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Is it possible to connect 2 or 3 Presonus Faderport 8 in cascade, to sum 16 or 24 faders?

+33 votes
asked Mar 20, 2017 in FaderPort 8 or 16 Feature Requests by juanjosalazar (290 points)
edited Mar 20, 2017 by juanjosalazar
I want to setup 2 faderport for 16 faders.

5 Answers

+3 votes
answered Mar 22, 2017 by AlexTinsley (735,430 points)
Not Natively. Meaning just plug them in and Studio One will see them and use them as a cascaded system. This presently is a feature request. I will move this question to the FaderPort 8 Feature Request area.

You can cascade FaderPort 8's using HUI or MCU mode, you'll have to set them to that function in the setup screen on the Faderport 8 itself. Then use the HUI setup screen in Studio One (or your favorite DAW) to order them accordingly.
+2 votes
answered Jun 16, 2017 by robertfuhrmann (420 points)
I would like to see a modular system like Avid Artist Series, but with better faders and deeper integration into S1.

Dedicated REC on/off button and two endless encoders per channel. And please: Leave off the "hand rest" roundiness. Thats just a cheapo "I wanna be - but I'm not" design.

Why did you change the design from the original Faderport? Thats just perfect... IMHO
+6 votes
answered Jul 6, 2017 by richardhedderly (400 points)
An extension module for the Faderport 8 would be great. Just the fader, M, S, Select and the scribble bar. Pop one either side of the main controller, 24 tracks. Sorted.

Less space than three Faderport 8s side by side and cheaper too.

Call it the Faderport 8 Production Module.....
+1 vote
answered Jan 8, 2018 by dustradio (1,210 points)
Would be nice to connect a 16 to my 8 and have access to 24 faders.
+1 vote
answered Jul 6, 2018 by maxstratmann (39,800 points)
Best answer
It is not a currently supported function of the FaderPort 8 or FaderPort 16 to be able to be cascaded together and there may be some issues with certain functions. However, you can have multiple units connected to your computer and set them up accordingly for your DAW.

In Studio One you would continue using the native Studio One mode and create a FaderPort 8 or FaderPort 16 external device for each unit you intend to use. In HUI/MCU you would use the appropriate mode on the FaderPort 8 or FaderPort 16 and assign them to Mackie MCU/HUI devices in your DAW of choice.