Faderport 16 Production Controller

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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™ 16’s precise tactile control over mix and automation functions. A superior solution for anyone who mixes in the box, only the FaderPort 16 provides 16 100 mm touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 89 buttons covering 104 different functions, all in a compact chassis that easily sits on any desk. Quickly zoom in on audio files for editing, modify plug-in parameters, manage aux mixes—and, of course, control track levels with the touch of a finger. With the FaderPort 16, you’ll enjoy the fastest, most efficient workflow you’ve ever experienced.

Work faster and smarter.

Rather than forcing you to revise your mixing method, the FaderPort 16 augments the way you currently mix. You still use your faithful keyboard and mouse for things they do well, and the FaderPort 16 handles what you really want to get your fingers on: your mix. Having the ability to control the levels of 16 channels at once makes creating the perfect mix easier than ever before. And the FaderPort 16 allows you to view just the information you need to access. Sixteen digital scribble strips provide visual feedback. Quickly navigate between tracks and buses. Need to automate your virtual instruments? The FaderPort 16 lets you view just those tracks, making switching automation tasks a breeze. This is DAW control the way you always hoped it could be!

One-button access to key functions.*

The FaderPort 16'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.

Universal compatibility. Integrated with Ableton Live.

While compatible with most third-party software, FaderPort 16 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 16 purchased after January 18, 2020 gets a free copy of Ableton Live Lite dropped in your My.PreSonus account.


FaderPort 16’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 mode for PreSonus Studio One 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 16, 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 16 for yourself!


16 touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized faders

16 Scribble Strip displays

Complete recording-transport controls: Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Record, Loop

Drop Marker, Next/Prev Marker, Next / Prev Event

General session controls: Undo/Redo, Arm All, Solo/Mute Clear, Track Management, Click On/Off

Session Navigator provides quick control over Track Scrolling, Channel Banking, Timeline Scrolling, and much more

Channel Controls: Level, Pan, Solo, Mute, Rec Arm

Automation Controls: Touch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, Off

Optional Fader functionality: Plug-in edit, bus sends, pan

Mac / Windows compatible with native Studio One support and HUI and Mackie Control Universal emulation

Footswitch input for hands-free start/stop

USB 2.0 connectivity

Technical Specifications

Input / Output

1 USB 2.0 port

1 Footswitch jack for hands-free stop/start


16 100 mm long-throw, touch-sensitive, motorized faders

Dual-servo motorized drive belt system for fast and quietoperation

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, 4programmable User buttons, 8 Function buttons, Macro, Parameter Link, BypassPlug-ins

Channel Controls              Level,Pan, Solo, Mute, Select, Rec Arm

Automation Controls       Touch,Latch, Trim, Write, Read, Off

Optional Fader Functionality         Plug-inEdit, Bus Sends, Pan

Window View     Mix,Project, Transport, Undo

Transport            Play,Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Record, Loop, Return to Zero (Functionality variesslightly, depending on the DAW.)

Navigation          TrackScroll, Channel Banking, Timeline Scroll, Horizontal Zoom, Vertical Zoom, DropMarker, Next/Prev Marker, Next/Prev Event, Scrub, Nudge

Console Management     Show/Hide:Audio Tracks, Inputs, MIDI Tracks, Buses, Outputs, VCAs, FX; Show All

Displays               16digital scribble strip displays, time code display, channel meters


12 VDC, 2A external power supply (factory configured,included)



Height   2.11 (53.59mm)

Depth    11.9 (302.26mm)

Width    19.6 (497.84mm)

Weight  8 lb. (3.63 kg)

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for theFaderPort 16:



macOS 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)

Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or fasterrecommended)

4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)


Windows 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64,Windows 10 x64

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 softwareinstallation

30 GB hard disk space*

Monitor with 1366 x 768 resolution (high-dpi monitorrecommended)*

* Required for Studio One

Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWsother than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choicewith its manufacturer.

PreSonus FaderPort 16 has been tested and approved to workwith 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 theMackie Control protocol, such as Reason, Bitwig Studio, and Reaper, shouldcontact their DAW vendor for support.


As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus AudioElectronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification statedherein, at any time, without notification.

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