PreSonus FaderPort 16 Mix Production Controller 16-Channel Mix Production Controller


16 touch-sensitive Production Mix Control. USB connectivity and automation controls.

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PreSonus FaderPort 16 features 16 motorized, touch-sensitive, 100 mm faders, transport controls, scribble strip displays, and comes with ProSonus’ award-winning Studio One DAW software

Four out of five audio professionals agree; you never outgrow your need for faders, and the PreSonus FaderPort 16, as its name implies, gives you 16 long-throw faders to play with. Why use a FaderPort 16 when a mouse will do? The answer is musicality, as the band, 10cc proved with their breakthrough hit song, “I’m Not In Love.” They turned the Helios console at Strawberry Studios into a musical instrument, with looped vocal tracks performed on the console’s faders. Along similar lines, to make your mixing far more musical than drawing automation lines with a mouse, the FaderPort gives you 16 touch-sensitive, motorized, 100 mm faders to play like an instrument, plus 89 buttons covering 104 different functions. You can control track, aux, group, and stem levels, plus, you can zoom in on audio files for editing, adjust your click-track tempo with a simple tap, modify plug-in parameters, and manage aux mixes. With the PreSonus FaderPort 16, a faster more efficient workflow is a given, but more importantly, it gives you the creative power to come up with a musical milestone of your own.

PreSonus FaderPort 16 Mix Production Controller in one take: 

  • 16 touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized faders
  • 16 Scribble Strip displays
  • Complete recording-transport controls: Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Record, Loop
  • Drop Marker, Next/Prev Marker, Next / Prev Event
  • General session controls: Undo/Redo, Arm All, Solo/Mute Clear, Track Management, Click On/Off with tap tempo
  • Session Navigator provides quick control over track scrolling, channel banking, timeline scrolling, and much more
  • Channel Controls: Level, Pan, Solo, Mute, Rec Arm
  • Automation Controls: Touch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, Off
  • Optional Fader functionality: plug-in edit, bus sends, pan
  • Mac/Windows compatible with native Studio One support and HUI and Mackie Control Universal emulation
  • Footswitch input for hands-free start/stop
  • USB 2.0 connectivity

Mix more efficiently and musically

The FaderPort 16 doesn’t require that you change the way you mix, rather, it augments your current mix technique. Instead of trying to replace your mouse and keypad, which are left to do the things they do well, the FaderPort 16 handles the features and functions you want to get your hands on, allowing you to customize your workflow. Rather than sending out a search party whenever you need a FaderPort function, its large, illuminated buttons make finding what you need fast and easy. The FaderPort 16 also has 16 digital scribble strips that provide visual feedback. And if you select a track with your mouse, the FaderPort 16 will follow your selection, giving you yet another way to get to the function you need, when you need it. This is DAW control the way the gods of mixing intended.

Session Navigator offers one-button access to key functions

The FaderPort 16’s unique Session Navigator provides easy access to eight most-used functions for maximum flexibility. The large encoder button and companion buttons enable you to edit and mix with greater speed and efficiency. There are numerous ways to o take advantage of the FaderPort 16’s Session Navigator. For example:

  • Navigate quickly through your tracks, using the encoder, or one at a time with the arrow buttons
  • Zoom in and out to make edits using the encoder. Need to make your tracks bigger or smaller? Tap the arrow buttons!
  • Scroll through your timeline, using the encoder, or work measure by measure with the arrow buttons
  • Bank through tracks quickly with the encoder or one bank at a time with the arrow buttons
  • Turn on the click track
  • Open the marker track and navigate markers using the encoder or the arrow buttons, and drop a marker by pressing the encoder
  • Navigate quickly through sections in the Arranger track in Studio One or through Events with DAWs that support Mackie Control/HUI
  • Maintain constant control over your master fader

Universal DAW compatibility and PreSonus StudioOne integration

The FaderPort 16 supports the Mackie Control and HUI protocols giving it the flexibility to easily control virtually any DAW. In keeping with the ease-of-use concept, no driver installation is necessary; just plug it into a USB port and take control of your mix and plug-ins.

While the FaderPort 16 is a mighty mixing machine for compatible DAWs, it’s downright magical when used with PreSonus Studio One DAW software. (Studio One Artist is included.) If you’re willing to make the switch to Studio One, prepare to make the jump to hyperspace (punch it, Chewy!). When used with PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One, the FaderPort 16 lets you do things, such as:

  • Bypass all the plug-ins on any given track with the push of a button
  • Open the Channel Editor and enable your faders to control each channel’s custom macro
  • With the Link Parameter, the Pan/Param encoder can follow your mouse, providing instant hands-on control of any parameter—or lock the encoder to the current parameter
  • Use the Session Navigator to quickly scroll through the different sections in the Arranger track

If you’re looking for a faster, more efficient, highly creative way to mix, make room on your desktop for the PreSonus FaderPort 16. For more information, call or chat online with your Westlake Pro Sales Consultant today.  


PresSonus FaderPort 16 specifications:

 Input / Output

  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 1 Footswitch jack for hands-free stop/start


  • 16 100 mm long-throw, touch-sensitive, motorized faders
  • Dual-servo motorized drive belt system for fast and quiet operation
  • Ultra-smooth feel and lightning fast
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Resolution: 10-bit, 1,024 steps

Buttons and Knobs

  • General Controls: Undo/Redo, Arm All, Solo/Mute Clear, Timecode, Track Management, Click On/Off, 4 programmable User buttons, 8 Function buttons, Macro, Parameter Link, Bypass Plug-ins
  • Channel Controls: Level, Pan, Solo, Mute, Select, Rec Arm
  • Automation Controls: Touch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, Off
  • Optional Fader Functionality: Plug-in Edit, Bus Sends, Pan
  • Window View: Mix, Project, Transport, Undo
  • Transport: Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Record, Loop, Return to Zero (Functionality varies slightly, depending on the DAW)
  • Navigation: Track Scroll, Channel Banking, Timeline Scroll, Horizontal Zoom, Vertical Zoom, Drop Marker, Next/Prev Marker, Next/Prev Event, Scrub, Nudge
  • Console Management: Show/Hide: Audio Tracks, Inputs, MIDI Tracks, Buses, Outputs, VCAs, FX; Show All
  • Displays: 16 digital scribble strip displays, time code display, channel meters


  • 12 VDC, 1.2A external power supply (factory configured, included)


  • Dimensions (H x D x W): 2-1/8″ x 11-29/32″ x 19-19/32” (53.59 x 302.26 x 497.84 mm)
  • Weight: 8 lb. (3.63 kg)


PreSonus FaderPort 16 minimum computer-system requirements


  • Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)


  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection required for driver and bundled software installation
  • 30 GB hard disk space*
  • Monitor with 1366 x 768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)*

* Required for Studio One

Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

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