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PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB Mixer

£ 295.00

Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer

The PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB provides the perfect balance between analog performance and modern day innovations, delivering a highly versatile recording and mixing unit with a range of quality components. The mixers design is ergonomic and simple, giving you full access to all your controls with ease. The larger rotary knobs for the main level controls allow you to precisely dial in your levels with ease. The mixer features 8 channels each with a 3-band EQ (not including the Super Channel) including two stereo channels and two mono channels. The mixer also features both mic and line inputs allowing you to record directly from the mixer from a range of equipment. The StudioLive AR8 also features 48V Phantom Power, allowing you to record compatible devices such as condenser microphones. Additionally, the mixer features rotary controls for Solo Master, Control Room, Phones, FX, Monitoring, Main and more.

Bluetooth Connectivity & Super Channel

Combining the modern innovations with the classic mixer layout, the PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB Mixer provides you with built-in Bluetooth connectivity. This wireless Bluetooth 4.1 connection allows you to pair your phone or other Bluetooth enabled device with the mixer. This enables you to stream music wirelessly through the mixer for music breaks, backing tracks and other applications. This is great for practice bands and rehearsals allowing you learn songs or play backing tracks straight from your mobile device. The Super Channel (stereo channel 7/8) allows you to connect up to four stereo analog and digital sources at once. This versatile channel allows you to use a range of devices with your mixer from playing stereo audio from the onboard SD record or from your USB connected computer.

Capture Stereo Recorder

One of the most unique and convenient features of the PreSonus StudioLive AR8 is the Capture Sound Recorder. The Capture Sound Recorder allows you to record your live performances from the mixer straight to an SD card. This versatile features means you don't have to prepare tedious setups just to get a great quality stereo recording. Ideal for bands who wish to record live performances on the fly whether it be at venues or at practices, the Capture Stereo Recorder will do it all with ease. Additionally the SD recorder will also allow you to play up to 32 GB of MP3 or .WAV files, allowing you to stream backing tracks straight from the mixer. This is ideal for smaller bands or bands who need added digital instrumentation to add depth to their performances.

Digital Effects & Integrated Software

In addition its wide range of digital components, the AR8 USB Mixer also features built-in digital effects. The AR8 features 16 digital effects ranging from Reverbs to Delays allowing you to add high-quality effects to your mix with ease. The internal stereo effects processor delivers the premium-quality sound created by the effects, adding everything from subtle Reverbs to emulating acoustically treated rooms for warmer and more intimate tone. The digital effects feature a return plus a master level fader and a dedicated monitor send, allowing you to dial in the level of effects into your main and monitor mixes. You can also bypass your effects with a footswitch (not included) for mixing options.


Also included with the StudioLive AR8 Mixer is the Capture™ recording software and Studio One® Artist software. This pair of free software applications allow you to record, edit and mix audio files with ease. The Capture recording software allows you to capture multi-track stereo recordings, with instant on-click recording capabilities directly from the mixer. Capture allows you to record live performances with ease, allowing you to record multi-track audio files at the touch of a button. Additionally, the Studio One Artist software is a digital audio workstation that allows you to edit, record, mix, collaborate and master audio recording with ease. With its range of digital effects and free software bundle, the StudioLive AR8 USB is ideal for a range of live recording and mixing applications.



  • 8-channel mixer
  • 2 mono and 2 stereo channels
  • 1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 7/8)
  • 1 monitor bus with PFL solo
  • 1 stereo effects bus
  • 1 stereo effects return
  • 2 instrument inputs
  • 8 balanced line inputs
  • 4 balanced mic inputs with Class A microphone preamp, Global 48V phantom power
  • Stereo Super Channel with stereo RCA inputs, 1/8'' stereo input, Switchable SD/USB streo playback, Bluetooth 4.1 Input
  • L/R Control Room outputs with level control
  • Headphone output with level control
  • Highpass filter on every channel
  • 3-band semi-parametric EQ (Channels 1-6)
  • Stereo effects processor with 16 presets
  • 8x4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 audio recording interface
  • 2x2 SD recorder
  • Capture™ recording software
  • Studio One ® 3 Artist recording and production software (DAW)
  • Internal power supply
  • Standard IEC power connector
  • Sturdy metal construction
  • Rackmount kit optional (not included)


System Requirements

  • OS: Mac® OS X 10.8.5
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Hard Drive Space: 30 GB hard-drive space (Studio One)
  • Hard Drive RPM: Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • Monitor: Monitor with 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
  • OS: Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 +platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 or faster recommended)
  • Hard Drive Space: 30 GB hard-drive space (Studio One)
  • Hard Drive RPM: Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • Monitor: Monitor with 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)



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