StudioLive® AR8 USB 8-channel hybrid mixers make it simple to mix and record live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts, and much more. This is a musician’s mixer: lightweight, versatile, feature-rich, and packed with analog connections and digital tools, yet easy to learn and use. 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.
The StudioLive AR8 USB provides a complete solution for mixing and recording, including a flexible array of inputs and outputs. In addition to an XLR mic input with Class A preamp, each of the two mono channels gives you a line input, low-cut filter, mute, pan, and solo with prefader listen. The stereo channels (Channels 3 through 6) provide the same core features but with left and right line inputs and a mic input only on the odd-numbered channel.
As a result, you can plug in mics, keyboards, and much more with the same types of controls found in larger mixing consoles. Phantom power can be enabled globally for use with condenser microphones; simply switch it off if you want to use dynamic mics. All channels feature three-band, semi-parametric EQ, giving you enough tone-shaping precision to make each instrument sound its best in the mix.
This is just part of the StudioLive AR’s assortment of connections; as you’ll discover in a moment, this mixer can accept signals from virtually any audio source!