PreSonus’ New FaderPort Offers DAW Control

PreSonus is shipping a new generation of its classic FaderPort USB production controller that incorporates elements from the company’s award-winning FaderPort 8. The new and improved FaderPort provides a 100 millimeter touch-sensitive, motorized fader for writing fades and automation in real-time and 24 buttons covering 40 different functions, all in a compact chassis. Users can quickly zoom in on audio files for editing, control track levels with the touch of a finger and even use a footswitch input for hands-free start/stop (footswitch not included).

A Session Navigator section provides easy access to eight mission-critical functions for maximum flexibility. Use the large 360-degree encoder button and companion buttons to edit and mix with greater efficiency and speed. Users can scroll through their timelines using the encoder or work measure by measure with the arrow buttons, zoom in and out on the timeline with the encoder and make tracks larger or smaller, navigate and drop markers and maintain constant control of the main level.

The FaderPort features an optimized HUI mode for Pro Tools as well as custom MCU operation modes for Logic Pro X, Cubase and Ableton Live. No driver installation is necessary; just plug the control surface into a USB port. Studio One Artist is included.

The new FaderPort is available for $199.95 and here are the specs.

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