I'm looking for a list of products that allows the user to install and run their own purchased VSTs, AU, RTAS or any other kind of audio plugin - on an external device dedicated for running virtual instruments / effects.
Receptor, from Muse Research - looked like a prime example. However, recent news says they are discontinuing their Receptor 2 product. This could be a great opportunity to buy one at a discount price, but purchasing something that won't have any further / future technological advances doesn't quite convince me to get one.
The UAD Satellite, by Universal Audio - is more of a DSP unit. Ideal if you haven't invested in other plugins and / or you're looking to put all your eggs in one basket. By that, I mean it runs all of it's own proprietary plugins in the external box. As far as I know, it only does Effect processing, NOT instruments / sampling / etc.
What other technologies exists out there that could remedy the strain put on my host computer running the DAW - that I could put my existing plugins on?