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How do I setup my FaderPort 8 with Bitwig?

Step 1 - Select MCU mode

To use your FaderPort 8 within Bitwig 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 - Add a new controller to Bitwig's "Controllers" preferences

  1. Open Bitwig
  2. Click on the "Options" drop down menu and select "Preferences" (or press Ctrl + ,)
  3. Click on the "Controllers" tab in Preferences
  4. Click "Add controller manually" and select Mackie -> MCU Pro
  5. Select "PreSonus FP8" for both MIDI input and MIDI output

Your FaderPort 8 is now ready for use within Bitwig.

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