PreSonus FaderPort 16
Take your mix to the next level with 16 100 mm touch-sensitive, motorised faders and a unique complement of features that puts critical mix and editing functions beneath your fingers where they belong. With HUI, native Studio One®, and customised Mackie Control Universal modes, the FaderPort 16 makes mixing and controlling your favourite DAW application quick and easy.
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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, motorised 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.
*Features may vary depending on your software.
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 optimised mode for PreSonus Studio One® will revolutionise 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 customise 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 favourite PreSonus dealer and try the FaderPort 16 for yourself!
Works with iOS and iPadOS devices
The PreSonus FaderPort 16 is compatible with iOS and iPadOS devices including iPad Pro, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, and iPhones. Because it's USB class-compliant, there are no special drivers or applications for you to download and install. You'll be able to produce on the go—everything from podcasts to folk rock to trap, wherever sound takes you.
For more on iOS/iPadOS compatibility, click here.
Make your own magic
At PreSonus, we want to make sure that our audio products come with everything you need to craft your own mesmerising spells in the studio. That's why we include Studio One Artist with every audio interface and controller product we make, from the 2-channel AudioBox USB 96 to the 64-channel StudioLive 64S, ATOM to FaderPort 16, but we didn't stop there. Why? Because here in Louisiana, we have a word: lagniappe. It means "a little something extra," and it's in that spirit that we also include the Studio Magic Suite of software with our audio interface products and–new for 2021–our award-winning controllers as well.
The 2021 Studio Magic includes Ableton Live Lite, tutorials from Melodics, sound libraries from Ghost Hack, 7 virtual instruments, and 9 effects plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats to use in Studio One 5 Artist or your DAW of choice with a retail value of over $1000 (US).
- 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
|COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS|
|Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for use for FaderPort 16.|
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
|Note1:||The minimum system requirements above 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 and higher
HUI Emulation: Supported by Pro Tools 12 and higher
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.|
|Input / Output:||
1 USB 2.0 port
1 Footswitch jack for hands-free stop/start
16 x 100 mm long-throw, touch-sensitive, motorised faders
Dual-servo motorised 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:||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|
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, 2A external power supply (factory configured, included)|
|Height:||2.11" (53.59 mm)|
|Depth:||11.9" (302.26 mm)|
|Width:||19.6" (497.84 mm)|
|Weight:||8 lb. (3.63 kg)|