30 June 2008, Modena, Italy–IK Multimedia and Muse Research have teamed up to offer one of the most powerful instruments ever made: the Total Workstation Rack, powered by SampleTank® and Receptor™. The Total Workstation Rack is a combination of Muse Research’s unique Receptor hardware plug-in player with IK’s Total Workstation line of “Powered By SampleTank” instruments: SampleTank® 2.5, Sonik Synth 2™, Miroslav Philharmonik™, SampleMoog™ and SampleTron™. These IK products come pre-installed and authorized within Receptor; allowing immediate access to make music live and in the studio.
The ultimate sound module
This unique combination of hardware and software together makes for one of the most powerful sound modules ever made, with over 10,000 sample-based sounds of the highest quality audio from every instrument category! Regardless of what kind of music you make, the Total Workstation Rack has you covered with a massive collection of world-class Acoustic Grand Pianos, Electric Pianos, Strings, Brass, Winds, Vocals, Organs, Percussion, Drums, Basses, Guitars, Synths, Loops, Ethnic samples and more. The Total Workstation Rack also includes an entire collection of one of the best sounding Orchestral sound sets ever made and a complete collection of extremely rare and sought-after Vintage Keyboards and Synths. The Total Workstation Rack delivers these amazing sounds with pristine audio performance, super low latency, full synth and effects’ editing and unmatched versatility for creating layers and splits. For the ultimate in flexibility, you may edit and save these new sounds for instant recall using a simple MIDI program change message from your keyboard or controller.
A revolutionary instrument for stage and studio
The Total Workstation Rack offers the most advanced solution for both live and studio usage. On stage, the Total Workstation Rack behaves exactly like a hardware synth but with incomparable sound range and quality, due to SampleTank’s super-efficient sound engine coupled with Receptor’s high-performance host environment. Your sounds will load AND respond quickly, thanks to Receptor’s superior audio I/O and MIDI implementation with proprietary, low-latency drivers. In the studio, the Total Workstation Rack can be integrated with any DAW as a normal instrument plug-in using Muse’s UniWire technology, without putting that extra strain on your computer’s CPU, allowing for extremely rich, complex arrangements.
Inspirational magic to enhance your creativity
Whether you play keyboards, drums, guitars or compose or engineer music, you know that the ideal musical tool lets you “live in the moment” and deliver sounds that are “just right” with a minimum of fuss. That’s exactly what the Total Workstation Rack provides – inspirational sounds without the hassle. A virtually unlimited range of sounds awaits in the new Total Workstation Rack, ready to be exploited quickly and easily.
“The Total Workstation Rack is a true revolutionary instrument”, says Enrico Iori, IK Multimedia’s CEO. ”The combination of hardware and software that IK Multimedia and Muse Research have made possible by teaming together gives the best of both worlds in a next generation hybrid instrument; with the immediate usability of a hardware synth and the highest quality sound, expandability and integration that only IK’s software can offer.”
“The Total Workstation Rack powered by Receptor is a keyboardist’s dream come true.” Explains Chris Halaby, CEO of Muse Research. “The combination of a vast assortment of great sounds that load quickly and perform efficiently on Receptor will really help musicians with their creative flow and allow them to play their best.”
Price & Availability
The Total Workstation Rack is available for only $1,999.99/€1,599.99 (exc. taxes) and includes over $4,450 worth of hardware and software for an astounding 55% savings of over $2,450 when compared to regular list prices!!! Plus, you get the convenience of all this software pre-installed, authorized and ready to go right out of the box! For a limited time, IK registered users can get the Total Workstation Rack crossgrade version for a special reduced price of just $1,699.99/€1,399.99 (exc. taxes), receiving an additional savings of up to 61% over regular prices!
The Total Workstation Rack is available for purchase online directly through the IK Multimedia and Muse Research’s Plugorama websites, and is also available for purchase from selected dealers around the world.