Presonus Faderport 8  From Presonus

Compact and elegantly designed DAW controller with all of the features you're looking for to enhance workflow.

Presonus

$499.95

Retail:  $599.95

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Manufacturer's Description from Presonus

Don’t kill that mouse—give it a companion.

Although a keyboard and mouse are tried-and-true DAW-control devices, they’re far more effective when used in tandem with the FaderPort™ 8’s precise tactile control over mix and automation functions. With 8 touch-sensitive, motorized, 100 mm faders and 57 buttons covering 78 different functions, you can quickly zoom in on audio files for editing, adjust your click-track tempo with a simple tap, modify plug-in parameters, manage aux mixes—and, of course, control track levels with the touch of a finger. With the FaderPort 8, you’ll enjoy the fastest, most efficient workflow you’ve ever experienced.

Work faster and smarter.

Rather than forcing you to revise your mixing method, the FaderPort 8 augments the way you currently mix. You still use your faithful keyboard and mouse for things they do well, and the FaderPort 8 handles the features you want to get your fingers on, allowing you to customize your workflow. Large, illuminated buttons make finding the function you need quick and easy. Eight high-definition digital scribble strips 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, right when you need it. This is DAW control the way you always hoped it could be!

One-button access to key functions.

The FaderPort 8's unique Session Navigator provides easy access to eight mission-critical functions for maximum flexibility. Dedicated buttons are provided to instantly arm all tracks for recording; control mutes and Solo Clear; view only the tracks, buses, and VCAs you want so see; and more. You’re not limited to preset controls, either: Four programmable User buttons let you quickly and easily access your favorite functions.

 

Universal compatibility and tight Studio One® integration.

FaderPort 8’s streamlined workflow and support for the Mackie Control and HUI protocols make it fast and easy to control virtually any DAW. No driver installation is necessary; just plug the control surface into a USB port and take command of your mix and plug-ins.

But the FaderPort 8 is downright magical when used with PreSonus Studio One. (Studio One Artist is included.) You’ll be amazed how much faster you can work.

An amazingly fast, efficient studio workflow awaits you!

With the compact, easy-to-use FaderPort 8, you’ll enjoy the fastest, most efficient workflow you’ve ever experienced. But don’t just take our word for it; visit your favorite PreSonus dealer and try the FaderPort 8 for yourself!

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About Manufacturer

PreSonus Corporation, a developer of audio technologies for the professional and semi-professional digital audio markets, was founded in 1995 and presently has an active distribution network in place that reaches over 20 million audio consumers. PreSonus also manages a high traffic website, www.presonus.com that is experiencing over 100,000 hits per month. The Company has released 18 professional audio products that have shipped to over 41 countries. Presonus has received the Electronic Musician Magazine Editor's Choice Award for four different products. The Company's products have also been nominated several times for MIX Magazine's Technical Excellence in Creativity Awards (TEC). In all, over 150,000 PreSonus products are in use around the world. The Company's primary objective is to leverage its research and development ability, intellectual property portfolio, expertise in manufacturing, well respected brand, and established distribution channels to continue swift growth in revenue and profitability. PreSonus has exhibited consistent growth of an average of 48.6% per year over the past six years and predicts continued double digit growth rates for the next three years. PreSonus was founded on the precept of research and development in new technologies and discovery and exploitation of emerging multi-media markets. The Company has passed the 'proof of concept' stage and is presently utilizing its proprietary designs and patents to expand product offerings. PreSonus has extensive relationships in the music, technology, Internet, manufacturing and consumer electronics industries as well as a highly respected professional audio brand - PreSonus Audio Electronics. Competencies necessary to promote and support digital audio technology include qualified personnel in research, engineering, manufacturing, music and marketing as well as direct experience with branding and business development. PreSonus has developed a talented staff and exceptional reputation and is poised to take advantage of the burgeoning digital audio and digital media consumer markets.

Specifications

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the FaderPort™ 8:

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

  •  USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection required for driver and bundled software installation

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

  • Native Mode
  • PreSonus® Studio One® 3
  • HUI Emulation
  • Supported by Pro Tools
  • Mackie Universal Control Emulation
  • Supported by Logic, Cubase, Ableton, Nuendo, Bitwig, Reaper, Digital Performer, and more

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

Technical Specifications

Input / Output

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

Faders

  •  8 100 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, Click On/Off with Tap Tempo, 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 Track, Inputs, MIDI Tracks, Buses, Outputs, VCA, FX; Show All
 
Displays
 
8 high-definition digital scribble strip displays, timecode display, channel meters