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PreSonus StudioLive AR12 14-Channel Hybrid Digital/Analog Performance Mixer
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StudioLive AR12 USB 14-channel hybrid mixers make it simple to mix and record shows, productions, rehearsals, podcasts and more. It is lightweight, v...Click To Read More About This Product
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Small footprint tabletop mixer with streaming and recording capacity.
StudioLive AR12 USB 14-channel hybrid mixers make it simple to mix and record shows, productions, rehearsals, podcasts and more. It is lightweight, versatile, and loaded with analog connections and digital tools, yet it is easy to learn and use.
How it sounds
Just because you don’t need a lot of channels doesn’t mean you don’t need them all to sound great. PreSonus’ famous Class A preamps are the envy of the industry, and the AR8 three-band EQ is famously sweet and musical. Plus, the StudioLive AR12 USB features an internal stereo effects processor with 16 presets, including room, hall, and plate reverbs, chorus and delay effects. All respond beautifully to the 60 mm channel faders. There are two important aspects of a mixer: what it does and how it sounds, and this mixer sounds good.
What it does
With the AR12 you can create multitrack recordings and fly in backing tracks with a 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB 2.0 digital audio interface. You can record and playback in stereo with the integrated SD™ digital recorder. You can stream program music wirelessly, using onboard Bluetooth. With the AR12, you can.
All of the connections and controls you need
StudioLive AR12 USB mixers feature connections and controls needed to mix and record live, in the studio, and in rehearsal. Each of the four mono channels and four stereo channels includes level control, a mic input, three-band EQ and more. Apart from the main outputs, you get a monitor mix output with a bus for monitoring. You also get control-room outputs with level control to feed studio monitors.
The Super Channel allows you to connect four stereo sources at once so you can 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 AR12 and instantly have wireless access to your music library for break music or backing tracks.
Record in the studio or at the gig—with or without a computer
StudioLive AR mixers offer two ways to record. Connect a StudioLive AR12 USB mixer to your computer via USB 2.0 and you have an 8x4 multi-track digital recorder ready to capture all input channels plus the main mix to a Mac or Windows PC with 24-bit/96 kHz quality. Or, an onboard stereo SD recorder lets you record the main mix.
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 the Studio One Artist DAW; both are included.
A complete solution that’s compact, easy to use, and built for the road
The StudioLive AR12 USB is an, 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.
- Number of channels:14
- Busses/groups:L, R
- Aux sends:1/4" TRS-F
- Total inputs:14
- Mic preamps:8
- XLR/TRS combo jacks:0
- XLR only jacks:8
- 1/4" only jacks:12
- TRS only jacks: 1 x 3.5 mm
- ADAT/optical in:No
- RCA in:Stereo pair
- AES/EBU: Yes
- Total main outputs: 2 x XLR
- RCA (unpowered)No
- 1/4” out:2 x 1/4" TRS
- ADAT/optical out:0
- AES / EBU:0
- Other Connectivity
- MIDI I/O:No
- Headphone output(s):1
- Onboard effects
- Type:Shelving, swept mid
- EQ bands:4
- Master graphic:No
- Fader type:60 mm
- Motorized faders:No
- Bundled software: Yes
Highly capable mixer for studio and live. Order soon.
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Comments about PreSonus StudioLive AR12 14-Channel Hybrid Digital/Analog Performance Mixer:
I was quite surprised to find that the board doesn't allow for EQ to be sent to each channels ADC. And the mic preamps are dull sounding. I had to hook up a Mackie board to run the mic's into it and then into the line inputs on the PreSonus.
The only way you can EQ a track is to take a mixdown from the main output.
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