The PreSonus FaderPort 8 DAW Control Surface is a versatile and highly functional control unit designed for all major DAW applications. It features 8 touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw motorized faders with 8 high-definition Scribble Strip displays for real-time visual feedback. With 57 buttons covering 78 different functions, the FaderPort 8 is the ultimate control surface, giving you everything you need to improve your workflow including complete recording-transport controls and automation control.
Session Navigator is the most unique feature of the PreSonus FaderPort 8, providing quick and easy access to eight critical functions for optimal flexibility. The highly intuitive layout of the control surface lays out all the major functions and controls in a clear and concise configuration. Mute, Solo, and Rec buttons are included for added control within your DAW, allowing you to control different parameters with each button. You can even create your own custom key mappings, allowing you to cater to your favorite parameters, VSTs, and anything else within your selected DAW.
The PreSonus FaderPort 8 features flexible integration, allowing it to easily integrate with all major DAW applications, as well as providing tight Studio One integration. The streamlined workflow and support for the Mackie Control and HUI protocols give you the ability to control virtually any DAW. Its plug-and-play functionality eliminates the need for drive installation; simply plug in your control surface, and you’re ready to go.
In addition to the eight faders and Scribble Strip displays, the FaderPort 8 also includes general session controls, such as Undo/Redo, Arm All, Solo/Mute Clear, Track Management, and Click On/Off with tap tempo. It also includes Studio One Artist, Studio Magic, and Ableton Live Lite. The Session Navigator provides quick control over track scrolling, channel banking, timeline scrolling, and much more. Channel Controls include Level, Pan, Solo, Mute, Rec Arm, while Automation Controls include Touch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, and Off. Optional Fader functionality includes plug-in edit, bus sends, and pan.
The FaderPort 8 is compatible with macOS® 10.8.5 or higher and Windows 10 x64/x86, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update. It features USB 2.0 connectivity, and also includes a footswitch input for hands-free start/stop. The FaderPort 8 is a heavy-duty construction with a dual-servo motorized drive belt system for fast and quiet operation. The resolution is 10-bit, 1,024 steps.
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