FaderPort 8 features 8 touch-sensitive, motorized, 100 mm faders and 57 buttons 12/12/16
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PreSonus tells us that their compact and easy to use FaderPort 8 Mix Production Controller, first announced back in September, is now available. Here's the story in their own words...
FaderPort 8 connects via USB 2.0 to provide precise tactile control over your favorite DAW's mix and automation functions, including complete transport control. With 8 touch-sensitive, motorized, 100 mm faders and 57 buttons covering 78 different functions, you can quickly zoom in on audio files for editing, adjust your click-track tempo with a simple tap, modify plug-in parameters, manage aux mixes--and, of course, control track levels with the touch of a finger.
The unique Session Navigator provides easy access to eight mission-critical functions for maximum flexibility. Dedicated buttons are provided to instantly arm all tracks for recording; control mutes and Solo Clear; view only the tracks, buses, and VCAs you want to see; and more. You're not limited to preset controls, either: Four programmable User buttons let you quickly and easily access your favorite functions.
Large, illuminated buttons make finding the function you need quick and easy. Eight high-definition digital scribble strips provide visual feedback. And if you select a track with your mouse, the FaderPort 8 will follow your selection, giving you another way to quickly access the function you need.
The FaderPort 8's streamlined workflow and support for the Mackie Control and HUI protocols make it fast and easy to control virtually any DAW. No driver installation is necessary; just plug the control surface into a USB port and take command of your mix and plug-ins.
When used with Studio One, the FaderPort 8 is a revelation, letting you do things like bypass all the plug-ins on any track with one button-press and open the Channel Editor and enable your faders to control each channel's custom macro. Use the Control Link feature so that the Pan/Param encoder can follow your mouse, providing instant hands-on control of any parameter--or lock the encoder to the current parameter. Use the Session Navigator to quickly scroll through the different sections in the Arranger track; and more. You'll be amazed how much faster you can work.