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Plugsound BOX Virtual Instrument Collection Now Included On Every RECEPTOR 2

Menlo Park, California. January 1, 2009 — Muse Research, Inc. has announced that they have reached an agreement with Univers Sons / Ultimate Sound Bank of Paris, France to include their USB Plugsound BOX collection of six virtual instruments with their new RECEPTOR 2 Hardware Plug-in Player. The Plugsound BOX collection features 6 superb virtual instruments covering a wide range of sounds and styles, including fretted instruments, keyboards, synthesizers, General MIDI instruments, drums and percussion, and Hip Hop sound sets. The collection, which originally sold for hundreds of dollars, is now FREE with each standard RECEPTOR 2 PRO and RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX.

USB Plugsound BOX collection offers a comprehensive palette of sounds

The RECEPTOR 2 PRO and PRO MAX hardware plug-in players offer exceptional levels of performance, allowing you to run a large number of plug-ins with minimal latency. The combination of the Plugsound BOX collection on the RECEPTOR 2 PRO and PRO MAX does not disappoint, letting you run a layer large numbers of different sounds together to rich, complex, and highly expressive sounds.

Keyboard Collection: features acoustic pianos in several styles as well as less-traditional honky tonk and modified versions. Features a large assortment of electric pianos as well as electric organs, tone wheel organs, clavinets, and electric grand sounds that provide a rich and expressive set of instruments to work with.

Fretted Instruments Collection: One of USB’s best-known sound sets featuring a comprehensive collection of acoustic and electric guitar samples. Covering a wide range of guitars and styles from classical to electric guitars, you’ll be hard pressed to know that these instruments were played on a keyboard given their realism and expressivity.

Hip Hop and R ‘n’ B Collection: This collection features various loops, kits and multi-sampled instruments. The drum loops and instrument phrases are all sorted by tempo, letting you trigger in tempo and quickly create beats. Suitable for a wide range of musical styles, this collection provides fresh sounds in an incredibly easy to use form.

Synth Collection: This comprehensive collection of both modern and classic synthesizers provides you with an incredibly wide range of pads and leads to use either by themselves or layered into remarkably complex textures. The collection also contains various stacks, flute-style leads, voices, tines & bells, basses, pads, sweeps, and more.

Drums and Percussion Collection: The Drums and Percussion collection has over 6,000 drum sounds sorted into various kits. Remarkably dynamic drum kits of all styles are represented as well as a diverse range of percussion instruments. The electronic drum collection is nothing short of amazing, capturing rare electronic drum kits of the past and providing them in a ready-to-use form.

Global Collection / GM: This collection is designed to serve as an ultimate General MIDI (GM) module, with instrument categories such as world, orchestral, basses, guitars, keyboards, drums and percussion all organized in standard GM layouts.

Hundreds of presets get you going

The sound designers at Muse Research have created several banks of sounds giving you hundreds of MULTI sounds to get you started: expressive pianos, organs, pads, leads, guitars, basses, and drum presets covering every imaginable style are as easy to use as just turning a knob and pushing the knob to select the sound.

“We’re really excited to be able to offer the entire Plugsound BOX collection on every standard RECEPTOR 2 PRO and PRO MAX that we ship,” comments Muse Research’s VP of Marketing Bryan Lanser. “The high quality sounds and efficient UVI engine really shine on Receptor, and let you start making great music in two steps: Plug-in. Play!”

“It’s an honour for our company to be associated with such a great product as RECEPTOR 2,” said Alain Etchart, Founder and Director of Marketing at Univers Sons / Ultimate Sound Bank. “The Plugsound Box is the best introduction to the Ultimate Sound Bank product range, and it’s only the beginning of our collaboration with the excellent team from Muse Research.”

The RECEPTOR 2 PRO and RECEPTOR 2 PRO MAX are available now from major music retailers and online providers.
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