PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB Analog Mixer with 2 20ft XLR Cables

PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB Analog Mixer with 2 20ft XLR Cables

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PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB is 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 mixer is packed with analog connections and digital tools that are powerful, yet easy to learn and use. The mixer features Class-A preamps and 3-band EQ.

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 analog 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.


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
8×4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 audio recording interface
Record every channel plus the main mix
2×2 SD recorder
Supports SD and SDHD formats up to 32 GB

Integrated Software
Capture recording software
Studio One 3 Artist recording and production software (DAW)

Internal power supply
Standard IEC power connector

Sturdy metal construction
Rackmount kit optional


Type: Analog/Digital Hybrid

Channels: 8

Inputs – Mic Preamps: 4 x XLR

Phantom Power: Yes

Inputs – Line: 2 x 1/4″ (line/instrument), 4 x 1/4″ (2 stereo channels)

Inputs – Other: 2 x RCA (stereo pair), 1 x 1/8″ (stereo)

Outputs – Digital: USB Type B

Outputs – Main: 2 x XLR

Outputs – Other: 2 x 1/4″ (control room)

Aux Sends: 1 x 1/4″ (FX send), 1 x 1/4″ (monitor send)

Data I/O: SD Card slot, Bluetooth 4.1

USB: 1 x Type B

Bluetooth: Yes

Computer Connectivity: USB

Headphones: 1 x 1/4″

EQ Bands:3-band EQ

Effects: Reverb, Echo, Delay

Transport Controls: Yes

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