AudioFuse 8Pre 8in/8ut USB audio expansion
A high-spec 8 channel dual mode interface/ADAT expander and USB-C audio interface.
Combining our expertise in pristine sound with the robust form-factor of the pro studio, the Arturia AudioFuse 8Pre is both a feature-rich standalone interface and a reliable ADAT preamp expander in one. Packing 8 channels of premium analog audio, rock-solid sync, USB-C and optical connectivity, AudioFuse 8Pre is destined to become the expander of choice in studios and creative spaces around the world.
January 2021. Arturia improves the AudioFuse range's unrivalled sound quality and workflow with a free firmware update, as well as two exciting new FX for AudioFuse Creative Suite!
MacOS Big Sur compatibility
Refined analog signal path
ADAT compatibility improvements
Refined clock performance
Minor bug fixes
AudioFuse Creative Suite is growing…
The included AudioFuse Creative Suite software bundle has been expanded to 10 software instruments & effects for effortless music creation - and it comes with every Fuse interface.
10 professional titles, from circuit-accurate classic preamp emulations to cutting-edge softsynth presets - now including the new Phaser BI-TRON & Chorus JUN-6 modulation effects.
Free update for owners
All AudioFuse users can login at arturia.com and download Firmware now to unlock the latest features, free of charge.
AudioFuse 8Pre offers unrivalled quality at its price point. The 8 Discrete Pro© preamps and analog signal path will let you truly “hear” your audio for the first time. The super-low Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) lets you capture every subtle detail, while the huge input gain will drive even the most demanding low-output mics. All this with a totally flat frequency response for total transparency. Even if this unit was just 8 world-class preamps, it would be worth the money, but it has so much more to offer.
The best of both
AudioFuse 8Pre can fulfil any studio role. You already have a powerful interface, but need more inputs? AudioFuse 8Pre is the perfect ADAT preamp expander. Want to record multiple channels, but don’t own an ADAT-capable interface? AudioFuse 8Pre can connect directly with your computer so you can record multi-tracked instruments all at once. It’s a high-performance audio interface with USB connectivity, speaker outputs and independent headphone output. Use on its own; expand your existing interface; cascade 2 AudioFuse 8Pre together via ADAT. AudioFuse 8Pre does it all.
Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most. It’s easy to use, with one-button, one-function design, and features backward-compatible USB-C connectivity for super compatibility. It’s housed in a robust metal chassis, and the included rack ears can be mounted to either face forward or down, letting it stand freely or be integrated into your 19” racks depending on your setup. It also features ADAT in, so you could send your musicians cue mixes using its headphone output.
A perfect creative bundle
All products in the Audiofuse-series comes complete with the AudioFuse Creative Suite, an ever-evolving collection of software effects and instruments that will let you add your own unique signature to your music. Combining favorites from our award-winning “You’ll Actually Use” series with Analog Lab Lite, AudioFuse 8Pre lets you also enjoy legendary signal processing effects and iconic synth sounds. Color the pristine inputs of AudioFuse 8Pre with stunning vintage effects!
The AudioFuse Creative Suite currently contains:
- TridA Pre: Music industry gold-dust. Get that ultra-rare Soho preamp sound and musical EQ that added flavor to countless best-selling hits for over half a century.
- 1973 Pre: Inspired by the hugely influential British studio sound, the Arturia 1973-Pre is the key to getting that harmonically exciting, solid-state 70s tone.
- V76 Pre:The key to getting that “White Album” sound, these reinvented German engineered, tube-driven broadcast preamps were beloved by Abbey Road.
- Mini Filter: Dr Robert Moog’s iconic, smooth ladder filter, accurately recreated and updated with an LFO, envelope follower, and a step sequencer.
- Comp FET-76: Modelled after the most sought-after compressor ever made, the Class A FET sound our 1176 software recreation seems to make everything sound better.
- Delay TAPE-201: The Arturia Delay TAPE-201 gives you everything you love about the sound of vintage hardware tape delays, but with the reliability and versatility of software.
- Rev PLATE-140:The silky-smooth, resonant tone of vintage plate reverbs have shaped the sound of many iconic vocal performance, given the drums of best-selling tracks their air, and brought whole mixes together with bright, sweet overtones.
- Phaser BI-TRON: Phaser BI-TRON is a double-barrelled modulation powerhouse that lets you weave your own kinetic sound with advanced routing, dual phaser circuits, and beautiful analog character.
- Chorus JUN-6: Chorus JUN-6 resurrects a classic synth effect, with 3 simple modes offering glorious stereo width, subtle analog movement, and perfectly-emulated BBD warmth.
- Analog Lab Intro: A superb software instrument containing hundreds of amazing presets taken from Arturia’s award-winning V Collection. Analog synths, pianos, organs, and more await.
- 16 inputs, 20 outputs channels
- 8 microphone preamps with DiscretePRO® technology
- 2 instrument inputs on channel 1&2
- 2 analog balanced inserts on channel 1&2
- 2 channels (1&2) with front panel access for ease of instant connectivity
- 8 independent analog line outputs
- Speaker analog outputs on balanced TRS Jack
- 1 stereo headphones outputs, on both 6.35 and 3.5mm TRS, designed for headphones up to 600 Ohms.
- Monitoring section with individual level control for speakers and phones
- Direct monitoring ultra-low latency internal mixer
- 8 digital ADAT inputs/outputs up to 96kHz
- Word clock input, output/thru on BNC
- DiscretePRO® Individual audio performance certificate delivered with each unit.
- 24-bit latest generation AD/DA converters at up to 96kHz sampling rate.
- USB-C interface compatible with PC & Mac, fully USB 2.0 compatible
- Robust metal chassis in 1u single rack form factor
- Windows 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; Intel i5 CPU or faster. OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
- Mac 10.8+: 4 GB RAM; Intel i5 CPU or faster. 1GB free hard disk spaceOpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
- AudioFuse 8Pre unit
- Power supply
- USB cable
- DiscretePro® Certificate
Size & weight
- Size : 17.3 x 10.2 x 1.8 inches (440 x 260 x 45mm)