I’ve been using my PreSonus Faderport 8 on and off with Cubase for a couple years now, and I’ve never been able to get it to work right. I’ve gone through all the setup stuff and tried multiple variations, but while many things work quite a number of others don’t. Some examples include:
- The “Click” button (F6) never does anything. I can even custom configure it in the Studio / Studio Setup / Mackie Control section, assigning custom commands, and the button never does anything. This is true of a number of the other “function” buttons as well, and I know the buttons are good because they work properly with PreSonus Studio One.
- The “ARM” button doesn’t do anything.
- The Play/Pause button transport control will start playback but will not pause.
I’ve tried changing the Mackie control mode but neither “Compatibility” nor “Cubase” make the device work properly. I’ve tried multiple different USB ports of different sorts and that makes no difference. The articles I read suggest that it all worked fine until around Cubase 9.x but that problems have existed since. I even found a site (in Spanish) that claimed to have developed a “patch” that fixes all such issues, but that site seems defunct, and articles posted claim that the new “Cubase” compatibility option for Mackie Control fixes the issues, but it doesn’t.
Again let me stress: I know there is nothing wrong with the Faderport 8 unit itself as everything works properly with PreSonus Studio One. It is also updated to the latest firmware as of 12/20/2020.
In short, my question is this: has anybody managed to get a PreSonus Faderport 8 working properly in Cubase in total? And if so, how? Thanks in advance.