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PreSonus FaderPort 8 DAW Mixer Controller

PreSonus FaderPort 8 DAW Mixer Controller

Take command of your DAW with 8 motorized faders, digital scribble strips and transport controls. This USB mixer control surface speeds up your sessions!

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Submitted November 6, 2017 by okang lindsey in columbus, OH
"out standing"
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This product works great with studio one , very good integration however i also use reason and wish they would update the device to work well with reasons big mixer instead of having to do everything manually all the time
Musical Background:
been in music over ten years , play around on the piano a little, i do jam at home these days
Musical Style:
REGGAE, RNB, HIP HOP
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Submitted November 20, 2019 by Chris V in Rochester, NY
"Faderport 8 Useless With Logic Pro X"
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My review is going to be a conflicted one, as I both love and resent the Faderport 8.Let's start with the good – the Fadeport 8 is built like a tank. The automated faders have a huge throw, and you can't help but feel awesome when you have this thing on your desk and the faders are flying as you work. Of all of the "budget" mix surfaces out there, the Faderport 8 is the best looking one of the bunch.Now onto the more neutral comments – I've owned the Faderport 8 for a little over a year now. And maybe it's because I never grew up mixing on a console, but I find the workflow not that intuitive. In my opinion, my Mac's keyboard and mouse are far faster. I was so much on the fence about this, that I ended up returning the FP8 to zZounds, rebought it, returned it AGAIN, and then bought it for a 3rd time. I know that sounds crazy, but it was a big question of actual usefulness versus the wow factor of the unit. Ultimately, the wow factor won out. But I still can't force myself to reach for the controller over the ease of the mouse.Now for the bad – the FP8 is marketed as a multi-DAW control surface. But over the last year, I've seen the FP8 go from working quite well with Logic Pro X to completely non-functioning. I also own PreSonus' Studio One, and the FP8 works just fine with PreSonus' software. But again, this thing is marketed to work across platforms. But as of now in November of 2019, just about all of the buttons fail to interact with Logic. If they do actually communicate their desired function to Logic, it's either super inconsistent, or the lag is huge. The Faders barely respond, or respond with dramatic lag onscreen. I've contacted PreSonus several times about the issue, and they're good about replying, but don't offer much in terms of remedies. Basically, "wait for the next firmware fix." Well after the latest firmware update a day or two ago claiming bug fixes, the FP8 is as bad as ever.I own several PreSonus devices now – the Quantum, Sceptres, Temblor, Monitor Station 2. All of which is fantastic. The Faderport 8 though, I cannot recommend at all, unless you're a Studio One user. But this failure to FP8 customers has me wondering if I should be swapping out my other PreSonus gear.
Musical Background:
Professional Mixing and Mastering Engineer
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Submitted February 14, 2018 by Ramiek L in Bronx, NY
"Decent now, but maybe better in future? (Studio One user)"
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I like the design but as far a function goes but its definitely half baked. Some of the buttons don't even have software written for them (software upgrade may fix later). I also don't like how the software faders don't always respond when you move on the hardware. Sometimes its just delayed, other times it doesn't move at all. I'd skip buying this if not on Studio One, but if you use Studio One the integration may be great.
Musical Style:
Mostly Rap, unlike some reviewers lol
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Submitted January 1, 2018 by D M in Saint Louis, MO
"Presonus Fader 8"
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I had high hopes for this controller but it fell short. While the concept is good, the functionality missed the mark. The main concern was the erratic fader control. It did not track smoothly with Cubase. Move the fader on the controller, the fader in Cubase jumped and vice versa. I will stick with my Mackie MCU Pro which is excellent.
Musical Background:
60 years
Musical Style:
Rock, Country, Blues
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