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How do you save your plugin presets?

Not all (saved in the project anyway)
19
24%
Only as a DAW-preset
14
18%
Only as plugin proprietary preset
18
23%
Both DAW and plugin
24
30%
Both and I even copy the presets into the project foldet
5
6%
 
Total votes : 80
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stardustmedia
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1578 posts since 12 Dec, 2012, from Switzerland

Postby stardustmedia; Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:34 pm POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

I wonder how you guys handle this, if at all. Do you do it systematically? Always?

At the moment, I try to think about to save them within the plugin, not as Logic preset. And then also copy the presets into the project folder. Most of the times I still forget to do it though :dog:

Most important: Why do you do it and how? What is the benefit for you?

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beely
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1237 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Postby beely; Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:49 pm Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

By far my preferred choice is individual patches saved as DAW presets (Logic, in my case).

I can step through sounds from MIDI assignments (ie, keys or buttons on my MIDI controller), search for them in the preset browser, and it's just more convenient, faster, and more consistent for me. I often convert out instrument's presets to the DAW format if I can.

The only ones where I don't bother to save DAW presets are for instruments that have extensive tag browsers built in (eg things like Omnisphere) or where the content is so vast it would take forever to do it (even auto-magically).
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stardustmedia
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1578 posts since 12 Dec, 2012, from Switzerland

Postby stardustmedia; Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:00 pm Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

I also work mainly with Logic. But I never thought about the possibility to flick thru the presets via MIDI. That would be great. Will test that.
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Multicellular
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35 posts since 16 Oct, 2017, from Washington, D.C.

Postby Multicellular; Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:21 pm Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

Easier for me to save as a DAW preset.
I have sub folders by type which is more the way I think,e.g.
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-Farfisa
-Evolving pad
-Simple pad
-Sequence
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iPlogger
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618 posts since 27 Oct, 2011, from Pacific Northwest

Postby iPlogger; Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:09 pm Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

I'll save in both. I tend to save individual patches inside the VSTi itself. Multi-layered tracks where I may have 2 or more layered sounds on a track, I save in the DAW so I can easily recall for another time. I focus on playing live and I need to recall sounds from week to week. So glad to have Instrument Racks in Ableton.
acYm
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542 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Postby acYm; Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:51 pm Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

I only save as KSD. I'm just a baller like that.
imrae
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120 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Postby imrae; Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:42 am Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

"Random mixture of the above". I guess the determining factor is how nice the inbuilt preset management is.
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braj
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8019 posts since 4 Feb, 2004

Postby braj; Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:51 am Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

I use VIP with a M-Audio CTRL 49, so I try and save out multis there, and as presets in the various synths. Sometimes I'll save out presets in Reaper but not so often, that is mostly when the preset browser with the plugin isn't so hot.
elassi
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1580 posts since 8 Sep, 2009

Postby elassi; Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:54 am Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

Due to constantly hopping between Live and Reaper the plugin preset system is my way to go. But the point of selecting presets by Midi is indeed a good one. :tu:
Cinebient
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2544 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Postby Cinebient; Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:11 am Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

Mostly now inside the DAW since i only use Logic these days as DAW and i like to layer stacked tracks with different synths, samplers, Fx, midi FX (assigned to automation parameters).
All can be saved, copied or load via on click.
But if i do a patch bank for a single synth or think a patch is worth to save it on it´s own i do it in the synth´s patch browser. But that is seldom these days too.
cron
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2865 posts since 27 Dec, 2002, from North East England

Postby cron; Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:16 am Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

Selected DAW preset as that's always my choice wherever possible. I've a folder on my drive called 'presets' with subfolders for every synth. Largely so I can easily take my presets with me when/if I reinstall without having to dig through appdata or other esoteric folders in my backup.
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Niowiad
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51 posts since 25 Jan, 2017

Postby Niowiad; Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:25 am Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

I only use 1 DAW and I save my sounds as entire VST chains because I basically never get a sound from start to finish with a single VST as regular "patches".
I set the synth's oscillators, envelopes, filters (not always) and then add external VSTs for distortion/saturation, filters, choruses, delays, reverbs etc. often routed with external LFOs.
So I save the entire thing at once in the main DAW folder as an "FX Chain" which I usually recall with drop-down menus within the DAW or occasionally drag-and-drop as files into the track FX area from regular Windows folders.


By the way... "Both and I even copy the presets into the project folder" is a good idea, thanks :hihi:
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shroom81
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567 posts since 26 May, 2008, from Reykjavik, Iceland.

Postby shroom81; Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:48 am Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

The old school way, as fxp.
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Jace-BeOS
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3896 posts since 7 Jan, 2005, from Corporate States of America

Postby Jace-BeOS; Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:12 am Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

If it's a logic plugin, I save the presets in Logic's user library (I assume it's fairly straight forward to move to a new computer). If it's a third-party plugin, I save the preset in that plugin's preset library and often save a copy to my project folder just for future computer reload considerations. I don't want to be struggling to find every 3rd-party plugin's file save location.

Sometimes I tweak a preset and forget to save the changes to a preset. I try to avoid that, though. I've moved machines and reloaded OS so many times (mostly back when I was using Windows and Sonar) that I've become a wee bit paranoid about losing content.
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garryknight
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1007 posts since 6 Jan, 2015, from London, England

Postby garryknight; Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:25 am Re: POLL: How do you save your plugin presets?

Both, and I never have to copy the presets into the project as Studio One does that for me. So did Live 9 and Reaper, I seem to recall. I thought all DAWs did.

Saving a synth preset in Studio One (or Dodo One, as my autocorrect seems to think), I'm presented with a dialog that asks which folder I'd like to save it in, and it only seems to allow a single level of subfolders, meaning that Hive/EDM/WhoppingGreatSupersaw is out of the question. Time for a feature request, unless another S1 aficionado knows different.
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