I just bought MDMX, because this would also get me Multimod Rack. Excitedly I open my DAW and load the very first artist preset in the whole menu.
I’m greeted by 3 empty slots, because only AR Saturator was used in this preset.
Thank you very much.
As long as people have the choice which distortion plugins they want to own, it would be really great, to still give them a complete experience with multimod rack!
- The factory presets at least have consistent naming, which makes it possible to see, which plugins are used. It’s a start, but still makes finding relevant presets frustrating
- The artist presets however have no information at all. I can’t tell whether Adair Daufembach either likes AR Saturator very much, or he doesn’t like Waves Distortion tools at all which is why he didn’t use any plugins in his presets.
One solution could be to let people choose in Waves Central which presets they want to install. And if they load presets for plugins they don’t own, it would be helpful to maybe show a placeholder graphic in the slots where a plugin is missing.
Another way could be to group presets by plugin combinations. As people need to have 2 of the 3 plugins anyway, there’s only 3 possible combinations
- Berzerk & MDMX
- Berzerk & AR
- MDMX & AR
For now the artist presets are completely unusable for me, because I have no way to tell if I’m getting the result, the artists intended. Which is also sad for the artists imho. (speaking of sad artists, Pooch has a typo in his last name ).
Last but not least think about all the Mercury owners, who are in the exact same situation. If I paid $240 in WUP I’d be pretty unhappy to get a sales pitch for AR Saturator instead of a fully functioning plugin ¯_(ツ)_/¯