Good News From Arturia – AudioFuse, El Capitan Patches, V Collection NKS Ready, BeatStep Pro Tease

The guys at Arturia must be working really hard lately. Here’s some good news from their headquarter (plus a tease):

Remember AudioFuse, their new (and first) audio interface they announced last year? Well, it should be available by November and Arturia will support it with a promotional tour. If you were thinking to get yourself an audio interface as an early Christmas present, you might want to wait.

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Again, the features are impressive. Here’s just a quick overview

– 2 quality microphone preamps
– Latest generation 24-bit AD/DA converters, 192kHz sampling rate
– 3-port USB/MIDI hub
– TALKBACK and INSERT (these two are pretty unique when it comes to audio interface of this range)
– Zero-latency DIRECT monitoring
– PC/Mac OS X/iOS/Android

The price of the AudioFuse is quite aggressive ($599/599 EUR), making Arturia’s interface a bit cheaper than renowned competitors like the Apogee Duet and the RME Babyface Pro.
Needless to say, brands like these have decades of experience in the field, while Arturia is the new kid on the block. Nevertheless, it’s going to be interesting to check out AudioFuse’s performance and reliability, and also see how other companies will respond.

El Capitan
Are you (wisely) still waiting to upgrade your Apple computer to Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)? Well, things look much smoother these days after Apple’s latest update and Arturia just announced that their virtual instruments are now compatible with El Capitan.
Fire up the Arturia Software Center, download all the available updates, do the same with the App Store for the OS X 10.11 updates and you are good to go. Actually, report back!


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V Collection meets Native Instrument’s controllers
If you own Native Instrument’s latest series of controllers (or Maschine), you’ll be happy to know that the Arturia’s synths (see our Arturia V Collection review) are now NKS-ready. NKS is a new protocol allowing tight integration between software instruments and Native Instruments Maschine and Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards. I’m looking forward to checking this one out.

BeatStep Pro New Firmware Coming?
Last but not least (and this is not official news, mind you), it looks like good things are coming for Arturia BeatStep Pro users as well.

On the sequencer’s Facebook group, Terry Marsden has just posted the short video above. This BeatStep Pro seems to run a new version of the firmware allowing quantized pattern changes, the most requested feature so far (see also our Arturia BeatStep Pro review). Excited?

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