The Arturia AudioFuse 8Pre is a dual-mode interface and ADAT expander which boasts 8 channels of premium analog audio, rock-solid sync, USB-C, and optical connectivity. With our award-winning lineage of pristine analog quality, AudioFuse 8Pre is destined to become the expander of choice in studios and creative spaces around the world.


Peerless quality

When you’re putting your heart and soul into your music and productions, you need to know your audio is in safe hands.

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. The superb quality doesn’t stop there, AudioFuse 8Pre also features the best A/D converters available.


The best of both

If you’re a recording professional you know that no two days are the same. You need gear that gives you the versatility you need to be prepared for the unexpected.

AudioFuse 8Pre can fulfill 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-expandable 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 for 16 superb preamps. AudioFuse 8Pre does it all.


Smart design

Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most. You need your gear to complement and enhance the way you work, and that’s the driving force behind AudioFuse 8Pre.

AudioFuse 8Pre is 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.

We’ve spent years working together with studios, producers, and musicians at all levels to minimize the “pain points” other interfaces give you on a daily basis. AudioFuse 8Pre is the result.


AudioFuse Creative Suite

AudioFuse 8Pre 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.

Analog Lab Lite

600+ amazing synth and keyboard sounds from our award-winning V Collection. A mini museum of legendary sounds to explore.

ARTURIA AudioFuse 8Pre: 8 Channel Audio Interface


 Line Inputs

• Input impedance: 20kΩ (symmetric), 10kΩ (asymmetric)

• Maximum input level: +24dBu

• Gain range: from -15dB to 36dB

• Pad mode: -20dB

• Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz: < +/- 0,08 dB

• Dynamic range: 117dB (A-weighted)

• THD+N: -106dB (A-weighted)

 Instrument Input

• Input impedance: 1.1MΩ asymmetric

• Maximum input level: +18dBu

• Gain range: from -15dB to 36dB

• Pad mode: -20dB

• Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz: < +/- 0,08 dB

• Dynamic range: 117dB (A-weighted)

• THD+N: -104dB (A-weighted)

 Line Out

• Input impedance: 20kΩ (symmetric), 10kΩ (asymmetric)

• Maximum input level: +24dBu

• Pad mode: -20dB

• Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz: < +/- 0,08 dB

• Dynamic range: 115dB (A-weighted)

• THD+N: -104dB (A-weighted)

 Microphone Preamps

• Input impedance: 3.4kΩ

• Maximum input level: +11dBu

• Gain range: from 3dB to 76dB

• Boost mode : +10dB ; Pad mode : -20dB

• Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz: < +/- 0,08 dB

• Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -129.5dBu typical (un-weighted)

• THD+N: -104dB (A-weighted)


• Output impedance: 120Ω

• Input impedance: 20kΩ balanced and 10kΩ un-balanced

• Dynamic range: 119dB (A-weighted)

• Maximum output level: +18dBu

• Maximum Input level: +18dBu

• THD+N: -104dB (A-weighted)


• Output impedance: 120Ω

• Maximum output level: +24dBu

• Dynamic range: 119dB (A-weighted)

• THD+N: -104dB (A-weighted)


• designed for phones impedance from 16 Ohms to 600 Ohms

• Output impedance: 33Ω

• Maximum output level: +10dBu

• Dynamic range: 102dB (A-weighted)

• THD+N: -87dB (A-weighted)

Platform specifications

  • : Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; Intel i5 CPU or faster. 
    OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • : 10.8+: 4 GB RAM; Intel i5 CPU or faster. 
    1GB free hard disk space
    OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Box contents

  • 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)

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