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PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller   

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Fast, efficient DAW controller sets you free from your mouse.

The PreSonus FaderPort puts feel, vibe, and efficiency back into computer recording and production. No more clicking through menus and drawing automation edits with a mouse. It is the first of its kind, a single-fader USB controller that can write single and group channel volume, pan and mute automation. The FaderPort features a high-quality, 100mm motorized ALPs long-throw fader with the feel needed for recording perfect fades and writing automation in realtime. A dual-servo motorized drive belt system makes automation smooth and precise while 1024-step resolution lets you write ultra-fine, accurate fades and adjustments.

Pan, mute, solo, and record enable can also be easily controlled along with window selection, play, stop, record, and managing markers (locate points) for fast and easy recording. A footswitch jack is also included for handsfree punch-in/out recording. The FaderPort works with all Mac- or Windows-based recording software including Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Nuendo, Sonar, and more.

FEATURES
  • Touch sensitive 100mm, long-throw, motorized Alps fader
  • Dual-servo drive belt motor design for fast and smooth operation
  • Write single channel or group channel volume automation
  • Write pan and mute automation
  • 1024 steps of resolution
  • Complete recording transport control
  • Pan control, mute, solo, record enable
  • Quick window selection (edit, mix, transport)
  • Rugged metal top plate
  • Rugged military-grade push buttons
  • Footswitch jack for hands free punch in/out
  • Compatible with all major recording software including Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, Sonar, and more

Brings hands-on control back to your digital studio without the big price tag!

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PreSonusFaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller
 
3.9

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (12)
  • Easy to install (10)
  • Highly compatible (9)
  • Quiet (9)
  • Fast (8)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • High-end multimedia (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (9), Heavy duty user (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11), Business (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love this Controller

Hooked this up, did the update, started working with it immediately. Love this for track automation! Makes my workflow much faster. I find it hard to understand the negative reviews from the...Read complete review

Hooked this up, did the update, started working with it immediately. Love this for track automation! Makes my workflow much faster. I find it hard to understand the negative reviews from the "supposed" proffesionals on here. I think maybe you need to be smarter than a 5th grader to operate it. This is an awesome easy to use, durable product! Inexpensive ! Motorized! I use it in conjunction with Studio One V.2, a Studio Live 16.4.2 Mixer. I have had zero problems in over 2 years with this product. I hooked it up via USB. The only down side I see is that it needs more than one fader.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You get what you pay for

This device is useful sometimes. I use Cubase and Fl Studio and it works fairly well in both. My only issue is that it does not hold memory to the channel selected. So...Read complete review

This device is useful sometimes. I use Cubase and Fl Studio and it works fairly well in both. My only issue is that it does not hold memory to the channel selected. So if you have one fader setting on channel 1 and switch between channels 1 and 2, if you decide to make the slightest change to channel 1 the software fader jumps from where it was it was originally set and you might have to adjust it to where you like it again.

Also, the Pan knob is highly sensitive to the software control. The knob on the FaderPort does not respond smoothly to the software pan knob. It jumps and skips certain parameters.

In the meantime, everything else is great. The Transport controls and automation controls are wonderful.

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2.0

Not compatible with current Digital Performer

By sed

from Pasadena, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

Seems fine, but hasn't kept up with current DAWs.

  • Primary use:
  • Business

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5.0

Excellent Built Quality

By Topper

from New Jersey

About Me Heavy Duty User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Excellent Built Quality. Very smooth fader.
  • Fast
  • Highly Compatible
  • Quiet
  • Reliable

Cons

  • NONE NO CONS

Best Uses

  • High-End Multimedia
  • Home recording Studio

Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

Just plug it in and it works. Very smooth fader feels like an expensive console.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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4.0

