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FaderPort 8: How to setup in ProTools 12

Published December 1, 2016


Step 1 - Select HUI mode

To use your FaderPort 8 within ProTools you'll first need to ensure the FP8 is set to HUI 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 "HUI"
  6. Press the eighth "Select" button ("EXIT" will be displayed on the scribble strip above this Select button)

You are now in HUI mode on your FaderPort 8 and will remain in HUI 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 MCU or Studio One mode).


Step 2 - Configure the Peripheral menu in ProTools

  1. Open ProTools
  2. Open the "Setup" drop down menu and select "Peripherals"
  3. Set "Type" to "HUI"
  4. Select FaderPort8 (may appear as "PreSnsFP8") under "Receive From" and "Send to" 

Your FaderPort 8 will now be synced for use with ProTools.



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

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