Arturia AudioFuse Audio Interface Ready To Launch

It looks like the long-awaited/long-delayed Arturia AudioFuse audio interface is coming June 8th.

The AudioFuse is a new audio interface, introduced at the 2015 NAMM Show, that Arturia says combines “the superior sound of high-end mixing consoles with massively flexible connectivity options, all in a compact device.”

Here’s an intro video from when the AudioFuse was introduced in 2015:

Pricing and Availability

Official details for the Arturia AudioFuse are still to come, but several retailers are showing it with a street price of US $599 and available in mid-to-late June.  See the Arturia site for more info.

28 thoughts on “Arturia AudioFuse Audio Interface Ready To Launch

  1. They made a video that makes another audio interface look like they invented a time machine. Pretty funny. She makes it sound like they are revolutionary but I dont see the difference.

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  2. perfect for everyone who´s still a fan of 3ms latency lack! some years ago this would be a cutting edge, meanwhile we have quicker protocols …

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    1. hmm. which protocol(s) are you referring to? i didn’t know there was new ones that are that fast!

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      1. e.g. the MOTU AVB implementation (drivers and hardware) doing < 1ms latencies. with <= 2ms being the max in the AVB standard. not sure about dante. apparently the new MOTU devices can do a roundtrip latency of 1.6ms… anyway, if I were in the business of getting a new audio interface I'd probably be something networked, makes much more sense to route audio via ethernet than to use a chain of AD/DA or convert between the different audio protocols.

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        1. Thanks very much for your answer! Those latencies are very impressive. What is the “dante” you’re referring to? I agree to the logic about multiple ad/da converters. That’s bound to degrade the signal and introduce more latency.. not to mention the hassle and maybe even problems with drivers. What kind of networked audio interfaces you mean? I’ve been looking for something that could be “stacked” (say i need 8 more inputs and instead of using two completely separate interfaces i could “stack” the new one with the old one or network them somehow to work together)

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  3. It will be cool to see what features & specs they settled on. If they made a great interface, the people will buy it. I think RME & MOTU have been making impressive interfaces for a while now. I’ve had mixed feelings about Presonus. I don’t know about the others.

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  4. Zoom U44, a unsung hero in the market.
    Sounds enough pristine to me (same Zoom H6 preamps, good converter) and features all what I need for a portable USB interface.
    Plus the full compatibility (and digital I/O) for my iPad.
    Price: ridiculous.

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    1. I didn’t realize Zoom U44 had MIDI i/o, too! Nice layout, level knobs all over the place. That seems worth a look, especially for the iOS gadget world.

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  5. I didn’t see USB audio class compliance anywhere in the specs. If it is not class compliant then I would be reluctant to purchase, as Arturia has no demonstrated history of continuing to provide driver support after the product end of life. PRobably MOTU has the best track record for this, while manufacturers like Roland, M-Audio, Korg and Yamaha have a history of leaving customers with expensive doorstops by not remaining compatible with newer operating systems.

    Once bitten, twice shy – maybe Arturia will behave differently, but I’m always cautious about buying any USB products that require drivers.

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    1. Audiofuse is USB audio class 2.0 compliant using default CoreAudio for Mac and a custom Asio driver for Windows. So while Apple and Steinberg don’t deeply change their technologies, Audiofuse will be compatible with future OS.

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  6. Ehhhhhh… for another $150 you could have an RME Babyface Pro that will have support long after Arturia gets distracted and forgets about it. Not as many knobs and unfortunately no leather but RME makes a solid portable interface that does what you ask of it every time. Driver support for almost literally decades. With Arturia’s support history and service horror stories I think I’ll pass. I’m happy with my original Babyface.

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  7. so i assume this is yet another audio interface that does NOT have dc-coupled outputs. And yet, they know what we musicians want…

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  8. It looks cool and versatile with all the inputs and monitoring capabilities, but if this is a 2014-2015 design (when it was first announced, I think) it might be obsolete already… However, if the quality of the converters is top notch, this might be worth the money. I’m currently using the UAD Apollo Duo MKII and RME Babyface Pro (when travel), which are both hard to beat when it comes to the quality of audio…

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  9. its nice with midi usb/din converting and
    4 in and out audio
    and i really hope it will work well with ipad and op-1
    its a little pricey though

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