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FaderPort USB DAW controller

The FaderPort puts the feel, vibe, and efficiency back into music recording and production. No more clicking through menus and drawing automation edits with a mouse. The easy-to-use FaderPort delivers complete transport control for fast and efficient recording along with ultra high quality, touch sensitive motorized fader for writing fades and automation.

The touch-sensitive, long throw motorized fader on the FaderPort has the feel needed for recording perfect fades and writing volume, mute and pan automation in real-time. Solo and record enable can also be easily controlled with the FaderPort along with window selection, play, stop, record, and managing markers (locate points) for fast and easy recording. A foot switch jack is also included on the FaderPort for hands free punch-in/out recording. The FaderPort works with all Mac or Windows-based recording software including Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic and more.
Not all Faders are created equal
FaderPort utilizes the same ultra high-quality Alps fader that is used in professional control surfaces and digital mixing consoles costing 200 times the price including DigiDesign's D-Command. The fader in the FaderPort utilizes a dual servo motorized drive belt system for fast-acting, accurate, and smooth operation. The FaderPort's 100mm long throw fader delivers 1024-step resolution for wrting ultra-fine and accurate fades and adjustments.


  • Complete recording transport control high-quality Alps fader used in control surfaces costing over $10K+
  • Touch sensitive, 100mm long throw motorized fader
  • Dual-servo drive belt motor design for fast and smooth operation
  • Write single channel or group channel volume automation
  • Write pan and mute automation
  • 1024 steps of resolution
  • Pan control, mute, solo, record enable
  • Quick window selection (edit, mix, transport)
  • Rugged metal top plate
  • Rugged military-grade push buttons
  • Footswitch jack for hands free punch in/out
  • Compatible with all major recording software including Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, and more
  • Mac and Windows compatible

Product Specifications

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  • Windows XP or Vista (32-bit)
  • Mac OS X operating system
  • one available USB port

Control Emulation

  • Pro Tools, Logic, and Cubase/Nuendo (Mac) uses HUI Control.
  • Cubase/Nuendo (Windows), Sonar and Digital Performer uses custom "native-mode" FaderPort control driver.


  • PAN, MUTE, SOLO, REC, channel selection with BANK, OUTPUT (master fader), READ, WRITE, TOUCH, OFF (fader mode), Window View (MIX, PROJ {edit}, TRNS (transport), UNDO, START, END, PUNCH IN, USER, LOOP, REWIND, FAST FORWARD, STOP, PLAY RECORD. (functionality varies slightly between DAW software applications)


  • Alps touch-sensative motorized model used in professional control surfaces including DigiDesign's D-Command
  • Dual servo motorized drive beilt system for fast and quiet operation
  • Ultra smooth feel and lightning fast
  • Heavy-duty long life construction
  • Extreme touch-sensitivity
  • 100mm long throw for writing perfect fades
  • Resolution 10-bit, 1024 steps


  • Operational via USB bus, motorized fader powered via 9V 1.2A DC external power supply (factory configured).

Included Items

  • FaderPort, USB cable, power supply, rubber feet


  • Approx. 7" x 5.25" x 1.75"
    (18cm x 13cm x 4cm)


  • Approx. 1lb.

Software Compatibility

  • The FaderPort has been tested and approved to work with the following software:
    • Native Mode: Cubase SX3 and later, Digital Performer 4 and later, Logic Express/Pro 7 and later, Nuendo 3 and later, Samplitude 10, Sequoia 10, Sonar 6 and later
    • HUI Emulation: Cubase LE, SE, and SL 3 and earlier (with limitations), Nuendo 2 and earlier (with limitations), Pro Tools 6 and later, Pro Tools M-Powered 6 and later


PreSonus FaderPort USB DAW controller
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Mfr P/N: FADERPORT OWC SKU: PREFADERPORT FaderPort delivers complete transport control for fast and efficient recording along with ultra high quality, touch sensitive motorized fader for writing fades and automation. PreSonus 1 Year Limited Warranty
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