Presonus

Presonus StudioLive AR8 USB

8-channel hybrid performance and recording mixer

Order Code: SL-AR8
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Our Price: $599.99

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.

As the most compact member of the family, Studiolive AR8 USB can either sit neatly at your workstation, travel with you to a different location - or both.

Connections and controls:
StudioLive AR8 USB has the connections and controls needed to mix and record live, in the studio, and in rehearsal. Each of the two mono channels and two stereo channels include level control; a mic input; three-band EQ; and more. Besides the main outputs, you get a monitor mix output with a dedicate bus for feeding a stage wedge, headphone amp, or in-ear system. Since the StudioLive AR8 USB is also a studio mixer, you also get control-room outputs with level control to feed your studio monitors.

PreSonus says:
StudioLive® AR8 USB 8-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 AR8 USB features:

Channels and Buses
- 8-channel mixer
- 2 mono and 2 stereo channels, each with:
     - Level knob
     - Pan
     - Mute
     - PFL solo
- 1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 7/8)
- 1 monitor bus with PFL solo
- 1 stereo effects bus
- 1 stereo effects return with:
     - Level knob
     - Dedicated monitor sends
     - Effects bypass footswitch jack

Inputs and Outputs
- 2 instrument inputs
- 8 balanced line inputs
- 4 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
- 1 Balanced TRS monitor output
- 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
- 3-band semi-parametric EQ (Channels 1-6)
- Stereo effects processor with 16 presets

Recording Options
- 8x4 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)

Power
- Internal power supply
- Standard IEC power connector

Physical
- Sturdy metal construction
- Rackmount kit optional