In early 2017, ARTURIA has launched AudioFuse, a high-quality and full-featured audio interface in a small form factor. Almost six months have passed since the official release in June and it has become a bit quieter around this device. In the developer rooms in Grenoble, headquarter of ARTURIA it was not quiet because they continued to develop the device further to make it stronger and better.
Today, the first big update for the AudioFuse is finally ready. The new update includes big Windows performance improvements that makes it better useable with Windows computers. Also they introduced several other new features including a new “sleep mode” which can be enabled by holding down the ARTURIA button, letting users power down their units when not in use. A clever new feature that I will probably a lot use. Also they enhanced in this new update the USB hub functionalities that allows you to use the hub also without the power supply connected. If you have devices connected like a keyboard, it’s better to use it with the power supply or a power bank.
I’m a user of of the ARTUIA AudioFuse (a full review will be published before end of 2017 hopefully) and I can say that I’m impressed by the audio and build quality. It’s a super compact audio interface with tones of features and connection options. If you search a portable AI for PC, Mac, iOS and Android, check out absolutely also the AudioFuse.
Arturia announce enhancements and Windows performance improvements with AudioFuse update.
The first update since the release of AudioFuse – Arturia’s debut audio interface – is now available. Well known for its superior audio quality, vast connectivity, and powerful features, the newly updated Arturia AudioFuse brings the superb 3ms latency of its Mac performance to Windows systems, as well as greater CPU efficiency, and a “sleep mode”.
Since AudioFuse’s arrival on the market earlier in 2017, Arturia has been able to analyze its performance with feedback from many of its early adopters. Drawing upon thousands of these use-cases and real world examples, Arturia’s engineer’s were able to improve stability and decrease latency beyond the original specifications of the interface.
Showing improvement across the board, the lower buffer sizes in the latest AudioFuse driver give a latency speed improvement of between 30% and 45%, bringing to total round-trip latency down as low as 3ms. A buffer size of just 8 samples can now be used without reducing CPU performance. This enhancement goes hand in hand with general stability improvements, ensuring no information is lost even at the most demanding settings. Windows users will find they are able to make even more out of their CPU, with the extra efficiency letting them use more tracks, more effects, and more virtual instruments in their DAWs.
The enhanced Windows drivers will be included within the AudioFuse Control Center, the companion software that unlocks many of the bonus features inside Arturia’s next-gen interface. Alongside these improvements, all AudioFuse owners will now also benefit from other useful new features, including a “sleep mode” which can be enabled by holding down the Arturia button, letting users power down their units when not in use. Users will also be able to access the technical measurements of their specific unit in the MyArturia section of the Arturia website.
New Features Overview
- New Driver for Improved Latency – faster than ever before
- The newly updated Arturia AudioFuse brings the superb 3ms latency of its Mac performance to Windows systems.
- Windows users will find they can get even more out of their CPU, with the extra efficiency letting them use more tracks, more effects, and more virtual instruments in their DAWs.
- This means, when recording your performance, there will be no noticeable delay between the transient of your note and when you hear it.
- Sleep Mode – Power down when you need a break
- We’re all used to switching things off after a long day in the studio, or at least putting them on standby mode to keep the electricity bills down. With the firmware 1.1 update, you can power down the AudioFuse with a long press on the (A) button on the top left.
- A single press will now switch on the unit, ready for another creative session. A very useful feature for any studio or live musician.
- USB Hub – Connect without needing external power
- When the hub is powered only via USB, small devices like dongles and USB memory sticks will be read. This is particularly useful when doing remote recording sessions with a DAW or plugins that require a dongle.
- For devices that require power over USB we still recommend using the included power supply.
- Other improvements – further developments for a perfect experience
- Improved visual display of the LEDs are now steady, meaning the intermittent flickering of before is now a constant glow, for accurate readings.
To coincide with the first AudioFuse update, Arturia released a video featuring Jean-Michel Jarre using the interface. The electronic music pioneer was also an early adopter of the AudioFuse.
Users can now download free of charge the new AudioFuse firmware update v.1.1 from the official ARTURIA website.
More information here: ARTURIA
Available here: ARTURIA AudioFuse