Importing SF2 or Giga soundbanks into Halion 4 resutls in a random ordered program/instrument list in Halion’s program table. This makes it not easy to migrate from other sampler products to Halion 4 as the menitoned formats are still kind of common intermediares for migrating from any other sampler to Halion 4.
My question is - is there anybody around who has a better way to import programs into Halion from entire banks?
My current workaround is to use Viena’s latest test version http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1733095/Viena0930E.exe which supports auto-name and Save file as singular preset files to prepare individual instrument preset (Halion terminology “program”) files and then import to Halion usiing multiple select from Windows explorer or Mac’s filefinder window.
I’ve attached an animated gif to show the 2 different behaviours while importing into Halion.
As mentioned SF2 and Gig are common formats for migrating from any other sampler. I can’t imagin that it is the goal of Steinberg to make it so difficult to migrate to Halion… it must be more a bug than a feature.