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 8s precise tactile control over mix and automation functions. With 8 touch-sensitive, motorized, 100 mm faders and 65 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 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. Use the large encoder button and companion buttons to edit and mix with greater efficiency and speed. Scroll through your timeline, using the encoder, or work measure by measure with the arrow buttons; ZOOM in and out on the timeline with the encoder and make your tracks larger or smaller with the arrow buttons; navigate and drop markers; and maintain constant control of your main level. Once you start using the Session Navigator, you'll wonder how you mixed without it.
Universal compatibility and tight Studio One integration.
FaderPort 8s 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.
8 touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized faders
8 Scribble Strip displays
Complete recording-transport controls: Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Record, Loop
Drop Marker Next / Prev Marker Next / Prev Event
General session controls: Undo / Redo, All Arm, Solo / Mute Clear, Track Management, Click On / Off with tap tempo
Session Navigator provides quick control over track scrolling, channel banking, timeline scrolling, and much more
Channel Controls: Level, Pan, Solo, Mute, Rec Arm
Automation Controls: Touch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, Off
Optional Fader functionality: plug-in edit, bus sends, pan
macOS / Windows compatible with native Studio One support and HUI and Mackie Control Universal emulation *
Footswitch input for hands-free start / stop
USB 2.0 connectivity
Computer system requirements:
Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the FaderPort 8:
macOS 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or better recommended)
Windows 10 x64, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 7 x64 SP1 + platform update
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 processor (Intel Core i3 or better recommended)
Windows and Mac Systems
FaderPort 8 firmware 1.0.1 or later (requires Universal Control v.1.8.3 or later)
USB 2.0 port
Internet connection required for driver and bundled software installation
Universal Control v.1.8.3 (for firmware updates)
PreSonus FaderPort 8 has been tested and approved to work with the following software:
PreSonus Studio One 3.3.2 or later
Supported by Pro Tools
Mackie Universal Control Emulation*
Supported by Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and Ableton
*Users of third-party DAWs not listed that support the Mackie Control protocol, such as Reason, Bitwig Studio, and Reaper, should contact their DAW vendor for support.
As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.
Note: A firmware update is currently required for full functionality. Please download and install Universal Control version 1.8.3 or later and run the firmware updater when prompted. See the FaderPort 8 Owner's Manual for instructions.
Input / Output
1 USB 2.0 port
1 Footswitch jack for hands-free stop/start
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
Resolution: 10-bit, 1,024 steps
Buttons and Knobs
General Controls Undo/Redo, Arm All, Solo/Mute Clear, Timecode, Track Management, Click On/Off, 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 Tracks, Inputs, MIDI Tracks, Buses, Outputs, VCAs, FX; Show All
Displays 8 digital scribble strip displays, timecode display, channel meters
12 VDC, 2A external power supply
Height 2.25 Inch (57.2 mm)
Depth 11.85 Inch (301 mm)
Width 13.15 Inch (334 mm)
Weight 5 lbs. (2.3 kg)
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