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FaderPort 8: How to setup in FLStudio

Published November 30, 2016


PLEASE NOTE:  Curent versions of FL Studio will differ.


Step 1 - Select MCU mode

To use your FaderPort 8 within FLStudio 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 FLStudio's MIDI input/output devices

  1. Open FLStudio
  2. Open the Options drop down menu
  3. Go to the MIDI Settings tab
  4. Configure the MIDI settings page to reflect the screenshot below, paying close attention to the sections highlighted with red boxes

Your FaderPort 8 is now synced and ready for use within FLStudio.



Please contact PreSonus Technical Support by creating a Support Ticket at for further assistance.

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