Arturia AudioFuse Audio Interface Now Shipping

Arturia today announced that the AudioFuse – their debut audio interface – is now shipping.

The AudioFuse is designed to offer class-leading specifications and vast connectivity in a compact, portable format. It’s designed to let you use it with just about any platform and any device:

Here’s a video intro to AudioFuse from when it was introduced:

AudioFuse FAQ

Arturia shared these answers to frequently asked questions about the AudioFuse interface:

What is AudioFuse?

Simply put, AudioFuse a next-gen audio interface.

Sporting high quality hardware, unparalleled signal fidelity, and exclusive DiscretePRO preamps, and loaded with contemporary features and professional components, AudioFuse is a small, powerful, and versatile addition to anyone’s creative setup.

How is the sound quality?

The dual state-of- the art mic preamps with a class-leading >131dB A-weighted EIN rating give you incredible dynamic range and the lowest signal-to-noise ratio in its category. Its discrete analog components give you access to the level of professional audio performance you find in the most well-known studios.

How does it complement my workflow?

AudioFuse gives you immediate access to a whole host of functions right at your fingertips, without the need to go menu-diving. If you need to select the talkback mic, press the button. Want to hear more of the input signal? Turn the dedicated knob. Need to switch monitors from A to B? Press a button. Want more level in one set of headphones? Not a problem, each one has its own volume knob. It’s like having your own mini-console on your desktop. You can even stop accidentally changing settings when you hit the stage by putting the lid on.

What can I connect to it?

AudioFuse can be used with a huge variety of platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and even Linux. You’ll also find all the connections you need: USB 2.0, ADAT in/out, word clock & S/PDIF in/out, RIAA phono/line inputs, speaker switching outputs A&B, two independent headphone outputs, channel inserts with guitar-reamping capabilities, MIDI in/out, and a 3-Port USB hub. It even features four power modes, so you can save laptop battery life when you’re on location.

Why have Arturia made an audio interface?

The aim was to let music professionals and hobbyists experience their sound in the highest possible quality, and
keeping them focused on their creativity.

Why did it take so long?

First announced at NAMM 2015, creating one of the best interfaces on the planet and turning the interface market on its head was always going to take some time. After a long and thorough testing period to ensure the highest possible quality, durability, and functionality, AudioFuse is ready.

Arturia wanted to make good on the promise they set out in 2015, and are.

Pricing and Availability

The Arturia AudioFuse is shipping now, priced at US $699 (retailers have it with a street price of $599). See the Arturia site for details.

16 thoughts on “Arturia AudioFuse Audio Interface Now Shipping

  1. Quite a swing from interfaces with almost no buttons to an interface you can’t touch without hitting a knob or a button by chance. I kind of get the feeling they were just putting anything in they could think of (and adding a button/knob for it). It’s a tough market for interfaces with some established big players so it’s almost understandable.

    “You can even stop accidentally changing settings when you hit the stage by putting the lid on.”

    I guess they assume you’ll be accidentally changing settings all the time. Arturia probably feels like they can’t win but trust me, there’s a middle ground somewhere between all buttons and no buttons.

  2. No more new I/O boxes. Yes to new software that brings hardware out of landfills, no to more mid-priced junk like this.

      1. Of course the Babyface pro has 4 channels of analog inputs, which is kind of a big difference imo.

        Also, rme can get the high prices based on their reputation for reliable drivers, support, and high quality.

  3. this thing seems to be something aimed primarily at the mobile market – and yet Arturia is marketing it as a do-anything type studio device, which is probably a mistake given its features/interface vs price

    it kinda reminds me of those Zoom hand recorders, or some kind of field recording box

  4. I’m not terribly interested but see this device, presuming the quality is what they’re saying it is, as something like a a mobile Apogee interface and Mackie Big Knob mixed into a single unit. If so, price seems very fair; particularly when you add MIDI IO, SPDIF, Lightpipe IO, a USB hub and inserts.

    BTW, the Amazon ad on the bottom of this page shows me the AudioFuse at $549 via Sam Ash.

  5. Hmmm.. I looked everywhere .. On arturia’s AduioFuse pages, Discussion forums, Reviews… I have seen no mention of Loopback? I wonder either it allows loopback a standard feature that no one cares or bothers to mention it.. or (gulp!) maybe it doesn’t?

    Just wondering.

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