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StudioLive AR8 USB mixers 8-channel Hybrid Performance & Recording Mixer

The STUDIOLIVE AR Hybrid series have a heap of features with the connections and controls required for a number of music applications 

This product now includes Studio Magic. This is a collection of plug-ins that gives an extended benifit in sonic functionality to any DAW, including Studio One. These have benn chosen from the from the leading names in virtual instruments and effects, with each selection chosen for its application and enhancement it can give to your compositions and songs 

  • Mixing your instruments vocals or music 
  • Record live,onto a computer 
  • Record Multitrack as in the studio, 
  • Mix for rehearsal 
  • Playback for Band or Karaoke via USB or BLUETOOTH 

Each of the two mono channels and two stereo channels includes level control; a microphone input with one of PreSonus’ prized Class A preamps; 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. The other bonus is that the StudioLive AR8 USB is also a studio mixer, you also get control-room outputs with level control to feed your studio monitors.two applications already for this mixer 

Most mixers make you route acoustic and electric guitars and basses through external direct boxes before connecting to a mixer input. But with StudioLive AR mixers, Channels 1 and 2 have high-impedance instrument inputs, so you can plug a guitar or electric bass straight into the board—no direct box needed.

There is a unique Super Channel (stereo Channel 7/8) allows you to connect four stereo analog and digital sources at once, enabling you to use the mixer with your high-tech devices. Plug a media player into the Super Channel’s unbalanced RCA and 1/8-inch stereo inputs, play stereo audio from the onboard SD™ RECORDER  or from your USB-connected Mac® or Windows® PC. 

This Mixer has a first in that is has  BLUETOOTH WIRELESS  4.1 to pair your phone to your StudioLive AR mixer and instantly have wireless access to your music library for break music, backing tracks, or ear-training. Have a song you want the rest of the band to learn? Pair your phone and start rehearsing!.Great for KARAOKE or ONE MAN BAND 

THe Presonus ARB8 USB Mixer can also record in a few ways whether is for personal or in rehearsal situation. So StudioLive AR mixers offer two different ways to record. Connect a StudioLive AR8 USB mixer to your computer via USB 2.0, and you have an 8x4 multitrack digital recorder, ready to capture ALL input channels plus the main mix to a Mac or Windows PC with professional, 24-bit/96 kHz quality. The INBUILT  stereo SD RECORDER allows you to record the main mix without a computer—A simple push of a button called Record and go. Recording can’t get much easier than this!

Both the integrated USB recording interface and the SD recorder have multiple uses beyond simply recording. With just a few backing tracks, your small band can sound like a much larger act, so we enabled the USB interface to play back two stereo streams through the mixer—great for backing tracks, click tracks, or program music. Use the SD recorder to play up to 32 GB of MP3 and .WAV files for hours of program music or backing tracks without needing a computer. And don’t forget the Bluetooth feature in the Super Channel, which lets you play break music straight from your smartphone. With several ways to get the job done, you can work the way you want to.

PreSonus StudioLive AR mixers offer a total solution by integrating software for various applications Record with PreSonus’ Capture™ live-recording software, then edit in Presonus award-winning Studio One® Artist DAW (recording and production software); both are included free.

The StudioLive AR8 USB has you covered for post production or pre production inciting an internal stereo effects processor with 16 presets, including an assortment of room, hall, and plate reverbs; chorus and delay effects; even a preset that emulates an acoustically treated studio room to provide a warmer, more intimate tone. A dedicated effects return, complete with master level fader and dedicated monitor send, lets you adjust the amount of the effects in your main and monitor mixes. You can even bypass the effects with a footswitch (optional). It’s just another way that StudioLive AR mixers enable you to build professional-quality mixes and recordings quickly and easily.

its a small compact and well built mixer and the StudioLive AR8 USB is an easy-to-use, all-in-one solution for audio mixing and recording. With a wide variety of connections, two ways to record, and a simple, elegant mixing surface, it will quickly become the heart of your live and studio sound systems. 

Product Features 

  • 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 


Computer system requirements 
Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for use with Capture™ and Studio One®.

• Mac® OS X 10.8.5
• Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)

• Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 +platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86, 
• Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 or faster recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems 
• 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
• 30 GB hard-drive space (Studio One)
• Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
• Monitor with 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)

The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One®. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio signals.

