Amplitube Preset Warning

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amsams
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Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:53 pm

True regarding presets, of course you need to tweak or even ignore. My point about the missing components still stands.

reggie1979
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1442 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Amplitube Preset Warning

Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:05 pm

I see it from a different angle than most people seem to.

It would be IMPOSSIBLE to cater presets just to the stuff you have. So they opted for this approach and yeah, maybe they want you to spend money but I just don't see how they could have done it differently.

IK just seems to be one of these companies that are damned if they do, damned if they don't. I'm not saying I love it, but I don't know what else to do. Pretty difficult task to separate all the presets to what you have, me thinks.

amsams
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Re: Amplitube Preset Warning

Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:26 pm

Yup, you see it as IMPOSSIBLE for the Amplitube 4 category in the menu to only refer to the elements that come with Amplitube 4. And most people see it from a different angle.

This much is true.

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486 posts since 13 Jun, 2003 from Shrewsbury, UK

Re: Amplitube Preset Warning

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:22 am

reggie1979 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:05 pm
It would be IMPOSSIBLE to cater presets just to the stuff you have. So they opted for this approach and yeah, maybe they want you to spend money but I just don't see how they could have done it differently.
As a coder, it is pretty simple to check a big list (with a list inside it) of items against a second list of items that may be inside the list inside a list. It only needs to be re-done, when a) the big list changes and b) the other list changes.
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Peter - IK Multimedia
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Re: Amplitube Preset Warning

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:05 am

They are there so you can properly demo all the gear available. Many users prefer to use presets to demo gear, thus we have many that use various gear available across versions, a la carte, etc in the presets included in all versions of AmpliTube 4. Requests for filters or similar have been relayed to the team for consideration in future versions. Thank you.
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2247 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Re: Amplitube Preset Warning

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:40 am

Yeah, I get your point Peter. BUT even old GUITAR RIG which hasn't been updated in YEARS lets users KNOW when a preset in their list cannot be used due to missing components. A red dot simply appears next to unusable presets. This saves users wasted time and frustration that comes with trying to load non-usable presets. Something you might think
about. But no money there.....just goodwill towards your users so I won't hold my breath.
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Peter - IK Multimedia
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Re: Amplitube Preset Warning

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:43 am

As stated, the feature request has been relayed to the team. I don't see the use for snark about "no money there" etc, but I'll keep those out of the information I relay so as to keep any politicizing/polarizing aspects out of the FR. Thanks.
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mixtur.se
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Re: Amplitube Preset Warning

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:47 am

Peter - IK Multimedia wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:05 am
They are there so you can properly demo all the gear available. Many users prefer to use presets to demo gear, thus we have many that use various gear available across versions, a la carte, etc in the presets included in all versions of AmpliTube 4. Requests for filters or similar have been relayed to the team for consideration in future versions. Thank you.
It ultimately doesn’t make sense to ignore customers whatever your internal rationale might be. I personally stopped using the presets because of this, but that affects my experience of the product and long term my willingness to purchase upgrades and what not. I don’t believe any competing products have this issue so I’m sure there must be better ways to do this. Fingers crossed.

reggie1979
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1442 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Amplitube Preset Warning

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:00 am

Another pile on IK thread. Out.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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13517 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Amplitube Preset Warning

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:08 am

reggie1979 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:00 am
Another pile on IK thread. Out.
Seems like a thread where customers are raising legitimate complaints :tu:

metaside
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108 posts since 11 Oct, 2012

Re: Amplitube Preset Warning

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:17 am

I was interested in buying Amplitube some time back. The preset issues in combination with automation handling made me change my mind. Just FYI in case the devs are wondering if people care about this or not....

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2247 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Re: Amplitube Preset Warning

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:59 am

But no money there.....
Sorry you find that offensive. But that statement is based on your company's own history and many well documented user frustration/complaints. For instance like my own STEALTH PEDAL which VERY quickly became an expensive doorstop. :dog:
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