yeah that's basically the error message I get. No presets in the program although they are in HD>Library>Audio>Presets>Madrona Labs>Aalto.
Thanks for your help!
Please try downloading and running the Aalto presets installer again. The default location for presets changed from 1.4 to 1.5.
Continuing our other conversation: relevant breakthrough!
I realized there were two possible locations for plugins and presets: my HD Library and my User Library. At some point, having stuff in both places, I consolidated files, and I've been putting all downloaded VST and AU plugins in the System Library. However, there were some duplicates in the other folder, and some presets only in the User Library. Is there a benefit to the plugins and presets being in one or the other Library location? Or a danger to putting them in the System Library?
Now that all presets are in the same Library where Aalto lives they are all showing up within the preset window when I have Aalto running.
In other words, if you have Aalto in one library and the presets in another, you can load them but they will not automatically be in the drop-down menu.
How I have it working:
HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST/Aalto (also AU version in Plug-ins/Components)
HD/Libary/Audio/Presets/Madrona Labs/Aalto/ (folders of presets)
The only danger I can think of is that if there are duplicates, there will be confusion over what presets you have modified. Putting everything in the System Library should be fine.
In the future I'm taking a cue from Ableton and putting all the presets in ~/Music/Madrona Labs where they are easier to access and there should be less confusion.