How Important Are Soft Synth Presets?
With virtually any soft synth, you will find a vast ocean of preset banks with a ton of different sounds. However, is this really an important feature for a soft synth to provide? An article from MusicRadar explores this question further.
Urs Heckmann, founder and lead developer of U-he, explains:
“…great presets demonstrate the technical capabilities of the synthesizer and inspire users to create their own.”
Something that’s great about having presets, as Heckmann describes, is that it allows the user to learn more about the synth and analyze how each parameter works. Not only this, but they give us a quick means of getting an idea out.