Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for use for FaderPort 16.

Mac

  • macOS® 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core™ i3 or better (M1 native compatible)
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 10 (64-bit only)
  • Intel Core i3 / AMD A10 processor or better
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space (required for Studio One Artist content)
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution
Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

PreSonus FaderPort 16 has been tested and approved to work with the following software:

  • Native Mode
    • PreSonus® Studio One® 3.5.3 and higher
  • HUI Emulation
    • Supported by Pro Tools 12 and higher
  • Mackie Control Emulation*
    • Supported by Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and Ableton

*Users of third-party DAWs not listed that support the Mackie Control protocol, such as Reason, Bitwig Studio, and Reaper, should contact their DAW vendor for support.

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.​​

Technical Specifications

Input / Output

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

Faders

16 100 mm long-throw, touch-sensitive, motorized faders
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 Undo/Redo, Arm All, Solo/Mute Clear, Timecode, Track Management, Click On/Off, 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
Optional 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, Scrub, Nudge
Console Management Show/Hide: Audio Tracks, Inputs, MIDI Tracks, Buses, Outputs, VCAs, FX; Show All
Displays 16 digital scribble strip displays, time code display, channel meters

Power

12 VDC, 2A external power supply (factory configured, included)

Physical

Dimensions
Height 2.11” (53.59 mm)
Depth 11.9” (302.26 mm)
Width 19.6” (497.84 mm)
Weight 8 lb. (3.63 kg)