Finally a successor to the highly popular PreSonus FaderPort is in our hands in the shape of the PreSonus FaderPort 8! Labelled as a "production controller", the FaderPort 8 is designed to be the centerpiece or your studio and work in tandem with your keyboard and mouse. Built like a tank and packed with more features than you can think of, FaderPort 8 is a great addition to your DAW-based studio.
It’s not often we get to do a joint review of two different products, but when we saw how flawlessly the new Presonus Studio 192 and Digimax DP88 worked together, instead of deciding between the two, we decided to review both! The Studio 192 is a rack-mounted audio interface and "Studio Command Center" boasting 192kHz/24 bit recording capability via USB 3.0 connectivity. In contrast, the DP88 has no standalone recording capability and is designed to be used in conjunction with any other studio setup via ADAT.
Over the past couple years, PreSonus has blown us away with their foray into studio monitors, and the R80 is their latest addition to the impressive lineup. Right away we knew these monitors were different straight out of the box, with the small golden rectangular tweeter and bold blue and black color scheme. However, we weren’t prepared for how good these monitors sounded and how different they would make us think about mixes.