As great as DAWs are, it’s a drag to control the transport and create fades and automation with a mouse. Most musicians prefer a real fader and transport controls that they can touch. That’s why we created the FaderPort, which connects to your com...
As great as DAWs are, it’s a drag to control the transport and create fades and automation with a mouse. Most musicians prefer a real fader and transport controls that they can touch. That’s why we created the FaderPort, which connects to your computer via USB and delivers complete transport controls for fast and efficient recording, along with a high-quality, touch-sensitive, motorized fader for writing fades and automation.
Can't complain; it came with Studio One. I actually find this preferable to a giant mixer setup, since I don't have to search for the specific fader that is correlated with the track; it is automatically adjusted to the selected track. Also, the fader is motorized, which is a nice touch.
For an amateur, home studio producer, this is perfect. I am not limited to only 9 map-able channels like you would find on a midi mixer, and I don't have a huge studio mixer sitting on my dresser. Instead, I have a single fader, a single pan knob, and some function buttons, and it's all I need. After using it for a decent amount of time, I really don't know what I would do without it.
This little box seems small and limited, but if you're used to using your computer keyboard and mouse for most DAW work, it will give you a ton of extra control and flexibility. And it's small and light enough to tote with your laptop and other gear without trouble.
Really cool. I only recently got this and I've only really used it as a transport controller so far for Pro Tools but I can see myself using it more as it perfectly suits my mixing style.
My opinion is that £119 is a little bit too much for this though. It's a very simple product and so far I'm not 100% convinced by the quality of the fader. Also there were some firmware issues at first which stopped the fader working.
But otherwise it's great. Sits alongside my mouse and keyboard for navigation