Designed purposefully by PreSonus for musicians or anyone who wants to easily mix and record live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts and more! The StudioLive AR16c USB-C 18-channel hybrid mixer is lightweight, versatile, feature-rich, and packed with analog connections and digital tools, yet easy to learn and use. Mix with PreSonus’ famous Class A preamps and three-band EQ. Create multitrack recordings and fly in backing tracks with a 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB 2.0 digital audio interface (via USB-C connection).

Record and playback in stereo with the integrated SD digital recorder. Stream program music wirelessly, using onboard Bluetooth 5.0. With a wide variety of connections, two ways to record, and a simple, elegant mixing surface, the StudioLive AR16c USB-C will quickly become the heart of your live and studio sound systems.

Studio Magic
PreSonus includes the incredible Studio Magic Suite of software, a retail value of over $1,000, putting incredibly powerful creation tools and sounds at your fingertips! 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. That means you'll have a broader assortment of spellcasting ingredients for Studio One straight out of the box!

PreSonus StudioLive AR16c USB Mixer Features
  • Studio Magic software suite included (over $1,000 value)
  • 8 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with 60 mm level fader, pan, mute, PFL solo, highpass filter, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ (mono channels: sweepable mid band)
  • 2 instrument inputs, 16 balanced line inputs, and 12 balanced mic inputs with Class A microphone preamps
  • 1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 17/18) with RCA inputs, 1/8-inch stereo input, switchable SD/USB stereo playback, and Bluetooth 5.0 input
  • 2 monitor buses with dedicated channel sends, AFL solo, and balanced TRS output
  • 1 stereo effects processor with 16 presets, dedicated send and return, and bypass footswitch jack
  • 18x4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 audio recording interface (USB-C connection); record every channel plus the main mix
  • 2x2 SD recorder (record main mix); supports SD and HCSD formats up to 32 GB
  • L/R Control Room outputs and headphone output with dedicated level controls
  • Global 48V phantom power
  • Rackmount kit included
  • Complete recording solution: Includes Capture live-recording software and Studio One Artist DAW for Mac and Windows


PreSonus StudioLive AR16c USB Mixer 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)
    • S/N Ratio to Outputs (+4 dBu): 94 dB
    • THD+N (min. gain, A-wtd): < 0.01%
    • Input Impedance: 1 kΩ
    • Phantom Power: +48V, ±3V, Global
    • Note All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp
  • Instrument Inputs:
    • Type: ¼” TS Female, Unbalanced, Hi-Z
    • Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 % THD+N): +9 dBu ±1.0 dB
    • Gain Control Range: 43 dB, ±1 dB (+12 to +55 dB)
    • Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-wtd): > 105 dB
    • Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unwtd): > 108 dB
    • Input Impedance: > 1 MΩ
  • Line Inputs:
    • Type: 1/4 inch TRS Female, Balanced
    • Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 % 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)
    • 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): ¼” TRS Female, Balanced
    • Dynamic Range (A-wtd): > 108 dB
    • THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz - 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): < 0.01%
  • Headphone Output:
    • Type: ¼” 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 card, FAT32 formatted SDHC 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/Environmental:
    • Connector: IEC
    • Input Voltage Range: 90 to 240 VAC
    • Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature: 0? to 40? Celsius / 32? to 104? Fahrenheit
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 3.5 x 18.9 x 15.6 inches
  • Weight: 14.1 lbs (6.4 kg)

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