Don’t kill that mouse—give it a companion.
Although a keyboard and mouse are tried-and-true DAW-control devices, they’re far more effective when used in tandem with the FaderPort™’s precise tactile control over mix and automation functions. A superior solution for anyone who mixes in the box, the FaderPort provides a 100 mm touch-sensitive, motorized fader for writing fades and automation in real-time and 24 buttons covering 40 different functions, all in a compact chassis that easily sits on any desk. Quickly zoom in on audio files for editing. Control track levels with the touch of a finger. With the FaderPort, you’ll enjoy the fastest, most efficient workflow you’ve ever experienced.
We've incorporated elements from the award-winning FaderPort 8 into our new and improved FaderPort. Rather than forcing you to revise your mixing method, the FaderPort augments the way you currently mix. You still use your faithful keyboard and mouse for things they do well, and the FaderPort handles what you really want to get your fingers on: your mix. This is DAW control the way you always hoped it could be!
One-button access to key functions.*
The FaderPort's unique Session Navigator provides easy access to eight mission-critical functions for maximum flexibility. Use the large encoder button and companion buttons to edit and mix with greater efficiency and speed. Scroll through your timeline, using the encoder, or work measure by measure with the arrow buttons; zoom in and out on the timeline with the encoder and make your tracks larger or smaller with the arrow buttons; navigate and drop markers; and maintain constant control of your main level. Once you start using the Session Navigator, you’ll wonder how you mixed without it.
* Features may vary depending on your software.
Universal compatibility. Integrated with Ableton Live.
While compatible with most third-party software, FaderPort offers deeper integration with Ableton Live (version 10.1.5 and later). Navigate clips and scenes, change track volume and panning, and switch between Session and Arranger views, the FaderPort will help you work faster than ever. Even better: any FaderPort purchased after January 18, 2020 gets a free copy of Ableton Live Lite dropped in your My.PreSonus account.
FaderPort’s streamlined workflow and support for the Mackie Control and HUI protocols also make it fast and easy to control Logic Pro X, Cubase, Pro Tools, and more. No driver installation is necessary; just plug the control surface into a USB port and take command of your mix.
Built for Studio One.
The optimized PreSonus Studio One mode will revolutionize your workflow in PreSonus' award-winning DAW (Studio One Artist included). Use the Session Navigator to quickly move and nudge events in the Arranger window. The unique Link function allows you to instantly control any parameter beneath your mouse with the large encoder. Control link lets you customize your function buttons and much more. You’ll be amazed at how much faster you can work.
An amazingly fast, efficient studio workflow awaits you!
With the compact, easy-to-use FaderPort, you’ll enjoy the fastest, most efficient workflow and the most session control you’ve ever experienced. But don’t just take our word for it; visit your favorite PreSonus dealer and try the FaderPort for yourself!
Single touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized fader
Large, 360 button encoder
Complete recording-transport controls: Play, Stop, FastForward, Rewind, Record, Loop
Drop Marker, Next/Prev Marker, Next/Prev Event
General session controls: Undo/Redo, Arm All, Solo/MuteClear, Click On/Off
Session Navigator provides quick control over TrackScrolling, Timeline Scrolling, and much more
Channel Controls: Level, Pan, Solo, Mute, Rec Arm
Automation Controls: Touch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, Off
Mac / Windows compatible with native Studio One support andHUI and Mackie Control Universal emulation
Footswitch input for hands-free start/stop (footswitch notincluded)
USB 2.0 connectivity
Computer system requirements:
Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for use for FaderPort.
macOS 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)
Intel Core i3 or better
Minimum 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
Windows 10 (64-bit only)
Intel Core i3 / AMD A10 processor or better
Minimum 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
Mac and Windows Systems
USB 2.0 port
Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
30 GB hard disk space (required for Studio One Artist content)
Monitor with 1366x768 resolution
PreSonus FaderPort has been tested and approved to work with the following software:
PreSonus Studio One 3.5.6 with extension*** or Studio One 4.0.1 or later
Supported by Pro Tools 12 and higher
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.
Input / Output
1 USB 2.0 port
1 Footswitch jack for hands-free stop/start
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
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
Motorized fader requires 12 VDC, 1.2A external power supply (factory configured, included)
Height 1.8 (45 mm)
Depth 5.5 (140 mm)
Width 9 (230 mm)
Weight 1.5 lb. (0.68 kg)