ARTURIA Minifuse 1 and 2
The Arturia Minifuse interface is plug and play. Make sure that the USB cable is inserted into the laptop port at the back of the Minifuse and into your laptop and you're good to go.
However, for the first time only, some laptops will require you to download the Minifuse Control Center and open it to make the interface work. This is a one-off step - You won't need to open this software anymore to use the interface. Select "Only install MiniFuse Control Center & drivers" if you don't have an account. Download it here.
Recording Lite and Arturia Minifuse FAQs:
How do I connect the MIDI keyboard?
Connect the MiniLab MkII keyboard to your computer, or to the interface to use via your phone.
How many headphone jacks are there?
There's one input on the Minifuse 1 — these are for the headphones in the booth.
How do I power the MIDI keyboard and the interface?
The MIDI keyboard and interface are powered by USB connection, so all you have to do is connect a USB cable from the MiniLab MkII keyboard to your computer OR to the interface when using a phone.
My laptop is alerting me that the devices are drawing too much power.
Simply unplug the MIDI Keyboard USB cable from the back of the interface and plug in again.
Do I have to install a driver in a Recording Lite?
No. The driver will be automatically installed when you connect MiniLab MkII or the Minifuse to your computer. Some laptops though, will require the Minifuse Control Center software before using this interface for the first time.
Can I use a Recording Lite room without a laptop?
If you're looking to connect your mobile phone or device (Android phone, Apple iPhone or iPad) to the Arturia Minifuse interface in a Recording Lite room, please bear in mind you will only be able to do it under specific circumstances and only via extra equipment brought by yourself (more info below).
Apple: If you'd like to connect your iPhone/iPad to the Minifuse interface, first you will need to bring an Apple Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter + a USB C phone charger to the session.
Connect your iPhone/iPad to the Lightning end on the Apple adapter and plug the Minifuse USB A-C cable into the USB A port on the Apple adapter (the USB C end goes into the Minifuse laptop port) - this will transfer data from your device into the interface and viceversa.
Connect the USB C phone charger into the USB C port of the Apple adapter and into the power sockets - this will keep your device in charge the whole time.
If you need to use the MIDI keyboard, you can plug it to the USB A HUB port at the back of the interface.
Open up your recording software on your device (eg. Garageband) and your device should recognise the interface and keyboard automatically, so you're ready to record. More information can be found in this video.
Android: to record via your Android phone or tablet, the process is basically the same as above, however charging isn't guaranteed as Android devices do not all work the same way - you will need to research and test to find out which adaptor works best for you. Here's a solution we think it may work with most phones/tablets, despite we do not take any responsibility if this isn't the case for you.
You will need an Apple USB C Digital AV Multiport Adapter and a USB C phone charger.
Connect your device via USB C to the USB C end of the Apple adapter; plug the Minifuse USB A cable we provide into the USB A port of the Apple adapter (the USB C port will connect to the laptop port on the Minifuse) - these will transfer data between your device and the Minifuse audio interface.
To charge your device, connect the USB phone charger your brought into the wall power sockets and into the USB C port on the Apple adaptor.
As shown previously, if you need the MIDI keyboard, it should be plugged into the USB A Hub port on the Minifuse.
Now, open up your recording software on your device (eg. N-Track) and it should recognise the interface automatically, so you're ready to record.
- Minifuse Control Center
- MiniLab MkII Midi Keyboard manual
- Minifuse-1 Interface manual
- More resources — how-to videos