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PreSonus Faderport Single Fader DAW Controller

Get hands-on control over your DAW mixer. Write precise automation in real time with a motorized 100mm long-throw fader controller and transport buttons. (27) Read 12 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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About the size of your palm, the PreSonus Faderport is hands-down one of the most portable and efficiently designed DAW controllers in its class. Connecting to your DAW via USB, Faderport sports one smooth, 100 mm long-throw motorized fader for writing fades and recording automation. You also get transport controls, mute/solo/rec buttons, dedicated buttons to switch between Mix, Edit/Project and Transport windows, and even a must-have Undo button! This USB DAW controller is able to simplify your worklow even more with its footswitch jack for hands-free punch-in and -out recording. You can count on the PreSonus Faderport to provide the control you need over just about any recording or music-production software.

More than a Fader

The Faderport's single motorized fader is there for writing smooth fades and automation in real time, while the controller's top row of controls provides a knob for panning and dedicated buttons for mute, solo, and record. For quick recording, you have window selection, play, stop, record, and managing markers (locate points); and for even faster hands-off recording, you have a foot switch jack for direct foot control over your session -- loop your recorded takes, audition your tracks, and more with the push of your foot. The Faderport's intuitive layout of control features makes it easy to use in the studio and out.

Cross-Platform Compatibility

The PreSonus FaderPort works with any major DAW software, be it Mac- or Windows-based -- delivering easy, precise control over Apple Logic, Avid Pro Tools, Cakewalk Sonar, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, and more. The included power supply is necessary for the motorized fader, but the buttons are operational even when your FaderPort is USB bus-powered. It's truly plug and play, ready to record wherever you make music.

Features:

- Portable single-fader DAW controller
- Smooth, touch-sensitive, long-throw motorized fader
- Complete recording transport control
- Write single channel or group channel automation
- Pan control, mute, solo, record enable
- Quick window selection (edit, mix, transport)
- Footswitch jack for hands-free punch in/out
- Operates via USB bus
- Compatible with most major recording software, including Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, and more
- Mac and Windows compatible
- Includes a USB cable, power supply, and rubber feet

zZounds is an authorized dealer of PreSonus products.
Computer system requirements:
- Windows XP, Vista, 7 or Mac OS X operating system
- one available USB port

Control Emulation:
- Pro Tools, Logic, and Cubase/Nuendo (Mac) uses HUI Control.
- Cubase/Nuendo (Windows), Sonar and Digital Performer uses custom "native-mode" FaderPort control driver.

Controls: PAN, MUTE, SOLO, REC, channel selection with BANK, OUTPUT (master fader), READ, WRITE, TOUCH, OFF (fader mode), Window View (MIX, PROJ {edit}, TRNS (transport), UNDO, START, END, PUNCH IN, USER, LOOP, REWIND, FAST FORWARD, STOP, PLAY RECORD. (functionality varies slightly between DAW software applications)
Fader:

- Alps touch-sensitive motorized model used in professional control surfaces including DigiDesign's D-Command
- Dual servo motorized drive beilt system for fast and quiet operation
- Ultra smooth feel and lightning fast
- Heavy-duty long life construction
- Extreme touch-sensitivity
- 100mm long throw for writing perfect fades
- Resolution 10-bit, 1024 steps

Power: operational via USB bus, motorized fader powered via 9V 1.2A DC external power supply.

Included Items: FaderPort, USB cable, power supply, rubber feet

Size: Approx. 7" x 5.25" x 1.75" (18cm x 13cm x 4cm)

Weight: Approx. 1 lb.
Software Compatibility:

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

- Pro Tools ver. 6 and later
- Pro Tools M-Powered ver. 6 and later

- Logic ver. 6 and later
- Logic ver. 6 and later
- Logic Express and Garage Band are NOT currently supported (note OUTPUT and USER buttons are not supported in HUI Control - Pro Tools and Logic)

- Nuendo 3 and later
- Cubase SX 3 and later (PC - native mode, Mac - HUI mode)
- Cubase SL 3 and later (PC - native mode, Mac - HUI mode) (note Cubase LE and Cubase SE are NOT supported)

