The StudioLive AR8 USB provides a complete solution for mixing and recording, including a flexible array of inputs and outputs. In addition to an XLR mic input with Class A preamp, each of the two mono channels gives you a line input, low-cut filter, mute, pan, and solo with prefader listen. The stereo channels (Channels 3 through 6) provide the same core features but with left and right line inputs and a mic input only on the odd-numbered channel.
As a result, you can plug in mics, keyboards, and much more with the same types of controls found in larger mixing consoles. Phantom power can be enabled globally for use with condenser microphones; simply switch it off if you want to use dynamic mics. All channels feature three-band, semi-parametric EQ, giving you enough tone-shaping precision to make each instrument sound its best in the mix.
This is just part of the StudioLive AR’s assortment of connections; as you’ll discover in a moment, this mixer can accept signals from virtually any audio source!