PreSonus’ new StudioLive ARc series combines a multi-channel 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB-C compatible, USB 2.0 audio interface with an analog mixer front-end, to create a hybrid design that simplifies recording and mixing using a single intuitive console. Featuring newly designed high-headroom analog circuits, along with the company’s high-gain XMAX Class A mic preamps, StudioLive ARc audio interface mixers fulfill the needs of both modern musicians and content creators.
Three models are available:
- The StudioLive AR8c offers four mic preamps and six balanced line inputs for 8×4 recording/playback.
- The StudioLive AR12c has eight mic preamps and 12 balanced line inputs for 14×4 recording/playback.
- The StudioLive AR16c delivers 12 mic preamps and 16 balanced line inputs for 18×4 recording/playback.
All models support recording every channel plus the main mix over USB and feature a musical, three-band analog EQ on every channel, mic/line boost for low-level vintage synths, broadcast microphones and consumer electronics and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The onboard stereo SD recorder is great for recording a rehearsal or a mobile podcast interview or quickly capturing songwriting ideas. An all-new digital effects processor with 16 presets supplies rich reverbs, lush delays and fat chorusing and includes a dedicated send and return, as well as a bypass footswitch jack (footswitch optional).
All StudioLive ARc series mixers have PreSonus’ unique Super Channel, which can handle four stereo analog and digital sources at once. The Super Channel combines wireless stereo Bluetooth 5.0 input, stereo input from the onboard SD recorder or from a USB-connected Mac or Windows PC and RCA and 1/8-inch stereo inputs.
The new mixers come with a recording software suite for Mac and Windows and StudioLive AR8c is $499.95, StudioLive AR12c is $599.95 and StudioLive AR16c is $699.95. Go here for details.