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0001445OpenMPTFeature Requestpublic2021-06-02 22:52
ReporterPolaris911 Assigned ToSaga Musix  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Platformx64OSWindowsOS Version10
Product VersionOpenMPT / libopenmpt 0.5.5 (upgrade first) 
Target VersionOpenMPT / libopenmpt 0.6.0 (upgrade first)Fixed in VersionOpenMPT / libopenmpt 0.6.0 (upgrade first) 
Summary0001445: Make instrument name auto-populate with the sample's name

When I click "Insert sample", I get a popup "Do you want to make an instrument too?". The answer is always YES. Then I drag a WAV from the Tree into the sample. The waveform appears, the name and filename fields are filled out in Sample tab. But when I click on the Instrument tab, the name field is blank.

It would be helpful if the name auto-populated on the instrument name field so when I am scrolling through instruments trying to find one, I don't have to preview every single sound to see what it is. (It would also be helpful to see the waveform in Instrument tab, but having a name at least would be an improvement). Having to type all the names in by hand takes forever.

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Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2021-04-15 18:37

administrator   ~0004710

In general it's a great idea but we have to keep some things in mind: What happens if you load a new sample, or if you manually type a name? It might be pretty useless if you try a few different samples and the instrument sticks to the name of the first sample you loaded. Loading a sample should maybe overwrite the instrument name in some cases but not all: Maybe only when the instrument and sample name are identical?

Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2021-04-15 19:28

administrator   ~0004711

r14609 implements this in the following way:

If a new sample is loaded, or a sample is renamed manually, the first instrument referring to that sample gets its name updated if:

  • The instrument previously had the same name as the sample or it had no name
  • The instrument references no other samples

an 1.30 test build will be available soon from

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-04-15 13:39 Polaris911 New Issue
2021-04-15 13:40 Polaris911 Summary Make instrument name auto-populate the sample's name => Make instrument name auto-populate with the sample's name
2021-04-15 18:37 Saga Musix Note Added: 0004710
2021-04-15 19:21 Saga Musix Assigned To => Saga Musix
2021-04-15 19:21 Saga Musix Status new => assigned
2021-04-15 19:28 Saga Musix Note Added: 0004711
2021-04-15 19:28 Saga Musix Status assigned => feedback
2021-04-15 19:28 Saga Musix Target Version => OpenMPT / libopenmpt 0.6.0 (upgrade first)
2021-06-02 22:52 Saga Musix Status feedback => resolved
2021-06-02 22:52 Saga Musix Resolution open => fixed
2021-06-02 22:52 Saga Musix Fixed in Version => OpenMPT / libopenmpt 0.6.0 (upgrade first)