Arturia has announced the MiniFuse series of audio interfaces. Designed as a more affordable alternative to the company’s AudioFuse series, the new MiniFuse 1, MiniFuse 2 and MiniFuse 4 offer USB-C connectivity and versatile features for recording, podcasting, and more.
Arturia MiniFuse audio interfaces
All three new Arturia MiniFuse interfaces are available in black or white. They all offer a USB-C connection and are compatible with macOS and Windows. The free Control Centre app provides access to all settings and firmware updates.
The interfaces run on USB-C bus power. The MiniFuse 4 also offers a connection for an optional DC power supply. Arturia is known for providing a USB hub on its interfaces, and the new MiniFuse series are no exception. The MiniFuse 1 and 2 each have one USB-A port for connecting MIDI controllers or other devices, while the MiniFuse 4 offers two.
Another feature is especially useful for podcasting and streaming: All three MiniFuse interfaces offer a virtual loopback channel, which is great for recording phone calls or gaming audio, for example.
MiniFuse 1, MiniFuse 2 and MiniFuse 4
Now, lets talk about the differences, which lie mainly in the input/output configuration. The MiniFuse 1 offers a single XLR-1/4” combo jack for microphone, instrument or line signals. The MiniFuse 2 has two of these, while the MiniFuse 2 offers two 1/4” line inputs in addition to two XLR-1/4” combo jacks. All MiniFuse interfaces offer phantom power for powering your condenser microphones.
The MiniFuse 1 and MiniFuse 2 each offer two line outputs, while the MiniFuse 4 has four. The top-of-the-line interface also adds a second headphone output, while the two entry-level models only offer one.
The MiniFuse 1 doesn’t offer MIDI. The MiniFuse 2 and MiniFuse 4 each offer MIDI In/Out on traditional 5-pin DIN connectors.
Prices and availability
The Arturia MiniFuse 1 and MiniFuse 2 will be available soon for €99 and €149, respectively. The manufacturer says that the MiniFuse 4 will be released early next year. Its price hasn’t been announced yet.