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PreSonus FaderPort™ 8: 8-channel Mix Production Mac/PC Controller - Full Warranty!

$429.99
SKU Pre-Faderport8-(Opened Box)

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 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!

Computer system requirements:

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

macOS®

  • macOS version 10.13 or later
  • 200 MB storage space for Universal Control (required for firmware updates)
  • Available USB port

Windows®

  • Windows 10 or later (64-Bit Only)
  • 200 MB storage space for Universal Control (required for firmware updates and low-latency ASIO support)
  • Available USB port

The above are the hardware system requirements for this product.
DAW software and Operating System requirements vary.

Click here for Studio One’s system requirements.

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

  • Native Mode
    • PreSonus® Studio One® 3.5.3 or later
  • HUI Emulation
    • Supported by Pro Tools 12 or later
  • 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.

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, 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

Power

12 VDC, 2A external power supply

Physical

Dimensions
Height 2.25" (57.2 mm)
Depth 11.85" (301 mm)
Width 13.15" (334 mm)
Weight 5 lbs. (2.3 kg)