At the 2015 NAMM Show: music software and hardware developer Arturia introduced AudioFuse.
The AudioFuse is a new audio interface, designed to combine the superior sound of high-end mixing consoles with massively flexible connectivity options, all in a compact device.
Arturia says that the AudioFuse offers unrivaled sonic purity. Its two DiscretePRO microphone preamps take the best of yesterday’s vintage mixing consoles and today’s technology to provide a discrete circuit that goes beyond the limitations of integrated circuits. AudioFuse’s 24-bit AD/DA (Analogue-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analogue) convertors are of the latest generation, delivering transparent audio, at up to 192kHz sampling rate. In conjunction with Arturia’s advanced clocking system they guarantee extremely accurate timing.
AudioFuse has been developed with the real-world workflows of musicians in mind.
Everything — microphones, instruments, turntables, pro audio equipment, Macs, PCs, tablets… even iOS and Android smart phones — can be directly connected with minimum fuss and maximum flexibility, thanks to clearly-labelled ADAT, MIDI, phono, S/PDIF, Word Clock, USB, XLR/ balanced 1/4-inch combo connections and more.
Nothing is buried behind convoluted menu-driven access systems – everything is directly accessible and controllable.
AudioFuse also acts as a three-port USB/MIDI hub, as well as offering a TALKBACK feature (to give directions to talent in another room using the built-in microphone) and INSERT connections (to add external line level devices, such as compressors or other effects processing, into the signal flow before the digital conversion stage).
It also offers zero-latency DIRECT monitoring of recorded signals, which you can also blend them into the COMPUTER mix courtesy of another clearly-labelled knob.
The AudioFuse is also designed with a durable body made of classic materials. It features an aluminum chassis with a leather-covered top. All controls are designed to be immediately available, without ‘menu-diving’.
Pricing and Availability
Arturia’s AudioFuse audio interface will be available later this Spring in a choice of silver, grey, and black color finishes, both from Arturia online or through the company’s dealers and retailers. The suggested retail price is €549.00 EUR/$599.00 USD. See the Arturia site for more information.