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Any and all GUI-initiated actions can be driven with by pressing this button on its own, or with a “long” press.

Using the PreSonus FaderPort

This avoids getting into a tricky situation where it is no longer apparent what is being controlled and what will happen if you try to change it. If pressed while also holding the Shift button, the playhead will move to the session end marker. If your session does not contain a Master bus, it does nothing. Mix Possible actions include: Then double click on the line that says “Faderport”. If there is no punch range set for the session, this will do nothing.

The menu for selecting the action is somewhat confusing and it can be hard to find what you’re looking for. When pressed on its own, manuaal the transport moving faster than normal. We note this detail to avoid speculation about whether Ardour supports the device via the HUI protocol—it does not.


The button will be lit if the track is record-enabled. The transport buttons all work as you would expect.

Also used in combination with the Rewind button to “return to zero”. When pressed in conjunction with the Shift button, it causes the most recent undone operation to be re-done. Click on the relevant drop-down selector to pick an action as you prefer. Undo Causes the last operation carried out in the editor to be undone. You do not need to do anything to enable this—Ardour will set the device to be in the correct mode.

The Ardour Manual

While the transport is rolling, touching the fader will initiate recording all fader changes until the fader is released. Output Pressing the Output button causes the Faderport to control the fader, pan, mute and solo settings of the Master bus. Once you select the input and output port, Ardour will initialize the Faderport and it will be ready to use.

When pressed on its own, toggles punch recording. This issue might get fixed by Presonus in the future.

PreSonus FaderPort User Manual | 33 pages

The Manuao button also has no obvious mapping to specific Ardour functionality, so we allow users to choose from any possible GUI action. Bank The “Bank” button is currently not used by Ardour. The Mix, Proj, Trns buttons do not obviously correspond any particular functions or operations in Ardour. Rewind When pressed on its own, starts the transport moving backwards. However, all possible actions are there, so keep looking!


If that preference is disabled, then engaging loop playback will also start the transport. Fwderport pressed in conjunction with the Shift button, this moves the playhead to the previous Marker. When pressed in conjunction with the Shift button, this moves the playhead to the previous Marker User See above. It is a relatively faderpoft device that functions very well to control a single selected track or bus, along with a variety of other “global” settings and conditions.

If pressed while also holding the Stop button, the playhead will return to the zero position on the timeline.

This makes the overall experience of using the Faderport much less satisfactory, since the fader will not move when Ardour tells it to, leading to very out-of-sync conditions between the physical fader position and the “fader position” inside the program.

Each button has 3 possible actions associated with it: Play Starts the transport. This is a compact control surface featuring a single motorized fader, a single knob encoder and 24 buttons with fixed labels. When pressed on its own, starts the transport moving backwards. The Faderport will be automatically recognized by your operating system, and will appear in any of the lists of possible MIDI ports in both Ardour and other similar software.