PreSonus releases FaderPort 8 mix controller

PreSonus has announced that its compact new FaderPort 8 mix production controller is now available.

The control surface connects via USB 2.0 to provide precise management of a DAW’s mix and automation functions, including complete transport control.

With eight touch-sensitive, motorised, 100mm faders and 57 buttons covering 78 different functions, users can easily zoom in on audio files for editing, adjust click-track tempo, modify plug-in parameters, manage aux mixes and control track levels.

The Session Navigator provides access to eight critical functions for maximum flexibility, while dedicated buttons allow users to instantly arm all tracks for recording, control mutes and Solo Clear, view only their desired tracks, buses, and VCAs, and more. Four programmable user buttons also allow quick and easy access to favourite functions. The controller has large, illuminated buttons along with eight high-definition digital scribble strips for visual feedback.

The FaderPort 8’s streamlined workflow and support for the Mackie Control and HUI protocols also make it easy to control a DAW. The control surface is plugged into a USB port, with no driver installation necessary.

When used with Studio One, the FaderPort 8 lets users bypass all the plug-ins on any track with one button-press and open the Channel Editor, enabling the faders to control each channel’s custom macro. Additionally, the Control Link feature lets the pan/param encoder follow the user’s mouse, providing hands-on control of any parameter or lock the encoder to the current parameter.