FaderPort 16 *

Product Details

  • 16 touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized fader
  • 16 high-definition Scribble Strip displays
  • Recording-transport, session, channel, and automation controls
  • Session Navigator provides quick control over Track Scrolling, Marker Navigation, Timeline Scrolling, and much more
  • Compact and ergonomic design fits virtually any desk
  • Mac®- and Windows®-compatible with native Studio One® support and HUI and Mackie Control Universal emulation
  • USB 2.0 connectivity

A superior solution for anyone who mixes in the box, only the FaderPort 16 provides 16 100 mm touch-sensitive, motorized faders in a compact chassis that easily sits on any desk. Like PreSonus®’ popular FaderPort 8, the FaderPort 16 features digital scribble strip displays; mute and solo for every channel; complete automation and transport control; plus level, pan, send, and plug-in control modes for every fader. The unique Session Navigator makes mixing and controlling your favorite DAW application quick and easy by putting eight critical functions under your fingers, including navigation, zoom, and master fader control. The FaderPort 16 is compatible with virtually any DAW host for Mac® or Windows®, with support for HUI and Mackie Control, including customized Mackie Control modes for Logic, Cubase, and Sonar. Its native Studio One® support provides even more functionality with PreSonus’ easy-to-use DAW, including Control Link support as well as parameter follow, allowing you quick access to any control under your mouse. Its ergonomic design makes it a comfortable companion to your keyboard and mouse.

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 the FaderPort™ 16:

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection required for driver and bundled software installation
  • 30 GB hard disk space*
  • Monitor with 1366 x 768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)*
* Required for Studio One
Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

PreSonus FaderPort 16 has been tested and approved to work with the following software:

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

Technical Specifications

Input / Output

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

Faders

16 100 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, Scrub, Nudge
Console Management Show/Hide: Audio Tracks, Inputs, MIDI Tracks, Buses, Outputs, VCAs, FX; Show All
Displays 16 digital scribble strip displays, time code display, channel meters

Power

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

Physical

Dimensions
Height 2.11” (53.59 mm)
Depth 11.9” (302.26 mm)
Width 19.6” (497.84 mm)
Weight 8 lb. (3.63 kg)

SonicScoop FaderPort 16 review

“Now, being able to simultaneously adjust multiple controls makes mixing feel less like guesswork, and more intuitive and natural.”

Rich Crescenti, SonicScoop, September 2018

Bonedo FaderPort 8 and 16 review (German)

“Die absolut unkomplizierte Bedienung und Automation von Parametern virtueller Instrumente per Fader ist nur eines von vielen Details, die den Faderport aus meiner Sicht zu einem Must-have für Studio One User macht.”

Felix Klostermann, Bonedo, July 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.