Is there a way to change the order of instrument numbers once I have loaded a bunch of instruments into GS (2.54)? The instruments are listed in the order in which they are loaded. For my convenience, I'd like to reorder the list, since I often have near 200 instruments loaded, but can't figure out how to do it.
When I create gigs, I usually will assign patch #s starting at 0. I don't necessarily know where I want the instruments to appear when they are loaded into GS, which is why they just appear in the order loaded, I guess.
You can set program numbers in GS 3, not 2.5 ; someone said here that the GS3 settings don't get saved with a gsp, however.
The solution I use is to assign specific bank and patch numbers to all the instruments I use most, in a numbering system that suits the way I work. This is done in the gigastudio editor. All pizzicati are 7's, for some reason: so a violin pizz is 00 - 07, alternate pizz is 00 - 17, viola pizz is 00 - 27, 'cello pizz is 00 - 37, bass pizz is 00 -47; additional alternates at 01 - 07, 01 -27, 01 -37, 01-47; solo pizz at 05 -07, 05 -27, 05 -37, and 05 -47 with solo alternates at 15-07, 15-27, 15-37 and 15-47. Sustains are 00, off-the-bow light staccato (spiccato, sautille) are 5's. Etc, etc, but with any kind of helpful habit comes speed.