PreSonus StudioLive AR16c USB-C 18-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer

$1,049.58 $933.64

$933.64 (excl. GST) $1,017.67 (incl. GST)

Product Features

  • 8 Mono & 4 Stereo Channels
  • Stereo Super Channel
  • 18x4 24-Bit / 96 kHz USB Audio Interface
  • Built-In 2x2 SD Recorder
  • 12 XMAX-L Microphone Preamps
  • Two Instrument Inputs
  • 3-Band EQ & Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
  • Capture & Studio One Software Included
  • Studio Magic Plug-In Suite Included
  • Rackmount Kit Included
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Vendor: PreSonus

Building on the success of the original AR16-USB, the PreSonus StudioLive AR16c is an 18-channel hybrid mixer and recording machine that is well-suited for a variety of applications including mixing and recording. . Updates to the AR16c include USB-C connectivity, Bluetooth 5.0, and an improved layout and design. The mixer is full of analog connections and powerful, but it's easy to learn and use digital tools. The mixer includes class A preamps and 3-band EQ. 

 StudioLive AR16c lets you record with or without a computer. Record and stream multitrack backing tracks with the 24-bit/96kHz USB-C audio interface or record and play back stereo mixes with the built-in SD digital recorder. In addition, the mixer has Super Channel, which allows you to connect four analog and digital stereo sources at the same time, allowing the use of the mixer with high-tech devices, including smartphones and tablets for wireless streaming Bluetooth. The StudioLive AR16c comes with a power cable, USB-C cable, rackmount kit, Studio One 3 Artist production software, and Capture recording software.

Channels and Buses
  • 18-channel mixer
  • 8 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with:
    • 60mm level fader
    • Pan
    • Mute
    • PFL solo
  • 1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 17/18)
  • 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
  • 16 balanced line inputs
  • 2 unbalanced inserts
  • 12 balanced mic inputs with:
    • Class-A XMAX microphone preamp
    • Global 48V phantom power
  • Stereo Super Channel with:
    • Stereo RCA inputs
    • 1/8-inch stereo input
    • Switchable SD/USB stereo playback
    • Bluetooth 5.0 input
  • L/R XLR main outputs
  • 2 balanced TRS Aux outputs
  • 1 balanced TRS effects output
  • L/R Control Room outputs with level control
  • Headphone output with level control
Signal Processing
  • High-pass filter channels 1-8
  • +10 dB switch on stereo channels 9/10 to 15/16
  • 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
  • 18x4 24-bit / 96 kHz, USB 2.0 Type-C connection 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
  • Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite with Maag Audio EQ 2, SPL Attacker, Arturia instruments and more
  • Includes Studio One 3 Artist software (DAW)
  • Internal power supply
  • Standard IEC power connector
  • Sturdy metal construction
  • 60 mm level fader
  • Rackmount kit included