The FaderPort is easy to use, fully featured, and works perfectly with quite a few software applications and configurations.
I’ve wanted a control surface for my Pro Tools system for quite a few years now, but could never afford a full 8-fader bankable control surface like the Command 8 or a Digi 002/003 Factory system. However, my prayers have finally been answered! The Presonus FaderPort is an affordable solution to having a tangible control surface to get out of the box during mixing.
The Presonus FaderPort has only one actual 100mm fader, with a 1024-step resolution for accurate and detailed fades. It can be assigned to any channel on the fly, windowed in Pro Tools through your selection view. The FaderPort, while being fully integratable with Pro Tools, has universal commands on the surface which will allow you to have a tactile and tangible feel to your control surface.
The controls map out easily with your native transport controls, and include commands to change the fader on the fly without having to touch your mouse, a pan knob, solo, record, and mute buttons, as well as common window selectors and all the features you would need from a larger scale control surface, in a space smaller than a piece of paper. For someone like me who has a small project studio setup, this is perfect, as it ensures you have the experience of having a control surface, without having to buy new furniture for your existing setup.
The FaderPort even includes an ALPS high quality fader, which is the same fader used in Digidesign’s D-Command control surface, meaning you can get the tactile feel of a D-Command for a significantly lower price.
Ultimately, the FaderPort is easy to use, fully featured and works perfectly with quite a few software applications and configurations. Whether you’re a mobile engineer looking for tactile mixing on the road, or a project studio with limited space, or even a professional studio looking for a more compact design for an existing DAW setup, everyone can benefit from the Presonus FaderPort.