Arturia AudioFuse Rev2

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14 x 14 USB Audio Interface

  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz
  • Talkback via integrated microphone (up to 96 kHz sampling rate)
  • Integrated re-amping function
  • Separate master & monitor mix
  • 2 x Microphone / instrument / line combo inputs: XLR / jack
  • 2 x Line inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 x Phono inputs: RCA
  • 2 x Insert connectors: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • 4 x Line outputs: 2x L / R 6.3 mm jack
  • MIDI input and output (incl. 5-pin MIDI adapter)
  • Word clock input and output: Cinch (usable as S / PDIF coax)
  • ADAT input and output (optically usable as S / PDIF)
  • Class Compliant (compatible with PC, Mac, iOS, Android & Linux)
  • Integrated 3-port USB hub
  • Aluminium case with leather-covered cover
  • With DiscretePRO certificate on audio performance of each individual device (according to AES17 standards)
  • Creative Suite FX Bundle included
available since March 2020
Item number 490492
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 14x14
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 4
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 1
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock 1xIn, 1xOut
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 127 mm
Depth in mm 127 mm
Height in mm 66 mm
Connection Format USB port Micro B, 3x Type A
Included in delivery Creative Suite FX Bundle
Zero latency monitoring 1
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Must have features, poor quality and reliability
Ev1a 12.12.2021
It was meant to be great. It's got all the features I need, especially that easily accessible separate balance knob. Mute, dim, mono, pad, phase buttons, separate knobs for everything, even two separate headphone outs - all that is great. It's even placed in some kind of a promising pricing bracket, where you expect it to be a quality item. BUT: It's very problematic, and there are more and more annoying bugs appearing and different things breaking.

First, I had some troubles even at the initial start. It just kept restarting itself after plugging it into the computer. Somehow managed to fix that with a couple of reconnects.

Second, It can randomly go robo-mode and either your output or input will start crackling horribly. I've found that it tends to happen more often if you turn it off for the night (via long-pressing the "A" button). Also turning on the Safe and Low Power modes helped a bit, but not completely eliminated the issues, and they still appear regularly.

Third, the main knob is digital. It has its advantages, BUT:
a) It has a built-in acceleration that can't be turned off. It means, that if you rotate the knob faster, the volume will change in bigger increments.
b) It has a very low quality encoder.
Combining both of these points, we get a really annoying malfunction when your volume level can start jumping randomly in very big increments when trying to adjust it even very slightly. The first read errors began to appear within the first month, and now, after it's been 4, it has become horrible. I don't want to damage my monitors or ears, so I'm going to RMA it soon.

Fourth, it sometimes makes my monitors go quietly whining in a "take-off" manner (don't really know how else to put it, hope you got that). The only way to fix it is to disconnect it completely from the computer and its power supply.

And fifth, its output amps are not great for this price. I always find myself stuck to 2 o'clock using my fairly easy to drive headphones or IEMs, or sometimes even further, but I've still kind of expected that. Could have been better.


I have no idea why no one mentioned at least some of the first 4 of these issues anywhere on the Internet. Let's hope that it's just one unique case and the replacement item will be fine.
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Swiss Army Tool for audio
Sjoerdvankampen 26.08.2020
Pro's:
- Wide feature set
- Amazing sounding pre-amps
- Can be used without PSU or as a standalone mixer!
- Special reamping feature!
- Nice buttons that you WANT to touch and click

Cons:
- Some features are hidden in the software
- The unit can get pretty warm
- Micro-USB instead of USB-C

Having used the Audiofuse for some time now, I can assure you that it's pretty much a Swiss Army Tool for the audio world. This little beast is great for both on the road as well as studio use. In the studio, I have 8 extra inputs via ADAT which allows me to expand the useability of this machine even more. On the road or just to go the Audiofuse can be used in a portable mode which allows it to be used without a power supply. Last but not least, if you wanted to, you could use the Audiofuse as a mixer if you wanted to do some DAWless jamming or recording. Gripes are minimal, but I would've liked to see a USB-C input/cable. That would've resolved the thick double USB cable for PSU-less use.
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Awesome interface - crystal clear pre-amps and sound
The 'H' 02.07.2020
I'm a professional voice over artist, a senior TV commercials editor and a sound editor
I was looking to upgrade my studio equipment,
when digging the internet for specs, comparisons and reviews, I came across the Arturia AudioFuse. The main competition was Universal's Arrow, but for me it was no doubt that I was going to buy the AudioFuse. First, of all it has a button for each thing, which is a bonus for me. Second, the variety of inputs which is rare. But mostly - The pre-amps, these are crystal clear with no coloration and extremely low self noise. Now the setup is a bit vague as simple software installation in windows environment is not enough. There is tweaking around the windows sound controls panel. I have to mention that the AudioFuse gets very hot - but it is normal for it. At the end - this is a much recommended and a great buy!
pros:
-crystal clear, low self noise pre-amps
-variety and flexibility of inputs
-sound quality is superb
-knob and button for every task
-plugins bundle

cons:
A bit tricky at first setup, but after that, everything works great!

to me it is the perfect choice
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Great idea but lackluster execution
RoyKl 08.08.2022
Feature-wise this unit has an impressive amount of stuff packed into a small box. I love and use all its features. But it's quite unreliable:
1) Often the unit outputs crackled audio and you need to shut it off and restart it to make it go away.
2) When shutting off and restarting, all your equipment will receive a loud burst of audio that sounds very unhealthy to the equipment. Due to issue #1 you have to do this quite often
3) Every so often something will stop working - monitors will have no audio, headphones will have no audio. Something will go wrong. Then a hard reset or factory-reset is required to fix.

Overall I would've given up many features for a more stable unit. I wish I had gotten a more straightforward audio interface, but at the time of the purchase, online reviews were raving this unit so I couldn't have known.
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