Edit drumset: instrument list should remember order set by user

• Oct 30, 2017 - 12:13
S5 - Suggestion

2.1 / Win 7/10

For a percussion staff, every time you open the "Edit Drumset" dialog, the instrument list resets to a descending alphabetical instrument order.

Please change this so that the list always defaults to ascending MIDI number order on opening.


Wasn't this a very conscious choice to move to alphabetic ordering, as we got complaints that MIDI numbering order made no sense to most people?

Regardless of which we do by default, I do agree it would be nice to remember the state, at least for the duration of the session if not for the life of the drumset.

Title Percussion: Instrument list should default to ascending MIDI number order in "Edit Drumset". Edit drumset: instrument list should remember order set by user

Controllable ordering largely solves my issues when creating a drum score.
In the Edit Drumset dialog have a 'Display Order By' field (store this value in the drumset XML file). Allow values of MIDI No / Note / Short Cut / Name (thus not breaking other peoples work flow) . You could also add a Ascending/Descending check box.
My work flow would be to edit and pre-pend all Names with a number to fix the ordering to group things around short cut keys. Then to input say a side stick would be two key presses - Snare shortcut / Up arrow. Similar for open high hat - HH shortcut / Up arrow. Toms - Mid Tom shortcut / Up or Down arrows etc.