Presonus StudioLive AR16c

18-Channel Analogue Mixer with USB Audio Interface

  • 18 x 4 USB 2.0 (USB C) audio interface (24 bit / 96 kHz)
  • Multi-track recording on Mac and PC
  • SD card recorder/player with 24 bit/44.1 kHz (recording: WAV, playback: WAV and MP3)
  • Bluetooth 5.0 receiver
  • 12 Microphone inputs (XLR) with Class A microphone preamplifiers
  • 48 V phantom power can be switched globally
  • 16 Balanced line inputs (8 mono channels and 4 stereo channels)
  • 2 Instrument inputs (channels 1 and 2)
  • Channels 1 to 8 with parametric mid EQ and high pass filter
  • Super Channel (channel 17/18) with different input options: RCA input (L / R), 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Switchable playback from Bluetooth sources and SD card, or USB playback stream from the computer
  • Main output L / R (XLR) with LED level indicator
  • Stereo headphone output
  • Digital effect (16 presets)
  • System requirements: Mac OSX 10.11 or later / Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 480 x 397 x 89 mm
  • Weight: 6.4 kg
  • Includes Presonus Studio One Artist + Studio Magic Plugin Suite (DAW software)

Further Information

Number of Input Channels 18
Number Of Microphone Inputs 12
Amount of Lines In (Mono/Stereo) 16
Number Of Aux Send/Return 2
Phantom power Yes
Tone Control Yes
Audiointerface USB 2.0

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PetkoHristov, 24.12.2020
I bought it for my band's rehearsal and it's very good. Multitracking is very useful - you can use it for small gigs and record them. Since we are using it we record every rehearsal we had. The quality is good but you have to be careful with the knobs - sometimes you can tilt them if you push them a little harder, but it's not a big problem. We didn't test Bluetooth yet but it's nice feature if you want to play something prerecorded on your show. Overall - I'm very satisfied with the quality and the price.
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Mark1977, 02.12.2020
For what I need that mixer,is o.k. USB is a plus option and a lot of programs with this mixer. Wery good.
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Parfait pour home studio et streaming.
Louis R, 04.11.2020
Si comme moi vous hésitez entre une interface classique et un mixer, dans le but de produire, faire du streaming, ou enregistrer des vidéos pour Instagram ou autre, alors ne faites pas l'erreur ! Prenez un mixer multi-track ! Même si ça prend plus de place, un mixer vous offrira bien plus de possibilités qu'une interface, et pour un coût similaire !


PREAMPS :

Je démystifie un peu tout ça.
Beaucoup de personnes parlent de préamp (en quelque sorte c'est la guerre des préamps sur les forums). Croyez le ou non mais si vous achetez une interface a 1500 euros équipée de super préamps, la différence avec le milieu de gamme sera infime.
Mieux vaut avoir un bon micro sur un préamp "moyen" qu'un micro à trente euros sur un préamp haut de gamme.
C'est comme pour la photo, un objectif à trois francs six sous sur un boitier à plusieurs milliers d'euros fera de très mauvais clichés, alors qu'au contraire un objectif pro très cher monté sur un boitier entrée de gamme de marque, fera d'excellentes photos.


CONNECTIVITE :
La connectivité est exceptionnelle pour ce prix.

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Ce mixer a une sortie Control Room, ce qui permet de le brancher sur une petite interface (UR22, ou n'importe quelle interface sur laquelle on peut connecter un smartphone).
Grace à ce routing, je peux simultanément enregistrer sur mon PC en multipiste, et filmer ma performance avec mon smartphone tout en bénéficiant de l'audio direct du mixer ou du retour DAW avec les inserts, ou même un mélange des deux !
En bref, on peut faire ce que l'on veut !
Le pilote est très stable et la latence très faible, 5 ms avec un buffer de 256 ! A régler selon la charge de travail et son CPU évidemment.

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Je regrette que l'enregistrement sur carte SD ne puisse pas se faire en multi-track, comme sur les Tascam. C'est une fonctionnalité qui ne me sera personnellement pas utile, mais pour des personnes qui font des prestations en extérieur et qui n'ont pas d'ordinateur sous la main alors ça peut être moins intéressant.


FINITION :

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La finition est très bonne, la construction est solide et on peut même le monter en rack avec les pièces fournies.

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Il n'y a pas d'indication du gain unitaire sur les réglages AUX, PFL/AFL et Control Room. Il se trouve à 1h30 ou au nord-est si vous préférez.
Les inscriptions de niveau sur les faders sont trop petites et les capuchons cachent les traits, alors qu'il y avait clairement la place à droite pour qu'ils soient plus longs.
Pour le coup ça fait tout de suite un peu moins "pro" et c'est pourquoi je ne mets que quatre étoiles pour la qualité de fabrication.
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Bluetooth schlapp
Ulricianum Berger, 26.11.2020
Das Mischpult erfüllt die Erwartungen, es gibt keine Beschwerden unsererseits. Es macht seinen Job.
Alleine der Bluetoothkanal ist eine derbe Enttäuschung, ich nehme inzwischen ein Y-Kabel auf einem anderen Kanal für das Handy, bzw. 3.5-Zollformate. Der Output dieses BT-Kanals ist erschreckend niedrig, die Klangregelung reduziert, im direkten Vergleich zu den anderen Kanälen "schlapp".

Hinweis: Der Kopfhörerausgang funktioniert nur bei komplett deaktivierten AFL und PFL, auch in den Auxkanälen. Ich wollte es schon zurücksenden, per Zufall fand ich die Lösung.
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