- Sonar 6 - (native mode)
- Digital Performer 4.5 and later (native mode)
- Samplitude 10 (native mode)
- Sequoia 10 (native mode)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 4 in
Presonus Warranty Presonus offers a one year warranty (parts and labor) on all new products. All non-new Presonus products carry a limited warranty of 90 days.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 225-216-7887

Product Description

The easy-to-use FaderPort delivers complete transport control for fast and efficient recording along with motorized fader for writing fades and automation. The high-quality ultra-smooth motorized long throw fader on the FaderPort has the feel needed for recording perfect fades and writing automation in real-time. Pan, mute, solo, and record enable can also be easily controlled with the FaderPort along with window selection, play, stop, record, and managing markers (locate points) for fast and easy recording. A foot switch jack is also included on the FaderPort for hands free punch-in/out recording. The FaderPort works with most Mac or Windows-based recording software including Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo and more.

Features:

- Smooth, long throw motorized fader
- Complete recording transport control
- Write single channel or group channel automation
- Pan control, mute, solo, record enable
- Quick window selection (edit, mix, transport)
- Footswitch jack for hands free punch in/out
- Compatible with most major recording software including Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo and more
- Mac and Windows compatible
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "A must have but a few problems..."
Sound: The Faderport does not make sound other than the loud clicking of the buttons. When installing, it does come up USB Audio Device. Feature: It has pretty much everything I need. The picture of the Faderport is outdated. The pan knob is now a real solid metal instead of plastic, however when I adjust the pan, the pan on screen likes to jump around. I am using Pro Tools M-Powered 8 and it gets the job done faster. I've been using the mouse for so long that I want to reach for it instead of the faderport but I will quickly break the habbit. When Im using Pro Tools I cant seem to use the "bank feature" to bank tracks togethor but I wouldnt use that feature anyway. On the "window view" section the "Mem Loc" is replaced with a undo - redo feature which comes in handy alot. (Like I said the picture is outdated). On the "Transport" section, the RTZ (return to zero) is replaced with a shift key to shift from undo to redo and other features. You can ethier click it and it will stay on shift or press it with an additional button at the same time to just use it once. You also have a user function but cannot use because it runs HUI in pro tools. Not their fault. To return to zero you press << + stop. I love the mix edit and transport functions. I can bring them up with one click. When you are not using the faderport the stop button stays on. I found that if you hold that down the "loop" and "output" buttons light up, then you click output and it shuts off. You have to unplug and replug the USB cable to get it to some on again. Oh yeah, it has a moving fader but you already know about that. Its fast and smooth. Top quality. Ease of Use: Very easy to use. Had it running in 5 seconds (no, really) but soon ran into some problems. (Pro tools cannot see HUI device, please disable or something like that). But than it started working ok. I cant pan stereo channels, it only pans the left of the two pan knobs. I tried clicking on the one on the right but didn't work. Mono works fine other than that jumping problem. When you hit read, write, or touch the buttons dont light up like they are supposed to but I dont mind. By the way I did try it first than updated the driver but things got weird so went back to stock. Quality: If it fell off my desk it would surive unless it hit right on the fader. I could see that bending. Everything is solid though. This thing is bigger than what I thought. Value: When I first saw it I wanted it. more like needed it. The price seemed fair when it first came out. But now it's updated and cheaper :) Manufacturer Support: I plan on calling Presonus about those few problems to see if I can get it straight. I have searched the problems on the net and found alot of people are having the same problems in Pro Tools. They are using version 7 though. The Wow Factor: It looks useful, and it is. This is my first piece of Presonus gear and they seem alright. Overall: I am very satisfied with the Faderport.
Style of Music: Metal, Piano
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Overall: This controller is perfect for me, because I really only record or work with one track at a time. This provides the highest quality controls for one channel, rather than sub-standard controls for multiple channels as most other controllers offer. The fader has a great feel, and the automation works perfectly. At first, it seemed that it might not work with Logic Pro X, but once set up properly it is perfect, and all controls work as they should. I sometimes take this into my sound booth so that it is fast and easy to do multiple takes without having to go back out into the control room to restart the take/track. Also makes it easy to add a punch-in pedal to your rig right through the Faderport. I really love this thing, and the build quality is excellent, making me feel it will last a very long time.
Style of Music: Country rock, folk rock, country, singer/songwriter
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