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PreSonus StudioLive AR16c: 16-Channel USB-C Compatible Audio Interface/Analog Mixer/Stereo SD Recorder

 
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Audio recording made easy.Don't let the classic analog mixer design fool you - the StudioLive® AR12c was built to record. With a pristine analog front-end, eight high-gain XMAX mic preamps, and a 14x4 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB-C compatible USB 2.0 audio interface, its hybrid design makes it simple to r... Read More

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Audio recording made easy.
Don't let the classic analog mixer design fool you - the StudioLive® AR12c was built to record. With a pristine analog front-end, eight high-gain XMAX mic preamps, and a 14x4 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.

Features:

  • Recording
    • 14x4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 (over USB-C™ connection) audio recording interface
      • Record every channel plus the main mix
    • 2x2 SD recorder to capture the main mix
      • Supports SD™ and SDHD™ formats up to 32 GB
  • Mixing
    • 14-channel analog mixer
    • 8 balanced microphone inputs with XMAX mic preamps
    • 2 insert points
    • 2 instrument/line inputs
    • 12 balanced line level inputs:
      • 4 mono
      • 4 stereo pairs
    • Stereo Super Channel (Ch. 13/14) with Bluetooth 5.0 input, RCA inputs, 1/8-inch stereo input, and switchable SD/USB stereo playback
    • 4 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with level knob, pan, mute, PFL solo, highpass filter, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ
    • 2 monitor buses with dedicated channel sends, AFL solo, and balanced TRS output
    • L/R Control Room outputs with level control
    • Headphone output with level control
  • Signal Processing
    • Highpass filter on every channel
    • 3-band quasi-parametric EQ with sweepable mid-band on each mono channel
    • 3-band semi-parametric EQ on each stereo channel
    • Stereo effects processor with 16 presets, dedicated send and return, and bypass footswitch jack
    • Mic/line boost on stereo channels for low-level input sources and consumer devices
  • Included Software
    • Capture™ live multitrack recording software
    • Studio One® Artist recording and production software (DAW)
    • Studio Magic plug-in suite
  • Power
    • Internal power supply
    • Standard IEC power connector
  • Physical
    • Sturdy metal construction
    • 60 mm faders
    • Optional rackmount kit

A full-featured audio interface.
The StudioLive AR12c audio interface operates at up to 96 kHz for high-definition mixing and recording. Record each of the 12 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. Eight 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 AR12c is ready to use as an audio interface for nearly any computer.

The channel that does it all... even Bluetooth connectivity!
The unique Super Channel can handle four stereo sources at once, making it easy to integrate consumer devices into your studio workflow. Connect a turntable to the RCA inputs, use the 1/8-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 AR12c 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 award-winning Studio One® Artist DAW. With two professional recording applications included with your StudioLive AR12c, 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 AR12c'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.

?Effects without latency.
Monitoring with reverb and delay helps to create better recordings. Any vocalist or guitarist will tell you that a little reverb makes them feel more comfortable while performing. The StudioLive AR12c mixer's onboard effects processor lets you add high-quality reverb, delay, or chorus to any channel for a professional monitor mix. Like what you hear in your headphones? Record the Main Mix and capture the effects mix, too - with or without the dry channels - to blend with your multitrack recording. Experiment in post-production to your heart's content.

All the connections you need with a familiar look.
Packed with all the connections and controls needed to mix and record in the studio and on the stage, the StudioLive AR12c is the ultimate recording solution. The four mono channels and four stereo channels include a musical three-band EQ, plus one of PreSonus' famed XMAX mic preamps. Two dedicated monitor mixes with balanced outputs provide your musicians the custom mix they need. The USB-C compatible connector ensures your StudioLive AR12c audio interface will be the center of your studio for years to come. And with high-resolution 96 kHz recording, a full complement of connections, and an instantly familiar workflow, the StudioLive AR12c is the perfect recording and mixing solution for the modern musician and content creator.

