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Fader Port 8 & Studio 192 use

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asked Dec 11, 2016 in FaderPort 8 by cdbigman (150 points)

To whom it may concern,

    I currently have a Studio 192 and a Novation SL MKII on a Windows 10 64-bit computer with Presonus Studio One 2.  I am considering purchasing a FaderPort 8 and would like to know if I can use all three of these units in conjunction to make my workflow more efficient? Please advise the recommended connection to the computer for each piece of gear in this configuration.  Thank you very much in advance.


Charles "Chuck" Durley

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answered Dec 12, 2016 by mattcaprio (148,230 points)
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Sure, you could use all of those together. The FP8, Studio 192, and your Novation are both just USB devices so there's no complicated connection explanation necessary.

My primary recommendation would be to upgrade to Studio One v3. There are many reasons why upgrading is a good idea in general, but the main reason is that your FP8 will work best with v3.

In v2 the FP8 must be used as an "MCU controller" which is not nearly as efficient as using it in its native "Studio One" mode. Unfortunately Studio One v2 does not support the native mode (simply because it was developed long before the FP8 was ever conceived).