The manual for FaderPort 16 states "Footswitch input for hands-free start/stop" but doesn't mention punch in.
I have FaderPort and the manual states "footswitch jack for hands free punch in/out" and the "Punch button" on the front unit "PUNCH This button is assigned to turn Punch mode on or off in your DAW. To manually punch in/out, simply press the RECORD button while the DAW is playing. For hands free operation, a footswitch can also be used."
It appears FaderPort 8 or 16 does NOT allow hands free punch in/out, so before I purchase one I would like to know.
Another work around would be if I can use my Faderport for punch in/out and use Faderport 16 for the other functions.