Presonus StudioLive AR16 USB

18-channel hybrid performance and recording mixer

Order Code: SL-AR16
Our Price: $1,099.00

The StudioLive AR series by Presonus strikes a great balance between 'live performance' features, 'studio recording' facilities, and a clever little 'bit of both' for recording on the go.

The versatile Studiolive AR18 USB can either sit neatly at your workstation, travel with you to a different location - or both.

Connections and controls:
StudioLive AR16 USB has the connections and controls needed to mix and record live, in the studio, and in rehearsal. Each of the eight mono channels and four stereo channels includes a 60 mm fader for level control; a mic input; three-band EQ; and more. Besides the main outputs, you get two monitor mix outputs, each with a dedicate bus, for feeding stage wedges, a headphone amp, or an in-ear system. Since the StudioLive AR16 USB is also a studio mixer, you also get control-room outputs with level control to feed your studio monitors.

PreSonus says:
StudioLive® AR16 USB 18-channel hybrid mixers make it simple to mix and record live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts, and much more. Mix with PreSonus’® famous Class A preamps and three-band EQ. Create multitrack recordings and fly in backing tracks with a 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB 2.0 digital audio interface. Record and playback in stereo with the integrated SD™ digital recorder. Stream program music wirelessly, using onboard Bluetooth®. Compact and road-ready, StudioLive AR mixers provide a superior all-in-one solution for mixing and recording your performances.

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StudioLive AR16 USB features:

Channels and Buses
- 18-channel mixer
- 8 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with:
     - 60mm level fader
     - Pan
     - Mute
     - PFL solo
- 1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 17/18)
- 2 monitor buses with PFL solo
- 1 stereo effects bus
- 1 stereo effects return with:
     - 60mm master fader
     - Dedicated monitor sends
     - Effects bypass footswitch jack

Inputs and Outputs
- 2 instrument inputs
- 16 balanced line inputs
- 2 unbalanced inserts
- 12 balanced mic inputs with:
     - Class A microphone preamp
     - Global 48V phantom power
- Stereo Super Channel with:
     - Stereo RCA inputs
     - 1/8-inch stereo input
     - Switchable SD™/USB stereo playback
     - Bluetooth 4.1 input
- L/R XLR main outputs
- 2 Balanced TRS monitor outputs
- 1 Balanced TRS effects output
- L/R Control Room outputs with level control
- Headphone output with level control

Signal Processing
- Highpass filter on every channel
- Mono channels: 3-band semi-parametric EQ with sweepable mid-band
- Stereo channels: 3-band semi-parametric EQ
- Stereo effects processor with 16 presets

Recording Options
- 18x4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 audio recording interface
     -Record every channel plus the main mix
- 2x2 SD recorder
     - Record main mix
     - Supports SD™ and SDHD™ formats up to 32 GB

Integrated Software
- Capture™ recording software
- Studio One ® 3 Artist recording and production software (DAW)

- Internal power supply
- Standard IEC power connector

- Sturdy metal construction
- 60mm faders
- Rackmount kit included