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PreSonus FaderPort USB DAW Controller

USB DAW Controller

The PreSonus FaderPort allows users to control their DAW software in a way which is more natural.  Featuring a touch sensitive motorised fader, transport keys and loads more features - step away from the keyboard and use the FaderPort! 

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Product Description


As great as DAWs are, it’s a drag to control the transport and create fades and automation with a mouse. Most musicians prefer a real fader and transport controls that they can touch.

That’s why we created the FaderPort, which connects to your computer via USB and delivers complete transport controls for fast and efficient recording, along with a high-quality, touch-sensitive, motorized fader for writing fades and automation.

Feel is crucial when you’re spending countless hours recording and mixing. So the ultra-affordable FaderPort features the same high-quality, touch-sensitive, long-throw, motorized Alps fader that is found in expensive control surfaces and digital mixing consoles. With its 1,024-step resolution and dual-servo drive-belt motor, the response will be smooth and seamless.

Compatible with virtually all major DAW programs, the FaderPort enables you to record perfect fades and write single-channel or grouped-channel volume, mute, and pan automation in real-time.

Control your DAW’s Solo, Record-enable, window selection, Play, Stop, and Record functions. Manage markers and punch in and out with a footswitch (not included). The FaderPort makes it fast and easy.

You can even create your own custom key mappings. And if you use PreSonus’ Studio One DAW software, your FaderPort will be automatically recognized and can be used to tweak virtually any plug-in parameter.

So put down that mouse and get back in touch with your music. Get the PreSonus FaderPort.


  • Write single-channel or grouped-channel volume, mute, and pan automation
  • Touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized Alps fader
  • 1,024 steps of resolution


Complete recording-transport controls:

  • Punch, User, Loop, Previous/Next Marker
  • Start, End, Rewind, Fast Fwd, Stop, Play, Record


General controls:

  • Record Enable, Pan, Mute, Solo


Channel Select controls:

  • Bank, Output (Master Fader), Increment, Decrement


Window-view selection:

  • Mix, Project, Transport
  • Undo/Redo


Fader-mode selection:

  • Read, Write, Touch, Off
  • 5 User-defined key mappings
  • Hands-free punch in/out using footswitch (not included)



  • 1 USB 1.1 port
  • 1 Footswitch jack for hands-free punch in/out



  • Dual-servo drive-belt motor design for fast and smooth fader operation
  • Rugged metal top plate and military-grade buttons
  • External 9 VAC power supply


  • Compatible with all major recording software for Mac OS X and Windows.
  • Tight integration with PreSonus Studio One software


Additional Information


Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the FaderPort:



  • Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)



  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later (32- and 64-bit)


Windows and Macintosh Systems

  • USB Port (1.1 or faster)


PreSonus FaderPort has been tested and approved to work with the following software:


Native Mode:

  • Ableton Live (all versions, using MIDI Learn)
  • Apple Logic Express/Logic Pro 7, 8, 9
  • Cakewalk Sonar 6, 7, 8, X1, X2, X3
  • Magix Samplitude Pro X
  • Magix Sequoia 10, 11, 12
  • MOTU Digital Performer (Mac only) 4, 5, 6 and 7 (DP8 not supported)
  • PreSonus® Studio One® (all versions)
  • Steinberg Cubase SX3 and Cubase 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (64-bit on Mac must use HUI)
  • Steinberg Nuendo 3, 4, 5 and 6. (64-bit on Mac must use HUI)
  • Reaper 4


HUI Emulation:

  • Apple Logic Express/Logic Pro X (see Knowledgebase)
  • Avid Pro Tools 6 and later
  • Avid Pro Tools M-Powered  6 and later


Hardware Specifications

  • Input/Output
  • 1 USB 1.1 port
  • 1 Footswitch jack for hands-free punch in/out



  • Alps 100 mm long-throw, touch-sensitive, motorized fader
  • Dual servo motorized drive belt system for fast and quiet operation
  • Ultra-smooth feel and lightning fast
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Resolution: 10-bit, 1,024 steps


Buttons and Knobs

  • General Controls: Pan, Mute, Solo, Record
  • Channel Select: Bank, Output, L/R arrow
  • Fader Mode: Read, Write, Touch, Off
  • Window View: Mix, Project, Transport, Undo
  • Transport: Punch/Previous (marker), User (user-definable)/Next (marker), Loop/Mark (set marker), Start, End, Rewind, Fast Forward, Stop, Play, Record

(Functionality varies slightly, depending on the DAW.)



  • Operational when USB bus-powered.
  • Motorized fader requires 9 VDC, 1.2A external power supply (factory configured, included)



  • Height 1.75” (44.45 mm)
  • Depth: 7” (177.8 mm)
  • Width: 5.25” (133.35 mm)
  • Weight: 1 lb. (0.45 kg)

User Manual