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Kriminal
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18682 posts since 2 Oct, 2001 from England

Post Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:26 am

What about plugs that are single OS, such as Zebra or z3ta, are the compliant with the Receptor OS? Are there limits to what it will install?

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Red_Force
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370 posts since 13 Oct, 2002 from Paris

Post Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:30 am

A Receptor's plug is basically a PC VST dll with a different installer. This imply it workd exactly like the VST pc version including preset management. Unfortunately it also means that it won't work with anything that is AU only.

Rick@MuseResearch
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350 posts since 23 Mar, 2004

Post Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:19 pm

Receptor can import fxp files for presets.

Rick
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Kriminal wrote:So what about presets, what formay does it use?

I have a preset folder with subfolders for every synth i use, can i transfer that catalogue to the rack, or does it work diff to that?

Alex@PA
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105 posts since 16 Jul, 2003 from United Kingdom

Post Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:25 pm

MaxReverb wrote:Receptor can import fxp files for presets.
...and fxb's?

I assume it can also import wav's and drumkits?

DanTimis
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682 posts since 20 Aug, 2004 from California

Post Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:46 pm

Alex@PA wrote:
MaxReverb wrote:Receptor can import fxp files for presets.
...and fxb's?

I assume it can also import wav's and drumkits?
Receptor can import fxb's. If you want to know the details, Receptor will read the fxb file and save the individual fxp's in a folder. After that Receptor will use the fxp's.

You can copy wav files to Receptor, and plug-ins that can open those wav files will be able to use them.

Receptor comes with RM III and RM IV pre-installed and it supports their drumkits.

I cannot answer about other drumkits because I do not know their format. But, you can copy files to Receptor and if a plug-in can use those file, then it should work.

Dan
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BONES
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7238 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:06 pm

PhilAiken wrote:I think it depends on your use.
I'm interested in it primarily to use soft synths and samplers during live performance
I would imagine a laptop to be considerably more robust than these guys would have you believe. I dropped mine a few times without any damage and I bet I can get a good laptop cheaper than Receptor. Then there is the need for a sequencer as nothing I saw on their site suggests it has one in it so you'd need your PC anyway. Or am I missing something here?
NOVAkILL 3.0 : Acer Switch5 (Core i5, 8GB RAM, Win10), Yamaha AG06, Orion 64 bit, Roli Seaboard Rise 25, Elektron Analog Keys, Waldorf Pulse 2 MicroMonsta, IK Uno.

PhilAiken
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387 posts since 24 Aug, 2004

Post Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:16 am

I would imagine a laptop to be considerably more robust than these guys would have you believe. I dropped mine a few times without any damage and I bet I can get a good laptop cheaper than Receptor. Then there is the need for a sequencer as nothing I saw on their site suggests it has one in it so you'd need your PC anyway. Or am I missing something here?
Not missing anything....but what I didn't specify is there wouldn't be any sequencing involved. I'd be using it as a midi-module to be able to play giga-type piano samples using Kompakt, and also some other softsynths like B4, Lounge Lizard, the Auturia stuff et. al.
The fact that I could run VST effects and also use the unit in my home studio is
just icing on the cake.

Kim Lajoie
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4692 posts since 28 Jan, 2003 from In these very interwebs

Post Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:02 pm

Hang on, isn't this about the price of one of those super-workstations (Motif, Triton, Fantom)? This could be an interesting alternative to someone looking at a keyboard workstation for more sounds.

Seriously though - eight or ten seconds to boot up is still too long. If we're talking about bassists tripping over the power lead, or brownouts, then boot-up time should be closer to three seconds I think.

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Kim.

