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  • 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
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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
       
      4.0

      (based on 29 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (18)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (6)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High-end multimedia (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Frequent user (7), Heavy duty user (5)
          • Primary use:
          • Personal (8), 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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice Toy for Sony ACID!

        By Jammer456

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Frequent User

        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

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                    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

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                      (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

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        How to use this with Pro Tools!!!!

                        By Jim Coppoc

                        from Ames, IA

                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Great Value
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Install

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about PreSonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

                          I don't write a lot of reviews on MF (too busy making music), but I thought I should address ProTools compatibility problems.

                          Faderport uses the HUI protocol. Depending on your version of Pro Tools, you might have to grab a file from the install disk or the digidesign website

                          Windows sometimes uses a UAC (user account control). Run Faderport as an administrator (to permanently set this option, you'll have to right click on the Pro Tools launcher in the start menu and work through the menus), and the unit should work.

                          The "user" and "output" buttons do not work with HUI.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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