asked Mar 21 '16 at 10:01 by fuxoft (10)


When I drag and drop several samples in one batch from the right pane to Multisampler, they always get weird ordering which doesn't make any sense to me. For example, when I drag 5 WAV files named "sample1, sample2, sample3, sample4, sample5", they ALWAYS get ordered as "sample1, sample3, sample4, sample2, sample5" in the multisampler itself. When I drag only first 4 of them, they ALWAYS get ordered in completely other manner, for example "sample3, sample2, sample1, sample4". The ordering is seemingly random but always consistent for the same group of WAV files. Is there some special hidden criteria that affects this ordering?

I think it's in the order they get selected (it is for me anyway). Holding CTRL, if I select 'Sample01', 'Sample03', and 'Sample02' in that order, they'll be dragged into ascending pads from the one I select in that same order. In fact it also behaves this way when interacting external folders or dragging from my desktop. Does that help?


answered Mar 23 '16 at 05:44 by MellowVenom (309)

It's actually stranger than this. I tried it with more sample sets and with most of them, it works as expected - after dragging them to multisampler, the samples are ordered alphabetically according to their names, no matter what method I used to multi-select them. However, I have two sets of drum samples and for these the ordering does not work - as described in the original post. I guess there is some extra information in these WAVs that makes Bitwig override the alphabetical ordering but I have no idea what that could be.

  — (Mar 23 '16 at 15:27) fuxoft

I find this very strange - BitWig does order stuff alphabetically for me, but only when I'm dragging multiple files into new tracks, not in the drum machine etc.

So is this happening only from the browser? Does it behave the same way when dragging them from your finder or whatever?

Also - I guess to check if it IS those samples you could rebounce them with the same names in a different folder and see if they behave the same way.

Sorry I can't be of more help. Someone else asked about this ages ago, but when I mentioned it was done in order of selection I think it seemed to fix it for them.

  — (Mar 23 '16 at 17:32) MellowVenom

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Asked: Mar 21 '16 at 10:01

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