FaderPort *

Product Details

  • Single touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized fader
  • Large, 360-degree push-button encoder
  • Transport controls, channel record-enable, enable/disable looping
  • Innovative Session Navigator section makes mixing and controlling DAWs quick and easy
  • Seamless, native support for Studio One (Studio One Artist included)
  • Compatible with Logic Pro X, Cubase, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools via Mackie Control Universal and Mackie HUI emulation

The latest generation of PreSonus®’ classic USB control surface, the FaderPort™ enables you to record and mix with a smooth, touch-sensitive, motorized, 100 mm fader; transport controls; and many of the new workflows introduced in the FaderPort 8 and 16. Manage markers, punch in and out with a footswitch (not included), arm tracks, and employ the innovative Session Navigator to control your favorite DAW application quickly and easily. The FaderPort connects via USB 2.0 and offers native control of PreSonus Studio One® DAW (Studio One Artist is included), including Control Link support and parameter follow, allowing quick hardware access to any control.

12V DC Power Supply *

* Factory Refurbished - This item has been 100% tested for proper operation and carries the full manufacturer's Limited Warranty.

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for FaderPort:

Mac®

  • macOS® 10.8.5 64-bit or higher
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or better recommended)

Windows®

  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, or Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core i3 or better recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • The most recent FaderPort firmware*
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection required for driver and bundled software installation
  • Universal Control 2.8 or later (for firmware updates)

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

  • Native Mode
    • PreSonus Studio One® 3.5.6 with extension*** or Studio One 4.0.1 or later
  • HUI Emulation
    • Supported by Pro Tools
  • Mackie Universal Control Emulation**
    • Supported by Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, and Ableton

* A firmware update is currently required for full functionality. Please download and install the latest version of Universal Control and run the firmware updater when prompted. See the FaderPort Owner's Manual for instructions.

** 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.

*** For more information, please see https://support.presonus.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005017651-How-do-I-use-new-FaderPort-with-Studio-One-3-5-6-.

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.​​

Technical Specifications

Input / Output

1 USB 2.0 port
1 Footswitch jack for hands-free stop/start

Faders

1 100 mm long-throw, touch-sensitive, motorized fader
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 360° button encoder, Undo/Redo, Arm All, Solo/Mute Clear, Click On/Off, 4 Function buttons, Parameter Link, Bypass Plug-ins
Channel Controls Level, Pan, Solo, Mute, Rec Arm
Automation Controls Touch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, Off
Transport Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Record, Loop, Return to Zero (Functionality varies slightly, depending on the DAW.)
Navigation Track Scroll, Timeline Scroll, Horizontal Zoom, Vertical Zoom, Drop Marker, Pre/Next Marker, Prev/Next Event, Scrub, Nudge

Power

Motorized fader requires 12 VDC, 1.2A external power supply (factory configured, included)

Physical

Dimensions
Height 1.8” (45 mm)
Depth 5.5” (140 mm)
Width 9” (230 mm)
Weight 1.5 lb. (0.68 kg)

MusicPlayers.com FaderPort review

“While it has great functionality with most professional DAWs (like Studio One), it is also a particularly good option for use with Pro Tools.”

Jason Buchwald, MusicPlayers.com, January 2019

Barry Rudolph FaderPort review

“The new FaderPort, like FaderPort 8 and FaderPort 16, should be the first desktop accessory for anyone who mixes in the box.”

Barry Rudolph, Music Connection, November 2018

Recording mag FaderPort (v2) review

“The FaderPort fits pretty much anywhere and does most of what a larger surface will do.”

Mike Metlay, Recording magazine, October 2018

Jimco Software FaderPort (v2) review

“We really appreciated the fact that PreSonus put so much thought into making it easy to use the FaderPort in multiple DAWs without having to manually reprogram anything.”

Jim Cheshire, Jimco Software, October 2018

Bonedo.de FaderPort (v2) review

“The most important thing: The touch-sensitive motor fader is smooth and, above all, extremely quiet.”

Tobias Homburger, Bonedo.de, October 2018

All Things Gear FaderPort review

“PreSonus is known for building user-friendly, powerful devices — and like many devices before it, the PreSonus FaderPort delivers on that.”

Christian de Looper, All Things Gear, October 2018

Sound on Sound FaderPort review

“I’m seriously impressed as to how many useful operations PreSonus have managed to pack into this very compact production controller.”

Paul White, Sound on Sound, September 2018

Accessories

12V DC Power Supply *

* Factory Refurbished - This item has been 100% tested for proper operation and carries the full manufacturer's Limited Warranty.