Presets - love 'em or hate 'em!: Whenever I'm writing a new track, like many musicians I'll often dig out the synths and VST instruments, hoping that I'll come across a sound that makes me think, "Yes! That sounds awesome!".
A lot of the time I'll come across a preset that I'll tweak slightly simply because it hasn't quite got that 'something' that I'm after. But other times I'll tweak it simply because I feel bad for just using a sound that I didn't design or spend any time creating myself; some will criticise this approach saying that it results in lazy production.
Or does it?
The way I see presets is that they're...
I Really Wouldn't Mind A Millionaire (mix): Stetsasonic - Music For The Stetfully Insane
Wu Tang Clan - Windmills
Rumi - Kami No Puppet
Bob Marley - There She Goes
Eric B And Rakim - I Ain't No Joke
Gorillaz - We Are Happy Landfill
Amy Winehouse - F*** Me Pumps
Overlord X - X Versus The World
Daddy Freddy - Haul And Pull
i don't know if anyone bothers downloading these. but oh well.