Computer system requirements:

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


  • Windows® XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)


  • Mac OS® X 10.6 or later (32- and 64-bit)

Windows and Mac Systems

  • USB Port (1.1 or faster)

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

Native Mode:

  • Ableton Live (all versions, using MIDI Learn)
  • Apple Logic Express/Logic Pro 7, 8, 9, X
  • Cakewalk Sonar 6, 7, 8, X1, X2, X3, Platinum
  • Magix Samplitude Pro
  • Magix Sequoia 10, 11, 12, 13
  • PreSonus® Studio One® (all versions)
  • Reaper 4, 5
  • Steinberg Cubase SX3 and Cubase (all versions; 64-bit Mac must use HUI)
  • Steinberg Nuendo (all versions; 64-bit Mac must use HUI)

See PreSonus Knowledgebase for more DAWs with Native support.

HUI Emulation:

  • Apple Logic Express/Logic Pro X (see Knowledgebase)
  • Avid Pro Tools 6 and later
  • Avid Pro Tools M-Powered 6 and later
  • MOTU Digital Performer (Mac and Windows, all versions)
  • Steinberg Cubase SX3 and Cubase Pro
  • Steinberg Nuendo (all versions)

See PreSonus Knowledgebase for more DAWs with HUI support.

Hardware Specifications


  • 1 USB 1.1 port
  • 1 Footswitch jack for hands-free punch in/out


  • Alps 100 mm long-throw, touch-sensitive, motorized fader
  • 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
Pan, Mute, Solo, Record

Channel Select
Bank, Output, L/R arrow

Fader Mode
Read, Write, Touch, Off

Window View
Mix, Project, Transport, Undo

Punch/Previous (marker), User (user-definable)/Next (marker), Loop/Mark (set marker), Start, End, Rewind, Fast Forward, Stop, Play, Record
(Functionality varies slightly, depending on the DAW.)


  • Operational when USB bus-powered.
  • Motorized fader requires 9 VDC, 1.2A external power supply (factory configured, included)


  • Desktop unit
  • Height 1.75” (44.45 mm)
  • Depth 7” (177.8 mm)
  • Width 5.25” (133.35 mm)
  • Weight 1 lb. (0.45 kg)