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Will the StudioLive AR8 USB (with Class A preamp on each channel) let me record a mic without using a TubePre?

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asked Jan 25, 2019 in AR Hybrid USB Mixers by KeitherDuder (150 points)
My current setup is an AKG P220 mic running to a PreSonus TubePre V2, to a mackie ProFX8 board, then to a Presonus AudioBox USB which then sends it into the computer to be captured on Presonus Studio One 2.   

No, I do not have things configured this way only for the mic, I do have multiple other audio needs that have resulted in this crazy setup.  However, I am looking to simplify (as well as update) a few things.

My question is;  If I get the StudioLive AR8 USB, will it's built in 'Class A' preamp on each channel be enough for me to record with my AKG P220 without having to use my TubePre?

Huge fan of Presonus - I've been a customer for near 15 years!!!  Really hope this new StudioLive line will help me simplify all the clutter in my office!

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answered Mar 5, 2019 by jonnydoyle (403,360 points)
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Yes, the StudioLive AR8 USB can amplify the signal enough to be able to record over USB.