At AES New York, Muse Research and Development has announced the release of version 1.3 of UniWire, an update that allows the RECEPTOR family of hardware plug-in players to function with Pro Tools. Now Pro Tools users can off-load power-hungry plug-ins to RECEPTOR 2 and run them "virtually" using the RTAS-format UniWire plug-in inside of Pro Tools. In addition, RECEPTOR 2 lets Pro Tools users move beyond the RTAS world of virtual instruments and effects into the immense world of Windows VST plug-ins.
UniWire lets you connect one or more RECEPTOR 2s to your computer-based digital audio workstation using only Ethernet cables—no audio or MIDI cables are needed. You can then load up the UniWire plug-in to access the virtual instrument and effect plug-ins running on your RECEPTOR 2, controlling them from your computer and running them as if they were inside your host digital audio workstation. Unlike 'old school' external sound and effects modules with miles of cables and complicated patching, RECEPTOR 2 lets you integrate with your digital audio workstation exactly like a locally hosted plug-in—but without depleting your host computer's precious CPU cycles. UniWire's ability to transfer up to 32-channels of audio with 32-bit floating point precision over a single Ethernet cable means your audio quality will remain pristine all the way to the final mix. And the UniWire plug-in lets you save the RECEPTOR 2 setup as part of the DAW's project file so you can quickly move from project to project.
In addition to Pro Tools support via the RTAS interface, UniWire also works with Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, Cakewalk Sonor, MOTU Digital Performer and more.
The UniWire v1.3 release is free to all registered RECEPTOR users and is available now.