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Faderport Classic vs Faderport

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:15 pm
by ITHertz
Hi Folks,

I have a Faderport Classic. Just wondering what the differences are between it and the newer Faderport? What can it do that the old one can't?

Cheers,

Chris

Re: Faderport Classic vs Faderport

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:16 pm
by ConcertinaChap
Looks like everything is revealed here ...

:)

CC

Re: Faderport Classic vs Faderport

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:20 pm
by ConcertinaChap
Just remembered if you don't subscribe you probably can't see the article. Never mind, the PDF of it only costs a quid and I can tell you it makes extensive comparisons between new and old.

CC

Re: Faderport Classic vs Faderport

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:17 pm
by ITHertz
ConcertinaChap wrote:Looks like everything is revealed here ...

:)

CC

Thanks, I saw the review. What surprised me a bit is that there doesn't seem to be much difference (in terms of functionality anyway).

I guess what I'm asking is, if I have the Classic version, why would I upgrade?

Re: Faderport Classic vs Faderport

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:19 pm
by ConcertinaChap
I suspect the echoing sound of silence is answering your question.

CC

Re: Faderport Classic vs Faderport

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:13 pm
by Forum Admin
I own a Faderport 8 and a Faderport 1 (aka 'classic') and the two devices work well together (I'm a Studio One Professional user and Logic Pro X user).

The cosmetic livery of the FP1 'classic' does not, of course, match the newer Faderport 8 and 24 models, but few would ditch their classic and buy a new model purely for cosmetics, would they?

The single-fader Faderport works well in conjunction with the FP8/24 because it can be assigned to take on the master output fader duties during a mix session. But I don't need the encoder of the new FP1 to use as a scrub wheel, since I already have that covered by the FP8's encoder, hence I too have no need to upgrade.

One further consideration might be the buttons -- I do dislike the hard plastic buttons on the FP1 classic which make an audible click, compared to the silent operation of the soft-touch, backlit buttons used on the new FP1 (and also my FP8).

Both the MkI and MkII FP1 models are excellent value for money, in my opinion.