I guess I've been out of the loop for a bit, I didn't realize this was such a prevalent thing. I knew Kemper had some preset packs and that Fractal sold cab models, but I didn't realize that people were actually charging for plain old presets now. Like this guy:
"Moke's Custom Presets" store now open! | Fractal Audio Systems Forum
And this guy:
80's hero's preset bundle interest? | Fractal Audio Systems Forum
To name a few. Anyone else find this a bit off putting? Remember when we used to share our presets with each other just because? I guess nothing should surprise me anymore with the rise of the Profiteer Off Your Fellow Guitarists At All Costs way of things these days...
Yeah, people seem to eat it up over at the fractal forum. I've never really understood the thinking... I'd almost have been MORE inclined to pay for a good recording preset for the podHD I had, when getting a gnarly tone for recording was actually pretty challenging. With the AX8...just spin the knobs a bit if you want to and set up the preset to have the FX you want. People on all the forums are always more than happy to help if you're trying to set up something complicated with controllers and whatnot, so I've never really seen the great benefit to using other people's presets. I try free ones from different sources now & again but I always wind up going back to my own anyways. So, paying for presets IMO seems outrageous.
I can understand paying for cab packs, although I don't know if I ever will since stock cabs sound pretty awesome already. But presets? C'mon...