Arturia make some fine hardware, but they have the most egregious press releases in the industry. I received two insanely-long press releases about their new corporate President alone. They've also been teasing a new audio interface and today they are ready to reveal it. The AudioFuse comes in at a whopping $600, with USB for connecting to iOS and Android.
Meaningless Arturia Hyperbole:
By being built on a fully-symmetrical audio chain where every stage has been diligently designed, AudioFuse offers unrivalled sonic purity. Its two DiscretePRO® microphone preamps take the best of yesterday’s vintage mixing consoles and today’s technology to provide a unique, totally discrete circuit that goes beyond the limitations of integrated circuits.
Actual Features (that I could make out):
- 2 Inputs
- 6 Outputs:
• 2 Stereo Pairs for Speaker A and Speaker B
• 1 1/4" Headphone Jack
• 1 1/8" Headphone Jack
It may do more than that, the press release goes on for 8 paragraphs. I'll be damned if I know exactly what it does though, because no where in those 8 paragraphs does it just come out and say it. Everything is buried in a layer of buzz words.
If you're looking to blow $600 on an audio interface you'll have that opportunity this Spring.
Update: Arturia have now posted an official page for the AudioFuse. If you scroll way the fuck down you'll get this list:
- 14 Input, 14 Output channels
- 4 analog inputs
• 2x Mic/Instrument/Line
• 2x Phono/Line
- 4 analog outputs
- 2 analog inserts
- ADAT In & Out
- S/PDIF In & Out
- Word Clock In & Out
- MIDI In & Out
- 3-port USB hub
- 2 microphone preamps with DiscretePRO® technology
- 2 phono RIAA preamps
- 24-bit latest generation AD/DA converters at up to 192kHz sampling rate.
- Option for analog soft-clipping
- A/B speaker switching
- Direct monitoring
- Separate Master & Monitor mix channels
- USB interface with PC, Mac, iOS, Android & Linux compatibility
- 3 models: Silver, Grey, Black
I just double-checked and the original email did not link to that page. There is still no link to it from the main Arturia News page either. Thanks to reader Koshdukai for finding this hidden gem!