Is Arturia making an entry into the crowded market of audio interfaces? The progression might make more sense than it initially seems. Having started with Storm, a complete virtual studio within one program, they progressed to making what many think are the best software emulations of vintage analog synthesizers on the market. The Origin hardware DSP synth came next, followed by real analog hardware synths such as the MiniBrute and MicroBrute--both of which are runaway hits. Next on our review docket is their KeyLab 88 MIDI controller; we were impressed with its feel when we recently visited them in France.
If their first audio interface sounds great and puts the new and uniquely French twist on the paradigm that their other products are known for, there just might be a new player in this game. We'll let you know as we find out more.