PreSonus FaderPort 16 – Production Controller Control Surface


16-channel Mix Production Controller

Advanced, Innovative DAW Control

  • 16 Touch-Sensitive Faders
  • Mac / Windows Compatible
  • 5 Channel Controls
  • USB 2.0 Connectivity
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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.

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.

*Features may vary depending on your software.

Universal compatibility. Integrated with Ableton Live.

While compatible with most third-party software, FaderPort 16 offers deeper integration with Ableton Live (version 10.1.5 and later). Navigate clips and scenes, change track volume and panning, and switch between Session and Arranger views, the FaderPort will help you work faster than ever. Even better: any FaderPort 16 purchased after January 18, 2020 gets a free copy of Ableton Live Lite dropped in your My.PreSonus account.

FaderPort 16’s streamlined workflow and support for the Mackie Control and HUI protocols also make it fast and easy to control Logic Pro X, Cubase, Pro Tools, and more. No driver installation is necessary; just plug the control surface into a USB port and take command of your mix.

Built for Studio One®.

The optimized mode for PreSonus Studio One will revolutionize your workflow in PreSonus' award-winning DAW (Studio One Artist included). Use the Session Navigator to quickly move and nudge events in the Arranger window. The unique Link function allows you to instantly control any parameter beneath your mouse with the large encoder. Control link lets you customize your function buttons and much more. You’ll be amazed at how much faster you can work.

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!


    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

Computer system requirements:


    macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
    4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)


    Windows® 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64
    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 OnePreSonus FaderPort 16 has been tested and approved to work with the following software:

    Native Mode
        PreSonus® Studio One® 3.5.3
    HUI Emulation
        Supported by Pro Tools 12
    Mackie Control Emulation*
        Supported by Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and Ableton

Technical Specifications
Input / Output
    1 USB 2.0 port
    1 Footswitch jack for hands-free stop/start

    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 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, Scrub, Nudge
Console Management     Show/Hide: Audio Tracks, Inputs, MIDI Tracks, Buses, Outputs, VCAs, FX; Show All
Displays     16 digital scribble strip displays, time code display, channel meters

    12 VDC, 2A external power supply (factory configured, included)

Height     2.11” (53.59 mm)
Depth     11.9” (302.26 mm)
Width     19.6” (497.84 mm)
Weight     8 lb. (3.63 kg)

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