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.??

Technical Specifications 

Microphone Preamp 
• Type: XLR Female, Class A
• Maximum Input level (unity gain): +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB
• Gain Control Range: Mono Channels: 50 dB, ±1 dB (Unity to +50 dB), Stereo Channels: 40 dB, ± 1 dB (+5 to +45 dB
• Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
• Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/- 1.5 dB
• S/N Ratio to Outputs (+4 dBu): 94 dB
• THD+N (min. gain, A-wtd): < 0.01%
• Input Impedance: 1 kO
• EIN (+55 dB gain, 150O input, 20 Hz-22 kHz, A-wtd): < 128 dBu
• Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, +55 dB gain): 65 dB
• Phantom Power: +48V, ±3V, Global

All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp

Instrument Inputs 
• Type: ¼” TS Female, Unbalanced, Hi-Z
• Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): +22 dBu ±1.0 dB
• Gain Control Range: 50 dB, ±1 dB (Unity to +50 dB)
• Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
• Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
• Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-wtd): > 105 dB dB
• Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unwtd): > 100 dB
• THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): < 0.01%
• THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): < 0.01%
• Input Impedance: > 1 MO

All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp

Line Inputs 
• Type: ¼” TRS Female, Balanced
• Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB
• Gain Control Range: Mono Channels 50 dB, ±1 dB (-20 to +30 dB),? Stereo Channel 50 dB, ±1 dB (-15 to +25 dB)
• Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
• Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 10 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
• S/N Ratio to Analog Outputs (+4 dBu): 94 dB
• THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): < 0.01%
• Input Impedance (Balanced): 10 kO

All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp

Main, Control Room, Monitor, and FX Outputs 
• Type (Main Outputs): XLR Male, Impedance Balanced
• Type (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs): ¼” TRS Female, Balanced
• Rated Output Level (Main Outputs): +24 dBu, ±1.0 dB
• Rated Outputs Level (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs): +18 dBu
• Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
• Dynamic Range (A-wtd): > 108 dB
• THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz - 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): < 0.01%
• Output Impedance: 100 O

Headphone Output 
• Type: ¼” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
• Maximum Output Level: 150 mW/channel @ 60 O
• Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
• Dynamic Range (A-wtd): > 103 dB
• THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz - 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): < 0.01%

System Crosstalk 
• Input to Output (Ref = +4dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -85 dBu
• Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -80 dBu

Signal Level LED 
• Signal: -50 dBFS (pre-EQ)
• Clip: -3.0 dB before clip (pre- or post-EQ)

Graphic EQ 
• Low Cut: 100 Hz, -18 dB/Octave
• High Shelving: ±15 dB @ 12 kHz
• Mid Peaking: ±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz
• Mid-Band Q: Fixed, 0.55
• Low Shelving: ±15 dB @ 80 Hz

Digital Audio 
• Host Interface: USB 2.0
• ADC Dynamic Range (Component): 114 dB
• ADC Dynamic Range (Measured: A-wtd, 48 kHz): 105 dB
• DAC Dynamic Range (Component): 114 dB
• DAC Dynamic Range (Measured: A-wtd, 48 kHz): 105 dB
• Bit Depth: 24 bits
• Internally Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
• Jitter: < 80 ps RMS (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
• Jitter Attenuation: > 60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)

SD™ Recorder 
• Supported Media Format: FAT16 formatted SD™ card, FAT32 formatted SDHC™ card
• Media Storage Capacity: SD card: 2 GB; SDHC card: 32 GB
• Recording File Format: Stereo WAV
• Playback File Formats: Stereo WAV, MP3
• Sampling Rate (WAV): 44.1 kHz
• Bit Depth (Recorded WAV): 24 bits

• Connector: IEC

• Height: 3.7” (95 mm)
• Width: 12” (305 mm)
• Depth: 12” (305 mm)

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 Presonus StudioLive AR8 USB

Model # AR8
Barcode # 673454004292
Brand PreSonus
Artist / Author Presonus
Shipping Weight 6.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.300m
Shipping Height 0.300m
Shipping Length 0.090m
Type hybrid Mixer

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