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Presonus StudioLive AR16c USB Audio Interface

StudioLive AR16c USB-C Compatible 18-Channel Audio Interface, Analog Mixer, and Stereo SD Recorder.

 
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Don't let the classic analog mixer design fool you—the StudioLive AR16c was built to record. With a pristine analog front-end, 12 high-gain XMAX mic preamps, and an 18x4 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB-C compatible USB 2.0 audio interface, its hybrid design makes it simple to record studio productions and mix live shows from a single intuitive console. Add in a musical 3-band analog EQ, mic/line boost for low-level vintage synths and broadcast microphones, all-new digital effects with rich reverbs and lush delays, Bluetooth connectivity, and a stereo SD recorder... and you have a mixing and recording powerhouse that fulfills the needs of both modern musicians and content creators.

A Full-Featured Audio Interface
The StudioLive AR16c audio interface operates at up to 96 kHz for high-definition mixing and recording. Record each of the 16 inputs, plus the main mix for even more flexible recording options. Play back up to four streams for monitoring previously recorded tracks—plus a click. Twelve lauded XMAX mic preamps provide all the gain you need to capture even the most subtle details without adding any extra noise. The analog mixer front-end makes connecting your gear to your computer intuitive, and creating monitor mixes is quick and easy. With a USB-C compatible connection, your StudioLive AR16c is ready to use as an audio interface for nearly any computer.

The Channel That Does it All
The unique Super Channel can handle four stereo sources at once and makes it easy to integrate consumer devices into your studio workflow. Connect a turntable to the RCA inputs, use the ⅛-inch stereo input to plug-in your smartphone, or forget the cable and connect it via Bluetooth wireless technology. You can also toggle between a stereo playback stream from your computer and playback from the onboard SD recorder, making rehearsal a snap.

A Complete Recording Solution for Studio and Stage
The StudioLive AR16c audio interface and analog mixer is tightly integrated with state-of-the-art recording software to help you realize your creative vision. Record multitrack live performances with one click thanks to Presonus' Capture live-recording software. Create complete studio productions with Presonus's award-winning Studio One Artist DAW. With two professional recording applications included with your StudioLive AR16c, you're ready to record right out of the box.

Stereo Recording Without a Computer
Imagine you're rehearsing with your band and want to record your session to analyze later. Or perhaps you're in the middle of a songwriting session and want to capture your ideas as quickly as they come to you. Either way, the StudioLive AR16c's stereo SD recorder has you covered. Insert any SD/SDHC card and you're ready to record your main mix to listen to later, so you'll never forget a great song idea or an amazing guitar solo. Doing mobile interviews for your podcast? Leave the computer at home and record straight to SD.

Features:

  • 18x4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 (over USB-C connection) 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
  • 18-channel analog mixer with:
  • 12 balanced microphone inputs with XMAX mic preamps including:
  • 2 instrument/line inputs
  • 6 balanced mono line inputs
  • 4 pairs of balanced stereo line inputs
  • 2 insert points (channels 1 and 2)
  • Stereo Super Channel (Ch. 17/18) with Bluetooth 5.0 input, RCA inputs, 1/8-inch stereo input, and switchable SD/USB stereo playback
  • 8 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with level knob, pan, mute, PFL solo, highpass filter, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ
  • Stereo effects processor with 16 presets, dedicated send and return, and bypass footswitch jack
  • 2 monitor buses with dedicated channel sends, AFL solo, and balanced TRS output
  • Mic/line boost for low-level input sources and consumer devices
  • XLR Main outputs
  • L/R Control Room outputs and headphone output with dedicated level controls
  • Global +48V phantom power
  • Complete recording solution: Includes Capture live-recording software and Studio One Artist DAW for Mac and Windows
  • Internal power supply
  • Rackmount kit included, optional carrying backpack available

Get your Presonus StudioLive AR16c USB Audio Interface today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • USB Audio Interface
  • Capture Software
  • Studio One Software
  • Rackmount Kit

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Interface Type USB
Mic Preamps 8
Built-in DSP No
Analog Inputs 12 x XLR (Mic/Line), 12 x 1/4" (Mic/Line), 2 x RCA (L/R)
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR (Main), 2 x 1/4 (L/R Main Output)
Headphone Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Wordclock No
Bus Powered Yes
MIDI I/O No
Ethernet Cat5 No
Phantom Power Yes
Mac OS Requirements macOS 10.11 or higher (64-bit only) Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
PC OS Requirements Windows 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64 Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
Dimensions 3.5 x 15 x 15.6 inches (HxWxD)
Weight 11.9 lbs
Series StudioLive
Model SLMAR12C
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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