PreSonus AR8 Studiolive USB 8-Channel Performance and Recording Mixer
Product #36164
SKU SLMAR8
Estimated stock due 7th of December


PreSonus AR8 Studiolive USB 8-Channel Performance and Recording Mixer

Product #36164 | SKU SLMAR8
Estimated stock due 7th of December

Hybrid recording mixer with 2 Mono and 2 Stereo Channels, Stereo Super Channel, 3-Band EQ and inbuilt recording to SD card
Our Price $779.00


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The Presonus StudioLive AR8 USB 8-channel hybrid mixer makes 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.

An 8-channel hybrid performance and recording mixer well suited for a variety of applications including mixing and recording live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts, and more.

The StudioLive AR8 offers recording with or without a computer. Multitrack record and fly in backing tracks with its 24-bit/96 kHz, USB2.0 audio interface or record and playback a stereo mix with the integrated SD digital recorder. Additionally, the mixer features a Super Channel, which allows you to connect four stereo analogue and digital sources at once, enabling the mixer to be used with high-tech devices including smartphones and tablets for wireless Bluetooth streaming. The StudioLive AR8 ships with a power cord, USB cable, Studio One 3 Artist production software, and Capture recording software.

Key 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 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
  • 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 outputs
  • 1 balanced TRS effects output
  • L/R Control Room outputs with level control
  • Headphone output with level control
Signal Processing
  • High-pass filter on every channel
  • 3-band semi-parametric AEQ (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 SDHC formats up to 32 GB
Integrated Software
  • Capture recording software
  • Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite with Maag Audio AEQ 2, SPL Attacker, Arturia instruments and more
  • Includes Studio One 3 Artist software (DAW)
Power
  • Internal power supply
  • Standard IEC power connector
Physical
  • Sturdy metal construction
  • Level knob
  • Rackmount kit included
Computer System Requirements Mac
Mac OS X 10.8.5
Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)

Windows
Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 +platform update, 8.1 x64/x86, 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)
Microphone Preamplifier 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 Analogue 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 kOhms
EIN (+55 dB gain, 150 Ohms input, 20 Hz to 22 kHz, A-wtd): <128 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” / 6.35 mm 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 Analogue 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
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 MOhms
Line Inputs Type: ¼” / 6.35 mm 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 Analogue 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 Analogue Outputs (+4 dBu): 94 dB
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): <0.01%
Input Impedance (Balanced): 10 kOhms
Outputs Type (Main Outputs): XLR male, impedance balanced
Type (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs): ¼” / 6.35 mm 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 to 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): <0.01%
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
Headphone Output Type: ¼” / 6.35 mm TRS female, stereo, unbalanced
Maximum Output Level: 150 mW/channel @ 60 ohms
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range (A-wtd): >103 dB
THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): <0.01%
Crosstalk Input to Output (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -85 dBu
Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -80 dBu
Signal Level LEDs Signal: -50 dBFS (pre-AEQ)
Clip: -3.0 dB before clip (pre- or post-AEQ)
Graphic Equaliser 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 to 20 kHz)
Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)
Recorder 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
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.7 x 12.0 x 12.0" / 94.0 x 304.8 x 304.8 mm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

In The Box

In the Box

  • PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB 8-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer
  • Capture Recording Software
  • Studio One 3 (Artist Production Software)
  • Studio Magic Plug-In Suite (Download)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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In The Box

In the Box

  • PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB 8-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer
  • Capture Recording Software
  • Studio One 3 (Artist Production Software)
  • Studio Magic Plug-In Suite (Download)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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Product:
PreSonus AR8 Studiolive USB 8-Channel Performance and Recording Mixer
Manufacturer:
Presonus
Model:
SLMAR8
SKU:
SLMAR8
RM Product #:
36164