I think this is more of a reflection on the nature of the plugins than the quality of the presets, though. Spec Ops can be very complex, especially with modulation. In a lot of cases, settings are going to be highly dependent on what you feed it -- the frequency ranges, timing, how much space there is in your track in general, etc. I see the presets as just demos.martinjuenke wrote:IMO Unfiltered Audio presets are poor stuff. Similar to u-he UHBIK presets. Rarely useable, cryptic description, over the top.
I use a modular synth and unpatch 100% between recordings, so let's just say I'm not a big preset fan. But I still found a few Uhbik presets useful.
Presswerk actually has some of my favorite presets, which seems surprising on a compressor. There are a couple of them that "just work" for me as a last step in mastering, literally without adjusting anything, and I always A/B compare to see if either of them automatically improves my sound.