Do you save plug-in presets?

This is one of those things that I’ve never done very well, but I think I’m shooting myself in the foot.

What am I talking about? Plug-in presets.

Now, if you’re starting out with recording, and you’ve never really messed around with an EQ or a compressor or a reverb, plug-in presets are your best friend.

Any plug-in that you get (any plug-in worth anything at least) will come with a fair  number of presets that you can use. This is wonderful because you may not know which frequency bands to be boosting or cutting or how long your reverb tail should be, and using plug-in presets allows you to pull up an entire setting without you having to know necessarily how each little knob in that plug-in works.

It’s a really helpful thing.