All user reviews for the PreSonus FaderPort Classic
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sw80's review"Connect it and use it"
The FaderPort will work with your Mac or PC. I have used it on my Windows 7 system and on my Macbook and it never gave me a problem with either one. I have used it with a number of different DAWS and it seems to work great with whatever I use it with. I use it the most in Logic Pro though.
You just connect the FaderPort to your computer through USB and start using it. It is very simple and just in case you need the manual it does come with one that is easy to understand and use if you need it. This device is very portable and can be taken with you wherever you need it to be. That is the reason why I was sold on this one because it seemed to be more portable and plug and play like than some of other ones that I have used.
There are not tricks with the FaderPort, it works exactly like it is suppose to and it is truly plug and play (once you have the drivers installed which only take a few minutes). It is not an interface, there are no ins and outs on it. It is strictly a 1 channel fader. So if you already have an interface and just need a fader with transport controls you won’t find any other ones that are built like this for this price. It is a must buy.
yoTrakkz's review"nice and easy to use"
All of the features work very well except for the pan control. It is either very jumpy or very precise, and sometimes jumps between being both. The only other thing I see wrong with the faderport is that the fader scrapes against the sides (very slightly) when reading automation. This doesn't seem to have any negative effects besides being slightly annoying.
Other than that it works flawlessly, and responds instantaneously, which is the most important factor.
This is an excellent product. FaderPort utilizes the same ultra high-quality Alps fader that is used in professional control surfaces and digital mixing consoles costing 200 times the price including DigiDesign's D-Command. The fader is very high quality and performs as promised. I only need, and would rather have, one very high quality fader than multiple lesser quality faders.
Des notes et du bruit's review"The basic needs"
I just looked at the bcf 2000, but I did not need as many faders.
I like: the motorized fader, the fact that it takes little room, the whole "all in one" concept, its simplicity, robustness, its look.
I dislike: having some troubles to make it work with Live (you have to carrelully follow all the steps), the pan knob infinite that is not precise enough.
I would buy it again without hesitation, very good value for money.
MGR/Czar's review"Presonus FaderPort"
I switched to this unit from the behringer contril surface bcf2000. The faderport is $129 brand new, I got it for $80 off craigslist. Though the bcf2000 has 8 motorized faders, no led screen to know what track you are on can get confusing when banking through tracks. Since the faderport only has one fader I always know what track I'm on.
The unit has a nice compact size to it. It doesn't take up much space on my desk. The fader feels good and responds well. I've tested it with Logic 8 and Pro Tools 8. Works great in Logic! and is very easy to set up. Actually there is no set up. Logic sees it upon starting the program and your good to go. Way to go presonus. Pro Tools has dedicated mix and edit which are really nice if you main DAW is pro tools. The fader response is the second best I've seen on a control surface, the first would be the euphonix controllers, which are way more in price to the faderport. So for the price I feel you can't beat the faderport.
Logic worked great Pro Tools however acted a little funny, as expected. Since the faderport tricks Protools into thinking its a HUI device (which is the protocol Pro Tools uses for its control surfaces) I didn't expect it to work flawlessly. Sometimes buttons won't respond and I have to unplug the usb connection to restart the unit.
Also the buttons feel stiff to me, this may get better after continued use.
My final gripe is firmware update process. I downloaded the newest drivers and tried to check the firmware but that turned out to be frustrating, the unit just react like the manual said it should for when checking or installing the latest firmware.
Build quality is nice, besides the stiff buttons I do not have any complaints.
for $129 for a motorized fader you can not beat the faderport. Since it has one fader you always know what track your on. Also note that the motorized fader will not work unless its getting electrical power, however the unit will work with just usb power. This is a great way to do some manual automation with a fader for an affordable price.
