PRESONUS STUDIO LIVE AR16 USB 16-CHANNEL HYBRID MIXER
$1,294.11 inc GST
AR16 USB 18-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 analogue 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.
StudioLive AR16 USB mixers are packed with 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 with one of PreSonus’ prized
Class A preamps; 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.
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.
PreSonus’ unique Super Channel (stereo Channel 17/18) allows you to connect four stereo analogue 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. Use onboard Bluetooth 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!
Naturally, you want to record your gigs, as well as producing studio projects, podcasts, and so on. It’s smart to record your rehearsals,
too. So StudioLive AR mixers offer two different ways to record. Connect a StudioLive AR16 USB mixer to your computer via USB 2.0, and you have a
18×4 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. An onboard stereo SD recorder lets you record the main mix without a computer—just hit 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 are tightly integrated with state-of-the-art recording software to help you achieve your creative vision. Record with PreSonus’ Capture™ live-recording software, then edit in their award-winning Studio One® Artist DAW (recording and production software); both are included free.
To get a great mix, you need high-quality effects. The StudioLive AR16 USB has you covered with 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 sends, 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.
Compact and built for the road, the StudioLive AR16 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. Check it out now at your favorite PreSonus dealer!
Channels and Buses
8 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with:
60 mm level fader
1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 17/18)
2 monitor buses with PFL solo
1 stereo effects bus
1 stereo effects return with:
60 mm 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
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
18×4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 audio recording interface
Record every channel plus the Main Mix
2×2 SD recorder
Record main mix
Supports SD™ and SDHC™ formats up to 32 GB
Capture™ recording software
Studio One ® 3 Artist recording and production software (DAW)
Internal power supply
Standard IEC power connector
Sturdy metal construction
60 mm faders
Rackmount kit included
|Dimensions||60 × 50 × 15 cm|
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