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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 automation edits with a mouse. It is the first of its kin... Read More

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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 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
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PresonusFaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller
 
3.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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Easy and useful

I have logic studio and pro tools and it works great with both. it is fairly easy to set up and use, not to mention it looks great. this control surface definitely puts...Read complete review

I have logic studio and pro tools and it works great with both. it is fairly easy to set up and use, not to mention it looks great. this control surface definitely puts a human aspect back into fades.

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Good, but didn't work with Cubase Studio 4

I had really high hopes for this product. I am using a Macintosh computer with Cubase Studio 4 and a Presonus Firestudio Project. I wanted something to supplement my mousework for mixing and...Read complete review

I had really high hopes for this product. I am using a Macintosh computer with Cubase Studio 4 and a Presonus Firestudio Project. I wanted something to supplement my mousework for mixing and mastering. It was the choice between this and the Alphatrack. I wanted this because that way I could have all Presonus products. But what do you know, the thing didn't work! Apparently Presonus didn't see it fit to make a driver for my particular computer/software configuration. So I ended up with the Alphatrack. Honestly, this product has a better build quality and is a lot easier to use, but ultimately the compatibility issue was a dealbreaker. Also, the Alphatrack is powered by USB, whereas the fader on this unit is powered by an adapter.

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5.0

Very easy to use perfect solution for itb mixing

By Cvincent

from Los angeles

About Me Heavy Duty User

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Presonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

      First off, to anyone complaining about it not working, I don't see how this could be possible unless you somehow got a pre2012 version and haven't been able to update the firmware/software because it requires USB 2.0.
      Secondly, this thing works perfectly. It glides so smoothly I love watching the pre done fades making the controllers fader move. It's incredibly easy to use and what's very nice, would be the fact that for editing effects in ableton, you simply hit the touch then bank button to navigate through each parameter of the effects in coherent order. That alone for any newbie makes the controller worth its price as you can practically learn the correct way/workflow to set up a compressor for example. I literally use this device for every parameter in ableton as the fader is more precise than a mouse and even more precise than the touchscreen that I use.(it's a 4 thousand $ touchscreen) but the motorized fader is honestly just more fun.(ok maybe I use the touchscreen also, but honestly no where near as much once I got the faderport) I could happily use just the fader if I had no touchscreen as it's even more fun than the knobs on an ableton push.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      HORRIBLE DO NOT BUY PRESONUS IS TERRIBLE

      By John B

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Frequent User

      Pros

      • NONE

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install
      • Flimsy
      • Runs Hot
      • Slow
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Presonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

        Terrible product would not install and dont bother calling presonus they will NOT help you. Be aware. Horrible company!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        PreSonus FaderPort - New trick for an Old Dog

        By Dan

        from St. Rose, Louisiana

        Comments about Presonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

        I've been in the music biz some 40 plus years. I cut my teath on old mono and two track reel to reel recorders. Time and technology marches on and now my recording is PC based with my head left spinning instead of reels of tape. I use PreSonus Studio One 2.6.3 Professional as my DAW. My digital studio runs circles around anything I did in my old analog world. I recently purchased PreSonus' FaderPort to put back some of the old tape recorder feel to my fingers. The FaderPort does so much more. A great advance in my work flow. The FaderPort is truely plug and play. I love it.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed !!!

        By david reed

        from Grand junction ,Colorado

        Comments about Presonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

        After several down loads and multiple attempts could not get fader to work as advertised ! Downloads are not friendly to PC or Mac. I would return it if I could!

         
        4.0

        Works

        By Michael Bowman

        from Portland, OR

        Comments about Presonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

        Unit automatically loaded into StudioOne. I did have to download a patch from their web site to fix a problem with the motorized fader not working. There is a bug shifting to the top or bottom channel otherwise everything has worked as described. Bought it for mixing but have now found it really helps in recording. You don't have to be next to the PC to record with a 15ft USB cable you can have it sitting next to you to record. Its very popular with the rest of the band because they can set their own solos and mute tracks as well as set their punch points and loops. They don't have to be "experts" in a DAW anymore to record and they have a lot of control over the process. As the band's engineer I don't have to be there every time someone wants to record something anymore. It really earns its keep when you are using automation. Its a whole lot easier to get the fine tuning on volume and pan using the fader as opposed to mousing a slider. If you are tweaking your effects (gain, EQ) in automation its perfect. Considering the multi track devices run well into the hundreds and thousands this single track/fader is well worth the price. Ended up buying one for the studio and at home. Good recording!

         
        5.0

        Works well with SudioOne

        By James Ward

        from Nahant, MA

        Comments about Presonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

        I purchased this around a month ago. It set up in under a minute working with Presonus Studio One Artist software that came with the firestudio 26/26. I have not one complaint.

         
        5.0

        Essential for Home Studios!

        By bryan rasmussen

        from Cincinnati, Ohio

        Comments about Presonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

        I'm currently studying Music Production with Pro Tools online through Berkleemusic (Berklee College of Music's online school), and my home setup consists of a home built recording desk that is really solid, with two 4-space racks built into the hutch that my iMac and my monitors sit on top of, Yamaha HS monitors, and a PreSonus Firestudio Project. I had to do all of my mixing and editing this past semester with my mouse and arrow keys on my keyboard and got so incredibly frustrated. So I used some Christmas money to order this guy (I wish they'd stock it in the store), and It was so worth the wait with the long shipping time over the holidays!! I can't imagine going back to the mouse, all the buttons are so useful! I haven't quite mastered the "punch" function as well as the other fader modes for automating things, but I just love having a motorized fader and window select buttons available. My only wish is that PreSonus made a bigger one to rival Mackie's controller that has more like 8 sliders.

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Dissapointed!

        By Diego Zapata

        from NY

        Comments about Presonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

        I use Pro Tools for recording and i always wanted a control surface. I've bought the faderport expecting to do everything that a saw on the demos but when a plugged in the "motorized fader" didint move AT ALL!! ive tried everything but is useless! DONT GET THIS! it will only get you headaches!

         
        5.0

        awesome!

        By Henry Egloff

        from Austin, TX

        Comments about Presonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

        I can't believe I hadn't bought this sooner. What's a mouse? This thing is solid metal. Thank you Presonus.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great buy

        By B Kurt

        from Nashville, TN

        Comments about Presonus FaderPort Software Automation and Transport Controller:

        Very solid product. Does everything it says it does and does them well. I bought this product because I wanted to be able to write volume and pan automation with a real fader and not one on screen in Pro Tools. I considered getting a Digi Command 8 but that was a little out of my price range. I am used to mixing on screen so I didn't need 8 faders anyways. This allows me to write volume automation with a hands on fader which provides a more intuitive way to do so. It allows my mix to sound less mechanical and more emotional if that makes any sense. I wish I was able to write aux send automation and such but oh well. Works great with Pro Tools 8.

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