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PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller  

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The PreSonus FaderPort puts feel, vibe, and efficiency back into computer recording and production. No more clicking through menus and drawing automa...Read More

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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 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (10)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Highly compatible (8)
  • Quiet (8)
  • Fast (6)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • High-end multimedia (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (7), Heavy duty user (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9), Business (4)

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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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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Toy for Sony ACID!

      By Jammer456

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Frequent User

      Ask me a question

      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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        awesome!!

        By synesthesia67

        from ashland, OR

        About Me Frequent User

        Ask me a question

        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

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 Frank B

                from Huntington, 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

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  3.0

                  You get what you pay for

                  By gamercomposer

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • No Fader Memory
                  • Pan Knob Too Sensitive
                  • Slow

                  Best Uses

                  • Gaming
                  • High-End Multimedia

                  Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

                  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.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this Controller

                  By Fat Dog Studios

                  from Henrietta, Texas

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Recording Automation

                  Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport 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 "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.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Works with Sonar X1 except for the PAN

                  By DMX512-A

                  from Central Coast of California

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Install

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

                    Despite other posts, the FaderPort DOES work with Sonar X1 under Windows 7 64 bit. I have been using it that way for months.

                    However, it will not work if connected to a USB3 port. Also, the PAN control is very jumpy. This issue is known by Presonus and there is no fix for it so just don't use the PAN control. If you stay away from the PAN, this is a great tool.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    As Advertised, Great shippingt

                    By Willieshoes

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

                      Works perfectly with digi 002 and Pro Tools.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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