Presonus has lifted the lid on its new family of USB mixers designed for live sound and studio production work. With three sizes available you can choose between 8, 14 or 18 channels to suit your needs. These hybrid mixers come with a range of tools including analog connections and digital processors : Presonus Class A preamps, three band EQ, a 24-bit, 96kHz USB2 digital audio interface and an integrated SD digital recorder meaning you can use it for recording without a computer.
But there’s more! With onboard Bluetooth you can even stream music wirelessly. The Super Channel (stereo Channel 13/14) allows you to connect four stereo analog and digital sources at once, enabling you to 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 StudioLive AR mixer and instantly have wireless access to your music library for break music, backing tracks, or ear-training. Have a song you want the rest of the band to learn? Pair your phone and start rehearsing!
The three models have slightly different specs due to their sizes but here are the features of the mid-size AR12USB.
Channels and Busses
Inputs and Outputs
The mixers are shipping now and are priced as follows:
Find out more at the website here.