power of the previous generation, new SATA-2 storage systems that offer three times more disc bandwidth, 10 times the networking speed, and double the memory that is twice as fast as before. These significant improvements in the hardware are coupled with an entirely new software foundation and give RECEPTOR 2 PRO and RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX the pure performance muscle required by demanding players and composers. These new and improved models are available now from major music stores and online suppliers with a MAP price of $2599 for the RECEPTOR 2 PRO and $3199 for the RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX.

RECEPTOR 2 PRO ? The ideal machine for players
Keyboardists, drummers, producers, composers, and guitarists around the world have found Receptor to be the ultimate platform on which to run their favorite virtual instruments and effects. Now, the RECEPTOR 2 PRO increases performance by doubling the processing power, tripling the 500GB hard drive bandwidth, increasing and speeding up the memory subsystem to 4GB and 800Mhz respectively, and enhancing the looks with a new blue LCD, milled aluminum knobs, and a sexy grey front panel.

Advanced features such as Z-Load, Snapshots, and the powerful MIDI filter make this the ideal tool for creating, manipulating and performing with your virtual instruments and effects. Keyboardists love the super-fast performance that gives them the ability to run tons of plug-ins and huge sample libraries. Guitarists will love the extra processing power that allows effects processing plug-ins like Guitar Rig, ReValver, and Amplitube to run with less latency along with the ability to switch sounds instantly. Drummers will love how Receptor stores huge drum libraries in a completely self-contained system that performs with unbelievably fast response.

RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX? The composers dream come true
Many of the world's finest film and TV composers have used our original Receptor to create jingles and scores for many popular programs. The new RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX performs significantly faster with its new 3GHz dual core processing engine, 4GB of super fast RAM, and a whopping 1000GB (1 TB) drive, and an E-SATA port for connection to external drive arrays. Add to that the RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX's highly efficient software platform, and you have an ideal production partner that still fits in a 2-rack space box and weighs only 18 pounds.

RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX significantly enhances your workflow and lets you work smarter through a variety of unique software features such as our exclusive Universal Preset Access (UPA) that brings out all of the factory presets of a virtual instrument or effect for easy access from the mixer-like user interface, saving you the time of having to call up a plug-in by entering its own graphical user interface. Additionally, RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX's enhanced Ethernet performance benefits Muse Research's exclusive UniWire technology that lets you off-load processor intensive tasks to the RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX, preserving your main CPU for running your DAW software.

The RECEPTOR 2 PRO and RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX also feature updated factory sounds, including hundreds of presets based on the Plugsound BOX collection of virtual instruments. This collection of keyboards, synths, GM sounds, Drums, and Urban sounds and Loops is now included with every standard Receptor ? an astounding $700 value ? FOR FREE!

"Musicians who play live or work in the studio need tools that are as dedicated to their music as they are. We conceived RECEPTOR 2 PRO and PRO MAX to be true musical instruments to run your plug-ins," says Chris Halaby, CEO of Muse Research. "This is the latest chapter in our quest to create the best tools possible for making music."

Both the RECEPTOR 2 PRO and RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX represent a significant step forward. The result is two new products that offer exceptional performance muscle and that are simply faster, smarter, and better than any alternative.

The RECEPTOR 2 PRO and RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX are available now from major music retailers and online providers. To learn more about these exciting new products visit, send an email to, call (650) 326-5400, or contact your local dealer.



Muse Research specializes in music and audio technology development, including real-time media-rich software design, embedded systems engineering and integration, DSP algorithm development, and user interface design. Muse Research’s core technologies have been designed to evolve with advancements in hardware, software, and network standards, providing a stable, intuitive, future-proof platform for creating, capturing, and sharing music and audio content.

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