The Receptor is a rack mounted computer that will let you use software plugins on stage. Muse Research recently released the Receptor 2 with more power and less latency. The only drawback is that it costs too much. 2600$ for the smaller one, is quite a lot of money and the Receptor 2 Pro Max will cost you 3200$. That costs more than a Nord Modular, and a Nord Modular looks very, very sexy. Sexier than a computer in a rack.
Dual-Core processors with tons of L2 Cache… 2.53Ghz in the PRO, 3.0Ghz in the PRO MAX. Massive, ultra-fast SATA –2 Hard Drives – 500GB in the Pro and 1TB in the PRO MAX. Gigabit Ethernet port for file transfers that are 10X faster as well as improved UniWire performance. Certified, high performance 800Mhz RAM – a whopping 4 GB! Quiet and efficient power supply, new cooling solution, and an E-SATA port for drive expansion! Hundreds of presets drawing from the USB Plugsound BOX collection of six plugins… and the possibility of creating thousands more quickly and easily! And… an ENTIRELY UPDATED version of Muse Machine software foundation that promises better compatibility and efficiency than every before!