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How do I setup my FaderPort 8 with Apple Logic?

Step 1 - Select MCU mode

To use your FaderPort 8 within Logic you'll first need to ensure the FP8 is set to MCU mode. 

  1. Power off the FaderPort 8
  2. Hold the first and second "Select" buttons on the FP8
  3. Power the unit back on
  4. Once the unit has powered up and displays "Select Control Mode" across the top of the scribble strips you can release the Select buttons
  5. Select "MCU"
  6. Press the eighth "Select" button ("EXIT" will be displayed on the scribble strip above this Select button)

You are now in MCU mode on your FaderPort 8 and will remain in MCU mode even if you power the device off. To change to a different mode execute the steps listed above but select a different mode (such as HUI or Studio One mode).

 

Step 2 - Configure Logic's Control Surface menu

  1. Once you've opened Logic you'll need to access the Control Surface menu
  2. Go in to the "Logic" drop down menu and select "Control Surfaces", then "Setup"
  3. In the Setup menu, click "New", then "Install"
  4. Click on "Mackie Designs MCU Pro" and hit "Add"Screen_Shot_2017-03-24_at_10.56.59_AM.png
  5. In the Control Surface Setup window, click on the Output Port and select "PreSonus FP8", now do the same for Input PortScreen_Shot_2017-03-24_at_10.57.27_AM.png

Your FaderPort 8 is now ready for use within Logic.

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