3 naïve questions (sorry...)

Discussion and Support for Receptor and MuseBox, the Hardware Plug-in players by Muse Research.
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Krakatau
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5468 posts since 25 May, 2002 from Bobo-dioulasso\BF__Geneva/CH

Post Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:59 am

-Is receptor independant from the operating system of your computer or is it strictly slaved to the PC environment ?

-Would it be a way to work with a Mac ?

-huh ?

Rick@MuseResearch
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350 posts since 23 Mar, 2004

Post Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:27 am

Receptor is a stand alone hardware device running Linux for an operating system. You can use your personal computer to use Receptors networking services for such features as using the Mixer GUI and copying and removing files to the Receptor hard drive.
Krakatau wrote:-Is receptor independant from the operating system of your computer or is it strictly slaved to the PC environment ?

-Would it be a way to work with a Mac ?

-huh ?
Rick
Muse Research

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Krakatau
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5468 posts since 25 May, 2002 from Bobo-dioulasso\BF__Geneva/CH

Post Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:29 am

Ok, then a more precise question :

-Is it possible to use some VSTi ,launched into receptor just as it would be a usual external sound module, each instrument lauched corresponding as a midi channel, (just midi in / out ) ?

-What would be the limitations or constraints by using with Logic pro on a mac ?

DanTimis
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682 posts since 20 Aug, 2004 from California

Post Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:37 pm

You can instantiate up to 16 VSTi plug-ins in Receptor. By default each one will respond to a different MIDI channel, CH 1 for the first, CH 2 for the second and so on.

You can change the MIDI channel assignments too. For instance if you assign the first 3 VSTi plug-ins to MIDI channel 1 you get a stacked instrument.

Finally, you can tell a VSTi plug-in to "listen" to all MIDI channels. If you have a multi-timbral plug-in you can instantiate it once, set the Receptor channel to "Listen to ALL MIDI channels," and it will play different sounds on different channels.

You connect the MIDI output of your MIDI interface to the MIDI in of Receptor, and the analog audio output, or the S/PDIF output of Receptor to your mixer or to the audio in of your audio interface. You send MIDI to Receptor from Logic, and the audio output from Receptor goes either to your external mixer or back into Logic.

If you connect Receptor to your computer via an Ethernet cable, you can control Receptor graphically on your computer screen. You can edit every plug-in graphically. You can have a window with the GUI of Receptor on the same screen with Logic. This works on Macs as well as PCs.
Dan Timis
Software Developer
Muse Research, Inc.

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Krakatau
KVRAF
5468 posts since 25 May, 2002 from Bobo-dioulasso\BF__Geneva/CH

Post Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:57 pm

Many thank for the clear answer...

...looks pretty interesting !

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