PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB 8-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer

PreSonus Two-Person Radio and Podcast Kit with StudioLive Mixer, Microphones, Boom Stands, and Headphones

PreSonus Two-Person Radio and Podcast Kit with StudioLive Mixer, Microphones, Boom Stands, and Headphones

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PreSonus Two-Person Radio and Podcast Kit with StudioLive Mixer, Microphones, Boom Stands, and Headphones

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PreSonus Two-Person Radio and Podcast Kit with StudioLive Mixer, Microphones, Boom Stands, and Headphones PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB 8-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone On-Stage MBS5000 Broadcast/Webcast Boom Arm with XLR Cable Polsen HPA-4X2 4-Channel Stereo Reference Headphone Amplifier Shure SRH240A Professional Around-Ear Stereo Headphones SanDisk 16GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)

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Product Highlights

  • 8-Channel Performance & Recording Mixer
  • 24-Bit / 96 kHz USB Audio Interface
  • Capture & Studio One Software Included
  • 2 x Broadcast Microphone with Windscreen
  • End-Address Dynamic Element
  • 4-Channel Headphone Amplifier
  • 2 x Durable Articulating Boom-Arm Stand
  • 2 x Professional Around-Ear Headphones
  • 40mm Neodymium Dynamic Drivers
  • 16GB SDHC Memory Card
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Configuration: 2 Person Radio & Podcast Kit

Mixer Radio & Podcast Kit 2 Person Radio & Podcast Kit

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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit combines the PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB 8-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer with two dynamic broadcast microphones, two boom-arm stands, a professional four-channel headphone amplifier, two sets of professional headphones, and a 16GB SDHC memory card to create the primary components of a two-person radio/podcast studio setup.

  • PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB 8-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer

    The StudioLive AR8 USB from PreSonus is an 8-channel hybrid performance and recording mixer well suited for a variety of applications including mixing and recording live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts, and more. The mixer is packed with analog connections and digital tools that are powerful, yet easy to learn and use. The mixer features Class-A preamps and 3-band EQ.

    The StudioLive AR8 offers recording with or without a computer. Multitrack record and fly in backing tracks with its 24-bit/96 kHz, USB2.0 audio interface or record and playback a stereo mix with the integrated SD digital recorder. Additionally, the mixer features a Super Channel, which allows you to connect four stereo analog and digital sources at once, enabling the mixer to be used with high-tech devices including smartphones and tablets for wireless Bluetooth streaming. The StudioLive AR8 ships with a power cord, USB cable, Studio One 3 Artist production software, and Capture recording software.

    Channels and Buses
    • 8-channel mixer
    • 2 mono and 2 stereo channels, each with:
      • Level knob
      • Pan
      • Mute
      • PFL solo
    • 1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 7/8)
    • 1 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
    • 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-inch stereo input
      • Switchable SD/USB stereo playback
      • Bluetooth 4.1 input
    • L/R XLR main outputs
    • 1 balanced TRS monitor outputs
    • 1 balanced TRS effects output
    • L/R Control Room outputs with level control
    • Headphone output with level control
    Signal Processing
    • High-pass filter on every channel
    • 3-band semi-parametric EQ (Channels 1-6)
    • Stereo effects processor with 16 presets
    Recording Options
    • 8x4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 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)
    Power
    • Internal power supply
    • Standard IEC power connector
       
    Physical
    • Sturdy metal construction
    • Level knob
    • Rackmount kit included
       
    UPC: 673454004285
  • 2 x Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone

    The Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone from Rode is designed for capturing speech in broadcast radio, voice-over recording, podcasts, and similar applications. It features a tight cardioid polar pattern and tailored frequency response that result in optimum speech reproduction without off-axis noise. The all metal contruction, internal pop-filter, and internal shockmount further minimize handling noise and contribute to the microphone's durability. The package includes a microphone stand mount and a zip pouch.

    Tailored frequency response for maximum speech reproduction
    Tight cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise
    Internal shockmount and pop filter minimize handling noise and plosives
    Durable all metal contruction
    UPC: 698813001118
  • 2 x On-Stage MBS5000 Broadcast/Webcast Boom Arm with XLR Cable

    The MBS5000 is a professional articulating mic boom that provides just the right counterbalance for popular broadcast microphones or other devices weighing up to 3.5 pounds. It can be used in studio environments and allows for quiet, easy, and repeatable positioning for on-air broadcast and webcast applications.

    With square-tubing construction, the boom arm offers strength and a long service life. The pre-installed 10' XLR cable provides a neat clean look and the standard 5/8"-27 threading, which mates with common mic clips, offers plenty of room for a shockmount. Additionally, the MBS5000 comes with two mounting options: one is a removable C-clamp for desktops and the other is a screw-in flange mount for permanent desktop or overhead installations.

