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Presonus FaderPort 16 16-Channel DAW Production Controller

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Provides 16 100mm touch-sensitive motorized faders and 89 buttons covering 104 different functions, all in a compact chassis that easily sits on any desk.

 

Advanced, Innovative DAW Control

FaderPort™ 16: 16-channel Mix Production Controller

Don’t kill that mouse—give it a companion.

Although a keyboard and mouse are tried-and-true DAW-control devices, they’re far more effective when used in tandem with the FaderPort™ 16’s precise tactile control over mix and automation functions. A superior solution for anyone who mixes in the box, only the FaderPort 16 provides 16 100 mm touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 89 buttons covering 104 different functions, all in a compact chassis that easily sits on any desk. Quickly zoom in on audio files for editing, modify plug-in parameters, manage aux mixes—and, of course, control track levels with the touch of a finger. With the FaderPort 16, you’ll enjoy the fastest, most efficient workflow you’ve ever experienced.

 

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Work faster and smarter.

Rather than forcing you to revise your mixing method, the FaderPort 16 augments the way you currently mix. You still use your faithful keyboard and mouse for things they do well, and the FaderPort 16 handles what you really want to get your fingers on: your mix. Having the ability to control the levels of 16 channels at once makes creating the perfect mix easier than ever before. And the FaderPort 16 allows you to view just the information you need to access. Sixteen digital scribble strips provide visual feedback. Quickly navigate between tracks and buses. Need to automate your virtual instruments? The FaderPort 16 lets you view just those tracks, making switching automation tasks a breeze. This is DAW control the way you always hoped it could be!

 

One-button access to key functions.

The FaderPort 16's unique Session Navigator provides easy access to eight mission-critical functions for maximum flexibility. Use the large encoder button and companion buttons to edit and mix with greater efficiency and speed. Scroll through your timeline, using the encoder, or work measure by measure with the arrow buttons; zoom in and out on the timeline with the encoder and make your tracks larger or smaller with the arrow buttons; navigate and drop markers; and maintain constant control of your main level. Once you start using the Session Navigator, you’ll wonder how you mixed without it.

You’ll find countless ways to take advantage of the FaderPort 16’s Session Navigator. This unique and flexible control lets you edit and mix your tracks with far greater efficiency and speed:

Navigate quickly through your tracks using the encoder, or one at a time with the arrow buttons
Zoom in and out using the encoder to make edits. Need to make your tracks bigger or smaller? Tap the arrow buttons!
Scroll through your timeline, using the encoder, or work measure by measure with the arrow buttons
Bank through tracks quickly with the encoder or one bank at a time with the arrow buttons
Turn on the click track
Open the marker track and navigate markers using the encoder or the arrow buttons, and drop a marker by pressing the encoder
Navigate quickly through sections in the Arranger track in Studio One or through Events with DAWs that support Mackie Control/HUI
Maintain constant control over your master fader

 

Universal compatibility and tight Studio One® integration.

FaderPort 16’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.

But the FaderPort 16 is downright magical when used with PreSonus Studio One. (Studio One Artist is included.) You’ll be amazed how much faster you can work.

 

FaderPort 16’s support for the Mackie Control and HUI protocols make it compatible with virtually any DAW software. It offers customized Mackie Control modes for Logic, Cubase, and Sonar, and native support for popular applications is being added all the time. And when used with PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One, the FaderPort 16 is a revelation, letting you do things like:

 

Bypass all the plug-ins on any given track with the push of a button
Open the Channel Editor and enable your faders to control each channel's custom macro
With the Link Parameter, 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

 

An amazingly fast, efficient studio workflow awaits you!

With the compact, easy-to-use FaderPort 16, you’ll enjoy the fastest, most efficient workflow and the most session control you’ve ever experienced. But don’t just take our word for it; visit your favorite PreSonus dealer and try the FaderPort 16 for yourself!

 

Features

16 touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized faders
16 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
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
Mac / 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

 

System Requirements

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the FaderPort™ 16:

Mac

Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

 

Windows

Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

 

Mac and Windows Systems

USB 2.0 port
Internet connection required for driver and bundled software installation
30 GB hard disk space*
Monitor with 1366 x 768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)*

* Required for Studio One
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
HUI Emulation: Pro Tools 12
Mackie Control Emulation: Logic 10.4, Cubase 9.4, Ableton 9.7+, Sonar, and more
Other DAW support coming soon.

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 ControlsUndo/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 ControlsLevel, Pan, Solo, Mute, Select, Rec Arm
Automation ControlsTouch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, Off
Optional Fader FunctionalityPlug-in Edit, Bus Sends, Pan
Window ViewMix, Project, Transport, Undo
TransportPlay, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Record, Loop, Return to Zero (Functionality varies slightly, depending on the DAW.)
NavigationTrack Scroll, Channel Banking, Timeline Scroll, Horizontal Zoom, Vertical Zoom, Drop Marker, Next/Prev Marker, Next/Prev Event, Scrub, Nudge
Console ManagementShow/Hide: Audio Tracks, Inputs, MIDI Tracks, Buses, Outputs, VCAs, FX; Show All
Displays16 digital scribble strip displays, time code display, channel meters
Power 
 12 VDC, 1.2A external power supply (factory configured, included)

Physical

 
Dimensions 
Height2.11” (53.59 mm)
Depth11.9” (302.26 mm)
Width19.6” (497.84 mm)
Weight8 lb. (3.63 kg)

 

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