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PhiBee's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Content for my use"
Accustomed to more pro solutions (ProTools HD2 with C | 24 in the post-prod), I was looking for a motorized fader and touch for use at home or mobile. After some research and user reviews, I stopped on the Faderport, and I do not regret it! Especially for the price that I wanted to put on and it cost me
I need to pre-mix or act on writing automation with other mice, especially being a musician and sound designer (shorts, institutional, museum, audio book) with me in my modest home studio.
I love its simplicity, its motorized fader, stability and transport functions or some other.
I would have liked to have a direct access to the first plug in insert key example, with a possible increment in the inserts of the selected slice. Especially since in protools, a button is unused. But I quibble!
If I would do this choice? Yes, definitely, especially for basic functions I was looking for; never had a problem with (I know for others on the other hand ...) even after a flash EPROM. Only a message from time to time (but rare) telling me that my périf is offline: just disconnect and reconnect the usb it works again (it takes 1s). But I have the same problems with my other devices (a master keyboard)
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jeanpaulpollue's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good stuff, but design could be improved under Live"
For the same budget, I actually hesitated between AlphaTrack the BCF2000 and obviously FADERPORT.
But I found the Alphatrack may be a bit too cheap for my taste, as well as the BCF2000.
What I especially pushed this choice is the quality of the fader, it is extremely accurate with his fader 10cm long, its build quality and its silence.
And personal choices, the lack of space at home for a Mackie Control, and the fact that I often travel with my equipment for services outside of my home studio.
It is necessary to connect an external power supply to use the motorized fader, which is self-powered by USB, but that's the price to pay for a fader responsive, accurate and smooth.
It is said that on a lot of forums that it is not compatible with VST plugins, but there is in Live mode "plugin control."
That being said, it is sufficient to position on runway plugin to control; press the button Touch the FADERPORT to put in "control plugin" to navigate through the various plugins (there is no indicator to tell you what level you are, so be it head) with the left or right and then select the one you want to control with the Bank button.
Then you navigate through the various controls of the plugin in question with the left or right.
(The number steps to reach the desired setting can actually daunting one, which is why I advise you to directly assign the controls you want to Racks Instruments Live)
Once we understand how it works, we can finally use the fader (with a resolution of 1024 points I think) to control all the envelopes that you want!
Finished envelopes with the effects of stairs which sometimes can be heard
Finally, I would say that I struggled to make it work with Live, he had to go through several steps to update the firmware, understand that the material was not "natively" Live compatible and that it was necessary to go to Live carry a key combination to each ignition (all this was not indicated on the paper manual mode because obviously appeared to Live As a measure of firmware updates, so for all additional information, refer to the ENGLISH site)
I also regret that the potentiometer is notched pan ...
The price / quality ratio is very decent for what is proposed.
I remake that choice without hesitation if it falls behind.
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yanki's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A purchase of emergency for the mobile studio owners!"
I tried a lot of model before it, like the Behringer BCF 2000, a Euphonix MC Mix and even insipidity of big Euphonix console.
Pros: - the small size for mobility - strength and silence of the factor - functions for Logic and Pro Tools convenient
Cons: - price (even if it is worth it)
I think if like me, you look mobility (macbook pro) and one just bland (for follow-up of voices, and easier access to the features of Logic or Pro tools: although there are also shortcuts for that); FaderPort this will satisfy you 100%.
Compared with a BCF2000, no photo ... I much prefer to have the same price a good flatness held silent long years rather than 8 faders cheap noisy!
I think the factor more robust than the Euphonix MC Mix (very fragile).
Judge for yourself
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matths's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I hsit with the Behringer BCF 2000. But I did not need a lot of faders.
The installation seemed so simple on the PC BCF. Fed to the computer! And indeed, zero-bp, the first installation of the driver and then update the firmware supplied with the file presonus site. Use in cubase 4 with perfect intgration the flow of soft.
Trs good design. Robust.
Relatively quiet engine of the fader.
J'hsite buy 2 notches so the buttons are convenient and intuitive shortcuts. Table mix, transport etc ... accessible by a button!
Damage to the rotary knob pan ... but ...
Excellent quality price.
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