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Presonus Faderport 8 Walk Through and Review Part 1 - Overview

Here is the first video on a huge series about the new Faderport 8 (FP8) from Presonus. This small but mighty controller may be the single, best companion for Studio one 3.

Posted by Johnny Geib on December 8, 2016 at 3:51 PM 3296 Views

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Reply Tim Ellwood
10:45 AM on June 4, 2017 
Great series Johnny, very informative!! You are awesome.
Reply Martin Weeks
9:30 PM on December 8, 2016 
Excellent tutorial series on the FaderPoint 8.
I've been watching this device since it was first announced and with my very small totally in the box set up, it would be the most practical and efficient next major expense for me. Sweetwater is adverstising a Christmas Special of 48 month payment with zero interest so I'm checking to see if the FP8 is in the list of selections for this deal.
But first some questions:

1. Since I don't really know my way around this how "Nice" does FP8 play with the hardware as far as going from software to FP8 and back? Obviously till I learn my way around it, I'd probably have to still use the software directly for a bit. So if I have to use the mouse or whatever, will FP8 follow the software as nicely as the software follows FP8?

2. Can I save settings and presets in FP8 for specific things I know I'm always going to do? (example being specific compressors for drum bus, and specific presets and plugins for vocals? And pan for acoustic guitars? I know I can do this with the software, but for FP8 this would be really efficient for me when editing and arranging drum tracks on my drum sequencer software?

3. I use "Artist" not Pro. I know some of the features on FP8 will not work with my software (like arranger) however, can I still edit markers? In other words if I set up markers using FP8 and want to type in what the markers are for? Is that going to be an issue? (I use the markers editing in place of arranger for notes on the arrangement and mix as a guide while recording and editing.)

More questions to come..thanks Johnny...great videos series.


P.S. What's your schedule look like this weekend? I need to call you IF it's not an inconvience. And I've lost your phone number.
Happy Holidays to you and your family.