New Arturia AudioFuse Audio Interfaces and KeyLab Hybrid Synths

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New Arturia AudioFuse Audio Interfaces and KeyLab Hybrid Synths

Among music producers, beatmakers, and musicians, Arturia has a solid reputation for delivering products that ignite new ideas, open new performance possibilities, and solve common technical challenges. This company’s latest offerings expand the AudioFuse line of audio interfaces and KeyLab-Series hybrid synthesizers to include exciting enhancements for all sorts of productions. Whether you’re a touring artist or a studio dweller, there’s something to see in these new goodies from Arturia.

The AudioFuse Rev2 is an updated version of the surprisingly compact and capable AudioFuse 14x14 USB audio interface. Details on its augmentations will be coming soon, so be on the lookout. If you need more mic preamps for recording more simultaneous analog inputs, check out the USB Type-C AudioFuse Studio (originally announced at NAMM 2019). This 18x20 powerhouse boasts four Discrete Pro premium mic preamps with a massive 119.3 dB of dynamic range, up to 72 dB of gain, and an ultra-quiet equivalent input noise of -129 dBu. In addition to the four XLR-1/4" combo jacks, the AudioFuse Studio’s audio inputs include four 1/4" TRS line-level jacks, a pair of coaxial phono/line sockets (perfect for transferring vinyl records), and optical ports for S/PDIF and ADAT I/O. Four inserts let you patch in analog outboard gear, while the two aux/reamp outputs are great for feeding guitar/bass amps.

Arturia AudioFuse Studio 18 x 20 Audio Interface with Bluetooth

With two sets of speaker outputs, two independent headphone outs, and a comprehensive control room section, you can switch between speaker sets, select headphone and monitor sources, communicate to your artists via the talkback function and built-in microphone, and more. The integrated Bluetooth receiver allows you to stream audio wirelessly for convenient listening or recording. You also get MIDI I/O via 3.5mm mini jacks, coaxial ports for word clock or S/PDIF, and an onboard 3-port USB hub. A pleasing bonus is the included Arturia Creative Suite software, which features Analog Lab Lite with more than 600 synth and keyboard sounds, Mini Filter (an enhanced Moog ladder filter), and three character-rich preamp plug-ins (V76 Pre, 1973 Pre, and TridA Pre).

Offered as the flagship of the KeyLab series, the KeyLab 88 MkII keyboard controller merges the original KeyLab 88’s Fatar 88-key hammer-action keybed and 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads with 16 DAW user controls, nine faders, nine rotary knobs, and a Big Knob central controller. It comes with Analog Lab 4, Piano V, Wurli V, Vox Continental V, Ableton Live Lite, and magnetic panel overlays for various DAWs. Connectivity includes USB, 5-pin MIDI, pedal inputs, a CV input, and CV/gate jacks. It even has an extension shelf for your laptop and a removable stand for your iPad or sheet music. The KeyLab 88 MkII can control software instruments, your DAW, MIDI sound modules, and analog synth hardware.

Arturia KeyLab 88 MkII Hammer-Action MIDI Controller and Software

If 88 keys are far beyond your needs, the KeyLab Essential 49 (available in the original white or new black finish) could be just the right size. With 49 velocity-sensitive keys, nine faders, nine encoders, and eight performance pads, it packs a lot into a more compact frame. It has more than 6,000 TAE-powered preset sounds, a dedicated DAW command center, and a workflow that doesn’t require diving into menus. It’s simple, efficient, and bundled with powerful software—Analog Lab, UVI Grand Piano Model D, and Ableton Live Lite.

Arturia KeyLab Essential Universal MIDI Controller and Software

As you would expect, this is just a sample of all there is to know about the new Arturia products. If you’re intrigued and want to learn more, drop by the B&H SuperStore or visit our website!

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