Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2012 4:05 AM (in response to blomasky)Re: Documentation on the Pre-sets
I'm thinking about the same Thing.
If i got it right, each User can also save it's own presets, so it can get even more.
Maybe a Solution coud be, if Line6 add a feature to export the presets from the SS to SD-Card or USB-drive. Then a smal Tool/Converter to view this Data on a PC as a Table, which also can be Printed, or you can sort/Search for Things you are interestet in.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2012 5:25 AM (in response to theShowmakers)Re: Documentation on the Pre-sets
I like the way you think. Of course, if we had Import / Export options, that would allow us to share presets. However, even before that option is available, it would be very nice to know what the difference is between Male Lead and Male Back and the difference between the Tom and Cajon, etc. Somewhere at Line6 there must be documentation on the presets. Besides a spreadsheet format, I would like to see something in text to make it fast to choose, i.e. "Banjo: EQ: Cut 1.5db @ 250hz, Boost 2db @ 2300hz Compression: -18.5db, Ratio 3:1.... etc.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2012 6:51 AM (in response to blomasky)Re: Documentation on the Pre-sets
I think it's a great idea to have a preset export/import feature, and to be able to produce a printable report of the detailed settings in any preset. I suggest you make an official feature request here:
Comparing the new SS product to other Line 6 products that use presets (e.g. any of their multi-FX processors) it is common practice to export/import presets and share them. In fact that's what the product Editor/librarians and the Customtone site are all about. So I think Line 6 might be able and willing to provide this in a future update.
However, they have never (to my knowledge) provided a feature that allows printing of detailed preset settings. Nor have they published their preset file formats so that users could easily create such a utility. I've seen some user attemtps to reverse-engineer the file formats and produce a limited utilities like that, but never in full detail. Given this history I would think we won't see this feature for the SS.
It seems that the Line 6 view on their preset settings is that it is proprietary information, viewable only in their Editor products and not easily accessible for public consumption. Perhaps their view is that they consider their presets as a value-added selling point, as in the general user saying something like: "Have you heard the Line 6 Male Lead vocal preset? It's awesome!! I wonder how they do that? I want it.".
Of course, any SS owner could spend the numerous hours required to painstakingly create this printable file by manually visiting every settings page of every preset - but who wants to do that? And until/unless someone does that the proprietary info is relatively well protected.