    UPC: 659814125500
  • Polsen HPA-4X2 4-Channel Stereo Reference Headphone Amplifier

    The HPA-4X2 4-Channel Stereo Reference Headphone Amplifier from Polsen features a durable and compact design and can be used for a variety of professional and project applications including studio recording and stage monitoring, or any application that requires multiple headphone connections. Features include a wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz with low distortion at high volumes, and no signal loss when all 4 headphone outputs are used simultaneously. Each of its four channels allows for independent volume control. Thanks to its Link feature, you can daisy chain multiple HPA-4X2s together to cater to your needed headphone count.

    The unit features a 1/4" stereo TRS input, and stereo RCA inputs. It mono button allows for mono signal compatibility. For its headphone outputs, it features four 1/4" TRS connectors. To assure compatibility with a variety of headphones, Polsen includes four 1/8" to 1/4" adapters as well as a stereo mini cable that, when used with one of the included adapters, allows you to connect a device with a 1/8" output.

    Durable, compact, and easy to use
    High output level for precise monitoring at high volume
    Low noise circuitry
    1/4" TRS and RCA inputs
    Four headphone jacks each with independent volume control
    Wide frequency response (20 Hz to 20 kHz) for full-range stereo sound
    Stereo/mono switch provides options for monitoring playback
    Link feature to daisy chain additional headphone amplifiers
    No loss of signal when all four headphones are connected
    Included stereo mini cable for connecting devices with 1/8" output (use included 1/4" adapter)
    UPC: 847628577695
  • 2 x Shure SRH240A Professional Around-Ear Stereo Headphones

    The SRH240A Professional Around-Ear Stereo Headphones from Shure provide high-quality audio in a lightweight and comfortable design. Large 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers provide clear, detailed sound with a wide frequency response while the closed-back earcup design helps to block out ambient noise.

    The enhanced design features thick around-ear cushions and an adjustable headband that provide long-lasting comfort, allowing you to listen for hours without fatigue. The OFC cable provides plenty of slack and has a standard 3.5mm plug and a 1/4" adapter for wide compatibility with consumer and professional audio gear.

    The lightweight and durable construction withstands the rigors of day-to-day use
    Large 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers provide high-quality sound with a wide frequency response so you experience deep bass, clear mids, and crisp treble
    The closed-back earcup design helps to block out ambient noise so you can focus on your music instead of your environment
    The re-engineered ergonomic design features thick around-ear cushions and an adjustable headband for long-lasting comfort
    The impedance, power handling, and sensitivity are calibrated for optimum performance with a variety of sound sources
    The cable has a straight design that provides plenty of slack, while the oxygen-free copper construction provides a clear signal path
    The standard 3.5mm stereo mini plug and threaded 1/4" adapter provide wide compatibility with consumer and professional audio devices
    UPC: 042406229210
  • SanDisk 16GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)

    Record Full HD 1080p video with this Class 10 compliant 16GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card from SanDisk. With enhanced data read speeds of up to 80 MB/s this Ultra SDHC memory card is designed to suit the needs of compact and mid-range point and shoot cameras. You can also save and store a variety of files such as music, movies, documents and more. The writable label found on the card allows you to write down what is saved to the card while the built-in write protect switch helps to prevent accidental data loss. This card, as with most SanDisk cards, comes shock, temperature, x-ray, magnet, and waterproof to take your files with you nearly anywhere you go.

    Class 10 performance for Full HD Video (1080p)
    Read speeds up to 80 MB/s
    Writable label for easy identification and organization
    Engineered with UHS-I bus architecture
    This SD memory card comes shock, temperature, x-ray, magnet, and waterproof proof
    UPC: 619659136451
  • PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB 8-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer
    Computer System Requirements Mac
    Mac OS X 10.8.5
    Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)

    Windows
    Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 +platform update, 8.1 x64/x86, 10 x64/x86
    Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 processor (Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 or faster recommended)

    Mac and Windows Systems
    4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
    30 GB hard-drive space (Studio One)
    Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
    Monitor with 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
    Microphone Preamplifier Type: XLR Female, Class-A
    Maximum Input Level (Unity Gain): +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB
    Gain Control Range     
         Mono Channels: 50 dB, ±1 dB (Unity to +50 dB)
         Stereo Channels: 40 dB, ± 1 dB (+5 to +45 dB
    Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
    Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/- 1.5 dB
    S/N Ratio to Outputs (+4 dBu): 94 dB
    THD+N (min. gain, A-wtd): < 0.01%
    Input Impedance: 1 kOhms
    EIN (+55 dB gain, 150 Ohms input, 20 Hz to 22 kHz, A-wtd): <128 dBu
    Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, +55 dB gain): 65 dB
    Phantom Power: +48V, ±3V, Global

    Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp
    Instrument Inputs Type: ¼” / 6.35 mm TS female, unbalanced, Hi-Z
    Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N): +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB
    Gain Control Range: 50 dB, ±1 dB (Unity to +50 dB)
    Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
    Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
    Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-wtd): >105 dB
    Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unwtd): >100 dB
    THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): <0.01%
    THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): <0.01%
    Input Impedance: >1 MOhms
    Line Inputs Type: ¼” / 6.35 mm TRS female, balanced
    Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB
    Gain Control Range
         Mono Channels: 50 dB, ±1 dB (-20 to +30 dB)
         Stereo Channel: 50 dB, ±1 dB (-15 to +25 dB)
    Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
    Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 10 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
    S/N Ratio to Analog Outputs (+4 dBu): 94 dB
    THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): <0.01%
    Input Impedance (Balanced): 10 kOhms
    Outputs Type (Main Outputs): XLR male, impedance balanced
    Type (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs): ¼” / 6.35 mm TRS female, balanced
    Rated Output Level (Main Outputs): +24 dBu, ±1.0 dB
    Rated Outputs Level (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs): +18 dBu
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
    Dynamic Range (A-wtd): >108 dB
    THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): <0.01%
    Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
    Headphone Output Type: ¼” / 6.35 mm TRS female, stereo, unbalanced
    Maximum Output Level: 150 mW/channel @ 60 ohms
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
    Dynamic Range (A-wtd): >103 dB
    THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): <0.01%
    Crosstalk Input to Output (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -85 dBu
    Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -80 dBu
    Signal Level LEDs Signal: -50 dBFS (pre-EQ)
    Clip: -3.0 dB before clip (pre- or post-EQ)
    Graphic Equalizer Low Cut: 100 Hz, -18 dB/Octave
    High Shelving: ±15 dB @ 12 kHz
    Mid Peaking: ±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz
    Mid-Band Q: Fixed, 0.55
    Low Shelving: ±15 dB @ 80 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
    Bit Depth: 24 bits
    Internally Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
    Jitter: <80 ps RMS (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)
    Recorder 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
    Sampling Rate (WAV): 44.1 kHz
    Bit Depth (Recorded WAV): 24-bits
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.7 x 12.0 x 12.0" / 94.0 x 304.8 x 304.8 mm
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.8 x 7.5 x 1.5"
  • 2 x Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone
    Analog Performance
    Transducer Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 75 Hz to 18 kHz
    Impedance 320 Ohms
    Sensitivity -56 dB at 1 kHz
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Length 8.43" / 214 mm
    Diameter 2.09" / 53 mm
    Weight 1.64 lb / 745 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 5.3 x 2.6"
  • 2 x On-Stage MBS5000 Broadcast/Webcast Boom Arm with XLR Cable
    Horizontal Arm Length 19.5" (49.5 cm)
    Vertical Arm Length 19.5" (49.5 cm)
    Arm Reach Total: 38" (96.5 cm)
    Material of Construction Steel
    Grip Range C-Clamp: 2" (5.08 cm)
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Capacity 3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
    Color Black powder-coat finish
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.7 x 6.9 x 2.8"
  • Polsen HPA-4X2 4-Channel Stereo Reference Headphone Amplifier
    Channels 4
    Input Connections 1x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS master input
    1x L,R RCA
    Output Connectors 4x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS headphone outputs
    Maximum Input Level +14 dBV
    Maximum Output Level 22 dB, per channel
    Input Impedance 1 kΩ
    Output Impedance Minimum 10 Ω, per channel
    Signal to Noise Ratio >98 dB
    THD <0.007%
    Power 12 V DC, 150 mA
    Dimensions (L x W x D) 3.00 x 3.75 x 1.20" (76 x 95 x 30 mm)
    Weight 10.4 oz (295 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 3.9 x 2.5"
  • 2 x Shure SRH240A Professional Around-Ear Stereo Headphones
    Headphone
    Driver Type Dynamic
    Design Over-Ear (Circumaural)
    Earcup Style Closed-Back
    General
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Sensitivity 107 dB
    Impedance 38 Ohms
    Maximum Power Handling 500 mW
    Connectivity
    Audio Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    Connector Plating Nickel
    Cable
    Cable Length 6.6' /  m
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    Weight 10.1 oz / 238 g 
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 8.7 x 4.6"
  • SanDisk 16GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
    Card Type SDHC
    Storage Capacity 16 GB
    Speed Class 10
    Bus Interface Speed UHS Class I
    Data Transfer Read Speed 80 MB/s Maximum
    Write Speed 10 MB/s Minimum
    Durability Magnet-Proof, Shockproof, Temperature Extremes, Waterproof, X-Ray Proof
    Operating Temperature -13 to 185°F/ -25 to 85°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F/ -40 to 85°C
    Built-in Write-Protect Switch Yes
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.3 x 4.0 x 0.1"

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