Novation Intros ‘Super Loud’ Audiohub 2×4 Electronic Music Production Hub

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Novation has introduced Audiohub 2×4, an audio interface & USB ‘electronic music production hub’.

The Novation Audiohub 2×4 is a combined audio interface and USB hub that lets you connect and power all your USB gear at once, while getting low latency audio and ‘super loud’ output.

Here are some of the ways you can use the Novation Audiohub 2×4:

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Key Features

  • Three integrated USB 2.0 ports, so you can connect your keyboard controller, NI Maschine, Novation Launchpad or any other USB gear to your computer at the same time. You can even connect it all to your iPad, if you have a camera connection kit.
  • Bus Power – You can bus-power Audiohub 2×4, but you’ll need to connect the power supply if you want to use it to bus-power your USB gear.
  • Focusrite Sound Inside – 96 kHz, 24-bit audio performance.
  • It’s Super Loud – the four RCAs, the two balanced jacks and the headphone outputs are ‘super loud’.
  • Capture Balanced Audio – matched stereo RCA inputs
  • Low Latency for Live Performance
  • Connect To Just About Anything – Plug and play on Mac and iOS. Dedicated low latency drivers for PC are supplied.
  • Rugged design – designed for the gigging electronic music producer, with a aluminum case.

Here’s the official intro video, featuring Nitemove:

Pricing and availability are to be announced. See the Novation site for details.

27 thoughts on “Novation Intros ‘Super Loud’ Audiohub 2×4 Electronic Music Production Hub

    1. You have balanced jack outs too for the studio. I see this more as something for live acts with controllers, so you will hook this to a dj mixer, loud outputs and rca are good things for that. Usb hub is nice too is you haven’t enough usb in your laptop, witch is the case many times specially with macs and ultrabooks. I’m interested in replacing my saffire 6 usb with this, I don’t need more/better inputs using Live and controllers in a club.

  1. I was interested in this at first, but what’s the point in combining a USB hub with an audio interface when they gimp the amount of audio inputs. Unless all your gear sends audio via USB, there’s really no point to it. Why would you need the audio interface part if you’re just hooking a bunch of midi controllers that run VSTs up to it?

    Give me something like this with four USB ports (plus another in the back to the computer), at least one midi I/o, and four audio inputs, one audio out, and a headphones out.

    I want to be able to send all my midi data from my synths via USB/midi as well as the audio. With this I could hook up three synths via USB, but only send the audio from one of them, which is pretty dumb.

      1. I’m with both of you. I thought there was an answer to my prayers, but no… more usb (at least 4), more audio ins (4 would get me interested, but for 6 they would have my money), midi in, out and thru… then we can talk.

  2. Maybe he wouldn’t need such “super loud” headphone outs if he didn’t wear his headphones over a beanie…

    In all seriousness though this does look like something that could be really useful for a live production/DJ setup. Balanced main outs and four USB devices for the price of one. If the specs do live up to the hype (and I can understand them saying “super loud” how many people actually understand what dBu or dBv mean?) I could be very tempted.

  3. This does look like a great solution for live performances. It would have helped me solve a number of issues for my rig years and years ago. BUT, like others, I take issue with the whole “super loud” thing. ?Not giving numbers is insulting. If producer dudes want to be taken seriously, it’s time to learn about standard output voltage parameters and where we are concerning decibels. Less pandering.

        1. This is designed to be a portable solution for people that are primarily using USB devices. Which means that it will work with most of the modern gear that electronic musicians use, but it won’t be an ideal solution for people that use a lot of vintage gear.

          There are existing solutions with DIN MIDI that are a better fit for people that gig around with vintage gear.

  4. USB 2 is obsolete!! Hard to found new good laptop with USB2. My computer does not want to connect my Alesis multimix 16 USB and my Virus TI2 on my USB 3 ports!!! Then it will be the same there?????

    1. Obviously something wrong with your laptop than, USB 3 is backwards compatible with USB 2.
      Btw; There are hardly any Audio interfaces with USB 3, actually not aware of any…

  5. Is this the end of DIN MIDI? All these “Launch” products seem to have dispensed with it. Or is it now a divide with melodic/symphonic/performing type musicians (the ones who read sheet music) on one side with DIN, and repetitive/sequential/party/dance music/DJ type musicians (the ones who never seem to work outside of a sequencer) on the other side with USB only? That’s how it’s looking to me.

  6. I can see an upgrade path developing here…
    In future a version with more USB, more audio in, optical/coax S/Pdif, ,,,,

    Like iConnectivity did with iConnect *_*

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