|Posted by Johnny Geib on December 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM|
The Faderport 8 has been a dream of mine since I bought the original faderport nearly 8 years ago. There have been all sorts of Photo-Shopped wishes created by myself and others, never really thinking Presonus was actually listening. One thing I have learned over the years is that development of devices like these is not an easy process and coming up with features "Everyone" will like is even harder.
When the announcement of the Faderport 8 was made I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to see what was coming. I was fortunate enough to borrow a unit to do a series of videos that are now available here at HST. http://www.homestudiotrainer.com/apps/videos/channels/show/4249676-faderport-8 Please feel free to check them out and decide for yourself if this is something that can help you with your workflow using Studio One.
8 touch sensitive faders, the ability to adjust effect settings with the faders themselves, a Fader-Flip option that brings all the Pan settings to the faders, a beautiful LCD for each track that can show everything from VU levels to Gate and Compression response and soft touch jell buttons for super quiet operation during tracking. Knowing Presonus there is more coming but for now, it is about as complete as I need for how I work in my Studio.
I hope to purchase my own after the holidays but am glad for the opportunity to work with one and share what I have discovered in this awesome machine as I feel it will lend the touch of the "Old Days" when you used to be able to feel and hear what you are mixing.