Airmann's FaderPort Driver


Faderport driver integrates the Presonus Faderport DAW Controller seamlessly into Renoise. Focus is laid on mixing (mixer+fx control), automation envelope creation, and general DAW control. This tool can seriously improve the ergonomics of your workflow and mixing process.

1.0 - inital release (Renoise 2.6)
1.0.1 - bugfix release, fixed manual (Renoise 2.6)
1.0.2 - output button now toggles and displays pre-fx / post-fx mixer state, updated device mappings, updated manual (Renoise 2.7)
1.1.0 - new emulator mode, better help integration, fixes and improvements, full Renoise 3.0 support

Latest version/release:

Video: Controlling Pre/Post Mixer using FaderPort, (Lofi version)
Video: Controlling DSP Fx / Devices, (Lofi version)


  • Successfully tested on Windows 7 32 / 64 bit, Linux Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit (partly tested), Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2 32 bit (partly tested)
  • support of all Faderport buttons, touch-sensitive motor fader, endless pan control and lights (full bidirectional communication)
  • Footswitch support for hands-free operation. You can connect an usual on/off footswitch to the Faderport. Footswitch has the same function as transport play. It's especially useful for hands-free recording of audio and midi data
  • transport: play, play from position, stop, panic stop, forward, rewind, record / edit, loop, block loop, block loop forward/backward
  • track: mute, solo, select next track, select previous track, select master track, jump to song start / end, record sample
  • pre-fx / post-fx volume / pan, and any DSP device parameter can be controlled
  • currently selected track is automatically bound to Faderport. Binding is displayed in status bar
  • currently selected device/plug-in etc. can automatically be bound to Faderport
  • customizable navigation through device / plug-in parameters. Relevant device parameter lists can be defined via preferences. Presets for all native devices are included
  • full automation envelope support: read, write, touch, latch mode
  • 10 bit high resolution (1024 steps) for fader values (allows for precise mixing)
  • endless pan control support with speed feature, adjustable virtual resolution (default 7 bit, 128 steps), auto down scaling and adjustable "anti-suck" protection
  • fader and pan controller can be swapped (e.g. fader controls stereo panning)
  • fader value can be reset to Renoise default value (e.g. volume to 0 dB)
  • fine trim mode: fader values can be fine trimmed via shift+pan control
  • switch between views: mixer, pattern editor, sample editor
  • undo / redo support (limited, though)
  • Renoise status bar support (displays parameter bindings and value changes)
  • Since v1.1: emulator mode, which emulates FaderPort hardware 1:1. Emulator controls can be mapped to 3rd Party midi controllers


Renoise VersionRelease Date
de.airmann.FaderPort V1.012.6Apr 1st, 2011
de.airmann.FaderPort V1.022.7May 19th, 2011
de.airmann.FaderPort V1.103.0Aug 31st, 2014

Installation: Drop the Tool File (.xrnx) on a Renoise window to install.

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