A Bit Buggy, but still great to have

By DiamondPilot

from Orlando, FL

About Me Frequent User

Pros

  • Fader Is Great
  • Presonus Daw Integration

Cons

  • Buggy - Req Daw Restarts
  • Buggy To Set Up

Best Uses

  • Hardware Daw Controller

Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

This unit is great for the price once it is setup. But, the setup is buggy and non-intuitive. You have to flash the firmware to get the motorized fader to work, and this took some fiddling. Once it's setup, it works... however with Presonus Studio One V2 Professional x64 I get weird behavior out of this thing now and then (some buttons don't work, some buttons invoke the wrong function). When this happens, closing and relaunching Studio One gets it working again. However, the fader is such a godsend when mixing and recording automation, and the price is so much less than a full-blown hardware DAW controller, I still recommend it.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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5.0

Presonus FaderPort

By Ampeg01

from Birmingham Al

About Me Frequent User

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Fast
  • Feels Like A Console
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Some Daw May Not Work

Best Uses

    Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

    I've used the FaderPort regularly for the last couple weeks and found it to be a great interface to recording software. It gives back the feel of a physical console to recording by replacing the mouse. The motorized fader is great as it moves into place when you select tracks. Also the ability to push button start and stop for recording and playback frees up your hands from the mouse making it easier to record by yourself. Two things that I would note, first check the DAW software for compatibility. I am using it with Logic Pro X, Studio One 2, and Cubase. I haven't been able to run it with GarageBand but that isn't a big deal as I don't use GB. The other thing, be sure to use the power adapter if you want the motorized fader to work. The USB doesn't send enough power to make it work by itself.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    3.0

    Not Happy At The Moment

    By KG

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Heavy Duty User

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

        Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

        I'm sure the Faderport is a great tool for the studio. But I'm a "plug and play" kind of guy and that is what the salesman at Musician's Friend said would happen. "Easy as 1-2-3" he said. Running it with Logic Pro X from a MacBook Pro 17" is a nightmare. Maybe it has something to do with the drivers. Who knows? I'll get it figured out. Makes me feel as if MF will tell you anything just to make a sale. And they don't have to do that with me... I buy from them all the time.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Nice Toy for Sony ACID!

        By Jammer456

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Frequent User

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        Pros

        • Highly Compatible
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Recording

          Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

          It was great to find a device that works with ACID. Nowhere on the Faderport packaging does it mention that software. I only knew because it shows up in a list of supported devices in ACID. It wasn't too hard to configure. I ended up having to reboot my PC (but that's because I may have goobered something up on my end), but I have it working. It's made things a lot more convenient and fun! Most of the button assignments are pretty intuitive, and I'm just learning how to set up automation. (Oh, and the Sony ACID Help Files have pretty good instructions on how to set this device up. Look up "Control Surfaces".)

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          awesome!!

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          By batboy

          from Ashland, OR

          About Me Frequent User

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Multimedia

            Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

            If you use studio one 2.0, it's a no brainer. It's even smaller than I thought it was going to be,(perfect) fits right out of the way on the left side o the desk..I just got it but it worked perfectly right out of the box...I just hate wall warts or it would be a 5 star

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Faderport and Pro Tolls 10.6.3.. or not

            By RV Audio Desins

            from Seattle

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

                i think it needs to noted that avid has phased out the hui protocal in favor of eucon.
                i have been using a fader port with nuendo and pro tools but when i upgraded to pt 10.6 from just 10 pro tools rendered this lil guy useless.
                after going through presonus's customer service and 3 of these units we have pinned the problem to avid.
                my point is if you are using PT 10 and above this is a no go. other than that the fader port is a great lil guy. i will miss you lil buddy.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Great Product FOR ANYONE

                By BigFunk13

                from Van Nuys, CA

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • It's A Little Touchy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

                  Took 2 minutes to install and configure for use with Pro Tools 10. This product has single-handedly changed my mixes for the better. The fact that I can do automation smoothly is just the greatest improvement to my mixes since I discovered proper bus compression

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Using it with Studio One Professional

                  By FrankB

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Fast
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Recording

                    Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

                    Seamless integration with Studio One Professional which would be expected since it's another PreSonus product. Can't figure out where to get the foot pedal that works with this.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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