PreSonus FaderPort Fader and Transport Control Unit

PreSonus FaderPort - Single Motorized Fader and Transport Control for DAWs - Mac OS X and Windows XP

PreSonus FaderPort - Single Motorized Fader and Transport Control for DAWs - Mac OS X and Windows XP


PreSonus FaderPort overview

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The FaderPort from Presonus is a hardware controller featuring a single, touch-sensitive, motorized fader and a comprehensive transport control section. The unit provides a real-time input option for DAWs, enhancing efficiency and providing a tactile method for inputting volume and pan automation.

The high-quality, touch sensitive, motorized long throw fader has just the right feel needed for recording perfect fades and writing automation. Pan, mute, solo and record enable can also be easily controlled along with window selection, play, stop, record and managing locate points.

A foot-switch jack is also included on the unit, providing for hands free punch-in/out recording. The FaderPort works with all Mac or Windows-based recording software including Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic and more.

Complete recording transport control hardware
Touch-sensitive, long-throw motorized fader
Pan control, mute, solo & record enable
Writes single-channel or group-channel automation
Provides dedicated buttons for quick window selection (edit, mix, and transport)
Foot-switch jack for hands-free punch in/out (foot-switch optional)
Compatible with all major recording software
UPC: 673454000645
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PreSonus FaderPort - Single Motorized Fader and Transport Control for DAWs - Mac OS X and Windows XP
  • External Power Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • One (1) Year Warranty to Original Purchaser
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    PreSonus FaderPort specs

    Connection USB
    Faders Single, touch sensitive, motorized
    Transport Controls Yes
    Jog/Shuttle No
    Rotary Controls Single
    Numeric Keypad No
    Display No
    Multiple Units No
    Included Software No
    Software Supported All major recording software including Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, and more
    System Requirements Mac OS X or Windows XP operating system
    Available USB port
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 7" x 5 1/4" x 1 3/4"
    Weight 1 lbs
    Specialties Footswitch jack for hands-free punch in/out
    Packaging Infovtwrevwsrc
    Package Weight 2.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 8.0 x 4.0"

    PreSonus FaderPort reviews

    FaderPort Fader and Transport Control Unit is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exellent with Reaper.. After locating a modified DLL at Kockos furum, I can now customize this fadeerport through an .ini file. Works great, cheap and reliable, just don't upgrade your firmware if it works since the motorized fader won't work. Vegas Pro claims they support the faderport since V9 which is BS, but I'm not surprised since I don't even waste my time trying to get answers from their so called tech support. But this is not a problem with the Faderport itself... If you don't use Reaper by now then I can't help you (can't see why on earth you wouldn't) :)
    Date published: 2012-12-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value for money. Handy little thing to have. Easy to set up, small footprint. I only use it for the fader and to drop tracks into write/latch mode to do quick automation. I find transport and window-selecting buttons are a waste of space when it's quicker to just hit a quick-key on the keyboard. In Pro Tools I wish it would have a channel-focus mode, where you click on a channel and the fader automatically corresponds to that channel. Instead you have to either right click the channel and hit scroll into view or bank through on the faderport til it selects the channel in Pro Tools. But for the price it's a no-brainer if you can't justify forking out for the Avid controllers or SSL/etc.
    Date published: 2016-03-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice unit, just a tad quirky under Sonar As forum posts will indicate, installation is a confusing mess. Actually had to DOWNGRADE to a previous firmware file to get Faderport to function properly with Sonar 8.5 ... but finally, all is well (no thx to Presonus support, which has yet to answer a single email). The unit itself functions nicely - and although old keyboard and mouse habits die hard - the usefulness is significant with very limited desktop space used. Better Presonus support (ok, actually ANY support!) would be appreciated. They seem to have abandoned this product which is a shame. I almost returned it out of frustration, but it's a nice unit at a decent price once you can get it working properly.
    Date published: 2011-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it I use this for my PT 9 setup; I write music for a TV show and an internet show and this is the bomb for us old schoolers. You don't need a whole set of faders, this one will do the trick. I would ultimately like to see an EQ option but for what I use this for it is perfect. It does feel a little cheap on the fader control, but seriously, the heart of the unit is first class!
    Date published: 2011-03-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works perfect Sonar X1 Producer & Win7 I really needed a controller to simplify recording and mixes at home but didn't want to spend much money. I was hesitant about compatibility with Sonar X1 Producer and 64-Bit Win7 but I saw others had it working. You'll need to dig around for some tech info on copying a .dll file and registering it with Win7 (not really complicated though). All the functions work for me and I'm getting a ton of use of the product. There is even functionality within Sonar to setup custom functions for some buttons. Volume automation is simplified with this product. I would recommend the FaderPort if you're tired of playing with your mouse during mixing/recording. The only negative thing I've found is the Pan pod is 'jumpy', but I have not done much research on that, I'm guessing a firmware update or software fix might fix that. Not an issue for my use though.
    Date published: 2013-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my newest toy, and I'm in love I wasn't sure about this one, have been reading reviews like cheap knobs etc, but honestly I've been gladly surprised with it's ease of use, practicality and actually it comes in handy, does not take too much space, and once you get used to it, you, almost,would not use the mouse or even the keyboard. The fader is automated (it moves) but only when plugged (electrical power).
    Date published: 2011-07-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good controller for the price range I used with Pro Tools LE on post projects with about 100 tracks. It helps me a lot to make a faster mix instead using my trackball. The fader works fine and I find very useful the Read, Write and Touch buttons. The PAN knob is not good, is not accurate and feels cheap. Sometimes FaderPort makes Pro Tools to freeze and play forever.
    Date published: 2010-05-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing value for the price! The faderport is a great little device for making automation on a budget. It's very responsive and seems to be pretty durable. Setup was also super easy! My only complaint is it's ability to change track selection. You have to use the buttons on the device to toggle track selection unless you are choosing from the same bank of 8 in protools. I believe this is due to a limitation in the HUI protocol unfortunately. All in all, would definitely recommend for a cheap option for automation.
    Date published: 2014-06-29
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