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Hi Randy,

I just upgraded to Aalto 1.5 and no matter what I do, I can´t get it to show my presets I did over the years.

Could you help me?

Sincerely, TonvaterJan

In Aalto 1.5 they have moved to your user Library. On Mac OS the location is /Users/(you)/Library/Audio/Presets/Madrona Labs/Aalto. On Windows /Home/AppData/Roaming/Madrona Labs/Aalto.

Note that on Mac OS 10.7 and higher this location is hidden by default in the Finder. Hold down option and click the Go menu in the finder to go there. You will see the Library appear in the menu. Then you can travel to the Aalto folder and move your old presets into the new directory.

All of the user presets seem to have moved to the location you note: /Users/(you)/Library/Audio/Presets/Madrona Labs/Aalto. However, while I see all of the preset folders in that location, when I scroll down within Aalto, I see all of the presents except for the folder or individual ones had created. Then, if I drag and drop one of my presets on top of the Aalto plug-in within Live, my preset folder appears in the menu. However, audio ceases to work.

If you created the folder while Aalto was active, it might not have refreshed to show the folder. Closing the Aalto UI and opening it again should fix this.

Randy, I'll try again tonight when I'm home. But I think I not only did this but also quit Live, and then even restarted the computer. But my presets have indeed actually been in the correct folder all along, yet don't appear within the preset menu in Aalto.

I got things working, but only in an unusual way. One by one I dragged a preset from the presents folder on my hard drive onto the Aalto plugin within Live, copied it to RAM, deleted the plug-in, dragged and dropped a new plug-in into a Live track, pasted it, saved as into a new folder and it then appeared in the Aalto presets menu. Nothing else worked.

That sounds very painful! I'm sorry I couldn't provide a better solution. But I don't have a handle on what is going on there yet.

Hopefully Aalto 1.6 coming very soon with a new preset location will end the problems.

Sounds good. In the meantime, all's well that ends well -- and I'll be taking this out for the first time in a gig in NYC in a couple weeks. Cornelia Street Cafe, Sunday March 15.