Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the FaderPort™ 8:

Mac®

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

Windows®

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

Windows and Mac Systems

  • FaderPort 8 firmware 1.0.1 or later (requires Universal Control v.1.8.3 or later)
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection required for driver and bundled software installation
  • Universal Control v.1.8.3 (for firmware updates)

PreSonus FaderPort 8 has been tested and approved to work with the following software:

  • Native Mode
    • PreSonus® Studio One® 3.3.2 or later
  • HUI Emulation
    • Supported by Pro Tools
  • Mackie Universal Control Emulation
    • Supported by Logic, Cubase, Ableton, Nuendo, Bitwig, Reaper, Reason, and more

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

Note: A firmware update is currently required for full functionality. Please download and install Universal Control version 1.8.3 or later and run the firmware updater when prompted. See the FaderPort 8 Owner's Manual for instructions.

Technical Specifications

Input / Output

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

Faders

8 100 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, Nudge
Console Management Show/Hide: Audio Tracks, Inputs, MIDI Tracks, Buses, Outputs, VCAs, FX; Show All
Displays 8 digital scribble strip displays, timecode display, channel meters

Power

12 VDC, 2A external power supply

Physical

Dimensions
Height 2.25" (57.2 mm)
Depth 11.85" (301 mm)
Width 13.15" (334 mm)
Weight 5 lbs. (2.3 kg)