NAMM: ARTURIA AUDIOFUSE INTERFACE
Today at the opening of the NAMM show in California, Arturia unveil its newest audio interface – AudioFuse.
The company are marketing the new interface as ‘fusing’ the sound of high-end mixing consoles with speedy connectivity and instant-access audio streams, housed in a compact chassis.
The interface is said to have been developed with a musician’s workflow in mind and is built on a fully-symmetrical audio chain. Featuring two DiscretePRO microphone preamps and 24-bit AD/DA (Analogue-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analogue) converters, with (up to) 192kHz sampling rate and an advanced clocking system. Other features include a Mix knob, rear-mounted Speaker (A & B) 1/4-inch outputs, with dedicated switch buttons, two front-mounted Phono (headphones) 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch outs with gain.
A wide range of connectivity options are included such as ADAT, MIDI, phono, S/PDIF, Word Clock, USB, XLR/ balanced 1/4-inch combo connections. Allowing everything from microphones, instruments, turntables, pro audio equipment, Macs, PCs, or even iOS and Android smart devices can be directly connected.
The interface can also act as a three-port USB/MIDI hub, offering a Talkback feature (to give directions to talent in another room using the built-in microphone) and Iinsert connections (to add external line level devices, such as compressors or other effects processing, into the signal flow before the digital conversion stage).
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
AudioFuse will be available in either silver, grey, and black finishes with a retail price of EU€549.00/US$599.00. Shipping in Spring 2015 from Arturia online or through the company’s global network of dealers. No word as yet on Australian prices. For more info, check: www.arturia.com
Excerpts from Press Release