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Post Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:42 pm

PhilAiken wrote:Not missing anything....but what I didn't specify is there wouldn't be any sequencing involved. I'd be using it as a midi-module to be able to play giga-type piano samples using Kompakt, and also some other softsynths like B4, Lounge Lizard, the Auturia stuff et. al.
That being the case I am certain I would rather use a Triton or even a TritonLE - for all the same reasons I wouldn't consider a Triton rack, I suppose.
NOVAkILL 3.0 : Acer Switch5 (Core i5, 8GB RAM, Win10), Yamaha AG06, Orion 64 bit, Roli Seaboard Rise 25, Elektron Analog Keys, Waldorf Pulse 2 MicroMonsta, IK Uno.

Kim Lajoie
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4692 posts since 28 Jan, 2003 from In these very interwebs

Post Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:54 pm

BONES wrote:
PhilAiken wrote:Not missing anything....but what I didn't specify is there wouldn't be any sequencing involved. I'd be using it as a midi-module to be able to play giga-type piano samples using Kompakt, and also some other softsynths like B4, Lounge Lizard, the Auturia stuff et. al.
That being the case I am certain I would rather use a Triton or even a TritonLE - for all the same reasons I wouldn't consider a Triton rack, I suppose.
Maybe look at it as a Triton Rack, but dedicated to synthesis - many different kinds, not just sample-playback.

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Kim.

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7238 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:46 pm

Yeah, but I would only use a rack to be played by a sequencer. If I wanted to play it, I'd buy the keyboard version and with Triton you get plenty more like a really good sequencer, arpeggiators and a much better GUI.
NOVAkILL 3.0 : Acer Switch5 (Core i5, 8GB RAM, Win10), Yamaha AG06, Orion 64 bit, Roli Seaboard Rise 25, Elektron Analog Keys, Waldorf Pulse 2 MicroMonsta, IK Uno.

PhilAiken
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387 posts since 24 Aug, 2004

Post Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:12 am

BONES wrote:
PhilAiken wrote:Not missing anything....but what I didn't specify is there wouldn't be any sequencing involved. I'd be using it as a midi-module to be able to play giga-type piano samples using Kompakt, and also some other softsynths like B4, Lounge Lizard, the Auturia stuff et. al.
That being the case I am certain I would rather use a Triton or even a TritonLE - for all the same reasons I wouldn't consider a Triton rack, I suppose.
I don't believe that a Triton could do what I'm after. I specifically want to be able
to play piano sample libraries that are over a gigabyte in size and require
streaming from disc. I already have a digital piano, Kurzweil K2000, and various
other things that cover sampling,synthesis, etc...... I am looking for a specific function and the 2 options would be this or a laptop w/ and interface and a breakout box. The rackmountability of Receptor would be a plus.

SpIdErWeB
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112 posts since 24 Jun, 2004 from Austin, TX / France / Germany / Luxembourg

Post Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:27 am

I have Triton Extreme, Yamaha Motif and I assure you that they are completly different of Muse Receptor ... This is not comparable.

By the way, you can have some arpegiator with plugins too... and more complex than Triton...

For memory, expander like Motif don't have sequencer too...

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aaastronomer
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661 posts since 15 Jun, 2004 from blue america

Post Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:17 am

greetings to all...

i'm somewhat reluctant to buy anything when we're on the verge of a major pc architecture change...multi-core 64 bit processor chips and 64 bit operating systems...so, questions:

can receptor's cpu be upgraded to a 64 bit multi-core cpu? at home or at the factory?

is receptor's os a 64 bit os? if not, can it (will it) be upgraded (so that it still runs 32 bit apps)?

if no, to the above questions: is a multi-core 64 bit receptor being designed?

i'd definitely fork over workstation prices for something like that...
overthrow KRAPITALISM ! you have nothing to lose but your claims.

DanTimis
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682 posts since 20 Aug, 2004 from California

Post Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:11 am

The current version of Receptor cannot be upgraded to a 64-bit architecture. We do not comment on product development so I cannot tell you if we are working on a 64-bit version. Sorry.

A 64 bit processor and a 64 bit OS is not going to make a huge difference, until VST plug-ins take advantage of the 64 bit architecture. It will get there eventually.
Dan Timis
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Muse Research, Inc.

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