Arturia unveils AudioFuse and BeatStep Pro
Music software and hardware developer Arturia unveiled its next generation audio interface AudioFuse, and BeatStep Pro, an all-new world-class controller and dynamic performance step sequencer. By being built on a fully-symmetrical audio chain, AudioFuse offers two DiscretePRO microphone preamps with discrete circuits, 24-bit AD/DA convertors with up to 192kHz sampling rate, and an advanced clocking system. The sound card supports microphones, instruments, turntables, pro audio equipment, Macs, PCs, tablets, even iOS and Android smart phones, and can be directly connected with minimum fuss and maximum flexibility, thanks to clearly labeled ADAT, MIDI, phono, S/PDIF, Word Clock, USB, XLR/ balanced 1/4-inch combo connections, to name but a few. AudioFuse will be shipping in Spring 2015 and available to buy in a choice of silver, grey, and black colour finishes from for 549 EUR / 599 USD. Second on Arturia's NAMM menu is BeatStep Pro, a compact controller and step sequencer and a big brother to the acclaimed BeatStep. Whether you're working with MIDI-, USB-, CV/Gate-, or DIN Sync-equipped gear, BeatStep Pro helpfully has your back by covering all bases and more besides. Indeed, its Clock connections can work as a 1:1 clock with an external clock generator or DIN Sync, so you can be sure that anything and everything you've got connected will play happily in time together leaving you to focus your energies on creative performance. With 16 touch-sensitive knobs for entering pitch, gate, velocity amounts, and timing shifts per step, and two independent (colour-coded) monophonic step sequencers, each with dedicated displays to show the current playback position and bank length of the currently selected sequence, the new BeatStep Pro will be an excellent add-on for all electronic musicians. Sequences can have up to 64 steps, plus there are 16 sequences per project, and 16 projects, making BeatStep Pro one of the most impressive step sequencers ever made. And it does not stop there, BeatStep Pro is also a drum sequencer, and a controller, enabling to trigger clips in DAWs, play drum sounds from an external module, or adjust parameters in plug-ins. BeatStep Pro will be shipping in Spring 2015 for 249 EUR / $299 US. [source]
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