For the first time at NAMM, PreSonus is exhibiting their USB 2.0 controller with touch-sensitive fader, the PreSonus FaderPort 16. The console is designed to record and mix with its own DAW, and is certainly designed to be a hands-on interface. The surface is equipped with 16 motorised 100mm faders and 89 buttons that can cover 102 different functions.
You can zoom in on the audio files for editing, adjust the tempo with a tap, change the parameters of the plug-ins, adjust aux mixes and obviously manage all the levels of tracks. Dedicated buttons allow you to arm tracks for recording, check mute and solo, view specific tracks, view buses, view VCAs and more. There are also four programmable user buttons. FaderPort 16 supports Mackie Control and HUI protocols, to work with virtually any DAW with no driver installation required.
Also here at NAMM is the StudioLive 32 Series III, equipped with motorised faders, a completely redesigned Fat Channel, vintage plug-in style processors, AVB, multitrack recorder on integrated SD card, Flex Mixes configurable as Auxiliaries, SubGroups or Matrix Mix and many others features.
It is a total recall mixer, with 33 motorised touch-sensitive faders and 33 XMAX preamps that are automatable. This allows for complete customisation of the consoles workflow. Among the consoles main features, it has the possibility to be configured to satisfy the needs of a variety of working styles method. User layers allow for the assignment of any channel or bus on any fader, with extreme ease and versatility.