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Product Specs

Microphone Preamp
TypeXLR Female, Class A XMAX
Maximum Input level (unity gain)+9 dBu ±1.0 dB
Gain Control Range43 dB (+12 to +55 dB)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct)20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/- 1.5 dB
S/N Ratio to Outputs (+4 dBu)94 dB
THD+N (min. gain, A-wtd)< 0.01%
Input Impedance1 k?
EIN (+55 dB gain, 150? input, 20 Hz-22 kHz, A-wtd)Mono Channels < 128 dBu
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, +55 dB gain)65 dB
Phantom Power+48V, ±3V, Global
Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp
Instrument Inputs
Type1/4" TS Female, Unbalanced, Hi-Z
Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N)+9 dBu ±1.0 dB
Gain Control Range43 dB, ±1 dB (+12 to +55 dB)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct)20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-wtd)> 105 dB
Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unwtd)> 108 dB
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd)< 0.01%
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd)< 0.01%
Input Impedance> 1 M?
Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp
Line Inputs
Type1/4" TRS Female, Balanced
Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N)+26 dBu ±1.0 dB
Gain Control RangeMono Channels: - 40 dB, ±1 dB (-5 to +35 dB)
Stereo Channels: - 0 dB or +10 dB (+10 dB Boost)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct)20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
S/N Ratio to Analog Outputs (+4 dBu)85 dB
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd)< 0.01%
Input Impedance (Balanced)10 k?
Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp
Main, Control Room, Monitor, and FX Outputs
Type (Main Outputs)XLR Male, Impedance Balanced
Type (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs)1/4" TRS Female, Balanced
Rated Output Level (Main Outputs)+24 dBu, ±1.0 dB
Rated Outputs Level (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs)+18 dBu
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range (A-wtd)> 108 dB
THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz - 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd)< 0.01%
Output Impedance100 ?
Headphone Output
Type1/4" TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
Maximum Output Level150 mW/channel @ 60 ?
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range (A-wtd)> 103 dB
THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz - 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd)< 0.01%
System Crosstalk
Input to Output (Ref = +4dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd)-90 dBu
Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd)-85 dBu
Signal Level LED
Signal-30 dBFS (pre-EQ)
Clip-3.0 dB before clip (pre- or post-EQ)
Channel EQ
Low Cut100 Hz, -18 dB/Octave
High Shelving±15 dB @ 10 kHz
Mid Peaking (Mono Channels)±15 dB @ 140 Hz to 3.5 kHz (variable)
Mid Peaking (Stereo Channels)±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz
Mid-Band QBoost 1.0, Cut 2.5
Low Shelving±15 dB @ 100 Hz
Digital Audio
Host InterfaceUSB 2.0
ADC Dynamic Range (Component)114 dB
ADC Dynamic Range (Measured A-wtd, 48 kHz)105 dB
DAC Dynamic Range (Component)114 dB
DAC Dynamic Range (Measured A-wtd, 48 kHz)105 dB
Signal-to-Noise (a-weighted)-96 dB
Bit Depth24-bit
Internally Supported Sample Rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Jitter< 80 ps RMS (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Jitter Attenuation> 60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)
SD Recorder
Supported Media FormatFAT16 formatted SD™ card
FAT32 formatted SDHC™ card
Media Storage CapacitySD card 2 GB
SDHC card 32 GB
Recording File FormatStereo WAV
Playback File FormatsStereo WAV, MP3 (96-320 kbs, 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz)
Sampling Rate (WAV)44.1 kHz
Bit DepthRecording: 24-bit
Playback: 16- or 24-bit
Power/Environmental
ConnectorIEC
Input Voltage Range90 to 240 VAC
Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature0? to 40? Celsius / 32? to 104? Fahrenheit
Physical
Height3.5" (89 mm)
Width (Chassis only)11" (284 mm)
Depth15.6" (397 mm)
Weight11.9 lbs (5.4 kg)

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