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Can the Faderport adjust: Sends, Plugin parameters etc.

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The Faderport manual and/or the Studio One manual don't tell much about it, other than the obvious. Volume, pan, track selection, record arm, transport etc,,,,,,,, you get it.

What can you do when engaging the "yellow button" in the plugin editor? I have seen pics that name the Faderport on there.

I'm using the CC121 with Cubase and Nuendo, and are looking at the Faderport for Studio One At the moment.
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This is from the Faderport overview page:
And if you use PreSonus’ Studio One DAW software, your FaderPort will be automatically recognized and can be used to tweak virtually any plug-in parameter.

Are there any more detailed documentation available on this?

Thanks for chiming in
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Try a search. The reason is because there are a few threads around lately with people who have asked questions or bought them.
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With control linking, you can use the FaderPort to adjust just about anything. I remember playing with it once to use the slider to sweep the frequency of an EQ band so I could find the frequency I wanted with my eyes closed. But it doesn't do it automatically - you have to link the parameter to the control, and as soon as you change to a different plugin, the link is broken. So you can't set the slider to control frequency in one ProEQ and have it adjust them all, although that would be pretty cool
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I can tell you what it can't do in Studio One:

- Arm an Instrument track for recording
- Mute an instrument track
- Solo an instrument track (except for audio returns from VSTs)
- Control the volume of an instrument track (without using Control Link)

Basically, the track controls (volume, pan, mute, solo, record etc) only work on audio tracks shown in the console. It does not work for instrument tracks at all without mapping it manually using control link. Even then it can't be used for record arm etc.

It actually works much better under Cubase. Go figure.

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I am pretty keen on this thread as I am interested myself in getting one of these. I have got a nice space on my main table where it would fit perfectly. Can some of you give details as to what it can do well though.

Interesting stuff from Idebyl too thanks for that. I use instrument tracks quite a bit so I would be disappointed with those lack of features. Maybe they might make it more useful with the V3 Studio One update perhaps.

One thing I do a lot of is setting up a loop and I use the numeric keys 1 and 2 a lot to locate to the start and end of loop points. Can it do that? Although I suppose in conjunction with the qwerty keyboard it would be pretty powerful.

It won't replace a mouse or qwerty keyboard remember, it needs to be used in conjunction with I would imagine.

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mwright137 wrote:With control linking, you can use the FaderPort to adjust just about anything. I remember playing with it once to use the slider to sweep the frequency of an EQ band so I could find the frequency I wanted with my eyes closed. But it doesn't do it automatically - you have to link the parameter to the control, and as soon as you change to a different plugin, the link is broken. So you can't set the slider to control frequency in one ProEQ and have it adjust them all, although that would be pretty cool

Thanks for valuable info

So when you activate the Faderport in the plugin editor, and open the "Link window", you can link the Fader to the parameter of your choosing. Is that so?
Can you link the buttons and Pan control the same way?

Please Presonus, provide some more info on this. I won't be buying without knowing

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These videos might be helpful.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4N7pEweLhE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHSXhSYP_Bo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ0ddQ_Qvh8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3i6VuTEplA
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ldebyl wrote:I can tell you what it can't do in Studio One:

- Arm an Instrument track for eroding
- Mute an instrument track
- Solo an instrument track (except for audio returns from VSTs)
- Control the volume of an instrument track (without using Control Link)

Basically, the track controls (volume, pan, mute, solo, record etc) only work on audio tracks shown in the console. It does not work for instrument tracks at all without mapping it manually using control link. Even then it can't be used for record arm etc.

It actually works much better under Cubase. Go figure.



I'm going to have to check that out in the studio today. I know I use it for volume on my synth track.

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Those comments by ldebyl struck me as a little severe.
I've never owned the Faderport, but ...........

ldebyl wrote:
I can tell you what it can't do in Studio One:

- Arm an Instrument track for eroding
- Mute an instrument track
- Solo an instrument track (except for audio returns from VSTs)
- Control the volume of an instrument track (without using Control Link)

Basically, the track controls (volume, pan, mute, solo, record etc) only work on audio tracks shown in the console. It does not work for instrument tracks at all without mapping it manually using control link. Even then it can't be used for record arm etc.

Can't is a very misused term for some. So based on these comments, who would ever even consider the faderport for S1?

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ldebyl wrote:I can tell you what it can't do in Studio One:

- Arm an Instrument track for eroding
- Mute an instrument track
- Solo an instrument track (except for audio returns from VSTs)
- Control the volume of an instrument track (without using Control Link)



This is simply not true.
I can do all of the above with my FaderPort.

The only anomaly I noticed is, that if I mute the instrument track, the mute button doesn't light up on the track in the arrange view.
But the track gets muted.
The mute button does light up in the mixer, though

I guess this has to do again with the strange relationship of instrument tracks to audio channels in S1.
They really need to get that sorted in v3.
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This is simply not true.
I can do all of the above with my FaderPort.


I can assure you that, unfortunately it is true.

When using the FaderPort natively with Studio One it can only control tracks that appear in the mixer view. Instrument tracks do not appear in the mixer view. If you're using VSTs or software instruments, the audio returns for these instruments do appear in the mixer view and you can mute and solo these. However the instrument tracks themselves cannot be controlled using the Faderport.

This is particularly problematic with Instrument tracks routed to an external MIDI instrument as it is not possible to mute or solo a particular instrument track, only the return audio from the external instrument. For multitimbral instruments with only one or two stereo outs this is less than ideal.

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It seems like we are both right.

If you use several instrument tracks assigned to one instrument, then the problems you described occur.

However, if you use one single track for one instrument, than you can control it normally with the Faderport.
That's the way I do it, and I know many others use this approach as well (a new instrument track for each instrument).

Of course that's not satisfactory for people who use external instruments.
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It works for my instrument tracks if they are a VSTi. I created them by dragging a VSTi to the track area.

That can arm, volume, pan, etc.

The thing that doesn't work is the instrument tracks for my external instruments.

The volume would move the last thing that was selected that worked.

I have to find and select the track that does the audio in the mixer for the external instruments.

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Hi there!!

This is my first post although I've been a watcher for about a year. I have only been using Studio One (Version 2.6.2) for about 2 weeks and I love it so far, but have been wondering about faderport's uses as well. After reading this, I believe I understand that it can be used as long as my VSTi are dragged from my browser over to the tracks, but if I have Motif Rack (for example) then I can't use it? My VSTi instruments include Superior Drummer 2.3.1 and Absynth 5. Studio One is Awesome and I love the work flow, and would like to integrate a Faderport into the mix (no pun intended!). Does anyone run into problems with it being only USB 1.1? I've read where it doesn't work on USB 3.0 ports which isn't a problem but have any of you noticed a big lag time with your other USB items?
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