PreSonus FaderPort 8 Mix Production Controller 8-Channel Mix Production Controller

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8-channel Mix Production Controller.

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PreSonus FaderPort 8 features eight motorized, touch-sensitive, 100 mm faders, transport controls, scribble strip displays, and comes with ProSonus’ award-winning Studio One DAW software

Why use a PreSonus FaderPort 8 when a mouse will do? Top mixers, such as Michael Brauer, Bob Power, and Andrew Scheps agree that when the time comes to make a mix percolate, writing track automation with a mouse just isn’t musical. Riding faders, on the other hand, is like performing on an instrument, which makes it inherently musical, since you’re responding to the music, not simply drawing lines. And while mice of the digital variety are useful in a DAW setting, the PreSonus FaderPort 8 picks up where they leave off, taking your mix to exciting dimensions. With 8 touch-sensitive, motorized, 100 mm faders and 57 buttons covering 78 different functions, you can control track, aux, group, and stem levels, zoom in on audio files for editing, adjust your click-track tempo with a simple tap, modify plug-in parameters, manage aux mixes, and more. Not only does the PreSonus FaderPort 8 give you a faster, more efficient workflow, it provides the inherent musicality of performing a mix on a console.

PreSonus FaderPort 8 Mix Production Controller in one take: 

  • 8 touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized faders
  • 8 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
  • macOS/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

Enhance the way you mix

The FaderPort 8 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 8 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 8 also has eight digital scribble strips that provide visual feedback. And if you select a track with your mouse, the FaderPort 8 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 8’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 8’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 8 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 8 is a mightly 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 8 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, there’s plenty of room on your desktop for the compact PreSonus FaderPort 8. For more information, call or chat online with your Westlake Pro Sales Consultant today.

 

PreSonus FaderPort 8 specifications:

Input / Output

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

Faders

  • 8x 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, Nudge
  • Console Management: Show/Hide: Audio Tracks, Inputs, MIDI Tracks, Buses, Outputs, VCAs, FX; Show All
  • Displays: 8 digital scribble strip displays, timecode display, channel meters

Power

  • 12 VDC, 2A external power supply

Physical

  • Dimensions (H x D x W): 2-1/4″ x 11-27/32″ x 13-5/32″ (57.2 x 301 x 334 mm)
  • Weight: 5 lb. (2.3 kg)

Presounus FaderPort 8 minimum computer-system requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.8.5 or higher
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or better recommended)

Windows

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

Windows and Mac Systems

  • FaderPort 8 firmware 1.0.1 or later (requires Universal Control v.1.8.3 or later)
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection required for driver and bundled software installation
  • Universal Control v.1.8.3 (for firmware updates)

PreSonus FaderPort 8 has been tested and approved to work with the following software:

  • Native Mode
    • PreSonus Studio One 3.3.2 or later
  • HUI Emulation
    • Supported by Pro Tools
  • Mackie Universal Control Emulation
    • Supported by Logic, Cubase, Ableton, Nuendo, Bitwig, Reaper, Reason, and more

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 13 x 18 x 3 in
Connection Type

USB

Compatible DAWs

All Major DAWs

Number of Faders

8

# of Buttons / Encoders

55

I/O

Footswitch

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