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Microphone Month 4

PreSonus FaderPort Review

If you need something to write simple automation without taking up valuable desk space, this is the perfect choice!

Having used the mouse and keyboard to mix for as long as I can remember, I began to feel that it was time to take the next step to a control surface. However, I didn’t feel quite ready to jump into a larger scale $1000+ unit. I just needed something to make my mixing process flow more naturally. After researching my options, I finally decided on the single channel Faderport from PreSonus.

I was immediately impressed with the no-nonsense design of the unit. It has all the key transport and edit controls you would most frequently use on any other control surface, all laid out in a compact, yet logical design. Despite its small size, the unit has an extremely sturdy feel, which makes you comfortable integrating it into your studio setup, or taking it on location if you need to. The small footprint of the Faderport, in addition to its durability and quality design, were all big factors in my choosing this control surface.

I have several different software titles I use for recording on my DAW, including ProTools, Sonar, and Nuendo, so naturally I was curious about compatibility. The Faderport works flawlessly with all of these different programs, with minimal or no driver or support software necessary. Overall, it’s a time-saving breeze to set up – just plug it in and start mixing!

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