Designed by musicians, for musicians
The 18 channel StudioLive® AR16 USB hybrid mixer makes it super easy to record and mix live shows, studio productions, rehearsals, podcasts. The StudioLive® AR16 is the ultimate musician mixer: lightweight, handy, full-featured, with lots of analog and digital connections, yet simple to use. Mix with Presonus’ world-renowned Class A preamps and 3-band EQs. Get multi-track recording with 24-bit 96 kHz, USB 2.0 interface. Record or playback in stereo with the built-in SD card recording facility. Send music wirelessly with onboard Bluetooth®. Compact and durable, StudioLive® AR series mixers offer you a complete solution for mixing and recording your performances.
All the links and controls you need
StudioLive AR16 USB mixers have all the controls and connections to let you mix and record live, in the studio or during rehearsal. They have 60mm faders on 8 mono and 4 stereo channels with level control adjustment, microphone gain adjustment, three band EQ and more. Next to the main output, there are 2 monitor mix outputs that can be directed to a headphone amp or stage. The StudioLive AR8 USB is also a studio mixer, so it has a level-controlled control-room output to drive your listening monitors.
Connect your guitars and basses directly
Many mixers require you to run your acoustic and electric guitars through a DI box before entering the mixer, but StudioLive AR series mixers have high-impedance instrument inputs on channels 1 and 2 so you can input your guitars directly into the mixer.
The unique Super Channel (stereo channel 17/18) allows you to connect up to four analog and digital sources simultaneously. You can connect the output of your media player to the unbalanced RCA and 1/8″ stereo inputs, play stereo from your computer connected via the internal SD recorder or USB. You can even pair your phone with the built-in Blutooth 4.1 feature and play your entire music library over StudioLive AR.
Recording in the studio or on stage, with and without computer
Of course you want to record your performances, studio projects or podcasts. StudioLive AR series mixers offer you two different recording possibilities. The first is multi-channel recording of all input channels and your main mix channel with 24-bit 96 kHz resolution via the 18×4 multi-channel StudioLive AR audio interface, which you can obtain via the computer you connect via USB. is to record the output. All you have to do is press the “record” button on the mixer.
Playing backing tracks is now easy
Both the integrated USB sound card interface and the SD recorder have functions other than just the recording function. With just a couple of backing tracks, your performance can be heard much more vividly and broadly. That’s why we designed the integrated USB sound card to play two stereo channels. The SD recording interface can play any 32GB MP3 or wav file. Of course, let’s not forget the Bluetooth interface on the mixer, you have the opportunity to play every track on your phone via bluetooth.
Registration is now very easy with integrated software
PreSonus StudioLive AR mixers are tightly integrated with unique software to help realize your creative vision. You can record with Presonus’ “Capture” live performance recording software and edit and mix as you wish with the award-winning Studio One® Artist software. Both programs are provided free of charge with the mixer.
A final touch for professional results
High quality effects are needed for a good mix. StudioLive AR16 has a professional effects processor with 16 presets. Room, hall and plate reverbs, chorus, delay effects, and presets that mimic an acoustically arranged studio room offer the user a warmer and more lively sound. A detached effect return, master loveWith the fader and dedicated monitor send button, you can control the amount of effect in your main and monitor mixes. You can disable the effects with optional footswitch.
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