Originally Posted by psycho_monkey
no you don't. All plugin data is saved with the session. How many times do you save a plugin's setting as a preset anyway?
I have all my guitar/bass plugins settings saved as presets, more than a hundred.
When I want an expecific tone, I just recall those presets.
I have presets for drums and bass too.
The majority are about amps vsts, equalizers and cab simulators.
I have about 20 presets of weird effects with chorus/flanger/phaser.
I'm not only a recording guy, I'm also a musician who compose my own songs so presets are a must.
When working as a recorder, I keep recording different bands with different tones so I don't care about presets but with my own stuff I need them.
I spoke to a friend of mine and he remembered that case, it happened with pro tools, guy backed up a session and took it to his house, when opened it, all plugins settings reset and as he didn't save presets, if that session was still in the studio computer, he just had to go there and save presets and did a new backup but I don't know how that ended up or if he did something wrong.