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FaderPort USB/DAW Controller: The Presonus FaderPort connects to your
computer via USB and delivers complete transport controls of your DAW for fast and efficient
recording, along with a high-quality, touch-sensitive, motorized fader for
writing fades and automation. With its 1,024-step resolution and dual-servo
drive-belt motor, the response will be smooth and seamless.
USB 1.1 Port: The FaderPort is a USB 1.1 device and is fitted with a
USB (type-B) port that plugs into your computer Windows or Mac computer. It
works fine with the faster USB 2.0, but will operate at USB 1.1 speed. Note that
when you connect multiple devices to the same USB bus, the entire bus will
operate at the speed of the slowest device in the chain. This applies to any USB
device, including hard drives, scanners, printers, and interfaces. This means
that if you want to use a FaderPort with, for instance, an AudioBox VSL-series
audio/MIDI interface, which requires USB 2.0, you need to connect the FaderPort
to a separate and independent USB bus. Otherwise, the USB 2.0 device will send
and receive at USB 1.1 speed, which may be inadequate.
Note: Some computers offer multiple USB ports that are, in fact,
operating on the same internal USB bus. Check your computer's documentation to
ascertain whether this is the case. If so, connecting the FaderPort to any USB
port on the computer would result in all ports operating at USB 1.1 speed
Installation Software for Windows & Mic: The FaderPort supports both Windows
Mac operating systems. A setup disc containing software for both Windows & Mac
- Windows: XP (SP2 or later), Vista, & 7 (32-/64-bit)
- Macintosh: Mac OSX 10.6 or later (32-/64-bit)
Note: Your computer must also have at least one free USB port (1.1 or
DAW Compatibility: Compatible with virtually all major DAW programs
for Mac OS X and Windows; like Studio One, Pro Tools (HUI emulation),
Logic®, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer, Live!, Samplitude, Audition,
Note: If you use PreSonus'
One DAW software, the FaderPort will be automatically recognized and can be
used to tweak virtually any plug-in parameter.
High-Quality Controls: The easy-to-use FaderPort delivers complete transport control for fast
and efficient recording along with a motorized fader for writing fades and
automation. The high-quality, ultra-smooth
motorized long throw fader on the FaderPort has the feel needed for recording
perfect fades and writing
automation in real-time. Pan, mute, solo, and record enable can also be easily
controlled with the FaderPort along with window selection, play, stop, record, and managing markers (locate points) for fast and easy
recording. A footswitch jack (footswitch not included) on the FaderPort can be
used for hands free
- Fader w/ Fader Mode: Touch-sensitive, ultra-smooth, 100mm
long-throw, motorized fader for writing volume automation of single channel
and grouped channels. Enables the selected track's fader for read, write,
and/or touch automation control; or turn the fader motor off.
- Pan + Mute + Solo: The Pan knob can be used to adjust and set the
stereo panning as well as write stereo Pan automation on the selected track.
The Mute button can be used to Mute a selected track as well as write Mute
automation on the selected track. The Solo button can be used to Solo as
well as write Solo automation on the selected track.
- Channel Select: Allows you to bank through your tracks. Bank one
track at a time with the left and right arrow buttons, or hold the bank
button to bank 8 tracks at a time. The FaderPort will also follow the
within the DAW via keyboard or mouse
- Window View: Open and close your DAW's main windows. MIX opens
the mixer window, PROJ opens the main project window, and TRNS opens the
transport (stop, play, etc).
- Undo/Shift/Punch: From the FaderPort you can perform the Undo
function and turn Punch mode on/off of your DAW software. Pressing the Shift
button at the same time of the Undo button performs the Redo function of
your DAW software. Pressing the Shift button with the Punch button moves the
cursor to the previous set marker.
- User: This is a User-definable button for your DAW software.
- Loop: Engages loop mode in transport. Selected section of project
will replay automatically or "loop" when in this mode.
- Playback & Record: Include Play, Rewind, Fast Forward, Stop, &