RECEPTOR used LIVE Program Changes

Discussion and Support for Receptor and MuseBox, the Hardware Plug-in players by Muse Research.
wizard_of_keys
KVRer
17 posts since 26 Sep, 2004

Post Sun Sep 26, 2004 12:54 pm

Hi fellows !

1. is there a footswitch jack to connect a footswitch to the RECEPTOR ?

2. how fast does RECEPTOR react on the program changes ?

3. what about stacking VST-instruments ?
is it possible to take e.g. sound A from Pro 53, Sound B from FM7 and Sound C from B4 and play it as ONE sound ?

Thanx !

Rob

tconrardy
R.I.P.
3833 posts since 8 Sep, 2003 from Santa Clara, CA, USA

Post Sun Sep 26, 2004 1:43 pm

wizard_of_keys wrote:Hi fellows !

1. is there a footswitch jack to connect a footswitch to the RECEPTOR ?

2. how fast does RECEPTOR react on the program changes ?

3. what about stacking VST-instruments ?
is it possible to take e.g. sound A from Pro 53, Sound B from FM7 and Sound C from B4 and play it as ONE sound ?

Thanx !

Rob

well, as far as stacking...yes...thats what multi-presets are. Its quite fun to pick and choose what sounds you want. You can even tweak a vst in edit mode, and it will remember the tweak.


TC

Nick at Muse
KVRist
76 posts since 17 Jun, 2004

Post Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:41 pm

wizard_of_keys wrote:Hi fellows !

1. is there a footswitch jack to connect a footswitch to the RECEPTOR ?

2. how fast does RECEPTOR react on the program changes ?

3. what about stacking VST-instruments ?
is it possible to take e.g. sound A from Pro 53, Sound B from FM7 and Sound C from B4 and play it as ONE sound ?

Thanx !

Rob
1) There is not a standard footswitch (tip to ground) jack, but Receptor does support footswitches that send MSB/LSB program changes. This works the same way with a sequencer or any other MIDI controller that can send the same information.

2) Program changes for individual plugins are quite fast, as all that are being changed are parameter values (this is supposing that the progaram change does not include the loading and unloading of samples). For Multis and Singles (stacked plugins saved as patches) in which plugins are uninstantiated and then reinstantiated, the program change takes longer. However, you can build huge performance Multis that have instantiated all the plugins you will need for your performance.

For example, let's suppose you will want a grand piano for the intro of a piece, and then an organ following that intro. You would create a Multi patch that includes both Kompakt with a piano library loaded on one channel (Receptor has sixteen), and B4 on another channel for your organ. You then bypass the channel with B4 and save that as a Multi named "Piano." Then you unbypass the channel with B4 and bypass the channel with Kompakt. Save that as another Multi named "Organ." Then you can switch between the two patches. Because all that is happening at this point is a switch of bypass parameters, the program change is super quick -- perfect for a performance! Also, while a channel is in a bypassed state, it eats up no CPU, so even if you have 16 channels full of plugins, the only ones using CPU are the ones not being bypassed! This makes for incredible flexibility during live performance.

3) As TC mentioned, this is the perfect VST/VSTi stacker. In fact, that is one of Receptor's primary features.

kidgloves2
KVRist
35 posts since 7 Aug, 2004 from NY

Post Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:27 pm

Can you save entire setlists?

Also, how big is the hard drive?

And if I wanted to upgrade the ram, who does that?

Nick at Muse
KVRist
76 posts since 17 Jun, 2004

Post Thu Sep 30, 2004 2:38 pm

kidgloves2 wrote:Can you save entire setlists?
I'm not usre what you mean by "setlists." If by setlists, you mean a set of channels containing instantiated plugins, the answer is yes. That's exactly what our Multi feature is.
kidgloves2 wrote:Also, how big is the hard drive?
Receptor ships with a 40GB HD. It also has four USB 2.0 ports to which you can hook up external drives, if you need more space.
kidgloves2 wrote:And if I wanted to upgrade the ram, who does that?
You do. Receptor can take up to 2GB of PC2700 (or greater) RAM. For more information on what kind of RAM to use with Receptor, visit:

www.plugorama.com/customer/kb.php?kbid=04082303

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