Muse Shipping Receptor Qu4ttro & Trio

receptorQU4TTROFrontMusic/audio tech developer Muse Research & Development has announced that its newest hardware plug-in players, RECEPTOR QU4TTRO and RECEPTOR TRIO are now shipping.

  • RECEPTOR QU4TTRO, the company’s top-of-the-line model, is designed for demanding studio applications, film and TV composers, and touring bands wishing to simultaneously process keyboards, guitars, and/or vocals. This fourth-generation RECEPTOR is powered by a 3.9GHz (peak) Quad-Core Intel processor and is equipped with 16GB of RAM and a voluminous 2TB 7200 RPM hard drive (or optional 256GB or 512GB SSD).
  • RECEPTOR TRIO is the more affordable ‘middle child’ of the RECEPTOR family, and also features a Quad-Core Intel processor, 8GB RAM, and a 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive (or optional 256GB or 512GB SSD).

The RECEPTOR range was designed to tackle demanding software synthesis and advanced signal processing tasks. RECEPTOR QU4TTRO and RECEPTOR TRIO take this one step further, prioritiing musical tasks. According to Muse, this lets the system run more demanding plug-ins at lower latencies than unoptimised platforms.

The new models compliment the existing entry-level RECEPTOR VIP.

The Muse Research RECEPTOR product line is available through select music retailers in the US and Canada, as well as through music equipment distributors worldwide.


  • 1,699.00 USD (RECEPTOR VIP)
  • $2,499.00 USD (RECEPTOR TRIO)
  • $2,999.00 USD (RECEPTOR QU4TTRO).

International distributors set their own pricing for their respective territories.

See the Muse Research site for details.

4 thoughts on “Muse Shipping Receptor Qu4ttro & Trio

  1. I used to want one of these… back in 2002. Are they even really relevant anymore? I mean… wouldn’t it be just as expensive to upgrade your machine with more power? Maybe it’s just me

  2. I think the appeal of this machine is that it is more rugged, more “turn-key” and has optimization for lower latency. Probably less of a headache for non-computer types.

  3. I’m curious about crashes. I’ve never used audio software I couldn’t crash.

    I’m also interested in CPU loading. Can you set it up easily so you can’t use too much CPU and cause errors?

    If it does both of those things I definitely see a value to it. How much, that’s to be determined! 😉

    1. I mean, I just checked an Komplete 8 is supported. I wonder how it would be as a standalone box for Reaktor? Could be worth it for that alone as it’s super flexible and also super easy to max out your CPU! 🙂

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