PreSonus StudioLive AR12 USB Mixer

PreSonus StudioLive AR12
Manufacturer: PresonusSku: AR12
Price: NZ$1,149.00
SoundStore Price: NZ$975.00
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Delivery: $10 per order
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PreSonus StudioLive AR12 USB 14-Channel Hybrid Live and Recording Mixer

The StudioLive AR12 USB from PreSonus is an 8 mic input 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 AR12 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 AR12 ships with a power cord, USB cable, Studio One 3 Artist production software, and Capture recording software.

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.

Super Channel
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.

Studio Magic Plug-in Suite Included

Both new and existing registered owners of any currently available PreSonus audio interface or mixer are receiving a free bonus: the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for Mac and Windows. The software bundle includes seven popular plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats. Currently eligible interfaces and mixers include the PreSonus AudioBox USB, AudioBox i-series, and Studio-series interfaces and StudioLive Series III, StudioLive AR USB, and StudioLive RML-series mixers. The software will be automatically added to registered users’ online MyPreSonus accounts and can be downloaded at any time—even if they bought the eligible PreSonus interface or mixer years ago. The suite includes: SPL Attacker, Maag Audio EQ2, Lexicon MPX-i Reverb, Eventide H910, Eventide 2016 Stereo Room, Brainworx bx Opto Compressor and Arturia's Analog Lab Lite.

Channels and Buses
    14-channel mixer
    4 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with:
        60 mm level fader
        Pan
        Mute
        PFL solo
    1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 13/14)
    2 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
    12 balanced line inputs
    2 unbalanced inserts
    8 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
    2 balanced TRS monitor outputs
    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
    Mono channels: 3-band semi-parametric EQ with sweepable mid-band
    Stereo channels: 3-band semi-parametric EQ
    Stereo effects processor with 16 presets

Recording Options
    14x4 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
    Studio One ® 3 Artist recording and production software (DAW)
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