Arturia has unveiled AudioFuse, a new audio interface, at the NAMM Show 2015, January 22-25 in Anaheim, California.
AudioFuse is designed to fuse the superior sound of high-end mixing consoles with connectivity and instant-access audio streams, while be stylishly housed in a compact, carefully-constructed chassis.
By being built on a fully-symmetrical audio chain where every stage has been diligently designed, AudioFuse claims to offer 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 audio with transparency (at up to 192kHz sampling rate). In conjunction with Arturia's advanced clocking system they guarantee extremely accurate timing.
AudioFuse has been directly developed with workflow of musicians in mind. Need to adjust the gain on Input Channel 1? Turn the topside Gain 1 knob. Need to switch between two pairs of speakers connected to the rear-mounted (Speaker A and Speaker B) balanced 1/4-inch outputs? Press the Speaker A Speaker B button. Everything is directly accessible and controllable.
Everything — microphones, instruments, turntables, pro audio equipment, computers, tablets, smart phones — can be directly connected with minimum fuss and maximum flexibility, thanks to ADAT, MIDI, phono, S/PDIF, Word Clock, USB, XLR/ balanced 1/4-inch combo connections, etc.
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). Enjoy zero-latency Direct monitoring of recorded signals then blend them into the Computer mix courtesy of another clearly-labelled knob.
Every AudioFuse unit has had to pass rigorous testing and comes complete with its individual measurement chart showing the output plot. It features an aluminium chassis toughened to withstand the rigours of the road together with a leather-covered top.
AudioFuse will be shipping in Spring 2015 and available to buy in a choice of silver, grey, and black colour finishes from Arturia online or through the company's global network of dealers and retailers for €549.00 / $599.00.
For more detailed information, please visit the AudioFuse product webpage: www.arturia.com