French manufacturer Arturia was at NAMM to present its new audio interface: AudioFuse. Antoine Barry told us about the characteristics of this little aluminium box with a series of resources and equipped with high quality components and two DiscretePro microphone preamps that combine the main functions of classic consoles with present-day technology.
It has two mic/line/instrument XLR – jack inputs, each with continuous gain potentiometer and keys for the selection of phantom, phase inversion, 20 dB pads and high impedance. The back has two input phono/lines. Last generation AD/DA converters can manage audio flows of up to 192 kHz – 24 bit.
There are 14 outputs. The two headphone outputs with jack are equipped with level potentiometer and keys to select the source to send to the headphones, to select mono mode, as well as to activate talkback on both. The back panel has the other physical (two pairs of monitors) and digital (ADAT and S/PDIF) outputs, two analogical inserts, 3 USB hub ports, MIDI I/O, power and earthing.
The central knob adjusts the output level, with Mute, Dim, Mono and monitor selection buttons.