PreSonus FaderPort 8
Introducing the PreSonus FaderPort 8, the ultimate in recording control. Perfect for any professional audio setting, this intuitive controller features 8 long-throw motorised faders with true touch sensitivity for unbeatable responsiveness and accuracy.
With 8 Scribble Strip displays and complete recording transport controls – from Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Record, and Loop to Session Navigator for quick scrolling or track management – you'll be creating striking soundscapes like a pro.
You can also easily adjust channel settings such as level, pan solo/mute, record arm or use automation controls including Touch, Latch, Trim, Write and Read for enhanced production potential.
Frequently bought together:
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 8’s precise tactile control over mix and automation functions. With 8 touch-sensitive, motorised, 100 mm faders and 65 buttons covering 78 different functions, you can quickly zoom in on audio files for editing, adjust your click-track tempo with a simple tap, modify plug-in parameters, manage aux mixes—and, of course, control track levels with the touch of a finger. With the FaderPort 8, 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 8 augments the way you currently mix. You still use your faithful keyboard and mouse for things they do well, and the FaderPort 8 handles the features you want to get your fingers on, allowing you to customise your workflow. Large, illuminated buttons make finding the function you need quick and easy. Eight digital scribble strips provide visual feedback. And if you select a track with your mouse, the FaderPort 8 will follow your selection, giving you yet another way to get to the function you need, right when you need it. This is DAW control the way you always hoped it could be!
One-button access to key functions.*
The FaderPort 8'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 8 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 8 will help you work faster than ever. Even better: If you purchase a FaderPort 8 after January 18, 2020, a free copy of Ableton Live Lite will be dropped in your My.PreSonus account.
FaderPort 8’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 8, you’ll enjoy the fastest, most efficient workflow you’ve ever experienced. But don’t just take our word for it; visit your favourite PreSonus dealer and try the FaderPort 8 for yourself!
Apple Silicon, iOS, and iPadOS compatibility—standard.
The PreSonus FaderPort 8 is natively compatible with Apple Silicon-based Mac computers*, as well as iOS and iPadOS devices, including iPad Pro, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, and iPhone. Because it's USB class-compliant, there are no special drivers or applications 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. *Universal Control 3.4.2 or later is required for Native Apple Silicon compatibility.
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 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 Artist or your DAW of choice with a retail value of over $1000 (US).
- 8 touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorised faders
- 8 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, All Arm, Solo / Mute Clear, Track Management, Click On / Off with tap tempo
- 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
- macOS / 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|
macOS version 10.13 or later
200 MB storage space for Universal Control (required for firmware updates)
Available USB port
Windows 10 or later (64-Bit Only)
200 MB storage space for Universal Control (required for firmware updates and low-latency ASIO support)
Available USB port
The above are the hardware system requirements for this product. DAW software and Operating System requirements vary.
|Input / Output:||
1 USB 2.0 port
1 Footswitch jack for hands-free stop/start
8 100 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
|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|
|Transport:||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, Nudge|
|Console Management:||Show/Hide: Audio Tracks, Inputs, Midi Tracks, Buses, Outputs, VCAs, FX: Show All|
|Displays:8 digital scribble strip displays, timecode display, channel metres|
|Power:||12 VDC, 2A external power supply|
|Height:||2.25” (57.2 mm)|
|Depth:||11.85” (301 mm)|
|Width:||13.15” (334 mm)|
|Weight:||5 lbs. (2.3 kg)|