Arturia AudioFuse 16Rig is a new audio interface that comes loaded with an impressive array of features. It offers 16 analog inputs and eight analog outputs, all of which are DC-coupled for added versatility. Furthermore, it supports up to two ADAT I/O expansions, increasing the number of inputs and outputs. This interface also includes two built-in standalone mixers, making it suitable for setups without a digital audio workstation (DAW). In addition to a MIDI input, there are two MIDI outputs, ensuring comprehensive connectivity. Wordclock synchronization is also present, and the package includes a software bundle.
Arturia AudioFuse 16Rig is a USB audio interface in a rack-mounted format. The French manufacturer describes this rack-mounted USB interface as a ‘Workhouse-Hub.’ Indeed, the AudioFuse 16Rig offers an impressive array of features packed into a 1U rack space. It boasts 16 analog inputs, with the option to use two combo jacks on the front for XLR and TRS connections. Additionally, a dedicated stereo input for stereo mini-jacks is available. The remaining 16 inputs are standard TRS jacks located on the rear. The two combo inputs can also accommodate instrument signals and microphone connections, with a microphone preamp offering 55 dB of gain. PAD modes can be activated for these two inputs as well.
In addition to the 16 inputs, there are eight analog outputs, also in the form of TRS jacks. These outputs are DC-coupled, allowing them to send control voltages to modular gear. Furthermore, two of these outputs are alternatively accessible from the front for reamping and other purposes, providing added convenience. Arturia has even thought about accommodating two headphone outputs.
If the need arises, the AudioFuse 16Rig’s inputs and outputs can be expanded through two ADAT I/O ports. It also features Wordclock support with both input and output options. Additionally, it offers two MIDI outputs, a MIDI input, and a Clock output with a small jack. The USB-C connection to your computer is situated on the rear panel. Furthermore, there are three additional USB ports for MIDI connectivity or use as a hub.
User control is facilitated through a color display, accompanying menu buttons, a rotary encoder, and the “AudioFuse Control Center” software available for macOS and Windows.
The multitude of inputs and outputs makes it evident that the Arturia AudioFuse 16Rig is incredibly versatile. To further enhance its capabilities, the interface incorporates two internal mixers, reputed for their low latency. This enables you to process audio and MIDI without a computer, making it suitable for various applications. You can save configurations for different tasks directly on the interface, simplifying the setup process when needed.
You can also customize input and output assignments according to your specific requirements. This includes configuring sends and returns for external effects or creating an A/B configuration for monitoring. These tasks are made simple through the matrix within the AudioFuse Control Center, streamlining the setup and management process.
In conclusion, the Arturia AudioFuse 16Rig presents a compelling solution for those seeking a feature-rich audio interface in a convenient rack-mounted form. Its extensive connectivity options, versatile routing capabilities, and built-in mixers make it a versatile tool for various audio applications.
16 x TRS analog inputs
- Includes 2 x high-quality digitally-controlled preamps
- Inputs 3 & 4 also available as 3.5mm stereo input
12 x analog outputs
- Includes 8 x DC-coupled TRS line outputs
- Stereo monitor outputs
- 6.35mm front-panel outputs for reamping, dual-headphones
2 x ADAT in, 2 x ADAT out
- Up to 16 channels of I/O at 48kHz, 8 channels at 88.2/96kHz
1x Wordclock in & out
1 x MIDI in, 2 x MIDI out/thru
- 5-pin DIN connectors
- Route MIDI standalone
Low-latency USB-C connection
- Class-compliant MIDI
- 3 x USB hub connections
Two internal standalone mixers
- No computer connection needed
- Cue mixer for sub-mixing and added flexibility
- Main mixer controllable by MIDI
Color display with rotary control & menu buttons
Desktop or 1U rackmount configuration
Includes AudioFuse Control Center
Includes AudioFuse Creative Suite
- Analog Lab Intro
- Comp DIODE-609* NEW
- Pre 1973
- Pre V76
- Pre TridA
- Filter MINI
- Chorus JUN-6
- Comp FET-76
- Delay TAPE-201
- Rev PLATE-140
- Phaser BI-TRON
Windows 10+ or Apple 10.13+
Price & Availability
Arturia AudioFuse 16Rig is available now for 1299 EUR.