PreSonus FaderPort 8 DAW Control Surface

The PreSonus FaderPort 8 DAW Control Surface is a highly versatile control unit designed for all major DAW applications. The PreSonus FaderPort 8 features 8 touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw motorized faders with 8 high-definition Scribble Strip displays for real-time visual feedback. The PreSonus FaderPort 8 is the ultimate control surface, giving you everything you need to improve your workflow including complete recording-transport controls and automation control. With its highly intuitive layout and premium-quality components, the FaderPort 8 is the ideal companion for any digital musician.

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FaderPort 8

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Versatile Control Unit

The PreSonus FaderPort 8 is designed to improve your workflow, minimising the time you spend clicking through endless controls and parameters in your DAW. The FaderPort 8 features eight premium-quality, motorized Alps fader, normally reserved for high end controls surfaced and digital mixing consoles. It also features a range of large transport controls including the standard Stop, Play, Fast FWD, Rewind and Record buttons. In total there are 57 buttons covering 78 different functions, allowing you to easily access and edit parameters with a single press of a button. You can do everything from adjust your click-trap tempo to modify plug-in parameters and automation. The FaderPort 8 is the ideal companion for your keyboard and mouse, allowing you to control the more in-depth features that usually require a lot more work.

Session Navigator

The most unique feature of the PreSonus FaderPort 8 is the ‘Session Navigator’ which provides quick and easy access to eight critical functions for optimal flexibility. The Session Navigator gives you dedicated buttons to instantly arm all tracks for recording as well as controlling mutes and SOLO clear and more. The highly versatile functionality even gives you four programmable User buttons, which can be customised to access and control your favourite functions.

Intuitive Layout

The highly intuitive layout lays out all the major functions and controls in a clear and concise configuration. Mute, Solo and Rec buttons are included for added control within your DAW allowing you to control different parameters with each button. You can even create your own custom key mappings, allowing you to cater to your favourite parameters, VSTS and anything else within your selected DAW. You can use the PreSonus FaderPort 8 to do everything from recording fades to write single-channel or grouped-channel automation in real-time. Eight high-definition scribble strips provide precise visual feedback for all your functions, even in low-light environments. It even includes a footswitch input for hand-free start/stop functionality.

Flexible Integration

the PreSonus FaderPort 8 will easily integrate with all major DAW applications as well as providing tight Studio One integration. The streamlined workflow and support for the Mackie Control and HUI protocols, give you the ability to control virtually any DAW. Its plug and play functionality eliminates the need for drive installation, simply plug in your control surface and you’re ready to go.

System Requirements


  • OS: macOS® 10.8.5 or higher
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or better recommended)


  • OS: Windows 10 x64/x86, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core i3 or better recommended)

Windows and Mac Systems

  • USB: USB 2.0 port
  • Other: Internet connection required for driver and bundled software installation


  • 8 touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized faders
  • 8 high-definition Scribble Strip displays
  • Complete recording-transport controls: Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Record, Loop
  • Drop Marker, Next/Prev Marker, Next / Prev Event
  • General session controls: Undo/Redo, Arm All, Solo/Mute Clear, Track Management, Click On/Off with tap tempo
  • Session Navigator provides quick control over track scrolling, channel banking, timeline scrolling, and much more
  • Channel Controls: Level, Pan, Solo, Mute, Rec Arm
  • Automation Controls: Touch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, Off
  • Optional Fader functionality: plug-in edit, bus sends, pan
  • macOS® / Windows® compatible with native Studio One® support and HUI and Mackie Control Universal emulation
  • Footswitch input for hands-free start/stop
  • USB 2.0 connectivity



  • USB Port: 1 USB 2.0 port
  • Footswitch: 1 Footswitch jack for hands-free stop/start


  • Faders: 8 100 mm long-throw, touch-sensitive, motorized faders
  • Operation: Dual-servo motorized drive belt system for fast and quiet operation
  • Construction: Heavy-duty construction
  • Resolution: 10-bit, 1,024 steps

Button and Knobs

  • General Controls: Undo/Redo, Arm All, Solo/Mute Clear, Timecode, Click On/Off with Tap Tempo, 4 programmable User buttons, 8 Function buttons, Macro, Parameter Link, Bypass Plug-ins
  • Channel Controls: Level, Pan, Solo, Mute, Select, Rec Arm
  • Automation Controls: Touch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, Off
  • Option Fader Functionality: Plug-in Edit, Bus Sends, Pan
  • Window View: Mix, Project, Transport, Undo
  • Transport: Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Record, Loop, Return to Zero (Functionality varies slightly depending on the DAW.)
  • Navigation: Track Scroll, Channel Banking, Timeline Scroll, Horizontal Zoom, Vertical Zoom, Drop Marker, Next/Prev Marker, Next / Prev Event, Nudge
  • Console Management: Show/Hide: Audio Track, Inputs, MIDI Tracks, Buses, Outputs, VCA, FX; Show All
  • Displays: 8 high-definition digital scribble strip displays, timecode display, channel meters
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