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PRESONUS STUDIOLIVE AR8 8-CHANNEL HYBRID DIGITAL/ANALOG PERFORMANCE MIXER

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Description

StudioLive® AR8

8-channel hybrid performance and recording mixer

Built by musicians, for musicians.

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 analogue connexions 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 programme music wirelessly, using onboard Bluetooth® connectivity. Compact and road-ready, StudioLive AR mixers provide a superior all-in-one solution for mixing and recording your performances.

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

HIGHLIGHTS

All of the connections and controls you need.
StudioLive AR8 USB mixers are packed with the connexions and controls needed to mix and record live, in the studio, and in rehearsal. Each of the two mono channels and two stereo channels includes level control; a mic 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. Since the StudioLive AR8 USB is also a studio mixer, you also get control-room outputs with level control to feed your studio monitors.

Plug guitars and basses directly into the 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.

It’s inputs; it’s playback; it’s the Super Channel!
Our unique Super Channel (stereo Channel 7/8) 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!

Record in the studio or at the gig—with or without a computer.
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 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. 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!

Fly in backing tracks and play break music, too!
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 programme music. Use the SD recorder to play up to 32 GB of MP3 and .WAV files for hours of programme 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.

Integrated software makes recording a snap.
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 our award-winning Studio One® Artist DAW (recording and production software); both are included free.

Sweeten with digital effects for a polished, professional-calibre sound.
To get a great mix, you need high-quality effects. The StudioLive AR8 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 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.

A complete solution that’s compact, easy to use, and built for the road.
Compact and built for the road, 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. Check it out now at your favourite PreSonus dealer!

Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite.
This suite of plug-ins adds a wealth of fresh virtual instruments and effects to Studio One. Cherry-picked from the first names in virtual instruments and effects, each plug-in brings a different flavour of practical magic to your songs. These plug-ins aren't gimmicky one-trick ponies — these are real-deal workhorses that you'll rely on for countless mixes.

SPECIFICATIONS

Microphone Preamp
Type: XLR Female, Class A
Maximum Input level (unity gain): Mono Channels: +18 dBu, ±1.0 dB, Stereo Channels: -5 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 Analogue Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/- 1.5 dB
S/N Ratio to Outputs (+4 dBu): 89 dB
THD+N (min. gain, A-wtd): < 0.01%
Input Impedance: 1 kΩ
EIN (+55 dB gain, 150Ω input, 20 Hz-22 kHz, A-wtd): Mono Channels: < 128 dBu, Stereo Channels: <120 dBu
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, +55 dB gain): 65 dB
Phantom Power: +48V, ±3V, Global
Note: 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): +12 dBu ±1.0 dB
Gain Control Range: 50 dB, ±1 dB (Unity to +50 dB)
Frequency Response to Analogue Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-wtd): > 105 dB
Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unwtd): > 108 dB
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): < 0.01%
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): < 0.01%
Input Impedance: > 1 MΩ
Note: 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): Mono Channels: +18 dBu, ±1.0 dB, Stereo Channels: +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB
Gain Control Range: Mono Channels 50 dB, ±1 dB (-30 to +20 dB),​ Stereo Channel 50 dB, ±1 dB (-15 to +25 dB)
Frequency Response to Analogue Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
S/N Ratio to Analogue Outputs (+4 dBu): 82 dB
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): < 0.01%
Input Impedance (Balanced): 10 kΩ
Note: 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 Ω
Headphone Output
Type: ¼” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
Maximum Output Level: 150 mW/channel @ 60 Ω
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: -30 dBFS (pre-EQ)
Clip: -3.0 dB before clip (pre- or post-EQ)

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

Audio Interface
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
Signal-to-Noise (a-weighted): -96 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 (96-320 kbs, 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz)
Sampling Rate (WAV): 44.1 kHz
Bit Depth: Recording: 24-bit, Playback: 16- or 24-bit

Power/Environmental
Connector: IEC
Input Voltage Range: 90 to 240 VAC
Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature: 0˚ to 40˚ Celsius / 32˚ to 104˚ Fahrenheit

Physical
Height: 3.5” (89 mm)
Width (Chassis only): 11” (284 mm)
Depth: 12.3” (313 mm)





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