Novation announces Audiohub 2x4 audio interface and USB hub

Hooking up gear via USB is usually a pretty painless process, unless you happen to have run out of ports. So, Novation has now come up with a handy-looking box known as the Audiohub 2z4, which puts an audio interface and USB hub into one aluminium box.

This 24-bit/96kHz-capable device has two audio inputs and four "loud" outputs, while the hub delivers three USB 2.0 ports. The device can be bus-powered, though you'll need a power supply if you want to bus-power your USB devices. It can connect to the iPad via a Camera Connection Kit, so could be useful if you want to connect multiple music-making peripherals and supply power to them, lightening the load placed on your tablet's battery.

You can find out more and check out some examples of how you might use the Audiohub 2x4 on the Novation website. It'll be available in October for around £160/$200.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.