is there anyway to choose a synth engine without choosing a preset?
Pretty much the only way. The engines are pretty simple though, so creating your own tone from any of the presets is simple so long as you have an idea of what that engine can do. I still get suprised at what some of the synth engines can pull off though…
You can Shift and T1 in synth mode.This keeps selected LFO,Envelope and FX,while replacing Engine.
^^ and also this.
yeah appreciate it.