New to the forum. Contemplating buying a DM4 Distortion Modeler, but wanted to first ask about saving presets.
So there are 16 distortion models available - and the user can create 4 presets. Is that 4 presets for EACH distortion type, or a total of 4 models?
For example, can I create 1 preset for the Boost/Comp, one for the Tube Drive, Screamer, etc. then use the 4 preset buttons to cycle from one to the next regardless of which model or type I'm using? Or is it up to 4 presets for each distortion type?
The reason I ask is I'm essentially at the end of my freakin' rope with individual stompboxes for Clean Boost, Compression, Overdrive, and Distortion - I currently have one of each on my board. So I've been looking for some kind of multi-effects unit. But most of what I'm running into looks WAY too complicated with thousands of options for amp, cabinet, and microphone simulators, and too many screens and menus to wade through in a live setting. I also already have phaser, delay, reverb, and wah pedals that I like, so I don't need or want a multi-fx that will replace those pedals.
What I'm REALLY after is something that will serve as my "tone block" so to speak and replace the four separate boxes I currently have. My hope is that the DM4 can set 4 presets in varying degrees of intensity, from #1 being just a slightly gritty compressed tone, with 2 - 4 basically adding more and more grit, crunch, and fuzz as I go. But if the 4-presets are all for the same distortion model or type, theoretically netting me a total 64 different presets, that's sort of overkill and more functionality than I really need.
So if anybody can relate their practical experience with the presets - especially folks who have gigged out with this thing, I'd really appreciate it.