PreSonus StudioLive AR12 14-Channel USB Hybrid Performance And Recording Mixer - Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
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PreSonus StudioLive AR12 14-Channel USB Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer

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Your Price: $719.00 CDN



Pro-Quality Analog Mixing and Digital Recording in One Device

Compact and built for the road, the StudioLive AR12 USB is an easy-to-use, 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.

StudioLive AR12 USB 14-channel hybrid mixer makes it simple to mix and record live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts, and much more. 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.

All of the connections and controls you need.
StudioLive AR12 USB mixers are packed with the 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 a 60 mm fader for level control; a mic input with one of PreSonus' prized Class A preamps; three-band EQ; and more. Besides the main outputs, you get two monitor mix outputs, each with a dedicate bus, for feeding stage wedges, a headphone amp, or an in-ear system. Since the StudioLive AR12 USB is also a studio mixer, you also get control-room outputs with level control to feed your studio monitors.

Sweeten with digital effects for a polished, professional-caliber sound.
To get a great mix, you need high-quality effects. The StudioLive AR12 USB has you covered with an internal stereo effects processor with 16 presets, including an assortment of room, hall, and plate reverbs; chorus and delay effects; even a preset that emulates an acoustically treated studio room to provide a warmer, more intimate tone. A dedicated effects return, complete with master level fader and dedicated monitor sends, lets you adjust the amount of the effects in your main and monitor mixes. You can even bypass the effects with a footswitch (optional). Its just another way that StudioLive AR mixers enable you to build professional-quality mixes and recordings quickly and easily.


Channels and Buses
• 14-channel mixer
• mono and 4 stereo channels, each with:
60 mm level fader
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)

• Internal power supply
• Standard IEC power connector

• Sturdy metal construction
• 60 mm faders
• Rackmount kit optional
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 3.7" x 16" x 15.4" (95 mm x 402 mm x 391 mm)

Computer system requirements:
Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for use with Capture and Studio One.

Mac OS X 10.8.5
Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)

Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 +platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 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)
The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

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I have owned this for 2 years now and am not disappointed. I do a lot of home recording, DJ work and also play in a 4 piece (2 guitars, vocals, bass, drums) rock band. It has not let me down. For recording I use Logic Pro X and it was a seamless integration. The amount of features packed into this thing at this price can't be beat. When recording you can run multiple headphone mixes and also take advantage of the stereo channels for overheads for drums. The SD card recording is great for last minute jams. Also the bluetooth connectivity is awesome for band practice when someone has something on their phone they want you to hear or really great when DJing and someone has a tune on their phone they want played. Obviously this is not a Neve or a SSD but is capable of professional quality sound in many applications. The mic pre's sound pretty impressive. I have also messed around with Studio One (included DAW software) and it is also amazing value considering it's free! (I use Logic because I am used to it and have a Mac). This is great value for a semi-pro musician, which most of us are.
Posted by Eric on Mar 8, 2018
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