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Automated instruments names

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asked Jun 19, 2020 in Look and Feel by ramazanyksel (380 points)
Every time I open Kontakt, I load some libraries, obviously. But each time I load libraries, I have to rename the instrument track name from Kontakt to Strings, Piano, Cello etc.

Instead of giving our time and energy to rename instrument tracks. "Kontakt" can be renamed automatically as the opened library instruments like Solo Cello, Soft Piano, Taikos, Guitar, or whatever is that we've opened in Kontakt.

Any workflow enhancements that saves us time is appreciated.

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answered Jun 21, 2020 by LHandley (3,490 points)
The reason for this behavior is that Studio One associates instrument channels with instruments, so the channel name gets set to what the instrument tells Studio One it is. Apparently, when you select another library within Kontakt, it sort of 'resets' itself and sends it's own name to the Studio One channel. In other words, the solution you suggest would come from Native Instruments, not Presonus. I agree though, I wish, if the channel is going to take a name from the instrument, it would take the loaded library name.

I wish Studio One would provide the option of associating instrument channels with tracks, but the reason it doesn't is because Studio One doesn't really fully implement MIDI, and that might require some major code rewrites. At the very least, I wish there was an option to have the channels keep the related track names by default.