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How to install optional hardware preset packs for hardware synths

This article explains how to install the free optional hardware presets that we offer for a range of popular third-party hardware synths. For a disambiguation regarding hardware templates/presets, read this article: Hardware Templates and Pre-Mapped Presets (Touché only)

Download of the preset pack

  1. Log into your Expressive E customer account and click on 'My Downloads and Serials'

  2. Scroll down to 'Hardware Presets' and find the download button for the preset pack you are interested in. Download the *.zip-file.

Moving the presets to the right folder

  1. Extract the *.zip file. It contains a folder which is named after the synth the presets were made for.

  2. Open the preset directory that is scanned by Lié. The easiest way to open this folder is by launching Lié and going to Menu -> Preset Library -> 'Open preset folder'. Finder or Explorer will open, showing the main preset folder. Open the 'Presets' folder and open its subfolder 'Hardware Presets'. If it doesn't exist yet, create a new subfolder named 'Hardware Presets'.

  3. Move the folder that you extracted before into this 'Hardware Presets' folder. Just to doublecheck, on a Mac, the complete path should read
    Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Presets/ExpressiveE/Lie/Presets/Hardware Presets/*nameofsynth*
    on a PC it will be
    This PC\Documents\ExpressiveE\Lie\Presets\Hardware Presets\*nameofsynth*

Refreshing the preset list in Lié

  1. In Lié, click on Menu -> Preset Library -> 'Refresh the preset list'. Alternatively, you could also just relaunch Lié. The preset base is scanned upon each startup.

  2. The presets will now be available in Lié's browser. Change the browser's category to Hardware to easily find them. Double-click on a preset to open it.

Notice: All presets in Lié's browser are available as individual .tem files in the preset folder you had accessed with Finder or Explorer before. It actually doesn't matter which subfolder of the main preset folder a preset file is placed in, it will be scanned in any case. Using a structure of subfolders will however help you keeping an overview, should you want to delete presets in the future.

How to use hardware presets

To learn how to setup your synth in order to tweak its sound from Touché, read the following article and watch the embedded tutorial video: How to use hardware presets (Touché only)

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