The PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL and Muse Research Receptor QU4TTRO
Muse Research and Development Inc. and PreSonus Audio Electronics Inc. jointly announce that the PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL audio interface is now included, standard, with Muse Research’s new Receptor TRIO and Receptor QU4TTRO hardware-based plug-in players, offering up to 18 high-quality audio inputs and outputs.
In addition, Muse Research now offers the PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL interface as an added-cost option for its award-winning Receptor VIP plug-in player, giving the VIP multichannel input and output capabilities. The Receptor TRIO and QU4TTRO are now shipping, as is the software update that allows the Receptor VIP to use the AudioBox 1818VSL interface.
Muse Research has tightly integrated the AudioBox 1818VSL’s I/O functionality into Receptor’s new rack-style graphical user interface. All of the AudioBox 1818VSL inputs and outputs are labeled exactly as they show up on the interface, minimizing confusion and improving workflow. In addition, all of the default audio assignments in the Receptor graphical user interface are reflected in the AudioBox 1818VSL hardware, allowing a user to easily transition from the built-in audio to the PreSonus audio interface. According to both companies, the result is that the Receptor acts as if it was designed for the AudioBox 1818VSL and vice versa.
The Receptor VIP, TRIO, and QU4TTRO are offered as solutions for touring musicians who need to send multiple outputs to a sound reinforcement system, either as balanced analog or multichannel digital audio signals. With eight channels of analog input and outputs, eight channels of ADAT optical digital input and output, and S/PDIF stereo I/O, the Receptor coupled with an AudioBox 1818VSL are designed to adapt to any performance or recording situation.
Once the AudioBox 1818VSL is configured with input and output assignments, users can save and recall each configuration as presets inside the Receptor. Plus, the AudioBox 1818VSL is said to work seamlessly with Receptor’s exclusive Live Mode, allowing users to organize preset configurations as a virtual set list and then instantly change the sounds, effects, mix levels, and I/O routings as required for each song in the set. The Receptor lets users change the presets via the front panel interface via MIDI program changes, with an external footswitch, as well as wirelessly, using a mobile device such as an iPad or iPhone.