Peavey Electronics and Muse Research and Development have introduced the new, portable, flexible MuseBox Musical Instrument and Effects Box.The MuseBOX is based on the same MuseMachine software technology that powers the company’s RECEPTOR 2 line of virtual instrument players and features a solid state drive for storing both the OS and many plug-ins, a CF card slot for removable storage of additional plug-ins or smaller “ROMPLER” libraries, and an option for installing an internal hard drive for storing large sample libraries.
Muse Research knows that some customers may want to run large sampled instruments on The MuseBOX and includes a CF card slot for storing smaller sample libraries up to 32GB in size using a customer-supplied CF card flash memory module. In addition, The MuseBOX Plus model has a high performance SATA 2 hard drive built in that allows you to stream sample libraries from virtual instruments like Ivory, making The MuseBOX a great way to bring the unbeatable sounds of large sampled instruments to your gig.
The hardware I/O features 1/4-inch stereo line outputs, a 1/4 inch input, stereo S/PDIF output, front panel headphone outputs, a VGA monitor output, MIDI input, and a 2-line LCD display and rotary encoder similar to its bigger brother, the RECEPTOR 2. Like the RECEPTOR 2 line of music instruments, The MuseBOX is both a highly efficient and ultra-stable way to run virtual instruments and effects. The MuseBOX will retail well below $1000 US, and is expected to ship in Q1 2010.
Press Release: http://www.museresearch.com/news.php?id=110