Presonus StudioLive AR22 USB 22-Channel Hybrid Performance & Recording Mixer

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Presonus StudioLive AR22 USB is a 22-Channel Hybrid Performance & Recording Mixer

22-Channel USB Hybrid Recording Mixer

The Presonus Studiolive AR22 USB is the ideal solution for mixing and recording live performers. Its hybrid USB design means it can work with both analog and digital sources. The 22-channel configuration is comprised of 12 mono and 4 stereo channels. These channels each feature 60mm level faders, pan, mute, PFL solo, highpass filter and 3-band parametric EQ. The channels also feature 2 instrument inputs, 20 balanced line inputs and 16 balanced mic inputs with Class A mic pres. The versatile connectivity and premium-grade components ensure you can process, route and record everything from instruments to vocals with immense clarity.

Versatile Connectivity

The 2 instrument inputs and 20 balanced line inputs are more than enough for processing a range of inputs from stage pianos and keyboard to electric guitars and basses. The 16 balanced microphone inputs boasts Class microphone preamps, capturing vocal performances with every nuance as they were intended. This ensures you get the best performance every time. The custom preamps from PreSonus, provide rich and detailed vocals. It also features 1 stereo super channel featuring RCA inputs, a 1/8-inch stereo input, and a Bluetooth 4.1 input. The Bluetooth input allows you to play backing tracks or interlude music, directly from a Bluetooth-enabled device; such as a smartphone or laptop. The range of connectivity and built-in recording functionality means it is ideal for everything from studio productions to live performances and more.

24-Bit/96kHz USB 2.0 Audio Interface

One of the most prominent features of the AR22 Recording Mixer is the integrated audio interface. This USB 2.0 audio interface boasts sample rates ranging up to 24-bit/96kHz, ensuring every performance is captured in incredible detail, for studio-grade playback. The interface is designed to record every channel, as well as the main mix for added convenience. Capturing performances has never been easier, eliminating the need for external equipment. Recording performances can be done directly to the 2x2 SD recorder, supporting SD and HCSD cards up to 32GB in size.

Ideal For Studio & Live Perfomances

One of the most unique features of the AR22 USB is the integrated stereo effects processor. This effects processor provides premium-grade effects on the fly, complete with 16 presets for quick and easy experimentation. The effects range from classic Reverbs to Tape Echo and more. It features a dedicated send and return as well as an optional output and bypass footswitch jack. The mixer also features global 48V Phantom Power, which means it can handle studio-grade microphones such as condenser mics. The analog circuitry also provides a rich and sound, reminiscent of older mixing boards for that classic warmth. It allows you to create multitrack recordings with ease, providing the means to record and playback in stereo.

Compact Design With Software Bundle

The PreSonus AR22 USB Mixer comes complete with a software bundle, making recording a snap. The mixer comes complete with a copy of PreSonus Capture live recording software, allowing you to capture your recordings with ease. It also comes with Studio One Aritst DAW, allowing you to edit your files. Additionally, the mixer also includes the Studio Magic Plug-In Suite as an added bonus, providing you with a wide range of premium-grade plug-ins. Its lightweight design means it is easy to transport as well as a range of outputs and connectivity including two monitor mix outputs, each with a dedicated bus.


  • 22-channel USB hybrid performance and recording mixer
  • 16 microphone and 20 balanced line inputs plus two high impedance instrument inputs
  • Record every channel plus the main mix using the integrated 24-bit, 96 kHz USB 2.0 digital audio interface
  • Unique Super Channel (input Channels 21-22) offers RCA and 1/8-inch stereo inputs to connect four stereo analog and digital sources at once—great for use with high-tech devices
  • Play stereo audio from the onboard SD recorder or from a USB-connected Mac or Windows PC
  • Stream music wirelessly from your phone using Bluetooth 4.1
  • Stereo effects processor with 16 presets, dedicated send and return, and bypass footswitch jack (footswitch optional)
  • Features PreSonus’ famous Class A mic preamps and 3-band EQ
  • Lightweight, versatile, and packed with analog connections and digital tools
  • Includes PreSonus Capture recording software and Studio One 3 Artist DAW
  • Comes with the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite, a collection of useful plug-ins by the top names in virtual instruments and effects in VST, AU, and AAX formats
  • Great for live shows, personal studios, band rehearsals, and more
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StudioLive AR22 USB

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