I think there’s a good argument for having 2 preset folder locations, one should be the default, (C:\ProgramData\BFD Drums\BFD3\System) (on windows) and the other should be in, ‘MY Documents’.
Any presets that I have created myself should be in MY Documents.
It’s not just the folder locations that need tightening up but the naming of presets in the library.
Under the Library BFD3 creates a sub group called ‘User Presets’ and any presets created by me get put in there. That was fine but back in the day I used to download lots of presets that people had uploaded on the forum and have them filed under User Presets but also have another category called, MY Presets.
It should be really simple to edit the library category menus without having to go though each XML file and edit them that way but it wasn’t until the brilliant BFD3 Metadata Editor was created by a user that I was able to do this.
With it I can name groups of presets so they show up in the library how I want them to, this goes for kits too but more for presets.
I had suggested a couple of times that BFD incorporate the BFD Metadata editor into BFD3 like the FLAC tool or have it as a separate utility and @BFD_Drew has said that they are hoping to have a major overhaul of the presets and folder locations either for BFD3 or BFD4 and the aim is to have no need of the BFD Metadata Editor.
If BFD3/4 allows me to name my presets into groups and sub groups the way the metadata editor does I’ll be happy. I’ll be even happier if those groups and sub groups don’t all revert back to the mess they were after a content scan which is what happens a lot right now.
I’ll probably keep the metadata unless it just doesn’t work with BFD4.
PS. I started this message by saying there’s a good argument for having 2 preset folder locations, I can’t for the life of me remember what that, ‘good’ reason was but I think it was something to do with systems going down and having to reformat drives but maybe not.