PreSonus’s new FaderPort packs a lot of functionality into a little DAW controller

More than a decade on from the release of the original model - and following the launches of 8- and 16-channel versions - PreSonus has announced a new version of the FaderPort. This single-fader controller takes elements of the larger models and puts them into a compact device that houses a single fader.

It does sound like a decent fader, though; it’s a 100mm, touch-sensitive and motorised affair that, as well as adjusting levels, can be used for writing fades and automation in real-time. There are also 24 buttons that cover 40 different functions.

The new FaderPort is designed to help you work more quickly and efficiently. It offers a Session Navigator section that gives you easy access to eight ‘mission-critical’ functions, with the large 360-degree encoder button being useful for a multitude of tasks. There’s an optimised HUI mode for Pro Tools, and custom MCU operation modes for Logic, Cubase and Ableton Live. As you’d expect, you’ll also enjoy super-tight integration if you use the FaderPort with PreSonus’s Studio One DAW.

Find out more on the PreSonus website. The FaderPort should be available now priced at $199.95.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.