We take a closer look at the PreSonus FaderPort V2 and give you 5 reasons why you need to upgrade to this DAW controller

Since the PreSonus Faderport V2 was released, producers everywhere have enjoyed the unrivalled level of control over their DAW via this interface that fits in the palm of your hand. With a fresh faceplate, improved control and all-new single touch-sensitive motorized fade that responds accurately to your touch, seamless integration into your Studio One DAW and user-friendly set up, you can take complete control over your workflow and mix with greater efficiency and speed! If you’re a studio owner or home studio enthusiast, you’ll find the PreSonus FaderPort V2 an extremely useful companion especially as it frees up creativity by reducing the reliance on a mouse which therefore reduces mixing fatigue – in fact the benefits to dropping the mouse and using onbe of these are almost endless. So, with that in mind, we thought we’d give you 5 reasons why you need to add a PreSonus FaderPort V2 to your studio setup.

1. Less Use Of The Mouse = Less Fatigue

Thanks to the user-friendly design of the PreSonus FaderPort V2, you no longer have to rely solely on your mouse to make changes to your mix as you have everything you need at your fingertips to edit, punch in for recording and scroll through presets and channel strips – no more scrambling for a mouse when you want to make quick changes or punch in at a certain mark.

2. Faster Navigation Of Songs Via Scroll Or Marker Buttons

Again, the faceplate of the Faderport V2 allows for streamlined navigation through songs via the Scroll and Marker buttons. This unique design allows you to work freely and move through your session with ease. You can even work measure by measure with the arrow buttons, set markers for later use, zoom in and out of your timeline and so much more – honestly, you’ll wonder how you ever mixed your sessions without this nifty piece of kit.

3. Easier, More Accurate Way Of Writing Automation

Writing automation into your tracks can sometimes become quite laborious and inaccuracies can creep in when you’re using a mouse to edit volume parameters. Fortunately, the Faderport V2 has got you covered and has been designed with automation editing in mind. The 100 mm long-throw, motorized fader (motorized when connected to a power source) allows you to make smooth and accurate changes to automation whilst the buttons allow you to repeat, undo and dictate automation changes at will and utilise the specific automation controls such as Touch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, Off – there’s no need for a mouse.

4. Large Easy To Access Transport Buttons For Play, REC & More

When you want to jump in for recording at certain markers or you want to listen to playback, the last thing you want to be doing is fumbling for the right menu on our DAW, especially if you’ve got musicians waiting to go. The large, easy to access transport buttons allow you to punch in whenever you’re ready and stop whenever you want. You can also make good use of the Fast Forward, Rewind, Record and Loop buttons and increase your productivity.

5. Hard-Wearing Construction, Small Footprint

Most of us who enjoy producing music tend to have a portable studio in some shape or form. The fact is, we need to be able to record and mix at a moments notice. Fortunately, the team ta PreSonus have thought about this and ensured the Faderport V2 has a modest footprint, ensuring you can fit it into your backpack or laptop bag and carry it with ease thanks to the 0.68kg weight. You won’t really notice that you’re carrying it around but you’ll definitely notice the boost in productivity when you start using it. We could go on and on about the benefits of the PreSonus Faderport V2, like how you have a large 360-degree button encoder, channel controls and the fact you get PreSonus Studio One Artist software included, but we’d be here all day. So, we suggest trying one out for yourself! Shop the PreSonus Faderport V2 over at PMT Online today or call in to your local PMT store today to speak to one of our experts about your home recording and studio needs.