PreSonus made a few announcements this week about product updates, free stuff, and some awesome new products. Included in those announcements was the new StudioLive AR16! This 18-channel hybrid mixer is the ultimate recording solution for musicians, podcasters and engineers both in the studio and on the road. The mixer has 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 even have a sweepable mid band). There are even two instrument inputs so you can plug a guitar or bass directly in without a DI box! On the final stereo channel, the "Super Channel," there are RCA inputs, 1/8-inch stereo input, switchable SD/USB stereo playback, and Bluetooth 4.1 input! That means you can play music from your phone!
This beast also records 2x2 onto SD cards up to 32GB, or you can connect it directly to a USB 2.0 port on your computer and use it as an audio interface while you record 24-bit audio! For live sound engineers, it couldn't get any easier to capture every single performance. It is also rack-mountable with all necessary parts in the box! Included with this mixer and any PreSonus interface is Studio OneArtist. A very powerful DAW that is becoming the new standard. This entire package only goes for 599.95 and will be available in the coming months! Make sure to get your pre-order in!
PreSonus has also made a few updates to the already critically acclaimed UC Surface. The UC Surface is a wireless mix control software available for users of the AI series console mixers, RM series rack mixers and now Studio 192 users! With the new updates, the DSP latency is virtually non-existent and the on-screen navigation is even more user-friendly. This intuitive software is Mac, iOS and Windows compatible, making it available to many more PreSonus customers.
Free stuff is always great, right? With any purchase of R65, R80, E44 or E66, PreSonus will send you a free set of monitor pads! These pads are specially designed to breakup resonant frequencies between the monitors and your desk, throwing off your mix.
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