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StudioLive AR8c

8-channel USB-C[trade] Compatible Audio Interface / Analog Mixer / Stereo SD Recorder

Podcasting and home recording, simplified.
With its instantly familiar analog mixer design, the StudioLive[reg] AR8c is the easiest way to record podcasts, live streams, and music productions. Featuring a pristine analog front-end with four high-gain XMAX mic preamps and an 8x4 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB-C compatible USB 2.0 audio interface, the StudioLive AR8c's hybrid design makes it simple to record from a single intuitive console. Add in tools like a musical 3-band analog EQ, mic/line boost for low-level broadcast microphones and consumer devices, Bluetooth[reg] connectivity, and a stereo SD recorder... and you have a broadcasting and recording powerhouse that fulfills the needs of both modern musicians and content creators.

A full-featured audio interface.
The StudioLive AR8c audio interface operates at up to 96 kHz for high-definition mixing and recording. Record each of the six inputs, plus the main mix, for even more flexible recording options. Play back up to four streams for monitoring previously recorded tracksplus sound effects, loopback audio, and more. Four 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. With a USB-C compatible connection, your StudioLive AR8c 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 and makes 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 it simple to add bumpers and sound effects to your podcast in real-time, or practice along with your favorite recordings.

The all-in-one recording package.
The StudioLive AR8c audio interface and analog mixer is tightly integrated with state-of-the-art recording software to help you achieve your creative vision. Create multitrack recordings for your podcast or band with one click thanks to PreSonus' Capture[trade] live recording software. Capture is designed to make recording easy. Create complete studio productions with Presonus' award-winning Studio One[reg] Artist DAW to add effects, bumpers, and more. With two professional recording applications included with your StudioLive AR8c, you're ready to record right out of the box whether you're creating a podcast, live streaming your performance, or recording your first EP.

Record whenever and wherever you want.
Whether you're recording a mobile interview for your podcast or you're in the middle of a songwriting session and want to capture your ideas as quickly as they come to you, the StudioLive AR8c's stereo SD recorder has you covered. Insert any SD/SDHC card and you're ready to record your main mix, so you can simplify your recording process whenever you want. 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 at ease while performing. The StudioLive AR8c 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, toowith or without the dry channelsto 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 podcasts, live streams, and music productions, the StudioLive AR8c is the ultimate recording solution. The two mono channels and two stereo channels include a musical three-band EQ, plus one of PreSonus' famed XMAX high-gain mic preamps. The USB-C compatible connector ensures your StudioLive AR8c audio interface will be the center of your studio for years to come. With high-resolution 96 kHz recording, a full complement of connections, and an instantly familiar workflow, the StudioLive AR8c is the perfect recording and mixing solution for the modern musician and content creator.

Make your own magic.
The 2020 Studio Magic is a major step up from the 2019 edition, and includes Ableton Live Lite, tutorials from Melodics, 6 virtual instruments, and 9 effects plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats... all unlocked for use inside Studio One Artist with a retail value of over $1000.

System Requirements
• 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)
Mac Specific
macOS[reg] 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
Intel[reg] Core[trade] 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
Windows Specific
Windows[reg] 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64
Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)

Technical Specifications
Microphone Preamp
Type: XLR Female, Class A XMAX
Maximum Input level (unity gain): +9 dBu +/-1.0 dB
Gain Control Range: 43 dB (+12 to +55 dB)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 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 kΩ
EIN (+55 dB gain, 150Ω 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
Instrument Inputs
Type: 1/4" TS Female, Unbalanced, Hi-Z
Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 [email protected]% THD+N): +9 dBu +/-1.0 dB
Gain Control Range: 43 dB, +/-1 dB (+12 to +55 dB)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 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 MΩ
Line Inputs
Type: 1/4" TRS Female, Balanced
Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 [email protected]% THD+N): +26 dBu +/-1.0 dB
Gain Control Range:
• Mono Channels: 40 dB, +/-1 dB (-5 to +35 dB)
• Stereo Channels: 0 dB or +10 dB (+10 dB Boost)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 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 kΩ
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 Response: 20 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 Impedance: 100 Ω
Headphone Output
Type: 1/4" TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
Maximum Output Level: 150 mW/channel @ 60 Ω
Frequency Response: 20 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 Cut: 100 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 Q:
• Boost: 1.0
• Cut: 2.5
Low Shelving: +/-15 dB @ 100 Hz
Digital Audio
Host Interface: USB 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 Depth: 24-bit
Internally Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 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 Format: FAT16 formatted SD[trade] card, FAT32 formatted SDHC[trade] card
Media Storage Capacity:
• SD card: 2 GB
• SDHC card: 32 GB
Recording File Format: Stereo WAV
Playback File Formats: Stereo WAV, MP3 (96-320 kbs, 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz)
Sampling Rate (WAV): 44.1 kHz
Bit Depth:
• Recording: 24-bit
• Playback: 16- or 24-bit
Power
Connector: IEC
Input Voltage Range: 90 to 240 VAC
Physical
Dimensions: 12.3" x 11" x 3.5" (31.3 x 28.4 x 8.9 cm)
Weight: 7.1 lb (3.2 kg)
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