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, motorized, 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 customize 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.
You’ll find countless ways to take advantage of the FaderPort 8’s Session Navigator. This unique and flexible control lets you edit and mix your tracks with far greater efficiency and speed:
- Navigate quickly through your tracks, using the encoder, or one at a time with the arrow buttons
- Zoom in and out to make edits using the encoder. Need to make your tracks bigger or smaller? Tap the arrow buttons!
- Scroll through your timeline, using the encoder, or work measure by measure with the arrow buttons
- Bank through tracks quickly with the encoder or one bank at a time with the arrow buttons
- Turn on the click track
- Open the marker track and navigate markers using the encoder or the arrow buttons, and drop a marker by pressing the encoder
- Navigate quickly through sections in the Arranger track in Studio One or through Events with DAWs that support Mackie Control/HUI
- Maintain constant control over your master fader
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 optimized mode for PreSonus® Studio One® will revolutionize 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 customize your function buttons and much more. You’ll be amazed at how much faster you can work..
FaderPort 8’s support for the Mackie Control and HUI protocols make it compatible with virtually any DAW software. And when used with PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One, the FaderPort 8 is a revelation, letting you do things like:
- Bypass all the plug-ins on any given track with the push of a button
- Open the Channel Editor and enable your faders to control each channel's custom macro
- With the Link Parameter, the Pan/Param encoder can follow your mouse, providing instant hands-on control of any parameter—or lock the encoder to the current parameter
- Use the Session Navigator to quickly scroll through the different sections in the Arranger track
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 favorite 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.
For more on iOS/iPadOS compatibility, click here.
*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 mesmerizing 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).
Content and terms of the Studio Magic Software Suite are subject to change.
The more you use it, the more you'll love it.Scott McChane, Tape Op
...quite easily the slickest ‘hardware controller meets software for the first time’ incident I’ve witnessed.Andy Jones, MusicTech
Using the faders to write aux send and plug-in automation is a beautiful thing.Barry Cleveland, EM
If you’re looking for a control surface to improve your tracking and mixing workflow without breaking the bank, this should be high on your list.Jason Buchwald, MusicPlayers.com
Unter dem Strich ein tolles Stück Hardware.Axel Latta, Sound & Recording
Die absolut unkomplizierte Bedienung und Automation von Parametern virtueller Instrumente per Fader ist nur eines von vielen Details, die den Faderport aus meiner Sicht zu einem Must-have für Studio One User macht.Felix Klostermann, Bonedo
Die Bedieneinheit wartet mit einem mächtigen Toolset auf, ohne überfrachtet oder kompliziert zu wirken.Sebastian Lesch, Professional Audio
There’s no doubt about the increased productivity achieved with FP 8.Fabio Garcia, Light Sound Journal
The superb 100mm ALPS motor faders do their job almost silently and virtually without delay.Klaus Feurich, Buenasideas
The PreSonus FaderPort 8 Production Controller is nothing less than very exceptional and of the highest quality.Ty Campbell, Bass Musician
It allows the session to flow much smoother, especially when recording yourself, which I did a lot.Rich Tozzoli, ProSoundNetwork
Super recommended for everyone!Barry Rudolph, Music Connection
The PreSonus FaderPort 8 is leading the charge of brands that seek to bring truly “flying” faders to the hands of the everyman audio engineer.John Jagos, Sonicscoop
There’s no question the FaderPort 8 is enormous bang for buck, and entirely justifiable as a control surface for non-Presonus DAWs. I’d get one just for the quality faders and no-fuss automation workflow. But if you really want to see this thing in all itPreshan John, Audio Technology
Super recommended for everyone!Barry Rudolph, New Toys
This is a great unit that feels at home on any desktop, no matter what computer setup you are running.Rob Gee, Mixdown
...with FaderPort 8 project time is halved.Jack Elias, Live2Play Network